Indian Muslim

Guerrillas kill sarpanch in Kashmir

Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas killed a sarpanch (village headman) in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Thursday, an official said Friday.

A senior police officer told IANS: "Militants fired at Sarpanch Muhammad Amin Pandit in Gulzarpora (Awantipora) village outside his residence yesterday (Thursday) evening.

"He succumbed to critical injuries although he was immediately shifted to hospital.

Poll panel allows Amit Shah to resume campaign

New Delhi: The Election Commission Thursday allowed BJP leader Amit Shah, a close aide of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, to resume campaign in Uttar Pradesh after he promised not to use derogatory language or do anything violative of the poll code.

Despite ‘good work’ Congress MP might face drubbing in Bareilly

By M Reyaz,,

Bareilly: In one of the streets of Bareilly, young men, who appear to be the workers of different political parties – are sitting side by side, with flags of their respective affiliations – Samajwadi Party and the Congress – and enjoying some light moments. To an outsider, this would appear to pointing to some ‘fixed match’ between the Congress and the SP. The fixed match, no doubt, was there, except that the winner here was the BJP.

Apex Court modifies order to the benefit of Jamia in land acquisition

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In an Okhla village land case (Suit No.2/14) pertaining to the State of Uttar Pradesh v/s Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, the Hon'ble Supreme Court has modified the maintenance of status quo that will facilitate the process of acquisition of about 107 bighas and 7 biswas of prime land to the benefit of Jamia Millia Islamia.


Fighting communalism through social service

By Faisal Khan,

We strongly believe that we can’t fight with communalism only through seminars, symposiums and long discussions in the groups specially those holding the same ideology as us. For the social service in the truest sense, the society at large must be faced in the field itself.

Maharashtra government is negligent towards states’ Wakf board

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: In their 40 page manifesto Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has assured many things for minority such as their party shall continue scholarship scheme to minority students and shall increase fund to Maulana Azad Foundation. The party also assured that they shall look into providing reservations in jobs to Muslims and to work on Justice Rangnath Mishra’s suggestions regarding Muslim community. One more catching assurance in their manifesto is that the party shall help in protection of states’ Wakf property.

Maldives seeks Indian help to set up Islamic varsity

New Delhi : The Maldives has sought academic tie-ups with the Jamia Millia Islamia, one of India's oldest universities, and help in establishing an Islamic university in the island nation, a visiting Maldivian minister said here.

A delegation led by Maldivian Minister of Islamic Affairs Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed visited the university Wednesday evening to explore possibilities of academic collaborations and partnerships. It sought Jamia's assistance in developing a culture of academic publications in the Maldives.


Beef, Pink Revolution in Elections

By Ram Puniyani,

This time around (2014) the practitioners of sectarian politics had projected as if they will harp only on the issues related to development and Governance. But that surely is for sayings sake. While propaganda of development of Gujarat, strong leader, good governance is on the forefront, there is a lurking doubt that many a people may be by now realizing that the story of so called development cannot be defended beyond a point as so many studies and reports have shown the contrary facts. Authoritarian and dictatorial leader is not a strong leader, one is clear about that as strong leader is one who is inclusive and takes others along. So back to the fundamentals of communal politics, the issues related to ‘identity and faith’ are being subtly propped up.

Discussing Tamil politics in a Mosque near Sri Lankan border

By Mohd. Ismail Khan,,

Rameshwaram: In Pamban town of Rameshwaram Island near Sri Lankan waters the major political issue for locals are fishermen arrests, but local Muslims at Juma Masjid have an eye on Delhi.

India, Pakistan may resume dialogue after Lok Sabha polls

Islamabad : India and Pakistan hope to resume their composite dialogue once the Indian parliamentary election ends, Pakistan's envoy to the US has said.

Jalil Abbas Jilani also said in a talk at Harvard University that there was increasing awareness in both countries that there can be no military solution to their problems.

The News International newspaper reported that Jilani spoke on "Pakistan-India Relations, The Way Ahead" Monday. It was the inaugural event for the Harvard Kennedy School's annual South Asia Week.