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V-P Hamid Ansari has reduced himself to a spokesman for Muslims; that's not his job

Apr 03, 2016

V-P Hamid Ansari has reduced himself to a spokesman for Muslims; that's not his job

Hamid Ansari has shown that he too is not above sectarian thinking from the way he is voicing the concerns of Muslims to the exclusion of the so-called majority. #Jammu and Kashmir #InMyOpinion #Bombay High Court #Hamid Ansari #Haji Ali #Indian Muslims #vice-president #triple talaq #Shani Shingnapur
The madrassa series: How Deoband became shorthand for extremism and violent intolerance entered its ideology

Feb 23, 2016

The madrassa series: How Deoband became shorthand for extremism and violent intolerance entered its ideology

The key to modernising madrassas in the real sense lies in reforming the core theological curriculum — the guts of Muslim education — and bringing it in line with the changes brought in several Islamic countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Tunisia. #TheLongView #Deobandi #Indian Muslims #Deoband #Quran #Madrassas #Arabs #Wahhabi Islam #Sufi Islam #Wahhabism
Supreme Court declines to intervene in plea seeking uniform civil code

Dec 07, 2015

Supreme Court declines to intervene in plea seeking uniform civil code

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition by a Delhi BJP leader seeking a direction to the Centre and Parliament to enact a uniform civil code. #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Indian Muslims #Uniform Civil Code #T S Thakur #Ashwini Kumar Upadhyaya
Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration

Nov 26, 2015

Muslim group writes to PM Modi, seeks ban on polygamy, demands compulsory marriage registration

Seeking "justice and equality for Muslim women", a Muslim group has demanded a ban on polygamy and compulsory registration of marriages. #NewsTracker #Modi #Muslims #Indian Muslims #Muslim personal law #Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan #talaq
Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 74 persons, says Sushma Swaraj

Oct 06, 2015

Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians rises to 74 persons, says Sushma Swaraj

The toll of Indian Hajj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 74, the government announced on Tuesday. #sushma swaraj #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Indian Muslims #Jeddah #Makkah #Hajj stampede
Dadri lynching: BJP MLA Sangeet Som jumps in; accuses SP govt of 'appeasing' Muslims, framing 'innocents'

Oct 05, 2015

Dadri lynching: BJP MLA Sangeet Som jumps in; accuses SP govt of 'appeasing' Muslims, framing 'innocents'

Stirring the political cauldron, controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Sunday visited Dadri where he attacked Samajwadi Party government, alleging it was appeasing the minority community and innocent people were being framed for lynching of a man over beef eating rumour. #Politics #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #India #BJP #NewsTracker #MLA #Indian Muslims #communal tension #Sangeet Som #Dadri lynching #UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
Dadri lynching: Owaisi slams Mahesh Sharma's 'accident' remark, says victim killed over religion

Oct 02, 2015

Dadri lynching: Owaisi slams Mahesh Sharma's 'accident' remark, says victim killed over religion

As tension simmered in Bishada where a man was lynched on Monday night over allegedly eating beef, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday sought punishment for those guilty without "victimising" the innocents, while tough talking AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said the victim was killed because of his religious persuasion. #India #NewsTracker #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #Dadri #Hindu extremism
PM Modi should break his silence over Dadri lynching incident: Cong

Oct 02, 2015

PM Modi should break his silence over Dadri lynching incident: Cong

The Congress on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should break his "silence" and condemn the Dadri lynching incident. #India #Congress #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #PM Modi #Dadri #Hindu extremism
'Who'll ensure it won't happen again': Shocked muslims plan to leave village after lynching

Oct 01, 2015

'Who'll ensure it won't happen again': Shocked muslims plan to leave village after lynching

Shocked and shaken to the core, Muslims of Bishada village on the outskirts of the national capital, where a man was lynched over rumours of his family having eaten beef, are contemplating moving out as the local administration scrambled to stem simmering tension. #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #India #BJP #beef #Murder #Indian Muslims #Communal tensions #Dadri #Bishada #Hindu extremism
Hajj stampede: Number of Indians killed in tragedy rises to 45, total death toll now 769

Sep 28, 2015

Hajj stampede: Number of Indians killed in tragedy rises to 45, total death toll now 769

The number of Indians killed in a stampede at the Hajj rose to 45 on Monday as authorities identified 10 more bodies among the victims of the worst tragedy in 25 years to hit the annual pilgrimage. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Mecca #Hajj #Indian Muslims #Jeddah #Mina #Hajj stampede