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Iranian woman who tied unscarved hair in viral video shot dead

Hadis Najafi, a young Iranian woman whose video tying her unscarved hair back and boldly stepping into the middle of a protest went viral,...

Global

Supreme Court asks lawyers to close hijab row

News: The Supreme Court last week asked the counsel appearing for the petitioners in the Karnataka hijab ban controversy to wrap up their...

India

Eid Al Adha celebrated across India

Devotees gathered across India to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, also known as Bakra Eid, Bakrid, Eid al-Adha, Eid Qurban, or Qurban Bayaram.

Festivals

Prophet row: Nupur Sharma seeks time to record statement before Maharashtra police

BJP Nupur Sharma appear before the Bhiwandi police to record her statement after she was summoned over her alleged objectionable remarks...

India

Dr Tausif Malik: Entrepreneur, evangelist and Muslim Spelling Bee founder

The new treasurer for Democrats Abroad India, Dr Tausif Malik is the founder of America’s largest community-based Spelling Bee competition...

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More nations condemn Prophet remarks; Kuwait supermarket pulls Indian products

Supermarket in Kuwait pulled down Indian products from its shelves to protest the derogatory comments by BJP leader Nupur Sharma about the...

Global

Prophet remarks row: BJP removes Nupur Sharma as primary member, sacks Naveen Kumar

The Bharatiya Janata Party has suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma as a primary member of the party and also expelled Naveen Kumar...

India

In Pics: Jama Masjid illuminated on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan

Jama Masjid, one of the largest and oldest mosques in India, has been illuminated on the eve of Ramadan. The moon was sighted on April 2,...

Festivals

US declares Rohingya’s year-long repression in Myanmar a genocide

Joe Biden administration has declared the year-long repression of the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar a 'genocide', US officials said.

USA

No curb on headscarf, wearing it not must: Karnataka government to High Court

Karnataka High Court hearing on Hijab row. There has been no ban on wearing hijab (headscarf) but only within classrooms and during class...

India

Hijab row: Bengaluru police to enforce 14-day ban on protests near educational buildings

News: Bengaluru has imposed a two-week ban on protests and gatherings near schools and colleges over escalating row over the use of hijab in...

India

Singapore President expresses concern about online poll sexualising female Muslim teachers

Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli expressed concerns about an online poll...

Singapore

Muis urges "safe and responsible" Hari Raya, defers Haj 2020 plans

Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has urged the Malay/Muslim community to celebrate Hari Raya, which falls on May 24, "safely...

Singapore

ASEAN leaders to discuss economic ties, Rohingya issue, Korea summit in Singapore

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss economic cooperation and Myanmar’s refugee crisis at a summit in Singapore. Analysts say...

Singapore

Viral video labels Indian-origin principal as ‘Hitler’ over hijab controversy

An Indian-origin principal at one of the UK's leading state-funded schools was branded as ‘Hitler’ on social media over her efforts to...

UK

Indian rights lawyer Indira Jaising to lead UN probe into Rohingya crackdown

The United Nations yesterday appointed an Indian human rights lawyer and two other experts to a fact-finding mission investigating alleged...

Global

Alliance of Indian-American groups: Human rights abuses against minorities on rise in India

An alliance of Indian-American groups has alleged that human rights abuses against social and religious minorities have been on the rise...

USA

Sexism, racism in Scotland Yard: Indian-origin policewoman’s claims swept under the rug

UK News: Nighat Hubbard, An Indian-origin Muslim female officer, was among three policewomen suing Scotland Yard over racism and sexism...

UK