Indian Muslim

Maharashtra Assembly election: Shiv Sena finds rare support from a section of Muslim community

By A.Mirsab,,

Mumbai: A little known Muslim organization, Maharashtra Muslim Ekta Parishad have declared their support for Uddhav Thackeray led Shiv Sena (SS) after getting his views on certain community related issues.

At a time when all the major parties in Maharashtra are going to contest the Assembly elections on their own without any alliance, they are not missing any opportunity to reach out to all sections of the society to garner their support.


‘People should stand up against ‘divide & rule’ tactics of politicians’

By TCN News,

Jaipur: Many leaders and intellectuals from across religious communities gave a united call for communal harmony and mutual love during a three-day all-Rajasthan conference organized by the state unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind under the heading of How to build a society on the basis of justice and morality?

Gathered from different parts of the country for an event here on Sunday, they urged people to stand up against ‘divide & rule’ tactics of politicians to ensure peace and justice in the society.


4 children in Assam orphaned due to flood, will move to ‘Children’s village’

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Though it was gloomy all around for the four ill-fated children of Boko in Kamrup district of Assam who lost their parents due to the devastating floods will, now they can expect a new dawn in the midst of crisis. All Thanks to the state government for taking their responsibility.

Namita Kumari, Bhanita Kumari, Nayan Kumar and Rupam Kumar will spend their lives and resume studies at SOS Children’s Village at Azara on the outskirts of Guwahati under the guidance of the state government.


National Judicial Appointment Commission compromises independence of Judiciary

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill, 2014 that is passed by the Parliament is mired in controversy regarding the selection procedures of the judges in higher judiciary. This bill seeks to replace the collegiums system of selection process and give the executive an equal role in judicial appointments. Being a Constitutional Bill it has to go through the motion of seeking consent of different States before getting President’s assent.


Washington citizens’ court ‘indicts’ PM Modi for human rights violations in Gujarat

By Kaleem Kawaja,

Washington DC: The US based Sikh Foundation for Justice (SFJ) in coordination with the American Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (AGPC), held a citizens' court on Tuesday in Lafayette Park, a small park in front of the White House to indict PM Narendra Modi for the human rights violations in 2002 in Gujarat.

Katju defends posts for retired judges

New Delhi : Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju Tuesday joined issue with former chief justice of India R.M.Lodha, saying that there was no rule constraining judges from taking up government assignments or constitutional posts after their retirement.

Assam suffers huge losses in this year’s flood

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Assam has suffered huge losses in terms of lives, property, cropped land, dwelling units and infrastructure in three waves of flood this season. The last deluge wreaked havoc in Kamrup and Goalpara claiming several lives and leaving behind a trail of destruction.

Action plan worked out to get World Heritage tag for Assam’s Charaideo Moidam

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Assam government has prepared an action plan to get the coveted World Heritage site tag for the historic Charaideo Moidam of Ahom era in Assam’s Sivasagar district.

Sir Syed Day 2014 in San Francisco Bay Area

By Ras H. Siddiqui,,

San Francisco: The Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association of Northern California carried on its annual tradition of holding Sir Syed Day in the San Francisco Bay Area with a fine evening of cultural expression, reflection and entertainment at the ICC in Milpitas on Saturday, September 20th.

Kashmiri Shia leader Ifftekhar Ansari dies

Srinagar : Senior Shia leader and senior vice president of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Molvi Ifftekhar Hussain Ansari died here Tuesday. He was 72.

Family sources said he was ailing for quite some time.

He was a firebrand politician and a learned Shia scholar. His death is being widely mourned in Jammu and Kashmir by people cutting across religious, sectarian and political affiliations.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was among the first to reach the late leader's uptown Qamarwari residence in Srinagar when he heard of the news.