Monday, May 22, 2017

State-sponsored violence new normal under BJP rule: Congress

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP and the central government, saying that "lawlessness, lynching of innocents, state-sponsored violence and intolerance have become the new normal" under the present dispensation. The Congress said lawlessness, aided and abetted by the State, "has become the new India of today". "Intolerance galore; innocents being targeted; state-sponsored violence -- this is the...

NIA grills Kashmir separatist leaders over Pakistani funding

New Delhi, (IANS): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned for the third consecutive day on Monday several separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups. An NIA official told IANS that the counter-terror agency questioned Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Ghazi Javed Baba and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Farooq Ahmed Dar, who is also...

Qazis to tell bridegrooms to shun triple talaq: AIMPLB in SC

New Delhi, (IANS): The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will tell Qazis to "advise" the bridegroom and bride during nikah to do away with the provision of triple talaq as it was undesirable in Shariat. The AIMPLB, in their affidavit filed before the top court on Monday said, "At the time...

Yogi Adityanath to end minority reservation from various schemes of UP Government

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In an attempt to invert or modify social schemes launched by the Akhilesh Yadav government, the UP government is set to end the 20% minority quota in about 85 schemes related to social welfare and rural development. This is not first decision taken by the new UP government to counter the schemes of Akhilesh Yadav's government. Prior...

18 arrested, 2 police officials suspended over Jharkhand lynching

Ranchi, (IANS): Eighteen persons have been arrested and the officers in charge of two police stations suspended in Jharkhand in connection with the lynching of seven persons on May 18 on suspicion of being child lifters. "It was a spontaneous reaction of the villagers based on unfounded WhatsApp messages about child lifting," S.K.G. Rahate, Jharkhand Home Secretary, said at a...

Mayawati to visit Saharanpur on Tuesday

Lucknow, (IANS): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati is scheduled to visit Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where a caste conflict had erupted in April and many Dalits were targeted. She will drive down from Delhi to Saharanpur on Tuesday, a party leader said on Monday. Zonal coordinator of BSP Naresh Gautam said the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister...

‘न्यूज़ 18 इंडिया’ ने नाबालिग़ औबेद को बनाया बग़दादी, भारतीय दूतावास में दर्ज हुई शिकायत

आरजू आलम, TwoCircles.net नई दिल्ली : ‘न्यूज़ 18 इंडिया’ समाचार चैनल जो कि ‘नेटवर्क 18’ मीडिया समूह का एक चैनल है, जिसने अपने एक कार्यक्रम में आईएसआईएस (ISIS) के संस्थापक अबू बक़र अल-बग़दादी के बचपन को दिखाने के लिए 17 साल के ओबैद शमशाद के वीडियो का इस्तेमाल किया है. ‘न्यूज़ 18 इंडिया’ चैनल व वेबसाईट पर ‘हादसा’ नाम के...

Over 800 individuals around the world are endorsing an India-Pakistan peace resolution

By TCN News Over 800 individuals from all over the world have endorsed an India Pakistan peace resolution initiated and privately circulated a few days ago by a group of individuals who have come together in a loose cross-border solidarity coalition calling themselves Peacemongers - AmanParast or AmanPasand. The resolution urging India and Pakistan "to take all steps possible towards improving...

Communal harmony program organised in Kidderpore, Kolkata

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain, TwoCircles.net Sunday evening witnessed the first of its kind communal harmony program organised by SNAP in association with a welfare organisation Right Track, in open premises near Hussain Shah Park, Mominpore, a Muslim-majority locality near Ekbalpore-Kidderpore of Kolkata under the banner “know your neighbour”. This programme was an initiative to curb tensions between communities and act as...

Kashmiri businessman invited to Bosnia& Herzegovina to explore valley’s export business

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Sarajevo: Prominent Kashmiri businessman and former President of Kashmiri Chambers of commerce and Industries (KCCI), Sheikh Ashiq, has been invited by the Bosnia and Herzegovina High Commission for the 8th “International Investment Conference, Sarajevo Business Forum 2017” which is going to held from May 22 to 23, 2017. The conference is scheduled to be held at Sarajevo, Bosina...

Hyderabad-based rights group seeks justice for Makkah Masjid Blast victims

By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based human rights organisation, Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee has expressed grave concern over the delay in providing justice to the victims of police firing following the Makkah Masjid bomb blast in Hyderabad. Makkah Masjid blast completed ten years on May 18th, 2017. After the RSS-backed government came into power, says CLMC,  the investigative agencies have given clean...

After Moradabad, 180 Dalit families of Saharanpur to convert to Buddhism if atrocities do not stop

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter After 50 Dalit families from Moradabad converted to Islam last week citing Yogi Government's total negligence and upper caste violence against them, about 180 families of Saharanpur have announced that they too will leave Hinduism and convert to Buddhism if the UP government fails to act in the right manner. These families come from Kapurpur, Igahari and...

Government ready for law to end triple talaq: Naidu

Bengaluru, (IANS): The NDA government was ready to bring a law to stop the triple talaq in the Muslim community, if necessary, said Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. "Our government has made its stand very clear on triple talaq. If necessary, it will bring a legislation against it.. after allowing the community to reach a consensus through deliberations,"...

Thousands of Dalits protest at Jantar Mantar over Saharanpur clash

New Delhi, (IANS): Thousands of Dalits on Sunday protested in the national capital to demand justice for community members who, they said, fell victim to a communal clash in a village in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on May 5. The protestors, led by a newly formed Dalit outfit the Bheem Army and comprising youths from Saharanpur district and nearby towns,...

Mahila Congress launches campaign for passage of women’s quota bill

New Delhi, (IANS): The Congress's women's wing, Mahila Congress, on Sunday launched a signature campaign seeking early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament. The campaign was launched by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of the 26th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial Veer Bhoomi here. Her son and party Vice President Rahul...

We don’t provide legal aid to individual Kashmiris suspected of terror: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: The Barabanki session court on Saturday, May 20th acquitted Gulzar Ahmed Wani for lack of evidence in Sabarmati express train blast case after sixteen years of incarceration. A resident of Thakarpora, Pattan in North Kashmir’s district of Baramulla, Gulzar, then 28, was pursuing his PhD in Department of Arabic, AMU when he was picked...

Five accused in Babri demolition surrender in court, get bail

Lucknow, (IANS): Five of the six persons accused in the Babri Masjid demolition surrendered in a special CBI court here on Saturday and were subsequently released on bail. Amid tight security in the ICMRT building in Indiranagar, where the court proceedings are taking place, former MP Ram Vilas Vedanti, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders Champat Rai, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Mahant...

Zakir Naik’s Saudi citizenship: How another rumour was mistaken as real news

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter In the age of social media, reading a news is one thing: believing it is another. Yesterday, the Middle East Monitor reported that Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is under the radar of Indian investigation agencies for allegedly fuming the radical thoughts under Muslim youth, had apparently got Saudi citizenship. The website reported the news to...

Gulzar Ahmed Wani, who lost 16 years to false terror charges, now wants to teach kids in Kashmir

 By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Srinagar: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that a man charged with penal offence is innocent until proved guilty according to law. But for Indian Muslims, especially Kashmiri Muslims, the declaration is turned on its head: they are considered, and treated as guilty until proven innocent. Hundreds of Muslims who were first charged with terror activists...

‘Jungle Raj’? UP’s Bijnor sees Muslim exodus, police torture cited as reason

By Aas Mohammad & Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net "We were sipping our tea. Suddenly we heard gunshots and the next moment, three people were lying in front of us. Dead. We did not even throw a single stone at them. How could they come and kill us like that?" says Zareena of Paida village of Bijnor in Western UP. Zareena's father,...