User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
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What security? Pak woman in India sans papers 1.8.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Officials have no clue how she managed to evade the multiple layers of security and immigration and she did not even have a train ...
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Despite alert, mystery Pak woman enters India without passport 1.8.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Security and immigration officials manning India's sensitive border with Pakistan were left red-faced after a young Pakistani woman managed to enter India without a passport or any travel documents barely three days after the Gurdaspur terror ...
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Why must Britain’s young Muslims live with this unjust suspicion? | Leila Aboulela 27.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
In Britain, young Muslims are made to feel that they are on the wrong side, forced to constantly explain and apologise for extremism in which they have no part At Eid prayers in a rainswept Aberdeen this month, the imam gave thanks to Allah Almighty for the blessings of life in Britain. We had successfully completed a month of fasting while Muslims in China were banned from observing Ramadan and in other parts of the world, many fasted through distressing circumstances of poverty and war. In the sports hall that was booked for the prayers, we listened to the imam in our rain-splattered best clothes before heading for our first morning coffee in a month and the candy floss on sale for the children. Older, first-generation immigrants understood the logic of Britain being better and freer than “our own home countries”. But the young who were born and grew up in Britain would say that it is hard work being a British ...
SC ruling for AIPMT exam throws up the hijab debate 26.7.2015 TOI: India
The AIPMT re-test, which was held yesterday, had been under fire for its dubious dress code for ...
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Identity angst after strict test 26.7.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
The talking point after today's national medical entrance test was not how difficult or easy the science questions were but whether it undermined symbols of identity.
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Kerala nun refuses to part with veil, cross; barred from taking AIPMT exam 25.7.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
A Keralite nun was on Saturday denied permission to take the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test in Thiruvananthapuram after she refused to remove her veil and holy cross as required under the Central Board of Secondary Education's new dress code.
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AIPMT re-conducted successfully: CBSE 25.7.2015 DNA: Top News
The AIPMT, which was re-conducted on Saturday, went off "without any untoward incident" and was held "successfully", the CBSE said, even as a nun in Kerala was denied entry for refusing to remove her veil. "...the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test Examination was conducted today successfully without any untoward incident," it said. The examination was conducted at 1065 centres in 50 cities through out the country and abroad and out of the 6,32,625 candidates who were registered for this examination, 4,22,859 candidates downloaded the admit card, CBSE said in a statement. All the candidates were frisked prior to appearing in the examination and more than one lakh officials had ensured the successful and fair conduct of examination, it added. The decision to re-conduct the examination came after the Supreme Court directed CBSE to re-conduct the test following allegations of large-scale irregularities in the examination held on May 3. CBSE had allowed some flexibility in the dress code for the exam ...
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Keralite nun refuses to take AIPMT without veil, cross 25.7.2015 Times Now: Home

Keralite nun refuses to take AIPMT without veil, crossA Keralite nun was today denied permission to take the the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) in Thiruvananthapuram, after she refused to remove her veil and Holy cross as required under the CBSE's new dress code.


Thousands appear for AIPMT re-test amid tight security 25.7.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Students across the country appeared for the reexamination of the All India PreMedicalPreDental Entrance Test AIPMT amid tight security measures like pat downs before being allowed inside the centres on ...
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Kerala nun not allowed to take AIPMT test for wearing veil, pendant 25.7.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
A Catholic nun who refused to remove her veil and a pendant with a cross was not allowed to appear for the retest on Saturday in Keralas Thiruvananthapuram inviting sharp criticism from the ...
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SC refuses to entertain plea for wearing 'hijab' in AIPMT, cites 'reasonable restrictions' 25.7.2015 DNA: Mumbai
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea of an Islamic organization that Muslim girl applicants be allowed to wear 'hijab' (scarf), a customary religious dress, in the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test on Saturday.  "Faith is something different from wearing some kind of cloth," a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said, adding the AIPMT was being held again at its direction and some "reasonable restrictions" were needed. Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, appearing for Student Islamic Organisation of India which filed the PIL, said the directions of CBSE's dress code, which have been made mandatory for entry in examination halls, were acceptable except the order that girls cannot wear head scarf. "Wearing head scarf is an essential religious practice. The girls will be forced to abandon the examination," he said. "Oh, come on! please," the bench, also comprising justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy, said. This court had to set aside the examination during the vacation as ...
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in exam hall not a right 25.7.2015 Telegraph: Front Page
The Supreme Court today ruled that candidates cannot insist on wearing the hijab (headscarf) to examination halls.
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Attacks on cellphone shops in Srinagar 25.7.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Militants carried out a series of attacks on mobile phone facilities in Srinagar, triggering fresh panic among the telecom trade that is still reeling under the impact of a violent campaign in May and June.
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AIPMT: Muslims dismayed by SC remark on dress code 25.7.2015 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The Muslim community reacted with dismay at the Supreme Court observation that religion cannot be the basis for demanding a relaxation in CBSE's dress code for ...
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Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea for wearing 'hijab' in AIPMT exam 24.7.2015 DNA: Opinion
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea of an Islamic organization that Muslim girl applicants be allowed to wear 'hijab' (scarf), a customary religious dress, in the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test on Saturday. "Faith is something different from wearing some kind of cloth," a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said, adding the AIPMT was being held again at its direction and some "reasonable restrictions" were needed. Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, appearing for Student Islamic Organisation of India which filed the PIL, said the directions of CBSE's dress code, which have been made mandatory for entry in examination halls, were acceptable except the order that girls cannot wear head scarf. "Wearing head scarf is an essential religious practice. The girls will be forced to abandon the examination," he said. "Oh, come on! please," the bench, also comprising justices Arun Mishra and Amitava Roy, said. This court had to set aside the examination during the vacation as there ...
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SC says won't interfere with dress code for appearing in AIPMT re-test 24.7.2015 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain Islamic organisations petition saying that Muslim girl students be allowed to wear head scarf during AIPMT ...
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More than 50 dead in suspected Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria 23.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Suicide attacks in Maroua, Cameroon and Gombe, Nigeria come just days after Nigerian president met with Obama to discuss US policy against terrorist group

Suspected Boko Haram attacks left more than 50 people dead on Wednesday, after Nigeria’s president warned the US that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

Twin suicide attacks in Maroua, northern Cameroon, killed at least 11, while 42 lost their lives in a series of blasts at two bus stations in Gombe, north-east Nigeria.

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No bar on wearing customary dress during AIPMT re-test: CBSE 22.7.2015 DNA: Opinion
In view of opposition from some minority groups, on Wednesday CBSE allowed some flexibility in the dress code for the AIPMT re-test on July 25, stating there is "no bar" on wearing customary dress and for candidates who are appearing in centres in extreme climatic conditions. However, such candidates should ensure their presence for frisking at least half an hour before the last reporting time of 9.30 am, it said in a statement. In a communication on July 9, CBSE had asked students appearing for the AIPMT re-test on July 25 to come in light clothes without big buttons and in open slippers only as it has barred rings, bracelet, ear rings, nose pins, pendants and even watches at the examination centres. The barred items also include mobile phones, bluetooth, earphones, hair band, belts, cap and scarp. Some minority groups had objected to the dress code saying, barring head scarves would affect several Muslim female students who wear a hijab. The Kerala High Court had yesterday granted conditional ...
Allow hijab at pre-med exam, HC tells CBSE 22.7.2015 TOI: Home
The Kerala high court on Tuesday ordered CBSE to allow two Muslim girls to wear headscarves and full-sleeve dresses while appearing for the national medical entrance to be held on July 25th. They had argued that it is required as per their religious custom.
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Burma’s Rohingya: one woman’s journey to marriage on a smuggling boat 21.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Many of Burma’s Rohingya men have fled their homes. Now Rohingya women are braving the risk of sexual violence or death on smuggling boats to get married

It took Azima a month to travel to her wedding to her childhood sweetheart. In that time, the 17-year-old witnessed men beaten to death, starvation, rape and an attempted suicide.

“When the men complained, the smugglers beat them,” Azima said, recalling the days she spent living with hundreds of people on a boat in the Indian Ocean. They used an inch-thick red cane.

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