MUSLIMS

  • Pakistan showcases modern weapons in National Day parade 4 days ago

    Islamabad: After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan on Monday showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban. The Pakistan Day parade - marked to commemorate the...
  • Ujjwal Nikam's biryani blunder 4 days ago

    'Biryan' in Persian language means to 'roast or fry'; that is where it is said the reference to 'Biryani' has been derived from - To roast and fry. Clearly, Mr Ujjwal Nikam who has gotten away by saying that he cooked up the story to stop an "emotional wave" which...
  • ISIS failed to attract Indian Muslims: Rajnath Singh 5 days ago

    Jaipur: Dreaded terror outfit ISIS has completely failed to attract Indian Muslims into its fold as the community is fully integrated into the mainstream, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature. Moreover, India, as...
  • Muslim Personal Law Board attacks Modi government, says minorities feel uncomfortable 5 days ago

    Jaipur: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday launched a frontal attack on the Narendra Modi government and announced a nationwide campaign to counter right wing forces, accusing Hindu organisations like the RSS of hatching a "conspiracy" to convert the country into a "fascist state". At the end of...
  • Muslim Personal Board meet opposes 'forcing' of RSS agenda 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Any attempt to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims will be challenged at all appropriate levels, members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board asserted today while vowing to carry out a campaign to clear "misunderstandings" spread by the Sangh outfits. Issues like religious conversion, inclusion of...
  • Pakistan governmrnt, Imran Khan's party agree on panel to probe poll rigging 6 days ago

    Islamabad: After months of hectic parleys, Pakistan government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday agreed on setting up a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N. The agreement signed between the two sides ended more...
  • ISIS failed to attract Indian Muslims: Rajnath Singh March 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dreaded terror outfit ISIS has completely failed to attract Indian Muslims into its fold as the community is fully integrated into the mainstream, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. "Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature. Moreover, India, as a country...
  • Church attack and Nun gang rape - A case of complicit inaction? March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a television interview in April 2014, a question was posed to the PM Mr Modi on what steps he would take to ensure no churches are broken down if he becomes Prime Minister to which he replied, to the utter shock of many, that he had never...
  • Mr Obama, India has shown the world its diversity is the essence of its unity March 19, 2015

    Recently the President of the USA Barack Obama in a 25 minute speech at a National Prayer breakfast while praising India as an incredibly beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity, lamented it was also a place where in past years religious faiths of all types have on occasion, been targeted...
  • Muslim village head breaks religious stereotype, builds a temple in Mathura March 9, 2015

    Mathura: In a shining example of communal harmony, a Muslim village head has constructed a temple in Sahaar village of Mathura district. The construction of the temple started about eight months ago and religious ceremony related to opening of the temple was performed on Sunday. "Pran Pratishtha (religious ceremony) of deity Shiv...
  • Maharashtra: Would respect court verdict on Muslim reservation says Devendra Fadnavis March 5, 2015

    Maharashtra: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said in Latur that his government would respect the verdict of the court on the Muslim reservation issue. He was in Latur for the inauguration of Vivekananad Cancer Hospital. Fadnavis, while speaking to reporters about the ordinance on Muslim reservation in jobs issued...
  • Will corner Fadnavis government over Muslim quota: Congress March 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Congress on Thursday said that it will corner the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government over the issue of Muslim reservations during the ensuing Budget session of the state legislature. "We will corner the government and demand that it scrap its decision to cancel the five per cent quota for Muslims announced...
  • Maharashtra government does away with 5 per cent job quota for Muslims March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Muslims will not get the five per cent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced on Wednesday. "An ordinance to this effect (providing a five per cent job quota) lapsed on December 23 last...
  • RSS a 'club of bachelors', can't teach on producing children: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Stoking a controversy, senior All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a "club of bachelors" and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married. Owaisi asked all Muslims to be...
  • Blogger hacked to death, protest held across Bangladesh March 2, 2015

    Days after prominent aethiest blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death in Dhaka, protests were held across Bangladesh. Eye witnesses to the incident have now come forward to describe that gruesome attack. He is the second blogger to have been killed and the fourth writer attacked in the Muslim majority...
  • Muslims safer in India than anywhere else in world: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath March 2, 2015

    Hubballi: Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else in the world and the majority community is liberal by nature. "Hindus are liberal in nature and therefore the country is also liberal, and Muslims are safer in India than anywhere else...
  • Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive March 2, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said. More than 200 Assyrians remain in Islamic State hands, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, captives from an Islamic State advance last...
  • Hindu group reconverts 10 people, says won't stop untill Christians and Muslims stop conversion February 27, 2015

    Chennai: A fringe Hindu outfit in Chennai claims to have reconverted ten people from Christianity and Islam to Hinduism. The Bharat Hindu Munnani claims they have reconverted at least 50 people in the recent past back to their religion. They say they were brainwashed and converted to other religions....
  • Muslim forum on 'terrorism' seeks education reform February 25, 2015

    Jeddah: A counter-terrorism conference attended by senior Muslim scholars from around the world on Wednesday called for education reform to tackle religious extremism. Participants at the meeting in the Saudi holy city of Mecca urged Muslim leaders to review the religious messages in education, to achieve a more moderate approach." The recommendation...
  • Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades February 25, 2015

    Srinagar: Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian army data seen on Tuesday. The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989. At...
  • To fight extremism, Barack Obama calls on us to embrace its Muslims February 19, 2015

    Washington: In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama has argued the US has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Swine flu claims 624 lives, 9,311 cases reported so far across India in 2015 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. A total of 9,311 people have contracted swine flu in 2015 with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 150,...
  • Government urged to allow Muslim organisations to run college in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Agitated over media reports that the Maharashtra government plans to set up a National Law University in the 65-acre campus of Ismail Yusuf College in suburban Jogeshwari, several NGOs demanded in Mumbai on Monday that the college be handed over to Muslim educational organisations. The administration of the college should...
  • Swine Flu scare: Aligarh Muslim University suspends classes till Feb 25 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Aligarh Muslim University has suspended its classes till February 25 after a suspected Swine Flu death. The AMU had already suspended classes in its women's college for five days after the death of a female student of suspected swine flu. With more cases of swine flu being reported from AMU...
  • Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' of Muslim students February 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama condemned the "brutal and outrageous murders" of three Muslim students in the state of North Carolina earlier this week and said that no one should be targeted for their looks or modes of worship. "No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted...
  • Jordan says pilot murder 'turning point' in Islamic State fight February 7, 2015

    Amman: The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a "turning point" in the kingdom's fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published on Saturday. Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan's air force were "the beginning of an ongoing process to...
  • Aam Aadmi Party rejects Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's offer of support to it in Delhi Assembly elections February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Friday rejected Delhi Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari's offer of support to it and his appeal to the Muslim community to vote for the party in Delhi Assembly elections. While claiming that his party has always been against communal politics, AAP leader Sanjay...
  • Delhi polls: AAP's Okhla candidate supported a terrorist, says Shazia Ilmi February 5, 2015

    In the last leg of campaigning, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. The BJP has now pulled out the minority card. Shazia Ilmi said, "Kejriwal changed all 5 muslim candidates who fought from muslim areas." ...
  • Obama meets Muslim leaders, discusses extremism challenge February 5, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama met Muslim leaders and discussed a host of issues with them including the efforts required to combat the dreaded IS and its "horrific" acts of terrorism. "The President discussed the need to continue countering ISIL and other groups that commit horrific acts of violence, purportedly...