User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Sep 16 2016 16:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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City woman enters Mrs India Earth finals 16.9.2016 The Assam Tribune
City woman enters Mrs India Earth finals
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She gained strength from sadness. Today, she's mother to 1,500 kids 14.9.2016 Rediff: News
'Solace' emerged from the heart of a mother who knew what it feels like to be a helpless parent when treatment for a sick child is expensive.
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Woman wearing hijab set on fire on New York city street 13.9.2016 Rediff: News
The woman, who has not been identified, was walking on the city's Fifth avenue when an unidentified person set her blouse on fire using a lighter.
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Muslim women wear veil to integrate into modern society: Study 5.9.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Muslim women who are young and educated choose to wear the veil as it is their means to integrate into modern society, according to a latest study conducted in 25 Islamic nations. The study, done by researchers from Oxford University and European University Institute published in the journal 'European Sociological Review' last week, tested earlier mathematical models to see how the intensity of wearing the veil varied according to the women's education, employment, urbanisation and contact with non-Muslims. The study, 'Behind the Veil: The Strategic Use of Religious Garb', includes the wearing of headscarves, the turban or hijab, the chador, the burqa (which covers the face too), and no head covering at all. "A veil is seen as a genuine expression of a woman's religiosity. Paradoxically, it is the women who are engaging with the modern world who appear to rely on the veil to signal to others that they will not succumb to the temptations of modern urban life," explained Dr Ozan Aksoy, the study's author ...
CISF quells rumour of burqa ban in Metro 5.9.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
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The burkini is just a bathing suit! 30.8.2016 Rediff: Columns
Sanaya Dalal on feminism, France and the burqa
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Congress: Govt wants to burqa-wrap women 30.8.2016 TOI: India
Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma's advice that foreign tourists should not wear short skirts kicked up a political storm, with Congress saying that the Modi government wanted to wrap women in burqas.
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Mangaluru college in hijab dilemma 28.8.2016 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
A day after the Bombay High Court, in a landmark verdict, ordered for women to be allowed into the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah on a par with men, Muslim students in a Mangaluru college, supported by the Campus Front of India (CFI), want to be allowed to wear the headscarf (or hijab) inside the classroom.
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After France, its Turkey now; Policewomen allowed to wear Islamic headscarf 27.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette on Saturday. Women serving in the police force "will be able to cover their heads" under their caps or berets so long as the headscarf is "the same colour as the uniform and without pattern", said the ruling published in the official gazette. Rulings published in the official gazette come into force immediately. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) has long pressed for the removal of restrictions on women wearing the headscarf in the officially secular state. Turkey lifted a ban on the wearing of the Muslim headscarf, known as the hijab, on university campuses in 2010. It allowed female students to wear the headscarf in state institutions from 2013 and in high school in 2014. Erdogan's critics have long accused the president of eating away at the secular pillars of modern Turkey as set up by its founder Mustafa Kemal ...
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Why this Kazakh model will never wear a bikini 27.8.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
"Although we are kind of open Muslims, I don't want to show my body."
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Why France's burkini ban is an affront to the very freedom it seeks to uphold 26.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Secularism, in the western sense of the term, means separation of religion and state. It mandates non-involvement of religion in the activities of the state. In France however, secularism is much more than a maxim. It is part of the core identity of the French Republic. But in fairly recent times, France’s brand of secularism has assumed a far more dogmatic form. All kinds of religious symbols are banned in public, and what constitutes a religious symbol is being interpreted in a progressively wider sense. Hence the ban on the niqab, and now, in some towns on the burkini. One of the official reasons given for the ban on the burkini is that it constitutes a security threat. It is indeed very difficult to understand what this means. If it is simply easier to carry around concealed weapons in a full-body suit, can this also not be said of other kinds of clothes – like tracksuits and the like which cover the entire body? The burkini does not even fit the definition of a niqab, which covers the person’s face ...
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'I knew how I wanted to portray Mother Teresa' 25.8.2016 TOI: Cities
Ganguly was a student at Don Bosco School, Liluah when a Missionaries of Charity team led by Mother Teresa launched a project involving street children of the area. "We were asked to gather a group of local street children and teach them.
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'Speak English? What's that Arabic text on your phone?' 24.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Three Indian-origin Muslim siblings, including two hijab-clad girls, have claimed that they were hauled off a plane at an airport in London and questioned on the tarmac by British policemen after a passenger accused them of being ISIS supporters.
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dna Must Reads: Latest from Myanmar earthquake to Swaraj's jibe at SRK, Aamir 24.8.2016 DNA: India
1. Live updates: Earthquake of magnitute 6.7 hits Myanmar; tremors felt in Northeast, West Bengal & Bihar According to National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the epicenter of the quake was in Myanmar and it occurred at 4:04 PM at a depth of 58 kms. Follow the live updates here 2. 'So now Dalits and backward castes aren't nationalists?' Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his reported remarks that BJP needs to bring dalits into its fold as nationalists were already with the party, wondering whether he did not consider dalits and backwards as nationalists. Read more here 3. Three Indian-origin Muslims de-planed after being branded 'ISIS supporters' in London Three Indian-origin Muslim siblings, including two hijab-clad girls, have claimed that they were hauled off a plane at an airport and questioned on the tarmac by British policemen after a passenger accused them of being ISIS supporters. Read the entire ...
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LIVE! Sarkozy announces new bid for French presidency 23.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Hijab-clad Muslim women assaulted, called 'ISIS' in US 16.8.2016 Rediff: News
The women said they were physically and verbally assaulted by another woman who hurled anti-Islamic insults at them. They also claimed that the Chicago police were not taking the incident seriously.
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Rio 2016 | Fencing: Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes 1st Muslim African-American woman to win Olympic medal 14.8.2016 DNA: Mumbai
Russia dismantled Ukraine to win their fourth fencing gold at the Rio Olympics on Saturday as the Americans took bronze over traditional powerhouse Italy for the second straight day.  Russia lost just one of nine bouts in the women's team saber final, trouncing Ukraine 45-30 to rack up seven fencing medals at the Games - their best performance in two decades. "We would like to dedicate this medal to the athletes who were not able to compete in these Games," said Russian anchor Sofya Velikaya, referring to dozens of compatriots banned from Rio due to revelations of widespread doping.  Russia's biggest scare of the competition was a narrow semi-final win over the United States, who briefly took the lead when Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Olympian to compete in a hijab, exploded for 10 points in her last bout of the match.  The Americans fell just short against Russia, but earned the bronze with a clinical win over the Italians, following the example of the U.S. men's foil team on Friday. The women ...
US: Muslim woman fired from new job for wearing hijab 7.8.2016 Rediff: News
A young Muslim woman was fired from her job at a dental clinic for wearing a hijab
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Life after rape 7.8.2016 TOI: India
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Life after rape 7.8.2016 TOI: India
The outrage over sexual crimes has risen, the terminology has changed from victim to survivor but picking up the pieces hasn’t got any easier.
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