Karnataka Congress govt lifts hijab ban, BJP calls them out for “appeasement politics”

NEW DELHI: Congress-led Karnataka government’s decision to lift the ban on hijab in education institutions has ignited a fierce tussle between the ruling party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Saturday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defended the move, emphasising the personal nature of choices in dress and food. On the other hand, the BJP accused […]

INTERVIEW: ‘EU responsible for radicalization, reckless immigration’

Widely known French anthropologist Florence Bergeaud Blackler in conversation with Editor-in-chief Aarti Tikoo

‘Brotherhood reinvented halal, sowing seeds of separatism in Europe’

Widely known French scholar Florence Bergeaud Blackler's interview with The New Indian

Will February 1, 2023 settle the hijab debate?

February 1st every year is a battle day for the hijab debate, which refers to the ongoing discussion and controversy surrounding the wearing of the hijab

Iran Hijab Controversy: Noida Woman Cuts Hair To Express Solidarity

A woman in Noida cut her hair and posted the video on social media to express solidarity with anti-Hijab protesters in Iran.

REET Exam: Jaipur Girl With Hijab Stopped, Admin Says Girls With Dupattas Held Too

JAIPUR: Mehnaz Parveen, a 30-year-old candidate from Jaipur who went to give her Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) examination, wasn’t allowed to enter the exam centre for wearing a hijab. It needed desperate appeals to the administration and thorough checking twice that Mehnaz was finally allowed to give her examination. While talking to The […]

How Hijab Was Imposed In Kashmir

Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist, author, and women’s rights activist. She released a book in 2018 called The Wind in My Hair that deals with her experiences growing up in Iran, where she writes girls “are raised to keep their heads low, to be unobtrusive as possible, and to be meek. In 2014, Alinejad […]

Kashmir: Dagger Parivaar School Bans Hijab For Staffers

SRINAGAR: The management of Dagger Parivaar School Baramulla, a school for specially-abled kids in Kashmir, has instructed its staff not to wear Hijab during school hours. The school in North Kashmir that caters specifically to physically challenged children is run by the Army in collaboration with a Pune based NGO. “Parivaar School is a place […]

Rising Acid Attack Cases: Kashmir’s Turn Towards Religious Orthodoxy Responsible?

Kashmir was once again rocked by yet another shocking case of acid attack on a young Kashmiri girl by a Kashmiri man. The man was angry at the girl for spurning his advances. The girl is admitted to the hospital in a grievously injured condition and is fighting for her life. What is alarming is […]

EXPLAINED: Karnataka’s ‘Hijab’ Row That Has Swept The State

The ‘Hijab’ row that kicked off a couple of months ago in the Government Pre-University college in Udupi in Karnataka has now spread across the state. Following the unrest in different parts of the state on Tuesday, the government declared a three-day holiday in colleges, universities and high schools above ninth standard. “I appeal to […]