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Muslim youth thrashed, then arrested under UP's anti-conversion law

26 Dec 2020

Muslim youth thrashed, then arrested under UP's anti-conversion law

Before he was booked under Uttar Pradesh's controversial anti-conversion law earlier this month, a Muslim youth was beaten by locals in Bijnor, the police confirmed.

Wajid Khan's wife opens up on being forced to convert

30 Nov 2020

Wajid Khan's wife opens up on being forced to convert

Amid the ongoing debate around the Anti-Conversion law, wife of late musician Wajid Khan has come forward to share her experience of being married outside her religion.

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

18 Nov 2020

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism as an anti-Muslim figure.

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

27 Oct 2020

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

A Muslim man named Taufeeq allegedly murdered a woman named Nikita Tomar, 21, in broad daylight on Monday, because she "rejected his advances."

Eros Now posts vulgar memes about Navratri, apologizes after outrage

22 Oct 2020

Eros Now posts vulgar memes about Navratri, apologizes after outrage

Streaming platform Eros Now received criticism on Thursday after vulgar memes, linked to the Hindu festival of Navratri, were shared on its official Twitter handle, sparking calls for a boycott.

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

23 Jul 2020

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

With Bollywood being scrutinized, now more than ever after the tragic demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, alleged links between celebrities and ISI, the notorious spy agency of Pakistan, have become the talking point.

Hindu family cremates Muslim-woman, AIIMS punishes staff for swapping bodies

09 Jul 2020

Hindu family cremates Muslim-woman, AIIMS punishes staff for swapping bodies

The country's premier medical institute, AIIMS, has been receiving criticism for mixing up two bodies — sending the body of a Muslim woman to a Hindu family and vice versa.

Police complaint filed against Payal Rohatgi (again!) over controversial tweet

09 Jun 2020

Police complaint filed against Payal Rohatgi (again!) over controversial tweet

A police complaint has been filed against actor and model Payal Rohatgi for promoting enmity on the grounds of religion and disturbing communal harmony.

Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

02 May 2020

Sedition charge against Delhi Minorities panel chief over 'provocative' post

Delhi Minorities Commission Chairperson Zafarul Islam Khan has been booked under sedition charges over a controversial social media post. Khan has been accused of promoting enmity between religious groups.

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

12 Mar 2020

Rajinikanth says he never wanted to be Tamil Nadu's CM

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday announced that he never wanted to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu but wants to bring change in the political discourse.

Rajasthan: Youth beaten, iron rod inserted in private parts

22 Feb 2020

Rajasthan: Youth beaten, iron rod inserted in private parts

In what gives another proof that law and order have been taken for a ride in Congress-governed Rajasthan, a youth was beaten and sodomized with an iron rod on allegations of theft.

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

03 Feb 2020

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."

Ravi Shankar Prasad connects Shaheen Bagh protest with Rahul, Kejriwal

27 Jan 2020

Ravi Shankar Prasad connects Shaheen Bagh protest with Rahul, Kejriwal

BJP doesn't approve of what is happening in Shaheen Bagh and has claimed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Congress President Rahul Gandhi have a link with it.

'Chhapaak' controversy: All that happened since Deepika Padukone's JNU visit

14 Jan 2020

'Chhapaak' controversy: All that happened since Deepika Padukone's JNU visit

The Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak may have been making headlines the past few days, but that's clearly not translating into money due to a PR nightmare.

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

29 Dec 2019

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.

Supreme Court dismisses all review pleas regarding Ayodhya judgment

12 Dec 2019

Supreme Court dismisses all review pleas regarding Ayodhya judgment

After it ended decades-old Ayodhya case, the Supreme Court received a flurry of petitions seeking a review of the judgment.

Muslim parties' lawyer not 'unwell'; 'maliciously' sacked from Ayodhya case

03 Dec 2019

Muslim parties' lawyer not 'unwell'; 'maliciously' sacked from Ayodhya case

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for Muslim parties in the Ayodhya title dispute case, on Tuesday said that he has been sacked for "nonsensical" reasons.

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

20 Nov 2019

BHU students protesting for two weeks over Muslim Sanskrit Professor

For almost two weeks, students at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have been protesting against the appointment of a Muslim teacher in the Sanskrit literature department, under the Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnan (SVDV).

Top Muslim leader explains why they didn't seek Ayodhya-verdict's review

14 Nov 2019

Top Muslim leader explains why they didn't seek Ayodhya-verdict's review

Last week, the Supreme Court put a full stop on the long-drawn Ayodhya dispute.

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

12 Aug 2019

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

In the ongoing tussle between riders and the food-delivery app Zomato, the company on Sunday said it can't factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. But, it said it would definitely address concerns of protesting riders.

UP: Aligarh BJP minority leader's husband thrashed over membership drive

11 Aug 2019

UP: Aligarh BJP minority leader's husband thrashed over membership drive

The husband of a local BJP minority wing leader named Farheen Mohsin in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh was allegedly thrashed by some people who were angered by her participation in a membership drive of the party.

Delhi: Man pronounces Triple Talaq over WhatsApp, arrested

10 Aug 2019

Delhi: Man pronounces Triple Talaq over WhatsApp, arrested

A Delhi man has been arrested for divorcing his wife by uttering "talaq" thrice, police said on Saturday.

Haryana CM Manohar Khattar's comments on Kashmiri girls spark controversy

10 Aug 2019

Haryana CM Manohar Khattar's comments on Kashmiri girls spark controversy

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar landed himself in a soup on Saturday after his remarks on Kashmiri girls grabbed headlines.

It's torture: Muslim party opposes daily hearings of Ayodhya case

09 Aug 2019

It's torture: Muslim party opposes daily hearings of Ayodhya case

The Muslim party in the Ram Janmbhoomi dispute on Friday opposed the five-day per week hearing of the sensitive case.

Food has no religion, Zomato CEO tells Islamophobic customer

31 Jul 2019

Food has no religion, Zomato CEO tells Islamophobic customer

In yet another incident of religious bigotry, a Twitter user complained to Zomato about a non-Hindu rider delivering his order.

Zaira Wasim's retirement: Pressure or choice?

01 Jul 2019

Zaira Wasim's retirement: Pressure or choice?

Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim announced her retirement from the field of acting on Sunday, citing religious reasons.

'Dangal' star quits acting: My relationship with religion was threatened

30 Jun 2019

'Dangal' star quits acting: My relationship with religion was threatened

On Sunday, National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim announced that she will no longer continue to work in the field of acting.

Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor

29 Jun 2019

Deoband clerics issue fatwa against MP Nusrat Jahan over sindoor

Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan Ruhi Jain, a newly-elected Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament (MP) who faced sharp criticism for her outfits in the Lok Sabha, seems to have offended Deoband clerics.

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

29 Jun 2019

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

Muslim men kidnap Hindu girl, lynch her father to death

28 Jun 2019

Muslim men kidnap Hindu girl, lynch her father to death

A minor daughter of a 55-year-old man was reportedly abducted in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. When he approached the police, no action was taken against suspects. Instead, the accused entered his house and beat him to death.

Jharkhand: Muslim man lynched, 11 people held, two cops suspended

25 Jun 2019

Jharkhand: Muslim man lynched, 11 people held, two cops suspended

A Muslim man identified as Shams Tabrez Ansari died on Saturday (June 22) in Jharkhand, days after a mob tied him to a pole and brutally thrashed him.

Mathura: Muslim mob lynched shopkeeper to death over 'lassi'

06 Jun 2019

Mathura: Muslim mob lynched shopkeeper to death over 'lassi'

In a stern message last year, the Supreme Court said India can't become the land of mob lynchings.

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

26 May 2019

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

After the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recently held 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district has named her newborn son 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'.

Muslim education group head receives 'death threats' for banning face-veils

04 May 2019

Muslim education group head receives 'death threats' for banning face-veils

The head of Muslim Education Society (MES), based in Kerala's Kozhikode, said he received "death threats" after banning face veils on its campuses.

Defeat fascist forces: West Bengal Imams send letters to Muslims

26 Apr 2019

Defeat fascist forces: West Bengal Imams send letters to Muslims

Clerics and Imams of West Bengal have sent letters to Muslims asking them to vote in large numbers to defeat fascist forces, multiple reports suggested.

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

25 Apr 2019

Wealthy Muslim family behind Sri Lanka attack that killed 359

Locals of Dematagoda, a quiet suburb in Sri Lankan capital Colombo, had no clue that a wealthy family in the neighborhood was planning something sinister behind closed doors.

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

23 Apr 2019

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terror outfit on Tuesday has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people.

#SriLankaBlasts: 11 more held, total number of arrests now 24

22 Apr 2019

#SriLankaBlasts: 11 more held, total number of arrests now 24

Sri Lankan authorities arrested 11 more people, all reportedly members of a Muslim radical group, today taking the total number of arrests to 24, as multiple blasts rocked the island nation on Easter Sunday that killed over 290.

#SabarimalaEffect: Muslim couple moves SC seeking women's entry into mosques

15 Apr 2019

#SabarimalaEffect: Muslim couple moves SC seeking women's entry into mosques

Seeking the Supreme Court's directive to allow women to enter mosques and offer prayers, a Muslim couple has moved the top court. The case has been listed for hearing on Tuesday.