J&K parties, religious bodies hit out at govt for ‘Surya Namaskar’ order

Political and religious bodies across the Kashmir Valley hit out at the J&K administration for its order directing college heads to organise ‘Surya Namaskar‘ event on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival and ensure the participation of students and staff members. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of social and religious organisations in J&K, said: “Muslims … Read more

Muslims have been cheated in the name of secularism: Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday claimed that Muslims have been cheated in the name of secularism, and challenged Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to a public debate on the issue. Addressing a rally at Rasulabad village in Muslim-dominated constituency Rudauli ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Owaisi urged Muslims to not live … Read more

Disproportionate attention to caste, Muslim chroniclers in NCERT, Kerala textbooks: Thinktank tells Parl Panel

A research report by a think-tank, presented before the parliamentary committee on education recently, has claimed that the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) history books pay “disproportionate attention” to Mughal rulers. The report states that there is an average of 97 references to Emperor Akbar, 30 references to Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and … Read more

For first time in history, no Muslim in Bihar ministry

(This story originally appeared in on Nov 18, 2020) PATNA: When the 17th Bihar legislative assembly will meet for its maiden session on November 23, there will be no member from the minorities, especially Muslim community, in the treasury benches. It is for the first time in the post-independence history of Bihar legislative assembly that … Read more