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Verdict of the Jamia Nagar encounter Jan Sunwai Jury

By news desk,

New Delhi: The jury of the Jan Sunwai into the Jamia Nagar encounter have unanimously demanded judicial probe into the 19th September encounter by a sitting Supreme Court judge and have demanded that investigations be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI).


Ulemas should think beyond madrassas, mosques: minority commission member

Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Muslim clerics should "think beyond madrassas (seminaries) and mosques" for the development of the minority community in the true sense, said Abdul Ali Azizi, a member of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

"I appeal to ulemas (clerics) that they should move out of the confines of mosques and madrassas and cooperate in the development of villages and schools," said Azizi at a press conference here Thursday.


An old man keeps on searching in ashes

Muslims under siege in Assam: Part 3

By Diganta Sharma for,

Delhi Police yet to submit Jamia shootout report: NHRC

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Contrary to some media reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday confirmed it had not yet received any report from Delhi Police on the Jamia Nagar shootout in which two suspected terrorists were killed last month.


BSP to hold Dalit convention in Lucknow


Lucknow : After showering sops on Muslims at a national convention organised here Monday, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will now organise a meet here for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Dalits ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

According to BSP officials, Chief Minister Mayawati will hold the convention for Dalits and OBCs Oct 18 in the state capital.

"The chief minister is likely to announce several schemes for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBC community members during the convention," a BSP official told IANS.

Nikah in the time of internet!


Patna : Gazala Parwin, in her 20s, is grateful to the internet, which made her nikah possible when the groom working in Saudi Arabia was denied leave for the marriage at the last moment.

"I am thankful to the internet for my nikah," said newly wed Parwin.

Her family turned to the internet when they were told that the groom, Mohammed Fayaz Rizwi, would not be able to reach here in time for the marriage ceremony - on Tuesday - as his leave had been cancelled.


Maharashtra: Muslim politicians resign protesting riots

By Md. Ali,

A number of Muslim politicians have resigned from their elected positions following a series of anti-Muslim violence in the state of Maharashtra. Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) coroporators have submitted their resignation to party bosses to protest the ruling parties that have failed to protect Muslims of the state.


Imarat Shariah to build houses for Bihar flood victims

By Tarique Anwar,,

Patna: Even about two months after the worst ever flood of Kosi River in Bihar in the history of the country, the state government is yet to come up with rehabilitation plan for the victims. On the other hand, some Muslim organizations like Imarat Shariah are soon going to start their rehabilitation projects.

Critically ill man dies in curfew-bound Madhya Pradesh town


Bhopal : A critically-ill man in Madhya Pradesh's curfew-bound Burhanpur town died for want of treatment Wednesday, police said.

"A resident of Shikarpura locality, Mohammad Rafique, was critically ill for the past few days and was undergoing treatment at his home. His condition deteriorated this morning and he died as he could not be taken to hospital in time due to imposition of curfew," one of his family members said.


Probe sought on removal of Muslims from Advani's security convoy


Kozhikode : The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has demanded an inquiry into the alleged recall from duty of two Muslim police drivers from the security convoy of opposition leader L.K. Advani, who was here Tuesday to attend a public meeting.

Addressing reporters here Wednesday, IUML state General Secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty alleged that the incident was not unintentional and was done to create communal division among the officials.