National

  • Muslim minority to flee their homes

    Madhepora:  Fear of communal tension gripped the Sahogarh village of Madhepora when a Hindu girl eloped with a Muslim boy.  While police were ascertaining the facts, members of the Hindu family allegedly beat up the boy’s friend...

  • Imam makes a narrow escape

    Jehanabad/Khalispur: Tension gripped the Muslim minority community of Khalispur in the district of Jehanabad when communal forces threw a fire ball into the local mosque and set on fire curtains hanging outside the houses of the Muslim neighbou...

  • Mosque vandalised by communal forces

    Ahada (Sultanpur): Fear gripped Ahada village on 17 April when the communal forces attacked a mosque and fired gunshots at people who were present inside the mosque, injuring one person. This was the second communal attack in the area within a ...

  • Six Muslim students, imam beaten up

    Gonda (U.P.) : Communal forces in Gonda tried to set a communal flare when they dragged six Muslim youth along with their teacher Hafiz Ramzan from a madrasa and ruthlessly beat them up. After beating them when, they asked for water, they were ...

  • Church vandalised in Agra, statues broken

    Agra:  The St. Mary’s Church was vandalized on 16 April in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Father Lazarus, a priest of the church, said, he discovered the vandalism after he was roused from his sleep by a car alarm. “Around 3.30 am I hear...

  • Communal tension grips Madhya Pradesh

    Neemuch: In latest round of rioting in Alirajpur and Neemuch on 5 April, houses, shops and vehicles belonging to Muslims were damaged and four persons were killed. Police arrested Muslims in retaliation and imposed curfew only in Muslim areas. ...

  • Mushawarat calls for action against Hindu Maha Sabha leader

    New Delhi, 23 April, 2015: Taking a firm stand against the reported statement of the Hindu Mahasabha general secretary Munna Kumar Shukla in Meerut that attacking churches is not illegal and that Taj Mahal should be demolished like the Babri Ma...

  • “Only love can extinguish the fire of communalism”: Madni

    Ahmedabad: “Only love can extinguish the fire of communalism because fire does not put down fire,” said Maulana Arshad Madni, President of Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, speaking at a public meeting of his organisation in the capital of Gujar...

  • “My life has been ruined”: Mufti Abdul Qayyum in his book

    By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani       Ahmedabad’s   Dariyapur Area was in limelight for wrong reason since the infamous Akshardham attack in 2002, because the prime accused Mufti Abdul Qayyum was the resident of t...

  • Why J&K youth are opting for guns

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: They belong to well-off families; are highly qualified and some of them held good posts in government organisations. If it’s not an economic factor or a matter of job, then what forced the highly educated you...

  • Fear of new disaster in the Valley

    Fear gripped the entire Kashmir Valley during the last week of March as the water level in river Jhelum started rising due to incessant rains over several days. Water-logging in several parts of the city worsened the situation. People from vari...

  • Human rights violations continue under PDP

    Around 1300 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act in the state during the past six years. This information was given by the state government in the Legislative Council at Jammu on March 24. The maiden 23-day long budget session of P...

  • Initiative to bring minorities together

    New Delhi: A meeting was held here on 28 March at the Indian Social Institute to bring India’s various minorities together which mostly face similar problems. The initiative was taken by the Popular Front of India. Representatives of Musl...

  • Mushawarat general body deliberates over the national and international situation

    New Dehi: The central committee of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on 4 April  and deliberated over community, national and international issues. Members from across the coun...

  • Shahabuddin clarifies his stand on Babri

    In accordance with Press Council of India’s instructions and with reference to Athar Siddiqui’s article published in your newspaper’s issue of 6 December 2012, I am sending you a brief note with a request to kindly publish it ...

  • Repurcussions of the beef ban

    It has been almost a month since the beef ban started in Maharashtra threatening the livelihood of millions in the state. While the RSS-backed BJP government in Maharashtra is projecting its beef ban as a ‘model act’ for other state...

  • Imposters take PM for a ride

    “Senior leaders of the Muslim community from across the country, including Syed Sultan-Ul-Hasan Chishti Misbahi (Sazzada Nashin, Ajmer Sharif), Hazrat Ghulam Yasin Sahib (Shahar Kazi, Varanasi), Sheikh Wasim Ashrafi (Imam Tanzeem, Mumbai)...

  • “Indian Muslims are Islamic State-proof”: US expert

    Indian youths have escaped “being victims of Islamic State recruitment” because it is a multicultural democracy, said renowned terror expert and former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security David Heyman who was in India for...

  • Shikwah of Indian Muslims

    With apologies to Allama Iqbal, who wrote the famous Urdu poems Shikwah and Jawab-e-Shikwah (Complaint and Reply) How are we different from you,O non-Muslim friends? Why should we be made to slog in sorrow at the cost of our joys? W...

  • Significance of the SC order in Babri Demolition case

    By M R Shamshad In the changed political scenario, on the petition of Haji Mahboob Ahmad, a resident of Ayodhya, the Supreme Court has once again taken cognizance on the issue of dropping certain charges against 21 persons in relation to t...