Three Muslims writers among 24 winners of Sahitya Akademi Award 2017 Culture 

Three Muslims writers among 24 winners of Sahitya Akademi Award 2017

New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi – India’s National Academy of Letters has announced its annual awards recognising the literary works of 24 writers including three Muslims in 24 Indian languages on Thursday. Baig Ehsas for his Urdu short story ‘Dakhma’, Afsar Ahmed for his Bengali novel ‘Sei Nikhonj Manusta’ and noted Tamil poet Late Inqulab for his Tamil poetry ‘Kandhaal… Read More
‘Mistaken identity’ or Muslim witch-hunt Islamic preacher labeled as ‘Terrorist’ gets acquittal after 19 years Society 

‘Mistaken identity’ or Muslim witch-hunt? Islamic preacher labeled as ‘Terrorist’ gets acquittal after 19 years

19 years labeled as terrorist for a crime which he did not commit, Abdullah Salafi (now 58) an Islamic preacher was arrested in December 1998 on false allegation of his links with ISI – intelligence agency of Pakistan. Finally after a long ordeal, he is freed from all charges by the Kolkata city sessions court on Tuesday. Salafi, then 38-year-old… Read More