Indian Muslim

Terrorism has endangered not Islam and Muslims but the country: Speakers

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: Not Islam and Muslims but the country will be in peril if leaders of all sections of the society did not control terrorism today, said speakers at a national convention on ‘Terrorism: Causes and Prevention’ held on 29th May in New Delhi.

It terrorism could not be checked, peace, security and national integration will be in danger said speakers at the convention organized by the Islamic Peace Foundation at India Islamic Cultural Centre.


Showcause notice to Kerala Congress leader


Thiruvananthapuram : The state Congress party has decided to issue a show-cause notice to Aryadan Shoukat, its member who heads the Nilambur village council in Malappuram district, for making derogatory remarks against Indian Union Muslim League supremo Panakkad Syed Muhammedali Shihab Thangal.

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) is the Congress ally in the United Democratic Front in the state, and the Congress decided to take action against Shoukat to defuse the tension between the two Front partners.

Muslims in rural Kutch

By Yoginder Sikand,

"Communal" conflict in Tenkasi

By Irfan Engineer,

I was in Tenkasi town for a few hours as a part of field visit, a part of 7 days workshop on "Peace and Conflict Resolution" organized jointly by Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Mumbai and Society for Community Organisations Trust (SOCO Trust), Madurai. Madurai was amongst the three areas that were selected for field visit. The participants of the Workshop were divided in three groups and they went to three different areas.

Information about Haj draw, flights now through SMS

By staff reporter,

Lucknow : Efforts are on to provide information about selection of Haj applicants and date and time of flights on mobile through SMS. This will help those who have submitted Haj forms but being in remote and rural areas face problems in getting information about draw of lots.

According to Rashtriya Sahara Urdu daily, state Haj Committee officials had talks with government-owned telecommunication giant BSNL officials over the issue. It is likely that the facility will be provided from this year itself.


Martha Nussbaum, Tarun Tejpal to attend IMC's convention

By staff reporter,

Chicago : Several distinguished speakers from around the world are set to converge in Chicago on May 31st 2008 to address the 4th national convention of the Indian Muslim Council - USA and reflect on the prospects and challenges to the "Idea of India".


Urdu Media Cell opened at Delhi State Congress office

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: In a bid to reach Urdu readers, and through them the big chunk of Muslim masses, Delhi State Congress has opened Urdu Media Cell at its office. Now communication from the party will directly go to Urdu newspapers and magazines.


Tauheed Ahmad of Lucknow tops U.P CPMT

By staff reporter,

Lucknow: In otherwise good news for the Muslim community whose sordid educational status was exposed by the Sachar Committee, Tauheed Ahmad of Lucknow has topped the U.P. Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) held for admission at medical and engineering colleges in the state.


Fruit and vegetable growers of North Kashmir demand compensation

By Reyaz Ahmed , NAK,

Baramulla : Fruit and vegetable growers in North Kashmir's Baramulla district have demand immediate compensation from the government as their crops suffered massive damage due to heavy rains, hailstorm and stormy winds that lashed valley.

"Our crops have suffered massive damage due hailstorm and flash floods triggered by incessant rains here, government should compensate us as we have taken loans from banks and other agencies,' said Ali Mohmmed Bhat a fruit grower.

Report: Conference Against Terrorism in Jaipur

By Dr. M. Iqbal Siddiqui,

On May 25th Jaipur hosted a "Conference Against Terrorism: A Solidarity Approach" held under the joint auspices of Rajasthan Muslim Forum (RMF), a united platform of leading Muslim organisations of Rajasthan and Peoples Movement of India in the Birla. About 37
organisations and institutions participated in organising this conference.