Indian Muslim

Hypocrisy of Maharashtra govt: Opposes NIA’s clean chit to Muslims, accepts it for Hindu radicals

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: In an apparent display of dubious action, the state of Maharashtra state has decided to challenge the discharge of nine Muslim youths in Malegaon 2006 blasts case, even as it has decided to not even appear before court in Malegaon 2008 blasts in which Hindu radicals are accused.

Two serial bomb blasts had taken place in Muslim-populated areas at Maharashtra’s textile town Malegaon in 2006 and 2008.

Ramadan 1437: Shadab Hussain


By Asif Khan,

Shadab moved to Kanpur for pursuing higher studies. Since then he has found employment, and teaches at a local college.

गरीब और बेबस समाज के आईने में स्मार्ट सिटी योजना

जावेद अनीस

पिछले साल केंद्र सरकार द्वारा शहरी विकास के लिए 3 नए मिशन ‘अटल नवीकरण और शहरी परिवर्तन मिशन (अमृत)’, ‘सभी के लिए आवास मिशन’ और बहुचर्चित ‘स्मार्ट सिटी मिशन’ की शुरुआत करते हुए इन्हें शहरी भारत का कायाकल्प करने वाली परियोजनाओं तौर पर पेश किया गया था. इनके तहत 500 नए शहर विकसित करने, 100 स्मार्ट शहर और 2022 तक शहरी क्षेत्रों में सभी आवास उपलब्ध कराने का लक्ष्य रखा गया है.

'Girri should sit on hunger strike for 20 days'

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Monday took a dig at BJP MP Mahesh Girri and said that the lawmaker must sit on hunger strike for 20 days.

"Mahesh Girri should sit on hunger strike for 20 days. Arvind (Kejriwal) sat for 15 days," Ashutosh tweeted.

"Arvind is diabetic. He sat on hunger protest twice for 15 days. Mahesh Giri should definitely sit on hunger dharna (strike) for at least three weeks."

The AAP leader further said, "Those who are murder accused they don't sit on dharna but are interrogated and arrested."

Tension in Jammu village over use of loudspeakers

Jammu : Tension gripped a village in Jammu region's Poonch district on Monday as members of one community tried to prevent use of loudspeakers by the other community.

Members of the majority Muslim community reportedly objected to the use of loudspeakers in a Hindu temple in Jhulas village.

Police said youth led by a local woman tried to intervene physically to prevent the use of the loudspeaker by temple management, but their entry was resisted after which the members of the two communities started sloganeering against each other in the village.

Allahabad HC fines BJP leader seeking removal of Muslim Judge appointed to probe Mathura Violence

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Allahabad (UP): In a significant decision, the Allahabad High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by BJP spokesperson Indra Pal Singh seeking the quashing of decision of Uttar Pradesh Government to appoint a retired judge, Justice Imtiaz Murtaza, to conduct enquiry into the Jawaharbagh incident in which dozens of protestors including two police officers were killed.

The BJP spokesperson had appealed that the judge appointed should be well versed with the Hindu Dharma.

How and why to organize workers for a democratic and secular India

Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan JJSS

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Thousands of miles from Bihar, Kamayani Swami and Ashish Ranjan of Jan Jagaran Shakti Sangathan (JJSS) talked about their ground-level work in Araria, Bihar in organizing workers for a democratic and secular India.

राजस्थान : प्राथमिक शिक्षा से उर्दू को पूरी तरह से ख़त्म करने की तैयारी!

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली: राजस्थान के शिक्षा विभाग द्वारा किए गये स्टाफिंग पैटर्न में उर्दू तालीम के साथ सरकारी स्तर पर किए गए भेदभाव को लेकर यहां के शिक्षक गुस्से में हैं. राजस्थान के उर्दू शिक्षकों का गुस्सा बहुत जल्द आन्दोलन का रूप लेने जा रहा है.

बताते चलें कि बीते दिनों राजस्थान सरकार ने 42 उर्दू टीचरों से कहा है कि वे संस्कृत पढ़ाएं. इसके लिए सरकार के सेकेंड्री एजुकेशन विभाग ने 42 उर्दू टीचरों का संस्कृत स्कूलों में तबादला भी कर दिया था. इस वजह से यहां के उर्दू शिक्षकों में खासा रोष व्याप्त है.

Ramadan 1437: Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan

By Asif Khan,

Yoga not a religious practice: Ramdev

New Delhi : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday said yoga was not a religious but a spiritual practice and did not make a practitioner lose his religious identity.

"Practicing yoga is not a religious practice. It's spiritual and secular practice," Ramdev said.

"Doing 'Surya Namaskar' does not convert a Muslim into a Hindu," he said, while leading a rehearsal at the Rajpath on Sunday for the second International Yoga Day on June 21.

Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu was present on the occasion.