1-15 December 2014

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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

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 ...

Sir Syed Day Celebrations Held At Kennedy Auditorium, Aligarh

Aligarh (20 Oct 2014): The most important contribution of Sir Syed was to show the right path to the community and to guide it. The candle of education which was illuminated by Sir Syed in the 19th century has hardly any parallel in the world. ...

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National

In suspected dowry death, Bihar Police not even registering case

New Delhi (19 December 2014): Five months into a wedding, Chandni was allegedly murdered by her in-laws at Village Madhavpur (Amba Koti), Piprahi police station in Sheohar district of Bihar. According to the bride’s family, she was al...

Muslim leaders condemn Peshawar attack, call Taliban a blot on Islam

  New Delhi, 17 Dec 2014: Heads of leading Muslim organizations in India have strongly condemned the Peshawar school attack which killed over 130 children on Tuesday. A banned terrorist group Tahreek Taliban Pakistan has claimed ...

Delhi Police detains activists gathered in Solidarity of Peshawar Attack Victims

New Delhi (17 December 2014, 6:45pm): Delhi Police detains activists gathered in Solidarity with Peshawar Attack Victims for a Candlelight Vigil at India Gate in New Delhi. Among those detained are Ovais, Asad, Prof Apoorvanand, Purnima, Navaid...

Joint demo at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on the 22nd anniversary of the destruction of the Babri Masjid

Joint demo at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on the 22nd anniversary of the destruction of the Babri Masjid: To View all 29 Pictures click here AIPWA, AISA, All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat, Association for Prot...

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Issues

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...

Whither Annihilation of Caste?

When on this 14th April anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Babasaheb Ambedkar, we pay tribute to his yeoman services towards the cause of social justice and bringing to fore the values of democracy; we also need to think as to how his dream and vision ...

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