Indian Muslim

The 'Belcha': Allama Mashriqi’s powerful symbol for the Khaksar Tehrik

“We have Spade as our symbol…Spade is another sign of humility and our carrying it on our shoulders shows that we are out to proclaim to the world the dignity of labour. Spade levels up the ground. We are here to level up all society! A rich man with a spade considers that he has come down a bit to meet his poor brother. A poor man with a spade thinks that he has got a powerful weapon to strengthen him. Spade in this movement has worked wonders indeed! [translated from Urdu]”
Allama Mashriqi, All Faiths Conference, 1938

Northern California Aligarh Association celebrates Sir Syed Day

By TCN News

The Aligarh Alumni Association of Northern California (AMUAA-NC) held its 19th Sir Syed Day program in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 13 at the India Community Center in the City of Milpitas. The event was attended not only by dedicated AMU Alumni from the region but also by connoisseurs of fine Urdu poetry and prose.


Students from India, Pakistan exchange greeting cards on Independence Day

By TCN News

In an effort to promote peaceful relations among India and Pakistan, Mumbai-based Ecole Mondiale World School sent greeting cards on Independence Day to Unique School Academy, Lahore, Pakistan. This card exchange was facilitated by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a joint Indo-Pak friendship initiative.

J&K Policemen resign in front of public; shout pro-freedom slogans

By, Staff Reporter

Srinagar: In the wake of continuing Kashmir turmoil, two Jammu and Kashmir policemen publically announced their resignation while addressing a huge gathering.

Islamic banking set to get a boost in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

बीएचयू रेप केस: देर से हुई मेडिकल जांच, नहीं मिले बलात्कार के सबूत

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: 13 अगस्त को काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय में हुए एक छात्र के कथित सामूहिक बलात्कार के बाद मामले की पेचीदगियां बढ़ती जा रही हैं. घटना के दस दिनों बाद आज जाकर हुए पीड़ित छात्र अंकित तिवारी(बदला हुआ नाम) के मेडिकल परीक्षण में बलात्कार की पुष्टि नहीं हो सकी है. हालांकि इस रिपोर्ट में यह बात ज़रूर स्वीकारी गयी है कि शरीर के अन्दर मौजूद मांस नाज़ुक अवस्था में हैं.

11 protesters injured in Kashmir clash

Srinagar : At least 11 protesters were injured in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday as security forces opened fire at a stone-pelting mob, police said.

The incident occurred in Nowgam village of Shopian after a mob, which defied restrictions imposed in the area, attacked security forces with stones, leading to the security personnel retaliating.

"Eleven people were injured in Nowgam," a senior police officer said here, adding three of the injured were brought to Srinagar for treatment.


Human Rights group concerned over falling Uttarakhand child-sex ratio; complains to NHRC

By TCN News,

The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), in a recent report titled, ‘The State of Female Foeticide in Uttarakhand’ has found that the child sex ratio i.e. number of girls per 100 boys in Uttarakhand is set to fall drastically to a little over 800 by the 2021 census.

ACHR has also filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to address findings in the report.

The report was based on figures from the Annual Health Survey (AHS), conducted by the registrar general and the census commissioner of India.

'दलित चेतना' आंदोलन को अब उत्तर प्रदेश लेकर जाएंगे जिग्नेश मेवाणी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली: गुजरात के उना कांड की चिंगारियां अभी भी सुलग रही हैं. उना में दलितों को इंसाफ़ दिलाने की लड़ाई लड़ रहे जिग्नेश मेवाणी इन दिनों दिल्ली में हैं और चाहते हैं कि प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी उन्हें मुलाक़ात का समय दें ताकि उनसे दलितों के वैकल्पिक रोज़गार के बारे में बात की जा सके. ऐसा इसलिए क्योंकि गुजरात के दलितों ने मृत पशु न उठाने, मैला न ढ़ोने और सफ़ाई का काम छोड़ने की शपथ ले ली है.

मेवाणी बताते हैं कि इसके लिए उन्होंने प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय को पत्र भी लिखा है, लेकिन उन्हें अब तक मिलने का वक़्त नहीं मिला है.

Lessons learnt in 2010 were unlearnt in 2016: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi : National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the lessons learnt in Jammu and Kashmir in the 2010 unrest were unlearnt in 2016.

"People must appreciate that after 2010 we learnt lessons that allowed us to bring six years of peace and calm in Jammu and Kashmir," former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told India Today in an interview.