Politics behind Kathua rape/muder is disturbing

The tragic and gruesome rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu with a blatantly communal agenda (as suggested by the details that have come to light in the charge sheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir police), and the events following it, demonstrate a descent into the deepest levels of depravity.

After Akal Takht announces boycott of the RSS event, the Patna Sahib jathedar too skips event

More than 100 names have been removed from the blacklist of Sikhs and they can now travel to India, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Myanmar forces killed hundreds of Rohingyas systematically

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said

Muslim women over 45 years may soon allowed Haj pilgrimage without male kin

From next year, women aged over 45 could make the Haj pilgrimage without their 'mahram' or close male relatives if travelling in groups of four or more, Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday. 

Modi hails Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind volunteers for cleaning 22 temples and two mosques in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Muslim organisation Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind, saying its volunteers had recently cleaned 22 temples and two mosques affected by floods in Gujarat, setting a "fine" and "inspiring" example of unity.

DSGMC seeks UN resolution to help Sikhs wear religious symbols

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa today urged Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) to pass a resolution in  General Assembly of the body for giving exemption to Sikhs residing in different countries to  wear their religious symbols  as per the directive given by the Sikh Guru Sahiban.

Why Gandhi family destroyed symbols of Sikh faith? Majithia asks Rahul

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to explain if his family had deliberately attacked the Golden Temple in 1984 with the aim of destroying the symbol of the Sikh faith and taken advice and help from the United Kingdom government to make this conspiracy successful.

The Aditiya Nath Yogi and the wonder Taj Mahal

Yogi says Taj Mahal is not representative of Indian culture. Which culture then is Taj Mahal representative of? The same culture gave us the Urdu, poetry, literature...

Triple talaq practise common in areas where fundamentalist organisations are strong

Triple talaq has become the media’s favourite subject. On the one hand, it is projected as the most important issue faced by Muslim women, and on the other, we have bodies such as the Muslim Personal Law Board refusing to acknowledge its existence in the country. 

Anti-Sikh riots: SIT again closes probe into 51 of 60 cases

The union government said that a special investigation team (SIT) appointed by the home ministry has again closed probes into 51 of the 60 cases it had re-opened in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

He wore a skull-cap, was to be his fatal undoing

His dreams were unfamiliar to my agnostic world. He wanted to become a scholar and teacher of the Quran, and perhaps, one day, an imam. For this, from the age of six, he was sent to a madrasa, in neighbouring Nuh in Haryana. He was a sincere and bright student, who had memorised the Quran, all 80,000 words of the holy text.

Indians protest increasing lynching incidents

Thousands took to the streets of 10-odd cities across the country on Wednesday to protest a string of mob lynchings in recent years, which many say is proof of India’s fraying secular ethos.

VHP wants to do away with ministry and minority panel

Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded scrapping of the Ministry of Minorities as well as the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

Turbaned Amritdhari Palbinder Kaur Shergill appointed SC judge in Canada

Palbinder Kaur Shergill is the first turbaned (amritdhari) Sikh woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster.

Sikhs in USA launche awareness campaign about Sikhs and Sikh religion

As part of the National Sikh Campaign (NSC), Sikhs in Fresno, California have launched a drive `We Are Sikhs Fresno' to create awareness about their Sikh religion and Sikh community in USA. The campaign features local and multiplatform community events and outreach to the local community.

UP Govt. to dissolve Shia-Sunni waqf boards amidst allegations of corruption Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talak Allahabad HC tells UP Govt. to draw plan on slaughter houses in Ten days Muslims assaulted by self-appointed cow protectors, one dead UP meat sellers strike hits Delhi hard, prices soar CJI calls for negotiated deal to resolve Ayodhya Muslims representation in UP assembly reduced to 24 from 69 MLAs, Muslim population 19 % Sikh Federation UK demands inquiry into UK's role in 'Operation Blue Star' Muzaffarnagar riots: no conviction in gangrape cases, three years gone JOKES ON SADARJI: SC rules out blank ban on “Sardar jokes”, not to lay moral guidelines Threat of fatwas, from both Barelwi and Deobandi clergy, looms large scaring a sizeable section of the Muslim society in India Gujarat native’s Pakistani wife not permitted to enter in Bhuj A just code would be better than a uniform civil code CBI files report in 1984 Sikh massacre case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler SC to examine if Islamic laws governing marriage and inheritance violated the fundamental rights of women Indian Muslims have highest rate of illiteracy 43% Refugees from neighboring countries not permitted into restricted areas, businesses considered sensitive Minorities Commission Chief questions Bombay HC for intervening in religious matters Dadri lynching: Allahabad HC granted immunity to six members of Ikhlaq’s family, except brother Four Sikh minority colleges in Delhi to come up with own cut-off lists for admissions History created: London gets Sadiq Khan Pakistani Muslim its Mayor Eating and consumption of beef slaughtered outside Maharashtra permissible: Bombay High Court All nine Muslim accused in Malegaon bomb blast case discharged Review of ‘Santa Banta Private Limited’ film