Indian Muslim

Colours of terror

By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

Recently, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an ASEAN summit that terrorism had no religion, Indian Muslims heaved a sigh of relief. This line, that “terror has no religion”, is a relatively new Sangh refrain, being mouthed as a policy mantra by all persons affiliated to it.

Of Islamophobia in the name of secular stereotyping

By Abul Kalam Azad,

Secularism, for many upper caste liberal Hindus, is a stick to beat the Muslims. They shed crocodile tears that can drown the entire nation over the apparent ‘communalization’ of middle class Muslims. They started betraying this extreme discomfort, as the author of this highly problematic article, at many young middle class Muslims ‘sporting long beards and wearing pathani suits’ because you know the body etiquette is all this country needs to brand a Muslim as ‘communal’ – a Hindu sporting a sindoor, a Hindu wearing a janeu, these specimens are capable of pure unadulterated secularism (or the Indian version of it) – and show dubious concern over them being usurped by ‘global jihad’.

Enhancing understanding of Muslim communities in South Asia

Book review: Being Muslim in South Asia

By Kashif-ul-Huda,,

History of Islam in South Asia is almost as old as Islam in Arabia. Population of Arab nations is estimated to be 370 million while more than 500 million Muslims live in South Asian countries. But Arab-centric writings on Islam have done a great disservice.

Inter-faith conference by JIH in Coimbatore

By TCN News,

Coimbatore: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Coimbatore organized an interfaith conference with theme “Holy Pilgrimage” at Hidhaaya Islamic College for Women, Karumbukkadai, Coimbatore on Saturday, November 22.


Workshop on Science journalism at AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: While inaugurating the four-day Workshop on Science Journalism, Dr. Manoj Patairiya, Additional Director General in Doordarshan highlighted the need for identification of right kind of information in the present era, which is full of knowledge.


Shia Muslim delegation going to Iraq to discuss anti-IS measures

New Delhi : Shia Muslim group Anjuman-e-Haideri announced Saturday it will be sending a team for war-torn Iraq Monday to discuss modalities of sending its registered volunteers to protect holy shrines,and serve and rehabilitate victims tortured by the Islamic State(IS).

The Anjuman-e-Haideri (AEH), in a press conference here, said they had received "overwhelming" responses from volunteers who registered themselves to be on board to serve the people and religious sites from the dire threat posed by the terrorist group.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son anointed Naib Imam

New Delhi : Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here.

The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of objection by the Indian government and the Wakf Board, which termed the ceremony "illegal".


Less than 10 Indians keen on joining, Muslim leaders denounced IS: NSA Doval

New Delhi : National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval Saturday said there were fewer than 10 cases of Indian youth wanting to join the Islamic State and Muslim leaders in India had unanimously come out against the jihadist group.

Addressing the HT Leadership Summit, Doval also said Pakistan was "using terrorism as an instrument of state policy" and that India will have to prepare for a "two-front war" - one engaged diplomatically and economically with the two nuclear-armed neighbours, China and Pakistan, and also build up its deterrence.


AFSPA necessary in Jammu and Kashmir: K. P. S. Gill

New Delhi: Former Punjab director general of police K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with ending the Punjab militancy of the 1980s, Saturday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was necessary in Jammu and Kashmir as some youths are getting influenced by the ISIS.

Speaking at the World Hindu Congress here, Gill said: "In Jammu and Kashmir, there is a problem of terrorism and now some of the youngsters are getting influenced by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iran and Syria)."

However, Gill said the act does not give any impunity to army officers.


No ‘Achhe Din’ for drought hit Maharashtra farmers even in Modi era

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: Maharashtra farmers are continuing to commit suicide due to drought, unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged crops in thousands of hectares of Maharashtra, mainly in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

The latest is that the five farmers have resorted to commit suicide within a week in Hingoli district alone which raises questions on ruling party BJP who during its campaigning for parliamentary and assembly elections blamed Congress for farmers’ deaths in the state and had assured of improving their position.