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Some years ago, I had been to Sumanahalli, the village for leprosy patients at the outskirts of Bangalore. The city’s unwieldy sprawl has pushed it inside the municipal limits and the Government has set its sight on the 100-acre property. The fact is that no one in the bureaucracy then in 1970, was willing to […]

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Delhi HC Ruling on Age of Muslim Girls Marriage By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj The Delhi High Court’s refusal to render the marriage of a 15- year old Muslim girl void raises more questions than it answers. The  judgment is basically flawed because it practically lowers the age of marriage from the nationally recognised and acknowledged  standard of 18 to 15. To boot, it does […]

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By Maqbool Ahmed Siraj Islamic banking is only nominally different from conventional banking and the element of interest gets camouflaged. For suave, soft- spoken and everpensive Abdul Hamid Taylor, life has been a multi-tiered escalator, offering one station after another, each elevating him to a newer height. A  banker by choice, qualification and training, Hamid having dealt with money in ample measure, is now looking to […]

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A recent TISS report reveals that poverty and illiteracy are the key factors for the large population of Muslims in jails. By A Staff Writer A recent report by two scholars, Dr Vijay Raghvan and Roshni Nair of the Centre for Criminology and Justice at the Tata Institute of  Social Sciences (TISS) reveals that Muslims comprise 32.4 % of the prison population in […]

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A recent TISS report reveals that poverty and illiteracy are the key factors for the large population of Muslims in jails. A recent report by two scholars, Dr Vijay Raghvan and Roshni Nair of the Centre for Criminology and Justice at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) reveals that Muslims comprise 32.4 % of the prison population in Maharashtra jails, whereas Muslim population […]

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