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Cops freeze framed cleric book 18.4.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Gujarat police have at the last minute blocked the release of a book by a Muslim cleric that accuses senior police officers of framing him in the Akshardham terror case and torturing him.
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Reviving the dead letter 18.4.2015 Telegraph: Opinion
Thirty years ago this fortnight, the Supreme Court passed its famous judgment in the Shah Bano case. A Muslim man had divorced his wife and stopped providing for her maintenance. The brave woman fought the injustice all the way to the highest court of the land
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France launches major anti-racism and hate speech campaign 17.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

French government to invest more than £70m in three-year plan, while tightening the law on hate crime and cracking down on racism online

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AMU dumping ground for retired generals, bureaucrats? 17.4.2015 TOI: Cities
The Aligarh Muslim University grapples with the question as the appointments of AMU VC Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah and Pro-VC Brig S Ahmad Ali stand challenged in the Allahabad high court, hearing for which is today, on the ground that the appointment of VC is not in line with the UGC Regulations ...
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Non-Muslims also attending Quran-e-Fahmi in city: Dr Hai 16.4.2015 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
A good number of people, including, non-Muslims, are attending the 11-day Quran-e-Fahmi, which has been going on in the city since April 12 to make people understand the teachings of ...
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Food and politics Beef ban push deprives poor people of nutrition 16.4.2015 Hindustan Times: India
Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most of the country India is the worlds fifthlargest consumer and secondlargest exporter of ...
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Anarchy in the UK: 35 years of fanatics and firebrands at Speakers’ Corner 16.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Before Twitter, Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park was where idealists, eccentrics and firebrands went to hold forth. John Harris on a new photobook that celebrates this peculiarly British bastion of free speech Soapbox superstars: 35 years at Speakers’ Corner – in pictures Seventy years ago, George Orwell wrote about the gatherings that took place at a particularly iconic area of Hyde Park. “I have listened there to Indian nationalists,” he said, “temperance reformers, communists … freethinkers, vegetarians, Mormons, the Salvation Army … and a large variety of plain lunatics, all taking their turn at the rostrum in an orderly way and receiving a fairly good-humoured hearing from the crowd.” There were, he reminded his readers, “very few countries in the world where you can see a similar spectacle”. Down the years, the nature of that spectacle has remained remarkably constant. Having negotiated some clear space, speakers stand on a platform a foot or so above their audience – and give it some. ...
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui's brother's film heads to Cannes 16.4.2015 CNN-IBN Top Stories
A short film by Shamas Siddiqui, younger brother of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes.
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Church attacks, nun rape law & order issue, not communal: FM 16.4.2015 Rediff: News
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asserted that the recent attacks on churches and rape of a nun were not political or communal issues but law and order problems.
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Scoring beef, underscoring banal Hindutva: The limits of MTV’s activism 15.4.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
Recently, MTV India released a video that on the face of it is a statement of resistance to the ban on beef lately legislated in Maharashtra. While the video is well-intentioned, and adds another voice to the chorus of protests, rather than offering a radical resistance to the fascist moves of the Indian state, it merely re-inscribes the banal Hindutva of quotidian Indian life. By banal Hindutva I mean the kind of common sense that animates daily life and which, despite its serious implications, is seen as unproblematic. Further, rather than offering a politics that privileges livelihoods, the video restricts the frame of the debate to a politics of consumerism. This article will unpack the underlying assumptions of the video and point to its various problems. The video commences with a scene in which a nervous young man makes a phone call to a “dealer.” The word he uses, maal (goods), suggests that he is speaking with a trafficker of hashish or marijuana. The dealer proposes a meeting, where the trade ...
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Muslim scholars call for return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley 15.4.2015 DNA: India
A group of Muslim scholars headed by Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley was a humanitarian issue and they were welcome to their native places. "We do not want to do politics over the Kashmiri Pandits issue. This is a humanitarian issue and we see it as one," the Mirwaiz told reporters after a meeting of the Muttehada Majlis Ulema (United Ulema Council). The Mirwaiz said Kashmiri Pandits are part and parcel of the Kashmiri society and welcome to return. "They are welcome to return to their villages and homes in Kashmir," he said. The Mirwaiz, however, said the Majlis was opposed to creating separate townships for the Kashmiri Pandits in Valley. "We want to ask the state government whether it is helping the RSS and other outfits in fulfilling their nefarious designs on this issue. These outfits have made their agenda clear through media," he said. The Mirwaiz said Kashmiri Muslims were not communal and the religious leaders of the ...
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Sena's no vote demand: What does Modi's Muslim pal think? 15.4.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Muslims have been exploited for 65 years. They have been reduced to a community of committees and commissions. Nothing happens. Since 1947 they are worse than Dalits.'
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The good samaritans of Hashimpura 14.4.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The families of the Muslim youth from Hashimpura who were shot dead 28 years ago had some committed supporters in their long struggle for justice.
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No votes for Muslims: Sena's demand, a cry in the wilderness 14.4.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'It was Dr B R Ambedkar's foresight which saved us from some marauding state political leaders who could have indirectly disfranchised large sections of our population as we see some attempts even now,' says V Balachandran.
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Nigeria marks 1st anniversary of Boko Haram abductions, Malala wants action - Hindustan Times 14.4.2015 Google News India
Nigeria marks 1st anniversary of Boko Haram abductions, Malala wants action Hindustan Times Nigeria on Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world. The Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 ...
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'I will not spare my son's killers' 14.4.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Bangladesh is a country of immensely organised terror outfits.'
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A celebration of faith 14.4.2015 TOI: Goa
On the occasion of Baisakhi, I feel it is useful to provide information and review some facts relating to this momentous day in the Sikh religion, to satisfy curiosity and to bring an awareness and better understanding in ...
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Why is Isis a wake-up call to Muslim women? 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
American professor Amina Wadud argues that male interpretations of Islam has lead to wildly discriminating laws against women around the world – and the rise of extremist groups proves they need to be challenged With her warm manner, academic language and grey-tinged dreadlocks partially covered by a headscarf, Amina Wadud makes an unlikely rebel. But the 62-year-old African-American professor, the daughter of a Methodist minister, is one of Islam’s leading feminists. Ten years ago, she faced down a bomb threat in New York when she led Friday prayers to a mixed congregation of men and women – something many religious scholars argued was forbidden in Islam. Three years later, she defied protests from local groups to do the same in London . Not content with taking on the mosques, now she has her sights set on revolutionising sharia councils and the laws that underpin them. Sharia, she points out, is a world view, “the divine order of the universe”. What she is interrogating is fiqh, the Muslim legal ...
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Muslim bodies condemn Shiv Sena's voting remarks 13.4.2015 DNA: Top News
Flaying Shiv Sena leader's remarks on voting rights of Muslims, two prominent Muslim bodies in Lucknow on Monday said that such statements will create differences between Hindus and Muslims and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify his stand on the issue. Spokesman of Shia Personal Law Board Maulana Yasoob Abbas said that it was right that political parties were using Muslims as vote bank, but revoking voting rights was not a solution. "The edit written by Sanjay Raut smells of killing people to cure the disease," Abbas said. He alleged that there were ill-intentions behind such a statement and as Shiv Sena was an ally of BJP-led NDA government, the Prime Minister should clear his stand. "Such statements divide the country. The Constitution has given right to vote as the citizen of the country and talking about revoking the right will be injustice. It will create differences between Hindu and Muslim. It is unfortunate that ally of the PM is making such statements," Abbas said. Member of All India ...
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Iran suspends 'lesser pilgrimages' to Saudi Arabia by minors - reports 13.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tension rises between countries amid reports of alleged abuse of Iranian pilgrims and Saudi-led strikes on Shia rebels in Yemen

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