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VHP has role in terror acts: Shahi Imam


New Delhi : Prominent Muslim cleric, Shahi Imam Moulana Ahmed Bukhari, Wednesday accused the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal of having a role in the terror attacks in India.

Bukhari, the chief cleric of Delhi's Jama Masjid, demanded a high level enquiry into the role of the VHP and the Bajrang Dal in blasts in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

VHP, Bajrang Dal threat to national security: CPI (M)

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded the UPA government at the Centre to take stern action against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal which are trying to instigate communal riots in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

In a letter to the Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Brinda Karat, MP and member of CPI (M) Polit Bureau, has described VHP and Bajrang Dal as a threat to the security and integrity of the country, says a report in the Urdu daily Hamara Samaj.

JIH central team visits Bihar's flooded region

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New Delhi: A central Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) team led by Vice President, Prof Siddique Hasan, Secretary, Ejaz Aslam and Bihar JIH president Qamrul Huda, visited Bihar's flood affected areas to evaluate relief and rescue works.

After visiting various relief camps run by JIH, government and other NGOs, Prof Hassan said, "situation here in Bihar is still very pathetic and government is not doing much while its camps are in very bad situation," says a statement.

Amarnath deal a surrender to Jammu agitators: academicians

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New Delhi: If we wish to retain Kashmir as part of our country we should stop treating the Kashmiri people as aliens and let them decide what to do with their land, said noted academicians from across the country reacting over the Amarnath Shrine land deal.

The have expressed grave concern at how the dispute over grant of land to the Amarnath Board in Kashmir is being handled by our political authorities.

Jammu and Kashmir poll: Government to brief Election Commission


Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government will brief the Election Commission of India later Wednesday about the situation in the state in view of the assembly polls due later this year.

Chief secretary S.S. Kapur and director general of police Kuldeep Khoda are meeting the poll panel for a detailed briefing in the wake of nearly three months of agitations in the Kashmir valley and the Jammu region of the state over the Amarnath land row.

Ramadan holds special significance for Indian Muslims

By Danish Ahmad Khan,

The holy month of Ramadan (or Ramzan as it is known in this region) holds a special significance for the people of the Indian subcontinent. It is when the faithful not only show piety and compassion but try to send across a strong message of communal harmony.

Violence will be met with violence, Togadia warns


New Delhi : Unfazed by the criticism his group has faced over the violence in Orissa, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia has said that violence against Hindus will be met with violence.

Even as he denied the involvement of the VHP, the radical Hindu group, in the attacks on the Christian community and churches in the state, he insisted that Hindus had the right to retaliate.

"If a violent religion is targeting a section of Hindu society, there would be a violent reaction," Togadia, a surgeon by profession, told IANS in a telephonic interview.

Book Review: Aurangzeb Revisited

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Name of the Book: The Ulama, Islamic Ethics and Courts Under the Mughals—Aurangzeb Revisited

12 arrested for inciting riots in Agra


Agra : A dozen people were arrested for inciting riots as tension continued to prevail in the Mantola area of the city Tuesday following communal clashes Monday night, police said.

Additional companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary were deployed and a flag march held by the police in the afternoon. However, it failed to restore normalcy.

Uttar Pradesh turning into terrorist hub: BJP


Lucknow : The Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday alleged that Uttar Pradesh was fast turning into a hub of terrorists and members of the banned outfit Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Referring to the Sunday's attack on BJP parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath in Azamgarh district, senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra said, "The incident clearly reflects that Uttar Pradesh, especially eastern region of the state, has transformed into a centre of unlawful elements."