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Masjid demolished in New Delhi, assured to be rebuilt

IMO News Service New Delhi. In a day long drama near the brisk railway station Hazrat Nizamuddin here, full with stone sloganeering, tear gas and fire, an old mosque was demolished by the government body, Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Sheila Dixit …

Equality makes societies stronger: A book review

The Spirit Level is a recently published book of the British epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, which unfolds how equality plays a critical role in the promotion of human development. Here is a review of this valuable rendering. (IMO) By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF John Steinbeck observed that “a sad …

Law panel wants legal process for conversion

By Satya Prakash The Law Commission has recommended a voluntary legal procedure for a person intending to change his/her religion so as to avoid controversies regarding the religious status, particularly in cases involving inter-religious marriages. In its first report, the 19th Law Commission headed by Justice PV Reddi suggested that …

Era of coalition politics in the context of Jammu and Kashmir-III

By Bashir Assad Jammu: After politicians, the intellectuals on Sunday (January 9, 2011) discussed coalition politics with IndianMuslimObserver.com and the explanation offered by them was, as usual more ideal than what we have been witnessing in terms of its impact on ground. However, the politicians, intellectuals and the laymen in …

Israeli teachers urge boycott of settlement

By Mohammed Mar’i 09 January. RAMALLAH: Over 150 Israeli academics have signed a petition calling for an academic boycott of Ariel University Center, which is located in a West Bank settlement, Israeli media sources said on Sunday. The signatories said that Ariel was an illegal settlement whose existence contravenes international …

Muslims demand release of Christian priest

By Zafarullah / Ajit Paul Ranchi: Muslim organisations and students of St. Xavier’s College here demanded immediate release of Father Ephraim Baa a Jesuit priest who has been arrested for removing the face scarf of a Muslim girl student. Father Ephraim Baa is also in charge of the Intermediate Section …

Egypt”s Grand Mufti on visit to India

By Rania Cairo, Jan 8 (PTI) The Egyptian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa is making his first ever visit to India to take part in an international Islamic conference in Kerala and meet top Indian leaders, including vice president Hamid Ansari. Gomaa, the current Mufti and one of the world”s …

Free Our Schools

By Iftikhar Ahmad Almost all children now believe they go to school to pass exams. The idea that they may be there for an education is irrelevant. State schools have become exam factories, interested only in A to C Grades. They do not educate children. Exam results do not reflect …

The great divide: Muslims split on Telangana state

Hyderabad, January 10: It is not just the rest of the country which is divided on the issue of a separate Telangana state. The Justice B N Srikrishna Committee found that while the Muslims in Hyderabad, represented by the powerful All India Majlis e Ittahadel Muslimeen (AIMIM), favoured a united …