Jama Masjid was Jamuna Devi temple, Tajmahal is Tejo Mahalya, claims BJP leader

Jama Masjid was Jamuna Devi temple, Tajmahal is Tejo Mahalya, claims BJP leader

BJP on Thursday claimed that Delhi’s Jama Masjid was originally Jamuna Devi temple. Speaking to ANI, BJP leader Vinay Katiyar said, “There were about 6,000 places that were broken down by the Mughal emperors. Delhi’s Jama Masjid was originally Jamuna Devi temple, similarly Taj Mahal was Tejo Mahalaya.” “Our religious places were targeted by Muslims […]

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

KABUL/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority countries in Asia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies Leaders in Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan have joined a global chorus of condemnation of President Donald Trump’s decision. Hundreds of protesters gathered in […]

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food. By Sarah Gibbens When photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from conservation group Sea Legacy arrived in the Baffin Islands in late summer, they came across a heartbreaking sight: a starving polar bear on its deathbed. Nicklen is no stranger to bears. From the time he was a child growing […]

Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

Why is everyone scared of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill?

The Centre’s proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill (FRDI) has launched a big scare among people as it purportedly allows failing banks to use depositors money to cut losses. An online petition by one Shilpa Shree at Change.org, titled ‘Do not use innocent depositors’ money to bail in mismanaged banks #NoBailIn’, has been signed […]

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report

The study found that journalists, land rights activists and advocates for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities faced the highest risk in the country. Human rights activists around the world continue to be vulnerable to attacks, harassment and intimidation, but India is among the deadliest countries for defenders of rights related to land and […]

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

The first Parliament attack took place in 1966 – and was carried out by gau rakshaks

Everyone knows about the 2001 Parliament attack, where nine Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed militants stormed New Delhi’s British-built Sansad Bhawan only to be challenged and killed by the Delhi Police as well as Parliament Security Services personnel. What is less known is that this was actually the second attempted attack on the Indian Parliament. In 1966, […]