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Blasts politically motivated: Aligarh intellectuals

By news reporter,

Aligarh: A panel discussion on ‘Serial Bomb Blasts and Politics of Terrorism’ was organized by the Intellectual Forum for Secularism, Democracy & Social Justice (IFSDSJ) and Millet Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC) in Aligarh on September 20.

Presiding over the programme, Pramod Kumar, industrialist and Lohiite socialist, expressed his serious concern over the worst phase of crisis created by the BJP and the communal forces for changing the secular state into a communal state.


JIH demands high-level probe of Jamia Nagar encounter

By news desk,

New Delhi: Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has demanded a high-level impartial investigation into the Jamia Nagar police encounter on September 19 in which two alleged suspected terrorists were killed while one was arrested.

In a press statement issued today, JIH Secretary General said that an impartial investigation would expose the reality of the involvement of those youths in terror activities.


Civil rights teams visit Jamia Nagar, questions police version

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,

New Delhi: There is something more than that meets the eye in the Jamia Nagar police encounter case and that’s why civil rights groups and human rights organizations are visiting the area and tying to get the true picture by talking to neighbours and eyewitnesses.

Of all what is most disturbing is that those described as terrorists by the police have valid rent agreement and submitted a form with the Jamia Nagar Police Station for the verification of their credentials.

Imarat Shariah provides relief to Bihar flood victims

By Tarique Anwar and Md. Ali,

Patna: Don’t visit the flood affected areas if you are to be satisfied with the government's version of the situation, because then you will start questioning the way the Bihar government handled the situation and issue of breach in the embankment of Kosi, and post flood crisis.

Muslims of Azamgarh: who are they, what are they?

By Razi Raziuddin

The district of Azamgarh has been much in the news at present, mostly with terror and violence-related events and episodes. Earlier, Azamgarh had been in the news for its scholars, its poets, its freedom fighters, and its institutions and religious seminaries.

These days it has become fashionable, especially with the media, to relate Muslim fundamentalism related pro-activism (in the North and Western India) with Azamgarh. It seems that all roads of illegalities, be it a hawala/money scam or a bombing episode elsewhere, are connected with the district of Azamgarh.

Peace rally on Rizwanur's first death anniversary

Kolkata : Hundreds of people Sunday marched in a peace rally here to pay tribute to Rizwanur Rahman, who died under mysterious circumstances a year ago after marrying industrialist Ashok Todi's daughter Priyanka.

Rahman's mother Keshwar Jahan, elder brother Rukbanur Rahman and several members of civil society participated in the rally that started from Park Circus in south Kolkata and converged at Tiljala - a small eastern Kolkata pocket, where Rahman lived with his mother.

Stop encounter killings: Popular Front of India

By news desk,

Bangalore : The Popular Front of India chairman E. Abubacker has urged the Central Government to stop encounter killings in the name of countering terrorism.

No police cell should be given a free hand to kill the accused. The duty of the police is to take the accused into custody and produce before the court for further legal procedures, reads the statement from the Front.


Atif Amin had no links with SIMI or any militant group: family

By Mohammed Siddique,,

New Delhi: Atif Amin, one of the two suspected militants killed in Batala House encounter on Friday, was an innocent youth who was more concerned with his future career in management than any interest in terrorist or fundamentalist activities, his family said.


Engineer who owned Jamia Nagar house suspended


Ghaziabad : An engineer who owned the south Delhi house where Friday's shootout between the police and suspected terrorists took place has been suspended - but on charges unrelated to the crime.

Mohsin Nisar, who owns the fourth floor of the L 18 flat in Jamia Nagar, is an executive engineer with Public Works Department (PWD) of the Uttar Pradesh government. He was posted here.

Official sources in the PWD said he was suspended in the wake of the lapses allegedly found in some construction work he had supervised.