MUSLIM GROUP

  • Myanmar muslim group rejects alQaeda statement September 6, 2014

    Yangon: The Burmese Muslim Association (BMA) has rejected a statement by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, unveiling the terror group's new focus on Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, media reported on Saturday. BMA said in its statement issued on Friday that it urged people to live together in harmony regardless of...
  • Boston blasts: New findings suggest bombers linked to militants April 22, 2013

    There have been growing questions over possible links between late suspect Tamerlan Tsarvaev and the Muslim extremist. The youTube page of late Tsarvaev suggets there might me. ...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' to be released in TN on Feb 7 February 4, 2013

    Chennai: Acting swiftly after government lifted the ban on his Tamil movie "Vishwaroopam", Kamal Haasan on Monday withdrew his petition before the Madras High Court challenging the ban, a move that could see the early release of his megabudget movie. Justice S Rajeswaran, before whom the matter came up, allowed...
  • Vishwaroopam: Haasan to delete 7 scenes after deal February 2, 2013

    Chennai: Actor and director Kamal Haasan on Saturday reached an agreement with Muslim groups protesting against his film 'Vishwaroopam' and announced that he had agreed to cut seven scenes from the film and mute certain other scenes that were deemed as offensive. The Muslim groups agreed to withdraw protests after...
  • 'Vishwaroopam' ban: Haasan meets Muslim groups February 2, 2013

    Chennai: Actor and director Kamal Haasan on Saturday met representatives of the Muslim groups that have been protesting against his latest film 'Vishwaroopam' in Chennai. The meeting is being mediated by Tamil Nadu Home Secretary and aims to reach a compromise over the film's release. The Muslim groups have been protesting...
  • Vishwaroopam: Haasan may hold talks with Muslim groups February 1, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor and director Kamal Haasan is likely to hold talks with Muslim groups on Friday over Vishwaroopam's release. On Thursday, in an interview to CNNIBN, Haasan implored the protesting groups to "see reason" and said he will not stop pursuing negotiations with them over his film. The actor...
  • AntiVishwaroopam groups don't form majority: Haasan January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of those who protested against his latest film, 'Vishwaroopam', Tamil actor Kamal Haasan said that they did not represent the majority. "My brothers have misunderstood me.. I think they must have more tolerance and must understand work of art, where it is coming from....
  • Hyderabad: Muslim groups seek end to 'economic blockade' November 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: The United Muslim Action Committee of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday sought the intervention of the state human rights commission (SHRC) to end what it called the "economic blockade" of the old city of Hyderabad. The action committee, comprising various Muslim groups including MajliseIttehadul Muslimeen (MIM), alleged that the Congress...
  • B'lore terror crackdown: Group seeks fair probe September 1, 2012

    Bangalore: A Muslim federation of over dozen organisations on Friday sought a quick and fair investigation into the arrest of 11 youth suspected to have links with banned terror outfits LeT and HuJI and plotting to carry terrors attacks in the city. "We demand a quick and fair investigation of the...
  • Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over movie January 27, 2012

    New York: Muslim groups are calling for New York's police commissioner to step down because of his appearance in a film they say paints their religion and its adherents in a bad light. About 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Thursday and criticised Ray...
  • Muslim group opposes Anna's fast in Mumbai December 26, 2011

    Mumbai: A top body of Muslims on Monday strongly opposed Gandhian Anna Hazare's fast for a strong Lokpal Bill beginning from Tuesday, saying it will help communal forces. JamiateUlema Hind was against corruption but people involved along with Hazare are working at the behest of RSS and communal forces, the group's...
  • Muslim groups demand Jharkhand poll date changed October 26, 2009

    Ranchi: Various Muslim organisations and political parties have threatened to boycott the first phase of Jharkhand's Assembly elections on November 27, the Friday before BakrEid. A letter, requesting a change of dates, has been sent to the Election Commission on Monday. The first phase of elections on Novenber 27 falls...
  • Muslim group calls indefinite transport shutdown in Nepal October 17, 2008

    Kathmandu: Enraged by repeated attacks on mosques and protesting the lack of security, Muslims in eastern Nepal have called an indefinite transport shutdown from Sunday. The Purvanchal Muslim Sangharsh Samiti, an umbrella organisation of protesters, has been staging a transport shutdown in eastern Nepal since Thursday to pressure the Maoist government...
  • 'Secular' Muslim groups want Taslima back in Kolkata January 15, 2008

    Kolkata: A section of secular Muslims on Monday spearheaded a move to bring controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen back to the city from where she was shunted out by West Bengal's ruling communists following street riots late last year. Ostensibly for her own security, Taslima has been kept virtually in seclusion...