Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam Life 

Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam

Arthur Wagner, a prominent member of a German far-right political party ‘Alternative für Deutschland’ (AfD), known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric has converted to Islam and resigned from his leadership role in the party. Wagner was a leading member of AFD eastern Brandenburg state chapter, whose slogan “Islam doesn’t belong in Germany” encapsulates its extreme nativist and anti-Muslim views. The AfD, which is now the third-largest political party in Germany after its stunning success in last September’s elections, claims Islam is incompatible with the German constitution. The right wing party has…

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Shoe thrown at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai rally Current Affairs 

Shoe thrown at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Mumbai rally

Mumbai: A shoe was thrown at the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi while he was addressing a rally on Tuesday at Nagpada in south Mumbai, the MP however remained unhurt. The incident took place around 9:45 pm during Owaisi’s speech against the triple talaq bill. The man who had thrown the shoe was taken into custody and a case has been registered by the police. Owaisi, unfazed with the incident did not stop his speech. He said, “I am willing to lay down my life for my…

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NIA can probe anything but not Hadiya’s marital status, SC on alleged Kerala ‘love Jihad’ case Current Affairs 

NIA can probe anything but not Hadiya’s marital status, SC on alleged Kerala ‘love Jihad’ case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today observed that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot get involved in the marital status of Hadiya alias Akhila as she is an adult. A three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra brushed aside the agency’s objections and said, “We are not concerned with the NIA probe. You can probe anything, but not on marital status”. The bench was responding to the NIA objection in which NIA said that top court had asked it to check if vulnerable women were being…

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Shah Rukh Khan wins Crystal Award for humanitarian work towards acid attack victims at WEF 2018 Society 

Shah Rukh Khan wins Crystal Award for humanitarian work towards acid attack victims at WEF 2018

Shah Rukh Khan, one of Hindi cinema’s most globally known faces, has been awarded the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum 2018 that is currently underway in Davos, Switzerland. The superstar was honored with this humanitarian award along with Sir Elton John and Cate Blanchett, for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India. The Crystal Award is given, by the WEF to artists who make a positive change in society. Shah Rukh has been running his non-profit organization – Meer Foundation– which provides support to female…

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Jamate Islami Hind convinces elderly Mumbai couple to abandon suicide plans citing Islamic teachings Life 

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind convinces elderly Mumbai couple to abandon suicide plans citing Islamic teachings

Mumbai: The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Maharashtra, Engineer Taufeeq Aslam Khan, PR secretary Abdul Hafeez Farooqui and secretary for social services Mazhar Farooq paid a courtesy visit on Saturday to the elderly couple who wrote to the President to seek permission to end their life and convinced them to abandon their suicide plans. Mr. Narayan Lawate (88) and his wife Mrs. Iravati Lawate (78), a resident of Charni Road, Mumbai have made a heart-wrenching plea to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking permission for active euthanasia or “assisted suicide” as they…

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Ahmedabad Police denied protest against Israeli PM, harasses Jamiat Ulema Hind member Current Affairs 

Ahmedabad Police denied protest against Israeli PM, harasses Jamiat Ulema Hind member

Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Police denied permission to Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind which planned to stage a protest against the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who visited the city on Wednesday without any proper reason. The police even intercepted press conference which was going on in JUH state office at Khanpur and a quite number of police personnel was deputed around the office. Furthermore, Mufti Arshad, Jamiat district General Secretary was detained at Gaekwad police station till late afternoon only to harass him, alleges the press statement released by JUH. He was let…

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Narendra Modi government ends Haj subsidy for Muslims Current Affairs 

Narendra Modi government ends Haj subsidy for Muslims

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday has withdrawn Haj Subsidy which traces its origin in British colonial era. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the decision was in line with the Centre’s agenda to empower minority communities “with dignity and without appeasement”, The Times of India reported. “The funds spent on the Haj subsidy will be used for educational empowerment of girls and women of the minority community,” Naqvi said. The move comes a little over two months after Naqvi said the government could phase out the…

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Rajsamand hate murderer Shambhulal Regar used ‘Love Jihad’ to cover illicit relationship with ‘Hindu sister’ Current Affairs 

Rajsamand hate murderer Shambhulal Regar used ‘Love Jihad’ to cover illicit relationship with ‘Hindu sister’

Jaipur: Shambhulal Regar, accused of killing Muslim labourer Mohammed Afrazul Khan in Rajsamand and recording the murder, had an “illicit relations” with the woman he referred to as his ‘Hindu sister’ in the anti-Islam propaganda video, according to the police charge sheet filed in the court. In the charge sheet filed in the court of the Rajsamand chief judicial magistrate, it says that Regar may have raised the whole ‘love jihad’ claim to cover the real motive behind the murder, which was the anger over the fact that the woman…

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Lohri Special: Dulla Bhatti – a Muslim landlord who revolted against the mighty Akbar

Dulla Bhatti – a Muslim landlord who fought for the honour of Brahmin girls, saving them from the mighty Mughal emperor Akbar who wanted them in his harem. Songs of his bravery of are sung by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims alike on Lohri, a festival which celebrates the end of winter season. A popular folk song sung on Lohri “Sunder mundriye ho” depicts the story of Sundri and Mundri, two Brahmin girls who were rescued by Dulla Bhatti. Later he became their godfather and married them off with much fanfare…

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Maulana Saad returns to India amid protest Current Affairs 

Maulana Saad returns to India without attending Bishwa Ijtema amid protest

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, Ameer (leader) of Indian Tablighi Jamaat has finally returned to India today without attending the Bishwa Ijtema after the stern opposition from a faction of Tablighi Jamaat. He left Dhaka on Saturday at 11:45 am by a Jet Airways flight, Tablighi Jamaat sources at Bangladesh said. Khandhalvi arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday to attend the Bishwa Ijtema. A faction of the Tablighi Jamaat staged a demonstration near Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka in protest against the arrival of Khandhalvi from India, creating huge traffic congestion at the Airport…

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