Indian Muslim

Hijabi rebels in India

By Kousar Fathima

Purdah is not new to Indian Muslims, it has always been a part of Muslim society but with passage of time and access to education, many Muslim women came out of purdah. The burqa, as it is popularly known, became widely synonymous with the uneducated and poor Muslim women. Burqa-clad women were commonly seen in Muslim ghettos or in the families of clergy. Most of the educated kept a safe distance from it, especially for the convent educated, it was a big no.

Malegaon blast accused's lawyer rubbishes prosecutor's claims

Mumbai : Senior lawyer J.P. Mishra, who represents some of the accused in the Malegaon 2006 and 2008 bomb blasts cases, on Thursday rubbished Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian's sensational claims that she was asked by the NIA to "go soft" on the accused in the 2008 case.

Salman accident case: Plea seeks probe into death of witness

Mumbai : A Pune-based rights activist has sought a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of actor Salman Khan's bodyguard Ravindra Patil, who was also a witness in the 2002 accident in which the actor was convicted in May.

The demand for a probe by the state government was made in a public interest litigation (PIL) filed before the Bombay High Court on Thursday.

Petitioner-activist Hemant Patil has contended that legal action must be initiated against Salman who allegedly pressurised the witness not to reveal the facts of the accident during the trial.

‘Denial of BC community certificate to converted Muslims deprival of fundamental rights’: Madras HC

By A Mirsab,,

Chennai: In an unprecedented judgement, Madras High Court has held that a Hindu backward class (BC) woman shall be considered as BC Muslim after her conversion to Islam and denial of such BC certificate to her will be depriving of her fundamental rights guaranteed under the constitution.

UP to take Muslims, Hindus together for pilgrimage

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has chalked out a first-of-its-kind plan to take a group of Hindus and Muslims on a joint pilgrimage.

The 'dharmarth karya' department has issued a government order (GO) in which 10 Muslim and Hindu devouts from each district will be taken on a pilgrimage in a single trip, including a visit to Pushkar and Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan.

Sayeed advocates combining state, central plan funds

Jammu: To overcome financial constraints, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday suggested dovetailing of central and state plan schemes in the state.

Chairing the development board meetings of Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region, he advocated this process to execute projects fraught with financial constraints.

He said the government has also reserved a one-third component within the Capital Expenditure Plans to defray huge liabilities in a phased manner, which have been inherited from the previous governments.

Ramadan 1436: Waiting


By Raj Lalwani,


Flood threat issued in South and Central Kashmir

By: Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Even as several villages in Kulgam district of South Kashmir have submerged in flood waters, the department of Irrigation and Flood Control on Wednesday night sounded alarm in south and central Kashmir after water level in the Jhelum crossed 18 feet mark at Sangam following incessant rains since Wednesday morning.

Communal harmony over iftar at Delhi’s Jama Masjid

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Delhi: Throughout the year historic Jama Masjid in Old Delhi remains filled with visitors of different religions coming from different parts of India and the world. Last Friday marked the beginning of Ramadan in India, for a photojournalist wishing to cover Ramadan; Jama Masjid Delhi seems to be the best place in India to start.


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