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Geelani wants release of arrested Kashmiris

Srinagar: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday said he told BJP leader Yashwant Sinha that the government should release all separatist leaders and others arrested during an ongoing unrest as a precursor to beginning negotiations on how to solve the Kashmir issue.

Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday led a five-member team to Kashmir to meet separatists, including Geelani and Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

BJP's Yashwant Sinha meets Kashmir separatists over unrest

Srinagar: A five-member team led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday met separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq here with a view to break a logjam after over three months of deadly unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

The team, which includes former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah, who has served in Jammu and Kashmir, ex-Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, journalist Bharat Bhushan and activist Sushobha Barve, landed in Srinagar and drove to Geelani's residence in Hyderpora.

In open letter, JNU faculty members condemn JNU administration's “callous handling” of Najeeb’s case

Under the pretext of Uniform Civil Code, there is an attempt to humiliate India's Muslims

By Misbahuddin Mirza for

The present government’s attempt to specifically and selectively target the Indian Muslim Personal Law, while conveniently ignoring the serious negative aspects of scores of other Indian Religious/cultural/ personal/ laws is an overt attempt to suppress and disgrace India’s Muslims.

Editor of news website Indian Muslim Observer receives threat call, asked to ‘shut up’

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: Danish Ahmed Khan, founder and editor of Delhi-based news website Indian Muslim Observer was on Saturday, October 22 threatened by an unknown caller and asked to “shut up”. The call was followed by an abusive SMS.

Urdu Magazine Ma’arif completes 100 years of publishing

By TCN News

Bijnor (UP): To commemorate 100 years of Ma’arif, a monthly Urdu magazine, a symposium titled, “Hundred years of Ma’arif: a milestone in Urdu journalism” was organised by Shafiq Ahmad Ansari Memorial Trust, Najibabad on Sunday, October 22 in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.

Ma’arif has been published by Shibli Academy, Azamgarh since 1916.

Former Governor of Uttarakhand, U.P. and Mizoram, Aziz Qureshi participated as Chief Guest in the Symposium. Two special numbers of Ma’arif, based on its editorials, were released on this occasion.

Can't build prosperous society unless India is tolerant: Chidambaram

Kolkata: Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday cautioned against intolerance, saying it was an impediment to India's prosperity.

"We must create a more humane and tolerant society. We can't build a prosperous society unless it is tolerant, more humane, accepts diversity and adopts the philosophy of live and let live," Chidambaram said.

The senior Rajya Sabha member representing the Congress, was speaking at a session organised by IIM Calcutta in association with Observer Research Foundation on economic reforms.

Kashmir core issue between Pakistan, India: Sharif tells UK

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir is the core issue between India and Pakistan and its resolution will ensure peace in the region.

Sharif told the UK's National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and pursues the policy of maintaining friendly relationships with its neighbours, News International reported.

According to the Prime Minister, the Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions.


Akhilesh-Shivpal supporters clash ahead of crucial SP meet

Lucknow : Supporters of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi party leader Shivpal Yadav clashed outside the party office on Monday. Police and security officials had a tough time dispersing the unruly mobs.

The clash comes ahead of the crucial meeting called by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to take a "final call" on the bitter turf war within his family and the party.


JNU students protest outside VC's house

New Delhi : JNU students on Sunday staged a noisy protest outside Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar's house here demanding to know the whereabouts of a student who went missing nine days ago.

The students started their protest from the Administrative Block of the campus in the form of a human chain and proceeded to Kumar's house within the university.

The students want the university to play a more active role to trace Najeeb Ahmed and take appropriate action against alleged ABVP members who assaulted him before he disappeared on the night of October 14.