India

130 women’s groups warn hijab could be new pretext for mob attacks in India

New Delhi, February 11 (KMS):  Like cow, namaaz and skull-cap, hijab is only the latest pretext to impose apartheid on and attack Muslim women and the ban on this Islamic practice is a hate crime, said prominent woman groups and activists while expressing solidarity with the students protesting for their …

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Students in Hyderabad stage protests in support of Hijab

Hyderabad, February 10 (KMS): Students from Nizamia Unani Tibbi College and Anwarul Uloom College in Hyderabad staged a protest in solidarity with the students opposing ban on hijab in educational institutions in southern Indian state of Karnataka. The burqa-clad girl students holding placards condemned the attempts to target girl students …

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Pakistan deplores reprehensible act of banning students’ hijab in Karnataka: FO

Islamabad, February 10 (KMS): Indian Charge d’ Affaires in Islamabad was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conveying Pakistan’s grave concern and condemnation on the deeply reprehensible act of banning Muslim girl students from wearing Hijab in the Indian state of Karnataka. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson said …

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Hijab ban in Kernataka reflective of communal mindset, NC MPs stage walkout from Indian parliament

Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): The National Conference Members of Indian Parliament, Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Muhammad Akbar Lone staged a walkout in Lok Sabha to protest the Karnataka governments’ handling of the Hijab row. Later expressing concern over the row, which has spilled over to other colleges in Karnataka, …

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‘UP can become Kashmir’, Yogi asks voters to support BJP

Lucknow, February 10 (KMS): Hindu extremist Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India, Yogi Adityanath has tried to exploit Jammu and Kashmir to get vote for Bharatiya Janata Party in the first phase of state elections beginning, today. In a 6-minute long video shared from his personal Twitter handle on the …

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‘Ladki hoon lar sakti hoon’, Priyanka says it is woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear

New Delhi, February 10 (KMS): Strongly reacting to the heckling of lone hijab-wearing Muslim girl by Hindu extremists in India’s Karnataka state, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has said it is a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear. Priyanka Gandhi in a tweet said, “Whether it is a …

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Students protest in Kolkata as furore over hijab ban spreads in India

#MuslimGirlConfrontsRSSGoons Kolkata, February 10 (KMS): The outrage and resentment over a ban on wearing of hijab at schools in an Indian state of Karnatka is spreading, not just in India itself but abroad as well. At least one Indian parliamentarian has objected to the ban as has a Nobel laureate. …

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Hijab Row: Karnataka High Court refers matter to larger bench

Bengaluru, February 10 (KMS): Amid continuing tensions over wearing of hijab by a section of students in the Indian state of Karnatka, a single-judge bench of the Karnataka High Court, hearing petitions in the matter, referred the case to a larger bench. “This is a fit case for inquiry by …

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Hijab Row: Modi is pushing India into civil war, says Lalu Prasad

Patna, February 10 (KMS): Attacking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the controversy surrounding ‘hijab’ in Karnataka, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has warned that India is heading towards a civil war under Bharatiya Janata Party-led government. Yadav blamed BJP for the communal …

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Modi’s words on Telangana trigger widespread anger in Indian state

Hyderabad, February 09 (KMS): Widespread anger gripped Telangana over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on the conception of the State. The Prime Minister had said in Parliament that ‘BJP was not against the formation of Telangana but the way it happened was objectionable.’ This has led to the ruling …

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