Cleric Peerzada Siddiqui claimed in undated video that Muslims are now majority in West Bengal – Anshul Saxena

Cleric Peerzada Siddiqui claimed in undated video that Muslims are now majority in West Bengal with 35% population and Dalits, Adivasis & Matuas are not Hindus. Won’t be surprised if he conspires to cut Bengal just like Sharjeel Imam conspired to cut Northeast from rest of India.

Jinnah wanted to break the nation, I am uniting it – Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that his party is not of the Razakars and has slammed the BJP for accusing him of being ‘Jinnah’s avatar’. Asaduddin Owaisi said that the Razakars left the country and went to Pakistan and only those who are loyal to ‘Bharat’ stayed back. He also said that Majlis Party does not belong to Qasim Razvi but to the Owasis who are loyal to the nation. On Tejasvi Surya’s remark that Owaisi is the “avatar” of Jinnah, Owaisi said, “Why are you(BJP) so fond of Jinnah? Jinnah wanted to break the nation, I am uniting it. Stop saying, Jinnah Jinnah.”

Love Jihad is a Political Stunt – Moradabad Samajwadi Party MP ST Hasan

Love jihad is a political stunt. In our country, individuals have the right to choose their partners. Hindus marry Muslims, Muslims marry Hindus. If you get into the details of such cases, you will realise that the knot was tied happily. When things go wrong, then they allege that the boy was a Muslim. I would urge Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Else, they could be tortured by the government.

BJP Creates Distance Between Hindus & Muslims when Elections Approach – ST Hasan

Moradabad SP MP ST Hasan, on Thursday, urged Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their ‘sisters’ and said that they should not fall for them in view of the new ‘love jihad’ ordinance passed by the Uttar Pradesh government. He alleged that the BJP ‘creates a distance between Hindus and Muslims when elections approach’. On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet passed the contentious ‘Love Jihad’ ordinance to counter the alleged cases of ‘Love Jihad’.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s Maulana Kalbe Sadiq Passed Away

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, senior vice president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) breathed his last in Lucknow. 83-year-old Shia cleric who had a following across religions and nations was admitted to Era’s Lucknow Medical College and hospital (ELMCH) on November 17 with severe pneumonia. He was also a patient of cancer.

Yogi Govt Make ‘Love Jihad’ Punishable in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved on Tuesday a draft ordinance outlawing religious conversions by marriage, coercion, deceit or enticement, and prescribed up to 10 years imprisonment for those found guilty, becoming the first state to propose a law for regulating interfaith relationships. The ordinance provides for a jail term of 1-5 years with Rs 15,000 penalty for forceful religious conversion. For conversions of minors and women of SC/SC community, there will be jail term of 3-10 years with Rs 25,000 penalty.

Umar Khalid organised women to stage protests at various anti-CAA demonstrations, Delhi Police in chargesheet

Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid hatched the conspiracy to create unrest in Delhi while sitting in Patna, Delhi Police has said in a supplementary chargesheet in a Delhi court in a case related to the alleged larger conspiracy in the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. In the chargesheet filed on Sunday, the police alleged that Umar Khalid organised nearly 300 ‘Bengali-speaking’ women for anti-CAA protests across various places in Delhi.

I don’t let my father drive an auto-rickshaw anymore – Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj

“I don’t let my father drive an auto-rickshaw anymore” – that’s what Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj had said after being picked up by the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL 2017 auction for a whopping Rs 2.6 crore. Siraj’s determination, hard work and love for the game paid him rich dividends. He kept his promise of not letting his father work anymore.

Asaduddin Owaisi speaks the language of rabid Islamism – Tejasvi Surya

Asaduddin Owaisi speaks the language of rabid Islamism, separatism and extremism which Mohd Ali Jinnah was also speaking. They say give us 15 minutes and we will show Hindus their place. We don’t want such razakars to come back in the power (Owaisi). If you vote for Owaisi here he becomes strong in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Muslim community did not support even the 11 candidates from their community fielded by Nitish Ji – JD(U)’s Minority Cell State President Tanweer Akhtar

But the Muslim community did not support even the 11 candidates from their community fielded by Nitish Ji. Muslim community did not do justice with the JD(U). Now, I am not in a position to request Nitish Ji to give any special attention for the cause of Muslim community. Muslims themselves have created such a situation that today they have no representation in the cabinet.

17th Bihar Legislative Assembly, No Muslim in Bihar Ministry

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 no minister from the Muslim community would be among the cabinet ministers.

As a practising Muslim I always try to follow religious customs – Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan forced to make a public apology

I was on the stage for barely two minutes. People are talking about this and thought I inaugurated it. I did not do this and being a conscious Muslim I would not do this. But, maybe, I should not have gone there. I am sorry for this and apologise. As a practising Muslim I always try to follow religious customs. Please forgive me if I have done anything wrong.

Death threats for Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has posted a video on social media, apologizing, after he received death threats for participating in a Kali Puja event in Kolkata. Soon after the picture of him at the program went viral, a man named Mohsin Talukdar from Talukdarpara area in Shahpur under Sylhet Sadar upazila in Bangladesh went live on Facebook threatening to kill him for hurting religious sentiments. The man could be seen sporting a sharp weapon and issuing threats to Shakib.

Munnawar Rana equated AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi with Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Urdu poet Munnawar Rana equated AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi with Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and said such leaders have divided and destroyed Muslims, reports Arvind Chauhan. He said the community will not allow another Jinnah to flourish in India.

Both Asaduddin and his younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, who for me is a goon, misguide Muslims – Munawwar Rana

The AIMIM leader always divides Muslim votes which eventually benefits the Bharatiya Janata Party. Owaisi is an agent of the BJP and always has been acting as vote divider. Both Asaduddin and his younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi, who for me is a goon, misguide Muslims, especially youth, and further create division among the Muslim voters in order to give direct benefit to the BJP because Owaisi has vested interest to save his Rs 15,000 crore worth properties, which include medical colleges, land and other businesses.

For Seemanchal in Bihar, a Muslim-dominated region, Owaisi should have joined hands with Tejashwi Yadav – Munawwar Rana

For Seemanchal in Bihar, a Muslim-dominated region, Owaisi should have joined hands with Tejashwi Yadav-led Mahagathbandhan to throw out the NDA, but instead he took BJP’s help to safeguard his interests. Those votes and seats could have changed the entire fate of Bihar politics. What welfare or justice would Owaisi do to Muslims by winning five seats in Bihar? For Asaduddin, UP-Bihar is a milk cow for his vested interest. The ‘Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb’ of the region is still a distant thought for him.

Article 370 is not linked to Muslims or Hindus – Mehbooba Mufti

Article 370 is not linked to Muslims or Hindus. It was enacted to protect the identity of J&K. People are now worried about their future. They [Centre] have not only abrogated Article 370, but have also desecrated Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s Constitution.

Online application process for Haj 2021 started, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Haj 2021 is scheduled for June-July 2021

Online application process for Haj 2021 started today with Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announcing Haj 2021 with significant changes keeping in view the Corona pandemic. These include accommodation, period of stay of pilgrims, transportation, health and other facilities both in India and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Naqvi said Haj 2021 is scheduled for June-July 2021, and the entire Haj process is being held according to the necessary guidelines issued by the Saudi Arabia Government and the Government of India in view of Corona Pandemic.

Those behind the terror attacks in France have no links to Islam – Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said that he was pained over the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in France and that he “cannot express it”. But he disapproved of the acts of violence in the country in the name of religion. “Those behind the terror attacks in France have no links to Islam,” he said.

Two persons have been booked for offering namaz at a temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura

A case has been filed against two persons after they allegedly offered namaz at a temple in Mathura town of Uttar Pradesh. The two have been identified as Faizal Khan and Mohammad Chand. The incident took place at the Nand Baba Mandir in Nandgaon area.

Caricatures are made to defame Prophet Muhammad and Islam – Munawwar Rana

Renowned Urdu poet Munawwar Rana has made a controversial statement regarding the terrorist attack in France. Rana has come out in support of the attacker by justifying the killings. Munawwar said that the caricatures are made to defame Prophet Muhammad and Islam. Such acts force people to take extreme steps as in the case of France. He further said that he too would have done the same had he been in his place.

Urdu poet Munawwar Rana booked for allegedly defending recent killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad

An FIR has been registered against Urdu poet Munawwar Rana for allegedly defending the recent killings in France over a caricature of Prophet Muhammad. The case has been lodged against Rana at the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow under various Indian Penal Code sections, including 153A & 295A. The poet has also been booked under IPC Section 505 (statements conducing public mischief) and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act.

If we do not care for Muslims you won’t mind if they are blinded with religion – Taslima Nasrin

If you care for Muslims, you would let them become educated, independent, efficient, tolerant, secular with scientific temper. If we do not care for Muslims you won’t mind if they are blinded with religion, become violent over cartoons, become fanatics, barbaric, terrorists.

Islams’not a religion, it’s politics – Taslima Nasrin

Insane people in Bangladesh want 2 boycott French products over MOcartoons..They had no rally against rape,murder, corruption,poverty,autocracy. No call for boycotting Chinese products eventhough China destroyed a mosque to build a public toilet. Islams’not a religion, it’s politics.

Activist Saket Gokhale filed a complaint against Bangladeshi author-in-exile Taslima Nasreen over her “Boycott Islam” Tweet

Activist Saket Gokhale filed a complaint with the visa section of the Union Home Ministry as well as Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) against Bangladeshi author-in-exile Taslima Nasreen over her “Boycott Islam” tweet. Gokhale, in his letter to MHA’s visa wing and FRRO, said Taslima Nasreen’s tweet “is a blatant and intentional attempt to spread communal disharmony and hatred in our country”.

Muslims can feel aggrieved and it’s perfectly fine to peacefully protest – Rohini Singh

Of course he does and he must. No cartoon, no matter how offensive can justify beheadings. But that’s not the point of our argument. Muslims can feel aggrieved and it’s perfectly fine to peacefully protest. That’s their FoE too- the liberal values Macron is standing for.

My thoughts on what Muslims should or should not believe in is immaterial – Rohini Singh

My thoughts on what Muslims should or should not believe in is immaterial as long as their beliefs don’t affect my life. It’s for their community to reform. For some the idea of fasting for their spouse can be primitive. For others religion itself is a primitive concept.

Muslims will not accept the disrespect of the Prophet & we will protest democratically – Zainab Sikander Siddiqui

It obviously needs someone mentally numb to see a protest against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad & the French govt propagating such anti-Muslim propaganda as support of “jihadist” killers.Muslims will not accept the disrespect of the Prophet & we will protest democratically.

For the islamophobes…

For the islamophobes, The sad news is that the man who was shot dead by cops for brandishing a hand gun and shouting “Allahu Akbar” was a man from a far-right group called Mouvance Identitaire known for their anti-refugee & anti-Muslim stand.

I think terrorism will continue till Islam is reformed – Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author-in-exile

I was very shocked. I think terrorism will continue till Islam is reformed. It is very important to stop indoctrination of children with irrational faith at home and institutions like Mosque and Madrasas. Children should be raised to have rational, logical minds and to adopt scientific outlook so that they can differentiate between right and wrong.

Numerous verses of the holy book speak of killing infidels – Taslima Nasrin

Numerous verses of the holy book speak of killing infidels. There is express advice to kill non-Muslims. Terrorists kill to please their god in order to get heaven in afterlife — this is the result of indoctrination of people with an unreformed religion.

They are saying that Muslims are being oppressed. But the truth is that Muslims are doing atrocities on Muslims – Tarek Fatah

Renowned author Tarek Fatah on Friday strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in France, including the church attack in Nice in which three people were killed. “They are saying that Muslims are being oppressed. But the truth is that Muslims are doing atrocities on Muslims,” he said in a media interview.

Wherever Muslims are in minority, they have freedom.. they live with freedom – Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah sought to know what atrocities Muslims are facing in France, adding that the “Muslim community lives freely in France”. “Wherever Muslims are in minority, they have freedom.. they live with freedom,” Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian author, said. Fateh said that the Islamic world is currently divided. He said that Turkey, Malaysia, and Pakistan are making comments that are not in accordance with the Arab countries.

Imran Khan is outraged over Macron’s comments on Islam. But his voice is silenced when China actually tortures Muslims in camps – Nidhi Razdan

Imran Khan is outraged over Macron’s comments on Islam. But his voice is silenced when China actually tortures Muslims in camps. The hypocrisy among the so called leaders of the Islamic world is stunning. They simply won’t call out Beijing.

Zees News Editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary summoned by News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) for allegedly targeting Muslim community through his show

Zees News Editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary has once again come in the line of fire for his March 11 report, in which he had exposed the idea behind ‘Jihad’ with a flowchart. The show had triggered the ‘secular-liberal’ media and the Islamists who had attacked the Zee News editor for his reportage. The same program has now miffed the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), which has summoned Zee News for selectively targeting the Muslim community through the show. It has asked Zee News to appear for a hearing on November 26 via video conferencing.

Killing is not an act that as a Muslim I would approve. But while I believe in freedom of expression, I do not think it includes insulting other people – Mahathir Bin Mohamad

A teacher in France had his throat slit by an 18-year-old Chechen boy. The killer was angered by the teacher showing a caricature of Prophet Muhammad. The teacher intended to demonstrate freedom of expression. The killing is not an act that as a Muslim I would approve. But while I believe in the freedom of expression, I do not think it includes insulting other people. You cannot go up to a man and curse him simply because you believe in freedom of speech.

Macron is not showing that he is civilised. He is very primitive in blaming religion of Islam & Muslims for the killing of the insulting school teacher – Mahathir Bin Mohamad

Macron is not showing that he is civilised. He is very primitive in blaming the religion of Islam and Muslims for the killing of the insulting school teacher. It is not in keeping with the teachings of Islam. But irrespective of the religion professed, angry people kill. The French in the course of their history has killed millions of people. Many were Muslims.

Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past – Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past. But by and large the Muslims have not applied the ‘eye for an eye’ law. Muslims don’t. The French shouldn’t. Instead the French should teach their people to respect other people’s feelings.

Muslims have a right to punish the French – Malaysia’s Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Since you have blamed all Muslims and the Muslims’ religion for what was done by one angry person, the Muslims have a right to punish the French. The boycott cannot compensate the wrongs committed by the French all these years. We often copy the ways of the West. We dress like them, we adopt their political systems, even some of their strange practices. But we have our own values, different as between races and religions, which we need to sustain.

In Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Islam alone is protected by the State – Divya Kumar Soti

Doctrine of equality says that equal treatment to unequals only enhances inequality. In Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Islam alone is protected by the State. So, CAA including muslims from these three Islamic countries would have violated Art 14.

How quickly can an Islamist behead someone – Divya Kumar Soti

How quickly can an Islamist behead someone? He shouted Allah-hu-Akbar and beheaded 2 people in just few moments. This is not a joke but important to know for deciding reaction time of security guards at public places.

BJP has not given a ticket to a single Muslim candidate in Bihar Elections

The three-phase Bihar Assembly election will be held on October 28, November 3 and November 7 with the counting of votes scheduled on November 10. BJP has announced 110 candidates who have been finalised by the party’s Central Election Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others. BJP has not given a ticket to a single Muslim candidate.

Even if a village has one Muslim, the burial ground is very large. And you (Hindu community) cremate in a farm – Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, on Monday said that large burial grounds for Muslims and smaller cremation spaces for Hindus was a ‘discrimination’. “Even if a village has one Muslim, the burial ground is very large. And you (Hindu community) cremate in a farm, or by the riverside. Is this not injustice?” he questioned.

I’m grateful to Tavleen Singh. Her daft and bigoted views on Muslims drove me to write my first letter – Aditya Menon

I’m grateful to Tavleen Singh. Her daft and bigoted views on Muslims drove me to write my first letter when I was still a high school kid. Nearly 20 years later, her views are still the same though my threshold for rubbish has reduced.

National Commission for Women chairperson Rekha Sharma says ‘Love Jihad’ rising in Maharashtra, raises concerns over safety of women, met Maharashtra Governor Koshyari

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has now joined the row over rising ‘love jihad’ cases in Maharashtra and expressed her concerns about the safety of women in the state. The NCW chief had met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in Mumbai on Tuesday which she discussed the “rise” in ‘love jihad’ cases in the state.

9th Edition of ISIS’ Magazine ‘The Voice of Hind’ calls for Jehad, features photos of the Babri mosque

The ninth edition of ISIS’ magazine ‘The Voice of Hind’ calls for jehad while trying to push its propaganda to incite youth of a certain community in India. The ISIS’ digital hate magazine features photos of the Babri mosque in an apparent attempt to push the dangerous agenda. Magazine was made available to ISIS cadre via the dark web and Telegram channels.

Well-known Paris mosque is going to be shut down by French authorities as part of their clampdown on Islamist groups and suspected extremists

A well-known mosque in a northern suburb of Paris is going to be shut down by French authorities as part of their clampdown on Islamist groups and suspected extremists after a history teacher was beheaded last week outside his school. The French police are investigating networks suspected of promoting extreme religious beliefs, spreading hate and encouraging violence.

All terrorists are raised in madrasas, they had turned J&K into a terror factory – Usha Thakur

All terrorists are raised in madrasas, they had turned J&K into a terror factory. Madrasas which can’t comply with nationalism, they should be merged with existing education system to ensure complete progress of the society.

If you are a citizen of this country, you could see that all radicals and terrorists have studied in Madrasas – Usha Thakur, BJP Minister

Madhya Pradesh government Minister Usha Thakur has said that all terrorists are raise in madrasas and called for the discontinuation of government funds to the madrasas. She told the gathering, “If you are a citizen of this country, you could see that all radicals and terrorists have studied in Madrasas.”

Organisations such as Waqf Board that are financially strong enough to fund the madrasas can continue to do so – Usha Thakur, BJP Madhya Pradesh Minister

Organisations such as Waqf Board that are financially strong enough to fund the madrasas can continue to do so. If someone, in his personal capacity, is willing to impart and finance religious teachings, he is free to do so.

All the radicals and terrorists who studied in madrasas have turned Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory – Usha Thakur, BJP Madhya Pradesh Minister

You see all the radicals and terrorists have studied in Madrasas, Jammu and Kashmir was turned into a factory of terrorism. As Madrasas can’t link children to nationalism, these institutions should be brought into the mainstream education for collective progress of society.

Tablighi Jamaat super-spreader event was used to justify open bigotry and discrimination against the Muslims – Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor questioned Indian government’s handling of COVID-19 during his virtual presence at the Lahore Literature Festival. “We are fighting against bigotry and prejudice in India arising because of a pandemic. Tablighi Jamaat super-spreader event was used to justify open bigotry and discrimination against the Muslims” Tharoor said.

France: Teacher beheaded for showing pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, Thousands of people rallied in central Paris

Thousands of people rallied in central Paris Sunday in a defiant show of solidarity with a teacher beheaded for showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Demonstrators on the Place de la Republique held aloft posters declaring: “No to totalitarianism of thought” and “I am a teacher” in memory of the decapitated victim Samuel Paty.

How many people send their children to Madrassas or Sanskrit schools – Smita Prakash

Secularism in this country did not disappear due to a Rath Yatra, a jewelry ad or due to funding being taken away from Madrassas. Secularism will keep changing. How many people send their children to Madrassas or Sanskrit schools? They send them to elite schools, but they want the poorer to send their children to these smaller schools where there is no modern education?

The lands that the Waqf Boards own are to be used for the benefit of the poor among the Muslim Community – Rajeev Chandrashekhar, BJP

The lands that the Waqf Boards own are to be used for the benefit of the poor among the Muslim Community. When these large parcels are diverted to businesses then it must be outed as what it is – a land scam.

Mathura court admits plea seeking removal of The Shahi Idgah Mosque adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi

A local court in Mathura admitted a plea that seeks to remove the mosque adjacent to Krishna Janmabhoomi here. Mathura is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The court of district judge Sadhna Rani Thakur has fixed November 18 as next date of hearing in the case.

Bihar Assembly elections 2020: Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, set to contest from Jale assembly seat on Congress ticket

In a move that is set to ignite major political row, Congress party has given an assembly ticket to Maskoor Ahmad Usmani, who has been dubbed by Opposition as ‘Jinnah worshipper’. The ‘ticket reward’for Dr Maskoor Ahmad Usmani has set tongues wagging ahead of the assembly elections as the Jale assembly seat was widely perceived to be going to Rishi Mishra, grandson of former Railways Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra.

Assam Government’s decision to close state-run Madrassas, BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia said that the Assam government is correcting the appeasement politics

BJP’s Gaurav Bhatia said that the Assam government is correcting the appeasement politics which has been running in the state for decades. Backing the BJP government’s decision, he asked why should taxpayers’ money be used in Madrassas where religious teachings are imparted. “The arrangements have been made and please do not try to create an artificial equivalence because we all know Madrassas have been indulging in imparting of education that is religious and also against national interest” said Gaurav Bhatia in a TV interview.

Muslim boys put up fake accounts posing as Hindus.. when the girl marries she discovers the boy is not from the same religion – Himanta Biswa Sarma

Muslim boys put up fake accounts posing as Hindus. This might be vice versa, I don’t know. Then, when the girl marries she discovers the boy is not from the same religion she belongs to. I don’t consider this a bonafide marriage. This is a marriage based on breach of trust. The state government has decided to act tough on these incidents. We detected certain cases and took action as per law.

After Tanishq’s controvetial ad on Hindu-Muslim, Twitter is divided with Ratan Tata’s Silence

Ratan Tata, former chairperson of Tata Group presently the head of its charitable trusts, has been called out for not taking a stand on Tanishq pulling down a recent advertisement depicting a Hindu-Muslim couple. The advertisement showing Hindu-Muslim marriage by jewelry brand Tanishq triggered a backlash on the Internet with netizens claiming that it promoted ‘Love Jihad’, a term used to define Muslim men marrying Hindu women. Tanishq pulled the advertisement after the controversy, but the debate has far from ended.

China has released new regulations for Muslims visiting Saudi Arabia for annual Haj

China has released new regulations for Muslims visiting Saudi Arabia for annual Haj stipulating that the pilgrimage should be organised only by the country’s Islamic Association and pilgrims should follow Chinese laws and oppose religious extremism. The new regulation issued for Haj pilgrimage has a total of 42 articles, including one that stipulates that Chinese Muslims’ pilgrimage should be organised in accordance with laws, and the Chinese Islamic Association is the only organisation that is authorised to arrange for Chinese Muslims to go to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform Haj.

Asaduddin Owaisi’s intention is clear as he contested just 8 seats in Telangana to ensure Muslim votes are not divided as that would help BJP – Shakeel Ahmad

His intention is clear as he contested just eight seats in his home state Telangana to ensure that Muslim votes are not divided as that would help the BJP. But he contested 44 seats in Maharashtra and planned to contest over 40 in Bihar. Also, he talks of Muslim unity and relies on religion to mobilise support. How can anybody question BJP’s Hindu politics if he or she supports politics in the name of Muslims? The Congress opposed the divisive politics of Jinnah and we still oppose the Owaisi brand politics. Even Muslims should ponder over this.

Tanishq Jewellery ad “Tanishq presents Ekatvam: A Confluence” gets trolled after it shows baby shower of a Hindu Girl in a Muslim Family

Tanishq posted an ad on You Tube with a title “Tanishq presents Ekatvam: A Confluence”. Soon after it started trending as #BoycottTanishq on Social Media platforms. This is an ad of an ‘interfaith’ couple where the woman, decked up in jewellery, is getting ready for a ‘god-bharai’ (baby shower) function. The woman can be seen dressed in traditional saree, jewellery and bindi, as people around her, dressed up like traditional Muslims, sans the bindi, are taking her to a garden for a ‘surprise’. There are deepmaals, and a statue of the Natraj in the background as the lady playing role of mother-to-be sits for the ‘godbharai’. People on Social media termed this ad as symbol of “Love Jihad”.

Most content Muslims are only in India – Mohan Bhagwat

Most content Muslims are only in India. Nowhere. It is only in India,” he said in an interview to ‘Vivek’, a Hindi magazine based in Maharashtra. Unlike India, Pakistan did not give rights to followers of other religions and it was created as a separate country for Muslims. Our Constitution did not say that only Hindus can stay here; hereafter only Hindus will be heard here; if you want to stay here, then you have to accept the superiority of Hindus. We created a space for them. This is the nature of our nation, and that inherent nature is called Hindu.

Madrasas cannot be closed – Badruddin Ajmal

Assam government will close down all state-run madrasas. Following the government’s announcement, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal said that if the BJP-led government shut down government-run madrasas, his party would re-open them after coming to power in the next year’s Assembly elections. “Madrasas cannot be closed. We would reopen these 50-60-year-old madrassas if this BJP government closes them forcibly,” said Ajmal, also a Lok Sabha member.

Assam Govt to close down all state-run madrasas & Sanskrit tols (schools), there should be no religious education with Govt’s funding says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam government will close down all state-run madrasas and Sanskrit tols (schools) as it can’t afford to teach religious scriptures with public funds, state Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday. “Our government’s policy we had announced earlier in the state Assembly. There should be no religious education with the government’s funding,” he told the media. “We have nothing to say about privately-run madrasas and Sanskrit tols,” he added.

Supreme Court of India on Shaheen Bagh – Public Places, Roads can’t be Occupied indefinitely by Protesters, authorities to ensure that such Spaces are Cleared

Public places and roads cannot be occupied indefinitely by protesters, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in its verdict on the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests. The apex court further called on the authorities to ensure that such spaces are cleared. No person or group of persons can block public places to demonstrate or express dissent and protest should be at designated places, a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed.

If there is consolidation of Muslim votes in favour of Congress, it becomes secular votes – Tejasvi Surya

If there is consolidation of Muslim votes in favour of Congress, it becomes secular votes, but if Hindus vote in favour of BJP, you call it communalisation of electorate. This double standard is what I was trying to question. That is it.

A CBI special court will deliver its verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case today

Twenty-eight years after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, a special CBI court in Lucknow on Wednesday will be delivering its verdict on the case which has senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti as key accused. The special court will decide if LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi had a hand in the razing of the Babri Masjid by kar sewaks in 1992.

CBI special court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case marks a sad and black day in the history of Indian judiciary – Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said the CBI special court’s verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case marks a sad and black day in the history of Indian judiciary. “This is an issue of justice. This is an issue of ensuring that people who are responsible for Babri Masjid demolition should’ve been convicted. But they’ve been politically rewarded in the past by becoming HM & HRD minister. BJP is in power because of this issue.”

Special court in Lucknow acquitted all 32 accused in Babri Masjid case

A special court in Lucknow on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused including veteran BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. The incident had happened “suddenly and spontaneously”, the court observed. It also said that the incident was not a pre-planned conspiracy and that there was no solid proof against the 32 accused. The court further remarked that Joshi and Advani had tried to stop the crowd.

Ghost of Babri, the disputed site, symbol of medieval oppression, has been exorcised forever – Amit Malviya

The ghost of Babri, the disputed site, symbol of medieval oppression, has been exorcised forever. There are valuable lessons for history in it. We must learn from it for lasting peace. The journey that started with reclaiming Somnath and now Ayodhya, takes a civilisation turn.

I was surprised when some Kar Sewaks climbed Babri structure, Advaniji was unhappy – Sushil Kumar Modi

I was witness to the entire incident of 6th December. It was all spontaneous, no conspiracy. I was conducting the meeting from the dais, I was surprised when some Kar Sewaks climbed Babri structure. Advaniji was unhappy.

Babri Demolition Case: One wonders if justice has been delivered in this case – PK Kunhalikutty

One wonders if justice has been delivered in this case. Even the apex court of the country had earlier said that it was an unlawful act what happened then. The CBI probe also found out what had happened then and just see what has happened when the verdict came. Even though we will not question the verdict, the CBI should go in appeal against this. It’s as good as saying that the mosque is there.

It proves that the then Congress govt had framed saints, BJP leaders, VHP officials in false cases (Babri Masjid) – Yogi Adityanath

It proves that the then Congress govt had framed saints, BJP leaders, VHP officials in false cases with intention to defame them, for vote bank politics. Those responsible for this conspiracy should apologise to the nation.