Violence by cow vigilantes mostly against Muslims increased in India in 2016: US report

Violence by cow vigilantes mostly against Muslims increased in India in 2016: US report

NEW DELHI: There was an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups mostly against Muslims in India in the year 2016, an official US report on international religious freedom said on Wednesday, noting that authorities often “failed” to prosecute cow vigilantes. The report, the first under the Trump Administration, released by Secretary of State […]

Three men booked under NSA for cow slaughter

Three men booked under NSA for cow slaughter

MUZAFFARNAGAR (UP): Three men arrested in June for allegedly slaughtering cows have been booked under the National Security Act (NSA), a senior district official said on Wednesday. According to District Magistrate G S Priyadarshi, Khalil, Bhura and Inam Qureshi were booked under NSA on the recommendation of the local police on Tuesday evening. They were […]

People will rise in revolt if Article 35A removed: Farooq

People will rise in revolt if Article 35A removed: Farooq

Srinagar: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah said on Monday that opposition parties and the people of Jammu and Kashmir would oppose any move to abrogate Article 35A of the Constitution. He was speaking to reporters here after chairing a meeting of various parties, including leaders from the state unit of the Congress, the CPI(M), and […]

‘Hindustan should not be allowed to become lynchistan’

‘Hindustan should not be allowed to become lynchistan’

NEW DELHI: The Opposition on Monday accused the BJP-led government of encouraging organisations behind the violence by cow vigilantes, with Congress claiming that lynching of people in the name of religion and cow protection began only after it (BJP) assumed power. Initiating a discussion on the issue of mob lynching in the Lok Sabha, Leader […]

Victims of Fear and Stereotyping: Muslims in Contemporary India

Victims of Fear and Stereotyping: Muslims in Contemporary India

By Khan Arif Muslims in India form the largest religious minority community in the country. According to the 2011 Census, they comprise 14.4 per cent of India’s total population. A common Muslim in India is at a crossroads; he/she is torn among finding the suitable balance between committing to his faith and trying to make […]

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case. “We will take a decision on it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y […]

Rasheed asks Parrikar to purchase beef from J&K, offers 50% discount

Rasheed asks Parrikar to purchase beef from J&K, offers 50% discount

Srinagar: Accusing BJP leadership of exploiting religious sentiments of Hindus, MLA Langate Abdul Rasheed Sheikh has said that Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks about importing beef from Karnataka and Western countries has exposed Sang Parivar’s “hypocrisy”. Rasheed, however, asked Parrikar to purchase beef from J&and offered 50 percent discount to him. Addressing a public […]

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

New Delhi: The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “double speak” on the issue of lynchings and alleged that he was doing nothing to restrain cow vigilantes who include elements from VHP and Bajrang Dal. Congress leader Kapil Sibal, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha, also alleged that the present environment has nothing […]

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