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800 Muslim Families Return Dowry

800 Muslim Families Return Dowry

Patna: More than 800 Muslim families from the East Indian state of Jharkhand have returned dowry to brides’ families following a massive campaign against the practice, which was launched by social activist Haji Mumtaz Ali. This is perhaps for the first time in India that families of grooms have returned dowry years after they received […]

‘Not afraid of ABVP’: Students continue protests with strong message on their Facebook display pictures

‘Not afraid of ABVP’: Students continue protests with strong message on their Facebook display pictures

  Delhi University’s Ramjas college became nothing less than a battle ground a few days ago, when the ABVP started a violent protest against students who invited Umar Khalid, a Ph.D student leader from Jawahar Lal Nehru university for a seminar. While the incident brought to light the unlawful restrictions on freedom of expression and […]

Alauddin Khilji- the Saviour of Hinduism?

Alauddin Khilji- the Saviour of Hinduism?

If Alauddin Khilji had failed to stop the Mongol Invasion of India, the Mongols would have engaged in a large scale slaughter of the Hindus I really like Indian Leftist historians, some of them are my role models like Irfan Habib (not the bearded one, but the clean shaven one, although the bearded one is […]

6,000 Indian millionaires shifted overseas in 2016: Report

6,000 Indian millionaires shifted overseas in 2016: Report

India is among the top five countries globally which saw the maximum number of millionaire outflows with as many as 6,000 ultra-rich people shifting overseas in 2016, 50% more than the previous year. According to a report by New World Wealth, around 6,000 uber-rich Indians have changed their domicile in 2016, while in 2015 as […]

What Aurangzeb did to preserve Hindu temples (and protect non-Muslim religious leaders)

What Aurangzeb did to preserve Hindu temples (and protect non-Muslim religious leaders)

Hindu and Jain temples dotted the landscape of Aurangzeb’s kingdom. These religious institutions were entitled to Mughal state protection, and Aurangzeb generally endeavoured to ensure their well-being. By the same token, from a Mughal perspective, that goodwill could be revoked when specific temples or their associates acted against imperial interests. Accordingly, Emperor Aurangzeb authorised targeted […]