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Pune-based NGO to provide scholarships for Muslim students to prepare for UPSC exams

By Imran Inamdar,

With an aim to increase the Muslim representation in civil services, a Pune based NGO-Concern for People Trust Academy-held an awareness programme on October 22 at Phadkule Hall, Solapur in association with AMP (Association of Muslim Professionals) and FAME (Federation of all Minorities Organisation).

The tragedy of Assamese Muslims: dubbed foreigners in their own country

By An Indian Muslim for

Advocate Aman Wadud highlighted the plight of Assamese Muslims in a series of Tweets, that went viral on Wednesday.

Apart from riots and ethnic cleansing, Muslims in Assam are also battling extreme prejudices and systematic persecution.

Wadud and the organization Myfacts fought for Moinal Mollah, a Assamese Muslim, whose name was put in 'D-category' .

United Hindu Front leader in Kerala booked for hate speech

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: After much hue and cry over social media, the police has booked Hindu Aikya Vedi (United Hindu Front) state president K P Sasikala for a series of hate speeches. Sasikala, who has been spewing communal venom for past few years in Kerala was booked on various charges that include non bailable offences of IPC Section 153 (A) that prevent inflammatory speeches. The case was taken after a complaint was filed with Hosdurg police station in Kasargod district by a C Shukkur on October 15.

Woman set on fire over enmity

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh): Three men tried to kill a 50-year-old woman by burning her alive over old enmity in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district. The condition of the woman is critical, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred on Tuesday night at Mojan village under the jurisdiction of Prithvipur police station when the men entered Rajan Bai Yadav's house and set her on fire after dousing her with inflammable substance. They fled the spot.

The condition of the woman is critical and she has been sent to Jhansi for treatment.


TCN Impact: Jamia student who had to sleep at railway station granted hostel

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Jamia Millia Islamia has granted hostel to Balram Meena, a 18 year old student Rajasthan who had to sleep on Railway station platform as he had no place to live in Delhi.

Meena is presently enrolled in Ist semester of BA Honours Urdu in Jamia Millia Islamia. had reported on Wednesday, October 19 as to how a rejection of hostel application prompted Balram to sleep on platforms of Delhi cantt railway station.

मैंने उस जुर्म की 8 साल सज़ा काटी, जो मैंने किया ही नहीं – मोहम्मद नूर अहमद

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

जमशेदपुर (झारखंड) : ‘मैंने उस जुर्म की सज़ा काटी, जो मैंने कभी किया ही नहीं.’ ये बातें हैं 36 साल के मो. नूर अहमद की हैं, जो अपनी ज़िन्दगी के बेशक़िस्मती आठ सालों को जेल की सलाखों के पीछे गुज़ारकर आए हैं.

Manipuri student found dead in JNU hostel

New Delhi: A Manipuri student was found dead in his hostel room in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here, police confirmed on Wednesday.

The deceased identified as J.R Philemon, 31, who was pursuing his Ph.D in West Asian studies, was found dead by students and security guards on Tuesday evening when some students noticed a foul smell coming from his room.

"Philemon was residing in Room No-171 of Brahmaputra Hostel and was not seen from last three days. Police was informed by security control room about his death," a senior police official told IANS on Wednesday.


In open letter, JNU faculty members condemn JNU administration's “callous handling” of Najeeb’s case

Editor of news website Indian Muslim Observer receives threat call, asked to ‘shut up’

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: Danish Ahmed Khan, founder and editor of Delhi-based news website Indian Muslim Observer was on Saturday, October 22 threatened by an unknown caller and asked to “shut up”. The call was followed by an abusive SMS.

Urdu Magazine Ma’arif completes 100 years of publishing

By TCN News

Bijnor (UP): To commemorate 100 years of Ma’arif, a monthly Urdu magazine, a symposium titled, “Hundred years of Ma’arif: a milestone in Urdu journalism” was organised by Shafiq Ahmad Ansari Memorial Trust, Najibabad on Sunday, October 22 in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.

Ma’arif has been published by Shibli Academy, Azamgarh since 1916.

Former Governor of Uttarakhand, U.P. and Mizoram, Aziz Qureshi participated as Chief Guest in the Symposium. Two special numbers of Ma’arif, based on its editorials, were released on this occasion.