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FIR against Urdu editor: Bombay HC allows govt to transfer probe to CID

Mar 18, 2015

FIR against Urdu editor: Bombay HC allows govt to transfer probe to CID

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed the plea of Maharashtra government to hand over the probe to CID into the FIRs registered against the Editor of Urdu daily Shirin Dalvi who is at the centre of a row over publishing the cover of French magazine Charlie Hebdo that featured a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad. #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Charlie Hebdo #Urdu #Shirin Dalvi
Don't learn foreign language at the cost of your mother tongue: Javed Akhtar

Mar 14, 2015

Don't learn foreign language at the cost of your mother tongue: Javed Akhtar

For noted scriptwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar, language has no religion and says those who cry foul over "purity of language" should know that it is non-existent. #Religion #language #Javed Akhtar #Hindi #Urdu
The hounding of Shirin Dalvi: 'These people are doing all this to damage my career'

Feb 06, 2015

The hounding of Shirin Dalvi: 'These people are doing all this to damage my career'

The former editor of Urdu daily Avadhnama has also said that the allegations levelled against her are motivated by personal jealousy. #TheySaidIt #Muslim #Charlie Hebdo #Urdu #Prophet Muhammad #Arrest #daily #Mumbra #Avadhnama #Shirin Dalvi
Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Feb 05, 2015

Shireen Dalvi published Charlie Hebo cartoon to shut down Avadhnama, claim groups

Two different groups alleged that Shireen Dalvi had reproduced the controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoon with an intention to shut down the Mumbai edition of Avadhanama and to disturb communal harmony. #India #Mumbai #TheySaidIt #Mumbai Police #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Urdu Editor #Mumbai Avadhnama Patrakar Sangharsh Samiti #Forum against Blasphemy
RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon

Feb 05, 2015

RIP democracy: After editor, now Mumbai vendor arrested for selling paper with Hebdo cartoon

The police booked the vendor because the complaint said that the vendor understood Urdu, so he should not have sold the paper. #WhyNow #Twitter #Mumbai #Democracy #Bombay #Charlie Hebdo #All India Bakchod #AIB #Newspaper vendor #Urdu newspaper
Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

Feb 05, 2015

Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

The plight of Shirin Dalvi quickly proves that freedom of expression remains a luxury in India especially if you are not part of the English-language media. #ThatsJustWrong #Attack on Charlie Hebdo #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Shirin Dalvi #Mumbai Urdu editor #Section 295A of the IPC
Shireen Dalvi and Charlie Hebdo: Why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable

Feb 04, 2015

Shireen Dalvi and Charlie Hebdo: Why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable

When editor of an Urdu daily Shireen Dalvi is targeted for innocently publishing a Charlie Hebdo cartoon and now has to wear a burkha to avoid being recognised, it shows how far down the pole of tolerance we have slipped. It also tells us why the intolerant prey on the vulnerable. #Charlie Hebdo #Boko Haram #Jihadis #Islamic fundamentalism #ISIS #Shireen Dalvi #Avadhnama #Urdu publication
Forced into a burqa, separated from kids: Mumbai Urdu editor pays for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Feb 03, 2015

Forced into a burqa, separated from kids: Mumbai Urdu editor pays for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Even as debate continues over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, a former female editor of a Urdu daily Avadhnama, finds herself in the middle of legal trouble and facing threats to her life for printing these cartoons. #ThatsJustWrong #NewsTracker #Charlie Hebdo cartoons #Charlie Hebdo attacks #Mumbai editor #Urdu editor arrested
In Gujarat, all schools asked to perform 'compulsory' Saraswati Vandana

Jan 24, 2015

In Gujarat, all schools asked to perform 'compulsory' Saraswati Vandana

The Ahmedabad School Board has whipped up a controversy with its circular asking all schools to hold 'Saraswati Vandana' on Vasant Panchami on Saturday #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Education #Hindutva #Muslim #school #goddess #Saraswati Vandana #Urdu school