Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is little inter-generational mobility and it has not changed even after economic liberalisation. It, however, concludes that some mobility made possible for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes has been offset by severely…

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‘My Parents My Paradise’ – an effort to educate young about the needs of elderly parents Society 

‘My Parents My Paradise’ – an effort to educate young about the needs of elderly parents

Panaji: The Goa Girls Islamic Organisation held a 10 day-campaign ‘My Parents My Paradise’ to educate young generation about the rights of elderly parents, and the children’s duty towards them. The statewide campaign was launched on September 1 and concluded on September 10. The concluding event was conducted in Goa Central Library. Prakash Kamat – Sr. Asst. Editor The Hindu and Shashwat Gupta Ray – Resident Editor Gomantak Times were the chief guests. Hani Pathan in her welcome address said, “The campaign have ended but the mission must go on”. A small…

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WhatsApp group in Solapur bringing smile for needy people with illness Society 

WhatsApp group in Solapur bringing smile for needy people with illness

Shoaib Gadwal never thought that a casual talk among friends might turn into an initiative which will bring smile on the faces of those suffering with illness but couldn’t afford to pay the medical bills. Gadwal, 30, a resident of Solapur has created a WhatsApp group of like-minded people – all from same age group. Khadiman-e-Solapur (Medical) group has 240+ young professionals and businessman as its members dedicated to provide financial aid to needy people in medical emergencies. Speaking to TheShahab.com, young civil engineer, who is actively participating in numerous…

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Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan Society 

Christian businessman from India gifts Rs 2.4 Cr mosque in UAE to workers before Ramadan

Dubai: In a heartwarming gesture, Saji Cheriyan – a Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. An Indian Christian from Kerala, 49, has built worth Rs 2.4 crores mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. Speaking to Gulf News, the businessman, who has gone through ups and downs in the past 15 years, said he decided to build the mosque…

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Time to free All India Muslim Personal Law Board from the grip of political brokers Society 

Time to free All India Muslim Personal Law Board from the grip of political brokers

Some of the Urdu journalists  dismayed  over the recent developments in All India Muslim Personal Law Board have written an open letter to Maulana Wali Rahmani, the general secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, asking him, through social media, to explain and clarify the accusations of a ‘deal’ which culminated in an MLC seat gifted to his close aide and  an Urdu journalist moments after ‘Deen Bachao Desh Bachao’ rally finished in Patna on 15th April . The letter alleged Khalid Anwar to be a person of dubious credentials,…

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An open letter to Indian Muslims about prevailing climate in the country Society 

An open letter to Indian Muslims about prevailing climate in the country

Dear Muslims, I am writing this with full responsibility and knowledge of the situation on the ground. I live thousands of miles away from Indian shores but visit thrice in a year and closely follow events and remain in touch with friends and acquaintances. Please do not get me wrong, this shouldn’t be interpreted as a patronizing lecture. I understand the sentiments you express on social media and share the anger and frustration over events taking place in several parts of the country. However, please understand that nothing is permanent…

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Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family Society 

Asaduddin Owaisi first alleges Muslim hand behind Mecca Masjid blast, now offers help to victims family

Hyderabad: Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi who once alleged the Muslim hand behind the Mecca Masjid blast, on Wednesday said that if family members of the Mecca Masjid blast victim want to appeal against the verdict, then he is ready provide all sorts of legal help. The AIMIM leader known for its firebrand image, in an interview with Hindustan Times in 2007 had declared certain Muslims responsible for the Mecca Masjid blast. He accused Bilal, the India chief of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) for the terror incidents in the city. “There…

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Children Summer Camps - A joyful learning opportunity or childhood snatching practice Society 

Children Summer Camps – A joyful learning opportunity or childhood snatching practice?

During school days, children have to go through a lot from attending schools to performing extracurricular activities. Strict supervision of parents and teachers, regular classes, tuition takes a heavy toll and leaves very less time for enjoyment. Holidays are meant to enjoy and spend childhood without pressure, said Ziya Momin a Mumbai based child counsellor and a senior teacher while speaking with TheShahab.com. As per Ziya, it is parent’s responsibility to give space to their children during holidays also making them understand the importance of spending time with elders and…

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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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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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