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In the inauguration ceremony of Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition, PM narendra Modi encourages the youth of India never to give up on learning

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New Delhi, Jan 12, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged youths not to stop learning in life.

Modi was addressing the inaugural event of Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, in Tamil Nadu, via video conferencing on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 154th birth anniversary.

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The Prime Minister said, “the process of learning never stops”.

He said January 12 was not an ordinary day as Swami Vivekananda’s powerful thoughts continued to shape several minds.

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“Today, India is a young country, and it should develop both spiritually and materially. The thoughts of Swami Vivekananda will always inspire the youth towards nation building,” the Prime Minister said.

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He also paid homage to saint Thiruvalluvar and social activist Eknath Ranade on the occasion. (IANS)

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Muslim women can now travel for Haj without Mahram

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1300 applicants after the new rule came in. Wikimedia commons
1300 applicants after the new rule came in. Wikimedia commons

In India, earlier it was mandatory for Muslim women to travel with mahram if they wanted to go for Haj. However, now Muslim women aged above 45 will now be allowed to go for the pilgrimage without ‘mahram’ in a group of at least four.

“1300 Muslim women have applied to perform Haj without ‘mahram’ and women from different parts of the country from Kerala to north India, have expressed their wish to go for the Haj pilgrimage,” said PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat.

A five-member panel

Earlier too, Centre had recommended women above 45 years to embark on haj pilgrimage in a four-member group without a male relative.

A committee was formed by Union ministry of minority affairs to review the existing haj policy and suggest a framework for new rules for 2018-22. It listed several recommendations which included permitting women to go for the pilgrimage without a male relative.

1.4 lakh people from India participate in Haj every year. Pixabay
1.4 lakh people from India participate in Haj every year. Pixabay

Controversy

In his last Mann Ki Baat address of the year on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to Muslim women, highlighting his government’s attempt at facilitating women’s travel for Haj pilgrimage without a male companion.

“For decades, injustice was being done to Muslim women but there was no discussion on it. Even in many Islamic countries, this practice does not exist,” the PM said.

“Our Ministry of Minority Affairs issued corrective measures and we eased this restriction by phasing out a tradition that had been in practice for the past 70 years,” Mr. Modi pointed out.

However, many claims that these rules are made by Saudi Arabia, not the Indian Government.

“It is the Saudi Haj authorities that have allowed any Muslim women above 45 years from any country without a Mehram to do Haj. It does not behoove the PM to take credit for what a foreign govt has done,” said AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

Saudi Arabia had updated the rules on haj back in 2015, as their embassy website shows.

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