India Politics

India Politics

Triple talaq an internal Muslim issue: RSS

Hyderabad: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday said the issue of triple talaq was an internal matter for Muslims but made it clear that the RSS was against gender bias.

RSS General Secretary Suresh Joshi said the Muslim community was discussing the issue of triple talaq.

Bhaiyyaji, as he is popularly known, was talking to reporters on the final day of a three-day all India executive council meeting here.

He pointed that it was the Muslim women who moved the court seeking justice.

Geelani wants release of arrested Kashmiris

Srinagar: Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday said he told BJP leader Yashwant Sinha that the government should release all separatist leaders and others arrested during an ongoing unrest as a precursor to beginning negotiations on how to solve the Kashmir issue.

Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday led a five-member team to Kashmir to meet separatists, including Geelani and Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

BJP's Yashwant Sinha meets Kashmir separatists over unrest

Srinagar: A five-member team led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday met separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq here with a view to break a logjam after over three months of deadly unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

The team, which includes former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah, who has served in Jammu and Kashmir, ex-Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, journalist Bharat Bhushan and activist Sushobha Barve, landed in Srinagar and drove to Geelani's residence in Hyderpora.

Mulayam signals truce but Samajwadi tensions simmer

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party and the Yadav family are both united, party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav declared on Tuesday. But it became clear within minutes that infighting was far from over.

Minutes after Mulayam Singh made his claim, hundreds of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters laid a siege to the party office here, demanding that he be given back the reins of the party's state unit ahead of next year's assembly election.


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

Under the pretext of Uniform Civil Code, there is an attempt to humiliate India's Muslims

By Misbahuddin Mirza for

The present government’s attempt to specifically and selectively target the Indian Muslim Personal Law, while conveniently ignoring the serious negative aspects of scores of other Indian Religious/cultural/ personal/ laws is an overt attempt to suppress and disgrace India’s Muslims.

Can't build prosperous society unless India is tolerant: Chidambaram

Kolkata: Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday cautioned against intolerance, saying it was an impediment to India's prosperity.

"We must create a more humane and tolerant society. We can't build a prosperous society unless it is tolerant, more humane, accepts diversity and adopts the philosophy of live and let live," Chidambaram said.

The senior Rajya Sabha member representing the Congress, was speaking at a session organised by IIM Calcutta in association with Observer Research Foundation on economic reforms.

No reservations about Sidhu joining Congress: Amarinder

Patiala: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh on Monday once again said that he has no reservations about cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and other leaders of Awaaz-e-Punjab political forum joining the party.

Amarinder said he has always maintained that Sidhu and all other leaders aligned to the Congress policies are welcome to join the party.

"I don't know why I am being asked this question repeatedly," Amarinder said, adding that his stand on the issue has been clear from the beginning.


Mulayam pulls up Akhilesh, Shivpal calls CM a liar

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party was in turmoil on Monday as party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav publicly pulled up his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a meeting which ended on a fiery note with sacked minister Shivpal Yadav calling Akhilesh a "liar".

The Shivpal and Akhilesh factions within the once united party came to blows ahead of the meeting called by Mulayam Singh, who made it clear that he would never let go either his brother Shivpal Yadav or long-time aide Amar Singh, who the Chief Minister intensely dislikes.


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अल्पसंख्यक बहुल इलाक़ों में लोगों की सेहत सुधारने के लिए नीतिश सरकार ने जल्द ही प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोलने का फ़ैसला लिया है. इस फ़ैसले के तहत राज्य के चार ज़िलों में 13 प्राईमरी चिकित्सा केन्द्र खोले जाएंगे. इन चार ज़िलों में पश्चिमी चम्पारण, भागलपुर, सीतामढ़ी और मधुबनी का नाम शामिल है.