Indian Muslim

Complaint filed against Teesta Setalvad in Goa

Panaji : A police complaint was filed in Goa Friday against activist Teesta Setalvad for uploading an image of a Hindu goddess on a social networking site, which offends Hindu religion.

The complaint was filed at the Goa Police Cybercell near Panaji by one Rohit Gaunker under section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

The complainant said the Tweet uploaded by the activist from her handle @TeestaSetalvad "hurts religious sentiments of Hindus and mocks and offends Hindu religion".


Delhi HC dismisses plea against Muslim's force feeding

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Friday dismissed a PIL seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualifying 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramadan fast.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath dismissed the plea noting that steps have already been taken by the authorities in this regard.

"In view of the steps that already have been taken by the concerned authorities/departments, we are of the view that matter does not deserve intervention by this court," the bench said.


Haj pilgrims to get sacred water cans on arrival

Riyadh : Indian nationals will be provided sacred Zamzam water cans on their arrival in India from the Haj pilgrimage under a new agreement finalised between the Haj Committee of India and Saudi Arabian Airlines, a media report said.

The specially packaged Zamzam water cans, provided by the government-run factory in Mecca, will be stored at various points in India to be delivered to the pilgrims once they return from Saudi Arabia after the pilgrimage. Each pilgrim will get one five-litre container, Arab News reported Friday.


Curfew lifted in Assam's troubled district

Guwahati : Indefinite curfew imposed in Assam's troubled Golaghat district, along the border with Nagaland, was lifted Friday for 12 hours as it remained calm with no protestors taking to the streets, officials said.

The curfew was imposed in the district Wednesday after three people died when police opened fire at protestors, who took to the streets in Rongajan and Arengapathar areas in the district to denounce "police atrocities".

"Curfew was lifted for 12 hours Friday," a senior district police officer said.

‘मुस्लिम इस देश के नए वंचित समुदाय हैं’ – अजय गुडवर्ती

By मिशब इरिक्कुर और अभय कुमार,

साम्प्रदायिक ध्रुवीकरण, बीते लोकसभा चुनाव और उसके परिणामों को लेकर एक बहुत व्यापक बहस सम्भव तो है, लेकिन यह भी ज़ाहिर है कि उस बहस से किसी निष्कर्ष पर पहुंचना लगभग असंभव है. किसी भी निष्कर्ष के लिए ज़रूरी है किसी क़ाबिल और जानकार व्यक्ति से इस मसले पर बात करना. देश में साम्प्रदायिक हिंसा की खबरों का दायरा बड़ा होता जा रहा है और सत्ता पर क़ाबिज़ भाजपा पर अन्य पार्टियां इन दुरभिसंधियों में शामिल रहने के आरोप लगा रही है. इन बिंदुओं को समेटते हुए अजय गुडवर्ती से बात की. अजय गुडवर्ती जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय के राजनीति शास्त्र विभाग में असिस्टेंट प्रोफ़ेसर के पद पर कार्यरत है. उत्तर-मार्क्सवाद, उत्तर-औपनिवेशिक अध्ययन, सिद्धांतों में खुद की गहरी रूचि के अलावा भारतीय राजनीति की गति और उसके विकास पर भी अजय की गहरी दृष्टि है.

Pakistani Urdu writer's oeuvre dipped in Indian nostalgia

New Delhi : Unlike his counterpart and celebrated Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, Pakistani writer Intizar Husain's writings have distanced themselves from the gory details of partition and have, in fact, drawn from early memories of his stay in India.

A window to his world is an anthology of his short stories that also reek of sorrow of many wasted opportunities.

JTSA writes to NHRC demanding immediate intervention in encounter killing of man wanted in cop murder; family alleges it was cold blood murder

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: The Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) demanding their intervention and probe into alleged encounter killing of 28 year old Firoz alias Fauzi by the Delhi Police on 19 August. His family maintains that he was killed in cold blood, alleging that he was arrested earlier, which in fact was reported in a local Hindi daily.


Sharmila again arrested in Manipur, taken to hospital

Imphal : Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years seeking repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to deal with terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order.

A police contingent arrived at Sharmila's protest site Friday morning and took her to a government hospital in a police van before arresting her despite resistance from Sharmila, her mother and few supporters.

Govt yet to link SIMI to terrorism: Adv Ashok Agarwal

By Mahmood Asim,,

New Delhi: Seventh consecutive ban on Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) has been confirmed last month for five years extending the period of ban to 18 years by the Tribunal of Justice Suresh Kait under UAPA Act of 1967. But Ashok Agarwal, lawyer of SIMI is very clear about the fact that arrested people in the name of terror are not associated with SIMI. If it is proven then Government has every right to ban the organization. That is what I stand to defend in the court.


‘विकास’ के मॉडल राज्य गुजरात में प्रशासन का फ़रमान, ‘अयोग्य’ वस्त्र न पहनें लड़कियां

By TCN News,

अहमदाबाद/पोरबंदर : गुजरात सरकार द्वारा जारी ‘महिला सशक्तिकरण’ के हाल ही जारी किए गए पोस्टर में लड़कियों को आदेशित किया गया है कि वे 'अयोग्य' कपड़े पहनकर घर से न निकलें. पोस्टर में इस्तेमाल किए गए स्लोगन के साथ जींस टी-शर्ट और शॉर्ट्स पहनी कुछ विदेशी लड़कियों की तस्वीरें भी चस्पा हैं.