Indian Muslim

Frequent disruptions in Rajya Sabha create bad impression: Ansari

New Delhi : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Saturday said frequent disruptions in Rajya Sabha create a bad impression in the public mind and asked members to adhere to allocated time of the proceedings while noting that parliament sittings have declined significantly.

Inaugurating a two-day orientation programme for the newly-elected members of the Rajya Sabha on Saturday, Ansari, who is also Chairman of the upper house, pointed out that frequent disruptions impinge upon the privileges of other members.

Muslims join Dalits' fight in Gujarat, thousands to attend big Sunday rally

By Darshan Desai

Ahmedabad : Prominent Muslim body Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind has declared support for a massive public rally being organized in Ahmedabad on Sunday by around 30 different Dalit groups of Gujarat to protest against atrocities on the community, especially the July 11 flogging of four youth by cow vigilantes.

"We have announced our whole-hearted backing to the rally tomorrow and many of our members and community are likely to attend it," Nasir Ansari, general secretary of the Gujarat unit of Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind, told IANS on Friday evening.

Abdul Kalam memorial opened in Delhi

New Delhi : In a tribute to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his first death anniversary, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday inaugurated a memorial in his name in the national capital.

The memorial, which has the notes, books, clothes and other personal items of the former president, was inaugurated in Dilli Hatt, NIA in south Delhi.

"Kalam sir is one of those people who seldom take birth on the earth and whose thoughts remain immortal," Kejriwal said on the occasion.

Hundreds of jobless Indians starving in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that a large number of Indians have been rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will be leaving for Saudi Arabia to sort out the issue.

“Large number of Indians have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

“The employers have not paid wages, closed down their factories,” she said.

AIMMM delegation meets victims of Una violence case, asks for CBI inquiry

By Amit Kumar,

A four-member delegation of All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat, led by its President Navaid Hamid, visited the families of the four Dalits who were beaten up in Una, Gujarat, and the victims, hospitalised in Ahmedabad, on July 28. The Majlis asked for a CBI inquiry into the matter and asked for strictest punishment possible for the perpetrators of such crimes.

BJP to oppose inauguration of Haj House in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad : The BJP's Ghaziabad city unit on Saturday opposed the proposed inauguration of Haj House by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav next week, claiming it was built in violation of all norms to "appease a particular community".

In a memorandum to the district magistrate, Bharatiya Janata Party's city unit president Ajay Sharma alleged that the Haj House has been constructed in violation of all building by-laws on the flood plains of River Hindon.

'Kashmir violence: Real task is to reach out to disenchanted youth'

Kolkata : Simply repressing waves of unrest in Kashmir since the July 8 killing of militant commander Burhan Wani is "not going to produce the results" India wants, says a political science expert, stressing the central government has to reach out to the youth in the Valley and give them a sense of belonging.

महाश्वेता देवी : श्रद्धांजलि के साथ राजनीति की चुप्पी

अनिल मिश्र

शोक के वक़्त कोई खटराग शोभा नहीं देता. ख़ामोशी ही सबसे उचित लहज़ा होती है. लेकिन जब जीवन के उत्सव और उसके मूल्यों में भी कुछ लोग आडम्बर का चोला ओढ़ाने लगें तो कोफ़्त को ज़ाहिर करना चाहिए और महाश्वेता देवी दी की जनपक्षधरता का, दोहराव का ख़तरा मोल लेकर भी, बारंबार उल्लेख किया जाना चाहिए. यह उल्लेख, सच्चे लोकतंत्र और राजनीति की अपनी परंपरा और विरासत की दावेदारी का न सिर्फ अहम उत्तरदायित्त्व बन जाता है, बल्कि आने वाली पीढ़ियों को भूलभुलैया की अंधेरी खोह से बचाने के लिए ज़रूरी है.

Ajmal CSR, JUH provide relief to families affected in Assam floods

By Staff Reporter

The recent floods in Assam have displaced over 18 lakh people and resulted in the death of more than 15 people. With over 3,000 villages affected by the floods, The NDRF, SDRF and Indian Army have set up more than 517 relief camps and 186 relief distribution centres to help the displaced, but more help from all possible quarters is needed.

मेवात के स्कूल में ‘नमाज़’ के नाम पर साज़िश

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

मेवात (हरियाणा): ‘ऐ खुदा! इन बच्चों को अपने स्कूल का नाम रौशन करने वाला बना. अपने मां-बाप की इज़्ज़त करने वाला बना. उनकी सेवा करने वाला बना. इन बच्चों को अच्छी तालीम से नवाज़ और ऊंचा मक़ाम अता कर.’