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When I Covered My Genitals, They Said Don’t Be Shy

When I Covered My Genitals, They Said Don’t Be Shy

Arrested by Delhi police at the age of 18 and accused of masterminding 17 bomb blasts in and around the national capital — and acquitted in all cases —Mohammad Aamir Khan (35) tells his story in a book being published this month. He wants to become a librarian, he tells Pavithra S Rangan in a […]

Senior Assam cop suspended for anti-Muslim rant on Facebook

Senior Assam cop suspended for anti-Muslim rant on Facebook

A senior Assam police officer was suspended on Saturday for posting comments against Muslims on Facebook. The suspension comes in the midst of increasing politics over the Bangladeshi migrants’ issue as elections draw near in the state. Anjan Bora, the deputy superintendent of police of Karbi Anglong district, allegedly posted messages inciting hatred towards Muslims. […]

Blind school teacher writes Hindi translation of Qur’an in Braille

Blind school teacher writes Hindi translation of Qur’an in Braille

Jharkhand: A blind school teacher from India’s Jharkhand state surprised everyone by writing the Holy Qur’an in Braille language, Dunya News reported citing BBC Hindi news service. While pursuing her B.A, Nafees Tareen desired to read Holy Qur’an but none of the masters showed interest to educate her as she was blind. Later, a person […]

WHY IS THE MEDIA NOT REPORTING KANHAIYA’S SPEECH?

WHY IS THE MEDIA NOT REPORTING KANHAIYA’S SPEECH?

THE CITIZEN BUREAU Sunday, February 14,2016 NEW DELHI: The mainstream media–with just a few exceptions– is either taking sides, or pitching those opposing the charges of sedition slapped on Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar with positions taken by the Delhi Police and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. This, when the answers are […]

Kyunki mantriji kabhi student nahi thi – ‘Sedition’ and boots in JNU

Kyunki mantriji kabhi student nahi thi  – ‘Sedition’ and boots in JNU

New Delhi, Feb. 12: Khaki at the gates, crackdown inside. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the Stalingrad of Delhi, heard the daylight knock this morning. By noon, the raids began. Soon, JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was bundled into a police van – arrested on the charge of sedition. The clampdown capped days of disquiet […]

India’s ‘dark holes’ where millions of girls disappear

India’s ‘dark holes’ where millions of girls disappear

Kolkata, India  – A walk down the narrow, labyrinthine lanes of Kalighat reveals a new kind of graffiti splashed across its walls. Life-size silhouettes of young girls pop up at every turn of this bustling Kolkata neighbourhood, better known for its Kali temple and the city’s oldest red-light district. This is no ordinary graffiti. It is […]

Modi’s minister visits Muzaffarnagar jail,

Modi’s minister visits Muzaffarnagar jail,

A senior minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet at the centre recently visited Muzaffarnagar jail to meet a group of riots accused chargesheeted for serious crimes in the communal riots of 2013. Sanjeev Baliyan, who himself was issued bailable warrant for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and also that of wrongful […]

Qubool Hai: ‘Love Jihad’ drama ends in Nikah, victim warns RSS to stay away

Qubool Hai: ‘Love Jihad’ drama ends in Nikah, victim warns RSS to stay away

Meerut: Kaleem, a young Muslim philanthropist and Shalu Tyagi, a Hindu woman gained national headlines in August last year when their love affair turned into a case of “Love Jihad” by Hindutva groups became husband and wife on Friday night by saying ‘qubool hai’. According to news published in The Hindu, the lovers, whose relationship […]

Muslim group cleans flood-hit temples

Muslim group cleans flood-hit temples

Among the heart-warming stories to have emerged from the Chennai floods is a cleaning drive undertaken by a Muslim organisation. Around 50 members of Jammat E Islami Hind, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), have been quietly cleaning mosques as well as temples in the flood-hit areas of the city. In the last two days, they meticulously […]

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