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Be wary about the Muslim law board's stand on triple talaq

When the Muslim Personal Law Board promises 'advisories' and nikahnamas to the Supreme Court, one has to remember not only its recent campaign against any change in Muslim personal law, but also......

Court battle lays bare inner intrigues of Bohras' priestly family

The uncle versus nephew fight for the spiritual leadership of the Dawoodi Bohras enters the court-room, spilling family secrets and exposing the divide in the community. Jyoti Punwani reports.......

Mumbai: Stampede ahead of spiritual leader's funeral leaves 18 dead

At least 18 persons were killed in a stampede in South Mumbai area in the wee hours on Saturday, officials said. The incident occurred after 1 am in the Malabar Hill area where an overwhelming......

Asghar Ali Engineer: Simple, fearless, straight from the heart

Renowned Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer, who passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday , was opposed to all forms of religious bigotry including by the clergy of his own faith. For opposing the......

Bohra dissenters challenge oppressive priesthood

Yogi Sikand chronicles the voices for change in one of India'srichest and most progressive Muslim sects -- the Dawoodi Bohras.Dawoodi Bohras are one of the many branches of the Ismaili arm of the......

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