Indian Muslim

After AMU, BJP locks horns at MANUU

By Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: After Aligarh Muslim University, the BJP is all set to lock horns with Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) administration with its Minority Morcha leading the baton.

University’s teachers, students and other employee have in turn protested the ‘political’ and ‘outside’ interference.

Acquitted in Akshardham case, man demands SC to punish erring Guj officers and compensation for 11 yrs of agony

By A Mirsab,,

New Delhi: One of the acquitted persons in Akshardham terror case of 2002 has moved Supreme Court after eight months of his acquittal praying to criminally charge Gujarat police officials, who had fabricated the case against him, and also to compensate him for the 11 years he spent behind bars under false allegations.

‘The Road to Mecca’ that I took

A book review that seeks to decipher two pilgrimages on the same path separated by a century

By Kashif-ul-Huda,,

Spirituality is what separates humans from other living beings. I have been a seeker for the last few years. I have read a number of books, visited graves of saints, made ablutions at Haridwar and toured the ghats of Banaras; I have sat in the qawwali mehfils and even seen dervishes dance.

Romancing Indian Railways, some memoirs

Nostalgic accounts of travellers who rode the earliest trains in India, personal journeys of men who who have written memoirs of their life and struggle in the US and East Africa and former union minister Salman Khurshid's account of Muslims in India. IANS bookshelf this weekend offers these delights. Take a look:

Barred from organising conversion, party threatens action

Chennai : Accusing the Tamil Nadu government of preventing voluntary conversions to Hinduism, a political outfit - Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) - said Friday it would seek legal recourse.

Speaking to IANS, HMK president Arjun Sampath said: "I have been kept under house arrest in Anna Nagar here. Large numbers of police have been deployed outside the house where I am staying."

"Vans carrying people who are willing to become Hindus are being forcibly turned away," he charged.

Thanks to Shamsheer, NRIs to be allowed voting

The move will not only benefit large number of expats from Kerala, but the entire Indian Diaspora across the globe

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kozhikode (Kerala): His FaceBook cover page reads: “It has been a somewhat long journey and to be honest it has not been easy. We took up the matter just like we approach a critical corporate project.” #NRIVotingRights


Muslim woman editor arrested for reprinting 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons

Thane (Maharashtra): The woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed which was first published by the French weekly "Charlie Hebdo" but later released on bail, police said Thursday.

Shirin Dalvi, the editor of "Avadhnama", was arrested by Mumbra Police Wednesday and produced before a magistrate who granted her bail.

"She was arrested on charges pertaining to hurting religious sentiments and related issues by reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed," an police official said.

Babar Ashraf removed from AIUMB; launches his own org

By staff reporter,

Lucknow: Syed Babar Ashraf has been removed from the post of general secretary of the All India Ulama &Mashaikh Board (AIUMB) for his purported ‘anti-Board activities’ and indiscipline.

Babar Ashraf agreed he had started another organisation and hence sacked from the Board.


FIRs against Mumbai tabloid, Marathi news channel for hurting religious sentiments

By Rehan Ansari,,

Mumbai: Two separate FIRs were lodged on Thursday against a newspaper and its reporter and an editor of a Marathi news channel for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the minority community.

‘The Court of Last Resort’

It is made clear that the ‘Court of Last Resort’ will not really be a Court in the judicial sense but only a fact finding body whose aim will be to secure justice for all.

By Justice Markandey Katju,

I have felt for quite some time that injustice is being done to a large number of people in India who have been languishing in jail either as under-trials whose cases have not been heard for several years, or who have unjustly remained incarcerated, either because: