Students, teachers, politicians at solidarity march for Vemula

New Delhi : A solidarity march to condemn the "institutional killing" of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula on Tuesday drew support from thousands including students and faculty members of various universities, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Left leaders.

7,000 Hindus wrongly documented as Muslims in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur : A task force of non-governmental organisations in Malaysia has said that some 7,000 Hindus living in the country are wrongly classified as Muslims on their national identity cards, the media reported on Tuesday.

Malaysia Hindu Sangam president Mohan Shan told The Malaysian Insider that the problem was widespread throughout Peninsular Malaysia and involved mostly practising Hindus from the lower income group who are documented as Muslims.

India's crackdown on dissent may stall reforms, says NYT

Washington : Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government and its political allies of trying to silence dissent, the New York Times Tuesday suggested that it may stall progress on economic reforms.

"India is in the throes of a violent clash between advocates of freedom of speech and the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its political allies on the Hindu right determined to silence dissent," it said in an editorial.

Shabnum Wani: A Half widow who feels betrayed by both the Government and the Court

In the last of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Shabnum Wani.

Bemina (Srinagar): On July, 6 1997, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar was simmering with intense heat. However, this also meant that marriages and ring ceremonies, which Kashmiri families usually avoid organising in winters due to the bone-chilling cold, were on in full swing.

How do we fight the stagnation among Muslims?

By Farheen Sultana for

Muslims get excited whenever they hear words such as 'Subhan Allah' and 'Masha Allah' from politicians and actors. 'Oh look! He is a Muslim; He belongs to us' come the replies, often accompanied by joy.

Drop charges against Bangladesh editors: Human Rights Watch

New York: Bangladeshi authorities should immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of the Daily Star and Prothom Alo, the country’s leading newspapers, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

Bangladesh should repeal its criminal defamation and sedition laws, which violate international standards, the rights body said.

The editor of the English-language Daily Star, Mahfuz Anam, faced a total of 54 criminal defamation cases and 15 sedition cases, largely for publishing corruption allegations from military sources several years ago.

IMRC begins 7th annual India Health Initiative from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh

By TCN News,

Barabanki (UP): The first medical camp of 7th annual India Health Initiative, a program created by US-based India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India started today in Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT), Barabanki road, Lucknow.

IMRC is organizing annual India Health Initiative for poor and needy this year for the seventh consecutive year.

JNU row shows India's lurch towards hard right: Pakistani daily

Islamabad: The raging JNU controversy is "yet another example of India's lurch towards the hard right", an influential Pakistani daily said Saturday, cautioning India that "ultranationalism and hyper-patriotism are the first step towards the extinction of fundamental rights and freedom of conscience".

An editorial "JNU controversy" in the Dawn on Saturday said that the past few days have witnessed quite a stir on many university campuses in India.

Calling JNU students anti-Indian a slur: Pakistani daily

Islamabad : The reaction to the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has shown the real face of today's India, and it is "not the Shining India propaganda", a Pakistani daily said Friday, adding that terming "the brave students of JNU anti-Indian is a slur".

An editorial "Fighting fascism in India" in The News International said that the reaction to the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has shown the real face of today’s India, "not the Shining India propaganda we hear about so much".

Sacrificing Justice under the veil of Nationalism