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Police said they received the post from an unknown address and are in the process of verifying the address and the authenticity of the document. Image used for representative purpose only.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi HC asks cops to trace ‘missing’ Hindu woman who eloped with Muslim man

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:03 AM IST
A bench of justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar expressed shock that the local police did not registered a first information report (FIR) that the woman was missing on a complaint by her parents .
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Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal in foreword of Zafri’s new book(Twitter/zafrimn/sarbanandsonwal)
Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal in foreword of Zafri’s new book(Twitter/zafrimn/sarbanandsonwal)

Assam epitome of Hindu-Muslim unity: CM Sonowal on new book ‘The Identity Quotient: The Story of the Assamese Muslims’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:44 AM IST
CM Sarbananda Sonowal calls Zafri Mudasser Nofil’s new book, The Identity Quotient: The Story of the Assamese Muslims, an informing and inspiring read as it significantly highlights the Assamese Muslims and their lineage to the medieval period when Muslim rulers and generals invaded the region
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Image for representation.(AP)
Image for representation.(AP)

‘We need to be united,’ says Muslim man who donates land worth lakhs for expansion of temple

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The temple trust was planning to expand the temple but didn’t have sufficient funds. The man showed his willingness to donate some land.
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Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)
Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support(Instagram/halima)

Halima Aden quits fashion industry, Rihanna-Bella Hadid-Gigi Hadid support hijab-wearing American supermodel

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:07 PM IST
‘Fashion can wait. My deen cannot’: Halima Aden, who turned cover girl for British Vogue and Vogue Arabia and even appeared on runways at New York Fashion Week, quit modelling after Covid-19 quarantine ‘opened her eyes’ to reflect on her values as a Muslim woman to make new moves on her personal hijab journey.
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Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)
Children outside their home in a slum in Mumbai.(Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty)

Review: A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian

By Saudamini Jain | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 03:26 PM IST
This book is a fictional case-study for the slogan “The revolution will be feminist, or it will be nothing.”
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BLP MLA Brajbhushan Rajput seen screaming at the Muslim vegetable vendor. (Videograb)
BLP MLA Brajbhushan Rajput seen screaming at the Muslim vegetable vendor. (Videograb)

Muslim vendor rebuked in Lucknow: Another BJP MLA, same story

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Brajbhushan Rajput, MLA from Charkhari, in Mahoba, also warned the vendor to not sell vegetables in the area despite the fact that the BJP served a showcause notice to Suresh Tiwari, its MLA from Barhaj constituency in Deoria for a similar behaviour.
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BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari.
BJP MLA Suresh Tiwari.

BJP MLA says stop buying vegetables from Muslim sellers, defends remark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:38 PM IST
When contacted, Suresh Tiwari confirmed to have made the remark and clarified that he suggested it as a precautionary measure to check the spread of infection after people complained to him about the role of Tablighi Jamaatis in spreading the deadly virus.
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The man was arrested under Section 295 (a) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code. (Representative photo)
The man was arrested under Section 295 (a) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code. (Representative photo)

Man allegedly refuses to take delivery from a Muslim, arrested

By Ram Parmar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 01:36 PM IST
Trouble started when resident asked the delivery man his name while his wife was going through the list of items that they have ordered. When he learnt that the man is from a minority community, he asked his wife to return the grocery items.
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The petition argued that women could only offer prayers at mosques of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Mujahid denominations but were barred from mosques under the predominant Sunni denomination. (PTI photo)
The petition argued that women could only offer prayers at mosques of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Mujahid denominations but were barred from mosques under the predominant Sunni denomination. (PTI photo)

Ignore fatwa, Islamic texts permit entry of women to mosques: Muslim board to SC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The Muslim Personal Law Board said Muslim women were free to enter a mosque for prayers but underlined that it was not obligatory on women, unlike men, to offer Friday prayers in congregation.
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JanIndia’s strategic interests require social peace. Neither aggression nor withdrawal will help(Santosh Kumar /HT)
JanIndia’s strategic interests require social peace. Neither aggression nor withdrawal will help(Santosh Kumar /HT)

Time to address Muslim anxieties | Opinion

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 09:12 PM IST
The Indian polity must aim to make them full and active participants in all spheres of national life
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Shrine ‘untouched, undamaged’, reports of desecration ‘false’: Pak

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 10:41 PM IST
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Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Jodhpur, 2012. To criticise India for this amendment is like criticising countries for taking in Jews during the mid-20th century(HT)
Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Jodhpur, 2012. To criticise India for this amendment is like criticising countries for taking in Jews during the mid-20th century(HT)

Time to understand the CAA, with reason

By Amish
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The Act only expedites citizenship to those facing extinction. India remains open to all
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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani justified the CAA.(PTI file photo)
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani justified the CAA.(PTI file photo)

‘Muslims have 150 countries to go to, Hindus have only India’: Gujarat CM

By Press Trust of India | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:46 AM IST
While addressing a rally in support of the CAA outside the Sabarmati Ashram here, the chief minister slammed the Congress for opposing the new law that grants Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have migrated till December 31, 2014.
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Hindu and Muslim students sit together to study Vedas, astrology, philosophy and Hindu rituals along with verses from the Gita. (Representational image)(ANI file)
Hindu and Muslim students sit together to study Vedas, astrology, philosophy and Hindu rituals along with verses from the Gita. (Representational image)(ANI file)

In UP’s Gonda, Muslim students excel in Gita shloka

By Indo Asian News Service | Gonda (Uttar Pradesh)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2019 03:15 PM IST
Students, including Muslims of Vivekanand Sanskrit Higher Secondary School in Wazirganj of Gonda district, not only recite Sanskrit hymns with impeccable pronunciation, but also sing ‘shloka’ from the Bhagavad Gita with remarkable clarity. Read on to know more..
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Anahad Fareed says that his life changed after he started studying Sanskrit and he wants to keep serving it till he is alive.(HT Photo)
Anahad Fareed says that his life changed after he started studying Sanskrit and he wants to keep serving it till he is alive.(HT Photo)

Amid BHU protests over Firoz Khan, another Muslim man from Rajasthan wants to be Sanskrit teacher

By Rakesh Goswami | Hindusan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Anahad Fareed, a Muslim from Hasampur village of Jaipur, wants to be a Sanskrit teacher like Firoze Khan, who got appointed in the faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan (SVDV) at BHU around a fortnight ago but has not been able to join because of protests by students.
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Majority of the students in this Sanskrit school belongs to Muslim community. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)
Majority of the students in this Sanskrit school belongs to Muslim community. (Representational image)(Shutterstock)

Muslim students throng this Sanskrit school in Jaipur

By Indo Asian News Service | Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:50 AM IST
Out of 277 students enrolled at the school, which runs up to Class X, 222 belong to the Muslim community.
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Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka.(AP (Representative))
Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of buses carrying minority Muslim voters in northwest Sri Lanka.(AP (Representative))

Gunmen open fire on buses carrying Sri Lankan voters

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 09:05 AM IST
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but a police official said the attackers had burnt tyres on the road and set up makeshift road blocks to ambush the convoy of over 100 buses.
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Rejecting the land for the mosque will be myopic and detract from the moral capital the Muslim side has(Burhaan Kinu/HT)
Rejecting the land for the mosque will be myopic and detract from the moral capital the Muslim side has(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

Ayodhya case: Muslims should accept the five acres

By Salman Khurshid
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 07:20 PM IST
A mosque in Ayodhya will reflect how our plural national existence calls for accommodation
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Muslims in Uttar Pradesh welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, saying it will re-affirm the tradition of mutual respect and unity among the people of both the communities’. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Muslims in Uttar Pradesh welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, saying it will re-affirm the tradition of mutual respect and unity among the people of both the communities’. (Photo by Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)

Hope there will be no more fights in the name of religion, say Muslims in UP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow:
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 11:16 AM IST
Apart from some panic purchases in some localities of Lucknow and Kanpur, the mood in the predominantly Muslim areas in most of the districts was more or less normal.
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Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during a meeting with Muslim clerics and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders ahead of Ayodhya verdict.(ANI Photo)
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during a meeting with Muslim clerics and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders ahead of Ayodhya verdict.(ANI Photo)

RSS, Muslim leaders call for peace before Ayodhya verdict

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the RSS, have asked their leaders and cadre to maintain calm and refrain from making inflammatory or emotive speeches in the wake of the verdict.
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For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)
For 967 prisoners, Burail jail has only four medical personnel.(HT PHOTO)

Burail jail’s health care worst among all UTs in country: NCRB report

By Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Other UTs such as Delhi fare comparatively better with 248 medical officials for nearly 15,161 prisoners, which means that each officials looks after around 61 inmates
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On October 16, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court wrapped up arguments in the decades-old land dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On October 16, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court wrapped up arguments in the decades-old land dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya verdict to impact minds of millions: Muslim parties to SC in sealed cover

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 06:17 AM IST
Ram Lalla Virajman, the deity and a petitioner, has, in written submissions filed on Saturday, staked claim not just over the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya but also the 67.703 acres acquired by the Centre in 1993.
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A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)

Muslim parties say didn’t agree to give up their Ayodhya claim

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:49 AM IST
On October 16, the three member mediation panel filed a report in the Supreme Court suggesting that some kind of a settlement had been agreed to between the Hindu and Muslim parties.
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The five-judge Supreme Court bench started holding daily hearings from August this year to fast-track the case that has been pending for decades(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The five-judge Supreme Court bench started holding daily hearings from August this year to fast-track the case that has been pending for decades(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Report on ruins can’t be rejected, interpretation key: Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 12:03 AM IST
Senior Advocate Shekhar Naphde, also representing a Muslim party, said that the decision of courts below in the 1885 suit filed by Ayodhya resident Raghubar Das held that a mosque existed at the site and Hindus had only limited rights.
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The new criminal code is due to be adopted in the next week after parliament and the government agreed a final draft on Wednesday, four parliamentarians told Reuters.(HT image)
The new criminal code is due to be adopted in the next week after parliament and the government agreed a final draft on Wednesday, four parliamentarians told Reuters.(HT image)

Millions may risk jail as Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

By Reuters | JAKARTA
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:27 PM IST
Lawmakers told Reuters that the new penal code, which would replace a Dutch colonial-era set of laws, was a long overdue expression of Indonesian independence and religiosity.
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Islamic New Year 2019: Dates also differ because certain Islamic organisations refer to local moon sightings to decide on the new month.(Unsplash)
Islamic New Year 2019: Dates also differ because certain Islamic organisations refer to local moon sightings to decide on the new month.(Unsplash)

Islamic New Year 2019: Date, time and significance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:38 AM IST
Islamic New Year 2019: It is since 622 A.D. that the New Year has been observed.
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Yassin said in a statement that the police “will be taking stern action on this matter” and calling in Naik and two others for questioning.(HT file photo)
Yassin said in a statement that the police “will be taking stern action on this matter” and calling in Naik and two others for questioning.(HT file photo)

Zakir Naik barred from addressing event in Malaysia

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:41 AM IST
On Friday, reports in the Malaysian media quoted a senior police officer as saying that Naik wouldn’t be allowed to speak at the Malaysia Reverts Camp 2019 being held in Perlis during August 16-18.
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The focus of all political parties has been on issues like triple talaq ignoring largely the need for Muslim women to improve their educational standards and join the skilled workforce(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The focus of all political parties has been on issues like triple talaq ignoring largely the need for Muslim women to improve their educational standards and join the skilled workforce(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Create space for Muslim women in the mainstream

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 07:40 AM IST
The difference in thinking among Muslim women’s groups unlike many of their male counterparts is the realism with which they approach their struggle
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Five more persons were apprehended, including four teenagers, on Saturday in connection with the communal violence in Old Delhi’s Lal Kuan, taking the total number of apprehended suspects to 17, including 10 minors(HT File)
Five more persons were apprehended, including four teenagers, on Saturday in connection with the communal violence in Old Delhi’s Lal Kuan, taking the total number of apprehended suspects to 17, including 10 minors(HT File)

Five more caught for Old Delhi violence

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 02:47 PM IST
On Friday, police commissioner Amulya Patnaik visited the area to review the law and order situation. Patnaik was summoned by Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday for a briefing on the incident.
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Will he now rein in his colleagues who are prone to hate speak? When he speaks from the Red Fort on August 15, will there be more welcome surprises for the minorities?(AFP)
Will he now rein in his colleagues who are prone to hate speak? When he speaks from the Red Fort on August 15, will there be more welcome surprises for the minorities?(AFP)

Can Modi win the minorities’ trust?

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 10:36 PM IST
To underline his commitment to win the trust of minorities, he added the words sab ka vishwas (everyone’s trust) to the slogan he coined after the 2014 election, sabka sath, sab ka vikas (together with all, development for all). In the end Modi will be judged by his words
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