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Govt flayed for failing to stop land-grab 29.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Govt flayed for failing to stop land-grab
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BSP supremo Mayawati's rally at Mulayam's turf 28.8.2016 TOI: India
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Trupti Desai offers prayers at Haji Ali; says Sabarimala next 28.8.2016 Rediff: News
Desai requested the Dargah's trust to not move the Supreme Court against the HC's judgment.
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BJP dependent on BSP's rejected MLAs in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati says 28.8.2016 TOI: India
BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday attacked the Modi government, claiming it could start a war with Pakistan on the issue of terrorism just to divert people's attention from their failures ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls early next year.
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Dhaka cafe attack mastermind killed 27.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Dhaka cafe attack mastermind killed
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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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France: Burkini ban overturned but debate exposes division within govt 27.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a "backwards, deadly Islamism". The Council of State's ruling against the resort of Villeneuve-Loubet is expected to set a precedent for the dozens of French towns that have also laid down such bans. It said Villeneuve-Loubet's ban had "seriously infringed, in a manner that was clearly illegal, fundamental liberties such as the freedom to come and go, religious freedom and individual freedom". The burkinis did not pose any threat to public order, said the council, which is France's highest administrative court. The ban had been imposed on the grounds that wearing burkinis contravened French laws on secularism. It followed a series of deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, Nice and elsewhere in the past 20 months that shocked the world but also raised questions about the place of France's large ...
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Women brigade's fight led to HC's Haji Ali verdict 27.8.2016 TOI: India
and Zakia Soman, who founded the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan in 2007.
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Haji Ali ruling restores liberal reputation of Sufi shrines 27.8.2016 TOI: India
Sufi shrines have traditionally been liberal spaces, known for their all-embracing philosophy.
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SC entertains another petition on triple talaq 27.8.2016 TOI: India
Muslim men entitled for four marriages till law permits, it says
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Govt set to slap terror case on Zakir Naik 27.8.2016 TOI: Home
Authorities have also decided to apply the UAPA to ban IRF on grounds of spreading hatred between religious communities through public speeches, activities and "forced conversions" by its members.
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Women now pin hope on more such changes 26.8.2016 DNA: Opinion
Post the Bombay High Court verdict, women said they hope that the equality door opens further with time. Right from access to more prominent temples and mosques to ban on triple talaq and women making it to the clergy or not having to change religion after marriage. "We will now take the fight forward for a ban on triple talaq," said Khatoon Shaikh of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan. Talking of marriage, Goolrookh Gupta, a Parsi married to a Marwari, said, "I think the judgment is very encouraging. If women from a community considered orthodox could achieve so much, it gives a lot of hope that society is changing. It is heartening that the issue is being seen as one of constitutional equality instead of a religious matter by courts and not being taken up at all." Gupta has been fighting a battle with her community after an Anjuman (Parsi body) in Valsad, Gujarat, banned her from entering fire temples and the Tower of Silence for marrying a non-Parsi. She has been fighting the case since 2009. "I only ...
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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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Burkini ban overturned by French court in initial ruling 26.8.2016 DNA: Mumbai
France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling. The Conseil d'Etat gave the ruling following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the burkini ban in the Mediterranean town of Villeneuve-Loubet on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties. The court said in a statement the decree to ban burkinis in Villeneuve-Loubet "seriously, and clearly illegally, breached the fundamental freedoms to come and go, the freedom of beliefs and individual freedom." Under the French legal system, temporary decisions can be handed down before the court takes more time to prepare a judgement on the underlying legality of the case. The ban, which spread to more than a dozen coastal towns, had exposed cracks within the Socialist government's unity as Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended it on Thursday while some ministers criticised it. The issue has shone a light on ...
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SC notice to Centre on plea challenging triple talaq 26.8.2016 TOI: Home
A Muslim woman, who was divorced by her husband through a phone call from Dubai, has challenged the Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat) and nikah halala, leading the Supreme Court to seek response from the Centre on her plea on Friday.
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Haji Ali verdict: Dargah trust has no right to discriminate, rules Bombay High Court 26.8.2016 DNA: Opinion
In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court on Friday lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, saying it contravenes fundamental rights and that the trust has no right to prohibit women's entry into a public place of worship. "We hold that the ban imposed by the Dargah Trust, prohibiting women from entering the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah contravenes Articles 14, 15 and 25 of the Constitution of India. Women should be permitted to enter the the sanctum sanctorum at par with men," a division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere said. Under these Articles, a person has the fundamental right to practice any religion he or she wants. They prohibit discrimination on grounds of religion, gender and so on, and provide freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion. The court has, however, stayed its order for six weeks following a plea by Haji Ali Dargah Trust, which wants to challenge it in ...
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Muslim intern fired by German Mayor for refusing to remove headscarf 26.8.2016 DNA: Top News
A 48-year-old Palestinian refugee, hired as an intern at a German mayor's office, was fired on the first day of work because she refused to remove her headscarf. Mayor Elisabeth Herzog-von der Heide of the town Luckenwalde, near Berlin, fired the intern after one day because she would not take off her headscarf, The Local reported. "The Islamic headscarf is a means of expressing a religious worldview," Herzog-von der Heide was quoted as saying. The mayor said that therefore, wearing a headscarf would violate the neutrality of the town hall, where crucifixes are also not allowed. The Palestinian woman had been hired for a project called 'Perspectives for Refugees' and was set to work for six weeks. The woman said that she did not want to remove the headscarf in the presence of men, and therefore Herzog-von der Heide said they would not be able to offer her a suitable working environment. She said it would have been better to clarify this policy before hiring her. A representative from the state parliament ...
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'Islam is not exclusively for men; it's for men and women' 26.8.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
On Friday, the Bombay high court reversing the ban imposed on women entering the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai said, "The ban is contrary to articles 14, 15, 19 and 25 of the Constitution of India. Women should be permitted to enter the dargah on par with men."The news brought much cheer and joy to petitioner Zakia Soman who is also the founder of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan.Zakia spoke to Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf on what made this verdict historic and how it will bring about a change in the future.
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Cattle smugglers held 26.8.2016 The Assam Tribune
Cattle smugglers held
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Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs celebrate Janmashtami at dargah 26.8.2016 TOI: Jaipur
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