Muslims

Raj Thackeray says protest against loudspeakers will continue

Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has said his agitation against illegal loudspeakers will continue until all such devices are removed. Following his threat to mosques, warning them against playing the azaan on the loudspeakers after May 3, several mosques in the state refrained from doing so. At places where they were used, the...

2-child policy only way to alleviate poverty, illiteracy in Muslims, says Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said a two-child policy is the sole way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy from the state’s Muslim population. The statement comes as the state is planning to table a two-child policy for people willing to avail benefits of government schemes and jobs. Sarma said that organisation operating in the...

Darul Uloom Deoband issues fatwa asking muslims to offer Eid prayers at home

As Muslims gear up to celebrate Eid amid the pandemic, the Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to offer their Eid prayers at home, instead of congregating at mosques. The fatwa comes amid an extension of lockdown as the country battles rising Covid19 cases and the spread of infection. Under the lockdown...

Former bureaucrats write to CMs over harassment of Muslims amid COVID-19 crisis

Around 101 former civil servants have written to the chief ministers of different states addressing their distress of Muslims being harassed in different parts of the country. “It is with much anguish that we bring to your attention reports of harassment of Muslims in some parts of the country, particularly following the meeting of the...

Separate wards for Hindus and Muslims in Ahmedabad Hospital; govt denies

The wards for coronavirus patients and suspected cases at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital have been separated on the basis of religion. The division is said to be in line with a state government decision. A report in The Indian Express quoted medical superintendent Dr Gunvant H Rathod as saying that a ward for Hindu patients and...