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Muslim women gather in Mumbai to discuss ways to eliminate terror

By Abdul Hameed,

Mumbai: In first of its kind meeting on the issue Muslim women from across Maharashtra gathered in Mumbai yesterday to discuss ways to eliminate terrorism from India. They expressed their concern on the rise in terror in the country and discussed ways to eliminate it.

“After every terror attack we just condemn it. It won't work anymore. Time has come for us to come into open and work with the society to root it out,” said Ghazala Azad of Awami Bharat, the organizer of the program held at Urdu Markaz, Urdu Girls High School in Dongri,

Terrorism, not Ram temple, is key election issue, says BJP


New Delhi : A day after its prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani broached the Ram temple issue in Ayodhya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said this was not the party's Lok Sabha election theme and that terrorism would remain the key issue.

Party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy told IANS that the Ram temple would be constructed in Ayodhya when the BJP comes to power on its own.

"Security of the nation is the central theme, besides the Congress government's failure on governance," Rudy said.

Subramanian Swamy moves apex court for early verdict on Ayodhya


New Delhi : Former union minister Subramanian Swamy Monday moved the Supreme Court for an early settlement of the Ayodhya dispute between the Hindus and Muslims as to whether the site of the demolished Babri mosque was the birth place of Lord Ram.

Swamy wants to have his say during adjudication of a bunch of lawsuits by Hindus and Muslims pending before the apex court.

Swamy's petition is to come up for hearing before a bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice J.M. Panchal Tuesday.


Court reserves order on fate of two detained Kashmiri men


New Delhi : A city court will announce its verdict on the fate of two Kashmiri youth, arrested by the Delhi Police as terrorists, on Feb 13. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report has said the two men were framed by the police.

Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Gautam Monday said the decision to initiate proceedings against police officials accused of framing the two men would also be taken on the next date.

Works on social reform released at AIMPLB’s Bhatkal meet

By Abdul Hameed,,

Mumbai: Works including books written on social reform by prominent Islamic scholars were released yesterday at the end of the daylong Working Committee meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board in Bhatkal, Karnataka.

The book Dukhtar Kushi Ki Lanat (Curse of Female Foeticide) written by Maulana Mufti Fuzailur Rahman Hilal Usmani both in Telugu and Kannada languages was inaugurated by AIMPLB president Maulana Muhammad Rabei Hasani Nadwi.


Ajmer Dargah Committee an industry, not a charitable trust: court

By staff reporter,

New Delhi: The Dargah Committee of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer should not be treated as a charitable trust or religious organization because it is an industry, a city labour court ruled last week.


Kalyan Singh, apologise to the nation!

By Abdul Hannan,

Parliamentary election is on head; all political parties are trying to bring new stunts to catch the public votes and the politics in U.P has reached its peak.

In UP, former Chief Minister and Samjwadi Party leader Mr. Mulayam Singh and party general secretary Mr. Amer Singh are trying to bring Kalyan Singh in their party to get some votes. Muslim leaders and Muslim groups are very angry and are opposing, their clear demand to Mulayam Singh that he and his party distance themselves from Kalyan Singh.

'BJP challenging constitutional provisions on Babri Masjid issue'


New Delhi : Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for reviving the Ram temple issue ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed Monday said that building the temple where the Babri Masjid stood is a "challenge to the constitutional provisions".

"If the BJP intends to construct the Ram temple where the Babri Masjid was standing, that is a challenge to the constitutional provisions and no civilised society can accept it," Ahamed, who is also the president of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), told IANS over phone from Kozhikode, Kerala.

Twin win for India at international awards


New Delhi : India triumphed on the global arena with two of its music maestros - composer A.R. Rahman and tabla wizard Zakir Hussain - bagging two coveted international awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Grammy respectively.

After shining at Golden Globes, Rahman earned laurels for India by bagging the BAFTA for the film "Slumdog Millionaire".

JNU approves madrasas for BA First Year admission eligibility

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

New Delhi: In a move that will lessen the deprivation of madrasa students from mainstream higher education, India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi has further widened its door for madrasa students as it will now admit them in first year of BA courses.