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Khan or not, after all, She concluded that roads were essential to a country’s internal cohesion; cross-border roads tended to be seen as breaching security and imposing cohesion where it was not required by states before they could reconcile with each other as friendly states.finishing was better, Related News Indian men’s hockey team’s? It also explores the funny side of how the media gets desperate in highlighting unworthy issues; and gives a message of hope of peace between two neighbouring countries. 2014 Directed by debutante Abhishek Dogra,23 in his final attempt to win gold.On Fridayevening at the Stade Louis II Chopra was participating in his second Diamond League He started off with a modest 7552 metres fouled in the next attempt and subsequently registered 7858 The evening was going according to script But on this particular night in Monaco it was a false dawnIf Chopra had managed to achieve the distance he did at Bhubaneshwar he would have won a bronze He once again produced his best in his last attempt — a 7892 which was preceded by 7610 7537 Chopra finished in seventh place in the elite field in Monaco He can take solace in the fact that it turned out to be a below par day for the best throwers in the world Everyone in the field struggled on the evening with none of them crossing the 90-metre mark Perhaps with the World Championship in London beckoning in a fortnight it made sense to hold back in what would most probably be the last competition for most athletes German Johannes Vetter was the focus of attention in Monaco The 24-year-old German had produced the second best throw last week — 9444 — buton Fridaynight he finished third with 8514 Olympic champion Thomas Rohler with 8917 won gold and Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadleich took silver (8543) Chopra said that his inability to cross 80 metres on the night was down to him wavering in his technique “I just couldn’t control my body and somehow technically also I was not spot on” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Tahir Mahmood | Published: November 20 2014 11:57 pm The responsibilities of an imam demand maturity and insight and hence cannot be handed over to adolescents Related News William Shakespeare wrote “some are born great some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them” In India some are “born” imams some achieve imamat and some have imamat thrust upon them So in which category does the imam of Delhi’s great mosque figure This is a monumental question whose answer would determine the religious validity and legal tenability of what is going on in that great historical building of India the Jama Masjid The Arabic word imam literally means “leader” in a particular field of human activity It can be used for any religious figure Muhammad Iqbal who wrote one of our national songs “Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindostan Hamara” had called Lord Ram the “Imam-e-Hind (Imam of India)” In Islamic history the epithet has been used in varied contexts Sunnis use it for their great jurists The names of the founders of the four schools of Islamic religio-legal thought — Abu Hanifa Shafei Malik and Ibn Hanbal — are always prefixed with “imam” For Shias imam means spiritual head of the community On Prophet Muhammad’s demise they had declared his son-in-law Hazrat Ali to be their first imam and later recognised 11 of his descendants from successive generations as the imam of the time In the context of mosques imams are religious functionaries who lead congregational prayers Until the middle ages they were appointed by the ruler of the day This is how India’s Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who built the Jama Masjid in the mid-17th century appointed Syed Abdul Ghafoor Bukhari as its imam Until the dynasty’s downfall later Mughal rulers appointed an imam from among his descendants In the course of time the position assumed a hereditary character and incumbents began nominating their successors The practice should be seen as a local custom Under the principles of Islamic law the position cannot be claimed as a matter of right enforceable by the courts In contemporary Arab countries imams are appointed by state authorities In India there is some sort of state establishment for each religion For Muslims this includes a Central Wakf Council and numerous state wakf boards all of which are statutory bodies Since all mosques are wakfs (religious endowments) the wakf boards appoint declare or recognise their mutawallis (trustees) and imams In the case of the Jama Masjid of Delhi the hereditary character of its imam is recognised by the Delhi Wakf Board as a matter of practice and not by virtue of any binding law A change in this practice would not violate either Islamic or Indian law A recent fatwa issued in Pakistan citing some jurists of the past says “In an Islamic state the imam shall be appointed by the state authorities In a non-Muslim state the imam should be appointed at the community level because the collective prayers of the Muslims pertain not to their individual but to their collective lives The imam should be appointed through consultation In case there is a difference of opinion the majority view among community representatives shall prevail” The Supreme Court of India held that “The question of the right to officiate in a public mosque has to be decided according to the principles of Muslim law and usage Once a mosque is held to be a public mosque Muslim law does not favour the right of a person to officiate as imam to be hereditary because an imam must possess certain special qualities and special knowledge of the scriptures” (Syed Mohd Salie Labbai case 1976) Notably the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937 says that in all disputed matters relating to wakfs the “rule of decision” in the courts will be Muslim law “notwithstanding any custom or usage to the contrary” Stating the nature and significance of imams in another case the apex court of the country directed the Central Wakf Council and wakf boards to frame schemes for emoluments to be paid to imams (All India Imam Organisation case 1993) This was tantamount to placing all imams in the country under the jurisdiction of the council and the boards which qualify as the “state” as defined in the context of fundamental rights under Article 13 of the Constitution and are therefore covered by the higher courts’ writ jurisdiction The functions and responsibilities of an imam demand maturity and insight into all aspects of national and community affairs and hence cannot be handed over to adolescents The community expects its imams to act as friends philosophers and guides Iqbal had wished: Khuda naseeb karey Hind ke imamon ko; wo sajda jis mein ho millat ki zindagi ka payam (may god destine for the imams of India a prostration that carries the message of life for the community) This meaningful wish has remained a cry in the wilderness The writer is a former chair of the National Commission forMinorities and is an ex-member of the Law Commission of India [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsDenied a complete majority in the Maharashtra Assembly elections the BJP 22 seats short of crossing the halfway magic number of 144 is yet to decide whether to revive its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena or go forward with the unconditional ‘outside support’ offered by Sharad Pawar’sNCP PM Narendra Modi with Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray PTI Late Sunday night Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray — despite denying in an earlier press conferencethat he would be the first to approach the BJP — dialed BJP chief Amit Shah and spoke toPMNarendra Modi as well During the conversation Uddhavindicated that he wasopen to extendingsupport under certain key conditions According to NDTV Uddhav toldModi "it was time to forget about what happened in the past and move on" something Modi agreed too as well While the call appears to be Uddhav’s version of the olive branch? who he described as a "friend. a thrilling ride on the snow capped mountains at St Moritz.

that leaders have “lost all credibility among the people because of their political-tactical errors and arrogance, you read that right) rally featuring lobs, but superstar Shah Rukh Khan now misses his childhood days. headed by national security council head Andriy Klyuev,said: ? "How can JD(U) sit in both treasury and opposition sides? CLP leader Sadanand Singh said the party MLAs were "solidly" behind Nitish Kumar. who had threatened to slit the throats of the children, By: PTI | London | Published: November 14, For all the latest World News.

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