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  • Hashimpura PAC massacre

    On 22 May, 1987, when the city of Meerut north of Delhi was witnessing a communal riot an unprecedented crime was committed by the U.P. Government’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) which was deployed in Meerut to restore peace and har...

  • Modi has no desire to jettison his Hindu nationalist ideology: Book

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s religious beliefs helped shape his political views and he has no desire to jettison Hindu nationalist ideology, says a new book noting that Modi risks alienating a section of his supporters if he ...

  • The Maharashra Beef Ban Is Unconstitutional

    As if the 1976 Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act banning the slaughter of cows, including the male and female calf of the cow, enacted by the Shankarrao Chavan-led Congress government during the Emergency was not enough, the Devendra Fadnavis...

  • Muslims worried over revival of Enemy Property Act 1968

    New Delhi: After partition of the country in 1947 many Muslims, particularly in northern India,  migrated to Pakistan and their houses and other immovable properties were taken over by the central government's Custodian Department. Alm...

  • JIH to go to court against Surya namaskar, Yoga in schools

    New Delhi: Jama’at-e Islami Hind along with 16 other organisations is planning to file an appeal in court against the Rajasthan governemnt’s move making ‘surya namaskar’ and yoga being made compulsory in government and p...

  • Holy cow–beef and Indian political games

    Can the dietary practices and the animal which is worshipped as a mother by a section of the population be brought into the political arena? While all this sounds surreal, its true as far as the role of the cow is there in Indian politics. Rece...

  • Communal tension during Holi

    Gorakhpur:Some people tried to cause communal tension on 6 March during Holi in Rasoolpur area under Gorakhnath Police Station of Gorakhpur. Two groups from same community clashed over the issue of “pot-breaking” which was later com...

  • Muslim family assaulted in Bijnor after youth ‘elopes’ with Hindu girl

    Bijnor: Tension prevailed at a village in Bijnor district after a Muslim family was assaulted in the Dhampur police station area on 20 February. A member of the family had “allegedly” eloped with a Hindu girl on January 31. While th...

  • Prohibitory orders imposed in Shimoga after communal clash

    Shimoga:Tension prevailed in Karnataka’s Shimoga town on 20 February following communal clashes that broke out on 19 February evening after a rally by Popular Front of India (PFI). One person had died and two were injured in violence duri...

  • Encroachment on graveyard leads to protests in Nawada

    Nawada: The Muslim community blocked a road on 8 March when Ashok Saw, the brother of Dhamol Gram Pradhan, attempted to encroach upon a graveyard in the area of Dhamol of Nawada district in Bihar. Ashok was planning to set up a rice-mill on the...

  • Communal tension in Saharanpur

    Saharanpur: Hindu Dalits and Muslims in Devli village of Saharanpur were pitted against each other on 7 March over the issue of water-route in agricultural field when they resorted to stone-pelting and fighting. Police arrested nine persons in ...

  • Attempt to create tension by damaging graveyard

    Azamgarh: Over the issue of re-damaging a graveyard on 7 March in the village of Nevada in Azamgarh, Hindus and Muslims were up against each other causing stone-pelting from both sides. Heavy police force was deployed at the place to stop any u...

  • Urdu couplets are elixir for brain; learning the language helps prevent dementia

    Lucknow: Reading an Urdu couplet is not only a delight for your soul but also an elixir for your brain. A recent study by the Centre for Bio-Medical Researches (CBMR), Lucknow, suggests that reading Urdu passages helps in brain development. ...

  • Jahn-e Rekhta and Urdu script

    By Aalim Naqvi The recently held ‘Jashn-e-Rekhta’ in Delhi has raised a valid question: is it a long drawn and well-planned attempt to bereft Urdu of its beautiful script. It is my humble request to all the known and not-so-kno...

  • What Happened in Hashimpura 28 Years Ago

    By Vibhuti Narain Rai, IPS (Retd) There are some experiences that stick with you throughout your life. They always stay with you like a nightmare and sometimes are like debts on your shoulders. The experience at Hashimpura Massacre was suc...

  • Dimapur lynching

    “Since his arrest on February 24, Khan was in the Dimpaur central jail. On March 5, a mob broke into the jail, dragged him out, stripped him naked, beat him up, pelted him with stones and dragged him towards the centre of Dimapur town, se...

  • Everyone in India is a Hindu!

    The recent Jnanpith Award winner Bhalchandra Nemade seems to have been suddenly afflicted with verbal diarrhea. His silly comments make one wonder how he got the prestigious award. His present salvo is: Everyone in India is a Hindu and even Akb...

  • Chaos at ghar wapsi event

    It was a high-voltage drama in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on February 8 when police tried to take into custody a couple who had converted to Hinduism. However, activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal reached ...

  • VHP defends attack on church

    Defending the demolition of a church in Haryana’s Hisar, VHP on  March 16 asked whether Christians would allow construction of a Hanuman temple in Vatican City. VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain called the 1857 war of indepen...

  • Cops rescue pastor from mob

    A Pentecostal pastor had to be rescued on  March 5 after activists of a Hindu extremist group surrounded Julwania police station in Barwani district where he had been brought on the charge of converting local villagers. A prayer meeting wa...