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Attack on Christians in MP, six get bail

Jabalpur: Six members of the Hindu Dharma Sena, who were arrested for attacking Christians at a religious gathering here, were granted bail on Monday.

Superintendent of Police Harinarayan Charimishra told IANS that six people, including Yogesh Aggarwal, were arrested on Sunday for vandalising a school and were given bail.

The Hindu Dharma Sena, allegedly terming the gathering as a programme planned for religious conversions, attacked people and vandalised their vehicles on Friday. The incident left many injured.


Minorities' patriotism beyond reproach: Rajnath

New Delhi: The patriotism of religious minorities in India cannot be questioned, Home Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Monday, and stated that only the Narendra Modi government can ensure their security.

"We cannot question the patriotic sentiments of the minority communities," Rajnath Singh told the media at the 10th annual conference of state minorities commissioners here.

"One can very well serve India while continuing to pursue his religion," he added.

Peace on border with Pakistan will be ensured: Mufti

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said on Monday that firing from across the border was a great challenge and he would leave no stone unturned to ensure peace at the border with Pakistan.

Speaking in the state legislative council on Monday, Sayeed said there was no violation of ceasefire from across the borders in Jammu region from 2002 to 2010.

"We have to solve the problem and ensure peace for the border residents.

​‘Jaipur Declaration’ of AIMPLB appeals Muslims to cling steadfastly to faith in Islam & Shariah

By Pervez Bari,,

Jaipur: The All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) has appealed to the Muslims of the country to cling steadfastly to their un-doubtful faith in Islam and Shariah with all their might so as to ground the mischievous elements who are hell bent to put to shreds the secular fabric of the country, enshrined in the Constitution. The Muslims should maintain their religious identity at all costs without compromising on any tenets of Islam, the Board said.

पंच-नामा: हाशिमपुरा, असुरक्षित मुस्लिम, ‘मन की बात’, मुफ़्ती और अमित शाह

By Staff Reporter,

क्या है वे पांच बड़ी खबरें और उनके पीछे की कहानियां, जिनसे बहुत कुछ प्रभावित होता और जो आपको कहीं नहीं मिलेंगी...

1. किसने कहा कि नरेन्द्र मोदी की सरकार में मुस्लिम असुरक्षित?

जयपुर में ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड की तीन दिनी बैठक के बाद यह बात सामने आई कि जब से केन्द्र में नरेन्द्र मोदी की सरकार बनी है, तब से मुस्लिम समुदाय असुरक्षित महसूस कर रहा है. बोर्ड के प्रवक्ता ने यह बातें मीडिया से बातचीत में कहीं. बोर्ड एक ‘संवैधानिक अधिकार संरक्षण समिति’ के गठन के बारे में विचार कर रहा है, जिसे तहत मुस्लिम समुदाय के लोगों को उनके मौलिक-संवैधानिक अधिकारों से परिचित कराया जाएगा. कई मुद्दे मालूम होते हैं, जिनके तहत बोर्ड की नाराज़गी और इस बयान का मतलब निकाला जा सकता है. ‘घर वापसी’ मुद्दे पर नरेन्द्र मोदी की चुप्पी, सूबे दर सूबे गोमांस पर लगता बैन, स्कूलों में योग व सूर्य नमस्कार की अनिवार्यता, हिंदूवादी शक्तियों का उत्पात....समाज में ऐसे उठते मुद्दों से किसी का भी नाराज़ होना लाज़िम है.

AMU students protest, send memo to PM urging actions against Swamy

By Staff Reporter,

Aligarh: A group of students of the Aligarh Muslim University, led by Sir Syed Minority Foundation of India, staged a protest on Sunday against communal statements made by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

Lessons from Hashimpura

By Rebecca M John,

Editor’s note: Sixteen Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel were acquitted by a court in Delhi on Saturday in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Around 19 PAC personnel were facing trial for allegedly killing 42 people in Hashimpura Mohalla of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh on 22 May 1987, of which three have died during the trial. Below is the response of Rebecca M John, senior counsel of defence in the case that she wrote on her Facebook wall.

Will oppose anti-minority decisions: Muslim panel

Jaipur: Claiming Muslims were "feeling insecure and uncomfortable", the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday it has decided to up a "Defend Constitutional Rights Committee" to fight "anti-minority decisions" taken by the central and certain state governments.

Addressing a press conference here after a two-day convention of the board here, the panel's secretary Abdul Rahim Quresh said: "Muslims are feeling insecure and uncomfortable as there have been growing incidence of hate speeches by VHP and RSS leaders in the recent past."

Temporary closure of Calicut airport to affect Hajj pilgrims

By Staff Reporter,

Kozhikode: The Hajj pilgrims from Kerala are likely to be left to suffer owing to the temporary closure of Calicut International Airport for repairing workers. The State Hajj Committee in a meeting on March 22 has decided to approach the Central Aviation Ministry seeking postpone of the repairing works to the post Hajj season.

Briefing the decisions, Hajj Committee chairman Kottumala Bapu Musliyar told that the committee was not sure about making the airport the embarkation point of the pilgrimage.


Acquittal of Accused in Hashimpura Massacre Is Travesty of Justice: People’s Forum

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The acquittal of all the accused in the Hashimpura massacre case of May 22, 1987, is a travesty of justice, All India People’s Forum (AIPF) said in a statement.

28 years ago, 42 Muslims, mostly young men, were killed in cold blood by the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) after having been abducted from Mohalla Hashimpura. This is one of the most shameful episodes of communal custodial killing in India, AIPF said.