Indian Muslim

Atali on fire once again

By TCN News,

Ballabgarh (Faridabad, Haryana): The riot-hit victims of Atali village – who bore the brunt of the communal riots almost a month ago, prompting them to spend days at the Ballabgarh police station – have been attacked again “with swords, thrones and sticks” despite curfew restrictions, an AIMIM leader claimed.

​From nomads to migrants, J&K Gujjars continue Ramadan fasting

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar: Despite facing various health related ailments, Mohammad Iqbal, 60, a Gujjar, who migrates to Kashmir every year for six months in search of employment opportunities, fasts every day from dawn to dusk during Ramadan.

Iqbal had suffered fracture in his left leg some years back, when he fell from a hill while grazing his cattle. But his health is no deterrent for a proud Gujjar like him to observe fast.

Justice denied over human rights violations in Kashmir: Amnesty

New Delhi: Justice is being denied in cases of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday.

Twenty five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the state continues to enjoy impunity, said the report "Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir".

Asma Nama: To earn or not to earn? Should a Da’ee be financially independent?

By Dr Asma Anjum Khan

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was persistent in doing one thing prominentlythroughout those 23 years of his Prophethood. He preached, propagated and practiced Islam. In those hostile times, initially his advocacy of the new religion was largely individualistic or with a closed circle of trusted friends.

J&K : Tension in Doda over drumming incident, situation normal now

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Doda: Tension gripped Doda town when people belonging to a minority community came out on roads to protest the alleged thrashing of their member by a member of another community on Wednesday morning.

However no injury has been reported to any person. The situation was normal by late afternoon.

Ensure safety of all religious places: Centre to HC

New Delhi : The central government on Wednesday questioned the Delhi Police move to provide safety to churches only and asked Delhi High Court that efforts should be made to protect other religious places also.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was informed by advocate Anil Soni, appearing for the Centre, and churches and minority-run institutions, that police should ensure safety of other religious places like temples, mosques and gurdwaras.

Historic opportunity for Mufti government to work for removal of AFSPA: Amnesty International

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Srinagar : World’s leading human rights organizations, Amnesty International, has once again called for repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and termed the tenure of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syed as historic opportunity for him to work for removal of oppressive law (AFSPA).

Ramadan: A day in life of vegetable vendor in Kolkata

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: Abdul Kader Laskar is a vegetable vendor who comes to Kolkata every day from his native village to sell the vegetables. After dropping out from the school in class IX, Laskar is engaged in vegetable business since 1978, but never missed fasting in Ramadan.

Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala signs MoU with Kuwait University

By TCN News,

Kuwait: The Dean of the Islamic Studies and Sharia of Kuwait University, Dr Mubarak Al-Hajiri signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Bahahuddin Nadwi, vice chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala, for further collaboration in the field of Islamic education between the two Universities.

A day of Ramadan in Mominpura, Nagpur

Photos by Nivedita Khandekar

Nagpur: Mominpura in Nagpur is the place to be during Ramadan. People from across the city and at times, even from surrounding rural areas, flock to Mominpura ahead of Eid during the Ramadan month for purchasing clothes, footwear, ornaments, trinkets, basically anything and everything.

The place is also known for many of its eateries and as happens with other Muslim dominated area of any other city, Mominpura’s biryanis, not to mention sevaiyaan during Ramadan, are famous with the foodies of all faiths.