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Allah is not opposed: It's those who fear independent women that oppose female qazis

Feb 10, 2016

Allah is not opposed: It's those who fear independent women that oppose female qazis

The fear among the clergy is that women qazi would be more keen to fight for the rights of women in matters of separation and alimony. And they could lead a movement for reforms and equal rights. The opposition is because of the fear of independent women. Not Allah. #InMyOpinion #Women Qazis #Indian Muslim women's movement #Khalid Usmani #Islamic history #Muslim clergy
Supreme Court declines to intervene in plea seeking uniform civil code

Dec 07, 2015

Supreme Court declines to intervene in plea seeking uniform civil code

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition by a Delhi BJP leader seeking a direction to the Centre and Parliament to enact a uniform civil code. #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Indian Muslims #Uniform Civil Code #T S Thakur #Ashwini Kumar Upadhyaya
Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration

Nov 26, 2015

Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration

Seeking "justice and equality for Muslim women", a Muslim group has demanded a ban on polygamy and compulsory registration of marriages. #NewsTracker #Modi #Muslims #Indian Muslims #Muslim personal law #Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan #talaq
After high-profile death, protests cast shadow over PM Modi's upcoming UK visit

Nov 10, 2015

After high-profile death, protests cast shadow over PM Modi's upcoming UK visit

The campaigners projected the words “Modi not welcome” onto the Houses of Parliament building on Sunday in a bold show of protest against Modi. The projection showed Modi wielding a sword in front of “an OM sign that is tragically being transferred to a swastika.” #India #London #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Britain #Modi #UK #Wembley #Sikh Federation (UK) #Modi not welcome #South Asia Solidarity Group #Southall Black Sisters #Dalit Solidarity Network UK #Indian Muslim Federation #Indian Workers Association #Muslim Parliament #Voice of Dalit International
Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 74 persons, says Sushma Swaraj

Oct 06, 2015

Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 74 persons, says Sushma Swaraj

The toll of Indian Hajj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 74, the government announced on Tuesday. #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Indian Muslims #Jeddah #Makkah #Hajj stampede
Dadri lynching: BJP MLA Sangeet Som jumps in; accuses SP govt of 'appeasing' Muslims, framing 'innocents'

Oct 05, 2015

Dadri lynching: BJP MLA Sangeet Som jumps in; accuses SP govt of 'appeasing' Muslims, framing 'innocents'

Stirring the political cauldron, controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Sunday visited Dadri where he attacked Samajwadi Party government, alleging it was appeasing the minority community and innocent people were being framed for lynching of a man over beef eating rumour. #Politics #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #India #BJP #NewsTracker #MLA #Indian Muslims #communal tension #Sangeet Som #Dadri lynching #UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
Dadri lynching: Owaisi slams Mahesh Sharma's 'accident' remark, says victim killed over religion

Oct 02, 2015

Dadri lynching: Owaisi slams Mahesh Sharma's 'accident' remark, says victim killed over religion

As tension simmered in Bishada where a man was lynched on Monday night over allegedly eating beef, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday sought punishment for those guilty without "victimising" the innocents, while tough talking AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said the victim was killed because of his religious persuasion. #India #NewsTracker #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #Dadri #Hindu extremism
PM Modi should break his silence over Dadri lynching incident: Cong

Oct 02, 2015

PM Modi should break his silence over Dadri lynching incident: Cong

The Congress on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should break his "silence" and condemn the Dadri lynching incident. #India #Congress #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #PM Modi #Dadri #Hindu extremism
'Who'll ensure it won't happen again': Shocked muslims plan to leave village after lynching

Oct 01, 2015

'Who'll ensure it won't happen again': Shocked muslims plan to leave village after lynching

Shocked and shaken to the core, Muslims of Bishada village on the outskirts of the national capital, where a man was lynched over rumours of his family having eaten beef, are contemplating moving out as the local administration scrambled to stem simmering tension. #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #India #BJP #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #Communal tensions #Dadri #Bishada #Hindu extremism
Hajj stampede: Number of Indians killed in tragedy rises to 45, total death toll now 769

Sep 28, 2015

Hajj stampede: Number of Indians killed in tragedy rises to 45, total death toll now 769

The number of Indians killed in a stampede at the Hajj rose to 45 on Monday as authorities identified 10 more bodies among the victims of the worst tragedy in 25 years to hit the annual pilgrimage. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Mecca #Hajj #Indian Muslims #Jeddah #Mina #Hajj stampede