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  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    Agra: The Bajrang Dal has sparked off a controversy as it will start a campaign in Uttar Pradesh from February 17 to protect Hindu boys who marry Christian or Muslim girls. The Bajrang Dal has called it 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. The campaign also aims to sensitise Hindu families against...
  • Illegal migrations, failed 1993 accord to blame for repeated Assam violence 3 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The presence of multiple communities has always held Assam - a state riddled with sectarian strife since the early 80s - hostage to violence. If the ULFA fought for a separate Assamese identity, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) wanted a sovereign Bodoland by driving out immigrants and...
  • Protests over conversions set back Modi's reform agenda 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffered a setback on Monday as protests erupted in Parliament and in the streets over a campaign by Hindu hardliners linked to his party to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism. Opposition members threw papers and swarmed to the centre of the Upper...
  • Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims." "Till yesterday, Hindus were converted to Muslims. Then, nobody said those were done forcibly or through enticement. But now when the Ganga has started flowing in...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • After Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks anti-conversion law 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said sought anti-conversion law. He said, "Bring law against conversion, if you don't like it." Bhagwat also stated that there should be equal condemnation of people converting from Hinduism to other religions. "If you don't want to change into Hindu, don't...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders December 16, 2014

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Sydney: Twitteratis come out in support of Muslim women abused on a bus December 16, 2014

    Thousands have come out to show their solidarity with Muslims and are tweeting with the hashtag 'I will ride with you'. The movement was started after reports that some women in burqas were abused on a bus in Sydney following the hostage crisis. Anti-Muslim sentiment flared as chilling images from...
  • Sydney crisis: Australians offer support to Muslims amid siege December 15, 2014

    Sydney: Some Australian social-media users are sending a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege stretches on, offering to accompany anyone who feels intimidated. Hostages were still being held early on Tuesday inside Sydney's Lindt Chocolat Cafe by a gunman who had a flag bearing an Islamic declaration...
  • Mehdi Biswas's 60 per cent followers non-Muslims, most Muslims from UK: Rajnath Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 60 per cent followers of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-IS Twitter account, were non-Muslims and a majority of his Muslim followers were from western countries, particularly the UK, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Making a suo motu statement in...
  • Islamic State justifies enslaving, having sex with 'non-believers' December 13, 2014

    Baghdad: The Sunni jihadi organisation Islamic State (IS) has justified the enslavement of non-Muslim women and children and sexual intercourse with them, not sparing even pre-pubescent girls. This message has been propagated by an IS pamphlet titled "Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom", which was distributed to the...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP December 12, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • Agra chaupal: People feel misled after conversion row December 12, 2014

    In the center of political uproar are the families who were allegedly forcibly converted and their fate is yet to be decided. ...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki December 12, 2014

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row December 12, 2014

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • I have an RSS background and I am proud of it, says Venkaiah Naidu December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he was proud to have an RSS background. He said he could not remain silent when the parent organization was being attacked by the opposition parties. He said these while replying to a debate on Agra religious conversions in Lok...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • Home Ministry seeks report from UP government on alleged forced conversions in Agra December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Thursday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged forced conversion in Agra. At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the cantonment area. The state government has...
  • BJP MP defends alleged forced conversion, calls it home coming, says it will continue in Aligarh December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Lok Sabha with opposition MPs cornering the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over alleged forced conversion row for the second day in a row on Thursday. MPs were shouting slogans against the government and entered the well of the House. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Live: Lok Sabha discussing alleged forced conversion issue December 11, 2014

    The Agra conversion row is likely to stall Parliamentary proceedings again on Thurday. The opposition MPs have already demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. They said 100 Muslims were converted by Hindusim by an RSS offshoot by force and allurement, which is a criminal offence. ...
  • AMU budges, to provide transportation to UG students for central library December 5, 2014

    Aligarh: AMU will now provide transportation every Sunday to undergraduates from its Women's College to its main library, days after the university was embroiled in a controversy over not allowing girl students there citing lack of space and security. AMU Vice Chancellor Retired Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah has issued the...
  • Babri anniversary: Over 10,000 security personnel guarding Ayodhya December 5, 2014

    Ayodhya: On the eve of 22nd anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, the temple town has turned into a fortress with nearly 10,000 security personnel 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...
  • Sister urges Indian-origin IS terrorist to return home December 3, 2014

    London: The sister of a suspected Islamic State terrorists of Indian-origin, who posted a picture of himself recently on Twitter holding his baby son in one hand and an AK-47 assault rifle in the other, has appealed to him to return home even if it means going to prison. Abu Rumaysah,...
  • 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...
  • Muslims, Christians sons of Ram, those who don't believe it should leave India: BJP minister December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has sparked off a controversy by claiming that everyone including Muslims and Christians are sons of Ram. She used expletives against rival political parties as well. "Modiji ka mantra hai na hum khayenge na khane denge. Ab aapko tyah...
  • Muslims face worst job discrimination in Britain: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Muslims in Britain constitute the worst off community when it comes to employment opportunities, a new research has found, according to media reports on Sunday. Muslim men in Britain were up to 76 per cent less likely to have a job of any kind compared to white, male British Christians...
  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach November 30, 2014

    Istanbul: Pope Francis stood on Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and religious minorities. His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped...
  • Rift with AMU ends, BJP calls-off protest over proposed event November 29, 2014

    Aligarh: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday has ended. The BJP has relented and decided to call off the protest that it had planned at the university gates after Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah gave his nod to hold a seminar...