Is Andal a devadasi? Why, pray, is that Mr Vairamuthu’s call to make?
The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the all-India release of the movie
In his book, ‘Islam is Good, Muslims Should Follow It’, Sanjiv Bhatla invokes the link between the present realities of Muslims and milestones in Islamic history.
Both Central and state governments continue to spend large sums on other pilgrimages and festivals.
The bogey of ‘love jihad’ is a brutally constructed political agenda combining patriarchal notions of ‘our women’ and how to control them, and communal notions of ‘their men’ and how to deal with them.
Both central and state government continue to spend thousands of crores on various Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.
“We can seek guidance from this Fatwa for building a national narrative in order to curb extremism in keeping with the golden principles of Islam.”
Tortured, and denied a fair trial, Hamed Haydara landed on death row.
Mariam Abou Zahab was an unconventional teacher who never tired of guiding policymakers, journalists and students through the maze of Pakistani and Afghan politics.
Here’s a list of suggested amendments to help strengthen the Bill.
Contrary to what the prime minister said, women from India have long been going to Haj without a male guardian.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ recently renewed Hajj guidelines flout the Mental Healthcare Act, the Rights to Persons with Disability Bill 2016 and the fundamental right to pray.
Is 2018 the year where we must concede the battle? Is our democracy destined to be majoritarian? The answer to both these questions must be in the negative.
Defending the advisory, a community spokesperson said that using western style toilets is “alien” to Bohra culture.
A peaceful protest was held in Ajmer after Shiv Sena Hindustan appealed to volunteers to initiate a campaign seeking the Hindu community’s support for demolishing the shrine.
A large mob consisting of men from various Hindutva outfits created a ruckus outside the bride’s home, clashed with police.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has asked the government to take necessary measures and safeguard the community’s interests.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had said that the law does not sanction the concept of a woman’s religion getting merged with her husband’s faith after an inter-religion marriage.
The only way we can confront him is by rebuilding our democracy into one which protects the likes of Afrazul and Akhlaq.
A short walk from the Tablighi Jama’at’s headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin basti is Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s tomb.
Why is it that everything is upside down, and all that happens in the name of religion is divisive, oppressive and morally repugnant?
The Supreme Court asked the Valsad Parsi Trust to apprise it by December 14 whether it could allow the complainant to attend the last rites of her parents.
What is a nation worth if my friend is scared of returning home? What is a religion worth if it rejoices in the humiliation of another religion?
To examine the diverse engagements of Muslim groups with postcolonial political realities, one has to give up the Babri Masjid-centric grand narrative of Islam in India.
Karsevaks involved in the Babri Masjid demolition of December 6, 1992, recall the events of the day 25 years later.
Modi was referring to a letter issued last month by Gandhinagar archbishop Thomas Macwan in which he had appealed to Christians to pray to save the country from “nationalist forces”.
The rights of a religious group under the constitution have to be seen differently from other groups such as political parties, which are voluntary associations.
Centuries ago, Jerusalem’s Muslim families were entrusted with the duty of opening and closing the church doors, a task they perform to this day.
Keeping in mind the tribes in the north-east, the party plans to bring out such tribe-specific images of Bharat Mata.
Ghazala Jamil’s Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi looks at how urban governance works against working class Muslims.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
In Gujarat, there is a general apathy of the ruling party towards Muslims, matched only by the apathy of the common Muslim towards the electoral process.
Haasan had said that right-wing Hindutva groups cannot deny the existence of Hindu extremism.
“In the past, Hindu right-wing groups would not indulge in violence. They would hold a dialogue with opponents. But now they resort to violence.”
Collusion between the police and the ruling Congress grounded the law-enforcing machinery to an administrative halt.
“Almost my entire family was wiped out in front of my eyes and even after so many years, we haven’t been delivered any justice.”
The current climate of violence in the country remains eerily similar to what it was in the late 1980s and 1990s after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Only the target is different.
“BJP leaders have time and again celebrated the victory of the judgement on triple talaq and the leadership have often claimed the victory to itself”.
The children were taken into custody by the government railway police on the suspicion that they were being taken to Mumbai for religious conversion.
A recent circular asks state colleges to install statues of ‘Swami Vivekananda Ji’ to inculcate nationalistic values among students.