MASJID

  • Opposition parties slam UP Governor for Ram mandir remarks December 12, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has stoked controversy after he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the wishes of the people of India. ...
  • BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena back UP Governor's 'Ram temple at Babri site' remark, Opposition fumes December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over forced religious conversions continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday stirred a hornet's nest by saying that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the "wishes of the...
  • Ram temple should be built at site of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik December 11, 2014

    Ayodhya: Even as a controversy rages over alleged reconversions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday sparked a fresh row when he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of Indian citizens". "Ram Mandir should be built as soon as...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya on high alert December 6, 2014

    Ayodhya: On the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya is on high alert on Saturday. 10,000 security personnel have been deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the...
  • Babri Masjid demolition: Muslim petitioner says 'Ram Lalla' should be set free, distances himself from the case December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on the December 6, one of the main petitioners in the half-a-century-year-old case Hashim Ansari has said that he wants to distance himself from the petition being contested in the Supreme Court. Ansari has claimed that his disillusionment stems...
  • 19-year-old Shaban Bukhari is Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was on Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here. The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of...
  • Jama Masjid Shahi Imam has no legality to anoint his son as his successor: Delhi HC November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for Jama Masjid Shahi Imam, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the anointment ceremony of Shahi Imam's deputy to be held on Saturday. However, the High Court has said that Shahi Imam's decision to anoint his son as his deputy and successor has no legal...
  • Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam invites Pakistan PM Sharif, avoids Modi for son's anointment October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparking a row, Delhi Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his son's anointment. However, Bukhari has not extended the invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he has never treated Muslims in an appropriate way. "Modi treated Muslims...
  • Delhi: Man throws bottle of kerosene on Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old man allegedly threw a bottle of kerosene on Shahi Imam Bukhari, who was leading the evening prayers at the Jama Masjid on Sunday evening. The man, identified as Kamaluddin, a resident of 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, was immediately nabbed by Bukhari's Personal Security Officers (PSOs)...
  • Delhi: 19-year-old son is Bukhari's successor as Jama Masjid Shahi Imam October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Nineteen-year-old Shaban Bukhari, son of Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, has been chosen to succeed his father as the 14th Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in the country. Shaban was picked for the influential post due to his "strong inclination" toward humanities besides his religious...
  • Watch: Eid celebrations at Jama Masjid October 6, 2014

    The country is celebrating Bakra Eid with people offering prayers in mosques since early morning. It is the festival of sacrifice because it commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience. Banks and schools across the country are shut on Monday. ...
  • 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...