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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Maulana Shahabuddin - Maharashtra's first Muslim owned Blood Bank founder passes away Featured Life 

Maulana Shahabuddin – Maharashtra’s first Muslim owned Blood Bank founder passes away

Pune: Maulana Syed Shahabuddin Salfi Firdausi – a very popular and eminent name of Maharashtra’s Social and religious circle passed away on Monday at 1 am due to massive heart attack at his Pune residence. He was 63. He was well-known religious healer, his contribution towards the social and medicine field was equally well. He was the founder and chairman of Athar Blood Bank, Solapur and played very important role in reconstruction of Makkah Masjid – one of central and oldest mosque of Solapur. Maulana Firdausi was always keen on…

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Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune Current Affairs 

Thousands of Muslim women protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Pune

Pune: Thousands of Muslim women, mostly clad in hijab, on Saturday stepped out of their houses here in Pune to join a silent protest march against the Centre’s Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Lok Sabha last year. The rally led by AIMPLB’s member Asma Zahra began at 5pm from Jama Masjid on MG Road and culminated at Azam campus after the speech of Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi. Women holding placards, with varied slogans written, “We Reject Triple Talaq Bill”, “Government may change but not Sharia” etc. demanded that Muslim…

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Day after Pune rally violence, Dalit protesters block roads in Mumbai Current Affairs 

Day after Pune rally violence, Dalit protesters block roads in Mumbai

Mumbai: Traffic came to a standstill at the Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai this morning after Dalit protestors blocked the roads following the attack on Dalit rally at Koregaon Bhima in Pune. Dalit groups called for a bandh in Mumbai on Tuesday and sought action against those involved in the violent clashes in Pune the day before. Incidents of stone pelting were reported from the spot and a man, who was trying to immolate himself, was saved just in time. Mumbai Police tweeted: “Don’t believe in rumours. Traffic on Eastern…

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Tension prevails in Koregaon Bhima after stone pelting Current Affairs 

Tension prevails in Koregaon Bhima after stone pelting, 1 dead

Pune: Tension prevailed at Koregaon Bhima, a village 30 kilometres north east of Pune in Maharashtra after two groups entered into stone pelting following an altercation on Monday. At least one person died and four were injured. The violence erupted in afternoon when some members of the crowd on its way to visit the memorial had an argument over some issue. A police officer deployed for bandobast at Koregaon Bhima said, “Stone pelting started after the argument. During the violence, vehicles and a house in the vicinity was damaged,” reported The…

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