Haj subsidy withdrawn: The policy to support Muslims in making the mandatory religious pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, can be traced back to 1932, when the British enacted the Port Haj Committees Act.
Haj subsidy withdrawn: Naqvi also told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year.
A VHP leader said Hindu girls err in thinking a Sunil and a Salman are same. But how different are they?
“Triple talaq is un-Islamic and is a bad tradition. We want the empowerment of women. It (banning ‘talaq-e-biddat’) is not a Hindu or Muslim issue.”
In Pakistan, gender inequality grows as the state hurtles to a male-centric dystopia
Details like date of marriage, venue of the marriage and city need to be filled in the registration form manually and Rs 10 needs to be deposited through online banking as registration fees, the principal secretary Renuka Kumar said.
Pew Research Center survey found evidence of a growing sense of Muslim belonging in the United States. Eighty-nine per cent said they were proud be both Muslim and American and nearly two-thirds said there was no conflict between Islam and democracy.
My own political position is driven by the idea of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. For many back in Kashmir, this makes me something of a “RSS chamcha”: I am somebody who doesn’t understand the Kashmir problem and has never suffered. For some, I am a “collaborator” in the making.
Muslim leaders have called for mass protests at Friday noon prayers. They urged worshippers to pray outside the shrine rather than submit to security procedures. The shrine is revered by Muslims and Jews. Muslim leaders allege Israel is trying to expand its control there by installing the security devices.
Terrorists on Monday killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they fired at a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Terming the attack as one of biggest tragedies, Abdullah said people of Kashmir were not communal.
Muslims in this patch of North 24-Parganas on Bangladesh border, where tensions erupted at beginning of the week after a teen’s objectionable post on social media, are pooling money to help Hindu neighbours rebuild their gutted shops and businesses.
A panel formed by a government-funded agency has stated that Muslims are the educationally most disadvantaged community among Indian minorities as they are lagging behind in literary enrolments and in courses at primary, secondary and tertiary level.
So far, Junaid’s family has been visited by Communist Party of India (Marxist) members Brinda Karat and Mohammad Salim, as well as MLA Tekchand Sharma, “who paid a two-minute visit since his office is nearby”.
Nadia Yousuf, 29, also said that Muslim residents were among the first to alert neighbours to the blaze as they woke up to prepare to break their fast.
Half of BJP’s civic poll candidates Muslim; they differ with party on triple talaq and beef, hope enough Muslims will join BJP to be able to influence govt views