Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

New Delhi, Jan. 16 (Agencies): A record 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the Haj pilgrimage this year from India, despite the government’s decision to withdraw the subsidy, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. Naqvi said withdrawal of the subsidy is based on a 2012 directive from the Supreme Court to do away […]

BJP politicos among others booked for ‘Hate Jihad’

BJP politicos among others booked for ‘Hate Jihad’

Who are these people? They tried to disrupt a legal wedding between two consenting adults in Ghaziabad. Why? Because one was a Muslim, the other a Hindu! BJP  and the PM apparently turn a blind eye to the ‘Hate Jihad’ being spread by its minions. But an upright policeman booked the rabble rousers. Now let’s watch […]

Obama says: India needs to cherish its loyal Muslims

Obama says: India needs to cherish its loyal Muslims

New Delhi:  India needs to cherish and nurture its Muslim population that is integrated and considers itself Indian, former US president Barack Obama said here today. It is an idea that needs to be reinforced, the former president said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Obama said he had emphasised the need for religious tolerance […]

Remove Mosque from Court Premises : HC

Remove Mosque from Court Premises : HC

Lucknow: Allahabad High Court has directed the removal of a  58 year old mosque called ‘Waqf Masjid High Court’ from its premises within three months for encroachment and asked the state government to delete the words “high court” from the name in all documents. The court directed its registrar-general to ensure that in future, no […]

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Over two lakh refugees flood Bangladesh

Bangladesh is reeling under a flood of refugees.  Some 2,70,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in Bangladesh since violence erupted in Burma (Myanmar) two weeks ago, the UN says. A spokeswoman said the jump – up from 1,64,000 on Thursday – was because new pockets of people had been found. She called the figure “so […]

‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

New Delhi :The way graveyards are expanding in the national capital, there would be no place to live, the Delhi High Court observed (July 4). Asking the authorities to find out about the burial practices prevailing elsewhere in the world, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said as […]

‘Triple Talaq’: Supreme Court will decide very soon!

‘Triple Talaq’: Supreme Court will decide very soon!

New Delhi,:  The Supreme Court said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims as the Centre insisted that deliberations on these aspects be held as well. (May 15) The observation was made when Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, said the […]

Thousands chant ‘I am a Muslim’ in New York

Thousands chant ‘I am a Muslim’ in New York

New York:  Over a thousand people from various faiths declared ‘I am a Muslim too’ as they assembled at the iconic Times Square to protest against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. and express solidarity with the US Muslim communities.  The rally was co-organised by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation in […]

Maulvi’s ‘divorce certificate’ is not valid in India

Maulvi’s ‘divorce certificate’ is not valid in India

New Delhi: Muslim clerics have no authority to issue divorce certificates, a High Court in India has ruled, invalidating such decrees already issued by a top cleric in Tamil Nadu state in southern India (Jan 13). This is in line with, a 1997 Supreme Court judgment ruled that church court rulings on marriage will have […]

Anti-conversion law passed in Sindh, Pakistan!

Anti-conversion law passed in Sindh, Pakistan!

KARACHI  – Sindh province has passed a law against forced conversions, much to the relief of Hindus and Christians in this Pakistani province. A Pakistan province on Thursday (Nov 24) passed a law making “forced conversions” punishable with a life sentence and forbidding minors from changing their religion, a bid to protect minorities in the […]

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

Burma Refugees flood Bangladesh

DHAKA : Beleaguered Bangladesh has a refugee problem now – Hundreds of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in neighbouring Burma, many with horrific tales of troops killing civilians and burning villages. Bangladesh says it has prevented hundreds more from crossing into the country, despite pleas from the United Nations to open its […]