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Hijab controversy: No wonder women are always on the receiving end

Hijab controversy: No wonder women are always on the receiving end

Of late, opinions regarding the practice of Islamic women wearing hijab have run riot. However, the peak of controversies has been the non-western countries of India and Iran.  It has been over forty days since the mysterious death of the Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini while in custody of the morality police in Tehran on September 16, 2022 has sparked widespread[Read More…]

by 02/11/2022 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
Supreme Court Must Stay Karnataka HC Verdict Which Will Result In Exclusion Of Hijab wearing Muslim Girls From Accessing Education

Supreme Court Must Stay Karnataka HC Verdict Which Will Result In Exclusion Of Hijab wearing Muslim Girls From Accessing Education

The Karnataka High Court in its order has held that wearing of hijab is not essential to the practice of Islam; that College Development Committees (CDCs) have a right to prescribe a uniform; and that Muslim girls must comply with whatever uniform is prescribed by their college. 1. We, the undersigned organizations working for women’s rights and democratic rights, note[Read More…]

by 16/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Our India: Either We keep it or it will be Stolen from Us

Our India: Either We keep it or it will be Stolen from Us

Our Generation’s Challenge. Our generational challenge is out in the open. The events set in motion from the videos humiliating Muslims[1] in Hindi Belt last summer to Haridwar Dharma Sansads[2] to the ongoing segregation in schools of Karnataka to spread of denial of education to students on basis of hijab or turban, this challenge is obvious and self-evident. People often[Read More…]

by 09/03/2022 1 comment India
Hijab ban: Multiple Dimensions

Hijab ban: Multiple Dimensions

The raging controversy around Hijab is taking disturbing proportions. In Udupi Karnataka Muslim girls alleged that they were denied entry in to the classroom if they wear Hijab. Then we saw the gates of the institute being shut on the hijab wearing girls. Also we witnessed the shameful-despicable act of the vigilantes wearing saffron turban and shawls obstructing the lone[Read More…]

by 16/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Right to Education, Diversities and Public Institutions

Right to Education, Diversities and Public Institutions

   Just a few days back, an incident took place around the wearing of hijab by Muskan Khan. It has created huge controversies, leading to a deeply polarized situation in the realm of politics and society. This incident has created pan-Indian reactions and it has become an international issue. In this hijab row, political leaders and the so-called secular parties have[Read More…]

by 14/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Islamophobia is taking its most lethal form in India: Noam Chomsky

Islamophobia is taking its most lethal form in India: Noam Chomsky

Celebrated thinker Noam Chomsky said the “pathology of Islamophobia”, now growing throughout the West, was “taking its most lethal form in India where the Modi government is systematically dismantling Indian secular democracy and turning the country into a Hindu ethnocracy”. Chomsky’s comments came in a recorded message to a congressional briefing — the third in a month organised by US-based[Read More…]

by 11/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
A Feminist Perspective on Karnataka’s Hijab Row

A Feminist Perspective on Karnataka’s Hijab Row

In an order that legitimizes the decision of state education institutions to prohibit Muslim girl students from wearing the hijab (headscarf), the Karnataka government said on February 5, 2021, that “clothes which disturb equality, integrity and public law and order should not be worn”. This seemingly innocuous directive comes hard on the heels of several disturbing incidents. Whereas Muslim girl[Read More…]

by 09/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Karnataka hijab row: Will the Supreme Court act

Karnataka hijab row: Will the Supreme Court act

The incidents happening in the southern part of Karnataka are deeply distressing and need to be resolved at the earliest. Unfortunately, rather than resolving the issue the current regime wanted to escalate it further and as the modus operandi is, ruling party encouraged the students to counter demand of the Muslim girls wearing Hijab with saffron scarves. Friends were converted[Read More…]

by 09/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
A salute to Muslim sisters from Karnataka

A salute to Muslim sisters from Karnataka

Mukul Kesavan recently wrote that ‘a Muslim citizen’s default state is a state of culpability’. He cannot be more right than that. What has transpired in recent past, and continues to simmer, in the Indian social and public space, is the hate against its Muslim citizens. The propaganda is not merely limited to speeches, it has gone into actions; and[Read More…]

by 09/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Veil is anti-Quran

Veil is anti-Quran

As Muslims are facing increased threat in several countries, like the unending public lynching and the recent open call for genocide by the Hindutwa militia in India, some sections of them are shrinking into their shells. Hijab or veil  is one expression of this shrinking phenomena. This uniform, often black, lose covering over one’s dress, known as purdah in south[Read More…]

by 18/01/2022 5 comments Life/Philosophy