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International Women’s Day: Lifting the veil of ignorance over Muslim women’s attire
India

International Women’s Day: Lifting the veil of ignorance over Muslim women’s attire

The hijab row discourse offers a binary of either bitterly attacking the hijab or aggressively defending its religious sanction. Both of these betray the crucial element of choice

Right Word | Origin of Muslim radicalisation in India, threats it pose and how we ignore it
Politics

Right Word | Origin of Muslim radicalisation in India, threats it pose and how we ignore it

The killing of a Bajrang Dal activist and the ongoing hijab controversy in Karnataka bring to the fore growing radicalisation among Muslims

Rethink ban on Tablighi Jamaat, Darul Uloom Deoband urges Saudi Arabia
World

Rethink ban on Tablighi Jamaat, Darul Uloom Deoband urges Saudi Arabia

The religious affairs ministry of Saudi Arabia had recently dubbed the Tablighi Jamaat as a gateway of terrorism and banned it

As Arab world evolves, section of Indian subcontinent’s Muslims gets more regressive
World

As Arab world evolves, section of Indian subcontinent’s Muslims gets more regressive

After Saudi Arabia proscribed the Tablighi Jamaat group and called it “a gateway to terrorism”, there is an awkward silence among the subcontinent’s Muslims

Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat, calls it 'one of the gates of terrorism'
India

Saudi Arabia bans Tablighi Jamaat, calls it 'one of the gates of terrorism'

The government has directed the mosque preachers to allocate a sermon next Friday to warn people against Tablighi Jamaat.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community
Sports

Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community

Dutt tweeted in support of the scores of people that attended celebrations of the religious event on 14 April, saying, "no one in the Kumbh Mela is reaching there illegally, people are following all protocols, no one is spitting at the security and medical staff, no one is running away after hiding from the administration."

Curbing TV programmes which incite violence as important as providing 'lathis' to policemen: SC tells Centre
India

Curbing TV programmes which incite violence as important as providing 'lathis' to policemen: SC tells Centre

The top court also slammed the Centre for 'doing nothing' to curb hate news while hearing a batch of pleas on the TV coverage of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation during the onset of the COVD-19 pandemic

SC says farmers' protest could lead to 'same problem' as Tablighi Jamaat event regarding COVID-19 spread
India

SC says farmers' protest could lead to 'same problem' as Tablighi Jamaat event regarding COVID-19 spread

The top court also questioned Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, about whether the protesting farmers are being protected from the spread of COVID-19

2020, year of the pandemic: For Muslims in Madurai, COVID-19 meant widespread stigma, ostracisation
India

2020, year of the pandemic: For Muslims in Madurai, COVID-19 meant widespread stigma, ostracisation

"These were our people. What happened to them? How did they turn against us in an instant?," one resident wondered while recalling the pervasive stigma against Muslims during the early days of the pandemic

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1 crore: A timeline of how the pandemic spread across the country
India

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 1 crore: A timeline of how the pandemic spread across the country

India on Saturday crossed the grim milestone of 1 crore COVID-19 cases, 323 days after the first case of the disease was reported in the country

Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules
India

Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules

The foreigners were charged for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi at Nizamuddin area in March this year allegedly in violation of visa norms and COVID-19 guidelines

Dissatisfied with Centre’s affidavit on pleas over media reporting of Tablighi Jamaat congregation, says SC
India

Dissatisfied with Centre’s affidavit on pleas over media reporting of Tablighi Jamaat congregation, says SC

The apex court said the Centre should create a regulatory mechanism to deal with such content on television and also asked for information on steps taken on the issue under the Cable Television Network Act

Tablighi Jamaat case: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; pulls up Centre for ‘brazen, evasive' affidavit
India

Tablighi Jamaat case: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; pulls up Centre for ‘brazen, evasive' affidavit

The top court sought an affidavit from the I&B secretary with details of steps taken in the past to stop motivated media reporting in such cases. The bench has posted the matter for hearing after two weeks

COVID-19 crisis: At least 630 foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi left India so far, says MEA
India

COVID-19 crisis: At least 630 foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi left India so far, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the Tablighi Jamaat members are being given consular access and 'smooth repatriation' to their home countries

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
India

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution

One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch

'Tablighis made scapegoats': Bombay HC's stinging remarks on FIRs against foreign attendees
India

'Tablighis made scapegoats': Bombay HC's stinging remarks on FIRs against foreign attendees

A division bench of Justices TV Nalawade and MG Sewlikar made the observations while quashing the FIRs filed against 29 foreigners, who had attended the event in Delhi

ED raids Tablighi Jamaat trusts across cities in connection with PMLA case against Maulana Saad, others
India

ED raids Tablighi Jamaat trusts across cities in connection with PMLA case against Maulana Saad, others

The agency had filed a money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat office bearers and other associates after taking over a Delhi Police complaint over violating social distancing norms in March 2020

Delhi court allows 62 Malaysians, 11 Saudi Arabians walk free in Tablighi Jamaat event case with fine Rs 7,000
India

Delhi court allows 62 Malaysians, 11 Saudi Arabians walk free in Tablighi Jamaat event case with fine Rs 7,000

They were booked for various violations including visa norms while attending a religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysian nationals to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each
India

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysian nationals to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each

Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under the plea bargain process by accepting mild charges