After criticism, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal backtracks controversial Salafi sect statement Current Affairs 

After criticism, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal backtracks controversial Salafi sect statement

New Delhi: AIUDF leader and Member of Parliament Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi in a statement issued yesterday backtracked from his controversial comments made against Salafi sect during his speech in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. AIUDF leader in a signed statement issued on his official letter head said whatever he spoke about “his Salafi brothers” in the Parliament was “unintentional” and “far from truth”. “My utterances about Salafis vis-à-vis terrorism were without any basis and far from truth, it was never my intention that Salafi brothers are involved or support…

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Salafi sect is responsible for promoting terrorism in India Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Current Affairs 

Salafi sect is responsible for promoting terrorism in India: Maulana Badruddin Ajmal

New Delhi: AIUDF leader and Assam Jamiat Ulama chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal while participating in the debate on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2018 (Triple Talaq) held Salafi sect responsible for promoting terrorism in India. AIUDF leader while replying to BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said, “The books referred by you are not the right books. I will sit with you and refer the correct books. You have mentioned Salafi sect, this ideology has been held responsible for promoting terrorism. We don’t follow this sect. I would like…

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Petition seeking ban on 'Ram Janambhoomi' movie filed Current Affairs 

Petition seeking ban on ‘Ram Janambhoomi’ movie filed

Pune: A petition seeking ban on the movie ‘Ram Janambhoomi’ which is written and produced by Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi, has been filed in Bombay High court for promoting deliberate obscurity and social unrest. Social activist Azhar Tamboli, who filed the petition, said that the film, if released, could create rift among two communities and break the social fabric. The film’s trailer, released in mid of November, came at a time when the RSS and the BJP used every muscle to mobilise people for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP)…

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Education neglected by all segments and confined to small section of Muslim community, says Hamid Ansari Current Affairs 

Education neglected by all segments and confined to small section of Muslim community, says Hamid Ansari

New Delhi: Former vice president Hamid Ansari on Friday said that “Education has been neglected by all segments of the Muslim community and it has only confined to a small section of the community”. Former Vice-President while delivering 12th Dr Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture On ‘Muslims of India: Past and Present’ said that among the identified issues faced by the Muslim community, education has been the most important one and is neglected by all the segments of the community, Reports The Indian Express. “Delhi has a large number of…

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Babri Masjid politics of polarization Owaisi donated Rs 1.62 Cr to Muslim Personal Law Board Current Affairs 

Babri Masjid politics of polarization: Owaisi donated Rs 1.62 Cr to Muslim Personal Law Board?

New Delhi: While BJP is politicizing the building of Ram Mandir ahead of 2019 elections, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) jumped into the fray in politics of polarization by raking up Babri Masjid issue. Akbaruddin Owaisi has claimed the donation of 1.62 Cr rupees to Muslim Personal Law Board in an election meeting address. After the rhetoric against Kapil Sibal and Congress, AIMIM has now inadvertently made an attack on Muslim Personal Law Board. The video of younger brother of party Chief Asaduddin Owaisi is fast making rounds on…

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AMP announces 5th Governing Council, re-elects Aamir Edresy as President Society 

AMP announces 5th Governing Council, re-elects Aamir Edresy as President

Mumbai: Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), a pan-India social welfare organization announced its 5th Governing Council (GC) and office bearers. The GC unanimously re-elected Mr. Aamir Edresy as the President of the organization for the fifth consecutive term and Mr. Soheb Selia is elected as its General Secretary. The AMP Governing Council is the highest executive body of AMP looking after all the Policy decisions. The new 15-member Governing Council with 2 Special invitees has been formulated keeping in mind a broad spectrum of representation from Policy makers, Corporates, Social…

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Heera Gold Chairman Dr Nowhera Shaikh arrested in Hyderabad Current Affairs 

Heera Gold Chairman Dr Nowhera Shaikh arrested in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police today arrested Dr Nowhera Shaikh, chairman of the Heera Islamic Business Group aka Heera Gold. She is accused of collecting hundreds of crores from thousands of Muslims across the country. Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar confirmed the report while speaking to media persons. Police also searched her residence in the city, the Commissioner said. Heera group collected crores of rupees from the people by luring to pay more interest than usual. There have been several cases registered against Heera Group in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. The Group claims…

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Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law Current Affairs 

Adultery no longer a crime, SC scraps 158-year old law

New Delhi: Extra marital sex no longer a crime in India. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down penal provision on adultery. The bench unanimously ruled to scrap Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Constitution bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, had reserved it verdict in the case in August. The 158-year old adultery law punished a man with five years in jail or fine or…

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Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is little inter-generational mobility and it has not changed even after economic liberalisation. It, however, concludes that some mobility made possible for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes has been offset by severely…

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Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance Current Affairs 

Instant triple talaq to be a criminal offence now, Centre approves Ordinance

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, on Wednesday approved an ordinance to make instant triple talaq a criminal offence. The executive order comes nearly 10 months after the NDA government moved a bill in the Lok Sabha but has been stalled in the Rajya Sabha. After the president’s sign-off on the ordinance, “triple talaq” — the practice that allows men to divorce their wives immediately by uttering the word “talaq” thrice — will be punishable with a jail term of up to three years and a fine. The woman will be…

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