Imam

  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers 11-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association has criticised the practise of religious leaders issuing appeals in support of political parties and said such calls will have no impact on the Muslim community voters. "Using religious personalities or religious symbols for political objectives is dangerous. Neither do we approve of the Delhi...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP releases manifesto, puts growth above Ram Mandir 07-04-2014 07:35 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party raleased its 2014 election manifesto on April 7, the day voting began for the 16th Lok Sabha. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity and Development for everyone). ...
  • BJP files complain against Shahi Imam for openly endorsing Congress 07-04-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for openly endorsing the Congress. The BJP claimed that by openly endorsing the Congress, Bukhari has tried to communalise elections. Bukhari had said that the Congress is the only...
  • Sonia's move to seek Shahi Imam's support will boomerang: Venkaiah 06-04-2014 05:27 PM

    BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had called on the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari as she was "frustrated" with the lectoral scenario and predicted her venture would "boomerang". "She is frustrated with the emerging poll scenario. So she called...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani 05-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani on Saturday said Congress President Sonia Gandhi had committed a "blunder" by meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari. Talking to reporters in Madurai, he said Congress spoke about secularism and seek support of Muslim clerics for votes. The party had been...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari 05-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi...
  • Congress creating politics of fear: BJP 05-04-2014 12:43 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress after party President Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari. BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar said, "The Congress is playing 19th century's politics and creating the politics of fear. What Muslims actually want is development." ...
  • LS polls: Bukhari's support to Congress draws criticism from muslim groups 05-04-2014 12:40 PM

    Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari's open support to the Congress for the Lok Sabha election has drawn sharp criticism from the political parties and Muslim groups in Uttar Pradesh. While Shia cleric Kalbe Jawwad Saturday asserted that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slug fest has irked the minorities,...
  • Shahi Imam's endorsement of Congress inconsequential: SP 05-04-2014 09:06 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Samajwadi Party have slammed Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for declaring his support to the Congress. The SP has dismissed the Imam's endorsement as inconsequential. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said, "I don't want to comment on the matter. Bukhari on earlier...
  • Shahi Imam asks Muslims to vote for Congress, TMC, flays SP, BSP 04-04-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Days after he met Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Muslim cleric Shahi Imam Bukhari on Friday pledged his support to the party. He also endorsed the Trinamool Congress, saying the Muslims of West Bengal should vote for the TMC. "I'm declaring support to the Congress expecting that it will...
  • BJP moves EC on Sonia's meeting with Jama Masjid imam 03-04-2014 10:58 PM

    BJP on Thursday approached the Election Commission on Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam to seek his help in ensuring that the community's votes did not get split, saying the step was a violation of the model code and demanded stern action. BJP also alleged that such a...
  • Sonia-Imam Bukhari meet engineered to divide nation: Shiv Sena 03-04-2014 11:42 AM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena through its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has come down heavy on Congress President Sonia Gandhi who on Wednesday met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari. An editorial in 'Saamna' on Friday said that the meeting was engineered to garner votes and divide the nation. Shiv Sena's reactions...
  • Sonia calls BJP's comments on her meeting with Bukhari a 'joke' 03-04-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Shahi Imam Bukhari. The Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission asking it to take cognisance of Sonia Gandhi's reported appeal to Muslims against splitting their votes. After the meeting with Bukhari on Tuesday, Sonia...
  • Who is communalising this election? 02-04-2014 11:03 PM

    A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission to take cognisance of Sonia's reported appeal to Muslims that they should not let their votes split in Lok Sabha elections. Editor-in-Chief on IBN18 Network...
  • Sonia meets Shahi Imam, says secular votes should not split, BJP fumes 02-04-2014 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: At a time when parties are wooing every possible votebank, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari has raked up a controversy. The Bharatiya Janata Party has now approached the Election Commission to take cognisance of Sonia's reported appeal to Muslims that...
  • Neamat Imam's 'The Black Coat' is an impressive debut 30-03-2014 11:23 PM

    Bangladesh has an interesting history and we all know it. Their struggle for freedom is something that that the world had witnessed far and wide. Post independence, Bangladesh had to deal with what every country has to go through. Government is shaping itself up, people are migrating across the border...
  • Poll code violation case: Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid fails to appear in court 10-12-2013 02:06 PM

    The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday failed to appear before a court in Muzaffarnagar in a case related to alleged violation of model code of conduct during 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh in September had issued non bailable warrant...
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound to be turned into park: report 21-10-2013 05:45 PM

    London: A fortified Tripoli compound that once belonged to slain Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi is to be turned into a public park, a media report has said. 'Bab al-Azizya', or Splendid Gate, the compound belonging to Gaddafi that was stormed in a turning point of the struggle to rid Libya...
  • NIA arrests Bhatkal's aide in fresh case of terror strikes 01-10-2013 02:38 PM

    Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal's close aide Mohd Manjer Imam was on Tuesday arrested in a fresh case by the NIA inside a Delhi court in connection with terror strikes across the country since 2003 and remanded to 15-day police custody. Imam was produced before District Judge IS Mehta...
  • Modi doesn't have goodwill for any community, says Muslim cleric 17-09-2013 01:55 PM

    Ahmedabad: An Islamic cleric who offered a skull cap, which Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi refused to wear during his Sadbhavna rally, has hit out at Modi. He has alleged that Modi does not have goodwill towards the community. "I had gone to the Sadbhavna fast with no ill feelings....
  • WB government's allowance for Imams and Muezzins unconstitutional: Calcutta HC 02-09-2013 09:14 PM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday ruled that an allowance announced by West Bengal governmentfor Imams and Muezzins was unconstitutional and against public interest. A division bench comprising Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Justice M P Shrivastava passed the order on a petition challenging the announcement. The court said...
  • Mamata's allowance to imams unconstitutional: Calcutta High Court 02-09-2013 07:31 PM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday declared the monthly allowances given to Imams and muezzins by the West Bengal government as unconstitutional. A division bench of Justice Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Murari Prasad Shrivastava gave the ruling while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the state unit...
  • US imam gets 25 years prison for Taliban support 24-08-2013 02:22 AM

    An elderly Muslim cleric in South Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban. US District Judge Robert Scola imposed the sentence on Friday on 78-year-old Hafiz Khan, who was convicted in March of four terror support-related...
  • J&K: Violence breaks out in Ramban after BSF opens fire, 4 killed 18-07-2013 03:08 PM

    Ramban: Four people were killed and 25 other have been injured after violence broke out in Ramban area of Jammu and Kashmir. The violence has been reportedly triggered after the Border Security Force jawans on Thursday opened fire in self-defence on angry locals who had attacked their camp in Ramban....