Taliban rule in Afghanistan was especially harsh on Afghan women as they had to wear the burqa, were forbidden from stepping outdoors and were subjected to brutal pubic flogging at even the smallest pretext
Neither the state nor society can afford to go soft or look the other way when confronted with both militant and ‘constitutionist’ Islamism
Afghanistan is scheduled to address the ongoing UN General Assembly session on 27 September
The 18-year-old wants to stay and become a doctor, but as with so many other Afghans, those plans were plunged into doubt when the Taliban rolled into Kabul this month
With the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, people across the world fear women will face a bleak future
Pakistan lied about JeM's Balakot camp; located at hilltop, centre offered housing and training for recruits
Pakistan didn't take foreign journalists to the JeM camp in Balakot; known as Markaz Syed Ahmad Shaheed, the centre, before the IAF strike, was spread over two kilometres and included multiple buildings used for residential and training purposes
RTE will ensure a modern curriculum and children will not feel left out once they leave madrassas
Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan: From struggling for an education to youngest Nobel peace prize winner
Malala Yousafzai, once a teenage girl among many struggling to get an education in Pakistan is now a celebrated international rights campaigner
Asaduddin Owaisi calls triple talaq bill ploy to send 'Muslim men to jail,' says law is not solution to social problems
Law is not the solution to social problems, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has said, claiming that triple talaq bill was a ploy to send Muslim men to jail.
RBI won't pursue proposal for Islamic banking in India, says ' wider, equal opportunities' available to all citizens
In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided not to pursue a proposal for introduction of Islamic banking in the country.
Pakistan senators have rejected a bid to raise the legal age of marriage for women from 16 to 18, a senator told AFP, declaring it "un-Islamic" in a decision condemned by human rights activists.
As Chief Justice JS Khehar demits office this week, the Supreme Court has geared up to deliver the judgment on triple talaq before the next CJI takes over.
Triple talaq hearing: SC makes a U-turn, says it is ready to consider 'nikah halala', polygamy in future
The Supreme Court on Monday said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims as the Centre insisted deliberations on these aspects as well.
London: The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced that it will include a pledge in its general election manifesto to ban the burqa or full-face veils worn by some Muslim women in public, the media reported on Sunday.
Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mohsin Raza on Tuesday lashed out on All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).
A three-month pregnant woman has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging to bring to end triple talaq after her husband abandoned her fearing she may give birth to a girl again.
Directing the Tamil Nadu government to curb unauthorised 'Sharia' courts, the Madras High Court on Monday, declared all sharia courts working out of mosques as illegal.
Rather than stigmatising it with a religious label, India should look at how it could gain from the inclusiveness of Islamic Banking
But who speaks for Muslims? It can't be left to self-appointed elites who fall on the wrong side of representation on the axis of caste, language and gender.
The Centre is likely to take a tough stance against triple talaq in the Supreme Court on the plea that according sanctity to it under Sharia is "completely misplaced" and it is "unfair, unreasonable and discriminatory" as many Islamic countries have regulated matrimonial laws.