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Muslims collect Rs 50k to bail out Hindu convicts

Mrigank Tiwari | TNN | Nov 26, 2015, 08.46 PM IST BAREILLY: As the controversy rages over “intolerance” in the country, here is a group of Muslim men who have quietly done for 15 Hindu men what even their own kin could not. The Muslim men pooled in money to be able to pay a…

The Christian Community in India 2015

by John Dayal It does not happen to “other people.” It happens to “us,” though this may not be apparent at first sight. This is the sort of saying that social-psychologists, cultural anthropologists and even environmental scientists have been stressing on a range of issues as diverse as the impact of climate change to that…

Dalit panel criticizes police clean chit to VK

Nov 03 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) Uttar Pradesh Police have concluded that no case is made out against Union minister V K Singh for his “dog“ remark uttered in the context of the burning of two infants in Faridabad while Delhi Police have washed their hands off the row by stating that…

In Kerala, a mosque where Hindu martyr was interred

Nov 03 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai) TP Nijeesh At a time when the country is witness ng cases of religious intolerance, a mosque here continues to be an epitome of communal harmony . Kunhelu, a Hindu martyr was buried at the Valiyangadi Juma Masjid here centuries ago. The mosque continues the tradition…

Kashmiri Pandit group stages protest

PTI Jammu, November 3, 2015 A group of displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Monday held a protest here, accusing the PDP-BJP coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir of ignoring the plight of the community. “Though the leaders of PDP and BJP had promised permanent rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandit migrant community in Kashmir Valley during elections but…

Even after acquittal, tribal activist hounded by police

Pavan Dahat RAIPUR, November 3, 2015 The Bastar police filed six cases of Maoist violence against him earlier this year and clapped him in jail. But courts in Sukma and Dantewada districts acquitted him, hardly eight months later. Ayata Mandavi, a popular tribal activist of Bade Gurbe village in Sukma district and a close aide…

‘Muslims unfairly being blamed for cow slaughter’

Nistula Hebbar NEW DELHI, November 2, 2015 K.N. Govindacharya, former BJP ideologue who now devotes his time to issues related to Ganga rejuvenation and cow protection, has decided to postpone, indefinitely, an agitation against cow slaughter that had been slated for November 7. Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Govindacharya, whose association with the BJP practically…

Patidars defer conversion plans as VHP offers support

VHP leaders promise to back Patidars’ reservation fight dna correspondent Surat: Patidars who were planning to convert their religion in Surat postponed their plans following a meeting with leaders of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Monday. VHP leaders assured of every possible help to Patidars, and promised to apply pressure on state government for reservation.…

Maulana held for radicalising youths

MUMBAI: The Nagpur unit of the anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Sunday night arrested a Maulana from Pusad in Yavatmal district for allegedly radicalising four youths, including the accused who stabbed a police constable over the ‘beef ban’, in September. Inspector general of police (ATS) Niket Kaushik has confirmed the arrest. Sources in the ATS said…

Madrasa headmaster killed for stealing cow in Manipur

Guwahati, Nov 3, 2015, DHNS: A headmaster of a government primary madrasa was killed for allegedly stealing cows from his neighbouring village in Manipur. The incident took place in Keirao Makting village of Imphal East district, an area dominated by Manipuri Muslims, locally known as Pangals. Sources said tension gripped Keirao Makting after the body…

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