Saba Rahman

Articles By Saba Rahman

NEET application process set to close, no clarity yet on disability quota

Doctors with Disabilities, a body of doctors with disabilities, has termed the revised MCI draft guidelines for admission into MBBS courses under disability quota as "unfair, discriminatory and unlawful".

The Holiness of the Heart

Ani Zonneveld — Grammy-winner, filmmaker and imam — discovered Islam as a religion of equality.

Punish Babul Supriyo, it will serve as a deterrent to others: Rights activists

“Until and unless the act is implemented in letter and spirit, nothing will change, people will think it’s normal to abuse people,” says an activist.

Make it impossible for people to ignore disability, says new NCPEDP head Arman Ali

When a child is born disabled, or becomes disabled, parents and family look at her as, first, karma, and then (social) stigma, says disability activist Arman Ali as he underlines the need to make disabled people visible.

Muslim Personal Law Board will not contest if SC scraps Section 377

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions challenging Section 377 while also reviewing its earlier verdict banning the IPC section.

Lust Stories: Dibakar Banerjee’s episode has a strong message for women, and it is about assertion

Reena has a powerful presence as she easily towers over the two men who wear their flaws on their sleeves, and are at a loss to deal with her or her clarity of thought.

Bye-election Results 2018: 10 things to know

The May 28 Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll, which was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh, saw a broad coalition of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, SP, BSP and the Congress joining hands

Karnataka government formation: What has happened so far

Karnataka govt formation: While BJP's CM face Yeddyurappa said the Governor has assured of "appropriate" decision, Siddaramaiah said the JD(S)-Congress combine should be invited to form the government as they have the support of 117 MLAs. In the evening, Congress and JD(S) took their MLAs to parade before the Governor, who, however, rejected the demand.

No minister Abhimanyu, AMU already has a portrait of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh

The claim that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a university alumnus, donated huge stretches of land to AMU has been refuted by university authorities, who term it an “exaggeration” while clarifying that it was the Raja's father who had donated land and money.

BJP MP questions Jinnah portrait in AMU students’ union office

According to the letter, Gautam has sought a detailed explanation from the university, justifying the “compulsion” of having Jinnah’s portrait in the university when “he was responsible for the partition of India and Pakistan”, and when “Pakistan continues to trouble India”.

Living in merciless times: For Muslims in India, the othering starts in school

Many called the AIMIM chief’s demand bizarre, some buffoonery. Of course, there cannot and should not be any law that violates the freedom of speech.

TISS woman denied job in Delhi orphanage. Reason: She is a Muslim with hijab

In the following mail that came on Tuesday, Varma, in an angry tone, wrote he was “shocked” to know that "conservative Islam was Zoya’s priority not humanity" and that "her higher education has gone down the drain".

Case of usual suspects

On Ryan International murder case, middle-class reveals deep-set prejudices.

After triple talaq win, BMMA proposes Muslim family law based on Quran and Constitution

BMMA was one among the five petitioners on whose plea the Supreme Court invalidated the practice of instant triple talaq (instant divorce) or talaq-e-biddat wherein a Muslim man could divorce his wife by pronouncing talaq thrice in one go.

This Eid, an opportunity to give zakat with a strategic outlook

Zakat is 2.5 per cent of a family or a person’s wealth and annual savings. It is given mostly during Ramzan as Muslims believe blessings become manifold in this holy month of fasting. It is not a charitable contribution, it is considered to be a tax.

Hello Taimur, what’s your surname?

Dear Taimur, I hope you also grow up with the freedom one day to do whatever you want with your name. Include your illustrious mother in it. Or break free from all.

AMU V-C General Zameer Uddin Shah pulls out of event by PM Narendra Modi aide

The event held in Patna was part of an ongoing campaign started by Sareshwala to propagate Modi government’s plans for the education of minorities.

AMU clears prof of sexual harassment charge, triggers row

Professor Mohammad Shabbir, a member of the law faculty, was accused of sexual harassment by the student on December 3 last year.

Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party MLA booked for killing murder witness

The victim,Ram Mohan Gupta,22,was a witness to the murder of his uncle.

A disorder in disguise

While nine out of 10 Sjögren’s Syndrome patients are women in the age group of 20-40,the delay in its diagnosis averages six-eight years given its wide-ranging symptoms