Indian Muslim

12 AMU students suspended for campus violence

Aligarh : Acting firmly to stem lawlessness on the campus, the Aligarh Muslim University on Friday suspended a dozen students suspected of being key players in the mayhem that erupted four days ago and left two dead.

Manipuri students oppose ST status for Meiteis

Imphal : The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has strongly objected to the demand for granting the Scheduled Tribes (ST) status to the Meiteis, a majority community in Manipur.

Manjit Sarangthem, secretary general of AMSU, said: "It will be a wrong step to demand the ST status for the Meiteis."

The objection has come at a time when the Scheduled Tribes Demand Committee (STDC) is making preparations to stage a mass demonstration on May 22 to press the demand for the Scheduled Tribes status to the Meiteis.

Jharkhand cattle traders' killing creates ruckus in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi : The killing of two Muslim cattle traders in Jharkhand in March triggered a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on Friday as the government maintained it needs to ascertain the facts behind the killing while the opposition demanded a house committee visit the affected area and probe the facts.

The issue was raised by Ghulam Rasool Balyavi of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

"They were part of an old trade of buying and selling cattle... They were brutally hanged. I think even the British did not do this to Indians," said Balyavi.

AMU suspends 12 students for alleged involvement in April 23 violence

By TCN News

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University, in a press release, said it had suspended twelve students for their alleged involvement in the violence that erupted on the night of April 23 claiming two lives.

दूसरों के न्याय के लिए लड़ते इज़हार हुसैन

फ़हमिना हुसैन,

डेहरी ऑन सोन(बिहार): ऐसे कई नाम हैं जो इंसाफ़ की लड़ाई को अपनी ज़िन्दगी का मक़सद बना लेते हैं. फिर पूरी ज़िन्दगी वे अपने इसी मक़सद को पाने में लगे रहते हैं. बड़े शहरों में ये नाम बड़े सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता के तौर पर देखे जाते हैं, लेकिन छोटे शहरों में ये चौक-चौराहों, गलियों व पान की दुकानों में ही गुमनाम होकर रह जाते हैं. इन्हीं छोटे शहरों के गुमनाम नामों में एक नाम है – इज़हार हुसैन अंसारी. डेहरी ऑन सोन की छोटी-सी जगह में इज़हार अब गरीबों के न्याय के झंडाबरदार हैं.

Why elderly denied entry for morning walk in JNU: HC to VC

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court has directed the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) vice chancellor to consider a representation of elderly residents who have been denied entry into the campus for morning walk since the sedition controversy broke out in February.

Justice Manmohan declined any interim relief to senior citizen, Yudhishtir Sharma, who had sought direction that senior citizens be allowed to enter the campus to resume their morning walk, which they have been doing since 1989.

Mamata, TMC wrong in attacking Election Commission: Quraishi

By Nirendra Dev

New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress are "absolutely wrong" in attacking the Election Commission, former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said.

At the same time, Quraishi lauded efforts of the poll panel in overseeing the staggered ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal.

'Cow worship more to do with rural economy than religion'

New Delhi : The Indian trait of worshiping cows should not be strictly linked to religiosity as this had more to do with creating a strong rural economy, union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has said.

"Even these days, any rural family that breeds a cow will never die of starvation. It will be wrong to link cow worship to religious feelings alone. The religious sentiment is one side of it, it should be respected. But cow breeding as an habit must be understood as a basis of traditional India's rural economy," Singh said at a book release function on Wednesday night.

265 dailies and counting! Will Kashmir's 'media malaria' end soon?

By Sheikh Qayoom

Srinagar : At 265 and counting - both in English and vernacular - Jammu and Kashmir’ summer capital could well have the largest of such 'daily newspapers' in the country given its population of 1.4 million.

What is intriguing about these 'daily newspapers' is the fact that most of them are not available at news stands in Srinagar and other places in the Valley.

Why are so much daily newspapers published in a city that does not have a readership for more than two dozen vernacular and English language dailies?

प्रशासन के फैसले के खिलाफ़ अनिश्चितकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर बैठे जेएनयू के छात्र

By Staff Reporter

नई दिल्ली: जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय में पैदा हुआ शोर अभी निकट भविष्य में शांत होता हुआ नहीं दिख रहा है. जेएनयू के मौजूदा हालात विश्वविद्यालय के भीतर सिविल युद्ध जैसे दृश्य दिखा रहे हैं.

जेएनयू छात्रसंघ अध्यक्ष कन्हैया कुमार, उमर ख़ालिद और अनिर्बन भट्टाचार्य के साथ-साथ विश्वविद्यालय के कई छात्र अनिश्चितकालीन भूख हड़ताल पर बैठ गए हैं. यह हड़ताल विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासन द्वारा की गयी अनुशासनात्मक कार्रवाई के खिलाफ हो रही है.