User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Jun 18 2018 05:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Teen girl gives hugs to boys in public with elan for Eid Milan 18.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Video of a Muslim girl, without veil, giving hug to youth of the community on the occasion of Eid outside a Mall in Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh has become a latest hit on the social media. The video, which went viral on social media, shows a teenage girl hosting Eid Milan with elan outside a mall in Moradabad, also known as 'Peetal Nagari'. She offered to hug young boys on the occasion as a celebratory gesture, given they maintain order and form a queue. Soon the queue swelled with Muslim boys making a beeline for the girl's hug. In the video she is shown giving hugs with a smile to young Muslims boys one by one. The sensational Eid Milan went on for over an hour, but the young girl did not disappoint anyone standing in the queue. There was a huge crowd gathered outside the Mall to witness the unique 'Eid Milan' hosted by the courageous girl, who openly challenged the fatwas issued by Maulanas making 'hijab' mandatory for all community girls after they attain puberty. Many of them were seen making ...
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Hats off to Soumya: Twitterati, Mohammad Kaif hail Indian chess star for refusing to wear hijab in Iran 13.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Indian chess star Soumya Swaminathan pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran because of the compulsory-headscarf rule. Swaminathan said that 'there is no place for an enforceable religious dress code in Sports.' She also said that the imposition is direct violation of her basic human rights including her right to freedom of expression, and right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Swaminathan's decision was applauded by the many and former cricketer and now a commentator Mohammad Kaif was one the people to lead the appreciation notes on social media. Kaif wrote, "Hats off to Soumya Swaminathan for pulling out of this event in Iran. There should be no scope for religious dress codes to be imposed on Players. A host nation should not be granted permission to host such international events if it fails to consider basic human rights." Hats off to Soumya Swaminathan for pulling out of this event in Iran. There should be no scope for religious dress codes to be ...
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Indian chess star Soumya Swaminathan withdraws from Iran event, says headscarf rule violates her personal rights 13.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Chess star Soumya Swaminathan denied being part of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, because of the compulsory-headscarf rule in the country which she said violated her personal rights. She took to her Facebook page to say, "I find the Iranian law of compulsory Headscarf to be in direct violation of my basic Human Rights including my right to freedom of expression, and right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It seems that under the present circumstances, the only way for me to protect my rights is not to go to Iran." She further said that the religious dress codes should not be imposed on players. "I understand the organisers expecting us to wear our National Team Dress or Formals or Sporting attire for our games during official championships, but surely there is no place for an enforceable religious dress code in Sports," she added. Read in detail what Soumya Swaminathan wrote on her Facebook page about her decision. "I am very sorry ...
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Denmark bans burqa and niqab, 'offenders' to be fined 2.6.2018 DNA: Money
 Denmark has became the latest European country to ban the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces in a move slammed by human rights campaigners as "a violation of women's rights". "Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine," says the law, which was passed by 75 votes to 30 in the Danish parliament. Presented by the centre-right government, the legislation was also backed by the Social Democrats and the far-right Danish People's Party. The new rule will take effect on August 1. Wearing a burqa, which covers a person's entire face, or the niqab, which only shows the eyes, in public will lead to a fine of 1,000 kroner (USD 156, 134 euros). The ban also targets other accessories that hide the face such as balaclavas and false beards. Repeated violations will be fined up to 10,000 kroner. It is not known how many women wear the niqab and burqa in Denmark. "I don't think there are many who wear the burqa here in Denmark. But if you do, you should be punished with a ...
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It's official! Harry and Meghan are husband and wife 19.5.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The royal couple chose a modern touch to their marriage ceremony.
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Royal Wedding 2018: Here's the first glimpse of the resplendent bride, Meghan Markle 19.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
And, we finally have the first glimpse of the bride. U.S actress Meghan Markle was spotted waving at the crowd as she set off from her luxury hotel in a royal Rolls Royce limousine, which was headed to Windsor Castle. Meghan was looking absolutely queen-like in her netted-veil and a diamond tiarra. We hear she was supposed to leave the hotel at 11 am but is running 15 minutes late. The journey to Windsor Castle is expected to take another half an hour.  In a walk that will lead her into one of the world's grandest royal families, nicknamed "the Firm", Markle will enter the chapel unescorted, with her mother, bridesmaids and page boys. The bride, born and raised in Los Angeles, will then walk to the quire, about halfway down the church, and join heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles to proceed to the altar where his son, Harry, waits. Her own father Thomas Markle, 73, a former lighting director for TV soaps and sitcoms, pulled out this week, telling the U.S. celebrity website TMZ he had had heart surgery on ...
Royal wedding dresses from around the world 17.5.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Will Meghan Markle's wedding dress match up to these?
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Kathua rape and murder: Juvenile accused appears in court, given chargesheet 25.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The alleged juvenile offender detained in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua was produced before a Kathua magisterial court in veil amid tight security to be given the copies of the Crime Branch chargesheet against him and other prosecution documents. Chief Judicial Magistrate AS Langeh asked the juvenile if he got the copies of the charge sheet and other documents, to which he replied in affirmative, following which his case was slated for next hearing on May 7. CJM Langeh had dismissed his bail plea yesterday. The counsel for the underage accused had moved the court for his bail last week, soon after the Crime Branch had filed its separate charge sheet against him on April 10, a day after filing one against the seven other adult accused in the case. The juvenile had sought the bail on the ground of being underage, but CJM had rejected his plea on various grounds. According to the Crime Branch charge sheet, he had allegedly played a key role in the abduction, rape and gruesome ...
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Sonam Kapoor's STUNNING Bridal Avatars 16.4.2018 Rediff: Movies
On the ramp, in the movies...
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The word Muslim has become highly toxic in India 13.4.2018 Rediff: Columns
'Will this communal pendulum, which is swinging towards the extreme of division and violence, ever swing back to its position of the '60s and '70s within my lifetime?'
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Bohagi Mela held 13.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Bohagi Mela held
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Rongali Bihu festivities begin in city 13.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Rongali Bihu festivities begin in city
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Meet Majizhiya Bhanu, India's first hijabi bodybuilder 6.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The hijab is never an obstacle, says the 23-yr-old achiever from Kerala.
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Row over nursing college's ban on veil for girl students 27.3.2018 DNA: India
A major controversy erupted after a premier nursing college asked the girl students not to wear 'abhaya' (long cloak worn by Muslim women to cover their body) and cover faces during clinical postings. Ancillary Medical Training (AMT) School of Government Medical College Srinagar, has asked the students to furnish an affidavit to maintain a dress code and not wear abhaya and cover their faces during clinical postings. Hundreds of students are studying in the AMT School which is the premier nursing college of the valley. This is for the first time that the directives have been issued by the administration. Principal of Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Samiya Rashid said there is a proper dress code in every profession and there is no controversy about it. "I do not know why you people are creating controversy about it. If she (principal AMT) has issued proper instruction that there should be a proper dress code so that people differentiate between doctor, nurse and common person. I don't think ...
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Burqa-clad woman in Bengaluru held after stealing bikes from showrooms 23.3.2018 DNA: Top News
A Bengaluru woman was arrested for stealing two-wheelers from two showrooms by hoodwinking salespersons, Bangalore Mirror reported. According to the report, the woman confessed she committed the crimes to treat her mother, who she claimed was a paralytic. However, when Bangalore Mirror visited the home, however, they discovered the mother was in healthy condition. The police added that the accused, identified as Roshini Prashanth would visit the showrooms clad in a burqa to avoid being identified by CCTV footage. She would chat with a salesman on the bike features and then would pretend to faint, prompting the salesperson to rush to get a glass of water. However, on the salesperson’s return, the woman would have fled with the bike. According to the police official, she had carefully planned the theft and chosen a time when there were hardly any customers. Both thefts were made within a span of four to five days about a fortnight ago. Cops found that of the two bikes, Roshini was using one (without a ...
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Gujarat woman says husband wanted to sell her to ISIS terrorists, NIA probe on: Report 27.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A woman in Gujarat has complained that her husband forcefully converted her to Islam wanted her to sell to the ISIS terrorists.  The National Investigation Bureau is probing the case and the husband has already been arrested, The Hindu reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the two got married two years ago and started living in Kerala. But within few months, the woman returned to her parents’ house in Gujarat. The report also said that she was unhappy with her husband’s conservative views as he used to force her to wear veil while going out.  The husband has been identified as one Muhammed Riyas Rasheed, who was arrested on February 4 earlier this month. He used to work in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah.   The woman had moved the Kerala High Court after reading about the Hadiya case. Apart from Rashid, a case has also been registered against eight people.  Following the Supreme Court’s stringent ruling in Hadiya case, the NIA is probing this matter with lots of caution.  Last month, the Supreme Court ...
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Must Read: The Great Diamond Heist 23.2.2018 Rediff: Business
'If there is any industry that is unfit for modern corporate form it is the diamond trade.'
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Burqa-clad women playing board game at Mecca's mosque spark controversy 23.2.2018 DNA: Top News
A photo of four Burqa-clad women playing a board game in the premises of Mecca's holy mosque went viral on social media and has sparked online controversy across Saudi Arabia. Just hours after the photo started doing the rounds of the social media, the Saudi authorities issued a statement. "At 11 p.m. last Friday, a few of the holy mosque's security officers spotted four women playing a board game called 'Sequence,' inside the premises,' Website StepFeed reported, citing, a spokesman for the holy mosque's governing authority, as saying in a statement. ‘We then dispatched female officers to the scene and they advised the women not to do such things out of respect to the sanctity of the place. They cooperated with authorities and immediately left the area,’ the statement added. StepFeed is an English website, which says on its website that it 'is trending in the Arab world.' The image has been successful in garnering thousands of reactions, wrote StepFeed's Mariam Nabbout. People on the internet, however, ...
Lindsay Lohan wore a hijab and the internet is really confused 22.2.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
People were both happy and angry about her appearance.
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Berlin: Burqa-clad woman assaulted, verbally abused inside store 20.2.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store. Police today said a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burqa from her head. The attacker then followed the 54-year-old victim out of the store and continued shouting anti-foreigner abuse at her before being detained by police. Police gave no more details of the incident. Last year the German Parliament approved a government proposal to ban the wearing of all veils that fully cover the face by public employees in schools, courts and other institutions. Anti-Islam groups have called for a total ban on the wearing of all full-face veils in Germany. The new laws, which were passed in April, follow several terrort attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September elections. The new law on facial coverings falls short of a total ban in public places demanded by right-wing ...
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