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  • Pathribal: Military Court Fails Victims

    New York: An Indian army court of inquiry’s dismissal of all charges against five officers for the high-profile killing of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir state demonstrates the military’s continuing impunity for serious abuses, Huma...

  • ...Unexpected problems for Hurriyat (Geelani)

    Immediately after Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani announced the transfer of his property to an independent Trust, Jammat-e-Islami shot back claiming that the property donated by Geelani belongs to the Jamaats it would explore all po...

  • Hurriyat (Farooq) splits...

    In a major setback to Hurriyat led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, four of its senior leaders, split from the conglomerate to form a parallel group. The four members including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Azam Inqilabi and Mohammad Yousuf Naqa...

  • New administrative units opposed

    The decision of the state government to create new administrative units has been questioned in many quarters, especially its timing and content vis-à-vis the state assembly elections that are due this year. The Cabinet Sub-Committee was ...

  • Gaw Kadal massacre victims remembered

    Life came to a standstill in the city-centre, Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas here, January 21, as shutdown was observed to mark the 24th anniversary of the Gaw Kadal firing incident. A shutdown was called by Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Shah...

  • Lucknow Uni. VC regrets Muslim student’s body-frisking

    Lucknow/New Delhi, 15 Jan 2014: Following the uproar over extra-frisking of a bearded Muslim student at the entrance of the annual convocation venue on 9 January, Vice Chancellor of Lucknow University Dr. S. B. Nimse is reported to have persona...

  • Three POTA-accused Muslims acquitted after 12 years

    Three Muslims accused lodged in Rampur district jail under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) since 2002 were released on 19 January. They were accused of passing sensitive information about the Indian Army to Pakistan. The release came aft...

  • “Intensity, number of terror attacks could rise”: West Bengal governor

    New Delhi : “It would be a serious error to view decline in the number of terrorist strikes in India over the past two years as evidence of terrorism being under check,” West Bengal Governor M. K. Nayaranan said here on 20 January w...

  • Margao verdict: Will the witch hunt begin for IM now?

    As the 2014 election draws closer, there is a feeling that the early straw in the wind is heralding a storm. The discharge of the six accused in Margao bomb explosion case raises many questions and solves none raised earlier. At 21.30 hours...

  • Need for Muslim- BJP Dialogue

    By M. K. Sherwani Let nobody interpret this offer as a symbol of Muslim defeatism or an abject surrender to communal forces of the country. However, it is genuinely motivated by my ardent wish to seek my community’s emancipation from...

  • Mushrif refutes claim in BJP advertisement, threatens legal action

    Demands an apology and publication of denial in the same newspapers where the said advertisement was published.

  • The Muslim Personal Law

    The following is the written note for a lecture delivered by DR ZAFARUL-ISLAM KHAN at the open session during the convocation ceremony held by Al-Jamia Al-Islamia Shantapuram (Kerala) on 19 January 2014. The Muslim Personal Law in India is ...

  • Communal riots in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Communal riots erupted in Kotdi town of Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district on 14 January evening (Makar Sankranti) on a minor matter when, allegedly, some youths passed some unpleasant remarks on RSS workers uniforms which led to a q...

  • Muzaffarnagar riots affected people and social workers approach apex court against UP govt.

    Lucknow: Some people affected by Muzaffarnagar riots and social workers have approached the Supreme Court of India against UP government’s action of compulsorily removing them from relief camps as a discriminatory step. One Shahzad Poonaw...

  • Five relief camps for Muzaffarnagar riots-hit people

    Lucknow: Union minister for steel Beni Prasad Varma while describing the politics of race, caste and religion, as dangerous for the country said that incidents like Babri Masjid demolition, massacres like those of Godhra and whole of Gujarat an...

  • MP districts on high alert following clashes in Rajasthan

    Indore: Ratlam and Mandsaur districts have been put on high alert following communal clashes in adjoining district Pratapgarh of Rajasthan as riot victims flee from their homes and seek refuge with relatives in MP. Curfew was imposed in village...

  • Tension simmers in Ujjain

    Ujjain: Section 144 was promulgated, first in two police station areas and later on all the nine areas of the city when saffron outfits while trying to take out a rally tried to enter sensitive areas creating similar kind of reaction and tensio...

  • As elections approach, it’s riots time again

    New Delhi: As many as three cases of communal violence (two of minor nature) in UP were reported during the last week of December. In the first case which took place in Ayodhya on 20 December night when some mischievous and unsocial elements (a...

  • About 200 Muslim youth rot in MP jails under UAPA

    New Delhi: Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association (JTSA)’s active member and social worker, Manisha Sethi made a startling disclosure here when she told mediapersons that there are about 200 innocent Muslim youth who are locked up in diffe...

  • Modi’s Caste and Hindutva Political Strategies

    As Narnedra Modi was close to being nominated as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, another Modi, Sushil Modi, flaunted Modi’s backward caste origins. In a public rally in Delhi last month, Narerndra Modi himself brandished his ...