Indian Muslim

In Bihar, landgrab does not spare a Bharat Ratna's birthplace

By Imran Khan

Patna : Its the house in Dumraon, some 110 km from here, where shenai mastero Ustad Bismillah Khan was born and lived in for the first six-seven years of his life. Over time, sundry Chief Ministers have promised to preserve the house and develop the town, one of Bihar's oldest municipalities -- but to no avail.

A response to Shaibal Gupta on the ‘Unimportance of Shahabuddin’

By Mohammad Sajjad for

This is a response to Shaibal Gupta’s column, “Unimportance of Shahabuddin”, which was published in the Indian Express on September 21.

Shaibal Gupta is quite a respected academic. His studies and articulations about the contemporary Bihar is enviable. However, in this particular column, he seems to have acted more as a spokesperson of the incumbent Chief Minister and less as an independent academic.

महाराष्ट्र के अंडरट्रायल क़ैदियों की खुशी का सबब बने जावेद

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली : महाराष्ट्र की जेल में क़ैद जावेद नाम के एक शख़्स की मुहिम ने क़ैदियों की ज़िन्दगी में एक बड़ा बदलाव ला दिया है. महाराष्ट्र की विभिन्न जेलों में बंद हज़ारों अंडरट्रायल क़ैदी अब अपने परिजनों से टेलीफोन पर बात कर सकेंगे. महाराष्ट्र जेल प्रशासन यहां की सभी जेलों में टेलीफोन लगाने का पूरी योजना तैयार कर चुका है.

Hussain Rizvi: A resident of Patna with international recognition for his selfless services

By A Mirsab,,

अख़लाक़ हत्याकांड अभियुक्त ने फ़र्ज़ी सबूतों के आधार पर खुद को करवाया नाबालिग़ घोषित Staff Reporter

लखनऊ : पिछले साल दादरी में हुए अख़लाक़ हत्याकांड में एक नया खुलासा आज सामने आया है. तथ्य बताते हैं कि अभियुक्त सचिन ने फ़र्ज़ी दस्तावेज़ों को आधार बनाकर कुछ अधिकारियों की मदद से खुद को नाबालिग़ साबित करवाया है, ताकि सज़ा से बचा जा सके.

Dalit agitation forces Gujarat to set up atrocity courts

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat government on Thursday announced setting up of special courts in 16 districts of the state to handle cases related to atrocities on Dalits.

According to a government notification, the special atrocity courts would be functional from October 1 and would also have government pleaders to help the victims.

"We have decided to set up these special courts across the state keeping in mind the interests of the Dalit community's long-pending demand," Pradipsinh Jadeja, Gujarat's Minister of State for Home, said.

Artist attacked by BJP activists in Kerala during Onam celebrations, three arrested

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: Three BJP activists were arrested on Tuesday for attacking an artist who participated in Onam celebrations on September 14.


Ghost of the ‘social’ at the neck of Muslim students’ politics

By Saidalavi P.C. for

A number of interesting and important questions have been raised in the context of Muslim students’ engagements with bahujan politics in the context of the spectacular performance of BAPSA in JNU. My intent here is to critique some of the arguments with the hope that there is furtherance of debates on the issues raised.

AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan granted bail

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday granted bail to AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a relative.

Khan, who represents Okhla constituency in south Delhi, was arrested on Wednesday morning after being called for questioning. He was later produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat who sent him to one-day judicial custody.

Following the complaint by the woman (spouse of his wife's brother), a FIR was lodged against Khan at the Jamia Nagar police station in south Delhi on September 10.

President greets Saudi Arabia on its National Day

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings to the King and people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of their National Day, observed on September 23.

In a message to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the President underlined the "millennia-old cultural and economic exchanges underpinned by extensive people-to-people contacts" between the two nations.