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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Urdu stage plays needs extra attention from Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy, demands veteran dramatist Current Affairs 

“Urdu stage plays need extra attention from Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy”, demands veteran dramatist

Solapur: There is a need of regional level Urdu drama competitions and regular workshops for Urdu drama writers, directors and other technicians to brush up their skills, demands veteran dramatist Raja Bagban. 61 year old Raja Sahab Ahmed Sahab Bagban is a well-known Urdu drama personality of Maharashtra state since last four decades. With his exceptional contribution in 55 dramas, He directed 40 dramas and wrote 15 one act plays. He received prestigious lions club’s life time achievement award for his outstanding contribution in the field of dramas, recently. The…

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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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Fazil Shaikh - a vigilant railway officer rescues two kidnapped children Current Affairs 

Fazil Shaikh – a vigilant railway officer rescues two kidnapped children

Solapur: Two approx. 7-year-old children who were kidnapped while on a train to Latur have been rescued due to great vigilance demonstrated by the Travel Ticket Inspector (TTI) from Solapur division (South Central Railway). On 28 September, while discharging his duty TTI Fazil Shaikh deployed on Mumbai-Latur Express found two kids travelling without tickets in AC compartment. Upon further questioning, Fazil suspected foul play and informed GRP immediately. While enquiring the kids – scared and nervous, Fazil managed to obtain one of the boys mother’s phone number and informed her…

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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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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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Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque Current Affairs 

Sectarian conflict leads to demolition of under construction mosque

Chittoor: An under construction mosque at Palamaner town in Chittoor district was demolished after an ongoing sectarian conflict between two Sunni groups on Saturday. Tablighi Jamaat is the dominant group among Muslims in Palamaner and ever since the minority Jamiat Ahle Hadees group purchased a piece of land two years ago for the mosque (as the group claims) there has been dispute over the particular way of offering namaz. On Saturday evening there were clashes between Tablighi Jamaat and Ahle Hadees group, later police was called and mob dispersed. After…

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Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education Current Affairs 

Muslims holds protest in Pune demanding 5% reservation in jobs, education

Pune: Hundreds of thousands of people of the Muslim community in Pune took out a protest March or ‘Muslim Arakashan Muk Morcha’ on Sunday demanding 5% reservation for the community in jobs and education. The protesters also demanded punishment for those behind lynching of Muslims in the name of ‘gau raksha’, non-interference of the government in Muslim personal law and also asked for land annexed from the Waqf Board to be returned. Various organizations and politicians across party line had participated in this march. Protesters were carrying placards in their…

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