National

  • Split in Hurrayat M

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference (M), known for its soft separatism, received a blow on 11 April with the exit of six general council members over the outfit’s “failure to restore its 1993 co...

  • Exclusive towhsips for Pandits opposed

    The proposed establishment of separate townships for Kashmiri Pandits in various areas of the Valley has stoked a major controversy. Apart from statements, counter statements, protests and hunger strike, a shutdown was observed across the Valle...

  • Valley erupts over murder of two youths

    Two youth identified as Suhail Ahmad Sofi from central Kashmir’s Budgam district and Khalid Muzaffar from Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were killed in two separate incidents across the Kashmir Valley. Suhail, 16, was shot...

  • Dissimilar response to similar brutality

    By Abdul Rashid Agwan A small community of Afghan students of Jamia Millia Islamia observed a protest on the university campus on March 26 against the lynching of a twenty-eight year young woman, Farkhunda, on the false charge of desecrati...

  • Muslims die again in fake encounter

    Vaqaruddin Ahmad of Hyderabad and four others were killed on April 7, 2015 in a gruesome manner by police.  Ahmad and four of his associates were taken in a police van from Warangal central prison to Hyderabad. If we believe the incredible...

  • ...Tunda acquitted

    While on 10 March, 2015, the 73-year-old Abdul Karim was acquitted of alleged offences under the provisions of TADA, Explosive Substance Act, Arms Act and under Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC, a Delhi sessions court on 23 Apri...

  • Qasmi sentenced...

    A local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Barbanki district on 24 April, found Hakim Mohammad Tarique Qasmi, a resident of Azamgarh, guilty in an eight-year-old case of alleged possessing RDX and detonators and unlawful activities. The court annou...

  • A step towards Islamic finance and banking

    By Tameemuddin Humble A high-level committee on financial sector reforms under Dr. Raghuram Rajan, appointed by the Planning Commission in 2008, had stated that there should be appropriate amendments in Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and sep...

  • When will the good times (achhe din) come for women in India?

    By Shobha Shukla   While stone statues of the female form (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga/Kali) are worshipped in temples and religious rituals, a large number of those made of flesh and blood face violence on the streets and in homes, ...

  • Sareshwala feted by dud Jamia

    Zafar Sareshwala, claiming to be close to PM Narendra Modi, has been trying to sneak into Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh. Without a students’ union for a long time, Jamia Millia Islamia seldom s...

  • Church-attacker seen with Togadia on FB

    Christian organisations have alleged that Yogesh Agrawal, the founder of Hindu Dharam Sena, has been in touch with Praveen Togadia in a post on facebook. It is to be noted that Yogesh has been involved in anti-minorities activities and he is al...

  • Two dead in Rourkela blast

    A businessman and his assistant were killed in a blast in Rourkela on February 2 and explosives were seized from the spot. Deputy Superintendent of Police Tusharkant Jena said the businessman’s stockroom at his residence at Bisra Road was...

  • Two Muslim youth lynched over cow issue

    According to a Press Trust of India report datedlined Burdwan (WB), 9 April, 2015, two Muslim youth were lynched and another was seriously injured by a mob in Burdwan’s Katwa area. Police claimed the mob suspected them to be cow lifters. ...

  • Youth arrested for maligning Ka’aba

    A man was arrested in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra on 31 March for uploading a post on his facebook account maligning Ka’aba. When Muslims got to know about this post, they approached the station in-charge of Shanti Nagar police station to regis...

  • Attempt to saffronise Mumbai schools

    Municipal schools of Mumbai and its suburbs would teach Bhagwad Gita to students in order to make them more focused, boost their morale and impart them knowledge about spiritualism. “We shall impart the knowledge of Bhagwad Gita to st...

  • Saffron for Hindu and green for Muslim children in Ahmedabad Corporation Schools

    Ahmedabad: There are only two English-medium schools in this city started only a couple of years ago by the city’s Municipal Corporation namely Shahpur Public School where about 95% children are Hindus and Dani Limda Public School in the ...

  • Religion, Politics and Society

    What has religion got to do with politics? What has violence got to do with religion? And how does the expression of major political agenda shape itself in contemporary times? Roughly speaking, it seems that religion is being used as a cover fo...

  • Tension grips Begum Bagh area in Meerut

    A face-off between Hindus and Muslims happened in Begum Bagh under Lalkurti police station in Meerut on 3 April due to the objection of BJP workers to the repairing of a mosque. Repair of the mosque was going on in the area, while some BJP work...

  • Youth beaten up to convert to Hinduism

    A tempo driver was beaten up on 8 March by his Hindu neighbours and was allegedly forced to convert to Hinduism under Sarai Khwaja police station in Faridabad, according to a report in Sahafat (10 March). But the SHO of the police station rejec...

  • Muslims beaten up in Telangana

     Some miscreants attacked five Muslim youth in Nizamabad district of Telangana on 26 March, of which two are in critical condition. It is reported that a truck touched electric wires resulting in short circuit. Locals stopped the truck and...