Discourse in Kashmir shifting from azaadi to ‘primacy of Islam’, says Indian Army

A top Indian Army official said the discourse in Jammu and Kashmir is shifting to “primacy of Islam” over azaadi, adding to complexities in dealing with sectarian faultlines in the border state. “Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a challenge and it’s being dealt with; it’s getting a little more complex as slowly the discourse, as … Read more

Islamic Teacher tells IAF official to quit job or seek forgiveness from god if not allowed to grow beard

Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa (edict) suggesting an official of Indian Air Force (IAF) to quit the job if he is not allowed to grow beard as per Islamic Sharia or “seek forgiveness from Allah” everyday he shaves till he finds a new job. The fatwa came on a query sent … Read more