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Maharashtra, MP, and UP record most communal incidents in last 5 years

ByTwoCircles.net news desk

 

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Muslim Backward Classes to get reservation within 27% OBC quota: Salman Khurshid

By TwoCircles.net news desk

New Delhi: The Government has said that providing reservation to Backward Classes of Muslims minority community within 27% OBC quota is under its active consideration. Minister of Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid gave this information in Lok Sabha today in a written reply.

Dalit Muslims are already part of this quota and Muslims have long demanded that Dalit Muslims should be given same reservation benefit as other Dalits. Ranganath Misra Commission has also recommended removing religious discrimination when it comes to the benefits given to Dalits.

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Bal Thackeray’s Sick Mind Unable To Accept Muslim as PM of India: SDPI

By Pervez Bari, TwoCircles.net,

Bhopal: The Social Democratic Party of India, (SDPI), has taken strong exception to the Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's statement about Rahul Gandhi's remarks on a Muslim being elevated to the top post of Prime Minister of India.

The SDPI General Secretary A. Sayeed in a Press statement released on Thursday said that Rahul's remarks of merit and capability being the main criteria to hold the top post for any person from any community including Muslim is a very matured comment and needs no elaboration, even though the issue is hypothetical.

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We will not surrender legal right to the Babri Masjid site: Indian Muslims

By TwoCircles.net news desk

New Delhi: Indian Muslims will not give up the legal rights that they have over the Babri Masjid site, according to a consensus emerged on discussions “Babri Masjid Question Today” in Delhi. The discussion was organized on Dec. 6th, 2009.

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AJKSF Organizes Signature Campaign on World Human Rights Day

By TwoCircles.net news desk,

Srinagar: On the 61st anniversary of International Human Right Day-10 December- All Jammu Kashmir Students Front (AJKSF) has organized a signature collection campaign to highlight this universal declaration and called upon all countries including members of United Nations to respect the Fundamental Human Rights which are often violated across the globe.

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Guard against religious majorityism, stresses Chidambaram

By IANS,

New Delhi: Two legal luminaries locked horns in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, with Home Minister P. Chidambaram cautioning against dividing the country's polity on religious lines and Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) countering that the minorities needed to be protected but not at the cost of the majority.

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Can minister speak in Rajya Sabha without being its member?

By IANS,

New Delhi: A discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the Liberhan Commission's report suddenly came alive at its fag end Thursday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) objecting to a junior minister speaking on the issue as he was not a member of the house.

Order was restored after Deputy Chairman K. Rahman Khan quoted from the rule book to say that the minister could speak even though he was a member of the Lok Sabha.

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Chidambaram defends Liberhan report in Rajya Sabha

By IANS,

New Delhi: Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday resolutely stood by the Liberhan Commission report on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, and said the judge had strictly gone by the brief assigned to him.

Replying to a 10-hour short duration discussion spread over two days in the Rajya Sabha on the Liberhan Commission report and the government's Action Taken Report on it, he also said the Sangh Parivar's behaviour on Dec 6, 1992, when the mosque was brought down "cannot be accepted in a pluralistic society."

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Shopian double murder being hushed up, alleges women's group

By IANS,

New Delhi: "They make it a desolation and call it a peace" - with this line by a Kashmiri-American poet reflecting his thoughts on his state, a Delhi-based women's group sums up its report on the Shopian rape and murder of two women that triggered a massive furore in the Kashmir Valley this year.

The Independent Women's Initiative for Justice (IWIJ) in its report released Thursday alleges that the Jammu and Kashmir government is involved in a major hush-up of the rape-murder of the two women in May this year.

Kerala to form Minorities’ Commission

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Kochi: The Kerala government decided to form Minorities Commission in the state. The decision is according to the suggestion of the National Minorities Commission. Members of the commission and their number etc will be decided later. The central government had directed all states to form their respective minorities’ commissions after the formation of the National Minorities Commissions in 2002.

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