Aliah’s Arabic dept to co-host international virtual conference on critical analysis of literary texts

Kolkata: On the occasion of World Arabic Language Day, the Department of Arabic, Aliah University, is organizing a three-day international virtual conference on “Critical Analysis of Literary Texts” from 24 to 26 December 2020 in collaboration with the Journal Al-Mayadeen of Human Sciences Studies, Algeria, and The Faculty of Research for Interdisciplinary Studies of Postmodern Discourse from Critical to Environmental Culture, Qatar University. The online 3-day international webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform with the objectives of providing scientific knowledge of literary criticism to the researchers, as well…

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Faisal Khan of Khudai Khidmatgar released on bail by Allahabad HC but told to refrain from social media

The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to rights activist Faisal Khan who was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police for allegedly performing Namaz inside the temple without the consent of the priest and posting its photographs on social media. The Court, however, directed Khan not to use social media for any such purposes till the conclusion of the trial. Khan is a national convenor of Khudai Khidmatgar, an organisation working towards communal harmony. He was arrested from his residence in Delhi on November 2. It was contended on behalf of the…

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End minority status for Muslims: Sakshi Maharaj

There is more Muslim population in India than Pakistan, therefore the minority status of the Muslims should be abolished with immediate effect, said the BJP lawmaker Kanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj, known for his controversial remarks, has now said that “as there are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan, their minority status should be abolished”. Sakshi was addressing a function in Unnao on Saturday. He said, “There is more Muslim population in India than Pakistan, therefore the minority status of the Muslims should be abolished with…

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Ayodhya mosque will be futuristic in design

The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) trust, in charge of building a mosque in Ayodhya after last year’s Supreme Court’s verdict, said on Saturday that the new mosque complex will include a multi-speciality hospital, a community kitchen and a library. Ayodhya: The proposed mosque in Dhannipur village in Ayodhya will not adhere to the traditional style of mosque. It will be futuristic, modern and the structure will be round-shaped. The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF) trust, in charge of building a mosque in Ayodhya after last year’s Supreme Court’s verdict, while unveiling the…

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80% of sexual assault against Dalit women committed by dominant castes

By Gowtham K Despite a plethora of laws, it is a known fact that Dalits have been at the receiving end since centuries at the hands of caste Hindus. The latest report  revealed that  around 80 per cent of the sexual violence cases against Dalit women and girls were committed by men from dominant castes in Haryana.  The report also revealed that  only 10 percent of cases ended with the successful conviction. Moreover, convictions were obtained against all accused persons involved in either rape or murder was committed against girls…

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