GoI bans PFI amid crackdown against organisation

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday banned Popular Front of India and several of its associates for five years under a stringent anti-terror law, accusing them of having “links” with global terror groups like ISIS. Besides PFI, the organisations which were also declared banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) include Rehab India Foundation, […]

SC grants bail to Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan in Hathras case

SC grants bail to Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan in Hathras case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, arrested in October 2020 while on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh after a Dalit woman from there died following gang-rape, appearing dismissive about the protests and saying every person has right to free expression . “Till now you have […]

BJP ‘terrorising’ Muslims on pretext of conducting madrassa survey: Mayawati

BJP ‘terrorising’ Muslims on pretext of conducting madrassa survey: Mayawati

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday accused the BJP government of interfering in the running of private madrassas in Uttar Pradesh on the pretext of conducting surveys and “terrorising” the Muslim community. In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, “The complaints of the Muslim community being exploited, neglected and being affected by […]

UP govt’s move to survey madrassas ‘malicious attempt’: Jamiat

UP govt’s move to survey madrassas ‘malicious attempt’: Jamiat

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government’s move to conduct a survey of madrassas in the state is a malicious attempt to disparage this education system, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind on Tuesday said, asserting to defend the Islamic seminaries at all costs. It announced the launch of a helpline for madrassas in case any of them encounter […]

JK parties vow to resist inclusion of ‘non-local voters’

JK parties vow to resist inclusion of ‘non-local voters’

‘I called the LG five days back… there has been no response,’ Farooq tells reporters Srinagar: Any decision to include “non-locals” in electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir is unacceptable and will be contested by all means including in court, Nation Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Monday after a meeting of nine parties here […]

JK parties to discuss today new hot potato: ‘non-local voters’

JK parties to discuss today new hot potato: ‘non-local voters’

Srinagar: Dissatisfied with the clarification issued by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on issues related to revised electoral rolls, the National Conference said they will go ahead with their planned “all-party meeting’’ on Monday to discuss the matter. Parties like the NC and PDP claimed the administration has not addressed their main concern on whether […]

Misrepresentation of facts by vested interests: Admin on reports of inclusion of 25 lakh voters

Misrepresentation of facts by vested interests: Admin on reports of inclusion of 25 lakh voters

Srinagar/Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday clarified that reports of a likely addition of over 25 lakh voters after the summary revision of electoral rolls is “misrepresentation of facts by vested interests”. The clarification was issued through an advertisement in local dailies after facing political backlash, including from parties perceived close to the […]

After LG denies Mirwaiz under house arrest, his party claims journalists prevented from meeting him

After LG denies Mirwaiz under house arrest, his party claims journalists prevented from meeting him

Srinagar: Police on Saturday prevented a team of journalists from meeting Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who has not been allowed to leave his residence since August 4, 2019, his Awami Action Committee said, and dismissed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s statement the separatist leader was not under house arrest. The Awami Action Committee said […]

With militancy returning to Pirpanjal, top security huddle discusses action plan

With militancy returning to Pirpanjal, top security huddle discusses action plan

Jammu: Amid a spurt in militant activities in border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, a high-level security meeting was held on Saturday to devise an action plan to counter the emerging threat, a police official said. The conference held in Rajouri was attended by Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh and […]

Move banning tradition of donation at shrines undue interference: NC

Move banning tradition of donation at shrines undue interference: NC

Srinagar: National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar on Saturday denounced the Union Territory administration’s decision to ban donations at Muslim shrines across Kashmir, terming it “undue interference” in the religious practices of the people. “It seems it is an attempt to defame the Muslims,” he said. One need to tread cautiously on religious matters […]