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Lets go back to basics. What is the core question?
Might be easier to define what it is NOT.
1. It is not whether Hijab is mandated by Islam. You could have a decades-long debate on that Q and still not get universal agreement. It Does NOT matter.
2. It is not whether a Hijab (or for that matter a #Ghunghat, a turban, a #mangalsutra or whatever) is a regressive practice. Women are repressed in all communities. And you could hardly argue that @IlhanMN or Halimah Yacob suffer repression
#Hijab and repression are NOT linked.
3. The Q is not "Why do some women insist on wearing a #Hijab?". You could, with equal stupidity, ask "Why do some women not wear a Hijab or a Ghunghat?"
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What it means to be a true #JihadCoolie. Lugging the weight of others' jihad.

Malcolm X:
"When the master would be sick, the house Negro identified himself so much with his master he'd say, "What's the matter boss, we sick?" His master's pain was his pain."
The relation of Indian "seculars" and Left to Islamists mirrors the relation of what Malcom X described as "house Negros" to White Masters.….
Never mind that the burqazisation of Indian Muslims is a recent phenomenon. Even these girls went to school without hijabs. The entire drama is a staged political drama. Naturally @sharmasupriya the Scroll etc, just follow script to amplify the drama.

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📖 This piece in @dawn_com intrigued me. What could it mean to #translate #Premchand into #Urdu? #اردو #हिंदी 1/n
Premchand’s last unfinished novel #Mangalsutra can be read here in its #Devanagari version. #मंगलसूत्र 2/n…
Dr Hasan Manzar’s “translation” can be found on @Rekhta. Two editions are available. This one 👇🏼 (New Delhi: Modern Publishing House, 2002) I found had a better print quality. 3/n…
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