Minorities
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

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced dissolving the Shia and Sunni waqf boards in the state in the wake of corruption charges against them.


Modi urges Muslims not to politicise triple talak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today used the occasion of the birth anniversary of a social reformer to urge Muslims to " not politicise the issue of triple talaq " and to "protect women from the effects" of the practice of oral divorce.

Allahabad HC tells UP Govt. to draw plan on slaughter houses in Ten days

Choice of food and trade in foodstuff were part of right to life, the Allahabad high court has said, giving the UP government 10 days to draw up a plan so that its crackdown on illegal abattoirs and meat shops didn’t deprive people of their livelihood or food.

Muslims assaulted by self-appointed cow protectors, one dead

A Muslim man who was assaulted by vigilantes over suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan died at a hospital in Alwar, police said on Tuesday. The incident came amid several steps taken by BJP-ruled states to protect cows, considered sacred by many Hindus. BJP and other right-wing Hindu leaders have also been quoted making provocative statements over the issue.

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 Minorities see the Modi government as biased MIM’s ambition is to gather Indian Muslims on one platform ATTACK ON CHURCHES: VHP questions Chritians how about having a Hanuman temple in the Vatican City? Amnesty International criticizes Modi govt. for rise in communal violence in India