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  • Concern over PM’s silence on violence and inflammatory speeches against Muslims

    New Delhi: Jamat-e Islami Hind and CPI’s senior leader A B Bardhan on separate occasions expressed concern over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the growing violence like communal riots against the minorities, particularly ...

  • Only one Kashmiri Pundit family has returned to Kashmir, 60,452 families getting relief

    New Delhi: Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiran Reji said in Rajya Sabha on 9 July that after the announcement of relief package by the government in 2008 for the return of migrant Pundits, only one Pundit family has returned (to Kas...

  • 64 percent youth in the country are unemployed

    New Delhi: Union minister for labour and employment Narendra Singh Tomar said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 4 August that 64 percent youth in the country are unemployed, of whom 67 percent are in rural areas and 60 percent in urban areas o...

  • Indian Muslim activists denounce ISIS

    New Delhi: A total of 82 activists, intellectuals, academics and community leaders condemned atrocities on religious minorities in Iraq committed by the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) outfit which has conquered parts of Ir...

  • “Love Jihad”: a ploy to launch “Hate Dharamyudh”?

    It will be better if the forces of Hindutva realise sooner than later that the card of communalism cannot work in India on a long-term basis. The latest bye-election results should be a sufficient warning to BJP that the communal card that brought...

  • Bitter harvest of a poisonous campaign

    The last few weeks have witnessed a steady rise in different kinds of violence: rape and murder of women (Dalit, Muslim, OBC), attacks on and murder of Muslim youth and others suspected to be Muslims, intermittent low-key violence in Bihar, UP ...

  • Ideology as a cover for political agenda: New ICHR Chief

    Electoral and political arena is only one of the grounds through which political agenda of vested interests is advanced. Capturing of people’s mind, ideological propagation is the foundation on which political agenda stands and perpetuate...

  • What’s Sania Mirza’s Fault?

    What’s poor Sania Mirza’s fault if she’s been appointed as the brand ambassador for Telangana? Is there anyone better than her to be appointed as the brand ambassador of this newly formed state? Moreover, she hails from that r...

  • Exonerating Bhagat Singh

    The tenacity of Mr Imtiaz Qureshi, Chairman of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Lahore, has paid rich dividends. He sought to know whether Bhagat Singh’s name was mentioned in the FIR in the case of the despotic police superintende...

  • Bombay court observation on Muslim detainees deaths

    One often wonders why it takes so much time for the State to notice what is common knowledge among Muslims. An example is the Sachar Committee Report, which finally, formally and officially established the fact that Muslims happened to be econo...

  • Anatomy of massacre released

    A report “The Anatomy of a Massacre: The Mass killings at Sailan, August 3-4, 1998” was released by the survivors in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a local human rights group, here, on its 16th ...

  • New yatra route opposed

    Controversy revolved round the proposed plan by the state government to start an annual yatra in Kousar Nag, a glacial Lake in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.  Several civil society groups and separatists opposed the move on the pre...

  • Anti-Israel protests rock the Valley

    Anti-Israel protests rocked the Kashmir Valley, immediately after Eid-ul-Fitr prayers here. Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for peaceful anti-Israel protests after Eid prayers. As soon as the Eid prayers were over, Ju...

  • Prof. Soz on minorities, J&K in Union budget

    Prof.Saifuddin Soz’s Speech In The Rajya Sabha Last Night On The Bjp Govt’s Budget Proposals Prof. Soz complained discrimination against  J&K state and Indian Muslims Following is the full text as recorded: PROF...

  • Ajit Kumar Doval and Rajendra Kumar: Archetypal protagonists in framing innocent Muslims in terror cases

    Ajit Kumar Doval is now the national security advisor to the prime minister of India. During 2004-5, he was chief of Intelligence Bureau which works under CBI. It was in his period in office that Rajendra Kumar, special director of IB posted in...

  • Wisdom In Gujarat – Golwalkar To AR Dave

    There must be something special and fanciful in the land of Gujarat to attract Hindutva intellectuals to come out with their bizarre theories once they land there. The latest being Supreme Court judge A.R. Dave. While addressing a distinguished...

  • Modi-Amit Shah effect: Riots in Rampur, Meert and many other places

    After Saharanpur’s Muslim-Sikh riots of 27 July in which three persons were killed and many injured, it was the turn of Rampur, Meerut, Bareily, Ranchi. In Rampur because of a minor incident of collision between two motor cyclists in Mehn...

  • Arrested Muslim youth cannot be handcuffed: judge

    A request (by police) to handcuff the four Muslim accused persons who were arrested from Maharashtra’s Nanded district on charge of terrorism was rejected by the special NIA court judge Y. D. Shinde by saying that according to Supreme Cou...

  • Under BJP-led NDA government schemes named after BJP icons launched

    New Delhi: In the first budget of BJP-led NDA government finance minister Arun Jetley has named two government schemes after BJP icons, late Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Shyama Prasad Mukherji, one scheme named after BJP icon Pundit Madan Mohan Malv...

  • Increasing trend of divorce in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Islamic Relief and Research Trust (IRRT), while expressing great concern over the trend of growing number of divorce in Kashmir Valley said that in future this problem will become a matter of great danger. According to IRRT’s ch...