India

Jail staff in Indian Punjab blamed for engraving ‘terrorist’ on prisoner’s back

New Delhi, November 05 (KMS): An under trial prisoner in Barnala district of Punjab has accused the superintendent of the jail in which he is lodged of engraving aatankwadi (terrorist) on his back and torturing him, prompting the Indian Punjab government to order a probe into the matter. Stating that …

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Dalit youth attacked at Karnataka temple

Bangalore, November 05 (KMS): Dalit organisations took out a rally in Bengaluru Rural district demanding arrest of those who attacked a Dalit youth for questioning the use of mobile inside the temple by the temple trust committee chief in the district’s Vijayapura town near Bengaluru. The incident had taken place …

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BJP spending public money on temples not ‘Kabristan’, says Yogi

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh, India), November 04 (KMS): In India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader, Yogi Adityanath, in his diatribe against local Muslims said that previous governments in Uttar Pradesh used to spend public money on land for ‘kabristan’ [Muslim graveyard] but his BJP government is using funds for …

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Sikh farmers of Lakhimpur Kheri reject compromise offer by Minister Ajay Mishra

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh, India), November 04 (KMS): Farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri city of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have turned down the olive branch extended to them by Indian Minister Ajay Mishra, an accused in the October 3 incident in which four farmers were mowed down by his vehicle. …

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Tripura Police slap UAPA on members of fact-finding team that probed anti-Muslim violence

Agartala (Tripura, India), November 04 (KMS): Two of the four members of a fact-finding team that investigated recent anti-Muslim violence in Tripura have been booked by Tripura Police under draconian law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The notice by West Agartala Police Station was served on Advocate Mukesh, a Delhi-based …

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Campaign for removal of Indian soldiers from Maldives gains momentum

#IndiaOutCampaignInMaldives Islamabad, November 03 (KMS): The opposition alliance in Maldives launched a campaign seeking removal of Indian military personnel from the country saying that the RSS-backed Indian government as part of its expansionist policies is interfering in internal affairs of Maldives. A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said …

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USCIRF expresses concern over violence against Muslims in India

Washington, November 03 (KMS): The Chairperson of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has expressed concern over recent violence against Muslims in the Indian state of Tripura. The Washington-based USCIRF has urged the Indian government to stop violence against religious communities. Reacting to a BBC report on the …

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Two naval officers named in CBI chargesheet for leaking information

New Delhi, November 03 (KMS): India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has filed its first chargesheet in the alleged leak of sensitive information on submarine retrofitting projects against six persons, including two serving naval officers, officials said. According to Kashmir Media Service, the serving naval officers were accused of leaking …

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Gurgaon Administration caves in to Hindutva pressure, cancels permission for Friday prayers at 8 spots

Gurgaon (Haryana, India), November 03 (KMS): The district administration in Gurgaon has yielded to Hindutva pressure as it announced that permission for Friday namaz (prayers) to Muslims has been cancelled at eight spots among the 37 designated spots. The statement put out by the administration said that the decision to …

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Embarrassment for BJP in Himachal; Lost all 4 seats to Congress

Shimla, November 03 (KMS): In a major embarrassment for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Congress won the Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll along with all three Assembly constituencies – Arki, Fatehpur and Jubbal-Kotkhai – in bypolls. Congress candidate Pratibha Singh won the Mandi …

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