Indian Muslim

'Love-Jihad being used to create disharmony'

Aligarh: Muslim scholars in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh have urged activists and media organisations not to misuse the concept of 'Love-Jihad' to create misunderstandings among people.

Men and women from both the Hindu and Muslim communities have been marrying one another after falling in love for a long time, said Jasim Mohammed, member of the Forum of Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA).

"After the BJP came to power, inter-religious marriages have come under the scanner and efforts are being made to polarise society to fan communal fires," Jasim Mohammed said.


Families of 'disappeared persons' stage protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Dozens of families of 'disappeared persons' in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday staged a peaceful protest here to commemorate the international day of disappeared persons.

Carrying banners and staging a street theatre to highlight their plight, family members of the 'disappeared persons' held the protest in a park here.

Separatist leader and chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik also joined them.

The police did not intervene as the protesters remained peaceful and left after staging the protest.


Husband deserts Muslim woman for attending Independence Day

Patna: A Muslim school teacher in Bihar was forced to leave her house by her husband who felt she had violated the Shariat law by participating in a Independence Day function, police said Saturday.

Nazia Khatoon, a teacher in a government-run middle school in Begusarai, about 125 km from here, was driven out of the house along with her two minor sons by her husband Umar Khan, a police official posted in Chatra district in neighbouring Jharkhand.

Khatoon Friday approached the Begusarai superintendent of police and sought justice.

Terrorism a diplomatic asset: Fair is foul, foul is fair

By Saeed Naqvi ,

The ISIS threat has been around for months. Why was it not nipped in the bud? Obama’s response in the course of a conversation with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is revealing. “We did not start airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as the ISIS came in because that would have taken the pressure off Nouri al-Maliki”, the then Shia prime minister in Baghdad.

One soldier killed in Kashmir army operation

Srinagar: One soldier was killed and another injured Saturday in an ongoing operation against separatist guerrillas by the security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an officer said.

"One army soldier was killed and another injured in the ongoing operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of the Kupwara district," a senior police officer told IANS here.

So far, six guerrillas and three army soldiers have been killed in this operation which has been going on for the last 20 days near the LoC.


हाशिए के एक समुदाय को संवारने की जद्दोजहद

By सिद्धान्त मोहन,,

जैसे-जैसे समाज विकास की राह पर तेज़ी से आगे बढ़ रहा हैं, साथ-साथ विकास की नुमाईश से दूर छिटक रहे लोग हाशिए पर और ज़्यादा धकेले जा रहे हैं. इन लोगों की फ़ेहरिस्त और इनका दायरा, दोनों ही इतने बड़े हैं कि आगे बढ़ने को लालायित भारतीय तंत्र इस समाज की कोई सुध नहीं ले पा रहा है. इनके बहुत सारे नाम हैं, बहुत सारे सम्प्रदाय और लगभग उतनी ही विविधता इनके साथ है. इस फ़ेहरिस्त में एक बेहद कम प्रचलित कहानी है शेख मदारी समुदाय की.

India to host international human rights event

New Delhi: India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will host the three-day annual general meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of national human rights panels, said a statement Friday.

The APF is one of the four regional networks of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) within the international co-ordinating committee of NHRIs.

The event will open on Sep 3 and end Sep 5.


जेयूसीएस द्वारा योगी आदित्यनाथ की संसद सदस्यता खारिज़ करने की मांग उठाई गयी

By TCN News,

लखनऊ : पिछले दिनों भाजपा सांसद योगी आदित्यनाथ का विवादित वीडियो चर्चा में आया, जिसमें वे मुस्लिम लड़कियों को जबरन हिंदू बनाने की बात कर रहे हैं. उक्त वीडियो के बारे में जर्नलिस्ट्स यूनियन फॉर सिविल सोसाइटी(जेयूसीएस) के सदस्य डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्मकार शाहनवाज आलम, राजीव यादव व लक्ष्मण प्रसाद ने कहा है कि यह दलितों के हिंदूकरण, महिला हिंसा, सांप्रदायिकता और आतंकवाद की राजनीति पर केन्द्रित एक डॉक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म 'SAFFRON WAR’ का हिस्सा है, जिसे 2011 से ही कई फिल्म महोत्सवों व अकादमिक गोष्ठियों में दिखाया जाता रहा है.

Terror-free environment needed for dialogue with Pakistan: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he was "disappointed" that Pakistan sought to make a "spectacle" of efforts at talks and added that any "meaningful" bilateral dialogue requires an environment that is free from "terrorism" and "violence".

He also expressed concern at threats to peace and stability in Afghanistan and stressed that India remained committed to its efforts for that country to become peaceful and prosperous.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to speak on ‘World Peace & Global Harmony’ at Jamia

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Outreach Programme, Jamia Millia Islamia is going to organize a Dialogue with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living Foundation. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and an ambassador of peace. His vision is to establish a violence-free and stress-free world.