Articles tagged under: Muslims

Aga Khan to visit Gujarat

February 21, 2018
Aga Khan to visit Gujarat

Ahmedabad: His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is on 10-day official visit at the invitation of the Government of India. This visit is part of a series of visits that coincide with the commemoration of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th anniversary of his leadership as Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan’s Jubilees have traditional...Read More

Locals hold rally against proposed Madresa in Bhadbhut

February 09, 2018
Locals hold rally against proposed Madresa in Bhadbhut

Bhruch: Cadres of Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) and villagers from 45 villages of Bharuch taluka marched in rally against proposed Madresa by Nusratual Muslimin Trust here. Those in rally met the district collector and presented him a memorandum to stop Bhadbhut converting into Mustufabad. The locals complained that a new madresa was mobilising Muslims from all over the country to take Madresa education here. The village located on the bank of river Narmada i...Read More

Govt withdraws Haj Subsidy, money to be used for educating girls

January 16, 2018
Govt withdraws Haj Subsidy, money to be used for educating girls

New Delhi: Thousands of Muslims who go on Haj pilgrimage each year will no longer get subsidised or cheaper air tickets, the government of India said today adding that this move will empower Muslims with dignity. Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, ""Muslims didn't benefit from Haj subsidy. Development with dignity is what we believe in. The subsidy will be used for educating girls. We believe in empowerment without appeasement." He said despite Haj subsidy being withdrawn, a record 1...Read More

Minority outfit to start signature campaign in Muslim majority areas of Gujarat

January 13, 2018
Minority outfit to start signature campaign in Muslim majority areas of Gujarat

Bhuj: Minority Coordination Committee Gujarat and Laghumati Adhikar Abhiyan Gujarat Kutch unit are jointly running a campaign for last two years for pressing their demand of setting up Minority Commission in the State with constitutional powers. Another demand is higher secondary schools in minority areas, ministry of minority welfare and status equal to Gujarat board to Madresas. According to coordinator Muhammad Lakha and Salim Sama, the minority community will make 8 demands. A signature cam...Read More

Accused of Matar Love Jehad case nabbed in Ahmedabad with minor girl

January 06, 2018
Accused of Matar Love Jehad case nabbed in Ahmedabad with minor girl

Ahmedabad: The LCB of Kheda police has nabbed the accused of an alleged Love Jehad case of Matar town of the central Gujarat district. Police said that Naushad Saiyad who had eloped with a minor 17-year old girl of Vanzara community was nabbed from Shahalam area in old Ahmedabad city this evening. The girl with whom he had first ran away to Ajmer was with him here. She has been sent for medical test. Matar was tense after the incident and had seen a bandh...Read More

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill

December 28, 2017
Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill

New Delhi:The Lok Sabha today passed the contentious bill making instant triple illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband, a development hailed by the government as "historic". The bill was passed after the House rejected a string of amendments moved by various opposition members. MPs from the RJD, AIMIM, BJD, AIADMK and All India Muslim League opposed the bill, calling it arbitrary in nature and a faulty proposal. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill wo...Read More

Sabir Kabliwala withdraws as independent candidate on Jamalpur – Khadia seat

December 01, 2017
Sabir Kabliwala withdraws as independent candidate on Jamalpur – Khadia seat

Ahmedabad: It's bad news for BJP candidate Bhushan Bhatt who is sitting MLA and contesting from Khadia - Jamalpur assembly seat. Independent candidate and former Congress MLA Sabir Kabliwala has withdrawn his candidature. Bhatt was eyeing to win the seat through division of Muslim votes between Kabliwala and Congress candidate Imran Khedwala. Khadia - Jamalpur seat has over 60% Muslim population. Kabliwala had contested as independent in 2012 general elections too. Bhatt won that election ...Read More

Hindus march in rally seeking curb on goons from Sidi Badshah community

October 31, 2017
Hindus march in rally seeking curb on goons from Sidi Badshah community

Junagadh: Local Hindus in Gundrana Gir and Madhupur Gir areas of Talala belt gathered in large number and submitted a memorandum to police and Mamaltdar seeking curb on goons in Sidi Badshah Muslim community. The Hindus narrated various crime incidents in which Sidi Badshah community goons were involved. The gathering and rally was organized by Samast Hindu Samaj of Talala Taluka. Police has arrested 20 Sidi Badshah males and 9 women from Madhupur Gir and Jambur villages for torching a JC...Read More

7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused in Tamil Nadu

October 13, 2017
7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore:A court here today sent Subair, a key accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar, to seven days police custody. Subair, who was arrested by the CB-CID on Wednesday from the Mullapadi Railway Gate near Pollachiand, is lodged in the Central Jail. Sasikumar (36), district spokesperson of the Munnani, was murdered with sickles by a gang on two wheelers when he was returning home in Subramaniampalayam, on the outskirts, on September 22 last year, triggering a comm...Read More

10 injured in clash between two groups of Muslim community in Central Gujarat

October 03, 2017
10 injured in clash between two groups of Muslim community in Central Gujarat

Kheda: At least 10 people today injured in a clash between two groups of Muslim community in Padal village in Sevaliya area of Kheda district in central Gujarat. Irate mob also torched a Pan shop and a house in the village. police said that two groups belonging to Shaikh and Qureshi communities had some tension during Tazaiya procession two days back. They had an altercation over the same issue today which turned in to a violent clash. The injured have been hospitalized...Read More

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