Muslims living and working in Haryana's Gurugram apparently continue to be the target of hate crimes, after posters threatening the residents of a slum in Sector 69A of the 'mega city' were put up on Sunday night. A majority of the residents of this slum are Muslims.There were also posters specifically targeting Muslim women and these come days after a mazar in a Gurugram village was set on fire.
Citing Sharias Law, the Taliban in Afghanistan has imposed a complete ban on political parties in the region. Interim Minister for Justice, Shaikh Maulavi Abdul Hakeem Sharae said there was a complete ban on activities of political parties in Afghanistan. On August 17, the statement demonstrates that the Afghan Taliban may continue to monopolise power as a movement and have no intention of allowing political plurality in the country.
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The Muslims of Gurgaon, especially after the recent Nuh district Haryana communal clashes. Both in slums and residential societies, Muslims are being threatened. After the July 31 Nuh violence, shops, homes and places of worship belonging to Muslims have been vandalised, set ablaze and looted. The situation is that Muslims have either locked themselves inside their homes or fled to Delhi or other locations, raising alarming concerns.
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In Hyderabad, the prices of sheep are skyrocketing, amid the celebration of Eid-Al-Adha. As per sources, the costs of sheep for the ritual would be a burn in the pockets of middle-class people. Furthermore, the festival is a good opportunity for local traders and businessmen. While sheep traders from different areas converge on the temporary markets to sell their animals, many local youngsters also engage in a seasonal business
Reacting to a question of the reality of Muslims in India, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "India has the second-largest Muslim population in the world, and that population is only growing in numbers. If there is a perception, or if there's in reality, their lives are difficult or made difficult with the support of the state, which is what is implied in most of these write-ups."
Former Janata Dal (United) Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Rasool Balyawi created controversy, over his remark on hiring in the Indian Army. On February 13, Ghulam addressed a public event and said, "if there is any fear of fighting terrorists from Pakistan, appoint 30% Muslims in the Indian Army to deal with them." The BJP criticised Ghulam for his statement and said, this is an attempt to gain Muslim votes.
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Four third-year IT undergraduate students from Maharashtra College started developing the azaan (call to prayer) app "Al-Islaah" in an effort to settle the loudspeaker dispute constructively. In the midst of the boiling debate about 'azaan' over loudspeakers, which has silenced many peace activists, the students released this app on August 24 that focuses on live streaming azaan. It will be accessible for both Android and iOS.
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Asaduddin Owaisi, the chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), was not pleased with statements made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on India's population increase. The AIMIM leader said Muslims use the most contraception. The AIMIM chief further said, “Their own Health Minister said that no law is needed in the country for population control. Country's demographic dividend is the best among all countries.”
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PM Narendra Modi extended Eid-Al-Adha greetings to the people of India, on July 10. He wished the festival inspired everyone to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind. "Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival inspire us to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind", tweeted Modi. Muslims across India are… read-more
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Punjab and Haryana High Court on June 20 declared that a Muslim girl above the age of 16 is eligible to enter into a marriage contract with a person of her preference citing Sharia Law. The ruling was issued in response to petition filed by Pathankot-based Muslim couple aged 16 and 21 years seeking protection from court. The court has ordered the SSP Pathankot to provide the couple with security.
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