AKAIAC aid to tsunami affected people
New Delhi: The Abul Kalam Azad Islamic Awaking Centre (AKAIAC), New Delhi and Jamia Islamia Sanabal organised a 3-day meeting from 1-3 January in New Delhi. In the meeting it was decided to form a a ‘Syllabus Committee’ to prepare a syllabi and liaison with other institutions which wanted to include modern subjects in the syllabi of Arabic and Persian
Maulana Abdul Hameed Rahmani, president of Abul Kalam Azad Centre and Jamia Islamia Sanabal expressed concern for the people of the tsunami affected countries and the affected people in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andman and Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry. He called upon the people to help the victims without any discrimination. He proposed to donate Rs 0.1 million to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the help of Tsunami hit people. His proposal was unanimously approved by the executive and advisory committees.
Kalyan proud of Babri demolition
Lucknow: Former chief minister of UP, Kalyan Singh who is also the vice president of BJP, said here while addressing party workers on the occasion of his 72nd birthday that though building of Ram Temple in Ayodhya and Hindutva are not the top priorities of BJP, he is proud of being associated with demolition of Babri Masjid. He further said that 6 December, the day on which Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992, should be celebrated every year in the whole country as ‘Mukti Diwas’ (Deliverance Day).
He said it is true that in the initial stages he had tried to protect the Mosque from being demolished but now every one should respect the wishes and aspirations of the people. He also said that Liberhan Commission also, which is enquiring into the circumstances leading to demolition (of the Mosque) is now aware of his present views.
Muslim attitude to army changING
Jammu: In Kashmir Muslim youth did not like getting into the Indian army now appear to be keen to join it. They are the youth between the age group of 18 to 25. An idea of their changed thinking can be had from the fact that in the year 2004 nearly 2000 youths participated in military activities and wanted to be selected in the army. They even claimed that they were fully aware of the militants hide-outs.
On June 6, 2004 at the JAKLI centre 1077 candidates had cleared medical check-up and physical fitness tests. The same year on 19 November 972 candidates had appeared for recruitment for 95 seats in Anantnag and 286 candidates had appeared for 19 vacancies in Leh.
The reason for the change in their attitude is that Kashmiri youths are now fed up with the life of violence and want to lead a peaceful life and earn a living honourably. And an easy way for this is to seek employment in the army.
Gyan Vapi Masjid
Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh ADG (Additional Director General) (Security), R.K. Bhatia has issued orders to reduce expenses on the security of Varanasi’s Gyan Vapi Masjid complex without endangering it. He said that because of posting of a large number of police force for protection of the complex, expenses have increased very much and saftely arrangements should be made in accordance with the available resources.
In a meeting with senior police officers here on 9 December last year Bhatia requested the authorities to appoint an officer of the rank of Additional District Magistrate to supervise the security arrangements. Bhatia also exchanged views about the housing problems of CRPF and other security personnel posted at the Gyan Vapi complex.
No ISI activity in Gorakhpur Zone
Balrampur: Inspector General of Police, Gorakhpur while talking to journalists here said that all bunkers built by Maoists on the Indo-Nepal borders have been closed and that there is no ISI activity in Gorakhpur Zone also.
It may be stated in this connection that a meeting of Indo-Nepal Border Security Task Force, Gorakhpur was held in Balrampur in which IG Police, Gorakhpur Zone, DIG Police, Faizabad Zone, Police Superintendent, Siddharth Nagar, District Magistrate, Balrampur and other officers along with customs officers, SSB officers etc participated and discussed the whole thing. At the end of the meeting the Zonal Inspector General in a talk with journalists said that on the 172 kilometres Nepal border with Gorakhpur there are 131 villages in Nepal and 132 villages in India. For the security of these areas there are 18 police stations, 16 police posts and 331 SSB posts which make a total of 72 units. Security forces are posted in all these units and posts as per rules, he said.
slaughter house ATTACKED
Saharanpur: Hundreds of mischievous elements associated with Hindu communal organisations attacked a modern slaughter house under construction at Rajupur, a town 50 kilometres from district headquarters on 26 December last year. The mob damaged the boundary walls and other properties including three tractor trollies and bogies. The slaughter house which is spread over an area of 120 bighas was ransacked and set on fire by the mob led by a BJP leader who had fought an election from here on BJP ticket. However. the police brought the situation under control soon.
According to reliable sources the slaughter house is owned by a Muslim from Delhi. The permission for the construction of the slaughter house was given by the erstwhile NDA government . But the Hindu communal organisations, BJP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and VHP had been agitating against the construction of the slaughter house for the past five or six months.
The SSP, Safi Ahsan Rizvi said that some people were injured in the attack. But no one has been arrested.
population of Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi: Union minister of state for home affair, Manak Rao said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha that there are 30,50,349 Hindus, 67,94,240 Muslims and 1,13,787 Buddhists in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that these figures are based on the statistics given in the 2001 census report. According to this report which was published in September last year, there are 20,299 Christians, 2,87,154 Sikhs and 2,518 people belonging to Jain community in this state.
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