Indian Muslim

Between choices and conflicts, Mirza Waheed's novel seeks love

By Shilpa Raina,

New Delhi : Not every individual in Kashmir in the early 1990s turned against the army driven by political vendetta. There were many who rebelled because it was hard for them to accept the killings and disappearance of people they knew.

This is one of the points author Mirza Waheed wants to make through his second novel "The Book of Gold Leaves" (Penguin Viking; Rs. 499) that weaves Kashmir's conflict around a Shia-Sunni love story whose characters struggle with internal conflicts that are driven by external situations.


Nine soldiers indicted for Kashmir killings

Srinagar : Nine soldiers have been indicted for killing two youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district Nov 3 and will face court martial, the army said here Thursday.

"Nine soldiers of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), including a junior commissioned officer, have been indicted for the firing incident in Chattergam area in which two youth were killed.


Indian economy: Modi government’s claims and the real picture

By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

Thanks to India’s strong democratic tradition, even Narendra Modi came to power after a regular vote. This tradition requires that new legislators and governments are allowed a fairly long grace period before their performance is evaluated. This is why no legislator is interrupted in his or her maiden speech in assembly or the Parliament.

Owaisi urges expat Muslims to strive for equal rights in India

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Grabbing an opportunity to reach out to the expatriates from the community, All India Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and MP Asaduddin Owaisi has urged them to fight for equal rights and political empowerment in India.

Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu

Jammu: Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours.

A senior army officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu today,"A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector in Poonch."

"Alert troopers foiled their attempt and pushed them back. There was firing between two sides which continued till 11 a.m. yesterday," the officer added.

"There was another attempt at 2 a.m. Wednesday, but it was also foiled."


Mystery continues over four Kalyan youth, Govt sources claim they want to return

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Four Kalyan youth, who had gone missing since May 23 and alleged by the Indian security agencies to have gone to Iraq for taking up arms alongside Islamic State, are now reported to have called their parents seeking arrangement for return.


Article 370 should be permanent feature of constitution: NC manifesto

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir's National Conference Wednesday said article 370 should become a permanent feature of the Indian constitution and the party would fight to safeguard this provision giving special status to the state.

Releasing the NC manifesto here Wednesday, party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said: "Article 370 should be made a permanent provision of the Indian constitution.

Classical instrumentalists pay tribute to 26/11 martyrs

Mumbai : A string of instrumentalists used the sound of sitar, mridangam, flute, tabla and a plethora of other classical instruments in an effort to erase the memories of the shocking gun-fire of the 26/11 massacre on the sixth anniversary of the gruesome terror attack here.

Flash concerts were held here to pay homage to the martyrs of the incident, which shook the nation Nov 26, 2008.

Organised by Qyuki, a multi-channel network, the performances were held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Marine Drive and the third took place outside the Taj Mahal Palace.


Muslims in India more than 15% but denied social justice: SDPI

By TCN News,

Dubai: Despite Muslims numbering more than 15% of the population, the community is marginalized in all levels of life and basic amenities of livelihood; they are denied social justice, education employment apart from reservation in even political bodies, according to Ilyas Thumbay, national advisor of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).


High voter turnout success of democracy: Omar

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the high voter turnout in the state assembly polls is a success of democracy.

He filed his nomination papers for the Sonawar assembly constituency in Srinagar district Wednesday. He was accompanied by senior party leaders and supporters.