User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Oct 12 2017 15:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The nearly-naked bridal gown is here! 12.10.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Goodbye fairy tale gowns and flowing veils! The new-age bride is embracing a minimalist look with nude make up and zero accessories.
Kashmir's women cricketers pitch for equality -- in burqas and hijabs 3.10.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
As captain of the women's cricket team in Baramulla's Government Women's College, Insha is one of the young women setting trends in this suburban town in north Kashmir and in the Valley.
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Halima, the model who's making hijabs fashionable 28.9.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Her motto: Why blend when you were made to stand out!
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High alert on UP-Nepal border for Honeypreet Insan 16.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Uttar Pradesh Police have laid a honey-trap on UP-Nepal border for Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Acting on an Intelligence Bureau input, the DGP office has directed all police stations in Maharajganj, Gorakhpur and Bahraich bordering Nepal to be on high alert as Honeypreet might cross over to Nepal. The ASP Maharajganj Ashutosh Shukla said they have circulated photographs of Honeypreet to all bordering police station and posted two women constables in each police stations. Special instructions have been given to the women constables to check every woman and girl, particularly those wearing burqa or some kind of mask, he added. "We are not allowing any women or girl to cross over without frisking by women constables and document verification by jawans. Night patrolling on open border has been intensified and we are keeping round the clock vigil on those crossing over," Shukla said. Situated at a distance of about 90 kms from Gorakhpur, ...
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Keep special lookout for women in burqas, masks: UP police directives to arrest Dera Chief's daughter Honeypreet Insan 15.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Uttar Pradesh police has laid a trap along the border leading to Nepal in case Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sachcha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim tries crossing over. Acting on an Intelligence Bureau input, the DGP office has directed all police stations in Maharajganj, Gorakhpur and Behraich bordering Nepal to be on high alert as Honeypreet might cross over to Nepal. The ASP Maharajganj Ashutosh Shukla said that they have circulated photographs of Honeypreet to all bordering police station and posted two women constables in each police stations. Special instructions have been given to women constable to check every women, particularly those wearing burqa or some kind of mask. “We are not allowing any women or girl to cross over without physical frisking by women constables and document verification by jawans. Night patrolling on open border has been intensified and we are keeping round the clock vigil on those crossing over,” said the ASP. Situated at a distance of about 90 kms ...
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Grief unites two families 14.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
It was a sight that gave relief and hope to Jaipur, a city ravaged by tension, violence and communal divide, when members of the minority community visited Bharat Kodani’s home on Wednesday to offer condolences to his family. Bharat, a 23-year-old E-rickshaw driver, had died under mysterious circumstances during the tension that gripped Ramganj area of the city on Friday evening. The other deceased was another youth, Adil who had died in police firing.     A group of burqa-clad women reached Bharat’s home and met the women of his family, including his mother and sister. They not only offered condolences, but also bonded in mutual grief and also in the hope that there would be peace.              "Both Adil and Bharat were local boys, their untimely death is loss for the entire city and not just one community," a member of the women delegation, Yasmeen Farooqui, expressed these sentiments to DNA. "Our expression of solidarity was reciprocated by Bharat’s family and community members. His family has ...
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Brides, will you wear these daring gowns? 12.9.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Designer Mimi Prober continued her love affair with lace and embroidery as she presented her collection at the New York Fashion Week.
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Women set snake free in UP jeweller's shop, steal gold 31.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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WATCH: Pakistani ad defining what freedom means to women drives the point home 16.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
India and our neighbour Pakistan celebrated their 71st Independence Day with much fervour in the past two days. As the occasion marked the festival to honour our freedom from British Raj, an ad that went viral asked what exactly is the meaning of this Azadi we got after years of struggle. Made by a fashion brand in Pakistan, the viral advertisement begins with asking a question, "Azadi hoti kya hai?" (What is freedom?).   We see women playing cricket which was significant since former Pakistani cricketers like Waqar Younis had a conservative opinion about women playing the game during recently concluded  ICC Women's World Cup 2017. There is one girl practising her dance move, another one scratching the record in a club. There is one more girl, wearing a hijab while doing mechanic work. These women represent something and drive the point home when throughout the video, it gives various yet equally valid answers. Check out the ...
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7 hopes from seven Indians 15.8.2017 TOI: India
Seven colours make a rainbow. And like that multi-coloured arc across the sky, these seven people too come from different background, shaped by a range of events - some bright, some bleak. In their carefully-chosen words, you sense a guarded optimism as well as a fervent desire to be the cartographers of their own destiny. Welcome to the world of these seven citizens of New India.
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Now flaunt your bikinis in special tourist resorts in Saudi Arabia! 3.8.2017 DNA: Top News
Saudi Arabia's new Prince has announced a massive tourism development project on Tuesday. The luxury beach project shall have special laws which will allow women to wear bikinis instead of covering up their skin. The Red Sea project will build luxury hotels and residential units on 50 islands with transport infrastructure on the Red Sea Coast. The project is part of Vision 2030, an economic reform project to diversify Saudi’s oil-dependent economy. Construction of the resorts shall begin in 2019 where the first phase will include the development of an airport, hotels and housing. It is expected to be completed by 2022, reports The Telegraph. “The Red Sea project will be a luxury resort destination situated across the islands of a lagoon and steeped in nature and culture.  “It will set new standards for sustainable development and bring about the next generation of luxury travel to put Saudi Arabia on the international tourism map,” the fund said.  Saudi Arabia already plays host to millions of foreigners ...
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Burqa-clad militants loot J&K bank 1.8.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Cash-starved terrorists disguised as women stormed the branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Arwani village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district and looted Rs 5.2 lakh at gunpoint, before making an escape. The incident occurred in the afternoon when two burqa-clad terrorists armed with automatic weapons barged into the bank and asked the staff to raise their hands and hand over the cash. One of the burqa-clad militants then took away the cash. Minutes later, a masked man, who was standing guard outside the branch, also joined the robbers, before all three escaped from the spot. The robbery was caught on the CCTV camera installed inside the branch. The police said that Hizbul Mujahideen was behind the heist as they have been facing an acute cash crunch post demonetisation. "Hizbul Mujhadeen militants barged into the J&K Bank branch in Arwani in the afternoon and looted about Rs 5.2 lakh. The police have registered a case and investigations are on. During the initial investigation and with the help of CCTV ...
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Sonam Kapoor, the bride: Who dressed her better? 25.7.2017 Rediff: GetAhead
Vote: Was it Ralph and Russo at Paris Fashion Week or Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in Delhi?
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'People trolling Mohammed Shami are wrong, not him', says uncle 20.7.2017 Sify Finance
[India], July 20 (ANI): Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami's uncle on Thursday condemned the social media backlash on Indian seamer for uploading pictures of his daughter's second birthday wherein his
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Shami becomes victim of trolls once again 19.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
India pacer Mohammad Shami has once again become a victim of social media trolling after he posted pictures of his wife during their daughter's second birthday celebrations.
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Mohammad Shami trolled on Twitter for sharing 'Un-Islamic' picture of daughter's birthday 19.7.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
India pacer Mohammad Shami has once again become a victim of social media trolling after he posted pictures of his wife during their daughter's second birthday celebrations. The cricketer was trolled as many felt that his wife Hasin Jahan committed a "sin" by not wearing a hijab during the birthday celebrations. My princess Aairah's 2nd birthday celebration pic.twitter.com/JgNtZFJVqy — Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) July 18, 2017 "Sad to see your wife without hijab. my dear shami sir do not look at the smallness of the sin, rather look at the one whom you are disobeying," Sharun Km from Kunnamkulam posted with a hashtag #GoToHell. Syed Akhtar from Beijing wrote: "Do you want to please right wings by not wearing hijab nd celebrating birthday." Mohammad Tahir Faisal from Patna tweeted: "Drown in shame... Are you Muslim, I don't think so you're Muslim...Islam can't allow you to celebrate Birthday in that fashion." However, the fast bowler's fans came out in strong support of him. "Sad to see insects like you ...
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Purdah bar at Kerala Salafi institute 19.7.2017 TOI: India
A Muslim girl has refused to join a teacher training institute under Jamia Nadwiya at Edavanna in Malappuram after the institution insisted that she could not wear purdah on all days while attending the class. Husna C, wife of Muhammad Harshad P, decided not to pursue the course after institute authorities rejected her plea to wear purdah instead of sari.
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Irfan Pathan shuts down trolls with perfect response 18.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Ifran Pathan's wife can be seen wearing a burqa in the photograph but her exposed hands and nail polish has enraged many.
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Iran: Newspapers break hijab taboo in front page tributes to math genius Maryam Mirzakhani 17.7.2017 DNA: Money
The Iranian media in its tribute to late mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Sunday broke the country's strict rules on female dress to show Mirzakhani with her head uncovered. According to a report by the Guardian, tributes were led by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, who posted a recent picture of Mirzakhani on Instagram without a hijab.   Jul 15, 2017 at 10:11am PDT Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor, died in hospital in California on Saturday fighting cancer. She won the Fields Medal in 2014 for her "outstanding contributions to the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces". At that time, Iranian newspapers digitally retouched Mirzakhani's photograph to put a scarf over her head while others published a sketch showing only her face. Iran's strict laws on female dress require all women to be covered in public. This week, the front page of Hamshahri, a state newspaper, particularly stood out, winning praise for portraying her as she had lived. "Maths genius yielded to ...
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Lynchings from another time 17.7.2017 Rediff: Columns
'Mumbai's killings in January 1993 came at the tail end of two outbursts of vicious communal violence, whereas today, it's peacetime in a 'new India'.'
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