Battling The Burqa

French secularism takes the bull by the horns No end is in sight to the fierce debate raging in France over an imminent move to ban the wearing of the burqa in public establishments. On the contrary, just about any matter involving Muslims adds fuel to it. Right now the media are focused on an ...

Rationalist judgment by the SC: No voter ID for Purdah-Nashin

Lift veil for voter ID, SC tells burqa-clad women NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has said that burqa-clad women cannot be issued voter identity cards, rejecting the argument that religion prohibits them from lifting their veils. Counsel for petitioner M Ajam Khan had contended that asking ‘purdah-nashin’ women to lift their veil for being photographed ...

Oops… There go their virgins!

‘Would-be suicide bomber arrested‘ The police arrested a woman and a 13-year-old boy they alleged were suicide bombers planning to kill a provincial governor in central Afghanistan, officials said on Friday. They were arrested on Thursday as they were fixing explosives to themselves behind the governor’s residence in Ghazni, provincial government spokesman Ismail Jahangir said.“They ...

Terrorism – Boon for the religion shops

Once again, the Varanasi (aka. Banaras) bomb blasts have proved, beyond doubt that the bloodshed in the name of religion has no end in sight; rather it’s on a rapid rise! As a fact of the matter, this seems to be a matter of rejoice for both, the Hindu & the Muslim fundamentalists, which is ...