Law commission set to examine UCC as Muslim leaders blast Narendra Modi govt, claim Islam and country in danger
The Law Commission of India is set to examine perhaps the most contentious social and political issue: Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Dalits, Muslims in India need leaders who can champion their rights despite backlash from hegemonic forces
Leaders don’t have to be Muslim or Dalit to espouse their cause. Perhaps, a true sign of democracy and progress in India would be a nationwide Hindu leader championing equality and rights for Muslims, or a Brahmin leader fighting to abolish the caste system
Govt scraps Haj subsidy: Not revolutionary, but aim to end appeasement in favour of empowerment is evident
Narendra Modi government’s move to withdraw Haj subsidy is in itself hardly a revolutionary step. However, taken as part of a continuous process to end politics of appeasement in favour of Muslim empowerment, it is an important marker for reform.
The Narendra Modi government's decision to end Haj subsidy — the nature and amount of which Mecca-bound Muslim pilgrims never knew — has been welcomed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. India is a secular state.
Nazia Erum interviewed 145 Muslim families — parents and children — in 12 cities across India. Their stories presented a deeply discomfiting picture | #FirstCulture
Lawmakers must take conversations to real world in order to defeat viciousness on social media, false binaries of internet
The social media is the most efficient way of reaching out to a large number of people, but it's also, as Barack Obama recently observed, polarised in an artificial way
Muslim activists decry bill on instant triple talaq, ask why civil issue is being made criminal offence
Muslim women want to know why what is primarily a civil dispute is being turned into a criminal offense through the proposed legislation on triple talaq.
Instant Triple Talaq Bill: Tabling legislation in Parliament is political move, BJP's attempt to play protector of Muslims
Titled, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, it reportedly makes instant triple talaq, a cognizable and non-bailable offence, punishable with imprisonment for three years. The title of the Bill is strategically worded to speak to a signpost in Indian legal history, and is thus meant to perform a certain function in the politics around personal law.
Rapid rise in Muslims' population will make India an Islamic nation by 2027, says Hindu Yuva Vahini leader
A Hindu Yuva Vahini leader on Monday alleged it is the Muslim community's conspiracy to increase their population to make India an Islamic nation by 2027,
Jaipur violence: As tensions continue in Rajasthan's capital, Muslim organisations prepare to stage dharna today
As the district administration on Sunday lifted the ban on mobile internet services from 50 out of 64 police stations in Jaipur, Muslim organisations are all set to stage a dharna in Rajasthan's capital to demand justice for the civillian killed in Friday's police firing.
Muslim Maha Sabha has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath requesting him to open the Ala Hazrat Haj House
The petitioner sought to validate the triple talaq declaration to legally divorce his wife.
Triple talaq is a gender issue, not a religious one, Centre tells Supreme Court: 'Not integral to Islam'
Triple talaq is neither integral to Islam nor a "majority versus minority" issue but rather an "intra-community tussle" between Muslim men and deprived women, the Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to their religion, but it may not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy as it began hearing petitions challenging the practice.
We tend to have short memories. A year is too long, and twenty is ancient history. As it happens, what is now more than a year-long lunacy to project the cow as both unquestionably sacred and a cure for all ills and harassing, threatening, arresting and sometimes, killing offenders of the cow in the name of religious sanctity with a transparent intent of electoral gain, is a twenty-year-old ploy brought back larger-than-life.
Islamophobia aids anti-Muslim bigots? Bogus claim used by Islamists to shut down legitimate criticism
Unlike anti-Semitism or anti-Black racism, Islamophobia has no deep historical or ideological basis in the West – let us not forget that the worst génocidaires of the previous century, Adolf Hitler, had much admiration for Islam.
Yogi Adityanath and slaughterhouse ban: Political consideration, economic retribution spells doom for Muslims
Political considerations notwithstanding, the workers are rooting for economic retribution, which entails dangerous consequences for the Muslims in the state.
Amidst the controversial feud in the Ajmer Dargah Sharif Dewan's family, Firstpost spoke to the Dewan Syed Zainul Abedin, his brother Syed Alaudin Alimi over the issue and their separate stand on it.
India going vegetarian: Ban on cow slaughter motivated by BJP commitment to upper caste Hindu ideology
Amending the state’s Animal Preservation Bill, the Gujarat Assembly decreed a maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a minimum of ten years for cow slaughter.
Taslima Nasreen at Jaipur Lit fest bats for Uniform Civil Code: 'Necessary for Islamic society to be tolerant'
Bangladeshi writer and human rights activist Taslima Nasreen on Monday batted for Uniform Civil Code, saying that the measure was "urgently" needed to empower people with their rights.