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  • Muslim leaders angry at silence of govt over threats to Mahmood Paracha

    New Delhi: Strongly condemning death threats to eminent Delhi lawyer Mahmood Paracha, Muslim community leaders here on 21 March expressed anger over the silence and inaction of the Central and state governments despite the mobile numbers used t...

  • Talaq & its Prior Conditions

    By M.R.Shamshad Time and again the issue of Talaq and the consequences thereof has remained an issue of cantankerous debate in the country as well as within different sections of the Muslim community. This issue has also gone to courts of ...

  • AAP’s Senior Muslim Leaders are Two Women

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is a nascent political party that in fact took shape only three months ago when they won a state assembly election and formed government in the small but strategic state of Delhi. But their lofty vision, honesty, courage a...

  • Ek Vaada Mubarak Begum Se: A Promise To Mubarak Begum

    Recently, I stumbled upon singer Mubarak Begum’s phone number and gave her a tinkle on her birthday (Jan. 5). She picked up the phone and was very happy that someone remembered and wished her on her birthday. When I told her that I wrote ...

  • Gandhi Murder and Role of RSS: Debate Continues

    Last month (March 2014), Rahul Gandhi in an election campaign meeting said that “RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people and BJP talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji.” In a reaction to his statemen...

  • Mushawarat condemns Mumbra Police Action

    New Delhi: Taking a strong stand against the Police Action in Mumbra (Thane, Maharashtra) two days ago, the All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, on 15 March demanded strict action against Thane ...

  • AP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka top Christian persecution

    Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka top the list of Indian states in which Christians faced incidents of targeted communal violence in the year 2013, according to data collected by Evangelical Fellowship state offices. Women, rural p...

  • BJP’s “love” for minorities unmasked, no Muslim gets ticket in UP

    New Delhi: Even though the Saffron outfits under the leadership of Gujarat’s controversial chief minister are making all out efforts to show their secular credentials by wooing Muslims on a large scale, it seems that there is no change of...

  • BMP to field Himayat Baig from Aurangabad

    New Delhi:   In a bid to send a strong message to the practitioners of terror-politics, the Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP) is planning to field the German bakery blast “convict” Himayat Baig from the Aurangabad constituency in ...

  • Plan to develop and beautify Ajmer Sharif Dargah

    New Delhi: Chairman of Dargah Committee of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s Dargah at Ajmer, Muhammad Obaidullah Sharif at a press conference in Delhi’s India Islamic Cultural Centre on 22 February described the plan for the develo...

  • Equal Opportunity Commission not welcomed by Sachar Committee member

    New Delhi: Sachar Committee had recommended, the formation of Equal Opportunity Commission among many other steps to improve the overall condition of minorities particularly Muslims. In acceptance of that, the central government has approved th...

  • One million kids suffer from TB annually: Study

    Washington: A shocking research revealed that despite improved medication and government as well as aid agencies’ efforts, the number of children suffering from tuberculosis (TB) annually has doubled since 2011. Researchers from Brigh...

  • Book leaders making hate speeches: SC

    New Delhi: A Bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice B.S. Chauhan and consisting of two other judges, Justices M Y Eqbal and A. K. Sikri while describing hate mongering speeches by social, political and religious leaders based on religion, cas...

  • Burmese refugees in Delhi

    Burmese refugees are living in a pathetic condition in South Delhi. At least 15 out of 45 families are finding their two meals hard to come by. When MG visited their place near Sharad Marg near Kalindi Kunj last week, it discovered that their n...

  • Rights body condemns death threats to Adv. Paracha

    New Delhi: Eminent lawyer Mehmood Pracha, who is pursuing dozens of terror cases including the high-profile Israeli diplomat’s car blast, has received death threats allegedly from Ravi Pujari, an underworld don. The Association for Protec...

  • Mushawarat condemns threats to Paracha

    New Delhi, 21 March, 2014: Leaders of major Indian Muslim organisations held a press conference here at the central office the All-India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations. Leaders condemned the repeate...

  • Sahara now besahara

    There’s an apt Danish saying, ‘Some people are destined to spend their lifetime in jail.’ This applies to Sahara’s Subroto Roy, who’s been ordered by the SC to refund 20,000 crore (200 billion) to the poor and midd...

  • Banning Doniger’s book on Hinduism: Yet another fascistic move

    Penguin Books India has withdrawn all published copies of Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus: An Alternative History” (2009) as some zealot Hindu organisations are extremely unhappy with the contents and interpretations of the erudit...

  • “Militants” killed, villagers dispute army claim

    Seven militants were allegedly killed by the Army in an encounter at Lolab-Kupwara in north Kashmir, February 24. Villagers claim that they were not militants, whereas the Army and police reiterate that they were foreign militants. Agitated...

  • Justice eludes Kunan-Poshpora victims

    As Kashmir commemorated the 23rd anniversary of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape of 1991 on February 23 and observed the day as ‘Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day’, justice continues to elude the victims. Despite many years passing horr...