Masjid

  • Indian Mujahideen suspect arrested from Saharanpur September 6, 2014

    Saharanpur: An Indian Mujahideen operative, who was allegedly involved in several terror attacks including the 2010 Jama Masjid blasts was on Friday arrested from western Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur. Ejaz Sheikh, from Pune, was arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell in a joint operation with security agencies. "IM operative Ejaz Sheikh has...
  • Eid celebrations in Jama Masjid, New Delhi July 29, 2014

    People flock to the iconic Jama Masjid in New Delhi from across the world to celebrate Eid on Tuesday. With the end of the tough month of Ramzan people rejoice and embrace one another and ask Allah for his blessings. ...
  • India celebrates Eid, politicians cut across party lines to offer prayers July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the holy month of Ramzan comes to an end, the Muslim community in India and across the world celebrates Eid on Tuesday. The moon was sighted on Monday evening and people greeted each other after offering their evening prayers. At Jama Masjid in Delhi, there are tourists...
  • Asrarul Haque defends remark on Sonia's prepoll meet with Shahi Imam June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haque on Monday defended his remark on party President Sonia Gandhi saying he was misquoted. As party leaders trained their guns on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the poor electoral performance, Haque criticised party President Sonia Gandhi for prepoll meeting with the Shahi...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the justconcluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • Jama Masjid attack: Delhi Police chargesheets Bhatkal, aide May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) cofounder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Thursday chargesheeted by Delhi Police in a Delhi court in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case where a bomb fitted in a car had exploded. Special Cell of Delhi Police...
  • Jama Masjid attack: Police files chargesheet against Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar April 19, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Saturday chargesheeted by Delhi Police in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case in which two Taiwani tourists had sustained bullet injuries. The Special Cell of Delhi Police filed its final report before Additional Sessions...
  • BJP leaders capabale of killing their own men to gain power: Kejriwal April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the saffron party leaders were capabale of "killing their own men to come to power". Referring to a recent sting done by a news portal which alleged that the 1992 Babri mosque...
  • Muslims no more swayed by appeal of religious leaders: AMU teachers April 11, 2014

    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 Jama...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav appeals to Muslims to vote unitedly for SP April 10, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday appealed to Muslims to unitedly vote for his party's candidates from the region. Addressing an election rally at the Jama Masjid park in Moradabad, Yadav said the Muslims community is backward and no party except SP has taken initiatives for their welfare. He appealed...
  • Sonia's move to seek Shahi Imam's support will boomerang: Venkaiah April 6, 2014

    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 on...
  • Conspiracy to give elections a communal colour: Rajnath Singh on Ayodha sting April 5, 2014

    Referring to a sting operation on the demolition of Babri Mosque, Bhartiya Janta Party national president Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged anti-BJP parties were conspiring to give elections a communal colour. "At a time when several agencies had already probed into the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya and the...
  • By meeting Imam, Sonia Gandhi committed 'blunder': Jethmalani April 5, 2014

    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 following...
  • Cobrapost sting true, but Babri demolition not planned: Muthalik April 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has admitted that he too was part of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement during the demolition of Babri Masjid. Muthalik's confession comes after the Cobrapost sting operation which claims that Babri Masjid demolition was planned and that senior BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders were...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP moves EC over Cobrapost sting April 4, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. The party has now approached the Election Commission against Cobrapost demanding that the telecast of the sting be stopped. ...
  • BJP questions timing of Cobrapost sting on Babri, asks EC to ban it April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics is brewing over the recent sting by Cobrapost which indicts right wing leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Terming the allegations as baseless, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioned the timing of the sting operation with the Lok Sabha elections just days away. In the sting,...
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable and...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • BJP moves EC on Sonia's meeting with Jama Masjid imam April 3, 2014

    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 meeting...
  • Manohar Parrikar was in Ayodhya as `karsevak' in 1992, says Congress April 2, 2014

    The Goa unit of Congress on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present in Ayodhya in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, while BJP termed the allegation as "a manufactured lie". Goa Congress spokesperson Vijay Bhike said in Panaji that there was enough evidence to prove that Parrikar...
  • Jama Masjid firing case: No bail for Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar March 11, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Tuesday refused bail in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case by a Delhi court which allowed the plea of police seeking 15 days time to complete its probe against them. The court had on Monday...
  • Did BJP apologise for Babri Masjid or Gujarat riots, asks Muslim cleric February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after BJP President Rajnath Singh reached out to the Muslims saying he was ready to apologise for any past mistakes, one of the Muslim clerics said the party should clarify on which issue they were apologising. Muslim religious leader Maulana Khalid Rasheed said, "Rajnath Singh needs to clarify...
  • Lal Masjid case: Court summons Pervez Musharraf on March 1 February 15, 2014

    Beleaguered former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Saturday was summoned by a Pakistani court to appear on March 1 in a case related to the killing of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi in a 2007 military raid. The case is being heard by an additional sessions court here. Musharraf's lawyers...
  • Caravan challenges Aseemanand, releases interview transcripts February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after CNNIBN accessed a handwritten note by terror accused Swami Aseemanand where he denied having given an interview to The Caravan, the magazine has now countered the jailed activist's claims and released the interview's transcripts. The Caravan magazine on Sunday released transcript of the Aseemanand interview which...
  • Alleged RSS terror links: Congress guarded in response to magazine report February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Barely three months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a magazine has dropped a bombshell. In its February cover page, The Caravan has carried a story 'The Believer' on Swami Aseemanand, an accused in several terror cases across India between 2006 and 2008. The article by Leena Gita Reghunath...
  • Cong pressuring people for testimonies: Shiv Sena on Aseemanand claims February 6, 2014

    Reacting to the allegations by terror suspect Aseemanand naming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in the terror strikes in 2007, Shiv Sena along with the BJP defended him saying that Congress and its agencies were working against them and will are pressuring people to give any kind of testimony. ...
  • RSS denies terror charges, accuses Congress of political conspiracy February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The RSS has denied its involvement in any terror strike following reports of allegations levelled against its chief Mohan Bhagwat by terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "This is a political conspiracy. Aseemanand has clarified he never said this. We have to see the timing," Ram Madhav, member of the...
  • The Caravan interview with Aseemanand has exposed RSS ideology: JDU February 6, 2014

    Terror accused Swami Aseemanand has given an audio interview to The Caravan magazine claiming that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the blasts on the Samjhauta Express, at the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and the Ajmer Dargah. ...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid January 3, 2014

    A proRam Temple group claimed tohave performed religious activities inside the disputed BabriMasjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by thelocal administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed thatthe local administration have granted them permissionfollowing which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after thereligious rituals at the shrine...