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I quit Gujarat judiciary because govt. wanted me to act against minority: Former judge
By IndiaTomorrow.net,  Ahmedabad, 04 Aug 2015: Amidst alleged threats to judge Ms Jyotsna Yagnik who had convicted Maya Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi and others for their involvement in the Gujarat 2002 riots, a former judge has now come forward and claimed that he and other judges were tried to be pressurized by the state government (then ruled by Narendra Modi as chief minister) to act against the minority community following the riots.   Himanshu Trivedi, now settled and practicing in New Zealand, was a district cadre judge in Ahmedabad City Civil and Sessions Court in 2002 when the riots took place in different parts of the state following the Godhra train carnage.   In a Facebook post three days ago, Trivedi, a former colleague of Justice Yagnik, wrote that the Gujarat government wanted the judges and judiciary to act against the minority community and he resigned because he was sworn to the Constitution of India.   While appreciating the work of rights activi...




Now a Dadri occurs in Jharkhand - Muslim youth tortured in police custody over beef photo, died at hospital
IndiaTomorrow.net, Ranchi, Oct 12: This Muslim youth had not slaughtered cow, nor did he consume or store beef. His ‘crime' was that he allegedly shared image of a slaughtered cow with a comment on Whatsapp. He was picked and brutally tortured by the police in Jamtara district of Jharkhand, alleges family of 22-year-old Minhaj Ansari.   The controversial Whatsapp image made rounds on 2nd Oct in Dighari village. Ansari was picked on 3rd October and lodged at the Narayanpura police station where he was allegedly tortured. When his condition deteriorated he was sent to Dhanbad Medical College & Hospital and from there he was shifted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi on 7th Oct. Ansari, who would run a mobile repair shop in Kolkata, died at RIMS on 9th Oct.   As per the FIR lodged at the Narayanpur police station by Ansari's mother on 6th Oct, he was brutally beaten by the officer in-charge of the police station and a resident of the ne...




Patriotism that propagates hate is not patriotism: Dia Mirza
Mumbai, Oct 9: At a time when celebrities across the board are readily commenting on the bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan, actress Dia Mirza says patriotism in its true spirit does not propagate hate."Patriotism that propagates hate is not patriotism. United we rise. Divided we fall. Politicians polarise to rule, not serve society," Dia tweeted on Sunday.Her post comes amidst the ongoing clamour over the cross-border tension between the neighbouring countries, which spilled into the entertainment world and sparked a debate on whether Pakistani artistes should be banned from working in the Mumbai film industry.Some Indian outfits have imposed a ban on Pakistanis from Indian showbiz world and a few Pakistani theatres have pulled down Indian movies from their screens.Celebrities across the board and borders have been commenting on the spillover, with some talking in support of the steps, some opposing it and some just keeping mum.Superstar Salman Khan and veteran ac...




Muslim youths burn flag of terror group ISIS in Delhi
IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, August 14: Around two hundred Muslim youths took out a bike rally here on Saturday protesting against the terrorist group ISIS.   Wearing skullcaps and holding Indian flag Tiranga in their hands, the youths took out the rally from Muslim-dominated Jafarabad locality. They gathered at India Gate near the Parliament House and burnt the flag of the terror group.   Muslim youths in Delhi burning the flag of ISIS on 13 Aug 2016. (Photo from facebook of Dr. Faheem Baig)  While strongly condemning the terror group, leader of the rally Dr. Faheem Baig urged the youths not to be misguided by it.




Hindu fundamentalism more threatening than Islamic terrorism: Ramachandra Guha
New Delhi, March 16: Describing BJP president Amit Shah and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan as the most "dangerous politicians in the country," historian and author Ramachandra Guha has cautioned that India needs to be vigilant against rising Hindu nationalism.Speaking at the opening session of five-day literary festival 'Spring Fever' late on Tuesday here, Guha said the country has witnessed rise in Hindu nationalism post Partition and during the Ram Janmabhoomi movement."The rising of Hindu nationalism in the country is not new. It happened immediately after Partition and during Ram Janmabhoomi movement, and both were orchestrated by the Rashtriya Swayamsevek Sangh (RSS). It has severely affected the secular, cultural and political fabric of the country, and I hope that the situation shouldn't escalate to that level," said Guha.Guha also noted that Hindu fundamentalism is more threatening than Islamic terrorism in India. "The reason is within India, Hindus a...




I just ate beef. Come and murder me: Shobhaa De
By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 01 Oct 2015: The brutal killing of an elderly Muslim in Dadri area near the National Capital for allegedly eating and storing beef, has sent angry waves across the country. Members of civil society have strongly condemned the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq whose son Danish was also seriously wounded in the Monday night attack by a Hindu mob.  Eminent writer and columnist Shobhaa De has just posted her angry tweet: "I just ate beef. Come and murder me." I just ate beef. Come and murder me.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) October 1, 2015  De is known for her fearless writings and comments.  A mob of over 100 people had dragged Akhlaq and Danish from their home allegedly after an announcement from a nearby temple that the family had eaten and stored beef. While 50-year Akhlaq succumbed to injuries his 23-year son Danish is struggling for life at a hospital in Greater Noida near Delhi.  It is interesting to note here tha...




Born as Hindu, but will die as Muslim, say Dalits after conversion in Delhi
By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 08 August 2015: More than 50 members of the Hindu Dalit community converted to Islam near Parliament House here on Saturday afternoon. They recited Kalimah and offered Namaz on the roadside at Jantar Mantar. They had made their intension public a week ago. They had been holding sit-in at Jantar Mantar for over two years seeking justice for the atrocities allegedly unleashed on them by members of Hindu Jat community in Bhagana village of Hisar district in Haryana.   "We have been facing untouchability, atrocity, boycott and gang-rape - at the root of all these problems is the Hinduwadi system. While living in this system, no friend from outside helps us saying it is our internal issue. We have thought that if we have to save our future, if not present, then we will have to go out of this system," said Satish Kajla wearing a white Muslim skullcap. He is one of the victims who converted to Islam today.   If you get justice tomorrow...




Muslims protest in Delhi against Israeli President's visit
Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,New Delhi, Nov 19: Hundreds of common Muslims and clerics, under the leadership of their top religious leaders, held a big protest demonstration near the Parliament House here on Friday against the ongoing India visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. While expressing deep concern on the growing India-Israel relations, they demanded establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestine state. Rivlin is in India on a weeklong tour (14-21 Nov).   Addressing the public gathering, national president of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri said, "It has been against our culture and tradition to welcome an oppressor. We express our disappoint over the absence of India from the voting conducted by UNESCO on the Al-Aqsa mosque issue and the Prime Minister comparing the surgical strikes of the Indian army on Pakistani side with the illegal Israeli strikes against Palestinians."   "The Indian Government ...




Will walk out of AIPMT but won't give up my Hijab: Fatima
By Mumtaz Alam, IndiaTomorrow.net,   New Delhi, 11 July 2015: She is barely 18 but seems highly conscious about her choice of attire. Coming from a practising and well-educated Muslim family, Fatima, who secured above 90% marks in both Class X and Class XII, wants to become a doctor, and for this she is going to appear at All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) on 25th July. But she feels so strongly about her dress that she feels offended by the dress code issued by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) for the coming AIPMT.   The dress code issued on 9th July asks students not to carry scarf and other items like electronic devices. Scarf is almost an integral part of Islamic Hijab in India and many other countries. But the dress code of CBSE doesn’t stop at scarf. It further asks students to “wear light clothes with half sleeves Shirt/T-Shirt/Kurta.” In another way, it prohibits both scarf and full sleeve kurta – these two generally make up t...




I am a great admirer of Prophet Muhammad: Ram Jethmalani
IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, Feb 19: Veteran legalist and former Union Law Minister Ram Jethmalani has thrown his weight behind the demand for minority status to Aligarh Muslim University. While supporting the demand, he appreciated the idea of education in Islam and confessed that he is a great admirer of Prophet of Islam for the same reason.  AMU was created by Muslims: Ram Jethmalani "I make no secret of the fact that I am a Hindu. I was born a Hindu. But I am a great admirer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, the founder of this great chain of institution - first school, then Anglo-Mohammadan College and which is now called Aligarh Muslim University," said Ram Jethmalani while speaking at an event on minority status of AMU on 16th Feb here in New Delhi.   "Aligarh Muslim University was created by Muslims according to the testimony of the Governor General for the purpose of education in Muslims," he added.     He also said that he has stud...




US lawmakers urge PM Modi to control RSS, check violence against religious minorities
IndiaTomorrow.net, Washington, Feb 28: As many as 34 members of US Congress - eight from the Senate and 26 from the House of Representatives - have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rise in violent attacks on religious minorities especially Christians, Muslims and Sikhs in the country. They urged him to fulfil his post-victory promise of 2014 about religious freedom and communal harmony. The US lawmakers also urged Modi "to take steps to control the activities of groups, such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)."   "We write as Members of the United States Congress to reiterate our strong support for the partnership that exists today between India and the United States. Our strong support of this partnership encourages us to relay our grave concerns about the increasing intolerance and violence members of India's religious minority communities experience," they said.   "We urge your government to take immediate steps to e...




UP: MIM divided far fewer non-BJP votes than SP-Congress alliance and BSP did
Mumtaz Alam, Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net, Lucknow, March 13: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi polled just 0.2% vote share (2.05 lakh votes) in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. The party contested 36 seats but its best performance was on just one seat – Sambhal – where its candidate finished at No. 2. Out of those 36 seats, BJP won on 22 seats. Did AIMIM candidates divide non-BJP votes and help BJP win? A deep analysis of results data debunks the allegation.   How division of non-BJP votes among SP-Congress alliance and BSP helped BJP  Out of the 36 seats that AIMIM contested, Samajwadi Party won on 13 seats, Independent on 1 seat and BJP on 22 seats.   On 16 out of the 22 seats won by BJP, the sharp division of votes happened between candidates of SP-Congress alliance and BSP. The votes polled by these parties were far far more than the votes polled by winning BJP candidate (See the table below). On ...




Why biryani in your fridge can be investigated, but EVMs can't be, asks Sisodia
IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, April 2: Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while addressing a public election meeting on Saturday, asked why biryani in one's fridge can checked to see if there is beef, mutton or chicken in it but EVMs can't be checked even when people are loudly alleging rigging and malpractice in them.   Addressing a large gathering in Okhla area of Delhi, Sisodia urged people not to take lightly the upcoming elections for Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD), rather as a fight for Idea of India.   "After Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand, the elections for MCD, though called local elections, but are indeed for ideas. This is election for which idea India wants to go with," he said.   "Whether it is beef, mutton or chicken in biryani stored in your fridge can be investigated but if I openly say there is scam in EVM it won't be investigated. Today attempts are being ...




Civil Services: Successful Muslim candidates and their IAS posting
By Mumtaz Alam, IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 21 August 2014: When results of Civil Services Examination are announced often in May every year, on an average 30 of variably 1000 successful candidates are from the Muslim community. Generally, India’s largest but most backward religious minority rejoice that it produced 30 or so ‘IAS’ officers that year. But few know about the services actually allotted to those ‘IAS’ officers on the basis of their ranks, caste and vacancies. To investigate the issue, IndiaTomorrow.net dived into the deep sea of government data and came up with some startling facts about allocation of services to Muslim civil servants in last five years.   From 2009 to 2013, around 140 Muslim candidates have cleared Civil Services Examination conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission, but 75% of them could not get posting of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).   IndiaTomorrow.net study reveals that in last fiv...




Will move court if media didn't apologize for linking my son with ISIS: Najeeb's family
Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,New Delhi, March 22: The family of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed on Wednesday lambasted a section of media including Times of India (TOI) for running a false story linking Najeeb with terror outfit ISIS. While the media mentioned unnamed police official as source of the story, the Delhi Police rubbished the story yesterday itself. Najeeb’s family today warned that if media didn’t apologize for the fake story maligning Najeeb, they would approach the court for action.   Addressing a press conference at the Press Club of India here today, Najeeb’s younger brother Mujeeb Ahmed said: “It has been six months now, but Delhi Police have not got any clue. If Delhi Police have given such information (Najeeb was searching for IS), it is because they did nothing despite a long time passed. They should suspend who has done this and if Delhi police have not done this, then they should take action against all those media includ...




Modi is not country, RSS not Parliament, Manusmriti not Constitution: Kejriwal
IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, April 15: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal made a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS in his speech on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti here on Thursday.   "Modi ji is not country, RSS is not Parliament and Manusmriti is not Constitution. From which Constitution are they trying to run this country today? Constitution of Baba Saheb Ambedkar or Manusrmriti? We will not tolerate it and the country will not tolerate it," said Aam Aadmi Party leader.   "Our country got freedom after years of struggle and fight and Baba Saheb gave this Constitution. We will sacrifice our life for protection of this Constitution. We won't allow anyone to do anything against this Constitution."   Kejriwal strongly criticized the BJP-led central government for dismantling elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand.   "Today they have ripped apart the Constitution. They dismantled government in ...




Top five states with least rape and murder incidents
By Waquar Hasan, New Delhi, 29 Aug 2015: While the rising crime rates in the country remain a cause of concern for the citizens and the government, not everything is so negative. The country does have a state like Sikkim, which witnessed the lowest number of murders, while Nagaland had the minimum cases of rape. Interestingly, it was the North East Indian states that had the lowest numbers of rape and murder cases in 2014.   Minimum murders According to the latest Crime in India report 2014, prepared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a constituent of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Sikkim recorded 12 murder cases – the least in the country. Goa comes to the second from bottom with 34 murders. Mizoram with 42 murders stands as the third state with minimum incidents of murder, while Nagaland (58) and Arunachal Pradesh (83) respectively take the fourth and fifth position.   Least number of rapes In the list of states with the least number of rape cases ...




Rajdeep Sardesai gets 'death threats' for saying 'Hindu terror' is a reality
By IndiaTomorrow.net, New Delhi, 02 Aug 2015: India's eminent TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has got threatening tweets over his Friday night tweet wherein he had said ‘Hindu terror' is a 'reality' which ‘can't be denied'. In the same tweet, he had also said, ‘Islamic terror' is a ‘global reality' which 'can't be denied'.   Around 10 PM on Friday (31st July), Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted on his twitter handle @sardesairajdeep: "My view: ‘Islamic terror' is a global reality, can't be denied; ‘Hindu terror' highly localised, can't be denied."   A few minutes after the tweet, Rajdeep got a threatening tweet from this twitter handle ‏@Jitu345: "@sardesairajdeep aapko ek din ek Hindu terrorist hi supurd-e-khak karega" (You will be buried by a Hindu terrorist one day).   And soon Rajdeep was rained with abusive and threating tweets. Here are some of them: -- @sardesairajdeep don't understand the significance of shoes her...




African Tablighi Jamaat team attacked in MP; Muslim leaders condemn it, appeal for peace
By IndiaTomorrow.net, Bhopal / New Delhi, 04 March 2015: At least three members of a Tablighi Jamaat team from South Africa were wounded by an armed attacker in Mandideep area in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The police took them to the local hospital where they are being treated. Meanwhile, Muslim organizations have condemned the attack and also appealed to people to maintain peace and communal harmony.   “We condemn the attack on the Tablighi Jamaat team from Africa in Mandideep in which three people were injured. The police had admitted them to National Hospital. I talked to Superintendent of Police of Raisen and he said a case has been registered under Article 307 against the attacker,” said Arif Masood, Congress leader and Member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board.   He appealed for peace. The incident took place on 01 March.   “I appeal to people of Bhopal that they should not be misguided by any and maintain peace and communal h...