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CBSE appeals against HC’s order on hijab 29.4.2016 TOI: India
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AIPMT 2016: CBSE challenges Kerala HC order on allowing girls to wear Hijab for exams 28.4.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
CBSE on Thursday challenged a Kerala High Court single bench order granting permission to Muslim girls to wear the Hijab, a customary religious dress, for All India Pre-Medical Test-2016. In an appeal filed before the division bench of the High Court, CBSE said the single bench had ignored the likelihood of millions of students being affected by its direction, particularly in view of the fact that arrangements for the conduct of examination have been completed. It contended that since the judgement creates necessity for additional women invigilators, CBSE would find conduct of the examination with such additional women invigilators trained to "honour religious sentiments" extremely cumbersome, unmanageable and unworkable with the existing manpower extant arrangement at this extremely belated stage". In his April 26 order, Justice Muhammed Mushtaq had permitted all candidates who, based on the religious practice, want to wear headscarf and full-sleeved length dress to appear for the examination but on ...
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Whatever they do, Muslims can’t win in our society | Ian Birrell 28.4.2016 Guardian: Comment is Free
British people pride themselves on being inclusive and fair. Yet we tolerate Britons being discriminated against – if they happen to follow Islam It is enough to make you feel proud to be British, citizens of a nation that loves little better than to boast about its brilliance at subsuming new cultures into our supposedly tolerant society. In the space of just a few days a Muslim woman clad in a hijab cooked the Queen’s 90th birthday cake , a Muslim footballer was voted player of the year for the first time and a Muslim woman notched up the unprecedented hat-trick of being the first black, female and Islamic student president . These small steps forward should have been starbursts of pride, signs of rapid evolution in a modern nation embracing diversity. Instead suspicion clings to this community, with double standards that demand integration then treat its members so differently to ...
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Why so many Iranians have come to hate the hijab 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Over the years the state crackdown on women’s dress has become more of a show to placate the country’s hardline base. Our correspondent shares stories from her personal repertoire illustrating the point As summer approaches, police in Tehran have once again begun to crack down on Iranians who fail to comply with the country’s Islamic dress code. This year, besides the customary uniformed morality police, 7,000 undercover agents are reportedly also on the case. I was spared the early years of the Islamic Republic, but my mother recalls how diligent she had to be to avoid giving the morality police – or anyone else with the authority to judge appearances – any pretext to find fault with her, as jail sentences for “protesting” were all too common for dress-code transgressors. It was a hot day in the early 1980s and my parents were going to an international exhibition in Tehran. As my older sister, then a baby, lay in her carriage, my mom wheeled her into the room filled with female agents who were in charge ...
Kerala HC grants permission to Muslim girls to wear hijab for pre-medical test AIPMET 26.4.2016 TOI: India
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted permission to Muslim girls to wear hijab, a customary religious dress, for the All India Pre-Medical Test-2016 but on condition that they should be present at the hall half an hour before the exam for frisking if necessary.
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Kate Hudson has a 'wedding-themed' birthday party 25.4.2016 DNA: Popular News
Kate Hudson turned a beautiful bride on April 23 night, sans groom. It was a wedding-themed birthday party, which the 37-year-old actress threw jointly with jewellery designer Jennifer Meyer and author Derek Blasberg at her California home, reports E! Online. "It was some night. Love you guys #NothingLikeAJointBday #AprilBabies #AnnualHotMessParty #WeddingEdition," wrote the actress along with a photo of the three hosts where Hudson and Meyer were in all white, donning tulle wedding veils.   A photo posted by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Apr 24, 2016 at 11:07am PDT Meyer turned 39 on April 23, and Blasberg turned 34 on April 22. The 'Bride Wars' actress celebrated her day earlier in the week, on April 19. Celebrities like Demi Moore and Chris Martin were spotted arriving at the ...
'We're doing so much that somebody will always complain' 25.4.2016 Rediff: Columns
Anandiben insists her daughter was not involved in any land allocation scandal.
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No need to advise Muslims how many children they should have: SP 23.4.2016 DNA: Opinion
Samajwadi Party on Saturday said there was no need to advise Muslims on how many children they should have as the Constitution has given them the right to decide. Talking to reporters, SP National General Secretary Mohammad Arshad Khan said "The Constitution had given them freedom to decide on how many children they should have. There is no need for advise Muslims in this regard." He was replying to a question on Union Minister Giriraj Singh's controversial remark that if the country's population policy is not changed to mandate a two-child norm across religions then "our daughters" will not be "safe" and might have to be kept "under the veil" like in Pakistan. "I want a law in which Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians can have only two children. If we want the country to develop then it will not happen without population control," Singh said at an event in Bihar's Champaran two days ago. On chanting of 'Bharat Mata ki jai', Khan said he has no objection to it as 'Bharat Mata ki jai' and 'Madre vatan ...
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Pioneering musician Prince dies at 57 – tributes and reactions 22.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Five great Prince tracks 9.49pm BST Last year under a veil of secrecy Prince played the White House for a select group of showbiz attendees … and Jon Bon Jovi. Here’s Rolling Stone’s article on the event : The event taking place in the East Room was a performance by Prince for about 500 A-list friends, supporters, and entertainment-world pals of President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Pop and rock acts playing the White House isn’t news; what set the Prince event apart was its secrecy. Called a “private party for friends and family” by one White House official, the bash featured a lengthy set by Prince and a cameo by Stevie Wonder, and it was kept so under the wraps – before and after – that it quickly became one of the year’s most talked-about pop shows. 9.38pm ...
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Minister's remark kicks up a storm 21.4.2016 TOI: Patna
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LIVE! President's rule in Uttarakhand set aside, floor test on April 29 21.4.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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French students wear headscarves for 'Hijab Day' 20.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Organisers at prestigious Sciences Po say event will encourage understanding of stigmatisation faced by Muslim women

Students at Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, have invited people to wear the headscarf for a day, saying that by covering their hair participants could “better understand … the experience of stigmatisation” of some Muslim women.

The event came a week after Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, suggested that universities should ban the headscarf and that a majority of French people believed Islam was incompatible with the values of the Republic.

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Love is in the air: Karan Singh Grover gushes about his bride-to-be Bipasha Basu 20.4.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Karan Singh Grover just couldn't stop gushing about his would-be-wife Bipasha Basu as the actor says she is the "best". The 34-year-old Alone" actor will be tying the knot with Bipasha on April 30 and the couple are busy sharing their pre-wedding moments on social media. "Everything about you is the best," Karan shared a black and white image of him giving a peck on Bipasha's nose, who is wearing a veil.   Apr 19, 2016 at 9:04am PDT The couple, who were dating for a while announced their wedding date through a joint statement. "We are happy to finally share the good news with everyone. 30th April 2016 is the big day and we cannot thank our family, friends, fans and well-wishers enough for all their love and support," the statement ...
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Influx of morality police to patrol the streets of Tehran 20.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

As many as 7,000 agents in the Iranian capital will be targeting women with ‘bad hijab’, but a new police-spotting app may give fashion rebels the edge

Police in Tehran are deploying 7,000 undercover morality agents tasked with a fresh crackdown on women defying strict rules on the wearing of the hijab, among other offences deemed unIslamic.

Every spring, as the temperature rises and with it the desire of people to go out, the authorities in Iran tighten their grip on social norms, increasing the number of the so-called morality police deployed in public places.

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US flight racism: Southwest airlines does it again, kicks off Muslim student from flight 18.4.2016 DNA: Top News
A 26-year-old Muslim student in the US, who was talking on the phone about a question on the Islamic State he asked to the UN Secretary-General, was booted from a Southwest flight after another passenger felt threatened when he spoke in Arabic. Khairuldeen Makhzoomi, student at University of California, who came to the US as an Iraqi refugee was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California after another passenger became alarmed when she heard him speaking Arabic. Makhzoomi, was taken off a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Oakland after he called an uncle in Baghdad to tell him about an event he attended that included a speech by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. "I was very excited about the event, so I called my uncle to tell him about it," Makhzoomi was quoted as saying by the New York Times. At the end of the conversation, he and his uncle shared a customary farewell "inshallah," which translates to "if God is willing." He told his uncle about the moment when he got to stand ...
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Hijab-clad Muslim woman removed from US plane 17.4.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
A hijab-clad Muslim woman in the US was reportedly removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after she asked for switching seats with a flight attendant saying she "did not feel comfortable" with the passenger. Hakima Abdulle, a Muslim woman from Maryland, said she was removed from the flight from Chicago to Seattle "without any credible explanation". Abdull  said she wanted to switch seats but instead, she ended up being removed from the flight. This was the second such incident involving the carrier this month after an Iraqi man claimed that he was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after a fellow passenger heard him speaking in Arabic. Zainab Chaudry, an official with the Council on American- Islamic Relations, said in a news conference that Abdulle had boarded the Seattle-bound aircraft on Wednesday when a flight attendant told her she would not be permitted to remain on board. Airport police then escorted Abdulle, who is of Somalian descent and was wearing a hijab, to the ticket counter, where ...
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Muslim woman kicked off US flight after flight attendant felt 'uncomfortable' 17.4.2016 Rediff: News
A hijab-clad Muslim woman in the US was reportedly removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after she asked for switching seats with a flight attendant saying she "did not feel comfortable" with the passenger.
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Sadiq Khan says there is 'question to be asked' about use of hijabs in London 15.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Mayoral candidate says Muslim women should consider whether to remain veiled when interacting with public service providers

Sadiq Khan, the Labour candidate for London mayor, has said there is “a question to be asked” about why some Muslim women in the capital wear hijabs and niqabs.

Khan, who became the first Muslim cabinet minister in Gordon Brown’s government in 2009, warned of an “insidious” development if people thought it was right to treat women differently to men.

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Missing Nigerian girls appear in video shown to Chibok parents 14.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Girls state their names and urge government to help reunite them with families in video released by Boko Haram

A video apparently showing a group of Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago has been shown to distraught parents in the town of Chibok.

Fifteen girls, who are among more than 200 still missing, appear on the video, which was made almost four months ago. In response to off-camera questions, they calmly say their names and where they are from. The girls, who are Christian, are wearing black hijabs.

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Saudi Surprises 14.4.2016 Rediff: News
'I am hoping that now with the strategic status of our relationship, the Indian voice will get heard in Saudi Arabia,' says Ambassador B S Prakash.
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