Hijab not essential religious practice, school uniforms constitutionally permissible: HC

Bengaluru, Mar 15: The Karnataka High Court has said that Hijab is not an essential religious practise in Islam. The court also said that the prescription of school uniform is only a reasonable restriction and is constitutionally permissible.

The demand by a section of Muslim girls in an Udupi pre-university college to wear Hijab inside their classrooms erupted into a major row after some Hindu students turned up in saffron shawls with the issue spreading to other parts of the state, even as the government insisted on a uniform norm.

While rejecting a batch of petitions, the court said that the prescription of a school uniform is only a reasonable restriction. The prescription of a school uniform is also constitutionally permissible, the Bench comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice J M Khaz said.

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Taliban’s win a victory for Islam would be JeM, LeT’s tagline to recruit in J&K

New Delhi, Aug 31: When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the Intelligence agencies in India had warned that terror groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir would get a morale boost. While the chances of the Taliban fighters entering the Valley remains remote as of now, the fact is that the terror groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba have been trying to up the ante.

Officials OneIndia spoke with said that they have noticed enhanced activity by the two terror groups.

The Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is being cited by the handlers in a bid to boost the morale of the terrorists, the official cited above also said.

The morale has been down following the gunning down of 102 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir this year alone. Prior to this Pakistan backed terrorists had enhanced drone activity, but the numbers have fallen drastically after new surveillance systems had been installed.

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Malayali Christian who embraced Islam killed in Libya says Islamic State

New Delhi, June 07: The Indian intelligence agencies are verifying claims that an engineer from Kerala who joined the Islamic State had died in Libya. 

In an ISIS document titled Know your Martyrs, it is claimed that Abu Bakr Al-Hindi, a Christian by birth had embraced Islam while working in the Gulf. The document further claimed that he is the first ‘Istishhadi’ from India to be killed in Libya. ‘Istishhadi’ is a suicide bomber or martyr killed in an attack. Ads by 

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Have good faith in Islam, carry out coordinated strikes, Baghdadi says in latest clip

abu-bakr al-baghdadiNew Delhi, Sep 17: A audio message with the title ‘Do Deeds’ was released by the Islamic State. In the 30 minute audio clip, the supreme commander of the ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Bhagdadi calls on cadre of his outfit to resist and lead the fight for the next five years.

He tells the cadres to have good faith in Islam and also adds that the results are in the hands of Allah.

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Is a Mosque essential for Islam and Namaz: De-coding the 1994 SC verdict

babrimasjidNew Delhi, Sep 24: In his final week in office, Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra would pronounce an important verdict relating to the Ram Temple issue. It must be clarified here that the verdict is not relating to the title suit, but regarding a point of law that arose out of the Dr. Ismail Faruqui verdict of the Supreme Court in 1994.

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Kerala: Plot to sell woman forcibly converted to Islam as sex slave in Syria busted

sexslaveThere has been further confirmation of how forced religious conversions are linked to terrorism. The Kerala police have arrested two persons Fayaz and Siyad on charges of helping a Muslim man convert a woman and attempting to take her Syria and sold off to the Islamic State.

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Prophet said army should seize India for Islam says Lashkar-e-Tayiba

terroristThe Lashkar-e-Tayiba has attributed Ghazwa-e-Hind to the Prophet. Ghazwa-e-Hind or holy war to capture India according of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba was the dream of the prophet. According to the Lashkar, the Prophet had said that the army would would rise from the west and seize India for Islam. These were the points that were made at a Lashkar conclave of commanders which was held in Islamabad on Sunday.

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