Muslims of the world cannot tolerate insult to Prophet Muhammad – Amanatullah Khan

If Muslims are silent today, then, it is only because they are tackling the issue shrewdly. If Muslims hit the streets, they will teach a lesson (eenth se eenth baja denge). Muslims of the world cannot tolerate insult to Prophet Muhammad. If you believe otherwise, then, it is your misunderstanding. Muslims are dealing with the issue shrewdly as they don’t want the harmony of the country to be destroyed.

As long as he is not behind bars, our agitation will continue – Amanatullah Khan on Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

We are here with several Imams (Islamic clerics) from various parts of Delhi. We have decided to issue sermons during Jummah (Friday prayers) on April 9. Imams from across Delhi and other parts of India will give directions against the blasphemous comments made by Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati. They will demand his immediate arrest. As long as he is not behind bars, our agitation will continue.

Hindus & religious minorities in Bangladesh continue to be targeted & persecuted – Tulsi Gabbard

Hindus & religious minorities in Bangladesh continue to be targeted & persecuted, as they have been since 1971 when the Pakistani army systematically murdered, raped & drove from their homes millions of Bengali Hindus because of their religion & ethnicity.

Even the Hindu religious beliefs of her (Rashmi Samant) parents were publicly attacked by a professor – Ashwini Vaishnaw

The recent case of Rashmi Samant is a classic case in point. She is a bright student from Karnataka’s Udupi area. She persevered and overcame challenges to become the first Indian woman president of the Oxford Student Union. What was the treatment meted out to her? Shouldn’t this diversity have been celebrated? She was cyber bullied to the point that she had to resign. Even the Hindu religious beliefs of her parents were publicly attacked by a professor. What is the message that is sent to the world?

We should go back to ballot papers and I’m totally in support of this – Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday batted for polling through ballot papers, saying the electronic voting machines could be “fudged”. “We should go back to ballot papers and I’m totally in support of this,” Amarinder Singh said, replying to a question on EVMs during a press conference to mark the completion of four years of his government. “Why are advanced countries not having this (EVMs)? Why Japan is not having this? Why they have ballot paper? Why Sweden has ballot papers? Why the UK has ballot papers?” he asked.

All India Jat Mahasabha (AIJM) appointed Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu as President of its Women Wing in Punjab

All India Jat Mahasabha (AIJM) on Wednesday appointed former MLA Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of Congress leader and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, as president of its women wing in Punjab. Announcing her appointment at a press conference in Chandigarh, AIJM national vice-president and Punjab unit chief Harpal Singh Harpura said, “She will work to strengthen the organisation in the state. The decision to appoint her was taken by the national executive at a meeting in Delhi last week.” Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh is the national president of AIJM.

Ramayana Fame ‘Lord Ram’ Arun Govil Joins BJP ahead of West Bengal Elections

‘Triggered’ by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s ‘irritation’ to the chant of Jai Shri Ram, actor Arun Govil, who played the role of Lord Ram in the famous TV serial Ramayan, joined the BJP on Thursday. He will not contest the elections, the BJP said, but will campaign for the party. With this move, the party is seen to aim for right-wing voters in the states where elections will be held starting March 27. Govil joined the BJP in the presence of its general secretary Arun Singh and Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri after the party announced the names of 148 candidates for the West Bengal assembly polls. Govil, who essayed the role of Lord Ram on Ramanand Sagar’s superhit 1987 series Ramayan, also said the BJP will give him a “platform” to do his bit to serve the nation. Apart from Ramayan, Govil, 63, has played leads in several Hindi, Bhojpuri, Odia and Telugu films. He has also played supporting characters. He is, however, mostly known for his roles in mythological movies.

Mamata Banerjee’s irritation to Jai Shri Ram was a trigger point for me to join the BJP – Ramayana Fame ‘Lord Ram’ Arun Govil

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s irritation to Jai Shri Ram was a trigger point for me to join the BJP. And there is nothing wrong in saying Jai Shri Ram….it is not a slogan, not even a political slogan. It is a way of life for us, it represents our culture and ethos.

Where are these JNU Islamists masquerading as Comrades when Waseem Rizvi needs them – Sonam Mahajan

Where are these JNU Islamists masquerading as Comrades when Waseem Rizvi needs them? These comrades abuse Hindu deities with impunity and call it, freedom of expression. Why are these reformists not supporting Rizvi? He didn’t abuse anyone, just exercised his legal rights.

Rahul had once said that ‘yes, we are a party of Muslims’ – Sambit Patra, BJP

The Congress, which describes itself as secular, forms an alliance with the ISF in Bengal, it joins the Muslim League in Kerala and Badruddin’s party in Assam. It (the Congress) has no ideology. Its only ideology is corruption and nepotism and to come to power anyhow. Such alliances highlight the Congress’ “double speak and utmost hypocrisy. Rahul had once said that ‘yes, we are a party of Muslims’. But it is not even a party of Muslims, it is only a party of the family.

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust collected over Rs 2,100 crore for the construction of a grand Ram temple

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has informed that it has collected over Rs 2,100 crore for the construction of a grand Ram temple in the ancient holy city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. With this, the 44-day fund-raising campaign for the Ram Temple construction has come to an end on Saturday, the Supreme Court-mandated Trust said. Prior to the crowdfunding campaign launch on January 15, the Trust had projected an estimate of Rs 1,100 crore for the Ram temple complex construction, but it has received Rs 1,000 crore more than what was projected.

Home Minister Amit Shah spoke about the slogan of Jai Shree Ram and why CM Mamata Banerjee has disaffection towards the slogan

Now TMC people will not be able to harass us as the number of people who are with us, it is difficult for them to torture these many people. The slogan of Jai Shree Ram is not a religious slogan anymore for people of Bengal. You (Mamata) did appeasement politics for 10 years, it has become the slogan of people’s anger against you. Will you have to go to court to offer Durga Puja? Teachers and children will be beaten on Vasant Panchami for offering Saraswati puja? Why? Mamata Banerjee will have to answer this. The more she hates the slogan, the more louder it will grow.

I think the CM (Mamata) need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’ – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew and BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose

I think the CM need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it’s ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Shri Ram’. This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate, it is a day to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of Indian National Army. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Sri Ram’, I don’t find any difference. ‘Jai Sri Ram’ isn’t a statement where one should react in an allergic manner.

Anil Kumble backs Wasim Jaffer after ex-opener rejected allegations of adopting a communal approach

Former India skipper and head coach Anil Kumble has backed Wasim Jaffer after the ex-opener on Wednesday rejected allegations of adopting a communal approach during his stint as the coach of Uttarakhand side. Earlier this week, Jaffer stepped down as Uttarakhand’s head coach due to “interference in team selection”, days before they were to compete in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. After Jaffer’s resignation, Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials made allegations that he tried to force religion-based selections in the team, which the 42-year-old denied in a virtual press conference.

Tamil Nadul Elections: BJP Chief JP Nadda visits Meenakshi temple, Reviews Poll Strategies

Clad in traditional silk white dhoti and shirt, BJP National President JP Nadda, who is on a two-day visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to kick-start the party’s election campaign, paid a visit to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Saturday. Nadda reached Madurai late on Friday night in a chartered flight and stayed at a private guest house at Anuppanadi. His family members were also accompanying him during his temple visit.

Miya Muslims do not give their vote to BJP – Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not get votes in the Assembly seats which are in the hands of ‘Miya Muslims’. The BJP will still field its candidates in such seats so that people who are not ‘Miya Muslims’ get a candidate to vote for, he added. While speaking to media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Miya Muslim will not vote for BJP, I am saying from experience as in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and Panchayat polls they have not voted for BJP. They will vote for those who can serve their agenda. We will not allow setting up of Miya museum or writing of miya poetry.”

RSS Bengal Unit unhappy with Ram chants at Netaji event in Bengal in Presence of PM Modi

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) does not support “Jai Shri Ram” slogans at an event in Kolkata to mark the 124th birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, according to an RSS functionary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended that programme, which ran into a controversy, on January 23. Jishnu Basu, general secretary of the RSS Bengal unit, said on Tuesday. “The Sangh is unhappy with what happened. Those who raised the slogan neither showed respect to Netaji nor showed respect to Ram. The event was held to pay homage to Netaji. Those who shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ must be identified…the party (Bharatiya Janata Party) must find out who were involved and whether this was an act of sabotage of some sort”.

Mamata Banerjee will be greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ wherever she goes – West Bengal State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh told reporters in Kolkata that from now on, Banerjee will be greeted with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ wherever she goes. Mamata Banerjee refused to deliver her speech after ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans were raised by the audience in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as she stood up to speak at Victoria Memorial on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23.

India’s 72nd Republic Day marked the formal launch of the Ayodhya mosque project at Dhannipur village

Unfurling of the tricolour and a tree plantation drive on India’s 72nd Republic Day marked the formal launch of the Ayodhya mosque project at Dhannipur village, 25km off Ramjanmabhoomi, exactly six months after Sunni Waqf Board constituted the mosque trust — Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation — following the 2019 apex court verdict that mandated construction of a temple at Ramjanmabhoomi and a mosque in the district in lieu of Babri Masjid.

BJP West Bengal Released ‘Jai Sri Ram’ Video Song to tease Mamata Banerjee

Bharatiya Janata Party has released a video from its West Bengal Twitter handle showing Trinamool Congress supremo and CM Mamata Banerjee ‘welcoming Islamic sounds’ and ‘getting annoyed over Jai Sri Ram’. Party’s IT-cell chief Amit Malviya also took to Twitter to share a video song with snippets of violence inflicted on Bengal’s people with a background sound including the slogan ‘Jai Sri Ram’. The tagline of Malviya’s video is “Bongo bashir mukhe mukhe Jai Sri Ram”. It roughly translates as “every individual in Bengal is chanting Jai Sri Ram”. The video shows various incidents where Mamata boycotted the raising of Jai Sri Ram slogans.

Crowd funding drive for Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Vishwa Hindu Parishad to launch drive from Makar Sankranti

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced that it will launch a mega public outreach programme to crowd-fund the grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. According to its leader Champat Rai, VHP cadres will fan out across the country to collect funds from as many as 10 crore people in four lakh villages. The drive will begin from Makar Sankranti (January 15) and conclude on February 27 on the occasion of Magh Poornima and birth anniversary of Sant Ravidas.

Ram temple will actually take the form of a Rashtra Mandir – Champat Rai

In this intensive and extensive campaign from the upcoming Makar Sankranti to Magh Purnima, VHP karyakartas will reach out to 110 million families of 400,000 villages of the country and propagate and flourish Ramatwa by connecting the common man directly with Shri Ram Janmabhoomi. With the support of people of every caste, creed, sect, region and language of the country, the Ram temple will actually take the form of a Rashtra Mandir (Temple of the nation).

Letter penned by Pro-Khalistan Group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to China Seeking Help ‘against’ India has Come to Light

In a recent development, a letter penned by radical pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) to China seeking help ‘against’ India has come to light amid the alleged role of Khalistani elements in the ongoing farmers’ protests. In a letter addressed to Chinese premier Xi Jinping on June 17, the radical pro-Khalistani outfit ‘condemned the Modi government’s violence against China’ and ’emphatised with the people of China as their land & resources were under Indian occupation’.

No Cell should be Formed on the basis of Caste & Religion – Nitin Gadkari

I have a clear opinion that a man is not great by his caste, but by his talent. In BJP also we have different cells…When I was the party president, I had experienced this. I am of the opinion that no cell should be formed on the basis of caste and religion, as there is no use of such units. The representatives of such cells ask how many tickets people from their caste have got from the party.

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.”

UP Governor Anandiben Patel signed Law against Unlawful Religious Conversions

The state’s ordinance on unlawful religious conversion was signed into a law by governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday. From now on, it is illegal to religiously convert a person unless a two months’ notice is given to the district magistrate declaring one’s intent to convert. On October 31, while speaking at an election rally in Jaunpur, the UP CM promised a strict law against ‘love jihad’.

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’.

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.

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.

Temple Kissing Scenes of Netflix Series ‘A Suitable Boy’ – BJP Madhya Pradesh Govt orders probe

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Sunday said the state police have been asked to examine the series ‘A Suitable Boy’ being streamed on Netflix to check if kissing scenes in it were filmed in a temple and if it hurt religious sentiments. The minister also hinted at taking legal action against the makers of the series.

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.

We were, we are and we will always be Hindutvawadi – Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

We don’t need to get our Hindutva certified from any party. We were, we are and we will always be Hindutvawadi. We don’t play Hindutva politics like them. Whenever the country needs us, Shiv Sena will always come forward wielding the sword of Hindutva. This is not a victory or defeat of anybody.

Former USA President Barack Obama shared praise for Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bollywood films in his book A Promised Land

Former United States of America President Barack Obama’s book A Promised Land has already become a talking point in India before its release, courtesy its multiple references to the country and key politicians from his previous visits. Obama’s comments about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi that he was ‘eager to impress’ while lacking the ‘aptitude and passion’ had sparked a political row and huge debate on social media. As the book hit book stores on Tuesday, the India mentions in the book also included the Mahabharata, Ramayana and Bollywood.

Places of religious worship in Maharashtra Reopened

Places of religious worship in Maharashtra, which were shut since the imposition of COVID-19 lockdown in March, reopened on Monday with devotees visiting some of the prominent temples and shrines in the state. The reopening of the places of worship coincided with the Diwali ”Padwa”, which is an important festival in the state.

Hemant Soren’s Jharkhand government has banned performing the Chhath Puja on water bodies in the state

Jharkhand government has banned performing the Chhath Puja on water bodies in the state. The decision by the state government comes in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Committee late on Sunday, all precautions will be taken by the government to ensure the safety of people amid the pandemic while performing the Chhath Puja.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat Stuck in Kedarnath after heavy snowfall

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are stuck at Kedarnath owing to harsh weather conditions following heavy snowfall. The two chief ministers took part in the portal closing ceremony of Kedarnath temple amidst heavy snowfall. DG (Law and order), Uttarakhand, Ashok Kumar confirmed that the Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh chief ministers are stuck in Kedarnath due to extreme weather conditions.

Kejriwal’s Diwali Pooja has made poodles on both the sides uncomfortable – Sonam Mahajan

Kejriwal’s Diwali Pooja has made poodles on both the sides uncomfortable. One side is afraid to lose its monopoly over Hindus and the other side is calling him a Sanghi who faked secularism. According to Islamist logic, a secular Hindu politician never does pooja. Oh My Goat.

This was dream of Veer Savarkar: “Hinduise all politics”

This is the greatest shift in Indian politics that PM Modi has brought about. Today, one can’t afford to be anti-Hindu and be relevant in politics. This is the new normal. This was dream of Veer Savarkar: “Hinduise all politics”. Best wishes to Kejriwal’s Diwali Pujan.

There was no question of taking credit for reopening the places of worship – Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said the Maharashtra government’s decision to reopen places of religious worship in the state was neither a victory nor defeat of anybody. Talking to reporters here, Raut said there was no question of taking credit for reopening the places of worship.

Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala opened for the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala opened for the two-month-long annual pilgrimage season on Sunday evening. The new head priest took charge on the opening day but pilgrims will be allowed to trek to the hilltop shrine from Monday morning. There are many restrictions in place for pilgrims in view of Covid-19. Only 1000 pilgrims will be allowed to trek to the shrine in a day and they will have to carry a Covid-19-free certificate, obtained not more than 24 hours before reaching the base camp at Pamba.

National media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs – Deep Sidhu

None of the pilgrims depicted any symptom of Covid-19 despite getting checked thrice in Nanded then how come they start testing positive in Punjab. Now, the government as well as national media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs.

Problems being faced by Panth have not been created by us – Deep Sidhu

You are the reason behind what we say about the problems of Panth. We are not satisfied with the prevailing system in the Sikhs and it needs to be changed and reformed. The problems being faced by Panth have not been created by us, but you. As their custodian, you should be answerable to any of the Sikhs, who raises questions on your functioning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended Diwali wishes to the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended Diwali wishes to the nation. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister said, “Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali! May this festival further brightness and happiness. May everyone be prosperous and healthy.” On Friday, he appealed to citizens of the country to light a ‘diya’ on Diwali as a salute to the soldiers guarding the nation on the borders.

Sonia Gandhi wished fellow citizens on the occasion of Diwali and hoped that the festival of lights would end the gloom of pandemic

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wished fellow citizens on the occasion of Diwali and hoped that the festival of lights would end the gloom of pandemic, darkness of economic recession and distress. Sending greetings and warm wishes to all countrymen and women, she wished this joyous and pious occasion will put the nation back on to the path of progress, harmony and prosperity.

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.

Diwali: We are giving relaxation of 2 hours for those who want to sell crackers and burst them – Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Coronavirus cases are rising along with pollution, so we have to take tough decisions regarding crackers. Yet, we are giving relaxation of 2 hours for those who want to sell crackers and burst them. Traders can sell crackers during these 2 hours.

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.

Diwali teaches us that light triumphs over darkness – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

While undoubtedly there are huge challenges ahead, I have every confidence in the resilience and resolve and good sense of people across the country and that together we will overcome this virus, just as Diwali teaches us that light triumphs over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance. Jsust as Lord Rama and his wife Sita found their way home after the defeat of the demon king Ravana, their way lit by many millions of lamps, so too we shall find our way through this, and we shall do so triumphantly.

India registered objection to Pakistan transferring management of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib to a non-Sikh body

India registered strong objection to Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC) to a non-Sikh body. Reacting to the decision, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the “unilateral decision” by Pakistan was “highly condemnable”.

Unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor – Ministry of External Affairs

We have seen reports about Pakistan transferring the management and maintenance of the Holy Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib away from the Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (PSGPC), a body run by the minority SIkh Coommunity, to the administrative control of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a non-Sikh body. The unilateral decision by Pakistan is highly condemnable and runs against the spirit of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor as also the religious sentiments of the Sikh community at large.

Filmmaker Prakash Jha’s web series, Aashram, served a legal notice for hurting Hindu sentiments

Filmmaker Prakash Jha’s web series, Aashram, was served a legal notice for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. The legal notice was sent to the OTT platform MX Player, which streams the show, as well as producer-director Jha, on the ground of “directly targeting the ancient tradition, custom, culture of Hindu, Ashramas Dharma”. The notice was sent by Surjeet Singh, Pradesh Sangathan Mahamantri of Karni Sena.

Please don’t burst crackers at any cost (on Diwali) – Arvind Kejriwal

Please don’t burst crackers at any cost. You’re playing with the lives of your own family by bursting crackers. On 14th Nov, 7.39 pm onwards, all 2 crores Delhi citizens will perform Laxmi Puja together. I’ll begin Puja which will be telecast live on TV.

If we burst firecrackers on this Diwali, we are playing with the lives of our children and families – Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister said that at present, Delhi has been facing two issues – the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising air pollution – adding that the AAP government is making all efforts to deal with the situation. “The COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi due to rising air pollution,” he said while appealing to people to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali. “If we burst firecrackers on this Diwali, we are playing with the lives of our children and families…,” he added.

Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP MLA from Ausa (Maharashtra) seeking action against Amitabh Bachchan for hurting Hindu sentiments in TV Show Kaun Banega Crorepati

BJP MLA in Maharashtra approached police seeking action against megastar Amitabh Bachchan and makers of TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’ for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district, in a complaint to Latur SP Nikhil Pingle said action should be taken against Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television over a question asked during Friday’s Karamveer special episode.

There was an attempt to insult Hindus – Abhimanyu Dattatray Pawar

There was an attempt to insult Hindus and create discord between Hindus and Buddhists who have been living in harmony.

All the four options pertained to Hindu religion – Abhimanyu Dattatray Pawar on Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC for Hurting Hindu Sentiments

All the four options pertained to Hindu religion. It is clear that the motive behind this question was to hurt the sentiments of Hindus. This question spreads the message that Hindu religious scriptures are meant for burning and triggers enmity between Hindus and followers of Buddhism.

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.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 12′ has landed in trouble for hurting Hindu sentiments, FIR registered in Lucknow

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’ has landed in trouble for one of the questions asked during Friday’s Karamveer special episode. An FIR has been registered against Big B and the show makers for “hurting Hindu sentiments” in Lucknow. Q: On 25 December 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? Options: (A) Vishnu Purana (B) Bhagavad Gita, (C) Rigdev (D) Manusmriti.

More than 10 Hindu households were vandalized and torched in Comilla district of Bangladesh after a Facebook post

More than 10 Hindu households were vandalized and torched in Comilla district of Bangladesh after a man reportedly shared a Facebook post on the controversy surrounding publication of Prophet Mohammed’s cartoons in France. The incident took place at the Korbanpur village under Muradnagar upazila of Comilla.

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.

Anybody makes cartoons on Ram, Krishan, Maa Durga or any God for that matter Allah, Christ, must be punished – Kangana Ranaut

Anybody makes cartoons on Ram, Krishan, Maa Durga or any God for that matter Allah, Christ, must be punished if they do it at work place or social media suspend them, if they disrespect openly send them to jail for 6 months, that’s all, people have a right to be atheist.

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.

Sanghis are Hindus. I am Hindu – Rohini Singh

Sanghis are Hindus. I am Hindu. If they peddle primitive ideas I would protest strongly because that would directly affect my life. Practices of other religions don’t affect my daily life. Why is it so difficult to understand?