Monthly Archives: February 2019

Pulwama Outrage: Is a full-blown war with Pakistan the only way left?

Both the surgical strike and Operation All Out have failed to end militancy in Kashmir. Is it time to take Pakistan on more directly? Amid the drizzle, smoke and the smell of burnt flesh were hanging in the air. Still. The wreckage of the ill-fated bus, the bloodied human flesh and the dismembered parts were being collected by fellow security …

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A warning from India for European liberals on how to manage relations with Muslim minorities

Joerg Friedrichs, University of Oxford. Especially since the refugee crisis, Europe has been grappling with populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. Yet, despite decades of migration, native Europeans have limited experience and imagination when it comes to relating to Muslim minorities. Europeans must look far back in time to the Al-Andalus period of medieval Spain, or to the …

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India among countries to benefit from US-China trade war: UN

The US and China are locked in a trade war since President Donald Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items in March last year, a move that sparked fears of a global trade war. India is among a handful of countries that stand to benefit from the ongoing trade tensions between the world’s top two economies – …

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Tabligh Jamaat resolves internal dispute, Bhishwa Ijtema to be held in February

The ijtema will be held jointly by the Tabligh Jamaat factions The Biswa Ijtema will be held in February, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said. Following a meeting with two factions of Tabligh Jamaat, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan announced that the feud between them has been resolved and they reached a consensus to jointly hold the Ijtema in February. …

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Suki’s World: A Cartoon Character’s Journey

On 7th February 2019 the Department of English, Jamia Milia Islamia hosted an extension lecture SUKI’S WORLD: A Cartoon Character’s Journey by the novelist, playwright, and comic strip artist Manjula Padmanabhan, conducted in the Seminar Hall of the Department, 11.30 am onwards. It was started off by the Head of Department, Professor Nishat Zaidi where she introduced to us the field and …

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UN says Killing of Palestinian by Israeli settlers ‘shocking’

The UN’s Middle East envoy has termed the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank “shocking and unacceptable”. Nikolay Mladenov on Sunday called on Israel to “put an end to settler violence and bring those responsible to justice”. Hamdi Naasan, 38, succumbed to his wounds on Saturday near the village of al-Mugheir after Israeli …

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Indian Muslim women enjoy freedom to choose and it should be theirs alone

On 4 February, the musical legend AR Rahman performed on stage at Dharavi to commemorate ten years of Slumdog Millionaire, the Danny Boyle movie for which he had won two Oscars. The Mozart of Madras was soon embroiled in a hate campaign because of his daughter expressing her right to choose.During the performance, Khatija had come up on stage to …

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Human Rights and Apostasy in Islam: Manzarul Islam

The Conflict Between Human Rights and Apostasy in Islam 7 In terms of the hadith, they argue that the hadith of the prophet Muhammad does not hold the same rank as the Quran. The acceptance of the hadith may raise the question of abrogation of Quran by Hadith (Peter and De Veries, 1976: 14). I do not favor the rejection …

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