Special Reports

  • Shahanshah Jahangir reelected as IUML WB president

    Kolkata: A meeting of the IUML West Bengal State was held in State President's office here. It was attended by IUML’s national leaders including its President E Ahamed. Shahanshah Jahangir was reelected unanimously as President of the...

  • PFI’s health campaign

    Bangalore: Popular Front of India carried "Healthy People Healthy Nation" awareness campaign during 1-15 November. The aim of the campaign was to create public awareness about the importance of physical health and healthcare and also ...

  • Sir Syed Day & Mushaira in New York

    By Shaheer Khan, PhD The Alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) celebrated Founder's Day on 17 October at Akbar Restaurant in Long Island, NY, which was the 192nd birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the  19th century ...

  • Muslim youth victim of state terrorism

    By Abu Zafar Adil Azmi It is a fact that no society can survive for long with injustice and double standard in giving justice to its people. Unfortunately India is fast turning into a society of that kind. The attitude of police, administr...

  • Dharnas and demos on Babri martyrdom day

    New Delhi: With fresh focus on the Babri Masjid issue in the wake of the Liberhan Commission's findings, Muslims and secular forces across the country raised the Babri issue on the 17th demolition anniversary on 6 December, while communal a...

  • Liberhanspill - The Morning After

    By K P Prakasam At last, after 17 years and 47 extensions and a cost of 8 crore rupees, Justice Liberhan Commission’s report on the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya by karsevaks on December 6, 1992 was submitted to the Home Mini...

  • World Union of Scholars meets in Qatar

    By Our Own Correspondent Doha (Qatar): Muslim World’s most influential non-governmental organisation, the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by the most respected contemporary Muslim scholar Shaikh Yusuf Al-Qaradaw...

  • Nikah on 6 December

    What cannot be dismissed as a mere co-incidence both Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Maulana Sajjad Nomani celebrated the ‘nikah’ (marriage) and ‘walima’ (reception) of their daughter and son, at different places, in Lucknow, on...

  • Struggle for Babri Masjid to Continue

    Ayodhya/Faizabad: A four-hour drive to Ayodhya, situated on the banks of river Saryu, and home to Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid dispute is 8 kms inside district Faizabad which was once the capital of the erstwhile Nawab Shujaud-Daula (1753-74). An...

  • Kandamal victims: action for reconciliation

    Phulbani/Berhampur: A meeting of Priests, Pastors, community leaders and activists held at Berhampur on 7th December 2009 has endorsed the formation of the Sampradayik Hinsa Prapidita Sangathana [Association of Victims of Commuinal Violence in ...

  • The politics of terrorism

    Woebegone widow of Hemant Karkare is at a loss to understand how could an upright, honest man of integrity like her husband be “martyred” and then politicking be played over him in assembly halls, in parliament, on public platforms ...

  • Arab envoys call on Gadkari to gauge BJP ‘thinking’

    Twnety envoys of Arab countries called on BJP president Nitin Gadkari on 8 November in an apparent attempt to engage with the party and figure out its agenda in case the BJP wins the next general elections. Gadkari hosted 16 ambassadors and...

  • Babri martyrdom remembered

    Many protests were organised on 6 December across the country against the demolition of the Babri Mosque 20 years ago and the political and judicial delay to solve the issue and penalise the criminals who demolished the historic mosque. One suc...

  • Reception for Kazmi at Mushawarat

    By MG Correspondent New Delhi: A reception was held here at the central office of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat in the honour of noted Urdu journalist Muhammad Ahmad Kazmi who was released on bail from jail after eight months last ...

  • Egypt prevents Gaza march, strengthens seige

    Cairo:  Not long ago Egypt used to be the "Pulsating Heart of Arabism" and I personally witnessed part of that era while pursuing studies in Egypt during 1966-1973. Things started to change soon after Sadat's overtures to Isr...

  • Communal Riots 2009 – a review

    The year 2009 also did not witness major riots and this pattern is continuing since Gujarat riots of 2002. However, no year so far has been riot-free. Communal violence erupts on smaller scale in different places throughout India. It is interes...

  • Lucknow’s Amiruddaula Library

    Lucknow: At a time when several libraries including the British Council had shut down, the Amiruddaula Public library of Lucknow attracts readers from all age groups as one can go through rare ancient manuscripts to latest publications. Sit...

  • PFI’s health campaign

    Kadayanallur: Under Popular Front of India’s campaing for health and hygeine, a medical team and officials from health Department arrived at Kadayanallur and inspected drinking watertanks to search for mosquito larvae that cause viral fev...

  • Campaign against female foeticide

    Goa: The Girls Islamic Organization of India (GIO) Goa Chapter in association with Women’s Wing of Jamaat-e Islami Hind (JIH) Goa organized a week long statewide campaign against female foeticide in Goa during 9-16 January. The campaign w...

  • “The notorious tag will stick with me forever”

    On Sunday, 17 January, after Sewri Sessions Court acquitted him of terror charges, Maulana Ghulam Ilahi Yahya Baksh, 49, walked out of Arthur Road Jail, four years after his arrest on 13 January 2006. Maulana Yahya had been charged with harbour...