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Divorce granted by church court can't override law: Supreme Court 19.1.2017 DNA: Popular News
Divorce granted by ecclesiastical tribunal under Christian personal law are not valid as it cannot override the law, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected a PIL that sought according legal sanction to such separations granted by the Church Court.  A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud dismissed the plea filed by Clarence Pais, a former president of a Karnataka Catholic association, saying the issue has been settled by it in its 1996 verdict delivered in the case of Molly Joseph versus George Sebastian. "Canon Law (personal law of Christians) can have theological or ecclesiastical implications to the parties. But after the Divorce Act came into force, a dissolution or annulment granted under such personal law cannot have any legal impact as statute has provided a different procedure and a different code for divorce or annulment," the apex court had then ruled. Pais, in his PIL filed in 2013, had said the divorce granted by a Church, set up under its personal ...
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Divorce granted by church court can't override law, Supreme Court says 19.1.2017 TOI: India
Divorce granted by ecclesiastical tribunal under Christian personal law are not valid as it cannot override the law, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected a PIL that sought according legal sanction to such separations granted by the Church Court.
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Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM 19.1.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM
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Telangana's KCR proposes 12% quota for Muslims in next budget, draws BJP's ire 19.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
BJP on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the issue of 12% reservations for Muslims, saying the proposal is unconstitutional minority vote bank politics. "CM KCR's statement reiterating that his government will provide for 12 per cent reservation to Muslims is not just a blatant lie, but also unconstitutional and uncouth minority vote bank politics", Telangana BJP's official spokesperson, Krishna Saagar Rao said. The Chief Minister on Wednesday told the Legislative Assembly that a bill providing 12% per cent reservation to backward sections among Muslims would be introduced in the budget session of the House. This quota was a key election promise of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). The Chief Minister had also said his government decided to implement this reservation for Muslims based on their social, economic and educational backwardness and not on religious basis. Krishna Saagar Rao said BJP strongly disapproves "this open pandering for ...
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'Large-hearted' Akhilesh to accommodate people close to Mulayam Singh Yadav 18.1.2017 TOI: India
It seems peace in the family, finally, with Mulayam Yadav indicating to his son that he does not plan to challenge the Election Commission's decision.
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Has actor Lindsay Lohan converted to Islam? 14.1.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Controversial actor Lindsay Lohan recently scrubbed clean her Twitter and Instagram accounts and posted the message “Alaikum Salam” on Instagram, leading to speculation that the actor may have converted to Islam. In 2015, Lindsay Lohan had faced backlash after being pictured with a Quran in her hands. Over the last few days, Lohan deleted all her posts on Twitter and Instagram. The term Alaikum Salam is a traditional Arabic greeting of ‘As-salam alaikum’ (peace be onto you). The post on Instagram led to a tweets from Muslims around the world, offering her congratulations.  Earlier, Lohan has dropped hints about converting to Islam.In the last few years, the actress has been vocal about her interest in Islam and she was also spotted carrying the Koran. In October 2016, she posted a picture of herself wearing a headscarf which was a gift from a Syrian refugee. The actress has also moved to Dubai.   Lindsay Lohan remove all her instagram photos and left Salam in her bio. May Allah Guide Her. ...
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Muslim clerics in fight over fatwas 14.1.2017 TOI: India
A week after the shahi imam of Kolkata’s Tipu Sultan Mosque, maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati, issued a fatwa against PM Modi, the controversial cleric faces a fatwa from a Mumbai-based mufti Manzar Hasan Khan Ashrafi Misbahi
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Certificate issued by chief kazi on talaq does not have legal validity: Madras High Court 11.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Madras High Court ruled on Wednesday that a certificate issued by the chief kazi on talaq is only an opinion and has no legal validity. The bench, comprising Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, gave the ruling while passing interim orders on a PIL by lawyer and former MLA Bader Syed. Syed, in his petition, assailed the declarations issued by kazis certifying a talaq and sought restraining them from giving certificates and other documents certifying or approving it. The bench, which referred to Section 4 of The Kazis Act, 1880, held that the office of the kazi does not confer on the person any judicial or administrative power. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Shariath Defence Forum submitted that the nature of certificates issued by the chief kazi was only an opinion having expertise of Shariath law. To support this, they referred to Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariath) Application Act, 1937. Syed and others supporting him, including Women Lawyers Association, ...
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'Yes we can, yes we did!' Teary Obama bids farewell 11.1.2017 Rediff: News
United States President Barack Obama said goodbye to his nation in an emotional address enriched with wisdom and optimism.
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Trump's AG pick Sessions says he would favor special prosecutor for any Clinton investigation 10.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
 Republican Senator Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday he would recuse himself from investigating Hillary Clinton's email practices and charitable foundation if confirmed as attorney general and he would favour the appointment of a special prosecutor for any such investigation. "I have said a few things," Sessions said about his comments during the presidential race accusing former Democratic candidate Clinton of illegal activity. "I think that is one of the reasons why I should not make a decision in that case." Sessions was responding to questions at a sometimes rowdy Senate confirmation hearing, the first in a series of hearings this week for Republican President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees. The gathering was contentious as senators pushed Sessions on his and Trump's positions on issues such as civil rights and immigration. Protesters charging Sessions has a poor record on rights interrupted the proceedings five times. Sessions was asked how he would handle the issue of former candidate Clinton. ...
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Redeeming the understanding of Islam and making it accessible 10.1.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
It was 11 am on 21 September 2013. I had been working on my historical novel, Idris, when news came of unidentified gunmen opening fire in one of Nairobi’s upscale malls. TV channels and online newspapers had plenty to say. The mass shooting had left 67 people dead and more than 175 people injured. An eyewitness was reported to have said that the attackers had asked Muslims to leave, declaring that only non-Muslims would be targeted. Among other aspects of the vetting process, the hostages were asked to name Prophet Muhammad’s mother as a litmus test that would distinguish Muslims from non-Muslims. It seemed both astounding and horrific that a piece of information could have saved a life. But why was this information not out there for all to know? In many parts of the world, including India, almost every non-Christian knows that Jesus’s mother was Mary and his father, Joseph; and of the story of Jesus’s birth and his crucifixion. Non-Hindus know that the Ramayana is about Rama and Sita and Rama’s battle ...
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LIVE! Centre is desperate, not coordinating with banks: Robert Vadra 9.1.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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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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Now, a fund for divorced Muslim women 9.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
To provide sustenance to divorced Muslim women and educate their children, the RSS-affiliated Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) has decided to launch a welfare fund which will be financed through contributions from the community. "The MRM will start a Baitul Mal (fund) for divorced women and children. This will be financed through zakat contributions," MRM national convenor, Mohammed Afzal, told DNA. The MRM is the only niche organisation in the Sangh Parivar for Muslims and has senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar as its chief patron. Afzal added that the fund would be channelized to beneficiaries who would be identified by its activists through the MRM's 'Shaheed Ashfaque Ullah Khan Memorial Trust.' The decision was taken in a recent meeting of the MRM. The trust was inaugurated in Pune in 2015 by Kumar and has been named after freedom fighter and revolutionary, Ashfaque Ullah Khan, who was sentenced to death with his close friend Ramprasad Bismil by the British in the 1925 Kakori conspiracy case. It is ...
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It's advantage Akhilesh as fight for party symbol continues 8.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Hectic meetings continued at various residences of Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, and his son, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday that further added to the drama in the party in the past few weeks. Sources say that the prominent leaders in attendance at the meeting at Mulayam's residence were Ambika Chowdhary, Azam Khan, and Shivpal Singh Yadav. On the other side, there were Prof Ramgopal Yadav, Kironmay Nanda, Dimple Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav, and Naresh Agarwal. The meeting was all the more urgent as the Election Commission (EC) is all set to decide on which faction — Akhilesh or Mulayam – has the right to the party symbol. The EC has asked both leaders to submit details of the MLAs and other leaders supporting them by January 9. Speaking to media after the meeting, senior SP leaders from the Mulayam faction, Ambika Chowdhary and Azam Khan, claimed that eventually all would be well within the SP. Their claim was refuted by Ramgopal Yadav, who said that Akhilesh was now ready to ...
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Sakshi Maharaj booked for 'population control' remarks 7.1.2017 Rediff: News
Meerut Police's action came a day after the MP indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country.
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Sakshi Maharaj's comment: Election Commission seeks report from Meerut administration 7.1.2017 DNA: Top News
BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj has indirectly blamed Muslims for the population growth in the country, sparking a controversy barely four days after Supreme Court made it illegal to seek votes in the name of religion or caste. As the comments by the MP from Unnao in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh drew strong condemnation today from opposition parties, the Election Commission sought a report from Meerut district administration while the BJP distanced itself from the outburst made at a 'sant sammelan' here yesterday. Congress said it will file a complaint against the MP before the Election Commission. "Those with four wives and 40 children are responsible for the population increase in the country. Hindus are not responsible for the increase in population," he said. "Strict laws are required in this country if we really want to curb population. Parties need to rise above politics and take decision for the sake of the country," he added. Congress leader KC Mittal said Sakshi Maharaj's speech is "offensive" as it is ...
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Parliament Street mosque under govt scanner 7.1.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Parliament Street mosque frequented by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Muslim Member of the Parliament, is now under Delhi government’s radar, for alleged mismanagement of funds, inflammatory speeches and misuse of mosque premises. Sources said that while investigation in the matter has been ordered based on a complaint of a mosque member, the SDM has sought the inquiry report in the matter. Meanwhile, the mosque management has refuted the allegations claiming that they’ve been falsely levied by certain anti-social elements to grab the mosque land. “The mosque is being eyed by certain anti-social elements to carry out possible misdeeds at the Parliament. We have in the past complained to the Government of India about the same and will once again bring the matter to the Home Ministry’s attention as it concerns the national security,” said Abid Umar Khan, Legal Advisor, Parliament Street Masjid. Khan added that while the order by the SDM is in violation as it doesn’t have a jurisdiction over the ...
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BSP releases first list for UP polls 5.1.2017 The Assam Tribune
BSP releases first list for UP polls
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UP elections 2017: BSP first off the blocks to declare candidates 5.1.2017 DNA: India
BSP surged ahead of its rivals on Thursday by declaring names of its official candidates for 100 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, giving over one third to Muslims. Muslims account for nearly 20% of the state's electorate and perhaps keeping this in mind, members of that community have been given tickets in 36 of the 100 seats spread over 20 districts declared on Thursday. "List of candidates for other seats will be released soon," BSP said in a release in Lucknow. The party has already shortlisted names of candidates for all the 403 seats, BSP supremo Mayawati told a recent press conference. Giving caste-wise details of the shortlisted candidates, she had said that 87 tickets will be given to Dalits, 97 to Muslims and 106 to OBCs. Of the 113 tickets earmarked for upper castes, Brahmins will get 66, Kshatriyas 36, and Kayasthas, Vaishyas and Punjabi 11, she had said. The BSP chief had said that she had finalised the names of candidates long ago and there will be no change in it. Alleging that ...
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