Indian Muslim

Three accused of Jama Masjid firing case move bail

New Delhi : Three men, who are facing trial in the 2010 Jama Masjid firing case, on Friday moved the bail application before a court here.

The three accused -- Syed Ismail Afaaque alias Afaaque, Abdus Saboor alias Abdul and Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi -- moved their bail applications before a special court which fixed May 30 for further hearing.

Muslim Women’s rights and media coverage of Triple Talaq

Despite the large number of positive court judgements in favour of Muslim women in India, the media prefers to endorse the view that once the husband pronounces talaq, the wife is stripped of all her rights. Similarly, articles by experts, while focusing on the need to declare instantaneous triple talaq invalid, pay little attention to the rights laboriously secured from the trial courts, the high courts and even the Supreme Court by many Muslim women.

By Flavia Agnes,

Farooq Abdullah draws flak for phone use during anthem

Kolkata : A video of Jammu and Kashmir's former chief minister Farooq Abdullah talking on the phone while the national anthem was being played on Friday at the oath-taking ceremony of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee grabbed eye balls on social media.

In the nearly-one minute video doing the rounds on microblogging site Twitter, Abdullah is seen with the phone clutched to his ear and speaking while the national anthem is on, in sharp contrast to a solemn Banerjee and her elected ministers standing at attention.

‘Guantanamo Bay like prison facility to come up in Kashmir’

By, Staff Reporter

Srinagar: In a move that is bound to raise eyebrows in Kashmir, the central government in liaison with Jammu and Kashmir is in process of building a separate high-security prison like the notorious one at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to house convicted terrorists from Pakistan and those facing trial in terror cases.

The new detention facility comes in the backdrop of union government fearing indoctrination and radicalization of other prisoners by the fellow inmates, who are charged with serious terror-related cases.

मोदी के बनारस में छात्रों पर अत्याचार, देखें तस्वीरें

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: देश के विश्वविद्यालयों में सरकार की दखलंदाज़ी का मामला अभी थमा नहीं था कि अब विश्वविद्यालयों के कुलपतियों द्वारा छात्रों पर अत्याचार करने और उन पर लाठियां चलवाने के आरोप लग रहे हैं. ताजा मामला नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय क्षेत्र बनारस स्थित काशी हिन्दू विश्वविद्यालय का है.

In Goalpara, a tribal theatre troupe connects people with the nature thanks to Sukracharya Rabha

By Amit Kumar,

Congress says Modi government failed, Gujarat CM hits back

Ahmedabad : The Congress on Thursday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government for what it said was failure on all counts, as Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel called the opposition leaders a bunch of "copycats and blockheads".

Congress leader Manish Tewari told reporters in Ahmedabad that the Modi government had failed on parameters of internal security, economy, foreign policy, communal harmony and upholding the principles of federalism.

भूख से लड़ते भारत के बच्चे

फहमिना हुसैन,

भारत में कुपोषण की शुरुआत मां के गर्भ से ही हो जाती है. गर्भवती महिलाओं को जीवन भर पौष्टिक भोजन का अभाव बना रहता है. इससे न केवल व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर स्वास्थ्य की हानि होती है बल्कि भावी पीढ़ी को भी क्षति पहुंचने की आशंका बनी रहती है. जब भूख और गरीबी राजनीतिक एजेंडों की प्राथमिकता नहीं होती, तब ‘कुपोषण’ नाम की यह बीमारी असल रूप में सामने आती है.

JNU doctored video: Court asks Delhi Police to file report

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday asked Delhi Police to file a status report on investigation being carried out in the JNU sedition cases while hearing a complaint against three news channels which allegedly ran doctored videos of the controversy.

UAE AMU Alumni Forum to build accommodation complex for 1,000 students in University

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Dubai: In a significant move aimed at improving the infrastructure in Aligarh Muslim University, the AMU Alumni Forum United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it will build a complex to accommodate 1,000 students, proposed to be built within the AMU campus.

The proposal of the building, named “Sheikh Zayed Complex” was unveiled during a grand Mushaira “Shaam-e-Majaz” organized by the Forum in Dubai on Thursday May 19, 2016.