Indian Muslim

Proud that my name is registered with Rohit Vemula's struggle for caste-less society: A letter from prison

Intro: I am one of the arrested students of UoH in connection with protest for justice for Rohith Vemula. We were arrested and brutally tortured by the police and then we were sent to the prison. False cases have been filed against us by the VC and the police. In this context, I wrote this letter from prison. It took a long time to collect the letter because it was with some other people.

Nation must help Kashmir meet huge challenges: Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday sought the backing of the entire nation in helping tide over the difficult challenges confronting her state, which had pegged it back on the development index as compared to other states.

Speaking at the annual conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts here, she said that as chief minister, her prime objective will be to restore the balance and put her state firmly on the path of development.

Modi, Shah ordered staged shootout in Ishrat Jahan case: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Sunday said the Gujarat Police killed Ishrat Jahan in a staged shootout in 2004 on the orders of the then chief minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader Amit Shah.

The opposition party also said that accusations against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the case were "preposterous and diversionary tactics", adding that the central government was obstructing trial in the case to protect those accused in the staged gun battle.

One killed in Aligarh varsity violence, VC meets agitators

Aligarh : One person was shot dead and at least a dozen others were injured when two groups of students clashed in the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus here, police said on Sunday. The vice chancellor met the agitating students and tried to pacify them so that there is no further disturbance on the campus.

A dozen students were injured in the violence that began on Saturday night and continued into early Sunday. Police sources said one student was seriously wounded and taken to a Delhi hospital for treatment.

Lucknow's oblivious Urdu shayar?

By Vikas Datta

Poets can be divided into two broad categories - those who are sometime, somewhere influenced by the world outside and 'prosaic' concerns like politics, or at least reference what is happening, while on the other hand, there are those whose entire oeuvre may not bear the slightest indication of the times of tumult or rapid change they lived in. Like this noble-born flag-bearer of the Lucknow School of Urdu poetry.

One killed in Aligarh Muslim University violence

Lucknow : One person was killed and over a dozen were injured on Sunday when student groups of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) clashed and set set varsity property, including vehciles and the proctor office on fire, police said.

Officials said the violence broke out at around 2.00 a.m. when a room of a student named Mohsin, at the Mumtaaz hostel was set on fire. Mohsin lived in room number 12.

He complained to the proctor office that some outsiders has barged into his room and had beaten him up.

Nitish's call for RSS-mukt Bharat a daydream: BJP

Kolkata : Ridiculing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for a "Sangh-mukt Bharat", the BJP on Saturday said it was nothing but a "daydream".

"What right does he have to say such things? After being BJP Yukt for a number of years, how can he talk of Sangh-mukt Bharat? And even if he does say so, does that have credibility?" asked BJP national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain.

He said the real motive behind Nitish Kumar's remarks was to stay in the limelight.

"Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United is a regional party which never earlier contested all the seats in Bihar.

SP invokes fear of BJP among Muslims to be in power: Owaisi

Lucknow : Targeting Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said it invoked the "fear of BJP" in the minorities to rule the state.

Reiterating his party's stand to uproot the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state and consolidate Dalits and Muslims to emerge a major electoral force in UP, Owaisi, who was on a visit to Balrampur, Gorakhpur and Siddharthanagar, also clarified that neither his party was not against any caste or religion but fought communal forces who were out to shred the secular fabric of the country.

Kanhaiya attacks PM over 'jumlas'

Mumbai : Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Saturday demanded that the government stop 'jumlas' (idioms) and start "working" as public patience was wearing out.

Addressing a students rally in Tilak Nagar, he said the people don't want false promises or 'jumlas' in the name of Stand-Up India, Make In India, Skill India or communal-casteist politics, but need education, jobs, and development.

Another parliament washout looms over Uttarakhand, Ishrat Jahan issues

By Nirendra Dev

New Delhi : With the Congress set to corner the government over the dismissal of the Uttarakhand government and the ruling BJP intending to strongly counter it over "faulty" investigation in cases related to Ishrat Jahan and Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit, yet another parliament session, this one beginning on Monday, looks set for a washout.