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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Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study Society 

Indian Muslims biggest losers, SCs, STs fared better; says intergenerational mobility study

Looking at education and income, inter-generational mobility (upward mobility from parent to child) in India shows little change. Muslims are the biggest losers while Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have done better on the index and upper castes and OBCs have remained where they were. The study, which looks at social groups and intergenerational mobility concludes that, overall, there is little inter-generational mobility and it has not changed even after economic liberalisation. It, however, concludes that some mobility made possible for Dalits and Scheduled Tribes has been offset by severely…

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Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday Current Affairs 

Except for some, Ramadan commences in India from Thursday

Mumbai: The new moon has been sighted in various parts of India which commences the first day of Ramadan on Thursday. Whereas Jama Masjid Mumbai and Idara-e-Sharia Patna has announced Friday as the first day of Ramadan. “A special meeting of moon sighting was held today evening at New Delhi office of Imarat Shariah. The new moon was not sighted in Delhi. However, based on the reports of moon sighting received from various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, it is declared that Thursday May 17, 2018 will be…

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Ayodhya Dispute Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told Current Affairs 

Ayodhya Dispute: Once a mosque always a mosque, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was on Friday told that the mosque enjoyed a unique place in Islam and its religious significance does not diminish just because it was desecrated and destroyed through a “barbaric act.” Adjudication of the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case will be delayed as the Supreme Court will first decide whether the apex court’s 1994 decision in the Ismail Faruqui case that a “mosque is not an essential part of Islam” needs to be re-examined by a five-judge constitution bench. The Faruqui verdict came on…

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Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam' after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’ Culture 

Turkey President Erdogan calls for ‘updating Islam’ after Saudi ‘Moderate Islam’

Ankara: Days after 32-year-old Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman advocating for “Moderate Islam”, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stirred up a hornet’s nest saying “Islam needs to be updated” on the occasion of International Women’s Day program at the Presidential Palace in the national capital. Tayyip Erdogan in his address to women from all walks of life, heaped praise on women’s role in society but also slammed clerics justifying violence against women and defending other forms of misogyny with reference to Islam. “Recently, some people claiming to be…

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Islam has contributed to India's civilization: Dr Kamat Society 

Islam has contributed to India’s civilization: Dr Kamat

Panaji (Press release): Islam and Muslims have contributed to the Indian civilization and there are evidences of Islam’s contribution to Goa and the whole of western India, emphasized Goa University professor, Dr Nandakumar Kamat. He was addressing at the inaugural function of the 4 days children’s book fair, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (TZP), organized by the Board of Innovative Education, Goa at Santa Cruz in Goa’s capital, Panaji. Speaking about the times of the early Islamic civilization, he said “All of them were passionate about knowledge and they pursued knowledge. They…

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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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3 Muslim clerics assaulted on train in Uttar Pradesh for covering heads with ‘Rumal’

Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh: Three Muslim clerics were assaulted on a moving train by six or seven unknown assailants and thrown off a moving train in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh last night. The clerics who were returning from Delhi have suffered severe injuries and are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. The three, who teach at a madrasa hailing from Aheda village in Baghpat were preparing to get off at their destination after a visit to the Markazi Masjid in Delhi, when they were attacked with rods and thrown off…

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