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Giving wings to dreams and a Sunday School!!

An inspiring story of a bunch of dedicated volunteers who work for realizing the dreams of students from low-income area of Hyderabad

By Rupa Abdi for TwoCircles.net,

Hyderabad: Don’t allow yourself to be misled because of her burka and hijab or her surroundings. She is not just another ordinary Muslim girl living a simple life. She is an engineering student who also works part time for an NGO called Helping Hands.

नक्सलविरोधी ऑपरेशनों का सच

By हिमांशु कुमार,

जब हम दंतेवाडा में काम करते थे तो हमारे साथ आश्रम में काम करने एक लड़का आया. मेरे साथियों ने बताया कि पहले वह ‘सलवा जुडूम’ में एसपीओ था लेकिन बाद में उसे अपने काम से नफरत हो गयी थी और उसने वह काम छोड़ दिया. उसने मुझसे कहा कि अब वह गाँववालों के लिए काम करना चाहता है इसलिए हमारे आश्रम से जुड़ना चाहता है. वह काम करने लगा. बाद में उसने मुझे कई घटनाएँ सुनाई. उनमे से दो घटनाएँ आज आपके साथ बाँट रहा हूँ.

‘Muslims of Karnataka and the Media’ seminar organised by India Fraternity Forum, Jeddah

By Tanveer Kaup for TwoCircles.net,

Jeddah: Muslims were urged to empower themselves on political grounds and come up as a political power during a seminar here organised by India Fraternity Forum (IFF).

Lambasting some media groups which have adopted dual policy against the Muslims, Abdul Majeed Vittla, in his presidential speech said, “It is very important for us to empower ourselves on political backgrounds and come up as a political power.”

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Feel ‘vindicated and relieved,’ says Shahid Badr Falahi after acquittal in 14-year-old case

Dr Shahid Badr Falahi was the chief of the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) at the time of its ban in 2001.

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Dr Shahid Badr Falahi, former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), was acquitted on Thursday by a Delhi court in a 14-year-old case.

“I am vindicated and relieved,” Dr Falahi said after the verdict.

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SIMI ex-chief cleared of promoting communal enmity

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday acquitted the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India's (SIMI) former president Shahid Badr Falahi in a 2001 case of promoting enmity between different groups.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal cleared Falahi of charges of promoting enmity between different groups, imputations and assertions prejudicial to national integration and statements conducive to public mischief.

His counsel Humam Ahmed Siddiqui told IANS that Falahi was falsely implicated in the case.

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IOS organises lecture on ‘Religious Minorities in India and Legal Perspective’

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Focusing on the constitutional provisions for the religious minorities to profess and propagate their religious belief, Professor Manzoor Ahmad, former IPS officer and vice chancellor of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, examined how the freedom of religion, right to equality and the right to maintain their cultural identity guaranteed under the Constitution were being allowed to be practised unfettered.

Investigate disappearances, identify unknown and mass graves in Kashmir, demand kin of disappeared persons

By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,

Srinagar: The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on Thursday wrote to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed demanding an Independent Commission of Inquiry to prosecute those responsible for over 8000 disappearances and more than 7000 unknown, unmarked and mass graves.

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पंच-नामा : कौमी आवाज़, मंत्रियों के असबाब, वाड्रा, मनमोहन सिंह और दिल्ली में लाठीचार्ज

By TwoCircles.Net staff reporter,

क्यों बदले-बदले से दिल्ली के सरकार नज़र आते हैं, वाड्रा कहां और मनमोहन कहां और महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्रियों द्वारा संपत्ति छिपाने से क्या सन्देश मिलता है...पांच खबरों की पड़ताल.

1. कश्मीर में पाकिस्तान का झण्डा
अलगाववादी नेता आसिया अंद्राबी ने एक ज़्यादा बड़ी बहस को जन्म दे दिया है. पाकिस्तान दिवस के मौके पर दुख्तरान-ए-मिल्लत की प्रमुख आसिया अंद्राबी ने श्रीनगर में पाकिस्तान का झण्डा फहरा दिया. रोचक बात तो यह है कि उन्होंने सिर्फ़ झण्डा फहराया ही नहीं, बल्कि अपने कुछ समर्थकों के साथ मिलकर पाकिस्तान का कौमी-तराना भी गा दिया. अब आसिया के खिलाफ़ नौहट्टा पुलिस थाने में गैरकानूनी गतिविधि निरोधक कानून के अनुच्छेद 13 के तहत मामला दर्ज़ कर दिया गया है. यह भी बात ध्यान देने की है कि पुलिस ने अभी तक आसिया को गिरफ़्तार नहीं किया है. जम्मू-कश्मीर की मुफ्ती सरकार अपने कुछेक फैसलों और बयानों के चलते अलगाववादियों के करीब नज़र आ रही है. चाहे वह सफल चुनाव के लिए पाकिस्तान को धन्यवाद देना हो या अलगाववादी नेता मसरत आलम को रिहा करना. ज़ाहिर है कि ऐसे में कश्मीरी सरकार किसी भी अलगाववादी नेता को गिरफ़्तार कर अशांति पैदा करने से बचना चाहेगी.

Two Goa BJP lawmakers oppose 'ghar wapsi'

Panaji : Two BJP legislators in Goa on Thursday came out openly against the 'ghar wapsi' programme, with one of them, a Christian, announcing that he will be the first to oppose any reconversion if the agenda is implemented in the state.

Nilesh Cabral and Vishnu Wagh, Bharatiya Janata Party members from Curchorem and St. Andre, respectively, said this in the assembly during a discussion on the motion of thanks to the governor's address.

'Communal comments elsewhere creating tension in Goa'

Panaji : Communal comments outside the state are breeding tension between the minority community and the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, a BJP legislator said on Thursday.

Speaking during a discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address to the state legislature, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vishnu Wagh also said that one of the key reasons why the saffron party had been elected to power in the state was the support of the minority community -- both Christians and Muslims account for nearly a third of the state's population.

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