What a few from India could learn from the anti-hijab protest in Iran

Iran has enforced a strict dress code which requires women to wear head scarves in public, and prohibits tight trousers, ripped jeans, brightly coloured outfits and clothes that expose the knees.

New Delhi, Sep 20: Iran has been witnessing protests over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the morality police. The authorities said on Friday that Mahsa Amini, 22, died in hospital three days after being in coma. She was arrested by the morality police after she visited the capital on September 13.

Reports said that the police provided no information on her arrest other than citing the hijab rule. Her mother said that Amini was detained despite her following the rules. She was wearing a long loose robe. She was arrested despite pleas made by her brother.

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Mundra Port drug seizure: NIA probing Afghan angle

New Delhi, Oct 12: After taking over the drug seizure case from the Mundra Port in Gujarat, the National Investigation has raided several locations. The NIA is probing an Afghan angle to this case as the drugs originated from that country which was in August taken over by the Taliban.

The case relates to seizure of 2988.21 Kgs of Narcotics substance (Heroin) seized at Mundra Port, Gujarat disguised as consignment of ‘Semi-processed Talc stones’ originating from Afghanistan which had arrived from Bandar Abbas Port, Iran.

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For the Taliban in Afghanistan it is all about territory and Islamic Sharia

New Delhi, July 21: The situation continues to remain fragile in Afghanistan with the US troops pulling out. What does this mean for India and the neighbourhood?

In this interview with OneIndia, Animesh Roul, Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict says that the investment and infrastructure would be in jeopardy once the Taliban takes over Kabul. India should keep its engagement with the Afghan government and other regional players such as Iran to remain relevant and effective, he also says.

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Terror at Israel Embassy: Iran’s Quds force used local module to plant bomb

New Delhi, Mar 08: The Indian investigating agencies have learnt that the Quds force of Iran was behind the terror plot at the Israel Embassy in Delhi in January.

The agencies have also found that a local module was used to plant the bomb. Investigators say that the bomb was a low intensity one and this clearly suggests that the group did not want any casualty. Further, Iran also did not want to rub a friendly nation like India the wrong way. It was clearly aimed at sending a message to Israel, officials tell OneIndia.

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India, Uzbekistan, Iran to hold trilateral on joint use of Chabahar port

New Delhi, Dec 11: India, Uzbekistan and Iran will hold the first trilateral meeting on the joint use of the strategic Chabahar port next week. This comes in the backdrop of reports that the incoming Joe Biden administration will re-engage Tehran on the nuclear issue.

The first trilateral working group meeting will be held on December 14 virtually and will be jointly chaired by the deputy ministers of Iran and Uzbekistan and a secretary from India, the external affairs ministry said. 

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CIA officer Dark Prince a.k.a Ayatollah Mike behind Soleimani, Bin Laden attack killed in crash?

qasem-solemaniNew Delhi, Jan 29: A top CIA official who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden is behind the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the media in Iran is reporting.

The media named Michael D Andrea as the man behind the drone attack. Andrea also goes by the name Dark Prince and Ayatollah Mike.

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How the Saudi vs Iran Wahhabi-Shia war is playing out in Kerala

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480Kerala is witness to a lot of activity which includes political murders, the rise of Wahhabism and hawala. A state that is coping with so many pressing issues has another problem to deal with and that is a possible outbreak of an all out Sunni vs Shia fight. Several Muslim intellectuals in recent discussions have been pointing to a sustained campaign by Iran to push in the Shia ideology in Kerala. The Sunnis say that the Constitution does not bar the presence of Shias, but they need to be truthful about their presence.

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Iran sends five planes with vegetables to Qatar

iranairIn a bid to reach out, Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar which has been boycotted by several Gulf countries. So far five planes carrying… vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tonnes of cargo, while another plane will be sent on Sunday,” Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said.

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