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Talaq In India

By: A G Noorani “I HAVE no hesitation in saying that the Privy Council have on several occasions absolutely murdered Hindu law and slaughtered Muhammadan law,” Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah told British India’s central legislative assembly in February 1925. Ignorant of Islam, its members relied on English studies of Muslim law. In 1897, it ruled

No Sacrifices On Eid In UP Village For Fear Of Yogi Adityanath’s Henchmen

By Monitoring Desk Sacrifice on Eid-ul-Adha is banned since 2007 in a village of Uttar Pradesh to ‘preserve communal harmony’, a media report said today. A contingent of police has arrived, as part of a routine since 2007, in Mushara village of eastern Uttar Pradesh to confiscate all animals, mostly goats, owned by the Muslims, even

Why Aamir’s PK Censures Hindu Gods

By Mohamad Zubair-u-Din Rajkumar Hirani directed blockbuster ‘PK’ has created a lot of debate in India. The movie attracted the prime time debate on Indian news channels after Hindu right-wing activists staged a series of protests to demand a ban on the movie for its alleged anti-Hindu content. The movie starts with the arrival of

Watching Porn Linked To Decline in Marriages

By News Desk Ever wondered what was putting people off from the prospect of getting married? Well, researchers from Germany seem to have nailed it. They blame the rise of Internet porn for lower marriage rates, claiming that men find “low-cost sexual gratification’ in porn and that too without being tied to a relationship. They

‘Rolling’ Canvas To Interpret Kashmir Visually

Mujtaba Rizvi of Kashmir Art Quest tells The News Kick about his highly inventive project, ‘Keep the canvas rolling’, which he believes will interpret Kashmir visually. As part of the project – due to begin in Srinagar from April 14 to 19 — a traveling canvas will travel to 12 countries across the globe for over a year. The final artwork