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06 Mar 2018


After Buddhist-Muslim clashes, Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency for 10 days to curb communal violence. This decision comes a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the island's Kandy district.

17 Feb 2018


Ending female genital mutilation in India won't be easy

Emboldened by the Supreme Court's triple talaq verdict, a movement called 'WeSpeakOut' wants the government to now ban female genital mutilation (FGM), popular among Dawoodi Bohras and Kerala's sunni Muslims.

14 Feb 2018


How is Priya's viral song hurting the sentiments of Muslims?

Success comes with a price and it seems like the team of 'Oru Adaar Love' will have to learn this the hard way.

13 Feb 2018


New fatwa against women taking shopkeepers' help to wear bangles

If Muslims were to follow every fatwa issued by the Darul Uloom Deoband, India's largest seminary, they wouldn't be able to buy life insurance, post selfies on social media, or marry bank employees.

03 Feb 2018


UP Shia Waqf Board: Against Ram temple? Go to Pakistan

With the SC scheduled to hear the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute from February 8, the issue has again started getting mileage with explosive statements and claims.

16 Jan 2018


India abolishes Haj subsidy for pilgrims

The Center has withdrawn subsidies on Haj this year onwards. This could affect the 1.75L Muslims registered to go for the pilgrimage in 2018, the highest ever.

05 Jan 2018


New Deoband fatwa prohibits Muslim women from marrying bank employees

India's largest seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued another bizarre fatwa, banning Muslim women from marrying into families whose members work in banks.

20 Dec 2017


Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

The government informed Parliament that Muslim organizations were not consulted for the draft bill that criminalized instant triple talaq.

18 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Sikhs reportedly under pressure to convert

Sikhs in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtuwa are reportedly under pressure to convert.

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

Two days after proclaiming that she wants to be with her husband, 25-year-old Hadiya says she still isn't free as she hasn't been able to meet Shafin Jahan, her husband, yet.

22 Nov 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Cops seen making woman at Yogi's rally remove burqa

In a move that has raised eyebrows, police at UP CM Yogi Adityanath's rally were seen making a woman remove her burqa.

18 Nov 2017


Ex-model accuses Muslim husband of forcing her to convert

In what appears to be a case of 'love jihad', a former Mumbai-based model has accused her Muslim husband of domestic abuse and of pressurizing her to convert to Islam after their marriage.

13 Nov 2017


What is the Modi model for madrasas?

In early-2014, as BJP's prime-ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while reaching out to the Muslim voter-base had said "I want to see you (Muslims), laptop in one hand, Quran in the other."

10 Nov 2017


You are not a dictator, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra government

The Bombay High Court recently told the Maharashtra government, "You are not a dictator," after the state government arbitrarily canceled the allotment of a 12,500-square-metre plot for a Christian cemetery in Goregaon.

01 Nov 2017

Narendra Modi

Gujarat Elections: Muslims from BJP Minority Morcha demand tickets

Considering that BJP has since 1980 fielded only one Muslim candidate in Assembly elections, for the upcoming elections, BJP Minority Morcha has demanded several tickets.

31 Oct 2017


Hindu Yuva Vahini: India would become an Islamic-nation by 2027

Narendra Tomar, Hindu Yuva Vahini's (HYV) senior leader, warned that if Muslim population continues to grow at this pace, India will become an Islamic nation by 2027.

19 Oct 2017


Islamic body bans women from posting photos on social media

The Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa banning Muslim females from posting their photos and those of their families on WhatsApp and social media, calling it un-Islamic.

11 Oct 2017

Shah Rukh Khan

Fatwa bans music at Muslim weddings, mobile phones and more

The tale of incredible fatwas continues. Days after the Darul Uloom Deoband prohibited women from plucking their eyebrows, a religious body in Jammu has now banned music at Muslim weddings.

03 Sep 2017


Sikhs offer gurdwara to in-distress Muslims for Bakr-Eid namaaz

In a rare incident of communal solidarity in an increasingly communally tense India, the Sikh community in the Chamoli district in Uttarakhand offered Muslims their gurdwara, after flooding prevented the Muslims from using an open ground for the Bakr-Eid namaaz.

02 Sep 2017


"Allah wala bakra" priced at whopping Rs. 51L remains unsold

Ajmer's Gopalrao Sohail came to Mumbai to sell "Allah wala bakra", a white goat with brown patches, for Bakri Eid.

Triple Talaq banned! What's Muslim Law Board up to now?

After the Supreme Court banned triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) called for a working committee meeting on 10 September in Bhopal.

10 Aug 2017


Sense of insecurity, unease creeping in among Muslims: Hamid Ansari

A day before the end of his term, Vice President Hamid Ansari emphasized that Muslims in the country are experiencing "a feeling of unease".

03 Aug 2017


Haryana: Hindu students forced to convert to Islam, offer Namaz

Cases of forced conversions have become a common phenomenon these days; the recent case to join the brigade is this school in Haryana which is forcing its students to convert to Islam and offer Namaz.

29 Jul 2017


Now Mohammad Kaif abused over father-son playing 'haram' chess

Former international cricketer Mohammad Kaif has become the latest victim of social media trolling: a section was triggered by his photo with his son playing chess, which according to them is "haram" in Islam.

JeM chief spews venom against Modi, tries inciting Indian Muslims

Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar has attempted to incite Indian Muslims in a column published in the outfit's journal Al-Qalam.

19 Jul 2017


Irfan Pathan shamed for posting wife's "un-Islamic" photo

Shaming in the name of religion? Yes, apparently that's what zealots do. Cricketer Irfan Pathan was recently attacked by religious bigots after he posted a picture of himself and his wife on Facebook.

14 Jul 2017


'If Muslims protest Ram temple, will obstruct Haj pilgrimage'

The controversy surrounding Ayodhya's Ram Mandir refuses to die down and the recent comment by a BJP MLA just raised it further.

28 Jun 2017


Jharkhand: Out-of-control mob attacks Muslim man on cow slaughter suspicion

Latest in the series of attacks against Muslims and Dalits in the name of cow protection, a violent mob of about 1000 beat up a Muslim dairy owner and set fire to his house in Jharkhand's Giridh district, on suspicions of cow slaughter.

28 Jun 2017


Not In My Name: Indians against 'targeted lynching' of Muslims

On June 28, thousands of people across India will take to the streets to protest against "targeted lynching of Muslims". 'Not in my name', they say.

06 May 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan rejects the bill to increase marriageable age for girls

Pakistani lawmakers unanimously rebuffed the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill that sought to increase the minimum age for girls to be married at, from 16 to 18 years.

05 May 2017


Triple talaq victims to now get pension in Assam

Health and Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma on Thursday announced that pension and skill development training would be provided to Muslim women who are victims of triple talaq.

01 May 2017


Zakir Naik gave Rs. 148cr to aide for 'safekeeping'

Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's close business associate Aamir Abdul Mannan Gazdar told NIA that he was given Rs. 148.9cr in cash for safekeeping by Naik's manager Aslam Qureshi during August-October'16.

29 Apr 2017


Don't politicize triple talaq, save our daughters: Modi tells Muslims

On the birth anniversary of 12th century social reformer Basava, PM Modi urged Muslims to "protect women from the effects" of triple talaq, and not to politicize the issue.

27 Apr 2017

Donald Trump

Over 1,000% rise in Islamophobic cases since Trump took office

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has reported that in the four months since US President Donald Trump took office in January, Islamophobic incidents by Customs and Border Protection officials have increased by 1,035%.

25 Apr 2017


Telangana CM meets PM Modi over reservation bill

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek the Centre's approval of new legislation seeking to enhance reservations in the state.

25 Apr 2017

Pakistan News

Delhi: Elderly Muslim man humiliated, told 'go to Pakistan'

Youths on the Delhi Metro denied an elderly Muslim man a seat, and hurled insults at him over his appearance.

21 Apr 2017


Special court issues non-bailable warrant against Zakir Naik

A special court has taken cognizance of the charges framed against Zakir Naik by the NIA and has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

20 Apr 2017

United Arab Emirates

Trump's travel ban forces Emirates to cut flights to US

Emirates announced that it would be reducing the frequency of flights to 5 US cities from May.

18 Apr 2017


ED to revoke passport, seek interpol warrant against Zakir Naik

The Enforcement Directorate may look to revoke Zakir Naik's passport and urge Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against him.

17 Apr 2017


12% reservation in jobs, education for backward Muslims in Telangana

Telangana has passed a bill to increase reservation in educational institutes and jobs for backward Muslims to 12%.

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