User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
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Wow! Yami turns up the heat in red 15.10.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Clad in a hot lehenga, Yami Gautam was glowing as she strutted down the ramp.
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Muslim women forum to move SC seeking mosque entry 11.10.2018 Rediff: News
The group will not just seek permission for women to offer prayers in the mosques, but also fight for appointing them as 'imams' (clerics).
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Meghan shares secret blue touch to her wedding dress 23.9.2018 Rediff: News
The 37-year-old former actress revealed that her "something blue", worn by brides as a lucky charm on their wedding day, was a piece of a blue dress she wore on her first date with Prince Harry stitched discreetly inside her white wedding gown.
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This fashion blogger in a hijab is winning the Internet 21.9.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Elegant in a hijab, this Muslim beauty blogger is winning hearts with her Instagram pics and videos.
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Who is Ismat Chughatai and why is Google honouring her on her 107th birth anniversary with a doodle? 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
Google on Tuesday celebrated Urdu author Ismat Chughtai’s 107th birth anniversary through a doodle. Chughtai, who is considered by many as a champion of free speech, social liberation, and gender equality, a facet that can be seen through her writing, was born on August 22, 1911. This is contrary to most reports that she was born in 1915. Born in Uttar Pradesh, Chughtai was the ninth of 10 children. She began writing at an early age, inspired by her elder brother Mirza Azim Beg Chughtai, a novelist known for his playful humorous works. According to Google’s blog that paid tribute to her, Chughtai ‘attended a meeting of the Progressive Writers Association and became interested in using her talents to advocate for human rights.’ As she was raised in a traditional household, her best works questioned the double standards seen in society, and encouraged liberation. Her short story “Lihaf” (The Quilt), narrated in the voice of a young girl, was viewed as controversial given its portrayal  of a relationship ...
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Watch: Boris Johnson says he has nothing to say about Burqa row; offers tea when quizzed 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Sunday. Johnson, seen as the biggest threat to Prime Minister Theresa May's struggling leadership, has become a lightning rod for discontent within the party after a newspaper column in which he said Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers. The comments came in a Aug. 5 piece arguing against a ban on the Islamic full-face veil, but have been criticised as Islamophobic. Others saw the remarks as colourful rhetoric that strikes a chord with many Britons. May has scolded Johnson, stirring anger amongst those of his supporters who see him as the focal point for resistance to her proposed "business-friendly" Brexit plan. The party has also launched an investigation into his remarks. "I have nothing to say about this matter except to offer you some tea..." @BorisJohnson ...
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Branded as bank robbers, burqa-wearing Britons fear hate crimes 9.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Hate crimes against Muslim women in Britain could jump after former foreign minister Boris Johnson likened burqa-wearers to "letter boxes" and "bank robbers", activists said on Thursday. Anti-hate crime groups said the comments by Johnson, who resigned last month, would encourage Islamophobic and sexist abuse at a time when attacks were already on the rise. "This inflammatory language will in fact motivate and fuel hate crimes, particularly towards visibly Muslim women who wear the veil or the hijab," Sajda Mughal, who runs the JAN Trust charity, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She said that her group, which works with marginalised women, had already taken three calls in the last two days from hijab-wearing women who reported being called "letter boxes". A top Conservative known for flamboyant phrasing and eccentric stunts, Johnson is facing an internal Conservative investigation over his remarks, which have reignited a debate over religious facial coverings and split his party. "The code of conduct ...
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'She was Imran's best friend' 6.8.2018 Rediff: News
'Who wouldn't want to rub shoulders with the neighbouring country's premier's childhood confidante?' asks Kishore Singh.
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First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil, right activists slam the ban 5.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab has become the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had become involved in a scuffle with another woman who had tried to tear her niqab off, police duty officer David Borchersen told the Ritzau news agency. "During the fight her niqab came off, but by the time we arrived she had put it back on again," Borchersen said. Police took a photograph of the woman wearing the niqab, and obtained security camera footage from the shopping centre of the incident. The woman was informed she would receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156, 134 euros) in the post, and was told to either remove her veil or leave the public space. "She chose the latter," Borchersen said. As of August 1, wearing a burqa, which covers a person's entire face, or the niqab, which only shows the ...
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Women in Pak's conservative parts vote for the first time 27.7.2018 Rediff: Intl News
Women came out in large numbers to vote on Wednesday despite terror attacks and repeated threats.
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'Game of Thrones' stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie marry in a beautiful ceremony at Scotland - view pics 24.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie tied the knot on Saturday in a romantic ceremony at Kirkton of Rayne church in Scotland. The star-studded celebration, which was graced by many Game of Thrones stars, will continue at the bride's family's castle, reported People magazine. While walking down the aisle, Leslie, 31, looked radiant in a delicate vintage long-sleeve lacy dress. The actress wore a floral tiara on her head as well as a white veil, which appeared to extend all the way from the top of her head to the hem of her gown. She also carried a small bouquet of flowers. The groom, on the other hand, was dressed formally for the occasion, wearing a black jacket, a cream-coloured vest and a pair of striped pants. Actresses Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams were among the attendees. The guests -  Peter Dinklage arrived at the wedding with Emilia Clarke and other guests.   A post shared by Aegon Targaryens (@jon.arya.stark) on Jun 23, 2018 at 6:22pm PDT Richard Madden, who ...
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In Saudi Arabia, women step out at the stroke of midnight to finally drive a car 24.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Every few metres someone -- a newlywed couple, a group of young girls with balloons -- stops Samar Almogren to cheer her on or flash her a thumbs-up. It's midnight in Riyadh, and she's making her way across the city she was born and raised in, finally in the driver's seat of her own car. Saudi Arabia's notorious ban on women driving ended today. After drinking tea and counting down the minutes, at midnight, Samar -- a TV anchor and mother-of-three -- went upstairs to kiss her four-year-old son Salloum goodnight. She then put on a flowing white abaya, strode out of her front door, accompanied by her best friend, and walked towards a white GMC parked outside her house in the Narjiss neighbourhood in northern Riyadh. Across the street, her neighbour had just arrived home with two bags of groceries. He paused, placed his shopping on the hood of his car, and watched her closely. In her cateye glasses, wedge sandals and nose ring, she did not skip a beat. She smiled, climbed in, started the ignition and pulled ...
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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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