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Hijab Decree: Taliban wants to erase girls from public life in Afghanistan, says Malala Yousafzai; urges world leaders to take action
World

Hijab Decree: Taliban wants to erase girls from public life in Afghanistan, says Malala Yousafzai; urges world leaders to take action

Malala Yousafzai said Taliban wants to keep girls out of school and women out of work, deny them the ability to travel without a male family member, and to force them to cover their faces and bodies completely

Amit Shah's arrives in Bengaluru amid buzz over leadership change and cabinet rejig
Politics

Amit Shah's arrives in Bengaluru amid buzz over leadership change and cabinet rejig

Amit Shah during this trip is likely to meet senior party leaders including Bommai and BS Yediyurappa, and assess the BJP's preparations for the elections

Karnataka: Not allowed to take PU exams wearing hijab, two Udipi students sent home
India

Karnataka: Not allowed to take PU exams wearing hijab, two Udipi students sent home

The students had urged the officials to allow them to write the exams wearing hijab but were sent out of the campus and were denied permission to write their exams

Row over hijab bid to 'exploit' people, 'azaan' controversy non-issue: Kerala Governer
India

Row over hijab bid to 'exploit' people, 'azaan' controversy non-issue: Kerala Governer

Arif Mohammad Khan described the ongoing 'azaan' controversy in Karnataka as a "non-issue"

Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict
Politics

Hijab row: All India Muslim Personal Law Board moves Supreme Court against Karnataka HC's verdict

Karnataka High Court had passed the judgment on 15 March that wearing of hijab is not a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith and thus, it is not protected under the Article 25 of the Constitution.

Karnataka govt releases circular asking students to attend SSLC exams wearing uniform
India

Karnataka govt releases circular asking students to attend SSLC exams wearing uniform

A total of 8.73 lakh students will appear for the SSLC examination starting from 28 March in as many as 3,444 exam centres across Karnataka

Reflections on the Hijab ban: In fashion world, an act of cultural pride subverts logic in a polarised world
Arts & Culture

Reflections on the Hijab ban: In fashion world, an act of cultural pride subverts logic in a polarised world

For young Muslim women in India caught between the state and society, there is little space for them to define themselves outside of the hijab.

Why the obsession with Hijab doesn’t help Muslims
India

Why the obsession with Hijab doesn’t help Muslims

The hijab today is not just about Muslim identity. It has become a test for a community’s ability to adapt and evolve.

From hijab ban to Ram Mandir: When the Supreme Court was drawn into religious debates
India

From hijab ban to Ram Mandir: When the Supreme Court was drawn into religious debates

The hijab row has moved from classrooms to the top court. The Karnataka High Court's decision to uphold the ban on the headscarf has been challenged in the Supreme Court

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

Karnataka High Court upholds hijab ban, says it is not essential religious practice of Islam
India

Karnataka High Court upholds hijab ban, says it is not essential religious practice of Islam

The high court said that wearing Hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and that no compelling case was made out for invalidating the government order.

Nehruvian secularism places Muslims not as equals but as a permanent minority to Hindus: Arif Mohammad Khan
India

Nehruvian secularism places Muslims not as equals but as a permanent minority to Hindus: Arif Mohammad Khan

The Kerala Governor says that the kind of secularism pursued in India creates distrust among Hindus and Muslims, placing one against another as competitors for national resources

Hijab row: Now, Sikh girl asked to remove turban by Bengaluru college
India

Hijab row: Now, Sikh girl asked to remove turban by Bengaluru college

The girl's family is said to be of the stand that their daughter will not remove the turban and is taking legal opinion with the High Court and government order not mentioning anything about Sikh turbans

The Udupi hijab controversy and the failing feminists of the free world
India

The Udupi hijab controversy and the failing feminists of the free world

The ongoing hijab row is as dangerous as is worrisome to the true essence of uniformity and unity in diversity

Hijab row: HC seeks details on Campus Front of India's role from Karnataka government
India

Hijab row: HC seeks details on Campus Front of India's role from Karnataka government

On 1 January, six girl students of a college in Udupi attended a press conference held by the CFI in the coastal town protesting against the college authorities denying them entry into classrooms wearing hijab

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

Hijab not essential religious practice of Islam, Karnataka government reiterates to HC
India

Hijab not essential religious practice of Islam, Karnataka government reiterates to HC

The advocate general said only essential religious practice gets protection under Article 25, which guarantees citizens to practice the faith of their choice

Right Word | Making veil a symbol of religious identity won’t do any good to Muslim women
India

Right Word | Making veil a symbol of religious identity won’t do any good to Muslim women

The time is right in India to empower Muslim women by focusing on real issues that would propel their all-round growth

Hijab not essential practice of Islam, AG tells Karnataka HC; hearing to continue on Monday
India

Hijab not essential practice of Islam, AG tells Karnataka HC; hearing to continue on Monday

Advocate General Prabhuling Navadgi, while arguing on behalf of Karnataka government, said that the practice of wearing hijab is not an essential religious practice of Islam and preventing its use did not violate Article 25 of the Indian Constitution

Now, two Andhra students complain of not being allowed to wear traditional clothes; principal dismisses allegation
India

Now, two Andhra students complain of not being allowed to wear traditional clothes; principal dismisses allegation

It is a practice in the college for girl students to change out of their traditional clothes before entering the class. It is possible that the two students raised a false alarm to avoid punishment for being late, police said