IF condemns ban on Islamic TV channels in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Terming the ban on Islamic TV channels like Peace TV and others as an attack on a particular religion, Islamic Fraternity president Muhammad Aamir on Friday condemned the order and sought its immediate removal. In a statement issued here, Aamir said the move has no logic and is “deliberately” being done to keep Muslims […]

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the contentious bill making instant triple taloq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, a development hailed by the government as “historic”. The bill was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by various opposition members. MPs from the RJD, […]

US announces $500,000 to any NGO that promotes religious freedom in India

US announces $500,000 to any NGO that promotes religious freedom in India

WASHINGTON: The US has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non-governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence and discrimination” in India. The US State Department also announced a similar grant for Sri Lanka. The Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, […]

Triple Talaaq Verdict: Sign of the Times?

Triple Talaaq Verdict: Sign of the Times?

The Supreme Court of India has held the practice of “triple talaaq” as illegal. Couched and garbed under the notion of gender rights, it has been observed by the court that “the practice of triple talaaq was “manifestly arbitrary” as the marital tie could be broken “whimsically” by a Muslim man and this must be […]

Triple talaq ‘illegal’, struck down by Supreme Court

Triple talaq ‘illegal’, struck down by Supreme Court

‘It is against tenets of Quran’ New Delhi: By a majority ruling of 3 judges against 2, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq is “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”. The apex court also held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of the Quran. While Chief […]

Scholars unhappy with verdict

Scholars unhappy with verdict

Instant talaq is prohibited in Islam. There should be a reasonable gap between (pronouncement of) two talaqs. However, if anyone utters talaq three times in one go, it will be considered that talaq has occurred. This issue falls in our religious laws and Supreme Court or anyone else has no right to interfere in our […]

‘Judgement gives equality to Muslim women’

‘Judgement gives equality to Muslim women’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq as “historic” and said it granted equality to Muslim women. He said the judgement will serve as a powerful measure for women empowerment. “Judgement of the Hon’ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is […]

Govt to ask states to ensure compliance

Govt to ask states to ensure compliance

New Delhi: The Centre is all set to send an advisory to all states asking them to ensure compliance of the Supreme Court order declaring Triple Talaq void, illegal and unconstitutional. “An advisory asking the states to keep close watch on the situation will be issued soon,” a home ministry spokesperson said today. The home […]

Hindu American Foundation slams USCIRF over anti-India report

Hindu American Foundation slams USCIRF over anti-India report

Washington: The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has put its credibility at stake by publishing a report critical of religious freedom in India by a Pakistan-origin author known for his anti-India stand and support to separatists, a top Hindu-American body has said. The Hindu American Foundation said by coming out with the report […]

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