Indian Muslim

Eid-e-Gulabi: The unifying colour and spirit of Holi

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed,

Holi has a Muslim history as well. Revered Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Ameer Khusro have, in their chaste Persian and Hindvi poetry, adored the 'pink' festival generously.

The last Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, allowed his Hindu ministers to smear his forehead with gulal on Holi. He believed that his religion would not be affected by this social ritual.

Pune’s youth balance high-profile careers still reach out to the underprivileged

​Starting with serving saheri to poor patients at hospitals, the young professionals have taken up social causes as their obligation​

By A Mirsab,,

Pune: Relatives of the patients admitted to the city’s Sasoon General Hospital, KEM Hospital and Navle Hospital were in for a surprise last Ramazan. A bunch of youth brought saheri at dawn for the whole month. A total of 286 saheris saheris were provided at these hospitals.


Political history of Muslims of Muzaffarpur since 1857

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

History should not be merely recounting of exploits of famous people or important conflicts. It should also be about changes happening at the grassroots level and how these local changes shape the course of communities and nations. Mohammad Sajjad’s Contesting Colonialism and Separatism: Muslims of Muzaffarpur Since 1857 falls into the latter category of History narration.

Christians, Sikhs, Muslims jointly organise protest demonstration against RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat’s comments on Mother Teresa

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: A demonstration was held by the State Forum of Minorities Organisation at Esplanade East to protest RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks about Nobel laureate Mother Teresa.

More than 500 people from Sikh and Muslim communities too participated in this protest that was held on Tuesday, March, 3.


Congress, NCP to take up Muslim reservation roll back issue in Maharashtra

By staff reporter,

Mumbai: Days after the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra decided to do away with 5 % reservation for Muslims in educational institutions, state Congress decided to fight back the decision, which was originally taken by the Congress-NCP government.


रची जा रही है तारिक कासमी को जेल में मारने की साजिश - रिहाई मंच

By TCN News,

लखनऊ: रिहाई मंच ने लखनऊ जेल प्रशासन पर निमेष कमीशन द्वारा कचहरी विस्फोटों में फर्जी तरीके से गिरफ्तार बताए गए तारिक कासमी और अन्य आरोपियों की हत्या की साजिश रचने का आरोप लगाते हुए जेल अधीक्षक को तत्काल बर्खास्त करने की मांग की है.

Dimapur burns as rape accused hanged by protestors

By Staff Correspondent,

Dimapur (Nagaland): In a hair rising incident, a rape accused was paraded naked in streets, lynched and later hanged in full public glare at Dimapur, the capital of northeastern state of Nagaland, on Thursday.

The incident was widely reported by local television channels and also those from the neighbouring Assam. Police said, one Syed Sarif Khan had allegedly raped a girl on February 24. Following the complaint lodged by the girl, police arrested Khan from his residence.

Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post

Riyadh : The Indian consulate in Jeddah has confirmed the arrest of an Indian in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, media reported Thursday.

Consul General B.S. Mubarak on Wednesday confirmed that the Indian national has been jailed for violating the country's cyber laws, the Arab News reported on Thursday.

"This happened a month ago in Jeddah and the Saudi law enforcement authorities are currently conducting an investigation," he said.

"We are trying to help him in the best possible way," he added.

इस हफ़्ते आप सभी को दिया जाता है ‘प्रतिबंध’

By सिद्धान्त मोहन,,

नई दिल्ली: यह बात आश्चर्यजनक ही होगी कि भारतीय नागरिकों के लिए यह बीत रहा हफ्ता प्रतिबंधों की सौगात लेकर आया है. कई सारे और किस्म-किस्म के प्रतिबंध. इस सूची की ज़रूरत न पड़ती यदि इस खबर के लिखे जाने तक भी किसी तरीके का बैन न लगाया गया होता. लेकिन अब ज़रूरत है तो है, तो पाठकों के लिए क्रमवार सिलसिले में ‘प्रतिबंधों’ का सिलसिला आगे दिया जा रहा है.

Goa government to sell beef to meet red-meat shortage

Panaji : In its bid to quell the beef shortage in Goa, the BJP-led government in the state may start selling beef on its own, an official said on Thursday, while blaming the mafia with links to meat traders for the shortage.

Addressing a press conference here, Lyndon Monteiro, chairman of the Goa Meat Complex, a government agency which runs the only legal service abattoir in Goa, said the shortage of beef was artificial and blamed the mafia and animal rights groups for the problem.