Indian Muslim

Tense Shopian shuts down after another 'murder'


Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) : A complete shutdown was observed in this tense town in Jammu and Kashmir on the first day of an indefinite strike Wednesday, a day after the finding of the body of an activist fighting for justice after the rape and murder of two women May 30.

Protests rocked the town as life was thrown out of gear and shops, other businesses and schools remained closed. Transport was also off the roads. There was thin attendance in government offices, an official said.

Maulana Azad and partition

By Asghar Ali Engineer,

In the current debate on partition started by Jaswant Singh’s book every one is talking about the role of Jinnah, Nehru and Sardar Patel in partitioning of India but hardly anyone has mentioned what Maulana Azad, an important leader of Indian National Congress and an eminent scholar of Islam who held post of President of the Congress for six long years before partition, had done to avert partition.

Badruddin Ajmal meets Maha Guv on recent communal violence

By News Desk,

New Delhi: Member of Lok Sabha from Dhubri (Assam) and president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Maulana Badruddin Ajmal today led a delegation to the Maharashtra Governor SC Jamir to apprise him of the destruction of lives and properties of the Muslim community in the recent communal violence in some districts of the state.

Prof Akhtarul Wassey of Jamia Millia nominated to Planning Commission


New Delhi: Renowned educationist and an expert of Islamic studies and society Professor Akhtarul Wassey of Jamia Millia Islamia has been nominated to the consultative group of the Planning Commission of India for the primary and secondary education.


To appease Hindu votes Maha Cong Govt withdraws CBI probe in Hari Masjid firing

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: While Assembly election is in sight and BJP-Shiv Sena in tatters, the ‘secular’ Congress-NCP alliance government of Maharashtra wants to appease the voters of the communal parties. The state government’s withdrawal of the ongoing CBI probe in the Hari Masjid police firing case is the latest evidence of the Hindu appeasement of the ‘secular’ parties.

Samastha Kerala Islam Matha Vidyabhyasa Board publishes results of public exam

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The Samastha Kerala Islam Matha Vidyabhyasa Board has published the results of its public exam. The exam was attended by more than two lakh students in six countries and 79.98% among them won.


Fake encounter of Javed: Kerala Govt should interfere, says Jamaat Islami

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The Kerala government should now interfere as it has been proved that Pranesh Kumar alias Javed was killed by the Gujarat police in a fake encounter, said the Kerala unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.

It added that the state government is morally responsible to ask for explanation from the Gujarat government in the matter. Pranesh Kumar alias Javed was a Keralite and hailed from Alappuzha district in southern Kerala.


Merajur Rahman Baruah wins National Award for documentary ‘Shifting Prophecy’

By news desk

New Delhi: Delhi based independent documentary filmmaker Merajur Rahman Baruah won the 55th National Award for his documentary film ‘Shifting Prophecy.” The film was awarded Rajat Kamal for the 55th National Award in the Best Film on Social Issue category.

Mr. Baruah is an accomplished documentary filmmaker with several documentaries and awards to his credit. He won the Best Director Award at Hyderabad International Film Festival in 2008 for the same film.

Merit-cum-means scholarship: Last date extended to September 10 in Kerala

By Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The last date for the application of merit-cum-means scholarships for the year 2009-10 has been extended in Kerala. Deserving students can apply for the scholarship till September 10. Earlier, August 20 was fixed as the last date for application.


Ishrat killing: Central government stands by terror link affidavit


New Delhi : The home ministry Wednesday said it stood by its affidavit on the controversial killing of Mumbai girl Ishrat Jahan and three others in an alleged fake shootout five years ago after the Gujarat police claimed they were terrorists.

"We stand by our affidavit (claiming the four were terrorists)... we are not backtracking," Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told reporters.

"Even if they were terrorists, we cannot kill them in cold blood," he added.