Indian Muslim

“A sad day for justice in India”

By TCN News,

Washington: Calling it as a “sad day for justice in India”, the Association of Indian Muslims in America (AIM) has said, even the Supreme Court applied a different criteria to a plea in connection with the decision of hanging Yakub Memon, the lone convict for the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Memon was hanged till death on Thursday in Nagpur in central India and later buried at Mumbai, his hometown.

Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Rohatgi

New Delhi: Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the "spirit of the law".

In an interview to Karan Thapar on India Today television channel, Rohatgi, who contested Memon's plea, said that submitting a mercy petition on the eve of the execution was wrong and Memon should have done it in April 2014 when his mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

TCN Impact: Sudarshan TV news channel booked for spreading misinformation against Muslim community

By Staff Reporter,

Pune: An FIR has been registered against Sudarshan TV news channel by Pune police for its controversial post on its FaceBook page indicating that terrorism does have religion and that is Islam.

Glass mosque library in Meghalaya to be named after Kalam

Shillong: Authorities of the Madina Masjid, the only glass mosque in the northeast, have decided to christen its library in honour of the "people's president" A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

"We have decided to name our library on the top floor of the mosque in honour of Kalam's rich contribution to the nation," Shillong Muslim Union general secretary Sayeedullah Nongrum told IANS on Thursday.

He said the library would have books on comparative religious studies and also on other subjects besides books authored by Kalam himself.


Naroda Patiya riot case: Guj HC bench refuses to give preference to Kodnani’s appeal, says will hear all appeals together

By Staff Reporter,

Ahmedabad: A division bench of Gujarat High Court that has begun the final hearing in the Naroda Patiya cross appeals of 32 convicts, witnesses, SIT etc., has refused to give preference in hearing to the appeal filed by former minister Maya Kodnani and said it will hear all appeals together.

The devision bench comprising Justice Mohinder Pal and Justice R D Kothari on Tuesday heard the submissions made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the riot case on the directions of the Supreme Court.

Gag order on Memon funeral; media blacks out telecast

Mumbai : Not willing to take any chances, police here on Thursday issued a gag order to the media barring it from photographing and videographing the funeral procession and the last rites of hanged convict Yakub Memon.

The 13-hour gag order was issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Sanjay Barkund from 11 a.m. till midnight of Thursday.

Following this, all TV channels voluntarily dissuaded from telecasting the funeral procession and the last rites.

People's President, Missile Man Kalam laid to rest

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) : Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders who paid tributes to the man who strengthened India's missile programme and played a key role in country's 1998 nuclear test -- making him a national hero.

The body of Kalam - warmly called the people's president - was draped in the Indian tricolour and brought to the burial site at Pei Karumbu here in a flower-bedecked gun carriage, escorted by columns of the three armed services.

Twitter storm follows Yakub Memon's execution

New Delhi : Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to express their individual views about the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday.

While some of the tweets supported the decision, there were a fair amount of people who expressed their unhappiness with the hanging.

#Yakubhanged, a hashtag used by twitterati to share their views about Memon's hanging, was a top trend on Twitter during the day.

Memon timeline: A tale of twists and turns

Timeline of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged early Thursday in a Nagpur prison:

July 30, 2015: Yakub Memon, the brother of Tiger Memon, hanged at 6.35 a.m.

July 29, 2015: President Pranab Mukherjee and Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao rehected mercy pleas filed by Memon after Supreme Court upheld his death penalty.

July 28, 2015: Two-judge SC bench delivers spilt verdict on Memon's plea and refers it to chief justice for constituting larger bench.

Political war of words erupts over Memon's execution

New Delhi: A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and the issue of terrorism, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence and the government hitting back.

The recriminations began when Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Shashi Tharoor and Mani Shankar Aiyar expressed displeasure over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict.