Indian Muslim

PDP hits out at Abdullah government for infant's killing


Jammu : Faced with criticism for patronising stone-pelters, Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday walked out of the state assembly demanding action against those responsible for the killing of an 11-day-old infant.

PDP legislators alleged that the government was not serious about tracing the killers of the baby, Irfan.

The baby was killed in his mother's lap in Kashmir's Baramullah town Monday when stone-pelters targeted the vehicle in which the family was travelling.


Beheading of Sikhs grave violation of Islamic teachings: civil rights group

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee of India has strongly condemned the brutal killing of two persons belonging to Sikh minority community in Pakistan by the so-called Taliban. “We express our deep concern over the violation of human rights in Pakistan. The beheading of two Sikhs after kidnapping them is an inhuman act and grave violation of Islamic teachings,” said Lateef Mohmmad Khan, General Secretary, CLMCI.


Ehteshamuddin’s journey from Madarsa to University

By Salman Sultan,,

Azamgarh: Mr. Ehteshamuddin s/o Mr. Mohd. Abubakar is an L.L.M. student of Jamia Millia University in Delhi. He is an alumnus of Shibli National College, Azamgarh, from where he passed L.L.B in first division. Ehtesham belongs to Mohalla Belsad (Post Tetari Bazar) in District Sidharthnagar of UP. Coming from a humble rural background, Ehtesham has his early education from a Madarsa in Belsad and later secondary education from a Hindi medium S.S. Inter College, Naugarh, Sidharthnagar.


Let’s hear Urdu Editors on Muslim issues, Urdu Media

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: Urdu Editors in Delhi are unanimous that the biggest issue confronting Muslim community in India is their educational and economic backwardness. The role of Urdu Media in resolution of these issues is crucial. However, they admit they are not playing the role the way it should be. They are not presenting the issues of the community before the government perfectly. For lack of investigative journalism in Urdu Media, they blame lack of fund as well as lack of skilled manpower.


Terror acquittal: But five years lost to prove his innocence

Mohammad Iftekhar Ahsan Mallick (26), former B.Sc. (Bio-tech) student

By Mahtab Alam,,

Late night on March 7, 2005, Mohammad Iftekhar Ahsan Mallick, a B.Sc. (Bio-tech) II year student at Dehradun’s Dolphin Institute of Biomedical & Natural Sciences was preparing for his final examinations at his friend’s place. But he had to face ‘greater’ exam that was to last for five years.


Muslim appeasement is nothing but a myth: Prof. T.K. Oommen

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Three-day (22-24) National Conference on ‘Exclusionary Perspectives for Muslims & Marginalized Groups’ has been kicked off today at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad.

Delivering the keynote speech at Inaugural session, eminent sociologist Prof. T.K. Oommen said: “Exclusion is a universal phenomenon. There is nothing extraordinary about it. However, in a stratified and hierarchical society like India, social exclusion based on discrimination and prejudice takes the dangerous form of externalization.”


Healthy Life campaign: football tournament kicked off in Jeddah

By A.M. Aarif Jokatte for,

Jeddah: Indian Consul General Sayeed Ahmed Baba inaugurated the Healthy Life Happy Life football tournament, which is part of the ongoing health awareness campaign, run by India Fraternity Forum Jeddah. Ten teams representing different states of the country will be vying for the supremacy in the six-week-long tournament held in three grounds, Kaki, Madaen Fahd and the one near Bader Bakery. Final matches will be played on 19th March.

Court seeks answer to Muslim woman's 'no' to voters list photo


New Delhi: If one Muslim woman is allowed not to have her photograph on the voters' list, thousands of similar applications would be filed, the Supreme Court noted Monday and aked the petitioner to instead think of some workable solution to resolve the tangle.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice Deepak Verma and Justice B.S. Chauhan made the observation while hearing a lawsuit by Madurai resident Ajmal Khan, resenting the display of the photographs of Muslim women in the voters' list.

Mirwaiz to met Pakistani foreign secretary in Delhi


Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, left for New Delhi Monday afternoon to meet the Pakistani foreign secretary ahead of the India-Pakistan secretary level talks scheduled on Thursday.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq leads a delegation of his group comprising Professor Abdul Gani Bhat of the Muslim Conference, Moulvi Abbas Ansari of Ittehadul Muslimeen and Agha Syed Hassain of Anjuman-e-Sharie Shiyaan. They are all constituents of the moderate Hurriyat group.


Women’s role key in empowering the community: National Women’s Front

By TCN News,

Madurai (Tamil Nadu): “Women constitute around 50% of the population and hence their part in empowering the community is very essential. Our Prophet (PBUH) included women in all areas of community empowerment. Hence we also should follow this,” Ms. S. Fathima Gani, Tamil Nadu state president of National Women’s Front, the women’s wing of Popular Front of India.