Indian Muslim

Are Hindutva hawks flying again?

By Amulya Ganguli,

The latest reported observations of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supremo, Ashok Singhal, echo what the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue, M.S. Golwalkar, said in his 1939 publication, "We, or Our Nationhood Defined". In it, the Hindutva icon had given an outline of what the minorities can expect in India.

Ramadan 1435: Patience

By Shuchi Kapoor,


Students wait patiently for the time to break fast at a school-organized iftar event at MWA School, Chennai.

Ramadan 1435: TCN series

AAP leaders arrested for inciting communal passions

New Delhi : AAP leader Dilip Pandey and two other party members were arrested on the charge of promoting enmity between different communities here, police said Friday. The party claimed that they were framed.

The three members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were called by police for questioning in connection with pasting of posters in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi appealing the Muslims to "gherao" the house of three Congress legislators of the same community for "shaking hands with RSS and the BJP". They were then arrested.

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee hosts iftar congregation in Guwahati

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) organised a grand iftar get-together on Thursday evening at the New MLA Hostel in the State Capital Complex at Dispur Guwahati. About 300 persons from different walks of life, including Minister and MLAs, took part in the iftar congregation.

Muslims in Patna gather after Friday prayer to condemn Israel’s brutal bombing

By Salman Ghani

Patna: Muslim representatives gathered after the Friday prayer in Dalal ji Ki Masjid in Alamgunj, Patna against the Israel’s barbaric bombardment on the oppressed and innocent Palestinians. They expressed serious concern over the Gaza events and strongly condemned the Israel’s brutal


40 Indians imprisoned in Saudi Arabia return

New Delhi : Forty Indian workers languishing in jail in Saudi Arabia for more than a year, arrived in India Friday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ensured their speedy release.

Sushma Swaraj, who was intimated July 2 about the plight of these workers, mostly from Bihar and Rajasthan, took up the matter with the Indian ambassador and desired quick action, informed government sources told the media.

"What followed were a series of quick responses from the Saudi authorities to the minister's request," the sources said.

Gaza rocks parliament

New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha was disrupted again Friday as the opposition continued to create a ruckus demanding a discussion on the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip.

The issue was raised in the lower house as well by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which staged a walk out demanding a debate.

In the upper house, members kept pressing for a debate on the situation in Gaza immediately, even as the government insisted that it has been listed for Monday.

Protesting Osmania students baton-charged, some injured

Hyderabad : Some Osmania University students were injured Friday when police baton charged them while they were protesting the government decision to regularise contract employees, saying this would deprive them of job opportunities.

Hundreds of students of the university took out a rally from Arts College and staged a road blockade at Tarnaka crossroads, causing traffic jam in the busy area.

Police forcibly lifted the agitating students and also resorted to baton charge to disperse them, leading to a few students sustaining injuries in the scuffle.

Bangalore protests against attack on Gaza, people of all faiths condemn Israel's aggression

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain,,

Bangalore: A massive protest was held in front of Town Hall here in Bangalore, adding voice to a growing number of protests around the world against Israel's aggressive military offensive on Gaza, Palestine.

Ramazan on the streets of Kolkata

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: Some of us privileged once often complain of humid weather and hunger and sleepiness if asked to go out from the comforts of AC room or office during fast. But there are some not so privileged souls who are forced to engage in manual labour and they live on streets. Despite all hardships, they keep fast even as they continue their job. TCN visited a street in Kolkata to find..