User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Muslim Law
Last updated: Nov 01 2014 10:14 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Muslim women fight patriarchal Sharia laws 1.11.2014 India Together

Several women’s groups are now fighting the age-old gender bias perpetuated by Sharia law and finding ways to help Muslim women who have suffered due to its patriarchal dispensations. Pushpa Achanta reports on some of these, including one which proposes a codification of such law, reinterpreted.

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Muslims rubbish Bukhari’s invite to Pakistani PM 1.11.2014 TOI: India
From the common man on the street to the head of Asia’s most important Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, various sections of the Muslim community on Friday condemned and questioned the decision of Syed Ahmed ...
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Legal action sought on bandhs 1.11.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Guwahati, Oct. 31: Dispur has decided to initiate legal action for contempt of court against organisations calling bandhs on a day the 12-hour Assam bandh called by the Northeast unit of Bajrang Dal affected normal life in the state.
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Emboldened voice of lower court 1.11.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Oct. 31: Bengal's seat of power today heard words that evoked disbelief not because of their content but because of their origin.
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Afghan first lady backs French veil ban 1.11.2014 Hindustan Times: World
Afghanistans cosmopolitan new first lady has backed Frances controversial ban on the niqab comparing the full veil to blinders as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted ...
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Israel to reopen key holy site in Jerusalem post Palestinian outrage 31.10.2014 Sify News
Israel has reportedly said that it will reopen an important holy site in Jerusalem on Friday, a day after it was closed due to unrest in the city.
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev receives Global Islamic Finance Award 31.10.2014 Sify News
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev's efforts to promote Islamic finance and banking has been rewarded, with him receiving the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) at the 10th World Islamic
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30th year of assassination: Memories of Indira Gandhi 31.10.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Another childhood memory is when she hosted a reception for the Indian cricket team which had returned from a victorious tour of England in 1971.
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Eyebrows raised as Bukhari invites Sharif, snubs Modi 31.10.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Trust Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, to score a political point where none ...
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The spy who stays out in the cold 30.10.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al-Qaeda By Morten Storm with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister, Viking, Rs 599
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Nigerian prosecutors may seek death penalty for child bride 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Trial of Wasila Tasiu, 14, accused of murdering 35-year-old husband, sparks debate in Nigeria about underage marriage Continue reading...
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Terror malice test case in the works 30.10.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
New Delhi, Oct. 29: An organisation is moving the Supreme Court for compensation to six persons who were linked by Gujarat police to a terror attack but were acquitted by the top court.
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Report of jihad links a conspiracy: AIUDF - Hindustan Times 29.10.2014 Google News India
Report of jihad links a conspiracy: AIUDF Hindustan Times The Central intelligence agency report on how perfume baron and Assam Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) has been promoting jihadi activities in Assam, which was leaked to the media, ...
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Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for crimes during 1971 war against Pakistan 29.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The verdict delivered in a packed court room amid tight security said 71-year-old Nizami deserved no punishment other than the death penalty for the gravity of crimes he had committed.
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Bangladesh Jamaat chief gets death sentence for war crimes 29.10.2014 Rediff: News
Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special tribunal for his role in the killing of thousands of people during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
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Hindu Janjagruti Samiti now seeks to expand activities to Assam 28.10.2014 DNA: Mumbai
Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) which has for the past few months been voicing concern over 'love jihad' across India, is set to expand its activities to the northeastern state of Assam. It aims to "support Hindus amid the rising population of Bangladeshi migrants". To start with, the outfit plans to organise 'dharma and nation-related' activities in the state from next week. To make the programme a huge success, HJS has sought the help of other Hindu organizations and pro-Hindu individuals in Assam. The first of HJS's 'dharma and nation-related activities' in Assam is to be held in Guwahati on Nov 7, for which "over 100 groups and individuals "have registered within two days". Ramesh Shinde, HJS spokesperson, who left for Guwahati on Tuesday to oversee preparations for the Nov 7 event as well as garner support from "like-minded people", said: "Assam is our first milestone in northeast. We wish to understand the complex issue of Muslim migration and the practical problems the Hindu community faces. It's ...
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Trinamool Congress finally expels strongman former MLA Arabul Islam 28.10.2014 DNA: Top News
 The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday expelled strongman and former MLA Arabul Islam who had often put the party in embarrassing situations, the latest being the October 25 intra-party clash at Bhangor in South 24-Parganas district which left two persons dead. Besides Islam, his close aide Jahangir Khan, whose name featured in the violence at Bhangor, has been expelled for a period of six years on the charges of indiscipline and misconduct, TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee told reporters. Chatterjee said that the decision to expel the two leaders had been taken by the disciplinary committee of the party which went through the primary report submitted after the Bhangor intra-party violence which occurred due to rivalry over gaining control of a gram panchayat. "There is no place for indiscipline in the party. We had earlier said repeatedly that violence in any form would not be tolerated under Mamata Banerjee's leadership. Those found to be delinquent in this regard will be punished," he said. State ...
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BJP demands removal of Home Minister, calls him 'incapable' 28.10.2014 DNA: Top News
Karnataka BJP on Tuesday demanded removal of Home Minister K J George, saying he was 'incapable' of handling law and order in the state. "...looking at the law and order situation in the state we demand the removal of Home Minister who is incapable, and appointment of an able Home Minister," State BJP President Pralhad Joshi told reporters. Calling George "the most incapable", Joshi said he has continued only because of the "blessings from Sonia Gandhi. Because of this there is no fear among criminals and anti-social elements." He said various allegations had been surfacing against George and his family and he has to be removed. Joshi also demanded for immediate removal of Minister for Municipal Administration and Wakf Qamarul Islam from the cabinet, on serious allegation of encroachment of Wakf property. "If the Chief Minister does not consider this demand seriously, BJP will start an agitation in this regard," he added. Islam is accused of encroachment and sale of Wakf property in Gulbarga. Lokayukta ...
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Would Libya have been better off if Muammar Gaddafi had been captured? 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Three years after his death brought an end to more than 40 years of autocratic rule, experts assess its continuing impact Continue reading...
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Regain lost glory al Qaeda tells Indian Muslims 28.10.2014 Hindustan Times: India
In its recently launched English mouthpiece Resurgence Islamic terror outfit al Qaeda has called upon Indian Muslims to regain their lost glory by visiting Free Afghanistan and then return to India to engineer ...
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