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  • 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...

  • About one lakh children go missing every year

    New Delhi: It is a matter of great shame and sorrow that every year lakhs of children go missing in the country but no body appears to care or is worried about it. At the news of 1,70,000 missing children the Supreme Court chastised in February...

  • Those who preach and spread communalism are traitors

    Kolkata: Former Chief Justice of Qrissa High Court Dr J. M. Quddoosi while speaking in a seminar sponsored by Human Rights Protection Association of Hoogli district and describing religious extremism as the biggest hindrance in the progress of ...

  • After “Love Jihad” comes “Love Trishool”

    Bareily: Shiv Sena, UP Branch’s president Anil Singh said here on 9 September that now his party will constitute ‘Love Trishool’ gang to counter ‘Love Jihad’. He said that as and when his gang comes to know about a...

  • Muzaffarnagar riot victims’ return to village “mere drama”

    By Muhammad Shahzad Kandhla: Lisadh village was the first and most affected village during the Muzaffarnagar riots which erupted on 7 September last year. This village falls under Phugana police station. Here 13 Muslims were martyred, all Mus...

  • Charity Alliance—Relief work in Kashmir and Qurbani

    Charity Alliance, a Delhi-based registered trust sent medical supplies for Kashmir Flood victims have reached Srinagar, alhamdulillah. The relief material contained Anti-biotics, Anti-depressants, Vaccines (Tetanus, Typhoid, Rabies), Insulin, S...

  • Flooded Kashmir — A Fortnight Later

    Kashmir has once again been vitiated — now by 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...

  • Free Sanskrit from Brahminical hegemony

    When I read Sanskrit texts and books and at the same time, check them online, I hardly find comprehensive treatises and even the list of ancient books with other details. Agreed, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, has its portal an...

  • “Two communities in India have no say: Muslims and Dalits.”

    I can’t recall who said this but whoever said, didn’t go wide of the mark. The way two Dalit minor girls were brutally raped and hanged by four upper caste youths (Yadavs) with the help of upper caste cops (again Yadavs), shows t...

  • Modi had better leave education sphere

    People like Modi and his childish HRD minister Smriti Irani had better focus on things that are unrelated to education. The audacious Irani wants to replace Teachers’ Day (September 5) with Guru Utsav and Modi wants children of all hues t...

  • Unprecedented calamity in Kashmir Valley

    Srinagar/New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir, particularly the Valley, is reeling under unprecedented floods since 3 September. Lakhs of people are untraced. Until 10 September, more than 50,000 people were rescued while hundreds of thousands were s...

  • One hundred days of Modi Sarkar

    In the campaign for the recent elections in India, Mr Modi and his BJP followers barnstormed the nation for many months finding fault with almost every government in the last 67 years, and proclaimed that if elected they will hit the ground run...

  • Leveraging Haj savings for community uplift

    By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood Never in the annals of history were all monetarily eligible and physically robust Muslims of the world able to perform Haj. In future too only a select few would be fortunate enough to perform Haj. That is as per t...

  • Pulwama killings; 23 years later, victim families still await justice

    Srinagar: It was 1st September of 1991 when forces attacked militants who were travelling in a tonga (horse cart). Two militants were killed as a result. According to local residents of Safa Nagri, Nelura and Aglar Leter  Pulwama, Security...

  • Muslim businesses face heat in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad: PM Narendra Modi’s brainchild Vibarant Gujarat will be held this time under the leadership of the new Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel. Tthis time, while western diplomats and investors are making a beeline to seek fa...

  • Hate Propaganda on the Rise in Gujarat

    By Fr. Cedric Prakash sj Continuing hate propaganda seems to be on the rise in Gujarat. As always, this propaganda targets the minorities of the state, particularly Muslims and Christians. The latest is an inflammatory leaflet which is distri...

  • UP sitting atop dynamite

    By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam The recent weeks have been trying for Uttar Pradesh, which  witnessed a staggering 600 “communal incidents” since the last Lok Sabha polls. “Communal incidents” is an official euphem...