Jamiat to organize woman conferences to show Muslim women are not against Sharia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In its national executive meeting, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind decided to organize woman conferences in various cities across the country to impress upon that Muslim women are not against the Sharia Law.

The decision was taken after the working members of the committee expressed concern over the growing misrepresentation and misunderstanding about the Muslim family law in the society that has triggered wide public and media discussions.

Girl students get self-defence training in Delhi

New Delhi : Delhi Police on Friday organised a mass demonstration programme of self-defence techniques -- "Ab Nahi Hai Darna" -- aiming to train girl students here.

The programme was organised in Heera Public School at Samalkha in South Delhi, where 289 girls students have been trained in self-defence techniques, police said.

"The girls demonstrated different skills of self defence techniques. A certificate was also given to all the participants," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj C. said.


Shazia Khan: An entrepreneur trying to mentor Muslim women find their feet

By Amit Kumar, TwoCircles.net

Railways introduces 33 per cent sub-quota for women in catering units

New Delhi : The Indian Railways on Thursday introduced a sub-quota of 33 per cent for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units and also launched a new 'Train at a Glance' and time table effective from October 1.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said: "The introduction of new policy providing sub-quota of 33 per cent to women in catering units is a step towards women empowerment and their increased participation in the railways."

He also said that the Railways will continue to introduce such new reformative steps.


Jung alerts cops on crime against women, people from NE

New Delhi : Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Police to adopt zero-tolerance policy for crimes against women, an official spokesman said.

Jung also cautioned them to be careful of any targeted crime against people from the northeastern states, particularly girls and women, said a statement from Raj Niwas after Jung headed a meeting there to review crime and law and order situation in Delhi.

Irom Sharmila, youth from war zones to join global peace fest

Chandigarh : Manipur's Irom Chanu Sharmila and other civil rights activists, as well as youth from war-ravaged countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, will participate in the 11th edition of the Global Youth Peace Festival (GYPF), which opens here on Wednesday.

Pregnant Dalit woman beaten up in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : A pregnant Dalit woman was attacked by some upper caste people who barged into their home after her family refused to clear animal carcasses from fields in Gujarat's Banaskantha district, police said Saturday. All six accused have been arrested.

The incident was reported from Mota Karja village in Amirgadh taluka in which Nileshbhai Dhunabhai Ranavasia and his family was thrashed on Friday night because they refused to go the fields of the assailants to remove carcass of cattle.

'Migrant' women, children jailed in Assam, NCM writes to Home Ministry

By Md. Asim Khan

New Delhi : Concerned over the indiscriminate detentions of people in Assam on suspicion of being Bangladeshis or Myanmarese, the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has written to the Union Home Ministry and the state government asking them to intervene.

NCM Member Farida Abdulla Khan visited Assam recently and was "appalled" to find as many as 97 women and 13 children -- caught on suspicion of being Bangladeshis or Myanmarese -- lodged with regular criminals in the Kokrajhar district jail in "total disregard of the rules".


'पार्च्ड' यानी एक पुराने विषय में नयी छौंक

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net

भारत में सिनेमा बदल रहा है और इस तरीके से बदल रहा है कि भारतीय समाज कई दफा उन बदलावों को स्वीकार नहीं कर पाता है. भारत के स्त्री-प्रधान सिनेमा में शेखर कपूर की 'बैंडिट क्वीन' से हलचल आई थी, जिसे एक लहर में बदलने का प्रयास अभी तक जारी है.

लीना यादव की फिल्म 'पार्च्ड'(Parched) उसी कड़ी की एक फिल्म है. जो बेहद तेज़ी से बदलाव बुलाने की कोशिश करती है, लेकिन इतने सीमित आलोक में उसकी गूँज भी बेहद सीमित है.

'पार्च्ड' का मतलब है जला हुआ, झुलसा हुआ या सूखा हुआ.

Muslim woman in Canada ordered to remove hijab in court

Montreal : A Muslim woman in Canada, who was denied a court appearance because of her hijab, sought legal clarification on the rights of Quebecers, who want access to justice while wearing religious attire.

Rania El-Alloul's lawyer appeared in Quebec Superior Court on Thursday seeking a declaratory judgment that would clarify that litigants have the right to wear a hijab or other religious attire in court, Toronto Star reported.