Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Threats and hate campaign force writer Sharmila Seyyid from Sri Lanka to go in...

The writer-activist now lives in self-imposed exile in Chennai By M Reyaz, TwoCircles.net, Sri Lankan woman rights activists Sharmila Seyyid and her family are being harassed for years. Facing attacks in Sri Lanka, where she and her sister used to run a school, she now lives in exile in Chennai, in hiding. It is noteworthy here that Muslims as a minority in Sri Lanka has been facing ethnic violence for years – there was upsurge in 2014 – under Sinhalese Buddhist majority. Seyyid has been very vocal in her works against several conservative practices vis a vis women. She has already published two anthologies of poems and a novel Ummath that critiques rising conservatism in Sri Lanka, besides highlighting the everyday injustices that Tamil-speaking Muslims face there.

NGOs get capacity boosters to serve society better

By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi : In 2005 Shafiq-ur-Rahman Khan launched Empower People, a group that rescues girls, mostly young brides, from trafficking. Now present...

50,000 women in Himachal covered under Rural Livelihood Mission

Shimla : Nearly 50,000 women from below poverty line (BPL) families in Himachal Pradesh have been covered under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, the...

Bengal woman found living with father’s corpse

Kolkata : A tribal woman in West Bengal's Burdwan district was found living with the decomposed body of her father, police said on Sunday. This...

Bombay HC permits women inside Haji Ali dargah

Mumbai : In a historic verdict, the Bombay High Court on Friday permitted the entry of women up to the restricted grave area...

President calls for renewed efforts towards women literacy

Hyderabad : Expressing concern over the relatively lower rate of literacy among women in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called for renewed...

There is nothing progressive about the ideology of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind or Jamiat Ahl e...

Dr. Lubna Sarwath for Twocircles.net Jyoti Punwani’s Nov 27, 2016 interview with a woman activist who had recently resigned from the All India Muslim...

Women have the highest status in Islam: Former CEC

New Delhi: Women have the highest status in Islam and the Muslim community must see things with a liberal interpretation now, former Chief Election...

Ablutions an embarrassing chore for women in flood-hit Bihar

By Imran Khan Maner/Danapur (Bihar) : Coping with hunger and homelessness in flood-hit Bihar is a task in itself but for women, there is...

हिन्दू कोड बिल पर चुप्पी साधकर भाजपा कर रही ट्रिपल तलाक की राजनीति

अभय कुमार पिछले महीने पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश के सोनभद्र में भाजपा की एक बड़ी रैली से ख़िताब करते हुए पार्टी अध्यक्ष अमित शाह ने सपा,...

The campaign against Triple Talaq: Women’s rights or political game?

PM Modi's concern for Muslim women appeared in a BJP rally for UP election By Mohammed Anwar Siddiqui for TwoCircles.net There is dire need to understand...

Women have to be empowered – not just educated – to end son preference

By Charu Bahri Mount Abu, Rajasthan: I wouldnt be around to write this story if the Bahri clan I hail from - Hindus from...

Unveiling the myths of Uniform Civil Code

By Moin Qazi for Twocircles.net The best of you are those who are the kindest to their wives. Prophet Muhammad A mother is a school. Empower...

A.G.Noorani’s The Code vs the Talaq: A Critique

By Umair Azmi for TwoCircles.net A.G. Noorani added his voice to the debate of the season in his opinion piece titled “The Code vs...

Neerja Bhanot conferred ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’ in London

Chandigarh : Braveheart flight purser late Neerja Bhanot was conferred the 'Bharat Gaurav Award' at a function at the House of Commons in London,...

Daughter in law of Millat Council supremo moves to court against harassment, dowry demands

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In a major development, a woman who is the daughter-in-law of the Aala Hazrat clan is fighting against demands of...

MPs’ panel wants ‘flexible working hours’ for women in banks

New Delhi : A parliamentary panel has lamented that its recommendation that "flexible working hours" be introduced for women in banks has not been...

Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi : Kashmir is on the boil; the "Azadi" chant reverberates from every corner; normal life is at a halt....

Ramadan 1437: Honey Khan

By Asif Khan, TwoCircles.net “It's been 13 years since I started fasting during Ramadan”, said Honey, “from the time I entered Islam.” Sitting in the...

Through scholarships, US-based IMRC helps thousands of poor students complete their studies

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Hyderabad: Sameena Tasleem, a resident of Bandlaguda, Moinabad in Hyderabad, had always dreamt of becoming a doctor....