A police officer said the accused have confessed to having assaulted the priest, Azhar-ul-Islam, in his mid-20s, who has been working as a maulana at Agdu basti mosque in Ratu, in Jharkhand district, for the last one year.
Sources told The Indian Express that the panel asked about Muslim personal law not allowing a mother to be the natural guardian and also cited the differences in the interpretation of Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki or Hanbali law.
Ghettoisation and Disturbed Areas Act are dividing urban spaces in Gujarat, pushing Muslims to the edge.
Babri Masjid is more than a ‘dilapidated’ structure. And Kathua is about biases.
Lively interactions between Hindus and Muslims in statecraft, art and in the spiritual realm were the hallmarks of seven centuries before colonial rule.
Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.
Ramachandra Guha: My comparison was ill-chosen, and the chastisement I received for it is merited. I also agree that the headscarf and the skull-cap are akin to the turban and the vibhooti, markers of religious identity that should not offend anyone when displayed in public.
Psuedo-secular intelligentsia has fractured the concept of Indian citizenship, kept Muslims in an impermeable silo of insecurity.
When it comes to cattle, the dominant beliefs of current religious and political leaders are totally at variance with the realities of farming.
The marginalisation of Muslims began soon after Partition and has since been institutionalised by political parties and governments. Doing away the burka and skull-cap will not end it.
Liberal democrats owe it to themselves to choose their words and fora responsibly.
For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument
In addressing the ‘Muslim question’, left-liberals have been extremely hesitant in acknowledging the Ashraf-Pasmanda divide.
Abul Kalam Azad’s commitment to religion, the nation, lights the path for Muslims, secular Hindus
A liberal critique of religious orthodoxy cannot offer bad stereotypes to bolster its argument.