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  • Modi wanted Muslims to be taught a lesson: top cop

    Ahmedabad: A senior police officer from Gujarat, Sanjiv Bhatt, has accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi of wanting to teach Muslims “a lesson” after the Godhra train attack in 2002 killed 59 Hindus. Modi reportedly told senior offic...

  • Of Praise for Mr Modi

    Calling the chief minister of Gujarat “Nero” by the Supreme Court was a way of describing the rule of Ravana that Gujarat has been undergoing even now. Modi may gloat over the praises showered on him by an American officer of the US...

  • Fight between Deobandis and Barelvis leads to the death of a person in mosque

    Muradabad: Fight between Deobandis and Barelvis is nothing new. One such fight in a mosque in Dalpatpur in Muradabad district resulted in the death of a youngman and serious injuries to seven persons. According to police, tension and disagr...

  • “Waqf Development Agency a conspiracy”

    New Delhi: A news item published in an Urdu daily said that the ruling UPA government through its ministry for minorities affairs has been using, or proposes to use Waqf properties worth billions or even trillions of rupees spread throughout th...

  • Rahmania Inter College recognised as Muslim minority institution

    Modha (Hamirpur): Rahmania Inter College of Modha, Hamirpur district (UP) has at long last, after 35 years of legal battle, been recognised as a Muslim minority educational institution but the bureaucratic class of the state is even now trying ...

  • Amendment bill takes away Waqf from Muslim domain: Zafar Mahmood

    While framing the Waqf Bill 2010, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has provided that where the line of succession of Mutawalli (person incharge of a certain waqf property) breaks, the income of the waqf shall be spent for education, development...

  • Saffron War unveils Hindutva terrorism: Sandeep Pandey

    Lucknow: Saffron War - A war against nation - a documentary based on the communal terrorist politics being pursuaded by the BJP MP and the current head of the Gorakhnath Peeth Yogi Adityanath - was screened here on 16 April at UP Press Club. Th...

  • Lucknow shows solidarity with Bahrain & Libya

    The echo of Middle East has reverberated through India and equally spilled over the streets of Lucknow where, on April 3, a procession of more than 25,000 people marched from Maqbara Saadat Ali Khan to Imambara Shahnajaf, covering in-between a ...

  • Christians up in arms against profiling order in MP

    Christians in Madhya Pradesh are demanding probe by a Central agency over a police circular on 22 March that ordered profiling of Christians and churches in the state. The order has triggered alarm and anger in the community. The Madhya Pradesh...

  • It’s Islam versus Muslims in UP Census 2011

    It isn’t long back, as memory is still fresh, about how the erstwhile National Democratic Alliance (NDA) went to town, over the findings of the Census 2001, which was released in 2004, and it was declared that Muslim growth rate had incre...

  • Fight against corruption & communalism must go hand-in-hand

    New Delhi: South Asian Minorities Lawyers Association (SAMLA) on 21 April called upon the government and civil society groups to give equal importance to the fight against communalism as has been afforded against corruption. In a resolution pas...

  • After 2,000 years, temple allows women into sanctum sanctorum

    Kolhapur (Maharashtra): Breaking a 2,000-year-old tradition, women were allowed entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the Mahalakshmi temple here on Friday, 15 April. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of power. The decision to allow women to...

  • Hanuman Jayanti now a tool to terrorize the Indian Muslim community: CLMC

    Hyderabad: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee in a statement said that in the southern parts of India, especially in Hyderabad, Hindutva extremists are expanding their network and it has become the breeding ground for Hindutva terrorists. It ...

  • High Court directive ignored: animals sacrificed in Orissa

    Kendupada: The Orissa High Court had imposed a ban on animal sacrifices at the Devi temples. Inspite of this ban, 122 animals were killed at a temple in the Mahakalpada police jurisdiction on the occasion of Sambadakshmi festival. The animals w...

  • Dalits ostracised for entering temple in Gujarat are now self-reliant

    15 Dalit families at Rampar village in Surendranagar district of Gujarat were ostracised by the upper caste when they entered into a temple on 22 January. Initially these boycotted Dalit families had to bear the brunt. And it was difficult for ...

  • Contribution of secular Muslim rulers suppressed in India: Justice Katju

    New Delhi: Indian masses are fed on a version of history which selectively projects cases of religious intolerance of Muslim rulers. The contributions of secular Muslim rulers like Tipu Sultan have deliberately been suppressed, said Justice Mar...

  • Dalit girl thrown into fire by upper caste men

    Madhu Chandra finicy[@]gmail.com World woke up to the gruesome and spine-chilling story of Kamlesh, a six-year-old little girl from Dalit community in UP. She was tossed into the burning fire by members of an upper caste community in her...

  • Planning Commission contemplates sub-plan for Muslims (India)

    The Planning Commission is likely to include a sub-plan for the minorities on the lines of the Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste sub plan in the coming 12th five year plan (2012-2017). And in order to make it a reality various committees are ...

  • Office Bearers of Welfare Party of India

    President: Mujtaba Farooque     Vice Presidents: Ilyas Azmi (ex-MP), Fr. Abraham Joseph, Maulana A W Khilji, Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, Lalitha Naik General Secretaries: Dr S Q R Ilyas, Prof Sohail Ahmed Khan, ...

  • Vision and Values of Welfare Party of India

    Party shall try to promote an alternative politics in the country that is firmly rooted in high standards of morality and ethical values and that is free from crimes, corruption, selfishness and all kinds of narrow- minded prejudices P...