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

17 Aug 2020

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).

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

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

17 Mar 2020

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.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

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.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

27 Feb 2020

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

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

16 Feb 2020

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

04 Feb 2020

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.

Karnataka: BJP MLA says Muslims keep weapons in mosques

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.

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

22 Jan 2020

SC doesn't stay CAA, gives Centre four weeks to reply

Today, the Supreme Court heard a whopping 144 petitions challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and refused to put a stay on the controversial law.

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

29 Dec 2019

BSP Chief Mayawati suspends party MLA for supporting CAA

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP boss, Mayawati, has suspended a party MLA from Madhya Pradesh after the latter allegedly supported the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

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.

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

14 Dec 2019

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.

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

11 Dec 2019

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.

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

10 Dec 2019

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

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

09 Nov 2019

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.

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

06 Oct 2019

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

At a time when festivities have taken over West Bengal, a Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata has sparked massive outrage on social media.

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

24 Sep 2019

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

The Ayodhya dispute pertains to just 2.77 acres of land but its implications are far-reaching. Both Muslims and Hindus want possession of the land, and the Supreme Court is hoping to solve the case by October.

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

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.

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

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

03 Sep 2019

#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.

Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

16 Aug 2019

Malaysia: Zakir Naik banned from addressing event over 'racist remarks'

The Malaysian police on Friday banned controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from addressing a religious event in the country's Perlis state over the racially sensitive remarks he made on August 8.

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

11 Aug 2019

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

The delivery executives of India's leading online food delivery platform, Zomato, in West Bengal's Howrah have alleged that the company is hurting their religious sentiments by "forcing" them to deliver beef and pork.

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.

#AyodhyaHearing: Nirmohi Akhada doesn't have 'evidence' of Ram Janmbhoomi possession

07 Aug 2019

#AyodhyaHearing: Nirmohi Akhada doesn't have 'evidence' of Ram Janmbhoomi possession

The Nirmohi Akhada, one of the three parties which is fighting for the disputed land in Ayodhya, told Supreme Court on Wednesday that evidence which showed it possessed the property got stolen years ago.

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

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.

Aligarh administration bans namaz and Hanuman Chalisa recitation on roads

26 Jul 2019

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.

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

25 Jul 2019

#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.

Court orders Hindu girl to distribute Quran over communal post

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

24 Jun 2019

Mayawati ends alliance with SP, slams Akhilesh's behavior after polls

The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be remembered for unprecedented allies, and the one which topped the list was the friendship between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP).

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

18 May 2019

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM and AAP President, Arvind Kejriwal, has claimed that the Muslim vote in the national capital completely "shifted" to Congress at the last minute during the Lok Sabha elections.

Supreme Court dismisses plea to send Indian Muslims to Pakistan

15 Mar 2019

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.

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

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.

2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Seven guilty men sentenced to life imprisonment

08 Feb 2019

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

30 Jan 2019

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

24 Jan 2019

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.

Child of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property: SC

23 Jan 2019

Child of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a child born out of a marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is legitimate and has rights on the father's property.

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

09 Jan 2019

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.