Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

2018-06-25T18:45:16+00:00 On

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students…

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

2018-02-06T13:46:18+00:00 On

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgrade 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is…

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

2018-01-09T07:05:56+00:00 On

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he has had official talks with the Congress Party on the ‘triple talaq’ bill, but the opposition party has raised two demands that amount to incentivizing Muslim men to abandon their women. The first…

Radio Jockey steps down after supporting Muslim girls for dancing

Radio Jockey steps down after supporting Muslim girls for dancing

2017-12-05T17:11:03+00:00 On

Radio Jockey Sooraj of 98.6 FM, a Malayalam Radio station in Qatar, has announced that he is stepping down from his role at the station following a social media outcry over his comments supporting three Muslim girls who danced publicly at an…

KERALA LOVE JIHAD: Supreme Court asks why Fadiya can’t make her own decisions

KERALA LOVE JIHAD: Supreme Court asks why Fadiya can’t make her own decisions

2017-10-03T11:52:46+00:00 On

The Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ case saw a twist today with the Supreme Court making pointed observations while hearing the appeal against a decision by the Kerala High Court to annul the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam. The court…

CPIM activists attacked for arranging Hindu-Muslim marriage in Kerala

CPIM activists attacked for arranging Hindu-Muslim marriage in Kerala

2017-09-16T12:56:11+00:00 On

Tensions are on the rise between the ruling CPI-M and the Social Democratic Party of India in Ambalapuzha in Kerala after Left activists were attacked, allegedly for arranging the wedding of a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl. The SDPI is second…

Islamic missionaries arrested for ‘creating tension’ between groups

Islamic missionaries arrested for ‘creating tension’ between groups

2017-08-21T15:24:48+00:00 On

A group of 39 Islamic missionaries have been arrested for door-to-door distribution of religious pamphlets that said, among other things, that people who worship multiple Gods will burn in hell. The volunteers of ‘Mujahid Wisdom Global Islamic Mission’, who were distributing the…

Ex-Police Chief warns of imbalance in Muslim population growth

Ex-Police Chief warns of imbalance in Muslim population growth

2017-07-10T10:53:14+00:00 On

TP Senkumar, who stepped down as the head of Kerala’s police force a week ago, has stirred a hornet’s nest in the southern states by expressing alarm over the relatively higher fertility rate of Kerala’s Muslim community compared to others. Quoting government…

‘Comrade in burqa’ divides ‘progressives’ in Kerala

‘Comrade in burqa’ divides ‘progressives’ in Kerala

2017-07-08T17:17:15+00:00 On

A photo of a young Muslim girl working with the Students Federation of India, the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has reopened questions around whether the Left movement in Kerala is straying from its ideological roots and commitments….

Kerala High court annuls marriage of converted Hindu girl to Muslim man

Kerala High court annuls marriage of converted Hindu girl to Muslim man

2017-05-25T11:37:51+00:00 On

The Kerala High Court has annulled the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam pointing out that she did not take permission from her parents. According to Sunni Islamic law, it is compulsory for the woman to get the permission of…