Woman can show face only to her husband: Muslim cleric on Pathan’s selfie

He said women can also show face in cases involving law related things such as aadhaar or pan card

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Following Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan Wife post on social media, where he is seen with his wife, the all-rounder has received massive backlash especially from religious leaders, who claim what he did was against Islamic law.

Calling it ‘un-Islamic’, Maulana Sajid Rashidi said that Irfan Pathan’s background is very religious as his father was a muezzin, and so posting his wife’s picture on social media is a shameful act.

Latest Current Affairs : “A woman can show her face only to her husband and in cases involving law related things such as aadhaar or pan card, only then can she show her face,” he added.

He also said that it is due to his religious background that people started “reminding” him about his religion, and that this was not a troll.

Calling the act shameful, Sajid Rashidi said, “His wife isn’t an actor that she somehow comes in front of the camera, she is a home maker and hence uploading her pictures like that is a shameful act.”

He further advised the cricketer to not do anything that is not allowed in Islam.

“Right to freedom is only according to the Indian constitution, what I am telling is the Islamic law and Islamic law doesn’t allow this,” he added.

He said that people on social media are merely telling him that doing this is wrong and asked why does Irfan Pathan need to post pictures of his wife.

“There are so many people who are watching his wife’s picture and also nail-polish is visible in the picture, and if nail-polish has been applied, one can’t read namaz and if one does not read namaz, what kind of Muslim are they?” he added.

The controversy started when the Indian cricketer posted a picture with his wife on social networking sites, Instagram and Facebook, and people started trolling him.

He captioned the picture saying ‘this girl is trouble’, where his wife can be seen in a hijab, comically covering her face with both her hands which sported brightly painted red nails.

Chinese fury continues against South China Sea judgement

Chinese fury continues against South China Sea judgement

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China continues to resolutely oppose the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) landmark decision handed down on July 12 against its maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Indeed, Beijing has redoubled its months-long campaign to invalidate the 2013 case that ThePhilippines brought against it.

The PCA gave a comprehensive verdict in Manila’s favour. In its 501-page report the tribunal found Beijing violated no fewer than 14 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provisions, six international regulations preventing collisions at sea and one general rule of international law.

China’s recalcitrance was highly visible during the Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement held in Hong Kong on July 15 and 16, jointly organised by the Chinese Society of International Law (CSIL). Read More

China pulls up chief negotiator for limited global support for anti-India position at NSG

China pulls up chief negotiator for limited global support for anti-India position at NSG

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The Chinese leadership has pulled up Wang Qun, its lead negotiator and Director General of the Arms Control Division at the Foreign Ministry, for failing to drum up significant global support for China’s position in Seoul which blocked India’s entry into the NSG.

Highly placed Western and Chinese sources said that Wang Qun had told Beijing that at least one third of the NSG nations would endorse China’s position. However, the position was totally in the reverse, with as many as 44 nations backing India and China only having the support of four nations.

Beijing now fears that the fallout of the NSG outcome could have an impact on a crucial verdict expected soon from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a case brought by the Philippines concerning China’s territorial reclamation activities in the South China Sea.

As things stand, Beijing’s stance flies in the face of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of which it is a signatory. China’s big fear now is India could use the same ploy that Beijing used in Seoul at the NSG plenary and back The Hague Court’s decision which is likely to go against China.

Highly-placed sources said that the global support for India’s position at the NSG could well be leveraged by New Delhi to back the enforcement of The Hague Judgment – a scenario which could isolate China and could even trigger its exit from UNCLOS.

Informed sources said the focus now shifts from the NSG to the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague where a judgment is expected, which when enforced, could force China to give up land in favour of the Philippines. Read More