Indian Muslim

SDPI hails move to amend Communal Violence Bill

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has hailed the reported move to amend the Communal Violence Bill, (CVB), following the recommendation of National Advisory Council, (NAC), headed by the Congress president Mrs. Sonia Gandhi.
SDPI national general secretary A. Sayeed in a Press statement said the move is a welcome step in the right direction as there were many apprehensions among people, especially in the minds of Muslims, about the proposed bill and its ramifications.


Kalbe Jawwad vows to foil UP govt designs on masjid land

By Staff Reporter,

Lucknow: Eminent shia cleric and Imam-e-Juma Maulana Kalbe Jawwad on Sunday alleged that state government is making plans to acquire the land of Shahdra Mosque situated on Mohaan road in Lucknow. The cleric claimed that the acquisition is being done to facilitate construction of a university for disabled.


Peace in prison

By Mahtab Alam,

TCN cartoon: Bureaucracy game

By Yusuf,,

Muslim MPs spent just 17% of constituency fund in 2009-10

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

In another shameful revelation, Muslim Members of Indian Parliament have been found doing very little for the people of their constituencies. The Muslim Members of Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Indian Parliament, spent just 16.86% of the annual central government fund for their constituencies in the year 2009-2010.

Burqa empowers women, says British minister


London : As debate intensifies across Europe on banning the Islamic full-body veil at public places, a British minister has defended a Muslim woman's right to wear the burqa and says it is empowering.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said women were "empowered" by the freedom to wear the face coverings.

Muslim girls going to college in Darbhanga [TCN Photo: By Mudassir Rizwan]

Bandh and petty politics over sealing drive in Jamia Nagar

By Md Ali,,

New Delhi: There was a complete Bandh in the first half of 18th of July, in Jamia Nagar, a Muslim dominated locality of South Delhi. It was called by Asif Mohammad Khan, the local MLA, as a protest against the proposed sealing and demolition drive in the area on July 21, 2010, by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi which will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court’s Monitoring Committee for Sealing and Demolition.


11 Malegaon blast accused to be charged under MCOCA


Mumbai : All the 11 accused, including a serving Indian Army officer, in the Sep 29, 2008 Malegaon bomb blast are to be charged under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), the Bombay High Court said Monday, setting aside a lower court ruling.

A division bench comprising Justice B.H. Marlapalle and Justice A.V. Mohta set aside an order of a lower court of July 31, 2009, dropping charges under MCOCA on the 11 accused, including Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur and other members of right wing Hindu groups.

Attack against professor not a communal issue: UDF

By Staff Correspondent

Kochi: The UDF yesterday stated that the attack on the professor accused in the question paper controversy should not be seen as a communal problem. In another development to the investigation, police yesterday released the draft picture of two accused in the case. Meanwhile, the DGP said that the state had not thought about handing over the case to the NIA.

PFI’s ‘freedom parade’ banned; SDPI to hold ‘long march’

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The Freedom Parade of the Popular Front of India to be held on Independence Day was banned in Kottayam and Payyannur in Kerala. The parade at Aluva was banned last day itself. The organisation had decided to fight the ban legally. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic Party of India is planning to hold Long Marches in four areas in the state.