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Why use of Islamic terrorism in Indian context is wrong

There is a view in India which sees Muslim men and women as backward. Not just the burkha-clad women, even Muslim men, are considered inadequately modern. Muslims constitute more than 14 per cent of the country’s population, but their economic condition in generally deplorable. Added to this is the tragedy …

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Controversial UP Muslim leader to launch India’s first Shia political party today

Shia Waqf Board chief Rizvi says the new political front, ‘Indian Shia Awami League’, is likely to contest 2019 elections.  Lucknow: Controversial Shia leader Waseem Rizvi is all set to launch the country’s first Shia Muslim political party in Delhi Monday, an attempt to carve a separate political identity for the minority Muslim community ahead …

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Ashura – remembering the Shi’ite martyr Husayn

Ashura (also spelled Aashurah, ‘Ashurah or Aashoorah), is an Islamic holiday observed on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic year. The word Ashura means “10,” denoting the date of the holiday. Shortly after the Hijira in AD 622, Muhammad designated Ashura as a day of fasting …

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