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  • Communal clashes in Jamui

    Clashes between Hindus and Muslims took place on 26 March in Dharampur village in Jamui district of Bihar. Police personnel were deployed in the area to control the situation. Tension mounted when a buffalo of one Ganesh Yadav entered the pond ...

  • Riots in Maharashtra

    Clashes between Hindus and Muslims erupted on 23 March in Murudeshwar, 13 km away from Bhatkal, Karnataka. The two sides restorted to stone-pelting, when Hindus used “jamaat ground”---a land close to the Al-Wafa Sports Club---for th...

  • Madrasa head attacked in Kolkata

    A madarsah headmaster, Kazi Masum Akhtar, was attacked by fundamentalists at his Madrasah on 26 March.  Akhtar has undertaken reforms at his institution and had been voicing progressive ideas for long. The fundamentalists continued to houn...

  • FIR registered against 158 persons for igniting violence

    FIR was registered against 158 people, including seven named ones, on 1 April under Panwadi police station in Mahoba of Uttar Pradesh for igniting communal violence. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ramyash said that the suicide of a D...

  • On The interrelationship between bovine and human beings

    By Subhash Gatade ‘’In our religious scriptures (Puranas) life of a cow is more important than any number of people’’ ( Puranon me insaan se jyada gay ko mahtv diya jata hai). - Giriraj Kishore, Vice President of VH...

  • How Valmikis’ conversion charade defeated Azam Khan

    Last month Rampur’s Valmikis, a dalit sub-community, held the country on tenterhooks for days. They staged protests, threatened to commit mass suicides and soon announced that they will convert to Islam en masse as a protest against the p...

  • Blaming the victim

    Coming out in support of his wife, who stoked a controversy by stating that rapes were on the rise as women were aping western culture, Goa Factories Minister Deepak Dhavalikar said recently the “way people dress today fuels incidents of ...

  • Who ghettoised Muslims?

    In his extremely thought-provoking book  Orientalism, the legendary Edward Said mentions the reason that gradually ghettoised the Muslims. Said writes, “ When a community is constantly cornered, it eventually hits back, but beyond th...

  • NRC updating in Assam

    The process of National Register of citizens (NRC) 1951 updating has been started in Assam to make the state free from foreigners. With this, wholesome tampering of the original NRC document of 1951 has come to light. In Kamrup district, new na...

  • Muslim minority to flee their homes

    Madhepora:  Fear of communal tension gripped the Sahogarh village of Madhepora when a Hindu girl eloped with a Muslim boy.  While police were ascertaining the facts, members of the Hindu family allegedly beat up the boy’s friend...

  • Imam makes a narrow escape

    Jehanabad/Khalispur: Tension gripped the Muslim minority community of Khalispur in the district of Jehanabad when communal forces threw a fire ball into the local mosque and set on fire curtains hanging outside the houses of the Muslim neighbou...

  • Mosque vandalised by communal forces

    Ahada (Sultanpur): Fear gripped Ahada village on 17 April when the communal forces attacked a mosque and fired gunshots at people who were present inside the mosque, injuring one person. This was the second communal attack in the area within a ...

  • Six Muslim students, imam beaten up

    Gonda (U.P.) : Communal forces in Gonda tried to set a communal flare when they dragged six Muslim youth along with their teacher Hafiz Ramzan from a madrasa and ruthlessly beat them up. After beating them when, they asked for water, they were ...

  • Church vandalised in Agra, statues broken

    Agra:  The St. Mary’s Church was vandalized on 16 April in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Father Lazarus, a priest of the church, said, he discovered the vandalism after he was roused from his sleep by a car alarm. “Around 3.30 am I hear...

  • Communal tension grips Madhya Pradesh

    Neemuch: In latest round of rioting in Alirajpur and Neemuch on 5 April, houses, shops and vehicles belonging to Muslims were damaged and four persons were killed. Police arrested Muslims in retaliation and imposed curfew only in Muslim areas. ...

  • Mushawarat calls for action against Hindu Maha Sabha leader

    New Delhi, 23 April, 2015: Taking a firm stand against the reported statement of the Hindu Mahasabha general secretary Munna Kumar Shukla in Meerut that attacking churches is not illegal and that Taj Mahal should be demolished like the Babri Ma...

  • “Only love can extinguish the fire of communalism”: Madni

    Ahmedabad: “Only love can extinguish the fire of communalism because fire does not put down fire,” said Maulana Arshad Madni, President of Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, speaking at a public meeting of his organisation in the capital of Gujar...

  • “My life has been ruined”: Mufti Abdul Qayyum in his book

    By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani       Ahmedabad’s   Dariyapur Area was in limelight for wrong reason since the infamous Akshardham attack in 2002, because the prime accused Mufti Abdul Qayyum was the resident of t...

  • Why J&K youth are opting for guns

    By Bilal Bhat New Delhi: They belong to well-off families; are highly qualified and some of them held good posts in government organisations. If it’s not an economic factor or a matter of job, then what forced the highly educated you...

  • Fear of new disaster in the Valley

    Fear gripped the entire Kashmir Valley during the last week of March as the water level in river Jhelum started rising due to incessant rains over several days. Water-logging in several parts of the city worsened the situation. People from vari...