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Haj subsidy cancelled: All you need to know about the 85-year-old policy

Haj subsidy withdrawn: The policy to support Muslims in making the mandatory religious pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, can be traced back to 1932, when the British enacted the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.

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Govt scraps Haj subsidy, says will use funds to ’empower minorities’

Haj subsidy withdrawn: Naqvi also told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year. 

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Salman & Sunil: How different are they?

A VHP leader said Hindu girls err in thinking a Sunil and a Salman are same. But how different are they?

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Most Muslims favour ban on bad tradition of triple talaq: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

“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.”

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Untie My Hands

In Pakistan, gender inequality grows as the state hurtles to a male-centric dystopia

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Muslims opting for multiple marriages in UP need to register them separately

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.

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United States Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House, says Pew Research Center report

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.

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No country for reconciliation

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.

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Israel limits Muslim access to Jerusalem site amid tensions

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.

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Killers of Amarnath Yatris not Muslims: Farooq Abdullah

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.

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In riot-hit Basirhat, Muslims pool money to help Hindu neighbours

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.

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Muslims ‘educationally most disadvantaged’ among minorities: Panel

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.

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‘This is no longer about Hindus or Muslims, it is a matter of justice’

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”.

London blaze: Fasting Muslims helped save lives

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.

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In Malegaon, BJP Muslim faces contradict party

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