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  • Masks snatched: Hindutva extremists exposed

    + Pic New Delhi: New facts are emerging day-after-day during the investigations about demolitions of places of worship of minority communities while targeting the people of these communities. Among those arrested so far are Swami Aseeman...

  • CP fake encounter case: justice delayed but not denied

    + Pix New Delhi: The Apex Court on 2 May confirmed life sentence to 10 Delhi policemen; including assistant commissioner of police S S Rathi for killing innocent Haryana-based businessmen Pradeep Goel and Jagjit Singh and injuring Tarunp...

  • Justice still eludes Christian victims, and many are to blame for it

    There has been just one conviction for murder in 20 cases of the brutal killings of Christians of Kandhamal, Orissa, at the hands of Hindutva fanatics, and mobs led by them, during August-October 2008. More than two years and nine months later ...

  • Hunjura: Both govt & society have failed victims

    +Pic   Kashmir Valley’s eminent social activist A.R Hunjura, founder-president of the Islamic Relief & Research Trust (IRRT), speaks here to  Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander on social activism, voluntary sector, wom...

  • Modi government deprives Muslim students of education: SIO

    A convention of prominent activists in the field of education lambasted the state government for failing to implement the Central Government-sponsored Minority Schemes thus depriving 50,000 beneficiaries since 2007-08 the year of inception of t...

  • BJP wants Ram Rajya in U.P.

    BJP after having seen their corruption rallies failing to attract the masses is back to basics again in Uttar Pradesh. With assembly elections due next year BJP wants to saffronise Uttar Pradesh by reviving Ram Mandir issue in a bid to regain i...

  • Jamiat Ulama starts its satyagrah

    + Pic Lucknow:Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, pressing for its demands for reservation for Muslims, new law for prevention of communal riots and just and equitable compensation to the victims and protection of waqf property, on 28 April launched it...

  • Indian Muslims’ reaction on Osama’s killing

    What does the demise of Osama bin Laden mean to Indian Muslims? How do Islamic scholars and community leaders see the world’s so-called biggest terrorist’s killing by US forces in a sanctuary at Abbotabad some fifty miles from Islam...

  • Maharashtra tops in riots cases during 1998-2008

    According to a report released by the government on Socio-Economic and Educational Status of Muslims in Maharashtra, the state has witnessed 1,192 communal riots during 1998-2008, which is the highest in the country as compared to other states....

  • “Rajasthan minorities are 2nd class citizens”

    The Joint Action Committee under the aegis of Rajasthan Muslim Forum organised a meet to asses the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. The committee has expressed concern over the government’s inaction and its lackadaisica...

  • Purulia arms drop: more than meets the eye

    +Pix The dust from the Purulia arms drop case remained settled for more than a decade. But recent sensational revelations have blown out the dumped case like a thick smoke in our political circles. It defines moral decadence of our polit...

  • Modi’s massive cover-up job

    On May 5, 2011 the Supreme Court refused to consider the affidavit that senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt had submitted to it. SIT submitted its report on April 25 and denied that Bhatt attended the meeting at the house of Modi on the ...

  • Modi’s massive cover-up job

    On May 5, 2011 the Supreme Court refused to consider the affidavit that senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt had submitted to it. SIT submitted its report on April 25 and denied that Bhatt attended the meeting at the house of Modi on the ...

  • Experts reconstructed Ishrat encounter

    The SIT with the help of experts of central FSL and AIIMS reconstructed the Isharat Jahan fake encounter that took place in 2004 near Kotarpur in Ahmadabad. The actual encounter team was also made to accompany this re-construction team. The pri...

  • Communal riot in Meerut

    New Delhi: They went to a small mosque called Chhoti Masjid in Qazipur village at the outskirts of Meerut city and asked for water. An attendant in the mosque or some small children who were being taught Qur’an by the Masjid Imam, Iqrar A...

  • Profiling of Christians continues despite revocation order by MP Govt

    Not even a week has passed since the Madhya Pradesh Government had ordered revocation of the controversial circular order to the police seeking details of the Christians in the state, the profiling still continues unabated. On March 22, police ...

  • Dalit kids: even their books are “untouchable”

    Kendrapada (Orissa): Dalit children at a school in Jagatsinghpur district do not know where they went wrong with their studies because teachers refuse to check their notebooks. “Ame achuta” (We are considered untouchables). Teachers...

  • It took 3-4 yrs to convince my party on RSS terror: Digvijay

    New Delhi Senior Congress party leader Digvijay Singh has said it took him three-four years to convince his party about terror activities allegedly done at the behest of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). He also attacked the BJP-ruled Madh...

  • Award instituted in the name of Nirmala Deshpande in Pakistan

    +Pic Islamabad: An important NGO of Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (PILER), has instituted an award in the name of late Gandhian activist, Mrs. Nirmala Deshpande to honour persons and institutions of Sout...

  • NAC approves draft on communal violence

    New Delhi: The National Advisory Council (NAC) on 28 April finalised a draft bill to curb the menace of communal violence in the country. The Bill includes within its purview attacks against Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes and religious min...