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Wear it with pride: Hijab now a choice

Wear it with pride: Hijab now a choice

Once more the hijab made news. The Supreme Court came up with a dresscode for a repeat All-India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) last month to put a leash on cheaters but managed to stir the hornet’s nest with its ruling on the wearing of hijab. In UK, France and Netherlands similar debates over the headscarf […]

Home ministry justifies bail in Mecca Masjid blast

Home ministry justifies bail in Mecca Masjid blast

New Delhi: The home ministry on Tuesday justified the bail granted to two accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of May 2007. “The government did not find it fit to challenge the order dated March 21, 2014, whereby bail was granted to the two accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case of May 2007,” Minister […]

Rocky’s courage averted disaster: Udhampur attack

Rocky’s courage averted disaster: Udhampur attack

A day after the Udhampur attack in Jammu, Border Security Force (BSF) DG D.K. Pathak said had it not been for the ‘courage and valour’ shown by Constable Rocky, the scale of damage would have been much greater. Rocky fell to the bullets of one of the two Lashkar- e-Taiba (LeT) militants. He was the […]

The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary

The essentiality of religious practices is best determined by clergy, not judiciary

The High Court of Australia observed in Jehovah’s Witnesses Inc vs Commonwealth in1943: “What is religion to one is superstition to another.” India’s Supreme Court has once again taken upon itself the task of defining “essential religious practices”. The law and the state cannot and should not tell us what is essential or non-essential in […]

Rajdeep Sardesai gets ‘death threats’ for saying ‘Hindu terror’ is a reality

Rajdeep Sardesai gets ‘death threats’ for saying ‘Hindu terror’ is a reality

By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 02 Aug 2015: India’s eminent TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has got threatening tweets over his Friday night tweet wherein he had said ‘Hindu terror’ is a ‘reality’ which ‘can’t be denied’. In the same tweet, he had also said, ‘Islamic terror’ is a ‘global reality’ which ‘can’t be denied’.   Around […]