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WATCH: Taliban barbarity in Afghanistan; Afghan woman brutally flogged in public
World

WATCH: Taliban barbarity in Afghanistan; Afghan woman brutally flogged in public

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

Off-centre | Hydra-headed communalism: Ending double standards is the only way forward
India

Off-centre | Hydra-headed communalism: Ending double standards is the only way forward

Neither the state nor society can afford to go soft or look the other way when confronted with both militant and ‘constitutionist’ Islamism

Taliban not to participate in UNGA meet; diplomats of ousted Afghan government attend session
World

Taliban not to participate in UNGA meet; diplomats of ousted Afghan government attend session

Afghanistan is scheduled to address the ongoing UN General Assembly session on 27 September

Salgy Baran tops university entrance exams in Afghanistan but uncertain future looms
World

Salgy Baran tops university entrance exams in Afghanistan but uncertain future looms

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

What Sharia law is and why women in Afghanistan are scared that Taliban might reimpose it strictly
World

What Sharia law is and why women in Afghanistan are scared that Taliban might reimpose it strictly

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
World

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

Time madrassas give children their right to education
India

Time madrassas give children their right to education

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
World

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
India

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
Business

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 senate rejects call for raising legal age of marriage from 16 to 18, terms it 'un-Islamic'
World

Pakistan senate rejects call for raising legal age of marriage from 16 to 18, terms it 'un-Islamic'

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.

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties
India

SC to pronounce triple talaq verdict today: A primer on the practice and positions of parties

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
India

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.

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed
World

UK party wants ban on burqa in public, Sharia outlawed

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.

Triple talaq row: UP minister Mohsin Raza lashes out at AIMPLB, dubs it Maulvi Personal Board
Politics

Triple talaq row: UP minister Mohsin Raza lashes out at AIMPLB, dubs it Maulvi Personal Board

Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mohsin Raza on Tuesday lashed out on All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

Triple talaq: Pregnant woman writes to PM Modi, urges abolition of practice
India

Triple talaq: Pregnant woman writes to PM Modi, urges abolition of practice

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.

Chennai: Madras HC bans 'Sharia' court in mosque, directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure implementation
India

Chennai: Madras HC bans 'Sharia' court in mosque, directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure implementation

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.

Islamic Banking: India has potential to become world leader in this system
World

Islamic Banking: India has potential to become world leader in this system

Rather than stigmatising it with a religious label, India should look at how it could gain from the inclusiveness of Islamic Banking

Who speaks for Muslims? Self-appointed elites on wrong side of social divide shouldn't
India

Who speaks for Muslims? Self-appointed elites on wrong side of social divide shouldn't

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.

Centre to take tough stand on triple talaq in SC: 'Plea of sanctity under Sharia misplaced'
India

Centre to take tough stand on triple talaq in SC: 'Plea of sanctity under Sharia misplaced'

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.