Popular Front of India banned in Jharkhand for alleged IS links Current Affairs 

Popular Front of India banned in Jharkhand for alleged IS links

Ranchi: BJP led Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged links to the Islamic State (IS) in an official release on Tuesday. The release states, “The state has banned the Popular Front of India, which is active in Jharkhand, under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The action has been taken following a proposal from the Home Department”. The release further said, “PFI has been most active in Pakur district. The organization was started in Kerala and its members are internally influenced by the…

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Fact check of Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim Current Affairs 

Fact check: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s ‘consecutive second year increase’ in Haj quota claim

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday claimed that Haj quota for India has “increased for the consecutive second year” because of the “growing popularity” of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s strengthened relations with Saudi Arabia. The Minister also claimed that the increase over the past two years – of nearly 40,000 – is a “record expansion” since Independence, reported TOI. In a statement, he added: “Three years ago, during the Congress regime, India’s Haj quota was about 1,36,020, which has been increased to record…

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Aadhaar details up for sale for Rs 500, UIDAI denies The Tribune report Current Affairs 

Aadhaar details up for sale for Rs 500, UIDAI denies The Tribune report

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) denied a media report published in The Tribune which revealed a racket in Jalandhar who provides access to Aadhaar database of more than a billion Indians for just Rs 500. The UIDAI assured that there has not been any Aadhaar data breach. The Aadhaar data including biometric information is fully safe and secure. The report titled “Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details” by The Tribune journalist Rachna Khaira says that after paying Rs 500 via Paytm to…

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Muslim family accused of ‘land jihad’ in Meerut, forced to give up house after Right wing groups protest Society 

Muslim family accused of ‘land jihad’ in Meerut, forced to give up house after Right wing groups protest

A Muslim family in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district was denied entry into a house that they had bought from a Hindu man and were accused of committing ‘land jihad’. The incident happened around 8 pm on Sunday when the family reached the new home to take possession of the house. Usman Ahmad, whose elder brother Nauman purchased the property said, “When we reached the house, some people came and said that the house cannot be sold because Rastogi owed them money. While he was explaining that he was in the…

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Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor across India Culture 

Milad-un-Nabi celebrated with religious fervor across India

Every year, on the 12th of the Islamic month Rabi’ al-Awwal Muslims around the world celebrate the Prophet’s birthday. The celebration is known as the Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid al-Nabawi. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in most Muslim countries with processions on streets and decorations on homes and mosques. While the day is widely celebrated in India and Pakistan, it is not celebrated in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Special conferences, events and Mahafil-e-Naat are arranged to pay homage to the last messenger of Allah whose whole life and teachings are beacon of light…

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public lynching Current Affairs Featured Society 

Public Lynching: A new gift for India

“Lynching is an extrajudicial punishment by an informal group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate a group.” Amy Wood wrote in her book “Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947”. This practice has a long history, but the term “lynching” originated in American Civil War in the late 1800s. In today’s India, lynching is becoming a daily affair. People are taking law into their own hands and this unlawful practice needs to be…

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