Muslims

  • PM Modi wins the heart of Muslim leaders 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'endorsing Indian Muslims' in his first ever international interview since assuming office has evoked strong political reactions. While the Bharatiya Janata Party rallied behind the PM, Congress criticised Modi and called his appreciation for Muslims as a whitewash. "Indian Muslims don't need a certificate from...
  • Modi World Exclusive: Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India, says PM 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The patriotism of Indian Muslims cannot be questioned, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first ever international interview since assuming office. "Indian Muslims will live for India and die for India. Al Qaeda delusional to think Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes," Modi told CNN. Modi, whose historic...
  • Muslims extend welcome to Hindu religious procession Yesterday

    Ramanathapuram: In a display of communal amity, Muslims in this town welcomed an annual Hindu religious procession by presenting shawls to the participants. As the "mulaiparai" (pot containing seedlings) procession to propitiate local Goddess Mariamman made its way to a water body, Muslim residents of the area, including Jamad head...
  • Minorities' Commission talks tough, says Centre must ensure their safety 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In wake of a slew of 'hate speeches' and the violence that followed in many states recently, the National Commission for Minorities' on Tuesday rapped the Central government seeking a public statement reassuring the minorities that their rights won't be compromised with. Passing a resolution in this concern, the...
  • Another actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer 3 days ago

    A second actor has sued Google over a movie trailer called Innocence of Muslims that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a US appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off YouTube. Gaylord Flynn said he has received death threats...
  • Floods bind people across religious lines in Jammu and Kashmir 5 days ago

    Srinagar: 15-year-old Abdul Rahman has been staying in a Gurudwara here along with his family ever since he was rescued from his house in marooned Wazir Bagh locality after the floods ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. With temporary shelters being set up at gurudwaras and mosques for the victims, the calamity...
  • Ban entry of Muslims in Garba events, says Pravin Togadia 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that Muslims must not be allowed inside the Garba events and insisted identity cards of each and every person be checked for participants in and visitors to such events. "We must be...
  • China urges central Asian neighbours to step up extremism fight 5 days ago

    Beijing: China's President Xi Jinping urged Central Asian states to step up the fight against religious extremism and cyber terrorism, state media said, as Beijing reaches for help across its borders in addressing security concerns in its restive Xinjiang region. Beijing says separatist groups in the far western region of Xinjiang,...
  • Salman Khan booked for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim community 1 week ago

    Yavatmal: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was today booked by the police here for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a community. The 48-year-old actor was booked under IPC Section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) on the...
  • Congress has done nothing for Muslims, says Najma Heptulla 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla on Thursday hit out at the Congress, saying its secular image was a farce meant to entrap the minority community. "Congress in the last 65 years has done nothing except to push the Muslims away from the path of growth. But it...
  • South Asians face increasingly hostile climate in US: Report September 10, 2014

    Washington: South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities face an increasingly hostile climate in the US, according to a new report by an umbrella community organisation. The report "Under Suspicion, Under Attack" by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) was released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, seat...
  • Shia outfit announces reward of Rs 1 crore on ISIS, Taliban chief September 9, 2014

    Lucknow: After al-Qaeda's announcement of formation of an Indian wing, an organisation of Shia Muslims has announced a reward of Rs one crore each for the killing of the chiefs of ISIS, al-Qaeda, Jamaat-u-Dawa, Taliban and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. "At the meeting of our all India executive on September 6, we discussed...
  • 'Love Jihad' and religious conversion polarise in Modi's India September 7, 2014

    Hasayan (Uttar Pradesh): Fired up and full of vitriol, Hindu activist Rajeshwar Singh is on a mission to end centuries of religious diversity in India, one conversion at a time. His voice echoing off the walls of a Protestant church across a narrow street, Singh railed against foreign faiths at an...
  • Myanmar muslim group rejects al-Qaeda statement September 6, 2014

    Yangon: The Burmese Muslim Association (BMA) has rejected a statement by Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, unveiling the terror group's new focus on Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, media reported on Saturday. BMA said in its statement issued on Friday that it urged people to live together in harmony regardless of...
  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn al-Qaeda video, say will never buy terrorist propaganda September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video announcing a terror wing in India, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has condemned the move saying that Islam is non-violent and Muslims will never buy terrorist propaganda. "Indian Muslims would never be convinced by un-Islamic and false arguments of the...
  • Parties wash their hands off love jihad controversy, say it's not a political issue but a media creation August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With political parties trying to wash their hands off over the controversy of love jihad, they also claimed that it was not a political issue but a media creation. While the Bharatiya Janata Party has not held any party responsible for it, the Congress and Samajwadi Party have...
  • First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs August 27, 2014

    Srinagar: The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia. The 275 pilgrims boarded the Air India flight from Srinagar to Madina at the Srinagar International Airport on Wednesday morning. This year,...
  • Panun Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits' demand for an exclusive homeland August 26, 2014

    Srinagar: It is Kashmiris versus Kashmiri Pandits as Pandit leaders revive their demands for an exclusive homeland within the Valley. "Government should identify land, distribute it among returnees and give cash. We need exclusive zones which are protected and which we will ourselves protect," says Roshan Lal Raina, Chairman, Voice...
  • China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas August 24, 2014

    Aksu,China: Outside a mosque in China's restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter's question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don't have beards when one such youth interrupted. "Why don't you just tell them the truth?" he shouted to the cleric under the nervous...
  • Kerala: BJP leader resents job ad which bars Hindu aspirants August 18, 2014

    Thrissur: A BJP functionary in Kerala today took objection to an employment advertisement issued by a business concern here that said only Christian and Muslim candidates need to apply for the jobs it offered. Talking to reporters here, the BJP state Cell Co-ordinator B Gopalakrishnan said barring Hindus from applying for...
  • Congress calls RSS chief's comments an attempt to polarise society August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off another controversy by saying that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. The Congress party hit out at Bhagwat saying there has been a constant attempt to polarise the society. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "There...
  • Hindus, Muslims must change their mindset: Justice Katju August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: If Hindus and Muslims want to become "real Indians", they must change their mindset, Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said. In his latest blog posting, the former judge of the Supreme Court said, "Hindus will become real Indians when they stop regarding SCs as inferior,...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Azam Khan-Muslim cleric war turns personal, accusations of sexual misconduct, betraying Muslims surface August 13, 2014

    Lucknow: A bitter war of words broke out between Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad. Khan has accused the Maulana of having sold properties of the Shia Waqf and having betrayed Muslims. Khan has also accused the religious leader of being politically fickle and siding...
  • BJP to oppose any move by Telangana government on Muslim reservation August 6, 2014

    Sangareddy: BJP will oppose any move by the Telangana government to provide 12 per cent reservation to Muslims as had been promised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by K Chandrasekhar Rao, in its election manifesto, BJP state unit chief G Kishan Reddy said here on Tuesday. "BJP is...
  • Libya's new parliament calls for unity, militia factions battle on August 4, 2014

    Tripoli: Libya's newly elected parliament called for national unity at its first formal session on Monday, as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Even as the new House of Representatives met, heavy artillery and rocket...
  • Muslim business chamber demands ban on beef export July 31, 2014

    The Muslim Chamber of Industries and Commerce here on Thursday demanded that beef export should be stopped immediately while buffalo meat export must be contained. The demand was made in a resolution unanimously passed at its meeting here. In another resolution, the MCCI suggested steps be taken to increase production and...
  • 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. ...
  • US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid July 28, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...