Indian Muslims

  • Thousands of Indian Muslims sign up to defend Iraq's shrines June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Thousands of Muslims in India have signed up to defend Iraq's holy shrines and, if need be, fight Sunni Islamist militants in the country where the civilian death toll from the Sunni insurgents' advance is estimated at least 1,300. Denouncing the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and...
  • Kejriwal mobbed at meet for Muslims in Delhi March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal was on Tuesday heckled by disgruntled party workers at a seminar in Delhi on Tuesday. The seminar - Roadmap for Indian Muslims - was meant for Muslims and Kejriwal was present along with colleague Prashant Bhushan at the event. Kejriwal was seen wearing a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Rise in Muslim population due to migration from B'desh: Swamy July 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the population increase among Muslims is a result of the burgeoning illegal migration from Bangladesh. "Growing population among Muslims is due to the migration from Bangladesh. The neighbouring country needs to be firmly told to take back their people," Swamy said...
  • Indian Muslims at the bottom of healthcare: Kapil Sibal October 1, 2012

    Aligarh: Kapil Sibal, minister for HRD, Communications and IT on Saturday said that the Muslim community in India was at the "bottom of the pile" as far as healthcare was concerned. "It is unfortunate, but health parameters indicate that the Muslim community in India are at the bottom of the...
  • AP: US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims May 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based organization, has built 60 schools in the remote villages of coastal Andhra Pradesh and plans to construct 40 more to provide education to Muslims. Under its platform, Rural Educational and Economic Development (REED), the organization has not only constructed the buildings...
  • Indian Muslims have Hindu ancestry: Swamy August 14, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. In a recent article in DNA Subramanian Swamy has said that Indian Muslims must either proudly accept and acknowledge their Hindu ancestors and legacy or be disenfranchised. To many that feels like hateful, communal prejudice. But how does Doctor Swamy defend himself....
  • Britain bans Indian Muslim preacher: report June 18, 2010

    London: Indian Muslim preacher Zakir Naik who claimed "every Muslim should be terrorist" has been banned from entering Britain, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday. Naik, 44-year-old tele-evangelist, was due to deliver a series of lectures in Wembley Arena and Sheffield. Britain's new Home Secretary Theresa May said she was banning...
  • Indian Muslims fail to show their existence: Khursheed June 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed on Tuesday said Indian Muslims have failed to make themselves noticed not only in the country but also outside it, underlining it as the reason why US President Barack Obama made no mention of them while expressing his desire to speak to...
  • Indian Muslim family deplaned for 'plotting hijack' January 3, 2009

    Indian Muslim family was kicked off a flight that took off from Washington after some fellow passenger mistook their conversation for some mysterious plan to hijack the plane. ...
  • A teacher counters awkward questions on jihad December 15, 2008

    New Delhi: "Sir, why is it that all terrorists are Muslims?" asked a Class 11 student of a renowned public school, during a classroom discussion about current events. She had posed the question to Firoz Bakht Ahmed, the grand nephew of the great and revered Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Ahmed,...
  • Indian Muslims unite against terror, hold peace march December 8, 2008

    Mumbai: Muslims across the country went on peace marches on Sunday. It was yet another call for the country to fight religious divides and unite against terrorism. This time the call was made by Indian Muslims across the country. The march was held to spread the message that 'any Muslim who...
  • Counter View: A Few Myths, Fewer Facts about Muslims August 16, 2007

    (This write-up is a rejoinder to Sagarika Ghose's blog Shshsh... Muslim!) When Zakir Hussain was sentenced to death by hanging for his part in planting the bombs during the “Bombay Blasts” of 1993, he shouted, “If a Hindu does something, a commission is set up. But if a Muslim does something,...
  • Attack sparks freedom of expression debate August 11, 2007

    Taslima Nasreen’s friends speak out for her. ...
  • Are Indian Muslims being stereotyped as terrorists? July 7, 2007

    New Delhi: An M Phil student in JNU, Mohammad Junaid spends a lot of time on the Internet reading news, chatting with friends and of course blogging. But for the last few days he has been a mute witness to the deluge of anti-Muslim rhetoric following the UK terror attacks. “Earlier I...