User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Jan 15 2017 21:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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United States: 15-year-old Muslim girl says she was asked to get off school bus for wearing hijab 15.1.2017 DNA: Top News
A 15-year-old Muslim girl in the US has claimed she was evicted from a school bus by a driver twice because of her hijab, prompting her family to demand an apology from the school district. Janna Bakeer, a girl who attends Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah, tried to ride a bus home when the bus driver used the bus's intercom system and said, "Hey you with the blue hair thingie, get off the bus, you don't belong here," according Randall Spencer, the family's lawyer. "It's (hijab) a part of who I am and where I come from and a part of my religion. Every day, I match my hijab with my outfits," Bakeer was quoted as saying by ABC News affiliate WBND-LD. "...the bus driver, she got her speaker and I was wearing a blue scarf. And she's like, 'Hey, you with that blue thing, you don't ride this bus and I've never seen you ride it so get off'," Bakeer said of the incident that took place last month. She said she felt humiliated and started to cry as she got off the bus. "I was just really embarrassed how ...
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Muslim girl booted from school bus for hijab in US 15.1.2017 Rediff: News
Janna Bakeer, a girl who attends Timpview High School in Provo City, Utah, tried to ride a bus home when the bus driver used the bus's intercom system and said, "Hey you with the blue hair thingie, get off the bus, you don't belong here," according Randall Spencer, the family's lawyer.
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The A to Z of 2016 12.1.2017 Rediff: News
It was the year 'anti-national' became the 'it' gaali, and our humble haldi-doodh became the toast of the West's wellness brigade as 'Tumeric Latte.' It was the year 'cash' became unholy and 'fake news' became real. Shuma Raha looks back.
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Bengaluru molestation 'staged' by couple to stop woman's marriage 9.1.2017 Rediff: News
The complainant woman and the accused, who is married to her sister for the last six years, were in love with each other and planned the incident to force her parents to give consent to their marriage, thinking that no other man would ask for her hand after the incident.
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Hyderabad madrassa empowers girls with course on fatwa 9.1.2017 TOI: Cities
Madrassa Jamiatul Mominath in Moghalpura is imparting education to women on a course on fatwa. It is Hyderabad's first and only institute that trains women to become muftias. Instruction is imparted in the Darul Ifta, or fatwa department.
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Tea estate in Lakhimpur turns into hunting ground for Rajasthan grooms 30.12.2016 The Assam Tribune
Tea estate in Lakhimpur turns into hunting ground for Rajasthan grooms
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Former cricketers come to Shami's defense over trolls on wife 26.12.2016 Sify Finance
[India], Dec. 26 (ANI): Former cricketers have come to defense of ace Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who came under sharp criticism of Muslim fanatics for posting his wife Hasin Jahan's
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Former cricketers come to Shami's defense over trolls on wife 26.12.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Former cricketers have come to defense of ace Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who came under sharp criticism of Muslim fanatics for posting his wife Hasin Jahan's pictures on social media.On December 23, Shami posted a picture along with his wife after which he was viciously trolled, with some even abusing him for the outfit of his wife.Shami was reminded of his religion, with some even asking why his wife was not wearing a hijab.
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Angry Shami hits back at trolls over comments on wife's outfit 26.12.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
A day after his wife came under attack on social media over her outfit, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Monday lashed out at the trolls, calling them 'jealous' of his success.
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The Aussie who took on the British for Rani Laxmibai 26.12.2016 Rediff: News
John Lang represented Rani Laxmibai in her legal battle against the East India Company to prevent the British from annexing her kingdom of Jhansi.
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Lending a helping hand to women cancer patients 23.12.2016 DNA: Mumbai
In a bid to provide financial assistance to underprivileged women patients who come to the city from across the country for cancer treatment, the Shree Moyee Asomiya Mahila Mandali (SMAMM), an Assamese women’s welfare group, will be organising a fundraising campaign, ‘Christmas and New Year Mela’, at Assam Bhavan in Vashi from December 23 to 25. The NGO is planning to set up stalls that will sell authentic Assamese products like Assam tea, Mekhela Chador and other products. In its tenth year, SMAMM has been raising funds for women patients who undergo chemotherapy treatment in the city. SMAMM is working towards helping women patients who travel to the city all the way from Assam, Bihar and also Nepal. Baby Bora, treasurer at SMAMM, said: “We are organising this fund-raising event for the first time, and we have invited women entrepreneurs to sell their products at our exhibition.” The NGO is expecting to raise as much as Rs 30,000 that could help at least two to three patients with their initial ...
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Australia: Man assaults Muslim woman with beer bottle, tears off hijab 20.12.2016 DNA: Opinion
A hijab-clad Muslim woman was allegedly assaulted in Australia with a beer bottle and her headscarf torn off after her attacker said "merry Christmas" but she replied with "happy holidays". The woman was allegedly assaulted after an exchange of words with a man at the Beeliar Village shopping complex, Perth, that quickly escalated into a physical fight. The 33-year-old woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, told WAtoday that she was walking into Coles (supermarket) when a man yelled out "merry Christmas". "I turned around and said and 'happy holidays' to you," she said. "He then yelled, 'no Merry Christmas', so I said, 'ok', then he called me a '(expletive) Muslim'," she said. "I asked him what he said and I saw him grab a bottle so I quickly turned away and he threw it at me and it smashed on my shoulder and neck. Imagine if I didn't turn around, it could have cut my face open," the woman said. She said her headscarf came off during the scuffle, which the man dumped near the shopping complex. Despite ...
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No entry for mobiles, TV and men in this Mumbra madrassa for girls 18.12.2016 TOI: Mumbai
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Muslim woman dragged by her hijab in London hate attack 17.12.2016 Rediff: News
The woman was walking alone in Chingford, east London, when she was accosted by her attackers.
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Women footballers score a goal against orthodoxy, tension in Jammu & Kashmir 15.12.2016 DNA: India
Undeterred by the dipping temperatures or indeed the taboos imposed on them by a conservative society, women footballers in Kashmir Valley are bending it just like Beckham did. The women, some dressed in body suits with hijabs covering their heads, are also bending societal rules as they play the game to cheering crowds at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)-sponsored football tournament. Pushing tensions and unrest into the background, the footballers have broken new ground every day of the 11-day tournament for young boys and girls that entered the finals Wednesday. Braving the bone-chilling cold, nearly 40 teams, including10 women teams, participated in the event here. Each team, comprising 16 players, played league matches before four teams, two each of boys and girls, made it to the finals. What added zing to the tournament, described as a runaway success by the organisers, were the hijab-wearing players who stole the show. Rewriting global uniform rules, these Kashmiri girls, some of whom have ...
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Bob Dylan's grandson makes his runway debut! 14.12.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
He was joined by seven star kids who modelled Chanel's latest collection.
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School teacher quits after being asked to remove burqa 10.12.2016 DNA: Money
A teacher working with a school in suburban Kurla, Mumbai has resigned alleging that her religious sentiments were being compromised due to the directives from her newly appointed senior. Shabina Khan Nazneen (25) resigned on Wednesday, accusing her senior of forcing her to remove burqa and hijab (headscarf) during the teaching period. She cited that it was "not worthy to compromise with her religious sentiments." However, the school management has not accepted her resignation so far and said that a decision would be taken by next week. "I repeatedly requested the senior headmistress and conveyed my anguish to Principal too about how I was being regularly forced to do away with the burqa and hijab. But no one paid heed and so finally I sent my resignation to the Principal on December 6," she claimed. Nazneen, who teaches Information Communication Technology to the students, admitted that while other Muslim teachers remove their burqa and hijab while taking classes she is not ready to compromise with this ...
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'Get out': Indian-American woman attacked in California after bandana mistaken for hijab 20.11.2016 DNA: India
A 41-year-old Indian-American woman has been racially attacked in the US state of California after a bandana on her head was mistaken as a hijab, the latest in a series of assaults following Donald Trump's win. Nicki Pancholy was on her "peace walk" when on return she found her car window shattered, her purse gone and a note calling her a "Hijab wearing b****," and asking her to "get the f out." Pancholy is not Muslim, nor does she wear a hijab. She is a Rajasthani and has been battling Lupus, which caused hair loss, and put the bandanna on her head as protection from the sun, NBC news reported. "When I saw it, I was in shock. That someone would feel so much hate to do this. I realise that this is the climate after this election. But I didn't realise someone would be so ignorant and in so much pain to cause so much harm," she said. "I was wearing a bandana over my head, not because I am religious, but because I am protecting my scalp from the sun because I have lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease ...
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American desi faces hate attack after bandana is mistaken as 'hijab' 19.11.2016 Rediff: News
The fears that were growing before Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the race to the White House, have begun manifesting and a prime example of the murky situation is the attack on Nicki Pancholy from California, whose ethnicity is Rajasthani but a mere bandana on her head was mistaken as a 'hijab' and provoked an attack.
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Condition of Pune shooting range saddens Heena Sidhu 14.11.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
Indian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu, a World Cup finals gold medallist on Monday expressed displeasure with the condition of the shooting range in Pune. The 60th National shooting championship in rifle and pistol will be organised at the Balewadi Shooting Range in Pune from December 13 to 26. "I don't want to say anything about the range. One should come down and have a look. Yes, the range is in a bad shape but I do not wish to elaborate any further," Heena said. The 27-year-old is the first Indian pistol shooter to be ranked world number one. Heena, though, could not make it to the final of the 10m women's air pistol event at the Rio Olympics earlier this year. Her campaign in the Brazilian city ended after she finished 21st at the end of the 25 metre Pistol Rapid Stage qualification. About the range, she wrote on her twitter handle, "Came to pune for training before the nationals. But the range is just falling apart. More than half of d lanes arnt even working. Very sad." Came to pune for training ...
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