Indian Muslim

Weekly had raised alarm about terrorist plans in Jaipur


Nagpur : A Hindi weekly published from Nagpur seems to have had a foreboding of terrorist designs in Jaipur, which rocked by a series of bomb blasts May 13 that claimed over 60 lives.

The weekly newspaper, Iman Ki Awaaz, had in its March 28 issue warned of some terrorist organisations' efforts to create a base in Rajasthan. Its editor Hamid Engineer said copies of the paper were sent to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and top bureaucrats of Rajasthan, including the Jaipur city police chief.

Imarat Shariah has a role to play in defending Islam, Muslims: A R Kidwai

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: Muslims are in one of the most difficult phases of their history when malicious attacks including allegations of terrorism are being made on Islam and Muslims all over, said Governor of Haryana Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai today.


Kidnapped Indian released in Afghanistan, family happy


Kabul/New Delhi : India has thanked the Afghan government for the successful rescue of a kidnapped Indian national late Saturday, and his relatives are happy he was at last free after 27 days in captivity.

Sarang Mohammed Naeem, and Nepali national K.B. Gurung, both employees of a Dubai-based logistics firm, were released late Saturday night, the Indian embassy in Kabul said.


Hyderabad peaceful on first anniversary of blast


Hyderabad : Amid tight security, the city remained peaceful Sunday, the first anniversary of the bomb blast at the historic Mecca Masjid.

Nine people were killed when the bomb exploded during Friday prayers at the 17th century mosque this day last year. Five more people were killed in the subsequent police firing on protestors near the mosque.

The police have made elaborate security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident. Security was beefed up at the mosque and Charminar, the symbol of Hyderabad, as well as other monuments and public places in the city.


Parents in Karnataka celebrate son's release in Afghanistan


Bangalore : Sweets were distributed and prayers offered Sunday at the house of Sarang Mohammed Nayeem in Mangalore as the news of his release, after nearly a month in captivity in Afghanistan, reached his hometown.

Nayeem's parents, Sarang Mohammed Hussain and Chand Sultana, received a call early Sunday morning from Sunil Shetty, a director of the company with which Nayeem was employed, informing them of their son's release.


Kashmir girls create history - set football pace for future

By F. Ahmed, IANS,

Srinagar : Their faces glowing despite the hot summer sun, a group of young Kashmiri Muslim girls clad in sportswear practise football for hours at a ground here - creating a history of sorts in Jammu and Kashmir that has never seen such a women's sports event.

The group of 45 school girls is practising hard to get selected for the state's first under-19 soccer tournament that will be held in the first week of June.

Kidnapped Indian released in Afghanistan


Kabul/New Delhi : Indian national Mohammed Nayeem and a Nepali worker, who were abducted from Afghanistan's Herat province last month, have been released by their captors, the Indian embassy said Sunday.

The two were freed Saturday evening, the Indian embassy in Kabul told IANS over telephone in New Delhi. Nayeem, who was kidnapped from Adraskan in Herat on April 22, worked as an engineer with Dubai-based HEB International Logistics.


Abducted Indian worker released in Afghanistan


New Delhi : Indian national Mohammed Nayeem, who was kidnapped from Afghanistan's Herat province last month, has been released by his captors, the ministry of external affairs said here Sunday.

Nayeem, who was abducted April 22, worked as an engineer with Dubai-based HEB International Logistics.

While no group had claimed responsibility for his abduction, it was believed to be the work of one of the numerous terror gangs operating in the country.

Nayeem, 39, hails from Mangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka and is a father of three children.


PIL in Delhi HC over injustices to Urdu language

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Delhi High Court regarding injustices against Urdu language and Urdu medium schools.

The PIL has been filed by president of Farogh-e-Urdu Society, Dr. Zainul Abedeen and the treasurer of Gupta Educational Promotion Society Sha’oor Ahmad. Government of India’s step-motherly treatment of Urdu since Independence is not hidden from any learned and intelligent person.


Jaipur blasts: a blessed occasion for B.J.P.

By Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani

The investigation into the Jaipur blasts is now almost complete. The pattern of the bombings was identical with those of earlier similar occurrences, and it has further been confirmed by the statement of the so-called owner of the cycle shop from which the persons, speaking with Bengali accent, had purchased seven cycles used in the terror strike.