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Court order promotes ‘balika vadhus’ among Muslims: Thackeray


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Friday expressed concern over a recent Delhi High Court judgement allowing Muslim girls attaining puberty the right to get married."This is ... Read more...

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Haj subsidy to end in 10 years, rules Supreme Court (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian government's Haj subsidy for pilgrims should be phased out of over the next 10 years, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, spelling the beginning ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics, leaders welcome apex court ruling on Haj (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Majority of Muslim clerics and leaders Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 years the subsidy given ... Read more...

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Sentiments vs freedom: Rushdie issue festers


January 29th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Days after Salman Rushdie was not allowed to speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the issue continues to touch a raw nerve among Muslim ... Read more...

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Kashmir women’s group seeks Aafia Siddiqui’s release


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, January 27 (IANS) Muslim women separatist group, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) headed by Asiya Andrabi, staged a demonstration in Srinagar Friday, demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a former ... Read more...

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Lakhs of students participate in Surya Namaskar in Madhya Pradesh


January 12th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) Amid a fatwa from Muslim clerics and objections from the Christian community, the Madhya Pradesh government Thursday held its proposed Surya Namaskar yogic exercise in government ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh eyes world record with mass yoga


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 11 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lead 50 lakh school students and employees in a yoga exercise Thursday in an attempt to set a ... Read more...

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Mamata leads candle light vigil for AMRI victims


December 13th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) People cutting across religious and social barriers led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday took out a candlelight march to pay tribute to ... Read more...

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Kejriwal meets Muslim clerics for Jan Lokpal movement


November 14th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal met several Muslim clerics and intellectuals here Monday to garner support from the minority community for the Jan Lokpal movement, officials ... Read more...

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Saudi women get right to vote


September 25th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) King Abdullah said Sunday that women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to vote, run in municipal elections and be appointed to the consultative Shura ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics, Hindu priests fast for Modi’s ‘divine punishment’


September 24th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) Islamic clerics and Hindu priests joined hands to observe a day's fast here Friday to seek "divine retribution" for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for ... Read more...

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My father would’ve been touched, says Saif


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pataudi (Haryana), Sep 23 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan Friday thanked friends, family and fans who extended support following his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's death. He said the ... Read more...

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Amid chaos of mourners, Pataudi laid to rest


September 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pataudi (Haryana), Sep 23 (IANS) Amid chaotic scenes, including a brief cane charge by the Haryana police, India's first cricket superstar, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, was laid to rest ... Read more...

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Two Muslim clerics taken off US flight


May 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS/EFE) Two Muslim clerics were taken off a flight from Memphis to Charlotte in the US following orders of the pilot who justified the decision by saying ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden’s body fed to fishes


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): The body of the most wanted terrorist in the world Osama bin Laden was fed to the fishes, tipped into the sea at 7am on Monday from the ... Read more...

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Cameron wants Muslim clerics in Lords


April 25th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 25 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron wants Muslim clerics to sit beside bishops in the House of Lords.Proposals for a spiritual shake-up of the chamber have come from ... Read more...

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Malay Muslim clerics firm on ban on Christian-rooted poco-poco dance


April 24th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 24 (ANI): Islamic clerics in Malaysia are firm on their ban on 'poco-poco' a popular dance form, claimed of having Christian roots, despite the country's National Fatwa Council's decision ... Read more...

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‘Give Muslim clerics a monthly pay’


April 13th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government should pay imams (clerics) in the state a monthly salary of Rs.8,000, the Imam Council of India said Wednesday, adding it will ... Read more...

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Lucknow clerics condemn Afridi’s remarks


April 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Muslim clerics here have taken strong exception to Pakistani cricket skipper Shahid Afridi's remark about his countrymen being "more large-hearted" than Indians, terming him a ... Read more...

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Top Muslim clerics bat for Mamata


April 4th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Criticising the ruling Left Front for neglecting the minorities in West Bengal over past three decades, top clerics of the Shia and Shunni communities Monday ... Read more...

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Malaysia bans Christian-rooted ‘poco-poco’ dance for being ‘haram for Muslims’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), Apr 2(ANI): Muslim clerics in Malaysia have issued a fatwa banning the "poco-poco", a popular line dance, saying that it is 'haram for Muslims' because of its Christian roots.In Malaysia, ... Read more...

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Christians pressurised into signing so-called ‘peace deal’ with Muslim clerics in Lahore


March 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Muslim clerics and hardliners, who tried to attack a church in Lahore's landmark Badami Bagh, have agreed to avoid doing so on a condition that the church authorities would ... Read more...

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Muslims preach RSS values in Lucknow


February 9th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) Donning skull caps and armed with RSS literature, small groups of Muslims here are on a campaign to preach the values of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh among members ... Read more...

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Teenager raped, whipped to death in Bangladesh


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) A teenager in Bangladesh died after being raped and then whipped 100 times following a fatwa by local clerics this week, a media report said. The Dhaka High ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics join hands for polio eradication in Uttar Pradesh


January 28th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Meerut, Jan 28 (IANS) From sending greeting cards to issuing printed appeals and making announcements from the mosque loudspeaker - Muslim clerics in western Uttar Pradesh are doing everything, and ... Read more...

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Imam associated with Ground Zero mosque bows out as leader of project


January 15th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 15 (ANI): The controversial imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, who was the public face of an Islamic community center planned near Ground Zero, has bowed out as the religious leader ... Read more...

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Pope appeals to spare life of Pakistani Christian woman


November 18th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday made an appeal for a Pakistani Christian mother of five who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after she collected water from ... Read more...

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NGO welcomes Shiv Sena’s demand to stop mosque loudspeakers


October 21st, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Awaaz Foundation, a Mumbai NGO fighting against noise pollution, Thursday welcomed the Shiv Sena's demand to stop mosques from using loudspeakers to give the call to prayer."The Shiv ... Read more...

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Amicable agreement on dispute needed: Ayodhya residents


September 30th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Misra Ayodhya, Sep 30 (IANS) An amicable agreement should be reached over the land dispute in Ayodhya, residents of this Uttar Pradesh city said Thursday, a day when the Allahabad High ... Read more...

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Muslim clerics oppose further delay in Ayodhya verdict


September 26th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 26 (IANS) Muslim religious leaders Sunday joined their Hindu counterparts in opposing any further postponement of the Allahabad High Court's verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi issue, noting both sides have ... Read more...

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Rains play spoilsport on Eid in Kerala


September 10th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Rains played spoilsport Friday morning in Kerala as Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were hurriedly shifted indoors from open Eidgahs and grounds across the state. But the showers didn't dampen spirits ... Read more...

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Special Eid prayers planned ahead of Ayodhya verdict


September 9th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Ahead of the much-awaited verdict in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid legal dispute in Ayodhya Sep 24, Muslims in this Uttar Pradesh capital will hold special Eid prayers for ... Read more...

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Burqa not to be forced on girl students in Bangladesh


August 25th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Bangladesh government Wednesday asked the educational institutes in the country not to force Muslim girl students to wear veils or religious attire. Education Secretary Sayed Ataur Rahman also directed ... Read more...

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Bin Laden’s son upset over ex-wife’s comments


July 12th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 12 (ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's son Omar is deeply 'saddened and disappointed' over the statements made by his ex-wife Zaina Al Sabah in an interview to a ... Read more...

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Women beat up Muslim clerics in Lucknow


June 30th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 29 (IANS) Three Muslim clerics in a seminary here were Tuesday beaten up by three women for allegedly not conducting their "talaq" (divorce) proceedings in accordance with Shariat (Islamic) laws, ... Read more...

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