Kashmiri terror- suspects thrashed in Tihar jail, probe panel terms it ‘gross violation of fundamental human and legal rights’ Society 

Kashmiri terror- suspects thrashed in Tihar jail, probe panel terms it ‘gross violation of fundamental human and legal rights’

New Delhi: Following the controversy over the brutality inflicted on 18 Kashmiri terror suspects by the Tamil Nadu Special Force in Tihar Jail on November 21, the authorities on Thursday suspended all the personnel involved in the incident. Delhi High Court ordered an enquiry on 27 November after the gross violation of fundamental and legal rights of prisoners. The matter came to light when the advocate MS Khan went to meet Syed Shahid Yousuf, an inmate who got a severe beating in jail. The advocate noticed injury marks on his…

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Love Jihad Reversed! Hindu girl wants Muslim lover to convert before marriage Society 

Love Jihad Reversed! Hindu girl wants Muslim lover to convert before marriage

Jodhpur: A 20-year-old Hindu girl from Jodhpur has refused to marry her Muslim boyfriend until he changes his religion to Hinduism. Pooja Joshi, an undergraduate, had eloped with Mohsin Khan, a taxi driver, on Sunday, following which her family filed a missing complaint. After a tip-off, the police brought back the couple from Bikaner to Jodhpur police station on Tuesday. Supporters of some Hindu groups along with the girl’s family members gathered at the police station. The crowd raised slogans alleging that this was a case of ‘love jihad’ and…

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Gul Bootey magazine to conduct personality grooming classes for 150 Govandi students Society 

Gul Bootey magazine to conduct personality grooming classes for 150 Govandi students

Mumbai: Gul Bootey, Urdu monthly children magazine has started a personality development program named “Taleem ka Khawab, Tabeer ki Taleem” (Dream of Education, Meaning of Education) to give students an opportunity to gain more exposure. As a part of the initiative, 150 Urdu medium students studying in 6th std. to 9th std. from Govandi have been selected through Gul Bootey Enterance Exam. The inaugural function was held at Shivaji Nagar Municipal School No.2 on Saturday. Pune based Motivational Speaker Syed Saeed Ahmed delivered a talk on personality development. Renowned Urdu…

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First late night arrest over D voter suspicion, Now threatened by unknown miscreants Society 

First late night arrest over D voter suspicion, Now threatened by unknown miscreants

Guwahati: Recently many cases in which genuine Indian citizens have been harassed in the name of doubtful voters (D voter) in Assam came to the forefront. Marzina Begum – resident of Goalpara district was one of them; she was wrongly arrested as being a D voter in Nov 2016. After spending 8 months in Detention camp and almost a year-long legal battle, Guwahati High Court declared her Indian citizen in July 2017. Later, she filed a petition for compensation of Rs 1 crore after her release. The petition was filed…

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Dawoodi Bohra women write to PM Modi against the Female Genital Mutilation practice Society 

Dawoodi Bohra women write to PM Modi against the Female Genital Mutilation practice

New Delhi: Several women from Dawoodi Bohra community, a Shia Muslim sect took up their arms against the illegal old practice of Female Genital Mutilation within the community. They have urged PM Modi to issue a statement that Female Genital Mutilation (also known as FGM, khatna or female genital cutting) is illegal in India. Women of the Bohra community have written a letter to PM Modi asking the central government to issue an advisory to at least the state governments and asked government to declare the circumcision an offense under…

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Muslim woman denied a job in Delhi Orphanage because she wears ‘Hijab’

New Delhi: Islamophobia, a wide spread phenomenon in recent times has entered in our country as well. And the latest victim is a 27-year-old woman from Patna who is in the national capital on a job hunt. Nedal Zoya, a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, couldn’t get a job in a Delhi orphanage for the post of a social worker because she wears the hijab – a headscarf to be precise. Zoya applied for a job vacancy for a Girl Orphanage located in Kotla…

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Modern education in Madrasas - Muslims and the Government! Society 

Modern education in Madrasas – Muslims and the Government!

Madrasa education is very common among the Muslims in India. Hundreds of thousand Muslim children acquire their primary, and perhaps the only formal education in these madrasas. First we need to decide on the outcome which is expected out of these Madrasas. Is it Islamic academic scholar we are looking for? Or is it community leader we are expecting from it? Answer to both the outcome would be different. If it is academic scholar that is expected then obviously specialization is required, there might be other debate on number of…

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Hate Tracker: a database of identity based hate crimes in India by Hindustan Times Society 

Hate Tracker: a database of identity based hate crimes in India by Hindustan Times

“When a mob lynches a Muslim man on the suspicion of possessing beef, it is recorded as a murder. When a North-Eastern or African student is abused with slurs, it is recorded as an obscene act. When a gay man is beaten because of the way he looks and acts, it is recorded as an assault”, the purpose of the Hate Tracker project continues. On July 28, 2017, Hindustan Times launched its ‘Hate Tracker’ – India’s first national database to track hate crimes such as acts of violence, threats of…

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Muslim as chief guest at RSS’ function Beginning of a new era or political compulsion Society 

Muslim as chief guest at RSS’ function: Beginning of a new era or political compulsion?

In a significant move from past for the first time in RSS history, one of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Dusshera function and Shastra Pujan ceremony for young volunteers, or Shishu and Bal Swayamsevaks had seen a Muslim as its chief guest in Nagpur. On Sunday one of the organizers of the event invited an eminent Muslim homeopath Munawar Yusuf, a Bohra community member as its chief guest which was attended by estimated 600 young boys (standard 1-8). This move has to be seen in conjunction with the organisation’s Muslim outreach…

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Internet shutdowns a concern for free speech in India Society 

Internet shutdowns: a concern for free speech in India?

Internet shutdowns since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014 have increased 18-fold in India between 2012 and 2017. The number of occasions when such curbs were imposed increased from three in 2012 to 55 in 2017. Government officials ordered 42 internet shutdowns between January and August 2017, compared with six in all of 2014, according to data from the New Delhi-based advocacy group Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC). Out of the total number of 114 internet shutdowns in the five year period, nearly 53, highest in the country…

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