The communal hatred that had been simmering for the last 5 years on a slightly higher flame than earlier, reached boiling point after the Pulwama attack. Here are snippets of incidents that occurred a few days after the attack.
The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
On February 1, every year, since 2013, World Hijab Day is celebrated across the globe to dismantle the prejudices that come with hijab. An open invitation is sent to women of all faiths to wear headscarves for one day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide.
The nuns along with the survivor had written a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan after they received reminder notices to comply with the transfer order.
Chengannur Bhagavathy’s ritual menstruation or 'tripputtarattu' is celebrated in Kerala to this day. Women (and men) who desire children, women who suffer from infertility, women seeking a good marriage all pray to Chengannur Bhagavathy.
For Periyar, stepping into the temple was taking a step towards the ideal of creating a casteless society. Likewise, demanding entry to the Sabarimala is a fight against gender discrimination and inequality.
A Bengali mother cannot witness her child’s first rice taking, or even her wedding due to the ritualistic prejudice that a mother’s sight could invoke the inauspicious.
A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court against the notice outside the Nizamuddin Dargah which clearly states in English and in Hindi "Women are not allowed inside the shrine."
Muslim women should decide for themselves what feminism is and other men or women should not decide that for us.
In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.