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Category: Muslim Law
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ISIS: The Kerala Connection 20.4.2018 Rediff: News
ISIS's online propaganda radicalises Muslim youth in Kerala.
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Uttar Pradesh BJP MLC 'expelled' from Islam for worshipping Lord Hanuman 18.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
A BJP minister has been ostracized by a Islamic organization for paying obeisance to Lord Hanuman in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow. According to reports, Maulana Saalim Ashraf Qasmi, the head of the madrasa Darul Uloom Asharfia said that Uttar Pradesh BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab has been ostracized from Islam and the Muslim community for offering prayers to ‘a Hindu God’. “Islam forbids idol worship.  Any Muslim paying obeisance to any other God other than Allah ceases to remain a Muslim. It is not Islamic act and such a person should be thrown out of the Islam and Muslim community,” said Maulana Qasmi. Maulana Qasmi said that Bukkal Nawab should repent his anti-Islamic acts by seeking an apology from Allah. “He will be welcomed back to Islam after he purifies himself by offering an apology to Allah and reading the Kalma thrice,” the Maulana added.  Bukkal Nawab, former Samajwadi Party MP who had joined the BJP last year, had offered prayers and gifted a heavy brass-made bell at famous Hanuman temple in ...
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'Kashmiris are not secessionists or terrorists' 18.4.2018 Rediff: News
'The people of the state can be won over by love, and not by swords.'
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BJP party of governance? Ha! Ha! Ha! 17.4.2018 Rediff: News
'The current BJP leadership believes the party's expansion across India, and thus their own survival at the top, depends on injecting communal tension into areas where it has so far been largely controlled,' argues Mihir S Sharma.
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Trial in Kathua rape-murder case begins tomorrow 16.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Trial in Kathua rape-murder case begins tomorrow
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Saffron-Green nexus: India's Muslims must be wary 15.4.2018 Rediff: News
'The mobilisation is nothing but a political ploy -- a sort of a fixed match between Hindu and Muslim communal forces, towards polarisation, in a run-up to the next election,' argues Mohammad Sajjad.
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Kathua, Unnao: Struggle for justice marred by whataboutery 15.4.2018 Rediff: News
'Those who genuinely seek justice do not differentiate between a victim and a victim or an accused and accused.'
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One can only lament the Pakistanisation of India: Husain Haqqani 13.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The audience gasped as columnist writer and Mumbai International Literary Festival Founder-Director Anil Dharker began by telling leading South Asia expert, journalist, academic, political activist and former ambassador of Pakistan to Sri Lanka and the US, Husain Haqqani he found his latest book “unreadable.” He quickly qualified, “I found it unreadable because it was horrific to read what was happening to Pakistan.” Haqqani came back to that asking both Dharker and the audience “to imagine what it must then be like for the 210 million plus Pakistani citizens to live with that reality every day of their lives.”  The duo was in conversation at the Mumbai launch of Haqqani's book - Reimagining Pakistan, Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State  - as a part of a Literature Live! on Thursday evening. When Dharker broached the subject of what might have been without the Partition, Haqqani compared that with asking a septuagenarian if his birth was planned or an accident. “Don't forget 95% of Pakistanis, ...
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The word Muslim has become highly toxic in India 13.4.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Will this communal pendulum, which is swinging towards the extreme of division and violence, ever swing back to its position of the '60s and '70s within my lifetime?'
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Three suspected Dawood Ibrahim aides held in Delhi on charges to kill Shia Waqf Board chief 13.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Three people were arrested on Friday morning on charges of conspiring to kill Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi, allegedly on the behest of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Delhi DCP Special Cell told reporters. In January, Rizvi had received a life threat call, allegedly from gangster Dawood Ibrahim's henchman, threatening to eliminate him and his family if he did not withdraw his statements on madarsa and apologize to Muslim Ulemas.He had filed a complaint with call records to the police after the alleged threat. Rizvi off late has made remarks that have not gone down well with several fringe groups. On March 19, Rizvi had written to Congress President asking him to support the government over the construction of a Ram Temple on the disputed territory in Ayodhya. "Rahul Gandhi should prove the love for his country and love for God and the Congress should support the Indian government to build the temple of Lord Ram at his birthplace (said to be in Ayodhya) and Masjid-e-Aman be constructed in Lucknow," ...
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'Ashamed, appalled and disgusted': Massive outrage over Kathua rape 13.4.2018 Rediff: News
The support for the eight-year-old girl was growing with politicians, cutting across party lines, seeking justice for her.
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We have failed her as humans: V K Singh on Kathua girl's rape-murder 12.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The rape-and-murder of the eight-year-old Bakerwal community girl has created a controversy after lawyers in Jammu called for a shutdown on Wednesday, demanding the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.
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Muslim man allegedly forced to chant 'Jai Mata Di' 12.4.2018 DNA: India
A 29-year-old Muslim man has alleged that he was bullied onboard a bus in Bawana area by two men, who asked him to utter religious slogans, and manhandled him when he resisted. Senior police officers said that a case of assault has been registered and that his claims are being verified. The incident took place on Sunday night, when the victim, Maulana Aftab Alam, a resident of JJ Colony in Bawana, who teaches at a mosque in outer Delhi, was heading home from Shahbad Dairy area. In his complaint, he told the police that the duo raised suspicion on his nationality and when he said that he is an Indian, they asked him to repeat religious slogans after them, police said. "In his complaint, Alam has mentioned that the two men, who had boarded the same bus and got down at Prahladpur village bus stand, asked him if he was an Indian. When he said yes, they asked him to say 'Jai Mata Di', which Alam said he did. But the men still manhandled him and thrashed him," said a senior police officer. After the duo got ...
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'Hadiya has absolute autonomy over her person' 9.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The bench said that non-acceptance of Hadiya's choice would simply mean creating discomfort to the Constitutional right by a Constitutional court which is meant to be the protector of fundamental rights.
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Priya Prakash Varrier's Oru Adaar Love: Winking forbidden in Islam, claims new plea in Supreme Court 9.4.2018 DNA: India
In a fresh plea filed in Supreme Court by two Hyderabad based parties, objection has been raised against the now famous winking scene in actress Priya Prakash Varrier's movie Oru Adaar Love. According to reports, the applicants want their plea to be heard before SC gives a decision about quashing of criminal proceedings against Varrier and the producer of the movie.  The plea citing verses from Quran states that winking in Islam is forbidden. The plea says, “The 30-second clip shows a young schoolgirl and a schoolboy exchanging smiles, eyebrows wiggles and winks from across the way. It has completely captivated audiences but with a wrinkle on the face of religious Muslims". It describes the song as' an act of blasphemy'. The Supreme Court in February, this year stayed all criminal proceedings against Priya Prakash Varrier for her wink in the song Manika Malaraya Poovi from the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love. Additionally, the Apex Court also stayed all criminal proceedings against the film’s producer ...
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What has Nitish Kumar done to stop communal violence? 31.3.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'Nitish is now a helpless junior ally of Hindutva.''He just cannot think of reining in the hoodlums raging, marauding and killing in the mohallas,' argues Mohammad Sajjad.
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Complaint filed against organisation for carrying Shambhu Lal Raigar’s tableau 31.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Various member of Muslim community have file a  complained against a procession carried out by some organisation which featured a tableau glorifying Shambhu Lal Raigar -- the man who hacked a Muslim labourer to death in Rajasamand and captured the gruesome act on video. Cases have been lodged in 4 different police stations. The members have demanded to take legal action against organizers of procession and other anti-social elements. The police will now take further action on the basis of this complaint. This procession was also became a subject of discussion on social media. At the same time, this news became the headlines of national-level news channels. People from several other Muslim communities, including the Jodhana Jagruk Manch and Sajid Khan of Muslim Seva Sansthan, approached the police on Friday and demanded legal action against the accused organizer for incorporating the tableau in procession. It was stated in the complaint that when the procession reached Ek Minar Masjid located in ...
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Law advisory board will avoid laws pertaining to Muslim marriages and divorces 30.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
India’s top law advisory body has said it will steer clear of most personal laws relating to Muslim marriage and divorce to avoid conflict with the Supreme Court, Hindustan Times reported. According to the report, the Law Commission of India’s Chairman Balbir Singh Chauhan said the commission firmed up its stand days after the Supreme Court admitted pleas to examine the practices of polygamy, nikah halala, nikah mutta and nikah misyar .  “How can we touch what is sub judice? The effect of the Supreme Court’s decision will be binding upon us,” Chauhan, a former judge of the top court, explained. He said the commission would, however, still examine Muslim personal laws “relating to adoption and succession”. Earlier, the Lawyer in Shah Bano Case, Arif Mohammad Khan on Tuesday praised the Modi-led government for its resolve in delegitimising triple talaq stating that with this decision the Muslim women will live with equality in the country. “I am glad over Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq. I thank ...
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'Quran does not encourage polygamy' 28.3.2018 Rediff: News
'Due to lack of understanding or patriarchal misinterpretation, a common notion was generated that if you are a Muslim man you can marry four times.'
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Renuka Chowdhury to file case against Kiren Rijiju 28.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury said that she will soon file a case against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju for tweeting a video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sarcastic jibe on her during a Parliament proceeding in February, as she finds it "derogatory" under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), on Tuesday. Speaking during a conclave on Indian politics at Amity University, she said, "I will soon file a case against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju for uploading the video of the incident which I find derogatory under IPC sections for deliberating her status as a woman in society." Rijiju had posted a video of Modi's jibe of equating her to Supranakha on his Twitter handle on February 7. Chowdhury also raised concerns over the ongoing issue of triple talaq and polygamy and termed the practices as "inhuman act of tarnishing the life of a woman". She also slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for opposing a ban on triple talaq ban and nikah halala and called upon the ...
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