Muslims in Indonesia offer Ramzan prayers with social distancing as govt speeds up vaccination drive
Neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia also eased its restrictions, including last year’s ban on taraweeh nighttime prayers and allowing popular open-air bazaars selling food, drinks and clothes to open.
Crowdfunding efforts for minorities targetted for faith show public's resistance to politics of hate
Immediately after the news of both incidents became public, people from many faiths contributed to the victims. Many perhaps felt shame and anger in the way these innocents had been targetted because of their religion
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
The attack occurred after members of the Hindu community received permission from local authorities to renovate the temple. According to witnesses, the mob was led by a local cleric and supporters of Pakistan's radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party
In Eeb Allay Ooo!, Prateek Vats uses monkeys as metaphor to satirise blind faith and superstition in modern India
Ten years ago, Delhi-6 had an imaginary 'kaala bandar' as a symbol of communal bias. But in Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!, monkeys pose a very real and urgent threat to society.
Shakib, who has recently completed a year's ban for failing to report corrupt approaches, set off a social media storm in the Muslim-majority country after attending a ceremony in Kolkata dedicated to a Hindu goddess.
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.
India's Dalit Muslims, marginalised historically and in the present day, find scant mention in mainstream discourse
In times when Muslims are actively resisting state oppression and savagery, and valiantly propagating a counter-narrative to Islamophobia, they must also look to issues within the community.
Umar Khalid’s arrest in connection with February 2020 Delhi riots can be seen as cognitive incarceration of Muslim youth
The recent arrest of Umar Khalid is being seen as one of the most outrageous steps in a series of sustained attacks on the flag bearers of a certain cause.
One can think of at least four such major hurdles to a truly independent India.
Bengaluru violence: 'We are everybody's punching bag,' says SDPI leader as Karnataka govt mulls banning party
The SDPI in its attempt to match the RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad has allegedly drifted from promoting positive politics committed to empower the Muslims, Dalits and deprived communities
Rajasthan: Two arrested for assaulting Muslim auto driver over refusal to chant ‘Modi Zindabad’, ‘Jai Shri Ram’
In his police complaint, the auto-rickshaw driver said the accused stole his wristwatch and money, broke his teeth and left him with facial injuries
Turkey appoints three imams, including professor, for Hagia Sophia ahead of prayers in Istanbul landmark
A Turkish high court recently ruled that the Hagia Sophia had been illegally made into a museum more than eight decades ago.
Resurrection: Ertuğrul, currently on Netflix, far exceeds its reputation as a ‘Turkish Game of Thrones'
Resurrection: Ertuğrul glorifies valour and bravery, but also warmth and tenderness.
Saudi Arabia in June decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
Kashmiris and the myth of the monolith: How Valley 'experts' disregard internal dissent and resistance to regressive aspiration of azaadi
The hapless Kashmiris who were forced into this proxy guerrilla war in the late 80s and early 90s, have to deal with either the mainstream "narrative" terming them as secessionists or willy-nilly as terrorists, depending which side of the binary one is. Add to that the helplessness of having to prove your Kashmiri-ness time and again whether in public or private life.
In Pakistan, casteism runs deep into its gutters as only Christians can apply for sewer cleaner jobs; neglected community mired in poverty, illiteracy
Doctors often refuse to treat the sweepers, who are seen as unclean and untouchable.
USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims
UP BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari tells people not to buy vegetables from Muslim vendors, claims receiving complaints of contamination by saliva
A video of BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria district, in which he is seen telling people not to buy vegetables from Muslim vendors, has been circulated widely online
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mohan Bhagwat’s words against stigmatisation and blaming of Muslims is timely; throws light on RSS philosophy
The RSS recognises that its strength lies in staying connected to the people, and it understands that any shift in collective mindset can only be done through conversation, engagement and persuasion over a long period of time.