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The Transgressive Love Jihad Conspiracy Theory Oppresses Women’s Freedom

Jan 14, 2022 Faroagh Ul Islam

Love jihad is a new addition to the existing Islamophobic conspiracy theory.

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: SC Agrees To Hear Plea Against Hate Speech

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal that no action has been taken against those who made the hate speeches despite the registration of FIR.


Chhattisgarh Villagers Pledge To 'Boycott' Muslims In Viral Video, Probe Ordered

Chhattisgarh oath video of boycotting Muslims reportedly shot in Kundikala village, located under Lundra police station limits of the district on January 5, came to light on Thursday.

Outrage Over Tesla's Showroom In Xinjiang, Activists Demand Shutdown

Jan 04, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

The Xinjiang province of China is infamous for alleged abuses on the Muslim ethnic minorities, especially the Uyghur Muslims. A recently opened Tesla showroom in Xinjiang has invited criticism from activists all around the world.


Bulli Bai App: Mumbai Cyber Police Detain Woman From Uttarakhand, Engineering Student Held In Bengaluru

The Bulli Bai application was auctioning photos of Indian Muslim Women online. Police have detained a woman from Uttarakhand and a 21 year old engineering student from Bangalore in connection with the case.

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02 January, 2022

Karnataka: Hijab-Clad Students Denied Entry In Udupi PU College

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Karnataka: The students also complained that they are not being allowed to talk in Urdu, Arabic and Beary languages.


29 December, 2021

NCM Takes Note Of Row Over Namaz Offering, Hate Speeches Given In Religious Conclaves

Outlook Web Desk

"Appropriate action" will be taken by the commission "accordingly", the NCM said adding that chairman Lalpura has "proposed" to visit the site in Ambala where a "church was vandalized" recently.


27 December, 2021

76 Lawyers Urge CJI To Take Cognisance Of 'Ate Speeches' At Events In Delhi, Haridwar

Outlook Web Desk

The letter has been signed by senior advocates Salman Khurshid, Dushyant Dave, and Meenakshi Arora among others.


27 December, 2021

Chattisgarh Police File FIR Against Religious Leader For Derogatory Comment On Mahatma Gandhi

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Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj had used abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi, during a religious convocation in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. Maharaj had also hailed Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.


26 December, 2021

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Calls Hate Speeches Given At Dharma Sansad To Be 'Unacceptable"

Outlook Web Desk

"The 'language of violence' allegedly used by the speakers is against the Indian culture and is unacceptable": Ashok Gehlot


24 December, 2021

Owaisi's Remarks Trigger Controversy; BJP Compares Him To Jinnah

Outlook Web Desk

In the video clip shared by him, Owaisi is heard saying that Yogi Adityanath will not always be the chief minister and Narendra Modi the prime minister.


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23 December, 2021

Urfi Javed: I Will Never Marry A Muslim Guy

Outlook Web Bureau

Actress Urfi Javed said that she will never marry a Muslim man. She also stated that Muslim men expect certain behaviours from their wives.


21 December, 2021

Haryana CM Khattar Objects To Opening Places For Religious Worship By Any Community Sans Permission

Outlook Web Desk

Three years ago, the administration had designated 37 sites in Gurugram city for Muslims to offer Friday namaz. A Hindu group, however, has been objecting to the practice of Friday prayers in open for the last few months.


21 December, 2021

'Refrain From Fixing Marriage Age; It's Interference In Personal Liberty': AIMPLB To Centre

PTI

AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) has urged Centre to refrain from ‘useless and harmful laws’, after the Cabinet had last week approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years.


18 December, 2021

Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

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Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.


07 December, 2021

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan Holds Talks With 'Samastha' Leaders Before Taking Decision On Waqf Appointments

Outlook Web Desk

During his meeting with the Samastha leaders, the Kerala Chief Minister dismissed as "baseless" the propaganda that non-Muslims will also get jobs in Waqf Board by authorizing the PSC to make appointments to the Muslim religious board in the state.


03 December, 2021

Gurugram Friday 'Namaz' Disruption: Police Arrests Seven People

Outlook Web Desk

Gurugram Friday 'namaz' disruption has led to the arrest of seven people. Earlier, some people had gathered at the site in Gurugram where Muslims were offering Friday prayers in open, and raised ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans.


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03 December, 2021

Omar Abdullah: "Some People Do Not Want Elections To Be Held In Jammu And Kashmir"

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"If a father wishes his son to sleep forever in the grave in Kashmir, then use guns. Sheri-Kashmir (Sheikh Abdullah) during his lifetime never approved gun culture and did not approve that entry of guns in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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