Owaisi urges 3 years jail for those who call Indian Muslims 'Pakistani' Current Affairs 

Owaisi urges 3 years jail term for those who call Indian Muslims ‘Pakistani’

New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi, has urged the government to bring a law to punish any person who calls an Indian Muslim “a Pakistani” with a three-year jail term. Speaking in Parliament, Owaisi said, “Bring a law that if any Muslim is called Pakistani, the person making such remarks will face a three-year jail term.” But added that his demand will not be heard and the BJP-led government will not bring such a bill. The AIMIM leader, who was taking part in the debate in the…

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Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam Life 

Anti-Muslim German far-right AFD politician converts to Islam

Arthur Wagner, a prominent member of a German far-right political party ‘Alternative für Deutschland’ (AfD), known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric has converted to Islam and resigned from his leadership role in the party. Wagner was a leading member of AFD eastern Brandenburg state chapter, whose slogan “Islam doesn’t belong in Germany” encapsulates its extreme nativist and anti-Muslim views. The AfD, which is now the third-largest political party in Germany after its stunning success in last September’s elections, claims Islam is incompatible with the German constitution. The right wing party has…

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Narendra Modi government ends Haj subsidy for Muslims Current Affairs 

Narendra Modi government ends Haj subsidy for Muslims

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday has withdrawn Haj Subsidy which traces its origin in British colonial era. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the decision was in line with the Centre’s agenda to empower minority communities “with dignity and without appeasement”, The Times of India reported. “The funds spent on the Haj subsidy will be used for educational empowerment of girls and women of the minority community,” Naqvi said. The move comes a little over two months after Naqvi said the government could phase out the…

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Gujarat Elections 2017: Three Muslim MLAs elected in Gujarat Assembly compared to two in 2012

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly has seen a sharp dip in Muslim representation in the state legislative Assembly in the past three decades, reflective of the sharp religious polarisation in the state. But this time, Three Muslim MLAs have been elected to Gujarat Assembly as compared to two in 2012. According to 2011 census, Muslims are the biggest minority in Gujarat accounting for 9.65 per cent of the population. Considering that Gujarat has 182 assembly seats, and a high percentage of the population is Muslim, they should have 17 MLAs from…

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