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UP: Burqa-clad man roaming in Dussehra fair in Bareilly beaten by public, handed over to police
India

UP: Burqa-clad man roaming in Dussehra fair in Bareilly beaten by public, handed over to police

The locals saw the person roaming around at the Dussehra fair in a burqa. On suspicion, they caught the man and handed him over to police

Iran: Protests over Mahsa Amini's death enter third week, at least 83 dead so far
World

Iran: Protests over Mahsa Amini's death enter third week, at least 83 dead so far

The women-led protests in Iran erupted after Mahsa Amini, 22, died three days after her arrest by the notorious morality police in Tehran for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic's strict dress code for women

Mahsa in Iran, Rupali in India: Hindu woman killed by Muslim husband for not wearing burqa in Mumbai
India

Mahsa in Iran, Rupali in India: Hindu woman killed by Muslim husband for not wearing burqa in Mumbai

Iqbal Mohammad Sheikh married Rupali Chandanshive after they fell in love three years ago. The couple also have a two-year-old son from the marriage. However, due to undue pressure for wearing burqa, Rupali was living separately with her child for the past few months

Man went to meet girlfriend, wore 'burqa' to hide from neighbours, held
India

Man went to meet girlfriend, wore 'burqa' to hide from neighbours, held

Ali had got a job away from his home and before moving out, he wanted to meet his girlfriend in same village under Sidhauli Police Station area.

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women challenge new veil edict
World

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women challenge new veil edict

The decree calls for women to only show their eyes and recommends they wear the head-to-toe burqa

Taliban orders all Afghan women to cover up head to toe in public
World

Taliban orders all Afghan women to cover up head to toe in public

The decree says that women should leave the home only when necessary, and that male relatives would face punishment for women's dress code violations

Hijab controversy: The hidden agenda is Muslim consolidation
Politics

Hijab controversy: The hidden agenda is Muslim consolidation

The question of allowing hijab in secular institutions should at once be answered by a resounding ‘no’

Hijab ban stays in Karnataka: A look at countries where veils are barred
World

Hijab ban stays in Karnataka: A look at countries where veils are barred

The Karnataka High Court has upheld the ban on hijab in educational institutions. Across the world, several countries have passed laws that discourage wearing face coverings

What Muslim women want: Equality, equal opportunities and definitely not hijab
Politics

What Muslim women want: Equality, equal opportunities and definitely not hijab

The hijab controversy is the last-ditch effort to keep Muslim women under suppression; the Uniform Civil Code is the only way out

In hijab row, liberals show Stockholm syndrome by siding with Islamists
Politics

In hijab row, liberals show Stockholm syndrome by siding with Islamists

Forget the women, even Muslim men get threatened and boycotted for criticising anything about Islam

Interview | Hijab is akin to chastity belt that turns women into sex objects, says Taslima Nasrin as she bats for Uniform Civil Code
Politics

Interview | Hijab is akin to chastity belt that turns women into sex objects, says Taslima Nasrin as she bats for Uniform Civil Code

The issue is not whether hijab is central to Islam or not. The issue is that a law made in the seventh century can’t — and shouldn’t— be applicable in the 21st century

Hijab row: Karnataka HC bench to hear case on 10 Feb; protests barred near Bengaluru schools, colleges for 14 days
India

Hijab row: Karnataka HC bench to hear case on 10 Feb; protests barred near Bengaluru schools, colleges for 14 days

The three-judge bench will hear petitions at 2:30 pm. Earlier, a single-judge bench declined to pass interim orders to allow hijab-clad girls to attend classes

Explained: Difference between burqa, hijab and niqab
India

Explained: Difference between burqa, hijab and niqab

The controversy over wearing hijab in Karnataka educational institutions is far from over even as the state government declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions on Tuesday

As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world
World

As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world

The debate on hijabs, which has been fuelled after students in Karnataka alleged they weren't allowed in class owing to their dress code, has been ongoing with many European nations imposing full or partial bans on face veils

'Not our culture': Afghan women tweet pictures of kaleidoscopic robes to protest Taliban's burqa diktat
World

'Not our culture': Afghan women tweet pictures of kaleidoscopic robes to protest Taliban's burqa diktat

In a campaign started by Dr Bahar Jalali, hundreds of women are using hashtags like #DoNotTouchMyClothes and #AfghanistanCulture along with their pictures in colourful traditional dresses

Swiss voters appear to narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public, projects national broadcaster
World

Swiss voters appear to narrowly back proposal to ban face coverings in public, projects national broadcaster

If implemented, the measure will outlaw covering one's face in public places like restaurants, sports stadiums, public transport or simply walking in the street

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?
Lifestyle

Rethinking the hijab: COVID-19 made masks ubiquitous; will it also spur shift in assumptions about veiled faces?

To broach the topic about the veil meaning something more than a mere clothing choice seems somewhat an exhausting exercise now, one marred by debates that insist upon centralising the hijab as the server of patriarchal functions.

Ban the Burqa, and Let Women ‘Breathe’
India

Ban the Burqa, and Let Women ‘Breathe’

Till the day women continue to don the burqa or ghoonghat, they will be treated as sexual objects, as slaves dedicated to men. Governments and societies cannot allow this

Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal
India

Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has sought a ban on wearing burqa in India citing the example of Sri Lanka where all types of face veils were banned by the government following the Easter Sunday terror attack.

Video of Uttar Pradesh police officer abusing, hitting Muslim woman with stick goes viral; probe ordered
India

Video of Uttar Pradesh police officer abusing, hitting Muslim woman with stick goes viral; probe ordered

Earlier as well, a video had surfaced on social media and gone viral as it showed Meerut police personnel abusing and slapping a young girl for allegedly having a Muslim partner.