User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
Last updated: Oct 15 2018 12:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Imran Khan ties knot to 'spiritual adviser' in third marriage 19.2.2018 Rediff: News
Khan got closer to Bushra Bibi when he started visiting her over a year ago to seek spiritual advice.
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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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