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Indian-Americans condemn action against JNU students

By TCN News

New York (USA): Leading Indian American advocacy organisations have condemned the recent suppression of student protests and violation of civil rights at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Controversy erupted on account of the arrest of the University’s student body's president Kanhaiya Kumar in an open abuse of sedition laws. Evidence has emerged that anti-India slogans were actually raised by Hindutva affiliate student body ABVP, in a brazen attempt at framing the students.

IMRC की मुहिम : दस विदेशी डॉक्टरों के साथ भारत के गांवों तक पहुंचेगी स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं

By TCN News

लखनऊ: भारत के कोनों-कोनों तक पहुंचकर राहत कार्य करने वाली अमरीका संस्था इन्डियन मुस्लिम रिलीफ एंड चैरीटीज़ यानी IMRC के सातवें सालाना स्वास्थ्य जागरूकता अभियान में इस साल अमरीका के १० चिकित्सक शिरकत करेंगे. 20 फरवरी से 6 मार्च तक होने वाला यह अभियान लखनऊ, हैदराबाद और केरल में आयोजित होगा.

इन दस डाक्टरों में महिला रोग, शिशु रोग, सर्जरी, जनरल मेडिसिन के साथ अलग-अलग क्षेत्रों के विशेषज्ञ शामिल हैं.

Picked up from an Army ‘crackdown’, never to return: Dilshada Begum’s 23-year search for her husband continues

In the fourth of the five personal stories of half widows, Raqib Hameed Naik narrates the story of Dilshada Begum.

UAE creates ministry of happiness, tolerance

Dubai : United Arab Emirates Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced on Wednesday the new Cabinet appointments, with two new portfolios on happiness and tolerance.

Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on his Twitter account, two days after he revealed plans to restructure the UAE Cabinet and to outsource most government services to the private sector.

Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al-Qasimi, so far minister of international cooperation and development, was appointed minister of state for tolerance, a newly created government function.

Muslims lack rationale to oppose decriminalization of Homosexuality

By Sheikh Khurshid Alam,

The decriminalization of Section 377 by the Delhi High Court in the Naz Foundation case had drawn mixed reactions in 2010 across all over India. For some it was a ray of hope towards a life free from constant fear of being pushed behind the bars and for some it was another opportunity to get into the limelight by joining protest marches against homosexuality, gay marriages and moral corruption in society.

Aaghaz-e-Dosti urges PMs of India, Pakistan to resolve Siachen dispute

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Aaghaz-e-Dosti, a group of youths working for Indo-Pak Peace through various ways such as peace education, advocacy and others, has written to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute over Siachen glacier.

Siachen conflict is a military clash between India and Pakistan over the disputed Siachen Glacier region in Kashmir. A cease-fire went into effect in 2003. The contentious area is about 900 square miles to nearly 1,000 square miles of territory.

Protest processions mark day in Valley before the 3rd anniversary of hanging of Afzal Guru

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: A day before the third anniversary of hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was convicted and hanged for his alleged role in the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, the Valley on Monday witnessed an uneasy calm. Most of the day was occupied with protest rallies by different separatist groups.

Importantly, Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013 inside Tihar Jail in Delhi, whereas Maqbool Bhat, the founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front was also hung in the same jail on February 11, 1984.

Don't harass innocent Muslims, Bukhari tells Modi

New Delhi : Prominent Muslim leader Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said innocent Muslims must not be harassed in the name of fighting the Islamic State.

Security agencies must be more transparent while detaining terror suspects, the Shahi Imam of the 17th-century Jama Masjid here told Modi during their half hour meeting at the prime minister's residence.

Four killed in reactor blast in Hyderabad factory

Hyderabad: Four workers were charred to death when a reactor exploded in manufacturing unit of pahramceutical firm in Maheswaram on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Monday, police said.

Two others were injured in the explosion that occurred in Asita pharma and drugs factory in Mankhal industrial area of Maheswaram in Ranga Reddy district.

The explosion caused huge fire. Four workers who were working near the reactor were charred to death. The injured were rushed to a hospital.

The deceased have been identified as Kosaram, 26, Dasru Rai, 24, Deva, 23, and Jogaram, 25.

Mosques in Britain opt for 'open days' to explain faith

London: Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to "explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines".

The Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in "a tense time for faith communities", BBC reported.

The Visit My Mosque Day comes after a rise in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in London, with hundreds reported last year.

There are about three million Muslims - about 5 percent of the population - and an estimated 1,750 mosques in the country.