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  • MPLB may go to court against saffronisation of schools syllabus

    Lucknow: All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to approach the Supreme Court against inclusion of teaching of Bhagwad Gita, surya namaskar and Yoga and exercise by some states like Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh in their school...

  • The (Hindu) politics of Yog(a)

    I wonder, how simple yogic postures can be politicised and pigeonholed into a religious framework. Hindus as well as Muslims both are at fault. Hindus don’t know that Patanjali was not the father of yog (it’s never yoga; yoga is the...

  • Sustaining Muslim stereotypes

    Recently, a section of the media reported that Taslima Nasreen was whisked away to the US for safety because of threats to her life from the killers of Bangladeshi bloggers. However, she refuted these rumours. This shows the vicious intent of a...

  • Are NaMo’s degrees authentic?

    AAP minister Jitender Tomar is in news for his fake academic degrees. He lied about his education and manipulated results. Good that he’s been booked. There’s no denying the fact that BJP is behind this revelation. Now the question ...

  • Masjid Kalu Sarai converted into lodging

    New Delhi:  Hundreds-of-years-old, Masjid Kalu Sarai has now been totally converted into a residential unit. The negligent and callous attitude of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has encouraged about half a dozen families to settl...

  • Religious Body’s Move to Empower Women

    By Fazlur-Rehman Lucknow: Advocating emphatically the rights of women, All India Muslim Personal Law Board has declared that inheritance rights must be given to married daughters and mothers and has demanded from the Uttar Pradesh governme...

  • Another group of homeless Rohingyas gets refugee status

    New Delhi: Another caravan of Rohingya Muslims arrived in Saharanpur from Myanmar, a few days ago, where some of their relatives and friends had been living for some time. On the initiative of Charity Alliance, this group of 27 persons reached ...

  • Rohingyas helped

    Mewat (Haryana): Hundreds of Roingya refugees living in a very pathetic condition at a camp here  were provided with temporary relief in the form of shelter sheets to prevent harsh climatic  conditions. Rohingyas who started arriving ...

  • Mossad to train Delhi police

    New Delhi: Delhi Police’s infamous Special Cell will get training from the equally notorious, nay, super notorious Mossad, the secret agency of notorious and rogue state of Israel. In addition to the Special Cell, Anti-Bomb squad, Forensi...

  • Seminar on Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) - An Exemplary Democratic Ruler

    Lucknow, (15 June 2015): A seminar entitled “Hazat Umar Farooq (RA)- An Exemplary Democratic Ruler” was organized by United Muslim Organization (UMO) at Jai Shankar Prasad Hall. Presiding over the seminar Maulana Khalid Rashid F...

  • Pakistani flags in the valley

    Waving of Pakistani flags by separatists in the Valley created ripples among political circles across the country, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh warning separatists of stringent action. Separatists’ term waving of flags as nothin...

  • “Lashkar-e-Islam” who?

    It all started in May. Threatening posters bearing the name of unknown groups, Lashkar-e-Islam surfaced in north Kashmir’s Sopore town in district Baramulla, about 35 kilometres from the Srinagar city, warning the cellular companies to sh...

  • After Arunachal, Kashmir hopes for AFPSA removal

    Immediately after the northeastern state of Tripura revoked Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), voices demanding lifting of the Act from Jammu and Kashmir gathered momentum across the Valley. Separatists, mainstream political parties and l...

  • Modi’s development model so far

    By Dr Rahul Pandey, Bobby Ramakant & Dr Sandeep Pandey Story of Narendra Modi’s development model so far: Cutting health and education expenditure, forcing land acquisition, buying expensive jets and unsafe nuclear power, benef...

  • AMU MINORITY CHARACTER: THE JUDICIAL RESPONSE

    By Mushtaq Ahmad (Alig) The Aligarh Muslim University ( AMU) has filed five appeals in the Supreme Court of India against the impugned judgment dated January 4, 2006. All the appeals are similar running into two volumes each. To the advant...

  • Defacing road signs with Muslim names

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded action against some extremist organizations, which are engaged these days in defacing road signs with Muslim names in the capital. While blaming the Modi government for encouraging such groups, ...

  • Appeal to Delhi HC for vacation of Waqf properties

    New Delhi:  Chairman of the United Muslim Front (UMF) and senior advocate of Delhi High Court, Shahid Ali, has filed a PIL to get 990 waqf properties of Delhi vacated, for which the hearing is expected soon. Adv. Shahid Ali said that most ...

  • Muzaffarnagar and Atali: Commonality & Contrast

    In the general election of 2014 BJP won seven out of the 10 seats in Haryana state, Congress won 1 and others got 2. If Muzaffarnagar pogrom was calculated to divide the Muslims and Jats and win vote on communal grounds, BJP succeeded in its de...

  • UP’s largest linguistic minority denied education in its mother-tongue

    Lucknow:   The Supreme Court, in its judgement of 4 September, 2014, recognised Urdu as the second official language of U.P. A 5-member constitution bench, headed by CJ, Justice R.M. Lodha, justified the constitutionality of the U.P. ...

  • UP govt asked to remove restrictions on setting up Urdu schools

    New Delhi: Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, scholar and Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities said here while talking to media persons that when Urdu has been made the second official language of UP, though belatedly, the state government should first of...