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Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Dissent is not disloyalty: By Nissim Mannathukkaren

Source: The Hindu by: Nissim Mannathukkaren The right of dissent — or, if you prefer, the right to be wrong — is surely fundamental to the existence of a democratic society. That’s the right that went first in every nation that stumbled down the trail toward totalitarianism. ¯ Edward R. Murrow Clayton Lockett, an African-American […]

Unfurl tricolour on rooftops on Independence Day, Deoband tells Muslims

Unfurl tricolour on rooftops on Independence Day, Deoband tells Muslims

FAIZABAD: Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband has asked Muslims to put up the national flag on their houses and other establishments on Independence Day and has also appealed to the members of Muslim community to celebrate the national day with spirit of patriotism. Talking to TOI, the seminary spokesman Ashraf Usmani said, ulemas (religious […]

If you are a WhatsApp Group Admin, better be careful

If you are a WhatsApp Group Admin, better be careful

Those on WhatsApp, which is most of you reading this, can testify to the offensive or inciting nature of many messages that pop up in the umpteen groups that you are definitely part of. What many would have dismissed as rumours or rants, however, tend to be taken seriously by some with real-world consequences. Law […]

BJP workers held for ‘posing’ as census officials in Muslim areas

BJP workers held for ‘posing’ as census officials in Muslim areas

Five BJP women’s wing activists were arrested by the police in a Muslim dominated area of Bengaluru on Wednesday evening after locals accused them of trying to steal their voter ID cards. While the women told the police that they were campaigning for the civic polls scheduled for August 22, residents of Siddapura (ward number […]

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 […]