Friday, May 24, 2024

Topic: Secularism

France to ban wearing abaya dress in schools

France will ban children from wearing the abaya – the loose-fitting, full-length robe worn by some Muslim women – in state-run schools. French education...

Destruction of Babri Masjid and phantom of Nehruvian Secularism

As 6 December 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the illegal, state-mediated destruction of the Babri Masjid, it is high time to examine the prevalent myth of “Nehruvian secularism” for two reasons.

Case for affirmative action for Muslims: Are we in workforce?

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect” - W. E. B. Du Bois Since India's independence in 1947, the government has...

Why Muslimness overturn well-being of secularism?

On the last week of December, eight young Muslim students in Government Pre-University College in Udupi district of Karnataka had barred from entering the...

Hijab becomes litmus test for Indian secularism debate

The Genocide Watch recently predicted a brewing genocide in India. One such sign could be seen in Karnataka’s Udupi district where for the last...

Extracting identity from (Muslim) woman: Secular anxiety and spectre of communal

In contemporary history, a lot has been ruminated upon the Muslim woman. In the wake of a global effort to unveil her agency, from the USA’s Afghan invasion to BJP’s rhetoric around saving Muslim women, she has been a subject of immense scrutiny. Yet, despite the great number of academic work produced about her, somehow, the imagery of the ‘elusive’ Muslim women seems to escape translatability. Who is this seemingly ‘gendered’ Muslim, whose act of covering her body seems to have been understood as an act of veiling her self?