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Kerala Muslim educational group bans burqa, other face covering attire on campus from new session

Kerala Muslim educational group bans burqa, other face covering attire on campus from new session   Thiruvananthapuram:  A Muslim educational group in Kerala has banned its students from covering their faces with any attire on the campuses of its institutions. The Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society (MES), a progressive group which runs several educational institutions, including professional colleges, issued a circular urging ... Read More »

Kerala Muslim Education Group Bans Face Veils On Campuses

Kerala Muslim Education Group Bans Face Veils On Campuses   THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Muslim educational group in Kerala has banned its students from covering their faces with clothing on the campuses of its institutions. The Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society (MES), which runs several educational institutions and is among the country’s largest, issued a circular urging its students not to attend classes ... Read More »

China defends detention of Muslims ‘voluntarily’ staying in Xinjiang re-education camps

China defends detention of Muslims ‘voluntarily’ staying in Xinjiang re-education camps BEIJING – At the Shu Le County Education Center, a sprawling three-story complex in China’s far-west region of Xinjiang, the dormitories feature bars on windows and doors that only lock from the outside. Inside are hundreds of minority Muslim Uighurs who have no way of leaving without an official escort, ... Read More »

Muslim body in Kerala bans face veils in educational institutions

Muslim body in Kerala bans face veils in educational institutions The circular issued by a Muslim educational society, added that heads of institutions and office-bearers of the local management must be vigilant in this regard. A Muslim educational society in Kozhikode has banned dresses that cover the face for girls in educational institutions under its control. However, the circular issued ... Read More »

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools   Austria has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing a headscarf in primary schools. The Jewish yarmulke and Sikh patka are not included in the new measure. A Turkish girl wearing a headscarf in school (picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen) Austria’s parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from ... Read More »

Being a feminist in conservative Aligarh Muslim University

Being a feminist in conservative Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh: At 4.50pm, just 10 minutes before the university administration’s doors shut for the day, over 30 students of the Women’s College of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) gathered on the stairs leading up to the registrar office. The group spread itself out on the stairway and locked all the entrances. Soon, the students ... Read More »

Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool

Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool Image copyrightCITIZEN ALLIANCE OF GRENOBLE Image caption“Operation burkini” was launched by a group of Muslim and non-Muslim women in Grenoble Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed ... Read More »

India rejects critical US religious freedom report

India rejects critical US religious freedom report MORE ON INDIA Pakistani wives of former Kashmir rebels struggle to survivetoday ‘Obvious religious hatred’: Muslim man in India lynched on videotoday Indian central bank deputy governor Acharya resigns earlyyesterday Zara’s Indian partner is building its own cheaper fashion chainyesterday India has hit out at a report by the United Statessaying religious intolerance was growing under ... Read More »

‘Obvious religious hatred’: Muslim man in India lynched on video

‘Obvious religious hatred’: Muslim man in India lynched on video MORE ON INDIA Pakistani wives of former Kashmir rebels struggle to survivetoday India rejects critical US religious freedom reporttoday Indian central bank deputy governor Acharya resigns earlyyesterday Zara’s Indian partner is building its own cheaper fashion chainyesterday Indian police say they have arrested 11 people over the torture of a Muslim man ... Read More »

Muslims in India: Confident in Democracy Despite Economic and Educational Challenges

Muslims in India: Confident in Democracy Despite Economic and Educational Challenges Muslim Indians are more likely than the country’s Hindus and members of all other religions – including those who don’t belong to a religious group – to be “suffering.” One-third (32%) of the country’s Muslims are suffering. Gallup classifies respondents as “thriving,” “struggling,” or “suffering” according to how they ... Read More »