National

  • 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...

  • Saharanpur hit by major communal riot

    By Shahid Zuberi Saharanpur: Communal riots, this time not between Hindus and Muslims but between Muslims and Sikhs erupted in Saharanpur city on 26-27 July in which three persons (Sarfaraz, Arif and Harish Goojar) were killed and dozens i...

  • India’s Religious Minorities and Dalits Weep Alone

    India’s several religious minorities weep alone when they are in pain. So do the Dalits and the indigenous people, called Tribals or Adivasis. There are a few vibrant human rights groups, who organize fact-finding missions, go to...

  • The Modi Sarkar: Initial Symptoms

    It is already over two months that Narendra Modi has taken over as the prime minister of the country. While some, including himself, may call it a “honeymoon period,” others will say that its actions during past few weeks are an ind...

  • Majoritarian Terror: a resounding silence

    Shri NN Vohra delivered the first Jasjit Singh memorial lecture last month. Listing non-state groups that threaten internal security, he said, Another phenomenon, relatively more recent, relates to the emergence of certain radical count...

  • One thousand Muslims killed daily in the world; 90% killers are Muslims themselves

    Istamboul: According to Hurriyat Daily News, a Turkish newspaper, Prof (Dr) Mohmet  , Head of Religious Affairs Directorate while addressing a conference of World Islamic Scholars held in Istamboul said that about one thousand Muslims are ...

  • Muslims need not fear anybody; Azaan to be on loudspeaker as usual: BJP leader in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s BJP leader and also leader of the opposition in Maharashtra state assembly, Eknath Khadse assured a high level delegation of Bihar Residents Anjuman led by the Anjuman’s spokesperson Mahmoodul Hasan Hakeemi tha...

  • “Baghdadi’s movement is based on violence and narrow- mindedness; don’t get cheated by it: Maulana Salman

    Lucknow: Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama’s Hadees teacher and head of Jamiat Shababul Islam, Maulana Syed Salman Husaini Nadwi said, while describing the movement of Abu Bakr Baghdadi which  claims to aim setting up of an Islamic state in...

  • Modi’s inequality against non-Hindus questioned in European Parliament

    Member of the European Parliament Izaskun Bilbao Barandica on 23 July  raised question in the European Parliament on Prime Minister Modi’s remarks against Non-Hindus in India. The question has been directed to the European Commission...

  • Apex Court Acquits TADA Convicts

    By Wasi Ahmad Nomani In a historical judgment, Supreme Court of India has held that the statutory power given to a statutory authority can be exercised only by that authority, even a superior authority cannot exercise that power. Supreme C...

  • Threefold surge in male teenage drinking in India: Study

    New York: Revealing an alarming trend, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher has reported a threefold surge in the number of male teenagers drinking alcohol in India, especially in urban cities and poorer households. “The proporti...

  • Modi govt bans film on Muzaffarnagar riots

    Two hours and 27 minutes long “En Dino Muzaffarnagar” by Shubhradeep Chakravorty & Meera Chaudhary is going to be recorded in the history as the first documentary film banned under Prime Minister Modi. The gag order came on 30 J...