1-15 January 2015

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Special Reports

Maulana Azad Foundation controversy: Minister places his version

New Delhi:  It seems that the post of Secretary of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has been turned into a war of attrition between outgoing Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan and senior IPS officer Mohammad Wazir Ansar...

Yaqub Bhai Zinga: NRI philonthropist

Ahmedabad: Yaqub Bhai Ibrahim Bhai Zinga, an NRI settled in Preston (Britain), is a trustee of North West Relief Trust which has been spending huge sums for humanitarian causes. It began operating when Gujarat was devastated by an earthquake in...

11-Year-Old Farman Knows Five Languages

Farman Ahmad Khan is an eleven-year-old boy who is learning in standard six now in a local Urdu medium school in Pusad in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. He is the son of an Urdu, Hindi, Persian and English poet and writer, Khan Hasnain Aaqib...

Medical camp in Azamgarh

Azamgarh: A free medical camp was organised here at Kaonra Gohni village near the town of Saraimir on 28 April. A team of physicians participated in the camp and offered free services to the people of the area. Dr Mohsin Raza of AMU inaugurated...

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Analysis

Goodbye to Gandhi's India

Faiz had said this in a different age and for a different country but it still rings as true and contextual to our circumstances as all great poetry is:   Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ai watan ke jahan Chali hai rasm ke koi na sa...

Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

Besides, religious freedom allowed in India as a part of its secular system together with its democratic, constitutional, cultural and historical roots leaves little scope for terrorism with religious labels to progress here.

Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

Do not aggrieved people trapped in their houses and running short of food, water, life-saving drugs, baby food have the right to be angry even when there are serious questions about selective rescue? This too has given haters another stick to beat...

The Hate "Foreigner" Jihad of Hindu Nationalist Organisations

I. There is an interesting pattern in which the Hindu Nationalist Organisations (HNOs) exploit a non-issue to stigmatize communities which were declared by them as "foreigners". V D Savarkar wrote in his tract on Hindutva, "N...

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Community News

Saiyid Hamid is no more

May Almighty Allah bless him with His best rewards in eternal life of Jannatul Firdaus and strength to bear this loss to his family at this most difficult time.

Aligarh Students to hold convention on State Excesses on Innocent Citizens

Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union is organising a convention on State Excesses on Innocent Citizens to question why more than 6000 innocents Muslim youths are languishing in jails. Why? Thousands of people in Kashmir and North Eas...

Scholarships to be given by Jamiat Ulama

New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-e Hind’s general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madni, who is also Rajya Sabha MP, said here on 10 January that, as in the past, scholarships to technical education students would be given for the year 2010-11. He said ...

Rafiq Ahmad, Manager Press Trust of India, London bureau, passes away

Rafiq Ahmad, Manager Press Trust of India, London bureau, has died. Please pray for his maghfirat and sabr-e-jameel for his family, specially his elderly mother in India, Sambhal, for whom this is a double tragedy as Rafiq Saheb’s father ...

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National

13 year old girl, Nausheen, goes missing on way to school in Malegaon

Update: 7 January 2015: The girl has been found on a bus coming from Mumbai to Malegaon. Police are investigating how she ended up on the bus. Malegaon, Maharashtra (6 January 2015): 7th class student, Nausheen Shahid Akhtar, she was get...

Reactions to Modi rewarding his long time aide Zafar Sareshwala

Zafar Sareshwala, notorious for siding with Modi, for being face of Modi's "Muslim" support, which Modi badly needed ever since the 2002 Gujarat Anti-Muslim pogrom, has been appointed Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu Unive...

Hindutva’s European apologist shits in Goa conclave

Belgian Hindutva apologist Koenraad Elst’s anti-Islam remarks created a flutter at a Goa conclave on 20 December prompting a foreign delegate to walk out while another lodged a complaint with the event organiser, India Foundation which is...

BJP plus Sajjad Lone to form the next J&K Government — Medhaj News Poll Team

The final and fifth phase of elections in Jammu & Kashmir concluded on 20th December with voting on 20 seats which fall in the Jammu region. After analyzing all the five phases of election and the perception of local voters in Jammu, Ka...

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Issues

What is a moderate Indian Muslim to do? @Chetan_Bhagat

With a typical sleight of hand, that somehow always escapes his presumably loyal following of his column 'The underage optimist' in a national daily, he absolves the 'moderate Muslim,' resignedly sighing: 'What is a moderate Muslim to do?'

Love Jihad and targetting of religious minorities

The governments of the states, and more than that, the federal government in New Delhi have maintained an intriguing silence, with no official condemnation of this criminal intimidation of young couples in love.

Striving for Gender Justice: Overcoming Obstacles

While, on one hand, a PIL has been filed for Uniform Civil Code (UCC), there is another significant development in this direction. This relates to the personal laws of Muslim community. It is claimed that Muslim women are subject to more domina...

Modi Win: Victory of Development or Divisiveness?

The results of Parliamentary Elections were very interesting. With 31% vote share BJP-Modi won 282 parliamentary seats, Congress with 19% vote share got 44 seats, BSP polled 4.1 percent of votes and drew a total blank, the Trinamool Congress wo...

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