Indian Muslim

Sufiyan Khatri: An artist who is helping an entire village earn a living through an ancient artform

By Amit Kumar,

In 1634, the King of Kutch, Raja Bharmal I invited members of the Khatri community from Sindh to settle in the Kutch region, so that printed fabrics manufactured by the Khatris could be worn exclusively by the royal family. Ten generations and 382 years later, a member of the same family, 33-year-old Sufiyan Khatri, now heads a small entrepreneurial setup in Ajrakhpur, Kutch and helps provide employment to nearly 50 people in the village.

JMM seeks apology over '59 wives' remark

Ranchi : The JMM on Friday demanded an apology from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board General Secretary for saying that JMM President Shibu Soren had "59 wives".

"(Maulana Wali) Rehmani's remark reflects his mindset. He should apologize," Jharkhand Mukti Morcha General Secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya told reporters here.

Rehmani made the remark in New Delhi on Thursday.

"The JMM President has only one wife. The '59 wives' remark has created resentment among the JMM cadre," said Bhattacharya.

Curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist march

Srinagar : Authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday to prevent a separatist called protest march.

Contingents of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were deployed in both uptown and old city areas of Srinagar to impose curfew-like restrictions to prevent a separatist called sit-in and protest march here.

Coils of razor fitted concertina wire were placed on main roads and traffic intersections here by the security forces.

‘मोदी सरकार कर रही है मुसलमानों के पर्सनल लॉ को ख़त्म करने की साज़िश’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम पर्सनल लॉ बोर्ड ने ये ऐलान किया है कि वो भारत सरकार के लॉ कमीशन के ज़रिए यूनिफॉर्म सिविल कोड के सिलसिले में जारी किए गए सवालों का जवाब नहीं देगा, बल्कि हर सतह पर इसका बायकॉट करेगा.

Kolkata observes idol immersion ceremony amidst tight security

Kolkata : Durga Puja in Bengal was over and idol immersion continued in full swing on Thursday after a day's pause on Wednesday in view of Muharram, a day of bereavement for the Muslims.

The second day of immersion is considered to be the busiest as more than 150 community Puja committees immersed the Goddess Durga idols in the Hooghly river from 22 river banks in different parts of the city.

End regional discrimination in J&K: RSS

New Delhi : A senior RSS member on Thursday sought redressal of the problems faced by residents of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions and ending of what he called regional discrimination in the state.

Indresh Kumar, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh national executive and one of the main architects of the RSS policy on national security, said mountainous regions like Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban etc. in Jammu and Kashmir had suffered a lot due to terrorism and government policies.


Muslim board's stand on civil code insult to judiciary: VHP

New Delhi : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday said All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) stand on the Uniform Civil Code was an insult to the judiciary.

"The Muslim organisations are free to express their views. But they should be careful they don't insult the judiciary or harm national interest or those of their own community," VHP's Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain told IANS.

He said that by saying that the Narendra Modi government was imposing Hindu laws on all, the AIMPLB had insulted the judiciary and the judicial process.


'Your Neighbourhood Muslim' social media campaign for liberals to speak up

Kolkata : Assailed by questions on their stand on incidents of terrorism perpetrated in the name of Islam, a group of Muslims in the eastern metropolis has initiated a social media campaign that profiles ordinary Muslims and offers a platform to "liberal" members of the community to assert that "Muslims are like people of other communities, no different".

The campaign -- Your Neighbourhood Muslim -- was prompted by "persistent" questions such as, "What are the liberal Muslims doing about the blasts by terrorists in the name of their religion".

Omar Abdullah cries foul over Jammu getting an IIM

New Delhi : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday accused the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP state government of "partisan politics" over the Centre's decision to set up an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Jammu.

The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment and operation of the premier management institute in the state's winter capital at a cost of nearly Rs 62 crore.

AIMPLB, Muslim bodies reject move on Uniform Civil Code

New Delhi : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and a number of other prominent Muslim organisations on Thursday rejected the Law Commission's questionnaire on the Uniform Civil Code, calling it "misleading".

Calling the questionnaire "misleading and divisive", AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said Muslims will not respond to it.

"We will boycott this questionnaire. No Muslim will respond to it because it is misleading and deceitful. The Uniform Civil Code is divisive and will lead to social unrest," he told media persons here.