Owaisi urges 3 years jail for those who call Indian Muslims 'Pakistani' Current Affairs 

Owaisi urges 3 years jail term for those who call Indian Muslims ‘Pakistani’

New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi, has urged the government to bring a law to punish any person who calls an Indian Muslim “a Pakistani” with a three-year jail term. Speaking in Parliament, Owaisi said, “Bring a law that if any Muslim is called Pakistani, the person making such remarks will face a three-year jail term.” But added that his demand will not be heard and the BJP-led government will not bring such a bill. The AIMIM leader, who was taking part in the debate in the…

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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill with thumping majority Society 

Indian Muslim, ill-conceived Triple Talaq bill and Muslim Personal Law Board

“In spite of the Supreme Court setting aside talaq-e-biddat, and the assurance of AIMPLB, there have been reports of divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat from different parts of the country….. It is, therefore, felt that there is a need for State action to give effect to the order of the Supreme Court and to redress the grievances of victims of illegal divorce”, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserts in a “Statement of Objects and Reasons” of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017. Union Law Minister…

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Modern education in Madrasas - Muslims and the Government! Society 

Modern education in Madrasas – Muslims and the Government!

Madrasa education is very common among the Muslims in India. Hundreds of thousand Muslim children acquire their primary, and perhaps the only formal education in these madrasas. First we need to decide on the outcome which is expected out of these Madrasas. Is it Islamic academic scholar we are looking for? Or is it community leader we are expecting from it? Answer to both the outcome would be different. If it is academic scholar that is expected then obviously specialization is required, there might be other debate on number of…

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The Dilemma of an Indian Muslim

India’s introduction to Islam was through Arab traders who came to the western coast of India in late 7th century AD. India and Arab trade relations existed way before Islam which is agreed and accepted by historians. H G Rawlinson in his book ‘Ancient and Medieval History of India’ wrote that “The first Arab Muslims began settling in the towns on the Indian coast in the last part of the 7th century.” These traders married India women and settled here. India was among the very few countries which have one…

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