Indian Muslim

Amidst reconciliation efforts, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind factions continue dispute over claim of cases defended

By A Mirsab,

Mumbai: Raising evident doubts over the genuineness of the reconciliation efforts between the two factions of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, led by uncle-nephew duo Arshad Madani and Mahmood Madani, a former Rajya Sabha member, both the factions continue to blame each other for false claims over cases defended by them.

The most respected Muslim NGO in India Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind saw a split in2007 due to controversy over leadership between Maulana Mahmood and Maulana Arshad, who incidentally happen to be nephew and uncle.

Delhi Aanganwadi workers’ indefinite hunger strike enters 6th day as AAP govt evades holding deliberations

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: The indefinite hunger strike by Delhi State Aanganwadi Workers’ and Helpers’ Union entered its seventh day as the AAP government continues to evade holding deliberations with the striking workers.

Khudai Khidmatgar to organise national event on land acquisition and farmers’ issue

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Delegates of Khudai Khidmatgar, representing every state from across the country, deliberated to chalk out a national level action plan for the organizational development, challenges like communalism and land acquisition act as well as farmers issues at the national leaders council meeting here.

New SC bench to hear Memon's plea on Wednesday

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu will constitute a new bench on Wednesday to hear 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking stay of his execution slated for July 30 and quashing of death warrant on the grounds that it was issued even before he could exhaust his legal remedies.

Jamia mourns death of former President Kalam

By TCN News,

New Delhi: A condolence meeting was held here to mourn the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), which was attended by a large number of teachers, students and staff.

Professor Sunita Zaidi, officiating vice chancellor, JMI gave a brief account of Kalam’s life and contribution to the nation after which the gathering passed a resolution to mourn the death of the former President, a release from Jamia said here.

Kalam's last rites in Rameswaram on Thursday

Chennai/New Delhi: The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will take place with full military honours in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday following his family's wish, it was announced on Tuesday.

The home ministry in an official statement confirmed that Kalam would be accorded a state funeral and the last rites would take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

"State funeral of former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be held with full military honours on July 30 (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu," the statement said.

Karnataka Muslim organisations join in chorus to request clemency for Yakub Memon

By TCN News,

Bengaluru: A collective of Karnataka-based Muslim organisations including, Mission Possible for Justice & Rights (MPJR), Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Mahaz (KMMM), Discover Islam Education Trust (DIET), All India Dawah Centres Association (AIDCA) and Karnataka Muslim Muttahida Tehreek (KMMT) today urged the Centre not to hang 1993 Mumbai blast death row convict Yakub Memon.

याक़ूब मेमन की फांसी के पहले इन पांच सवालों के जवाब ज़रूरी

By TCN News,

लखनऊ: रिहाई मंच ने कहा है कि सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के सेवानिवृत्त न्यायाधीश और सिविल सोसाइटी के बड़े हिस्से द्वारा याकूब मेमन की फांसी की सजा रद्द किए जाने की मांग के बावजूद अगर उसे फांसी दी जाती है तो इसे भारतीय लोकतंत्र द्वारा दिन दहाड़े की इंसाफ की हत्या माना जाएगा। मंच ने सपा, बसपा, कांग्रेस, राजद, जदयू समेत कथित धर्मनिरपेक्ष दलों से इस मसले पर संसद में अपनी स्थिति स्पष्ट करने की मांग की है।

Kalam's birthday observed as World Students' Day: Assam governor

New Delhi : P.B. Acharya, governor of Assam and Nagaland, on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, reminding people that the 79th birthday of the silver-haired "people's president" was observed as World Students' Day.

"Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday was recognised as World Students' Day by the United Nations," Acharya said in a statement. October 15 is Kalam's birthday.

On the day he died, Kalam showed his humanism

New Delhi : As he drove into Shillong on the day he died, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was worried that a soldier providing him security had to remain standing in an open jeep.

According to his advisor Srijan Pal Singh, Kalam expressed his concern for the soldier while driving from the airport to the Indian Institute of Management.

"Why is he standing? He will get tired. This is like punishment. Can you ask a wireless message to be given that he may sit?" Singh recounted Kalam as saying.