Muslims: News

17 May 2024

Uttar Pradesh

UP-based Islamic seminary bans women's entry over photo shoots 

The Uttar Pradesh-based Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband, has imposed a ban on the entry of women on its campus.

24 Apr 2024

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta praises Modi's resolve on 'wealth to infiltrators' remark

Bollywood actor Lara Dutta recently voiced her admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's unwavering commitment to his convictions.

NCERT drops mentions of Babri, Gujarat riots from Class-12 textbook 

The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has made substantial revisions to the political science textbook for Class 12.

Tharoor's response to 'Muslim coined Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogan' 

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has joined the debate about the origins of the slogan Bharat Mata ki Jai, ignited by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Madhya Pradesh: ASI begins scientific survey of Bhojshala complex

The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday began a scientific examination at the Bhojshala/Kamal Maula Mosque complex in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh.

SC to hear pleas against Citizenship Amendment Rules today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a clutch of over 230 petitions seeking a temporary stay on the enforcement of the Citizenship Amendment Rules, 2024 until the court can determine their constitutionality.

06 Feb 2024

Uniform Civil Code

UCC Bill tabled in Uttarakhand Assembly

The draft bill on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was tabled during a specially-convened Uttarakhand Assembly session on Tuesday.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: 500-year timeline of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Monday, bringing closure to a 500-year-old dispute.

29 Nov 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Protests erupt in Kashmir colleges over derogatory post on Prophet

Protests erupted at various colleges in Kashmir on Wednesday over an alleged offensive social media post against Prophet Muhammad by a student of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

28 Nov 2023

Samajwadi Party

Temple 'purified' with Gangajal after Muslim MLA's visit in UP

Hindu outfits and local officials in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district on Monday reportedly sprinkled Gangajal (Ganga River's water) in a temple to "purify" it after Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Saiyada Khatoon's visit.

21 Nov 2023


'Kerala Story'? Influencer shares worrying post after marrying Muslim man

Athulya Ashokan alias Alia, an influencer from Kerala who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man named Risal Mansoor earlier this year, has posted a worrisome message on her Instagram Story.

30 Oct 2023


Russia: Pro-Palestine mob storms airport after reports of Israelis arriving

A large group of demonstrators on Sunday (local time) swarmed the Makhachkala airport in Russia's Dagestan, protesting a purported incoming flight from Israel.

21 Oct 2023

Kashmir Valley

J&K government pulls out all stops to curb pro-Palestinian protests

As the Israel-Hamas war continues to escalate, the Jammu and Kashmir government is taking stringent steps to thwart protests in the region.

02 Oct 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Don't need Miya votes for 10 years: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) doesn't need the votes of the Miya people, Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam, for the next 10 years until they abandon fundamentalism.

28 Aug 2023


France announces ban on wearing Islamic dress in schools

In a significant development, France has decided to ban students from wearing the "abaya," a loose-fitting full-length robe worn by Muslim women, in the country's state-run schools.

27 Aug 2023


Haryana: Security beefed up ahead of VHP rally on Monday 

Security has been tightened in Haryana's Nuh district and other surrounding areas ahead of a Shobha Yatra, a religious rally, scheduled to be carried out by right-wing Hindutva outfits on Monday, PTI reported.

13 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Action initiated against panchayats barring entry of Muslims

The Haryana government has started issuing show-cause notices to several gram panchayats and sarpanches (village heads) for barring entry of Muslims to their villages following the communal violence in Nuh, Haryana, The Indian Express reported.

06 Aug 2023


Gurugram residents approach authorities to prevent migrants workers' exodus

Residents in Haryana's Gurugram are approaching district authorities, urging them to ensure the safety of essential workers who are leaving the city or have stopped stepping out following threats of violence from Hindu right-wing groups, Hindustan Times reported.

31 Jul 2023


Onir calls out video of 'religious hatred'

Filmmaker Onir has been vocal when it comes to commenting on socio-political issues in the country. The director does not mince his words and is quite active on social media.

27 Jul 2023


Karnataka: Driver allegedly stops schoolgirls without burqa from boarding bus

A bus driver in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district reportedly refused to let schoolgirls board the vehicle because they were not wearing a burqa.

15 Jul 2023

Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi responds after Himanta blames 'Miya Muslims' for vegetable prices

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday bashed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for blaming Miya Muslim vendors for the soaring prices of vegetables.

28 Jun 2023


Kerala: 7 medicos demand hijab, full sleeves in operation theater

Seven students of Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College have written to their principal, seeking permission to wear long-sleeved scrub jackets and surgical hoods in the operation theater.

28 Jun 2023


Karnataka: Congress warns against cow vigilantism, VHP cites 'Hindus' feelings'

Issuing a "stern warning" against cow vigilantism, Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge has asked the police to keep a close eye on elements who may try to stir up communal tension on the occasion of Bakrid.

14 Jun 2023


Uttarakhand mahapanchayat: Why tension is brewing in Garhwal region 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear petitions seeking cancellation of the controversial "Uttarakhand mahapanchayat" scheduled for Thursday (June 15) in Purola, Uttarakhand's Garhwal region.

30 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: DJ in front of mosque triggers communal violence

Communal violence broke out in Paldhi village of Maharashtra's Jalgaon district on Tuesday night when a religious procession accompanied by speakers blaring music passed in front of a mosque.

25 Mar 2023


Karnataka ends 4% Muslim OBC reservation, hikes Lingayat, Vokkaliga quota

In an eye-rolling decision, the Karnataka government has reportedly ended the 4% OBC reservation quota for Muslims.

20 Mar 2023


Ramzan 2023: Dates, significance, and rules of fasting

Ramzan, or Ramadan, is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur all over the world.

16 Nov 2022


Karnataka: Pro-Hindu activists up in arms over students performing Azaan

In Karnataka's Udupi, pro-Hindu activists staged a protest against a private school authority after the education institution allegedly made its students perform the 'Azaan' (prayer).

05 Nov 2022


Tensions flare as 'lovers' found dead in UP's Saharanpur

Tensions flared up in a village in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh following the death of a Muslim youth and a 19-year-old woman, who were classmates, within a span of 10 hours this week.

05 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Why is BJP reaching out to Pasmanda Muslims? Who're they?

At the recently concluded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive conclave in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi made a special mention of Pasmanda Muslims and emphasized the need for their social empowerment.

03 Jan 2022


Bulli Bai: FIR registered against 'online auction' on Muslim women

The Delhi cyber police have registered an FIR against a dubious application that uploaded images of Muslim women "for auction."

23 Dec 2021


Haridwar Police awaits complaint after calls for Muslim genocide

Controversial remarks on Muslim genocide at a three-day summit in Haridwar, Uttarakhand have sparked communal tensions.

20 Nov 2021


Gurugram sees fresh protests over Friday namaz dispute

Gurugram on Friday witnessed fresh protests over the issue of offering namaz (prayers by Muslims) in the open.

13 Sep 2021


Political parties slam Adityanath for 'Abba Jaan' remark

Political parties have slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remark on "people who are called Abba Jaan" in an apparent attack against the Muslim community and the Samajwadi Party (SP).

03 Sep 2021


We've right to speak for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir: Taliban

Amid concerns in India that Afghan soil under the Taliban regime can be used for terrorist activities against it, the insurgent group has said it has the right to speak out in favor of Muslims anywhere, including in Kashmir, though it does not have a policy of conducting "armed operations" against any country.

31 Aug 2021


Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind opposes co-education; says non-Muslims should also refrain

Prominent Muslim body Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Monday advocated setting up of separate schools and colleges for girls and said non-Muslims should also refrain from giving co-education to their daughters to "keep them away from immorality and misbehavior."

23 Aug 2021


Hometown Muslims recall Hindutva icon Kalyan Singh with fondness

Kalyan Singh might have been a Hindutva icon, under whose watch the Babri Masjid was demolished, but some Muslims in and around his native village in the Aligarh district remember the veteran BJP leader for some of his other qualities.

16 Jun 2021


FIR against Twitter, journalists over posts about Muslim man's assault

The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed a First Information Report against Twitter, news website The Wire, and seven others in connection with their posts on assault of an elderly Muslim man there, reports say.

25 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.

17 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

18 Apr 2020


Ajaz Khan of 'Bigg Boss' fame arrested over communal remarks

The Mumbai Police on Saturday arrested actor Ajaz Khan for his objectionable comments on social media, according to reports.

CAA constitutional, doesn't violate fundamental rights: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) passed in the Parliament in December is constitutional and doesn't violate the fundamental rights of citizens, the BJP led Centre told the Supreme Court in a counter-affidavit filed in response to pleas challenging the law.

02 Mar 2020


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.

No decision on nationwide NRC yet, MHA clarifies in Parliament

The government hasn't taken any decision yet on implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation, the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified in the Parliament today.

22 Jan 2020


Karnataka: BJP MLA says Muslims keep weapons in mosques

An MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has sparked a fresh controversy by saying that Muslims store weapons inside mosques, and rarely pray there.

29 Dec 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

14 Dec 2019

West Bengal

After violent student-police clash, Jamia Millia Islamia postpones exams

A day after Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia students clashed with police forces during a protest over the Citizenship Act, the university postponed its semester examinations.

11 Dec 2019

Lok Sabha

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

After tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said Indian Muslims need not fear due to the proposed amendments.

10 Dec 2019


Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Facts, myths and everything in between

Take an orange ball, call it green.

Ayodhya: Sunni Waqf Board welcomes verdict, says won't challenge it

After the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the long-drawn Ayodhya land dispute case on Saturday, the Sunni Waqf Board has said that it would not challenge the ruling.

14 Sep 2019


At PoK-rally, Imran Khan says Kashmir events will 'provoke' Muslims

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed India, again, for revoking Article 370, withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and putting the border state under unprecedented security cover.

10 Sep 2019


Ex-MLA of Imran Khan's party seeks asylum in India

In what is nothing short of a major embarrassment for Pakistan, a former MLA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has sought asylum in India.

#AyodhyaDispute: Don't decide case on Hindus' belief, suggests Muslims' lawyer

The lawyer of Muslim parties in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute urged the Supreme Court on Monday to not give a verdict in the sensitive case based only on the beliefs of Hindus while "glossing over" facts.

30 Jul 2019


#TripleTalaqBill: Rajya Sabha passes Bill to ban instant 'Triple Talaq'

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, which is popularly referred to as the Triple Talaq Bill, on Tuesday.

26 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh administration bans namaz and Hanuman Chalisa recitation on roads

In Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, people will no longer be seen offering namaz or reciting Hanuman Chalisa on the streets, courtesy an order by the district administration.

25 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

#TripleTalaqBill: Lok Sabha passes Bill to ban instant 'Triple Talaq'

The Lok Sabha has passed the Triple Talaq Bill amid protests from the Opposition on Thursday. The Bill seeks to ban the practice of instant "Triple Talaq" among Muslims.

16 Jul 2019


Court orders Hindu girl to distribute Quran over communal post

On July 12, a student, identified as Richa Bharti, was arrested in Ranchi for posting content on Facebook, which allegedly had communal overtones.

15 Jul 2019


Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.

09 Jul 2019


Muslim mob, protesting Tabrez's lynching, vandalizes bus carrying engineering students

In an ironical turn of events, a Muslim mob, which was protesting the brutal lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, recently vandalized a bus carrying students, causing fear and panic.

15 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Supreme Court dismisses plea to send Indian Muslims to Pakistan

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea which prayed that Indian Muslims should be sent to Pakistan.

06 Mar 2019


This Muslim family maintains a 500-year-old Shiva temple

Just recently, a heart-warming story of unity between the Hindu and Muslim communities surfaced online.

08 Feb 2019

Samajwadi Party

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Seven guilty men sentenced to life imprisonment

On Friday, a local court sentenced all seven convicts in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case to life imprisonment.

Ayodhya: Previously, SC wanted 'excess' land to remain undisturbed

The Supreme Court has, in last 16 years, told twice that excess land surrounding the disputed property of Ayodhya, which the Centre wants to return to rightful owners, shouldn't be disturbed before the title dispute reaches a conclusion.

NY police arrests four for planning 'potentially-lethal' attack on Muslims

Police in New York state yesterday identified three young men arrested for allegedly planning a "potentially lethal" attack on a Muslim community regularly targeted by US extremist sites.

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

In an encouraging news, the Hindu community has turned out to be the most educated among 30 religious groups in the United States, according to 2014 Religious Landscape Study by Pew Research Center.