National

  • The Journey from Hidayatullah to Sathasivam

    By S.M.A. Kazmi Just a few days after of the formation of the new Union government, its refusal to go by the recommendations of the collegium of the Supreme Court in appointing former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramaniam as a Supre...

  • Ban on SIMI extended for 5 yrs

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 12 September announced that the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) has been extended for five more years. The announcement came months after a report claimed that SIMI may again be r...

  • Police Encounters: SC sets standard procedure

    New Delhi: In a far-reaching judgment announced on 23 September, the Supreme Court of India set out a detailed procedure “for thorough, effective and independent investigation” into police encounters which result in death or grievou...

  • Flooded Kashmir – A Fortnight Later

    Kashmir has once again been vitiated - now by the 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...

  • Government fails to prevent hatred against minorities: Nariman

    New Delhi: Amidst the increasing cases of hate mongering and venom spewing speeches against minorities in the country Fally S. Nariman, noted legal expert has strongly criticised the central government which got an absolute majority and accused...

  • Kurdistan-bound Muslim worker detained at Delhi Airport

    New Delhi: An Indian Muslim worker travelling to Kurdistan autonomous region of Iraq was stopped from travelling in the morning of 14 September while two of his Sikh co-travellers working in the same company were allowed to proceed. Alam wa...

  • WPI calls for electoral reforms, introduction of PR

    New Delhi: Welfare Party of India held a national convention here on 21 September calling for urgent reforms in the electoral system, especially introduction of the proportional representation which allows each vote to be taken into account whi...

  • Iqbal was ignored in India: Hamid Ansari

    New Delhi: Describing Allama Iqbal as “philosopher, patriot and poet in one,” Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari lamented that Iqabl was overlooked in India after Independence. While releasing a book on the world-famed poet at his...

  • BJP suffers huge losses as people reject its hate campaign

    New Delhi: People had voted for BJP and Narendra Modi last May as they wanted a change for development. They had not imagined that the party with a clear majority in Parliament will indulge in hate campaigns instead of making efforts for develo...

  • 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...