Indian Muslim

BJP, Shiv Sena's politics based on bullying people: Rahul

Amethi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday attacked the Shiv Sena and the BJP over the incident in Maharashtra Sadan in which a Shiv Sena MP tried to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer, saying the two parties base their politics on "bullying people".

Talking to reporters in his Uttar Pradesh constituency, Gandhi also slammed the Narendra Modi government over price rise, saying that it has failed to check rising prices of essential commodities despite making promises.

Sena MP's bid to force-feed fasting Muslim unfortunate: Rajnath

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the incident of a Shiv Sena MP trying to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan was "regrettable and unfortunate".

Rajnath Singh said the Shiv Sena MPs had expressed objection to the food served at the state guest house.

'Hindu Nation' comments trigger uproar in Goa

Panaji : Controversial comments made by two ministers of the BJP-led Goa government, one wishing for a Hindu nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and another claiming India is already one, created an uproar both in the state assembly and across social media Friday.

Congress stages walkout in Goa assembly over 'Hindu rashtra' remark

Panaji : The opposition Congress, along with an independent legislator, staged a walkout in the Goa assembly Friday protesting against a cabinet minister's remark that India would become a "Hindu nation" if everyone supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As soon as question hour began, Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane demanded that Minister for Co-operation Deepak Dhavalikar clarify his controversial comments made on the floor of the house Thursday.

India is already a Hindu nation: Goa Deputy CM

Panaji : India is already a Hindu nation and "all Indians in Hindustan are Hindus", Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday.

Defending the comments of his cabinet colleague Deepak Dhavalikar who said that Modi could make the country a 'Hindu nation', Francis D'Souza told reporters: "It was always a Hindu nation and will always be a Hindu nation. You don't have to create a Hindu nation."

D'Souza, one of the seniormost minority members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa, said that he considered himself a "Christian Hindu".

PIL seeks action against Shiv Sena MPs for forcing Muslim to eat

New Delhi : A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.

The PIL filed by NGO Garib Nawaz Foundation also sought immediate arrest of MPs for provoking religious sentiments against the minority community.

Ramadan 1435: Unframed

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Members of the Muslim Youth Committee pose with the props when they got together for their community iftaar. This group organizes help for the needy and orphans as well as raising a consciousness among their community. Both girls posing in this picture work at an institute for differently-abled people.

JTA decries Israel’s offensive in Gaza

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) has strongly condemned the ongoing atrocities being perpetrated by Israel on helpless Palestinians in Gaza.

Many minority schemes under consideration: Heptulla

New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptula Thursday said several schemes were under consideration to help minority communities in all states.

She said her ministry was considering schemes called "Ustaad", "Hamari Dharohar" and "Nai Manzil".

"Ustaad aims at upgrading skills and training in preservation of traditional ancestral arts/crafts of minorities, while Hamari Dharohar aims to preserve the rich heritage of minority communities. Nai Manzil is a course to bridge the academic and skill development gaps of Madrasa passouts," Heptulla said in the Lok Sabha.


Modi meets Aga Khan Foundation delegation

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country.

"The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by the foundation in India," said a statement.

AKF vice chairman Gulam Rahimtoola led the five-member delegation.