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  • Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power 24-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution, one of three deadly attacks on village elders in the last week...
  • Don't approve of Ilmi's remarks, AAP doesn't practise politics of religion: Kejriwal 23-04-2014 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejrial on Wednesday said he did not approve of colleague Shazia Ilmi's remarks on Muslims. Ilmi was caught on camera telling a group of Muslim leaders that they should try and be communal, instead of secular. "Shazia Ilmi shouldn't have said what she...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi 23-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against...
  • Shazia Ilmi defends her comments on Muslims, calls it sarcastic 23-04-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi has clarified that she was only speaking "sarcastically" when she asked a group of Muslim leaders to turn "communal". A video showing Ilmi exhorting some Muslim leaders to stop being secular went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the video, Ilmi, the...
  • FIR against Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for hate speech against Muslims 23-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been filed against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for his hate speech against Muslims at a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday. Addressing party workers in Kalyan, Mumbai, Kadam said the attack on women police personnel and the damage to public property during the Azad Maidan riots...
  • Shazia Ilmi stokes a controversy, says Muslims should be communal now 22-04-2014 07:38 PM

    AAP's candidate from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat Shazia Ilmi stoked a fresh controversy after a video went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the said video, Shazia llmi is seen asking some Muslim leaders to support the Aam Aadmi Party. She can be heard saying that 'Muslims should...
  • LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal begins road show 22-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Thursday for the high-profile electoral contest in this historic temple town in which the former Delhi Chief Minister will face stiff challenge from BJPs Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Last month, Kejriwal had announced that he will contest from...
  • Don't support Giriraj's remarks, no one needs to be scared: Modi 22-04-2014 03:15 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has reiterated that he does not support the controversial remarks of colleague Giriraj Singh who said recently that those who were opposed to Modi should leave India and go to Pakistan. "Nobody can support Giriraj Singh's statement," Modi said, in an interview to ABP News. "I...
  • How can Modi strengthen India when Muslims are afraid of him: Nitish Kumar 22-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday mocked BJP's slogan of strong India under strong leadership and asked when "crores of Muslims get frightened in the name of their leader how it could be achieved". "A country like India will not become strong merely by increasing number of submarines, missiles...
  • Muslim body asks SC to take suo motu notice of hate speeches and intervene 22-04-2014 02:56 PM

    An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders. "The SC should step in," All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat President Zafarul Islam Khan said alleging that "a dangerous polarisation of...
  • Muslims matter in this phase of Bihar polls 22-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Bihar's seven parliamentary constituencies that vote on Thursday have a sizeable Muslim population whom candidates are earnestly wooing. Bihar's most backward pockets with high percentage of poverty, illiteracy and migration are part of the five constituencies - Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Katihar and Supaul - known as the Seemanchal region as...
  • Shiv Sena's Ramdas Kadam targets Muslims at a rally as Modi looks on 22-04-2014 12:03 PM

    Mumbai: The targeting of specific communities is on the rise with a few right wing leaders pouring vitriol in their election speeches. Confident of a BJP-led NDA victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said on Monday that "Muslims" who vandalised police vehicles, damaged public property...
  • Yes, I am a Hindu and I'm no different from a Muslim sitting next to me

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    When Lok Sabha elections are underway, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to assure their victory. Not only political parties but everyone including the...

  • Everyone claims credit for AMU in Muslim-majority Kishanganj 21-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Setting up of an Aligarh Muslim University centre has been a major issue in the national election in Muslim-majority Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency, one of the most backward pockets of Bihar, with many political parties claiming credit for the institution. After Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of...
  • EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's anti-Muslim remarks 21-04-2014 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on VHP leader Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech where he said that people from Muslim community should be stopped from buying properties in Hindu-dominated localities. "They (EC officials) are in the process of acquiring the recording of the statements made...
  • Pravin Togadia denies anti-Muslim rant, alleges political conspiracy 21-04-2014 05:35 PM

    New Delhi: Pravin Togadia, the man in the midst of a raging storm, has denied making anti-Muslim remarks at a public meeting in Gujarat last week. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Togadia alleged a political conspiracy against him. "This is a political conspiracy against me. I have sent a legal notice to...
  • BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain faces tough battle in Bhagalpur 21-04-2014 02:23 PM

    Unlike the last elections, it will not be a easy fight for BJP's lone Muslim MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, seeking to make a hat-trick from Bhagalpur, as his chances hang on the way his community as well as the Kurmis - the caste Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar belongs to...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false 21-04-2014 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure...
  • Muslim cleric backs Modi, says not wearing skull caps 'not a bad thing' 21-04-2014 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: After drawing flak over his refusal to wear a skull cap, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has got some support. Muslim cleric Maulana Mehmood Madani said that Modi should not wear the cap for symbolic purposes as many politicians have been using the symbolic act to make...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • Muslim body slams Salim Khan, Salman for praising Modi 18-04-2014 02:12 PM

    The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has slammed Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his father and film writer Salim Khan for praising Narendra Modi for "pure commercial gains". FMSA, a body of Aligarh Muslim University, mostly comprising muslim intellectuals, passed a resolution in Aligarh on Thursday. Reacting sharply to...
  • Akhilesh Yadav says Modi's 'affection' for Muslims just a show off 17-04-2014 07:07 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader. "Modi was remembering Muslims at the time of Lok Sabha elections, but in reality his love...
  • Modi wants to eliminate Muslims, claims Farooq Abdullah 16-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday claimed that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wants to "eliminate" Muslims but expressed confidence that Congress will not allow him to succeed in his designs. "I do not fear Modi but his intentions, which he has for India. He wants to eliminate Muslims...
  • Meet with Muslim clerics exposes BJP's double standards: Congress 16-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Lucknow: The Congress has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for Rajnath Singh's meet with Muslim clerics in Lucknow. Congress leader Ajay Maken said the BJP's double standards stand exposed after the meet. "BJP takes the whole media along when it goes to meet religious leaders, at least Congress...
  • Vote as an Indian, not as a Muslim, says Ajmer Dargah Dewan 15-04-2014 10:56 PM

    Religious head of Ajmer dargah Saiyad Zainul Abedin Ali Khan on Tuesday called upon the people to vote fearlessly and without communal fanaticism to strengthen the democracy. Without naming anyone, he asked the people to beware of such political and religious leaders who have made speeches to give the elections...
  • Prince Charles did not support Rushdie over The Satanic Verses 15-04-2014 07:19 PM

    Britain's Prince Charles turned his back on author Salman Rushdie during the fatwa over publication of 'The Satanic Verses' as he believed the book was offensive to Muslims, a novelist has revealed. In an interview with Vanity Fair, author Martin Amis has claimed that the Princes views caused a row...
  • Rajnath meets Muslim clerics, claims there was no political motive 15-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Lucknow: Weeks after Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Muslim religious leaders and seeking their support, he met Muslim clerics in Lucknow on Monday. Rajnath, though, played down the meet saying that there was no political motive and the meet was about respecting...
  • BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow 15-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Attempting to reach out to Muslims, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow. "Had meetings with renowned clerics like Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Maulana Kahild Rasheed and Maulana Kalbe Jawad in Lko," Singh tweeted along with the picture of his meeting with them. Rajnath Singh...
  • BJP will come to power if Muslim votes are divided: Mayawati 11-04-2014 06:30 PM

    "No one will be able to stop BJP from coming to power at the Centre if the Muslim votes are divided, " BSP chief Mayawati said on Friday. The former Uttar Pradseh chief minister appealed the Muslims to check division of their votes. "If Muslim votes are divided no one...