User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Jun 13 2018 14:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Women in Kashmir spin a different yarn, thanks to Indian Army 18.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Inside a well-decorated hall in the Indian Army's Chinar 9Jawan Club in north Kashmir's Baramulla, a group of Hijab-wearing women is busy drawing designs for a new women apparel line. With strokes of soothing colours, they are trying everything in the book to create eye-catching designs for ladies wear. The Chinar 9Jawan Club is acting as a one-stop skill development centre where young Kashmiri women are trained in fashion designing for six months free of cost. The Indian Army, as part of its outreach to win hearts in the restive state, has entered into a strategic tie-up with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to train young girls in fashion designing to make them self-reliant and independent. The fashion designing course is the latest in the series of initiatives the Indian Army — like marketing Koshur Krunch, opening bakeries, tailoring, etc. — for women in the state. From training to logistics, the Army takes care of every requirement, helping women recognise their dreams. Nusrat Majeed, 21, travels ...
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Women share their stories of sexual assault at Haj; #MosqueMeToo becomes top social media trend 12.2.2018 DNA: India
The #MeToo movement that originated after movie tycoon Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed a number of aspiring and famous actresses, became a global phenomenon. Women – cutting across national borders – shared stories of how they were assaulted by both family members and strangers, creating global outrage. More recently, several Muslim women came out to share their sexual harassment stories while visiting Mecca, the holy centre for Islam. The first post was shared by a woman on Facebook, which has subsequently been deleted. This is what it said. "*I was afraid to share this because it might hurt your religious sentiments*. While performing my tawaaf around the Kaaba after isha prayer, something really weird happened. It was my 3rd tawaf, and I felt a hand on my waist. I thought it was just an innocent mistake. I completely ignored. Then… I felt it again. It made me feel very uncomfortable. I kept moving. During my 6th tawaf I suddenly felt something aggressively poking my butt, I froze, unsure of whether ...
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The heat is on! Kangana, Sushmita, Shilpa want your vote 8.2.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Who wore ivory best?
The parade of stars: A show with Bipasha, Dia, Tamannaah & Nidhhi! 4.2.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Check out the photos...
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Devotion, merriment mark Saraswati Puja 23.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Devotion, merriment mark Saraswati Puja
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Amena Khan, first Hijabi model in a haircare ad 20.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
L'oreal Elvive's latest campaign encourages diversity.
Kashmir's first female racer, in hijab! 11.1.2018 DNA: Top News
On January 20, a hijab-clad woman will compete with men racers in the only snow autocross in the country. Dr Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami is Kashmir's first woman motor racer and will be part of the two-day-long Big Frozen Rush 2 in Gulmarg. "Wow, I am finally going to race," says the mother of two. "It's a long-cherished dream. I have been driving for more than 20 years and just getting behind the wheel gives me thrills." Ali Said, founder and owner of Kashmir Off Road, which is organising the race, said, "This (enabling a woman racer) is exactly what I have been working towards since inception of my firm. I advise Dr Sharmeen to stay focused in the pursuit of victory. She looks prepared." On her part, the 40-year-old is ready to give it her best. "If you have it in you and are provided with a well-structured platform, then you must give it a try. I want to be an inspiration to many other aspiring women of Kashmir who want to make a difference and break the barriers, continue to push boundaries to live their ...
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10 mag covers that broke the Internet in 2017 22.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Some broke stereotypes. Some inspiring. Some made our jaws drop.
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Can Robots now be given citizenship? 16.12.2017 Rediff: Columns
'Could robots vote for effective political leadership?'
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Muslim woman told to remove burqa at Yogi Adityanath’s rally 23.11.2017 DNA: Money
A burqa-clad Muslim woman was asked to remove the veil by a cop during Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s election meeting in Ballia on Tuesday.  A probe has been ordered by Ballia Supreintendent of Police when a video containing the incident went viral on social media and TV channels. The woman has been identified as Saira. She claimed to be a BJP worker and had come to attend the rally in her traditional dress.  Visuals in the videos show that three women cops surrounded Saira as soon as she settled in a chair. They then asked her to remove her burqa. She followed what cops told her and removed the facial mask. One policeman almost snatched it away and took it along with him.  This happened despite Saira telling the cops that she was a long-time BJP member and had come to participate in the rally. A few video journalists recording the episode were warned by the policeman. The UP police, however, tried to offer excuses over the incident, saying the incident might have taken place due to the ‘black flag ...
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WATCH: Woman forced to remove burqa at UP CM's rally 22.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The city magistrate has been asked to conduct an inquiry and action will be taken against those found guilty.
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Prez, First Lady offer prayers at Kamakhya 22.11.2017 The Assam Tribune
Prez, First Lady offer prayers at Kamakhya
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PIX: Sara Sampaio bares her sexy back on the red carpet 15.11.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Presenting the best looks from the Glamour Women of the Year Awards that took place in New York.
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Secret Superstar removes the veil from Bollywood 30.10.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'The Muslim identity of the family appears incidental to the subject of the film...''The self-sacrificing, suffering mother film could have belonged to any religion.''The abusive father, who prefers his son to his daughter, could have followed any religion.''That the Muslim household is remarkably free from religious symbolism is also the strength of the film,' feels Mohammad Asim Siddiqui.
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Natya Mandir resumes staging plays with Mahendra Borthakur’s satire 22.10.2017 The Assam Tribune
Natya Mandir resumes staging plays with Mahendra Borthakur’s satire
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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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