Indian Muslim

AIUDF seeks investigation on alleged involvement with terror outfit

By Staff Reporter,

Guwahati: Even as news reports created sensation about the alleged involvement of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) with Islamic fundamentalist across the region, the AIUDF on Friday asked the Union Home Minister for a proper investigation.

“BJP targeting assembly polls in WB, maligning madarsas in media”

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: In wake of the recent Burdwan blast and subsequent action by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), several Muslim organization have come down heavily on a section of media for negatively painting the madrasas as a hub of terrorism and blamed the BJP for it claiming the saffron party is doing it keeping an eye on the 2016 assembly elections in the state.

Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process

Guwahati : The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30.

The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction, which has been in a ceasefire pact, said this in a statement signed by the outfit's self-styled lieutenant and information and publicity secretary B. Naijab.

Shahi Imam's invite to Sharif does not merit response: Government

New Delhi : As the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid drew flak from Muslims for inviting the Pakistan prime minister to his son's anointment as his successor but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government Friday refused to get drawn into the controversy, terming his remarks as "voices from the wilderness".

Asked to react to the invite to Nawaz Sharif, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said: "We don't respond to voices from the wilderness who are always clawing to get space, and your mind space."


Bengal land of jehadis under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata : The BJP Friday alleged that West Bengal has become a "land of jehadis" under the Mamata Banerjee government.

“The rule of law in Bengal has been converted into law of vote bank by the TMC, and WB has become under Mamata Banerji the land of Jehadis,” Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said in a statement.

Terming as "unfortunate" the police preventing the BJP central leaders from going to the trouble-torn Makhra and Chaumondolpur villages in Birbhum district Thursday, Singh said "the step is a reminder of anarchist TMC rule in West Bengal”.

Aligarh Muslims flay Bukhari for Sharif invite

Aligarh : A Muslim forum here Friday accused the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid of insulting Indian Muslims by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the 17th century mosque to mark his son's appointment as the Naib Imam.

The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) also asked the Indian government to end by an act of parliament the "un-Islamic Imamat" that allows the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid to designate his successor from his own family.


1,000-hour bandh in Assam districts lifted

Guwahati : A 1,000-hour bandh in Assam's Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts demanding an autonomous state was Friday lifted following an assurance from the central government on the issue.

The bandh was called Oct 27 by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), a conglomeration of 17 organisations in the two districts, to press for the creation of an autonomous state by combining the two districts.

"We have decided to withdraw the 1,000-hour bandh from 5 p.m. today (Friday)," JACAS convener Stalin Engty said.

BJP, Left seek governor's intervention to stop Bengal violence

Kolkata : The Left Front and the BJP Friday knocked on the doors of West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi calling for his intervention into the political violence in Birbhum district that has left three dead earlier this week.

Around 20 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes which have triggered protests by opposition parties.

Assam bandh: Normal life hit; over 70 detained, released

Guwahati : Normal life was affected across Assam Friday in the wake of a Bajrang Dal-sponsored 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh to press for the arrest of AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal, ban on the party and sealing of madrassas in the state.

Police said over 70 bandh supporters were detained all over the state for trying to enforce the bandh. All the detainees, including popular Assamese singer Krishnamoni Chutia, were, however, released later.

Do the Owaisi brothers have a pan India potential?

By Saeed Naqvi,

The two successes of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) of Hyderabad in assembly elections in Maharashtra may not affect government formation in Mumbai but reverberations will be felt in the nation's politics for a long time.