User: Iram Topic: Muslim Women
Category: Veiling Practices
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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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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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