Indian Muslim

'Gau rakshaks' have brought shame to India

By Amulya Ganguli

The decades-old reputation of the Jana Sangh and its successor, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as a Brahmin-Bania party has been reinforced by a series of recent events.

First, its ministers -- Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya -- maliciously targeted supporters of the Ambedkar Students' Association in the University of Hyderabad, leading to the suicide of a bright young student, Rohith Vemula.

Curfew, separatist shutdown enters 15th day in Kashmir

Srinagar : Life remained paralysed in the Kashmir Valley as curfew, restrictions and separatists called shutdown continued for the 15th day on Saturday.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to begin his two-day trip to Kashmir on Saturday, marking his second visit this month to the conflict-ridden region.

He first visited on July 2 after eight CRPF troopers were killed by militants in Pampore area of Pulwama district. Singh had also performed the Amarnath Yatra.

Rajnath Singh to arrive in trouble-torn Kashmir on Saturday

Srinagar : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would arrive here on Saturday morning on a two-day visit to take stock of the law and order situation in the Vally.

The Union Home Minister would be accompanied by the Directors General (DGs) of paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

According to the official sources, Singh would chair a high level security meeting in summer capital Srinagar in addition to one-on-one interaction with state Governor Narinder Nath Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Online Urdu thesaurus, free mobile app launched

By A Mirsab,,

Kitab, a Karachi-based publishing house, has launched the world’s first online Urdu Thesaurus website and mobile application.

Launched on July 16, Urdu Thesaurus was developed over a period of five years. After the beta release of this service, publisher Kitab is now seeking sponsorship to complete and improve the project.

MANUU extends admission date for Kashmiri Students

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Taking Kashmir’s ongoing turmoil into account that may have restricted Kashmiri students from traveling to the University, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) has extended admission date for these students.

MANUU has decided to permit the Kashimiri students who are selected for various UG, PG and Research programs to take admission till July 29, 2016.

Jamia establishes first distance learning centre in Seemanchal

By TCN News,

Kishanganj (Bihar): Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has established its first distance learning centre in Seemanchal region here at ITI Ground, Tauheed Educational Trust (TET) Campus, Kishanganj Bihar.

Communal clash in Gujarat kills one

Ahmedabad : An uneasy calm prevailed on Friday in Gondal city in Gujarat after a communal clash overnight left one person dead and another injured, officials said.

Police sources said half a dozen persons came menacingly in the city's Chordi Darwaza area in a black SUV without any registration number and opened indiscriminate fire at Imran Kataria, a butcher.

He sustained bullet wounds in the throat and leg and was shifted to a government hospital in Gondal, 40 km from Rajkot. The incident took place on Thursday night.

Muslims at bottom of higher education ladder, alongside backward tribes

By Charu Bahri

Despite almost trebling in the decade ending 2010 -- from 5.2 per cent to 13.8 percent -- the rate of Muslim enrolment in higher education trailed the national figure of 23.6 per cent, other backward classes (22.1 per cent) and scheduled castes (18.5 per cent). Scheduled tribes lagged Muslims by 0.5 per cent.

Jamaat-e-Islami survey in Kashmir finds security forces targeting vital parts of protesters

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Jammu and Kashmir has conducted a survey on the intensity of the security forces brutality on people in Kashmir during last two weeks of unrest by visiting the families of slain and have concluded that ‘government forces were targeting the vital parts of protestors’.

Led by Advocate Zahid Ali, the delegation visited families of almost all the persons who were killed during continuing unrest after the death of young militant commander Burhan Wani on July 8 this month.

Kerala activists targeted by Police, Right wing for expressing solidarity with Kashmir

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The protests in Kashmir and the manner in which the Indian Army has handled these protests has angered a number of citizens in the country, and over the past week, there have been several meetings organised by concerned citizens in various parts of the country to condemn the human rights violations in the region. However, people who have voiced opinions against the security forces are now in the firing line of the right-wing Hindus, and in Kerala, they have zeroed in on Roopesh Kumar, a Dalit documentary maker.