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  • Hindu children learn Urdu, Muslims learn Sanskrit in this madrasa

    Lucknow: Madrasa Anwarul Islam Salafiah in Jaunpur (UP)’s Jalalpur area which was set up in 1998 is a unique madrasa, seeing that whereas Hindu children of this madrasa learn Urdu, Arabic, Persian and about the Shariat, Muslim children / ...

  • Separate law needed for organized violence

    By M R Shamshad One of the chapters of our Constitution makes certain duties “obligatory” and “fundamental”. These duties have put the citizens under certain obligations towards the Nation and Society. These duties ...

  • Can Modi be compared to Hitler?

    With Modi coming to power in the 2014 elections, various analysts have been arguing about the shape of things to come in very diverse ways. Modi himself is being compared to the likes of Nixon, Margret Thatcher, Reagan on one hand and Hitler on...

  • SIMI leader acquitted honourably

    By Hafeez Nomani On the first Friday of the auspicious month of Ramadan came a big pleasing news that a distinguished leader of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) and four other “dangerous” members of the outfit have bee...

  • Bad days for Urdu teachers in Modi government: posts of Urdu teachers drastically reduced

    New Delhi: The new government had come to power at the centre with the promise that good days will come for the people of this country. Only time will tell when the ‘good days’ will come but as regards Urdu teachers, it is certain t...

  • Maharashtra government’s 5 percent reservation to Muslims and 16% to Marathas

    Maharashtra government, after facing a humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections, has now decided to grant 5 percent reservation to Muslims and 16 percent reservation to Marathas in government service and admission in educational ins...

  • Curfew imposed in MP town after communal clashes ; seven injured, 33 held

    Raisen (MP): At least seven person were injured and curfew was imposed in the night of 4 July in this town after communal clashes between members of two communities broke out. A number of shops and vehicles being torched. Police lathi-charged t...

  • “Riot victims cheated by respectable people”

    Kairana: Last September, when communal riots erupted in Muzaffarnagar in which over a hundred innocents including women, children and elderly were killed and hundreds injured and the naked dance of death and destruction was being staged resulti...

  • Bengal Muslims under TMC: 65% unemployed, BPL

    Kolkakta: Trinamool Congress (TNC) which came to power in West Bengal about 3 years ago mainly with the support of its Muslim population, with a manifesto to implement the Sachar Committee’ recommendations has largely failed to improve th...

  • SC acquits 11 persons accused of Surat blasts

    New Delhi: Supreme Court’s Division Bench headed by Justice J. S. Thakur acquitted on 18 July ‘2014 all the 11 persons accused of involvement in bomb blasts in Surat (Gujarat) in 1993, rejecting TADA court’s 2008 verdict under...

  • Congress-NC split

    With the announcement by Congress that it will contest all the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir, alone, all speculations about its pre-poll alliance with National Conference have been laid to rest. State Assembly elections here are slated...

  • Martyrs day

    Restrictions and shutdown marked Martrys Day, observed, every year, on July 13 across the Kashmir Valley in remembrance of the civilians killed in 1931. The Dogra troops had killed 22 Kashmiris, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar, who had gat...

  • Kashmir rallies against Israel crimes in Gaza

    Over the past few weeks, Kashmir has witnessed many anti-Israeli protests and rallies against its action on Gaza that has, so far, claimed more than 600 lives. Condemning the action, protesters demanded an end to such killings. Anti-Israel ...

  • Prayer of Mr. Muhammad Adeeb

    Forgive all my sins, Oh My Guardian Lord! They are pulling my tail: I am crying with pain; I have forgotten the agony of my humiliating defeat, Fill their hearts with mercy, and make them sane. I never laid my claim to the community lea...

  • Muhammad Adeeb’s rejoinder

    Dear friends, Despite being of the opinion that Mr Zafar Ul Islam deserves no importance for having overstepped the lines of decency in sending such a viscous reply to my letter, I have decided to put forth my defence. He starts off his...

  • Singhal & Togadia statements against Muslims

    By Dr. Arshi Khan Modern political system has lost its value and principles particularly in India in the context of the Muslim community, constituting around 15 per cent of the population, in either endorsing citizenship rights (giving ful...

  • Achche Din for Gujarat policemen who executed fake encounters!

    Shamsul Islam Those policemen who are alleged to have executed fake encounters on the call of BJP leaders of Gujarat like Modi & Amit Shah are enjoying ACHCHE DIN (fine days) as will be clear from the following report of Indian Express...

  • Some Myths About Muslims

    Shankar Gopalakrishnan   With the 2014 elections, time came again to state the obvious. In the context of massive propaganda campaigns, the subtle use of stereotypes, and the fact that both the Western and the Indian media share ce...

  • Gujarat pogroms: problem from hell (revenge)

    Gujarat pogroms were acts of revenge against the Muslims of the state to fix them in a way that they would never again be in a position to claim equity in treatment. Those who set out to avenge real and perceived grudges against the communi...

  • Heritage Park in Mehrauli area is Waqf land

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)’s Delhi circle and Delhi State Archaeology department together with Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plan to build Mehrauli Archaeological Park near Qutub Minar in Mehrauli. Under this plan...