• ADULTERY: SC Judgment Death-Knell for Family

    7 Oct 2018 |
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    By DR. JAVED JAMIL The debate on the decriminalisation of homosexuality had not yet died down that the verdict resulting in decriminalisation of adultery has hit the headlines. So with the two “historical” verdicts in September 2018 on Homosexuality and … More

Chastity and Morality No Longer Required?

“Adultery is not a crime,” thus spake the honourable judges. People are bewildered to hear these unexpected judicious words in this land of ours which attaches great value to chastity and morality. Are the winds of change blowing so violently … More

ADULTERY

Extra-Marital Sex Needs Stringent Law, Sexual Anarchy D...

  By SYYED MANSOOR AGHA A five-judge bench of Hon. Supreme court on September 27 struck down Section 497 of Indian Penal Code. That means “adultery” shall not be treated as a criminal offence anymore; however, it shall remain a … More

BABRI MASJID CASE

SC Has Ignored Its Past Judgements on the Essentiality ...

  By OUR STAFF REPORTER SQR Ilyas, member of Babri Masjid Action Committee, All India Personal Law Board and President Welfare Party of India, while addressing a public meet organised by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at its headquarters on September 29 and … More

DEMOCRACY IN PERIL

Today, Lok has Disappeared from Loktantra, Only Tantra ...

By Dr. M. Iqbal Siddiqui “Today, ‘lok’ (the people) has disappeared from ‘Loktantra’ (the democracy) and only ‘tantra’ (the system) is left; the people who ruled the country for 70 years, could not stand to the values of democracy, that … More

ECONOMY

DOLLAR HEGEMONY IN ENERGY MARKET

By ARSHAD SHAIKH One of the many reasons why the Indian rupee is tumbling against the US dollar and is expected to slide further is because our country relies more than 80% on imports to meet its oil needs. Since … More

IDEA OF INDIA

Let’s Coexist Peacefully with Distinct Cultural, Reli...

By our staff reporter Dr. Hasan Raza, Director Indian Institute of Islamic Studies, while presiding over the symposium on “The Idea of India and the Current National Scenario,” said the idea of India can best be described from the Preamble … More

KERALA FLOODS

HWF to Build 500 Homes for Victims

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) and its sister organisations, Human Welfare Trust and Society for Bright Future along with organisations like People’s Foundation Kerala and Ideal Relief Wing after actively participating in rescue operation in the aftermath … More

MALDIVIAN POLL OUTCOME

Why So Much Interest in the Maldivian Poll Outcome?

  By SYED NOORUZZAMAN A tiny country like the Maldives, having a 100 per cent Muslim population, rarely attracts as much media attention as has been the case with this island-nation located in the Indian Ocean region after the joint … More

SRI LANKA JAMAATHE ISLAMI

Ash Sheikh Uzair Islahi Takes Oath as Sri Lanka Jama’...

Ash Sheikh M.H.M. Uzair Islahi took oath as the Ameer of Sri Lanka Jama’athe Islami at the National Members Convention held in Kandy on September 23, 2018. He was elected by secret ballot during the Convention by the General Assembly … More

TRIPLE TALAQ ORDINANCE

Why #TripleTalaq Ordinance is Wrong and Absurd….

  By DR. PARVEZ MANDVIWALA This new law imposed upon society, bypassing Parliament or consultation with experts, says that if a man pronounces three divorces at once, it would be considered null and void (i.e. not even a single divorce … More

WEST ASIA

The Real Reasons behind Washington’s War on UNRWA

By RAMZY BAROUD The US government’s decision to slash funds provided to the United Nations agency that cares for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is part of a new American-Israeli strategy aimed at redefining the rules of the game altogether. As a … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 07-oct-2018

PEHLU KHAN’S SONS, OTHER WITNESSES SHOT AT ON WAY TO COURT Key witnesses to the lynching of Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan last year, including two of Khan’s sons, were September 29 fired upon on National Highway 8 in Alwar while … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 07-oct-2018

PALESTINE TAKES US TO ICJ OVER JERUSALEM EMBASSY MOVE The Palestinian Authority has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the U.S. move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 07-oct-2018

Nature’s “Black Gold” in Philippines The cover story about the Moros, “Autonomy for Moros Promises and Pitfalls” in Radiance, August 28, 2018, discusses in depth and analyses all aspects of the deal. One of the crucial aspects of the autonomy, … More

REPORT

‘Thousands’ Feared Dead in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said … More