Kerala Mother awaits return of daughter who went to fight Jihad in Afghanistan

Bindu, the mother of Nimisha, who converted to Islam and went to fight the holy war in Afghanistan three years ago, is eagerly awaiting the return of her daughter. The case, which created an uproar in Kerala, involves the secret conversion of Nimisha — born in a prominent Nair family in Thiruvanthapuram — to Islam […]

Triple Talaq Bill: Opposition feels cheated by BJP

Opposition party leaders today claimed that they were cheated by the BJP government, which, they said, broke a promise not to present Triple Talaq bill and UAPA bill in the Rajya Sabha before they were examined by select committee of MPs. Speaking to the media, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who heads the Congress Party’s Rajya Sabha […]

Muslims protest No Hijab policy at Church-run college in Mangalore

St Agnes College, one of the top destinations for higher education for women in Mangalore, has invited protests by some Muslims for continuing with its ‘no hijab’ policy inside classrooms. The college, run by Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation, said students have to conform to the college’s dress code that has been in existence […]

Airtel issues letter on Muslim employee controversy

Bharti Airtel has issued a letter on social media explaining its side of the controversy that broke out after an employee with an Arabic name was rejected by a customer on the basis of his possible affiliation to Islam, and the request was subsequently handled by someone with a Sikh name. Explaining the incident, the […]

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgradeĀ 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is more than 70% of the total proposals submitted by all states under the […]

Radio Jockey steps down after supporting Muslim girls for dancing

Radio Jockey Sooraj of 98.6 FM, a Malayalam Radio station in Qatar, has announced that he is stepping down from his role at the station following a social media outcry over his comments supporting three Muslim girls who danced publicly at an AIDS awareness function in Kerala. Following the usual style of his Facebook videos, […]

Kerala Love Jihad: Ashokan says he’s not anti-Muslim

Ashokan Mani, who has accused the Popular Front of India of trying to kidnap his daughter into Syria, today said he had no problems with his daughter converting to Islam or marrying a Muslim. Ashokan, who has been asked by the Supreme Court to produce the girl Fadiya by Nov 27, said his problem was […]

Love Jihad Case: Supreme Court wants Fadiya to speak

The Supreme Court today asked the government to produce Fadiya, previously known as Akhila Ashokan, before Nov 27 in the controversial ‘Love Jihad’ case from Kerala. In the petition filed by Fadiya’s ex-husband Shafeen Jahan, the court came to the conclusion that it would need to speak to the girl after conflicting allegations were leveled […]

UP Madrasas to teach NCERT Science, Maths textbooks

Madrasas in Uttar Pradesh state of India will soon start teaching from science and maths textbooks printed by the NCERT, deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said today. “Madrasas will teach using NCERT text books. The board has started preparations,” Sharma said today. Science and maths have been made mandatory from high-school level in all schools. […]

KERALA LOVE JIHAD: Supreme Court asks why Fadiya can’t make her own decisions

The Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ case saw a twist today with the Supreme Court making pointed observations while hearing the appeal against a decision by the Kerala High Court to annul the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam. The court observed that it will examine the question of whether the High Court overstepped […]

CPIM activists attacked for arranging Hindu-Muslim marriage in Kerala

Tensions are on the rise between the ruling CPI-M and the Social Democratic Party of India in Ambalapuzha in Kerala after Left activists were attacked, allegedly for arranging the wedding of a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl. The SDPI is second only to the Indian Union Muslim League in terms of its vote-share and […]

Islamic missionaries arrested for ‘creating tension’ between groups

A group of 39 Islamic missionaries have been arrested for door-to-door distribution of religious pamphlets that said, among other things, that people who worship multiple Gods will burn in hell. The volunteers of ‘Mujahid Wisdom Global Islamic Mission’, who were distributing the material in villages near Kochi, were arrested on complaints by local RSS activists. […]

Ex-Police Chief warns of imbalance in Muslim population growth

TP Senkumar, who stepped down as the head of Kerala’s police force a week ago, has stirred a hornet’s nest in the southern states by expressing alarm over the relatively higher fertility rate of Kerala’s Muslim community compared to others. Quoting government of Kerala’s statistics, Senkumar pointed out that 41.5% of the children born in […]