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  • Sikh women who dye their hair prohibited from singing keertan

    Amritsar: Every body knows that Muslim religious bodies and muftis issue fatwas or directions form time to time in response to many questions but probably no one might have heard about ‘fatwa’ or direction of Sikhs. Shri Harmandir S...

  • Kolkata Muslim journalist accused by BJP

    Kolkata: BJP leaders have alleged that A H Imran, the editor of Kolkata’s Muslim community newspaper Kalom and now a Rajya Sabha MP, supplied funds to Jamaat Islami  Bangladesh. In fact, more fierce attacks have come on Imran from Ko...

  • Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

    By Sameer Arshad A natural disaster of apocalyptic proportions has hit Kashmir. It is unprecedented in recent memory across three generations and has left tens of thousands marooned besides destroying vital infrastructure. The extent o...

  • Tools for Divisive Politics: Hate Speech and Patriarchy

    After the last general elections where Narendra Modi and his party won an overwhelming majority, the BJP has not been doing so well in subsequent by-elections. The Lalu-Nitish experiment is one model, but whether it will be replicated in differ...

  • No minority scheme will be closed down: Najma Heptullah

    New Delhi: Urdu daily Rashtriya Sahara’s editor Syed Faisal Ali had interviewed union minister for minorities affairs Mrs Najma Heptullah. Main points of this interview are given below: Very briefly, the sum and substance of her inter...

  • “Lives of many Muslims have been ruined due to false terror charges”: Ajit Sahi

    Mangalore: Youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Dakshina Kannada organized a seminar on “Politics of Terror: Myths and Reality” in Shanthi Nilaya hall here on 18 September. Addressing the gathering, well-known senior journalist A...

  • Communal clashes in Belgaum

    Belgaum: Groups of men clashed and threw stones at Khade Bazaar, Chavat Galli, Shetty Galli and other areas of the city late night on 3 September after a youth from a particular community was beaten up hours earlier for courting a girl from ano...

  • Mushawarat condemns BJP leaders’ hate-mongering

    New Delhi: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, condemned the continuous hate-mongering indulged in by BJP leaders. AIMMM President Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said here in a statement on 14 Se...

  • Policemen who fled the Chhattishgarh encounter suspended

    Jagdalpur: Seventeen jawans of CRPF who had fled the Naxalite attacks in Chhattisgarh’s Jheram Valley instead of fighting the Naxalities and foiling their attack, have been suspended. They are accused of running away from the place of att...

  • “Not Jai Hind”, say “Ram Ram” and “Jai Mata di”: officer tells army Maulvi

    New Delhi: An army Commanding officer, Major Lalit Sherang issued a notice to Subedar Ishrat Ali saying that as long as you are in this Battalion, you will have to salute your officers by saying ‘Ram Ram’ and ‘Jai Mata di&rsqu...

  • “Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India”: Modi

    New Delhi: The patriotism of Indian Muslims cannot be questioned, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first ever international interview since assuming office. “Indian Muslims will live for India and die for India. Al Qaeda d...

  • About one lakh children go missing every year

    New Delhi: It is a matter of great shame and sorrow that every year lakhs of children go missing in the country but no body appears to care or is worried about it. At the news of 1,70,000 missing children the Supreme Court chastised in February...

  • Those who preach and spread communalism are traitors

    Kolkata: Former Chief Justice of Qrissa High Court Dr J. M. Quddoosi while speaking in a seminar sponsored by Human Rights Protection Association of Hoogli district and describing religious extremism as the biggest hindrance in the progress of ...

  • After “Love Jihad” comes “Love Trishool”

    Bareily: Shiv Sena, UP Branch’s president Anil Singh said here on 9 September that now his party will constitute ‘Love Trishool’ gang to counter ‘Love Jihad’. He said that as and when his gang comes to know about a...

  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims’ return to village “mere drama”

    By Muhammad Shahzad Kandhla: Lisadh village was the first and most affected village during the Muzaffarnagar riots which erupted on 7 September last year. This village falls under Phugana police station. Here 13 Muslims were martyred, all Mus...

  • Charity Alliance—Relief work in Kashmir and Qurbani

    Charity Alliance, a Delhi-based registered trust sent medical supplies for Kashmir Flood victims have reached Srinagar, alhamdulillah. The relief material contained Anti-biotics, Anti-depressants, Vaccines (Tetanus, Typhoid, Rabies), Insulin, S...

  • Flooded Kashmir — A Fortnight Later

    Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by Nature. There has already been recent history of adversities of different hues. The poor Kashmiris somehow continue to be at the receiving end: from the times of the Maharaja's self-center...

  • Free Sanskrit from Brahminical hegemony

    When I read Sanskrit texts and books and at the same time, check them online, I hardly find comprehensive treatises and even the list of ancient books with other details. Agreed, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, has its portal an...

  • “Two communities in India have no say: Muslims and Dalits.”

    I can’t recall who said this but whoever said, didn’t go wide of the mark. The way two Dalit minor girls were brutally raped and hanged by four upper caste youths (Yadavs) with the help of upper caste cops (again Yadavs), shows t...

  • Modi had better leave education sphere

    People like Modi and his childish HRD minister Smriti Irani had better focus on things that are unrelated to education. The audacious Irani wants to replace Teachers’ Day (September 5) with Guru Utsav and Modi wants children of all hues t...