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LIVE! Religious minorities better in India than in Pak, B'desh: Taslima Nasreen 17.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Triple talaq: Muslim body seeks opposition parties' support for family law 17.12.2017 DNA: Money
A Muslim women's right group has appealed to opposition party leaders to widen the ambit of the Bill on triple talaq, a controversial practice used by some Muslim men to dissolve their marriage with just a single word, so that it becomes a family law. The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan wants the Bill, which is aimed at criminialising triple talaq and was cleared by the Union Cabinet this week, to cover all aspects of codification of the Muslim Personal Law. "The Bill is to be introduced in the Parliament. So that it is not reject, we want that it not just be discussed but also the scope of the Bill should not be restricted to triple talaq," said Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-convenor of BMMA. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party, BSP's Mayawati, Left's Sitaram Yechury, members of the CPI national council are among those who have been approached by the BMMA. "We had already written to the government saying that a law and codification of ...
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Interpol cancels Red Corner Notice against Zakir Naik, deletes all data on him 16.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The Interpol has cancelled the Red Corner Notice issued by it against Dr Zakir Naik and has deleted all data on the controversial Islamic peachier. The decision was taken by the Interpol's Commission in its 102nd session held on 24-27 October 2017 and data on Naik was deleted from its database on November 9.  This was conveyed by the Interpol to Naik's London-based attorney Corker Binning in a letter dated December 11, 2017. The Interpol contended that there was a severe lack of evidentiary basis, a failure by Indian authorities to follow due process of law, political and religious bias that formed the basis of such a notice, and lack of international interest. The Interpol's Commission found after thorough examination that the request from the Indian NCB was not compliant with Interpol's rules and thus decided the lndian government's request for Red Corner notice should be cancelled. Furthermore, the Interpol general secretariat has informed all Interpol NCB's that it has deleted the information ...
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NCW chief welcomes cabinet's approval of triple talaq bill 16.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
National Commission of Women’s (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence. “We fought because we were getting complaints regarding this. We welcome this move by the Cabinet. I also would like to add that any welfare scheme or policy should not be based on religion. The law should be common for everyone. This move is for the betterment of our society. I want triple talaq to be abolished all together,” she told ANI. The bill termed as the 'Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017' seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce in Islam. Cleared earlier yesterday, it will now be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. The Supreme Court, in August, had passed the order terming the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) as "unconstitutional." Despite the order, there have been sporadic incidents of husbands calling off their marriages through phones or messages ...
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Cabinet approves bill making instant triple talaq criminal act 16.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, outlawing instant triple talaq by making it a cognisable and non-bailable offence, which will now attract a jail term of three years. The Bill was prepared by an inter-ministerial committee comprising of chairperson home minister Rajnath Singh, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, finance minister Arun Jaitley, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and minister of state in the law ministry PP Chaudhary. The Supreme Court had in August, declared the practice of instant triple talaq as unconstitutional. In a five member-bench, while three judges termed the practice illegal and unconstitutional, two judges wanted to ban the practice for a period of six months till the time the government came up with a new legislation. AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi said that the government should explain how the law proposes to enforce imprisonment and provide maintenance at the same time. In a letter of protest, Owaisi said, "It is ...
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Union cabinet clears triple talaq bill 15.12.2017 Rediff: News
The draft 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill' was considered by the Union cabinet which gave its nod, the functionary said.
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Jisha murder case: Convict sentenced to death 14.12.2017 Rediff: News
Ernakulam Principal Sessions court judge N Anil Kumar awarded the death penalty to Ameerul Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, for committing murder of the law student at nearby Perumbavoor.
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Jisha murder case: Accused Amirul Islam gets death sentence 14.12.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The accused in the Jisha murder case, Amirul Islam, has been awarded death sentence by the Ernakulam chief judicial magistrate court today. Earlier in the day, he was brought before the court for the quantum of punishment. Islam has been found guilty of raping and murdering law student Jisha. He has been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 376 (punishment for rape), 376A (punishment for causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim), 442 (house trespass), 449 (house-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offense, or giving false information to screen offender), 302 (punishment for murder) and charges on Dalit Atrocities Prevention Act. However, claiming innocence, Islam told ANI on Wednesday, ''I didn't do anything. I don't know who did it." The chargesheet of the case revealed that Islam, a resident of Assam, murdered Jisha, following an attempt to rape her at the latter's residence in Iringol near ...
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Will support BJP, RSS if they shun politics of hatred, says Jamiat Ulema-e-... 13.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Will support BJP, RSS if they shun politics of hatred, says Jamiat Ulema-e-...
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Jisha rape, murder case: Kerala court convicts migrant labourer 12.12.2017 Rediff: News
Muhammed Ameerul Islam was found guilty for raping and murdering the 30-year-old Dalit law student in Kerala last year.
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Pakistan is many years behind us in everything 11.12.2017 Rediff: News
'Islamabad is only as big as a Delhi suburb.'
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Two Palestine gunmen killed after Israel launches fresh airstrikes in Gaza 9.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings. Militants fired at least three rockets toward Israeli towns from the Hamas-controlled strip on Friday, which was declared a "day of rage" by Palestinian factions protesting U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft targeted four facilities belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip: Two weapons manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse, a military compound," the Israeli military said in a statement. A Hamas source confirmed the two men killed in the strikes belonged to the group which urged Palestinians to keep up confrontation with Israeli forces. Two more Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border on Friday and scores more were wounded there and in the occupied West Bank during the ...
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LIVE! After war of words, Gujarat votes in first phase 9.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Rohingya crisis: Mass exodus a 'humanitarian catastrophe', can raise security risks for the world, says report 8.12.2017 DNA: Top News
A day before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked five eastern states sharing boundaries with Bangladesh to be extra vigilant against influx of Rohingya and illegal immigrants through the porous Indo-Bangla border, a report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) warned the mass flight of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state has created a humanitarian catastrophe and in the process raised serious security risks. The report - Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Enters a Dangerous New Phase - by the ICG, an independent organisation headquartered in Belgium, which sounds alerts to prevent deadly conflict and shape policies for peace, has warned the mass flight of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state has created a humanitarian catastrophe and serious security risks, including potential cross-border militant attacks.  “The international community should press Myanmar to urgently implement the Annan commission’s proposals, including as regards discrimination, segregation and citizenship,” the report ...
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Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising over Donald Trump's Jerusalem plan 8.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. Palestinian factions called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday, and a wave of protest in the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday brought clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops. At least 31 people were wounded by Israeli gunfire and rubber bullets, medics said. The Israeli military said an aircraft and a tank had targeted two posts belonging to militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip after three rockets were launched at Israel. A jihadist Salafi group in Gaza called the Al-Tawheed Brigades - which does not heed the call from the enclave's dominant force, Hamas, to desist from firing rockets - claimed responsibility for the launches. The military said it was reinforcing troops in the occupied West Bank. Some protesters threw rocks at soldiers and others chanted: "Death to America! Death to the fool ...
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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage 7.12.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago. Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill. Fewer than five of 150 MPs voted against it. "What a day. What a day for love, for equality, for respect," said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "It is time for more marriages." The law, which will also recognise same-sex marriages solemnised in foreign countries, takes effect from Saturday. Because a month's notice is required for the state to recognise a marriage, the first legal same-sex unions will be in January. Five-time Olympic gold-medal winner, the swimmer Ian Thorpe, who came out in 2014, said the law reflected contemporary Australia ...
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Rajasthan Muslim Forum organises prayer meet 7.12.2017 DNA: Popular News
Rajasthan Muslim Forum marked the demolition of Babri Masjid by organising a prayer meeting at a mosque in Moti Dungri area on Wednesday. The focus was on the demand about the increase in the pace of the court proceedings of all the pending cases related to the demolition and ownership of Babri Masjid that is being dealt under the supervision of All India Muslim Personal Law Board. The attendees demanded pace in the court cases against the accused asked for strict punishment for them. A resolution was also passed which stated that, “A case should be filed against the political and social leaders who are making instigative statements and are supporting the construction of a temple in place of Babri Masjid.” The speakers claimed that the issue of Babri Masjid is not communal but is an issue of freedom of practicing a religion. “The demolition that took place on December 6, 1992, is a disgrace to the nation. All parties related to the issue should patiently wait for the judicial decision on the same. Also, ...
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Ayodhya case: Modi pans Sibal, praises Waqf Board 7.12.2017 Rediff: News
Under attack, Sibal claimed he did not represent the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ayodhya case in the SC.
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Delhi HC seeks govt stand on PIL for changing Muslim inheritance law 5.12.2017 DNA: India
The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre's response on a PIL to amend the Muslim personal law on inheritance, alleging that Muslim women were discriminated on issues relating to sharing of property. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the Ministry of Law and Justice to examine the issue of alleged discriminatory practice in the Muslim law on inheritance. It directed the government to submit its stand positively before the next date of hearing on April 9 next year. Central government standing counsel Monika Arora told the bench that the Law Commission was examining the issue. The court was hearing a plea by a social organisation -- Sahara Kalyan Samiti-- which has sought equal inheritance rights for Muslim women. The petition, filed by advocate Raghav Awasthi alleged that Muslim women in India have been discriminated as far their rights of inheritance were concerned in comparison to their male counterparts. It said the discrimination based on customary law as ...
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Big victory for Trump; US SC allows his travel ban to go into full effect 5.12.2017 Rediff: News
The travel ban is the third version of a contentious policy that Trump first sought to implement a week after taking office in January.
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