CM slams call for separate state for Muslims

CM slams call for separate state for Muslims

Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday denounced a demand to have a separate state for Muslims, in an apparent reference to Kashmir’s top cleric’s suggestion made a day ago. “J&K was neither a party to the partition of our country nor did we support division on religious lines. We as a state opted for […]

On the Hajj Subsidy

On the Hajj Subsidy

The Hajj subsidy has, instead of being phased out, been removed by New Delhi. The subsidy in contention, in theory, helped to alleviate the financial burden on those Muslims who could not afford to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, a mandatory pillar of Islam. In some senses, both the subsidy and its removal constituted a form […]

No Hajj subsidy from this year: GoI

No Hajj subsidy from this year: GoI

There will be no subsidy for Haj from this year, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced Tuesday and said the move was part of the government’s efforts to “empower minorities” without appeasement. A record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India,

UP govt issues directives on use of loudspeakers

UP govt issues directives on use of loudspeakers

LUCKNOW: After receiving flak from the Allahabad High Court over noise pollution in Uttar Pradesh, the government on Sunday issued detailed directives on the use of permanently installed loudspeakers at public places here. The Allahabad High Court last month had asked the UP government whether the loudspeakers or public address systems installed at mosques, temples, […]

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