Muslims

  • 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...
  • Why should I condemn Mulayam's rape remark, says HD Deve Gowda 11-04-2014 04:11 PM

    Former Prime Minister and JDS Chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday refused to condemn the controversial statement of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav questioning the death penalty for rape. "He (Mulayam) has got every right. Every political party has got their own views. Why should I condemn anybody? Ultimately, the...
  • 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...
  • Want a diligent MP who works for the constituency: Muslim voters 10-04-2014 05:09 PM

    CNN-IBN Parikshit Luthra spoke to some Muslim Voters in Chandni Chowk, they said that statements made by Muslim leaders don't matter, they will vote for the candidate of their choice. ...
  • BJP complains to EC against Azam Khan over 'Muslims won Kargil' remark 09-04-2014 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday complained to the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over a controversial remark he made regarding the Kargil war. At a rally in Masuri in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Khan said that it was the Muslim soldiers who won...
  • Disagree with Azam Khan's 'Muslims won Kargil' remark: Martyr's wife 09-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Alka Ahuja, wife of a Squadron Leader who lost his life during the Kargil war, denounced Azam Khan's statement that Muslim soldiers had won the Kargil war. ...
  • It was the Muslim soldiers who conquered the Kargil hills: Azam Khan 08-04-2014 11:22 PM

    Masuri: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who is popular for courting controversies, on Tuesday made yet another careless remark. Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Mansuri, Khan said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives during the 1999 Kargil War. "It was not Hindu soldiers who conquered the peaks of...
  • All Muslim bodies supporting Congress, says Chidambaram 06-04-2014 03:24 PM

    Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday welcomed the support extended by Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari to Congress and claimed the party had the backing of all Muslim bodies. "I welcome the support extended to our party by the Delhi Imam. Not only he, but all...
  • Apex Muslim body serves legal notice to VK Malhotra 06-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP leader VK Malhotra has been served a legal notice by All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawaratfor allegedly causing "damage to secular fabric" by his controversial statement that Jamia Nagar and Batla House have become safe havens for terrorists. The organisation said such statements could flare communal passions and pose a threat...
  • Don't waste your votes by supporting Congress: Mayawati to Muslims 05-04-2014 07:59 PM

    A day after the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid appealed to Muslims to support Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said voting for the party would only be a waste as it is already out of the race. "I want to appeal to my Muslims...
  • 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...
  • Rahul fit to be PM, Modi habitually threatens neighbours: Omar 04-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah registered his strongest opposition to Narendra Modi's anointment as the next Prime Minister saying that the BJP leader was habitual of threatening beighbouring countries. Abdullah at the same time batted for Rahul Gandhi for the top post saying that he was 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...
  • Samajwadi Party manifesto promises job quota for Muslims 02-04-2014 07:05 PM

    The Samajwadi Party in its Lok Sabha manifesto released on Wednesday has promised job quota for Muslims. Releasing the manifesto, party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised 15 percent job reservations to Muslims if voted to power at the centre. He also announced that the...
  • LS polls: Muslims to play key role in Delhi's Chandni Chowk 02-04-2014 04:31 PM

    In the demographically colourful and historically significant Chandni Chowk constituency, a blockbuster contest is in the offing among Congress' Kapil Sibal, BJP's Harsh Vardhan and AAP's journalist-turned- politician Ashutosh to win the prestigious seat. Though traditionally a Congress stronghold- the constituency is expected to witness division of Muslim votes between...
  • Election Yatra: Will E Ahmad be able to trump CPM in Malappuram? 02-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Malappuram: Northern Kerala is the stronghold of the Indian Union Muslim League, the main ally of the Congress party in Kerala. Union Minister E Ahmad, the six time MP, has approached the people of Malappuram with the development initiatives that he has done for the constituency and in the state....
  • May have been flaws in reaching out to Muslims: Rajnath Singh 02-04-2014 12:11 AM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said it hurts him when opponents describe the party as communal but admitted that there may have been some flaws on their part in reaching out to Muslims. "We don't do politics on the basis of caste, language and religion. For us it is...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students 01-04-2014 07:21 PM

    A group of engineering students from Aligarh Muslim University have succeeded in extracting bio-diesel from refined and used mustard oil, university officials said on Tuesday. Third-year students of the Diploma in Engineering at the AMU Polytechnic designed a bio-diesel extraction plant as part of the recently developed Alternative Fuel and...
  • Shiv Sena will continue to oppose anti-national Muslims: Uddhav Thackeray 01-04-2014 01:25 PM

    The Shiv Sena will continue to oppose the "anti-national Muslims" who do not respect the country's laws and create problems for people, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "Like my father (the late) Bal Thackeray, those Muslims who consider India their motherland, respect the laws of...
  • Delhi: Vardhan woos Muslims, distances himself from Malhotra's remark 31-03-2014 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: Distancing himself from senior leader VK Malohtra's statement on Jamia Nagar and Batla House, Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan on Monday said his party was the only well-wisher of Muslims in real sense and no area is terrorist hub in the eyes of the party. Addressing a gathering...
  • Ansari encourages Muslims to take part in decision making 29-03-2014 03:32 PM

    Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that while the Constitution guarantees equality to all citizens and prohibits discrimination on the ground of sex. Muslims, especially women, are lagging behind others in the fields of education and participation in the work force. Addressing the 61st convocation at Aligarh Muslim University,...
  • Court rap over laxity in Muzaffarnagar riots probe worries Akhilesh, Mulayam 27-03-2014 08:57 PM

    A Supreme Court rap over official carelessness and laxity vis-a-vis the Muzaffarnagar communal riots is bad news for the ruling Samjwadi Party ahead of the Lok Sabha election. As opposition parties bay for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's ouster, his party is haunted by the spectre of losing the crucial Muslim...
  • Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial 25-03-2014 06:00 PM

    The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the others were being...
  • Will BJP benefit from divided Muslim votes in Moradabad? 24-03-2014 05:40 PM

    A five-cornered contest in the Muslim-predominant western Uttar Pradesh district of Moradabad has made it tough for pollsters to guess which way the wind blows. Moradabad district, home to the famous brassware artisans whose dazzling craftsmanship is much sought after at home and abroad, was till recently also well known...