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Indian Hindutva war on religious rights: Muslim body AIMPLB rejects BJP government’s Uniform Civil Code agenda

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Governed entirely by colonialist sick mentality, the Hindutva outfits led by ruling BJP and Siva Sena have been targeting Muslims, Islam, Pakistan, Kashmir, etc in order to increase its Hindu vote bank capacity by getting coverts from Congress and other so-called centrist parties. This is …

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VHP says Muslims shouldn’t be allowed for Garba in Gujarat, warns of serious consequences

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Close on the heels of brutal lynching of Mohammed Ayub by alleged Gau Rakshaks (Cow Vigilantes) last week, there will be no let up in Gujarat—laboratory of Hindutva, as saffron outfits have threatened not to allow Muslims in upcoming Navratri festival next month. Navratri, meaning …

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Hindutva parties’ icon ‘Indian Cow’ rattles Congress Party threatening its Hindu votebank

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal Indian cow seems to have become a political weapon for the Hindutva parties seeking to take away Congress Party’s Hindu votebank. BJP and Hindutva allies have converted cow into both holy and patriotic to garner Hindu votes at national and regional levels. India’s Hindutva fanaticism …

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Women’s movement and practising feminists statement against All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s affidavit claiming triple talaq is Islamic

We, as part of women’s movement and practising feminists working with Muslim community and the women of the community for years in India, take the liberty to write this statement condemning the recent affidavit posed by All India Muslim Personal Law Board. The facts of this affidavit are,- first, abolition …

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Gujarat re-entering into era of terror with Mohammad Ayyub’s lynching by Cow vigilantes

Mohammad Ayub’s lynching by Cow vigilantes raises more questions, doubts and allegations By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Violence by self-styled Gau Rakshaks or Cow Vigilantes have made national headlines since the public flogging of four Dalit men in Gujarat’s Una in July this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined …

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US India Policy Institute-CRDDP survey points to Low Participation of Muslims in Public Programs

IMO News Service Washington, DC: During 2015, the US India Policy Institute along with its partner organization CRDDP, New Delhi conducted a knowledge, attitude and utilization survey of Muslim households in 5 states across India to assess participation in government programs. Preliminary analysis suggests Muslims as a community in distress. …

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Historic ‘India 2047’ Document on Empowerment of Muslims & Marginalised People released on Independence Day

By Pervez Bari New Delhi: Justice Rajindar Sachar, retired High Court judge Delhi, on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day released the historic “India 2047: Empowering the People” project Document of Empower India Foundation, (EIF), in day-long National Conclave here at the Gulmohar Hall of the India Habitat Centre. …

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Social Media and the Muslims

By M Ghazali Khan A friend has shared a photograph on his Facebook showing two images of a small section of the 12th verse of Surah An-Nisa (4:12) in one of which, perhaps because of a typo, مِمَّا تَرَكْنَ has been misspelled as مِمَّا تَرَكْتم. The caption beneath the photograph …