Court directs police protection for woman willing to marry Muslim man

New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court has ordered the police to escort a woman, who wants to marry a Muslim man, from Junagadh to Ahmedabad for the registration of her marriage. The woman is undergoing police training in Gujarat’s Junagadh district. She had taken a transfer from a police training centre in Ahmedabad’s Karanj to Junagadh after her parents objected to her decision to marry the Muslim man. She narrated how she was one day called at the Karanj police station in Ahmedabad at 8 pm with the petitioner and was allowed…

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Indore court denies bail to Munawar Faruqui’s friend Sadaqat Khan

New Delhi: An Indore district court on Tuesday dismissed, for the second time, the bail plea of comic Munawar Faruqui’s friend Sadaqat Khan. The development comes three days after the Supreme Court granted bail to Faruqui. Sadaqat, accused of being involved in the show’s organisation, moved the sessions court seeking bail on the basis of “parity” (similar circumstances), as Faruqui was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court four days ago. The Additional Sessions Judge, in the order passed on Feb 9, cited some past Supreme Court rulings and said the…

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Iran’s foreign policy after Islamic Revolution: Maximum independence and strategic autonomy

By Dr. Ali Chegeni Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution has changed the country’s domestic and foreign policies for the better in many aspects. In fact, the Islamic Revolution has established a new set of normative foreign policy discourses focused on the concept of Justice in International Relations and has transformed Iranian identity from a pro-western status quo to a pro-strategic autonomy based on mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, which has been crystallized in more convergence of Iran’s policy with the developing world including Asian countries such as…

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Islamophobe ‘Middle East Forum’ tries to link ex-VP Hamid Ansari, IAMC to extremism, smear campaign slammed

Washington DC:  Responding to the allegations of the Middle East Forum (MEF), the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) said it a widely discredited Islamophobic organization which has made baseless allegations about IAMC having links with “violent and extremist” entities. IAMC said the ludicrous attack from the MEF which is hobnobbing with Hindu extremist groups in the US is meant to blunt the impact of IAMC as it has been playing proactive role in safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos. The Sunday Guardian Live article, written by Benjamin Baird of the…

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