Indian Muslim

SP leader seeks RS nomination for Memon's widow, sacked

Mumbai : Samajwadi Party leader M.F. Ghosi demanded that Raheen, the widow of hanged terrorist Yakub Memon, be nominated to the Rajya Sabha - leading to his being sacked as the Mumbai unit's vice president.

A Samajwadi Party spokesperson said state and city unit chief Abu Asim Azmi took the decision barely a day after Ghosi made the demand in a letter to party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Earlier, Azmi had sought an explanation from Ghosi for his controversial demand.

AMU organizes National Seminar on Muslim Education and Employment in Post-Sachar Scenario

By TCN News,

Aligarh:A two-day National Seminar on ‘Muslim Education and Employment in post-Sachar Scenario: Initiatives and Achievements’ today started at the University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University. The Seminar, which has been organized by the UGC Human Resource Development Centre, AMU, will have its valedictory function on August 2.

ABVP activists stall screening of documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots at DU College

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Activists of right wing students’ body Akhil Bharaitya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) stalled the screening of a documentary film on the Mzuaffarnagar riots on Saturday afternoon.

Funeral prayer in absentia, protest march for Memon in Kolktata

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: Maulana Syed Nurur Rahman Barkati, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultam Masjid of Kolkata conducted ‘Ghayabana Namaz-e-Janaza’ (funeral prayers in absentia) for Yakub Memon after Friday prayer on 31 July. Memon, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast was executed on July 30 at the Nagpur Central Jail.

Five students of Arabic langauge from JNU represent India at the UN

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

New Delhi: In a remarkable feat, five students of Arabic from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) represented India United Nations General Assembly in New York and expressed their ideas on Sustainable development.

CBI’s anti-corruption branch to investigate false degree case of former AMU Registrar

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Anti Corruption Branch of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Ghaziabad has registered a case against Group Captain Shahrukh Shamshad, Ex-Registrar of the Aligarh Muslim University. The University has received a letter from the Head of the Anti-Corruption Branch to this effect.

Memon’s hanging revives debate about ‘Us vs Them’

While we must not forget all these instances of discrimination, we must also remember that during the same period, it was Hindu activists who stood by Muslims. It was Hindu police officers, Hindu lawyers and Hindu judges who helped Muslims get justice in many cases.

By Shaheen Naqshbandi

Shias being targeted, clerics to tell Mulayam

Lucknow : Shia clerics will meet Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Delhi residence next week and tell him that members of their community were being targeted, a spokesman said on Saturday.

The delegation comprising clerics from all across the country will also discuss with Yadav issues related to minority communities.

At a meeting held at the residence of Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad late on Friday, it was decided that if the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister does not act on their complain, they would stage a sit-in at Yadav's residence.

JMIAA Riyadh holds discussion for all-round development of Jamiaites

By TCN News,

Riyadh: The Riyadh chapter of Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni Association held a panel discussion on the approach of Jamia’s founders towards the all-round development of Jamiaites.

“In the process of the transformation of Jamia from a humble beginning to a leading Central University (playing multifaceted roles, and also having the uniqueness of having schools under its wings), have we compromised with the focus on values and all-round development envisaged by Jamia’s founding fathers?” a statement said here.

Kalam an 'inspiration', says Ban Ki-moon

United Nations: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's "inspiration" to the world on Friday during a visit to the Indian Mission in New York as a special gesture of condolence.

Ban said: "The outpouring of grief around the world is a testament of the respect and inspiration he has garnered during and after his presidency."

"The UN joins the people of India in sending our deepest condolences for this great statesman," he added.