User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
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Geetanjali Krishna: The safety of a 'veiled' sisterhood 20.12.2014 Sify Finance
It is the anniversary of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. As always, I'm interested in how this one case has polarised public opinion in a country where gender violence is a daily affair. It has
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Saudi veil debate intensifies as more scholars voice concern 19.12.2014 Sify News
A debate revolving around a fatwa allowing Muslim women in Saudi Arabia to walk in public without the traditional niqab- a veil to cover the face area- is growing louder with more scholars arguing
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Islamic leaders say Australians have risen above fear in wake of Sydney siege 16.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Broader community ‘has come out in solidarity’ with the online show of support for Muslims, despite threats by rightwing groups and isolated verbal attacks
• Following continuing coverage here
#illridewithyou: hashtag offers solidarity with Sydney’s Muslims
Catch up with our coverage so far

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In Aussie tweets, a lesson for India 16.12.2014 Telegraph: International
New Delhi, Dec. 15: The hostage drama in a Sydney Cafe today triggered a spontaneous online campaign of public support for Muslims in Australia that many believe hold lessons for India.
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Saudi woman arrested for attending football match in Riyadh 16.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Woman says she did not know women were prohibited from football stadiums, which are male only in Saudi Arabia Continue reading...
Conversion row The victory of the extremists 12.12.2014 Hindustan Times: India
The Hindu right may have lost Ved Nagars Muslims but it is thrilled at establishing conversion as a national mainstream issue If the Hindu right is aggressive conservative Muslim outfits are getting into the act Using the moment the MIMnbsp has quickly set up an adhoc district ...
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China bans wearing of full-length veils in public in Urumqi 12.12.2014 Sify News
Legislators in the capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Urumqi in China have put a ban on full-face veils and full-body coverings in public in an attempt to curb the spread of
The two faces of modernity in Iran - analysis 9.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

How the 1979 revolution and eight-year war with Iraq modernised the country

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#ThrowbackThursday: How 'Hum Se Hai Muqabala' and AR Rahman's music taught an entire generation ... 4.12.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
The 1994 cult film 'Kadhalan', later dubbed in Hindi as 'Humse Hai Muqabala', was a path-breaker in many ways.
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Why doctors fail 2.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Doctors are fallible; of course they are. So why do they find this so hard to admit, and how can they work more openly? Atul Gawande lifts the veil of secrecy in the first of his Reith lectures Every family has its pivotal medical moments. One of ours was in July 1995 when my son Walker was just 11 days old. He had difficulty taking his feeds, he couldn’t hold anything down, and we took him to the paediatrician. The paediatrician put her stethoscope on his chest, listened for a moment, and then looked at us and said: “There’s something wrong with his heart.” She told us to take him to hospital right away. Millions of moments like this occur every day: a human being coming to another human being with the body or mind’s troubles and looking for assistance. That is the central act of medicine – that moment when one human being turns to another human being for help. The story of our time is as much a story about struggling with ineptitude as struggling with ignorance The poor child in the very next bed with ...
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Nigeria rocked by new Boko Haram raid and suicide attack 2.12.2014 DNA: Opinion
Boko Haram on Monday launched two separate attacks on state capitals in northeast Nigeria, when two female suicide bombers hit a busy market and fighters launched a major assault on police. The blasts in Maiduguri and dawn raid in Damaturu came just days after a deadly mosque attack in the northern city of Kano left at least 120 people dead and hundreds more injured. Almost daily attacks have heightened tensions in Nigeria's far northeast and sparked fears of unrest beyond the country's borders. Both Maiduguri, which is the capital of Borno state, and Damaturu, the main city in neighbouring Yobe, have been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram. The site of the latest blasts in Maiduguri -- the popular Monday Market -- was hit just last Tuesday when two women detonated explosives hidden in their hijabs among the crowds of shoppers. In that attack, more than 45 people were killed. Two suspected female suicide bombers were arrested in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, while on Friday, a roadside bomb near another ...
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Iranian woman dances without hijab defying conservatives 28.11.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Alinejad said young Iranian men and women are fighting back restrictive measures enforced by the Iranian government, through dance and song.
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Iranian woman dances without hijab defying country's laws 28.11.2014 Sify News
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Iranian woman defies countrys laws dances to Little Mix without hijab 28.11.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The unidentified young woman who could be seen dancing on a Tehran subway train to a song by the British pop group Little Mix has thrown an open challenge to the laws in Iran where dancing in public is prohibited The Independent reported ...
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Patriot games: how toxic is the England flag today? 27.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Some people sneer at it, Ed Miliband claims to respect it and it has been embraced by the English Defence League and British Muslim football fans alike. But can the St George’s flag ever escape its nationalistic associations? Just above the Spider-Man doll with its four limbs suckered to the bay window is what I’ve been looking for. A St George’s flag. In the champagne-quaffing, wild boar carpaccio-munching, Tuscany-holidaying, Ocado-shopping, unacceptably leafy, patriotism-eschewing people’s republic of Islington. Imagine! To be fair, it didn’t take me long. Yes, Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry, in her justification of last week’s career-ruining tweet , may have found a house draped in England flags “remarkable” when she was campaigning for Labour in last week’s Rochester and Strood byelection, but in the north of the Islington where I live, such sights are not unusual. Yes, there are no drives on which white-van man can park his motor of choice in piquant juxtaposition with his ...
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Conservative women of Kashmir's mini Afghanistan break taboo, gives vote a chance 25.11.2014 DNA: Popular News
In Kashmir's `mini-Afghanistan', women are breaking the taboo to make their voices heard by their vote. Pushtun women, who have traditionally been reticent and prefer to move only in purdah (veil), are breaking the barriers and coming out to exercise their franchise that has all along been the domain of their male counterparts. Nearly two centuries ago, a large number of Pashtuns migrated to Kashmir and settled in half a dozen villages of Kangan constituency of Ganderbal district. Despite living alongside Kashmiris, the Pashtuns have maintained their cultural identity and that is why this area is named as Chotta (mini) Afghanistan.. Segregation of the genders is still a norm and most of the women folk observe purdah in these hamlets. Girls' education is still below the average and the working women are still elusive in this neighbourhood. Things however are changing now. A large number of women voters thronged the polling booths on Tuesday to cast their vote marking a new beginning in this culturally ...
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Dutch court orders provisional release of woman rescued from Isis by mother 25.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Aicha, a 19-year-old Muslim convert who travelled to Syria to marry fighter, had been detained pending possible terror charges

A Dutch court has ordered the provisional release of a young woman detained after her mother rescued her from Syria, where she had married an Islamic State (Isis) fighter.

“The judge has decided to free Aicha if she adheres to certain conditions,” the regional court in Limburg said on Tuesday.

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Nigeria 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri 25.11.2014 Hindustan Times: Top Stories
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigerias northeastern city of Maiduguri killing at least 30 people according to witnesses and a security ...
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Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri 25.11.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official.
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Mulayam calls veil system an evil tradition, says it should end 17.11.2014 CNN-IBN: India
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday kicked up a controversy by dubbing the practice of "purdah" (veil) as an "evil tradition", saying it should be scrapped as it hindered progress of women.
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