Indian Muslim

Kashmir's common man fears a return to violent days

By F. Ahmed, IANS,

Srinagar : Fear has returned to Jammu and Kashmir. Heightening of tensions around the country's Republic Day on Jan 26 is nothing new in this border state. Yet the upsurge in guerrilla attacks mounted by Pakistan-based militant groups has caused apprehension among the locals of a return to the bad old days.

Court comes to the rescue of Kashmiri migrants


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday came to the rescue of 21 Kashmiri migrants who were forced to leave their shops in a south Delhi market following the construction of Delhi Metro.

Justice S. Muralidhar pulled up the urban development ministry and other civic agencies on why no arrangement was made to allocate shops to the 21 Kashmiri migrants till date.

The court asked the secretary of the urban development ministry and home ministry to appear before it with a positive outcome to this problem, and posted the case for Feb 24.


Nehruvian Foreign Policy: Misplaced Criticisms

By Ram Puniyani,

Can this "Peace" Exhibition be the vision of Islam?

By T. M. Zackriah Badsha

Readers may recall that the Peace Exhibition was forced to move out of Chennai to Injambakkam, a suburb of Chennai, thanks to the efforts of the mainstream Sunni and Shia Muslims. The exhibition is deceptively entitled "Peace" when it really means "Peace on our terms."

Government committed to minorities welfare: Khurshid


New Delhi: The government is committed to the welfare of minorities but "fairness" in implementing schemes is needed to avoid questions being raised, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Monday and assured that a commission to deal with discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, gender and language will be created soon.

"There is nothing to worry about (for minorities). We are committed. We have programmes for their welfare but let's implement them with fairness so that no questions are raised," Khurshid told reporters here.


Indian Govt. urged to hold global seminar on ‘Panchatantra & Kalīlah wa Dimnah’

By Pervez Bari,,


Azamgarh native Ansar recovering after neurosurgery in Jeddah

By A.M. Aarif Jokatte for,

Jeddah: Ansar Ahmed (35), from Uttar Pradesh, is recovering after successful operation in Jeddah National Hospital. Native of Azamgarh in U.P., Ansar was found in the Baithul Hujjaj, Kandara in a paralyzed condition with immobility of his limbs after the spinal column was affected. His condition is satisfactory now and recovering in the Intensive Care Unit following the successful surgery conducted by the well known neurosurgeon Dr. Salih Bakkeeny, hospital authorities said.

National Movement for Muslim Reservation holding strategic meet in Delhi

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The National Movement for Muslim Reservation (NMMR) is holding a daylong strategic national meet for implementation of the recommendations of Ranganath Mishra Commission specifically reservation to Muslims on February 10 at India Islamic Cultural Centre in New Delhi.

According to Syed Shahabuddin, Convenor, National Movement for Muslim Reservation, Dr. Syed Tahir Mahmood, former Member of the Law Commission of India and former Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities will inaugurate the meet.


Vapi of Gujarat has century-old settlements of Azmis

By Salman Sultan,,

Vapi (Gujarat): Bombay was crowded but Mumbai is bursting at seams. Most of the time one is entrapped in traffic jams. It was, therefore, a pleasure to move out of Mumbai on way to Vapi in the Valsad District of Gujarat. Coming on the highway it was pleasant to watch changing landscape, especially typical rock formations shaped by years of braving wind and rain.

On the way to Vapi

SDPI president Abubacker condoles Jyoti Basu’s demise

By Pervez Bari,,

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has condoled the demise of Jyoti Basu, the veteran CPM leader and former Chief Minister of West Bengal.

The SDPI national president E Abubacker has expressed his extreme grief on the passing away of Jyoti Basu in Kolkata on Sunday.