Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's interviews on Ayodhya issue Featured Society 

Distortion of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews on Ayodhya issue and Syria comment

Recently some sections in the media have twisted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s interviews regarding the Ayodhya issue and are calling Sri Sri anti-Muslim while also accusing him of fear mongering. It is quite absurd to hear that Sri Sri is against Muslims. If that were indeed the case, why would the Art of Living and its sister organizations get involved in trauma relief work and provide aid in the form of food, water and shelter in the conflict zones in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, etc. In fact within India too Sri…

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Jamia VC Says University Will Defend Its Minority Character, slams self-styled leaders Current Affairs 

Jamia VC Says University Will Defend Its Minority Character, slams self-styled leaders

New Delhi: Prof Talat Ahmad Vice-Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia on Tuesday said that the university will defend its minority character. He also slammed the “self-styled leaders” who accused the university administration of mishandling the issue pending before the Delhi High Court. The VC’s remark came a week after the Modi government had filed a revised affidavit in the Delhi high court this month opposing the Minority Status of Jamia Millia Islamia and also claimed that the premium institution was not founded by the minorities – read Muslims. “I am pained that…

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Asaduddin Owaisi’s extravagant daughter engagement draws flak from social activists Current Affairs 

Asaduddin Owaisi’s extravagant daughter engagement draws flak from social activists

Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is drawing flak from some section of society and social activists for spending crores of money on the extravagant engagement ceremony of his elder daughter on Saturday. The social activists took to social media to express their displeasure alleging Hyderabad MP for not practicing what he preaches. Some media reports claimed that the family had spent Rs 6 crore for the event, where Rs 1.25 crore was spent only on imported (from Dubai) gold-plated plates and flower decoration, while Rs 85 lakh were spent on…

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SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims Current Affairs 

SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala amongst the Muslim community. The apex court also sought response from Union government and the Law Commission on the plea challenging the practices. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its 2017 verdict, had kept open the issue of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ while quashing instant triple talaq. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.…

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Dr Roshan Jawwad, Girl who lost legs in train mishap defied all odds to become a doctor Life 

Dr Roshan Jawwad, Girl who lost legs in train mishap defied all odds to become a doctor

On the fateful day in 2008, 16-year-old Roshan Jawad lost both her legs after being pushed out of a crowded local train near Andheri but did not lost her dream of becoming a doctor. Defying all odds Nine years after the accident, Roshan has become the first doctor in her family. Daughter of a pushcart vegetable vendor secured a first class in her final MBBS examination at KEM Hospital last year but the story does not just end here. Now Dr Roshan is not only just few steps away from…

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Ayodhya Dispute Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told Current Affairs 

Ayodhya Dispute: Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was on Friday told that the mosque enjoyed a unique place in Islam and its religious significance does not diminish just because it was desecrated and destroyed through a “barbaric act.” Adjudication of the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case will be delayed as the Supreme Court will first decide whether the apex court’s 1994 decision in the Ismail Faruqui case that a “mosque is not an essential part of Islam” needs to be re-examined by a five-judge constitution bench. The Faruqui verdict came on…

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Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu Culture 

Maharashtra Education Minister assures second state language status to Urdu

Aurangabad: Maharashtra Education and Minority Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde assured hundreds of teachers on Urdu being confer the second state language status in recently concluded educational event in Aurangabad. A three day event ‘Shikshanachi Vari’ (Educational Convention) under the aegis of the state government, was held at the Divisional Sports Complex from 10 to 12 March. The Minister addressed the event through Skype video conferencing. The event was organised exclusively for Urdu teachers to improve the educational standards of Urdu schools and provide platform to showcase ideas for promotion the…

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Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’ Society 

Asghar Ali Engineer 2004 response to Ram Guha: ‘Emergence of Hindu revivalism does not lie in the absence of Muslim liberalism’

Responding to Harsh Mander’s article ‘Sonia, sadly’ lamenting that Muslims have been “rendered politically irrelevant”, even “untouchable”, in India today, the historian Ramachandra Guha, under the title ‘Liberals, sadly’ writing in The Indian Express on Tuesday, rooted the community’s marginalisation in the absence of a liberal elite that could lead it “out of a medievalist ghetto into a full engagement with the modern world”. To make his point, Guha quoted the late activist and writer Hamid Dalwai, whom he also held up as one of the three “secularising modernists”, alongside…

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New parallel Muslim Personal Law Board representing Sufism announced Current Affairs 

New parallel Muslim Personal Law Board representing Sufism announced

New Delhi: Many Muslim religious scholars on Saturday announced the formation of parallel ‘Muslim Personal Law Board of India’ claiming that All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) represents only 20 per cent of Muslims in India. The clerics argued that more than 80 percent of Indian Muslims belong to Sufism, which do not get any representation in the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. Maulana Qari Mohammed Yusuf Azizi, President of the new board said, “Effective implementation of Sharia law, meaningful utilization of education and development, proportional representation in legislative institutions, communal harmony, bringing…

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Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam' after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’ Culture 

Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam’ after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’

Ankara: Days after 32-year-old Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman advocating for “Moderate Islam”, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stirred up a hornet’s nest saying “Islam needs to be updated” on the occasion of International Women’s Day program at the Presidential Palace in the national capital. Tayyip Erdogan in his address to women from all walks of life, heaped praise on women’s role in society but also slammed clerics justifying violence against women and defending other forms of misogyny with reference to Islam. “Recently, some people claiming to be…

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