Indian Muslim

Centre asks for report on killing of Nagaland rape accused

New Delhi : The Centre on Friday asked the Nagaland government to furnish a detailed report on a rape accused being killed in Dimapur.

A home ministry official told IANS that a report has been sought on the incident.

"The ministry of home affairs has asked for a report on the incident," he said, adding that the situation in Dimapur, where curfew was in place, and elsewhere in the state was under control.

Training programme on Islamic structure held at AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: The Heritage Cell, Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture, organized a one-week short term Training Programme on “Traditional and Modern Materials and Techniques of Façade Adornment in Islamic Structure”.

Normalcy returning to Dimapur

Guwahati/ Dimapur : The situation in Nagaland's commercial hub Dimapur was slowly returning to normal on Friday even though section 144 continues to be in force in and around the town.

Tension had gripped Dimapur Thursday after a mob broke into the Central jail in the town, killed a rape accused and hung his body at Clock Tower.

The state government has already ordered a high level inquiry into the incident.

"Security arrangements have been intensified in and around the town. The situation is under control now," said a senior district administration official.

On the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X

By Dr.Asma Anjum Khan,,

O, Malcolm, My Malcolm:
You are present when you are away.

Dearest Malcolm,

You were just a name for me from my history books; until I read Maya Angelou’s account of meeting you at Harlem. That day something changed.

Indian Social Forum to organise tournament for social service at Jubail

By TCN News,

Dammam: Karnataka Chapter of Indian Social Forum, an Indian expatriates Socio- Cultural Organization is organizing a “Social Forum Cup -2015’ for Indian Expatriates residing in eastern province at Jubail, Dammam and Khobar.

Eid-e-Gulabi: The unifying colour and spirit of Holi

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed,

Holi has a Muslim history as well. Revered Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Ameer Khusro have, in their chaste Persian and Hindvi poetry, adored the 'pink' festival generously.

The last Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, allowed his Hindu ministers to smear his forehead with gulal on Holi. He believed that his religion would not be affected by this social ritual.

Pune’s youth balance high-profile careers still reach out to the underprivileged

​Starting with serving saheri to poor patients at hospitals, the young professionals have taken up social causes as their obligation​

By A Mirsab,,

Pune: Relatives of the patients admitted to the city’s Sasoon General Hospital, KEM Hospital and Navle Hospital were in for a surprise last Ramazan. A bunch of youth brought saheri at dawn for the whole month. A total of 286 saheris were provided at these hospitals.


Political history of Muslims of Muzaffarpur since 1857

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

History should not be merely recounting of exploits of famous people or important conflicts. It should also be about changes happening at the grassroots level and how these local changes shape the course of communities and nations. Mohammad Sajjad’s Contesting Colonialism and Separatism: Muslims of Muzaffarpur Since 1857 falls into the latter category of History narration.

Christians, Sikhs, Muslims jointly organise protest demonstration against RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat’s comments on Mother Teresa

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: A demonstration was held by the State Forum of Minorities Organisation at Esplanade East to protest RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remarks about Nobel laureate Mother Teresa.

More than 500 people from Sikh and Muslim communities too participated in this protest that was held on Tuesday, March, 3.


Congress, NCP to take up Muslim reservation roll back issue in Maharashtra

By staff reporter,

Mumbai: Days after the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra decided to do away with 5 % reservation for Muslims in educational institutions, state Congress decided to fight back the decision, which was originally taken by the Congress-NCP government.