India

Modi’s words on Telangana trigger widespread anger in Indian state

Hyderabad, February 09 (KMS): Widespread anger gripped Telangana over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on the conception of the State. The Prime Minister had said in Parliament that ‘BJP was not against the formation of Telangana but the way it happened was objectionable.’ This has led to the ruling …

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New JNU V-C under fire for intemperate remarks on Twitter against students, Muslims, farmers

New Delhi, February 09 (KMS): The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, has come under fire for her posts on Twitter giving a call for genocide of Muslims, abusing Islam, protesting farmers, Shaheen Bagh protesters and the JNU itself. Pandit, who hastened to delete her …

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Court adjourns Hijab row hearing, BJP Govt declares 3-day holiday for schools, colleges

Bengaluru, February 09 (KMS): Amid tension and violence at educational institutions and other places, the High Court in Indian state of Karnataka adjourned till Wednesday afternoon, the hearing of petitions questioning the denial of permission to wear hijab to classrooms by Udupi Pre-University College students and others. The single bench …

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Hijab Row: Teacher attacked with rods, Muslim student beaten up in Karnataka

Bengaluru, February 09 (KMS): Shocking details have emerged from the widespread incidents of violence from across Indian state of Karnataka in the backdrop of hijab row. The miscreants attacked a teacher with iron rods causing severe head injuries to him in Bagalkot district. BJP MLA (member of Legislative Assembly) Haratalu …

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India riled after big brands back Kashmir on social media

New Delhi, February 09 (KMS): Pro-Kashmir social media posts by KFC, Hyundai, and other global brands on the Kashmir Solidarity Day have sparked uproar in India. This year, several Pakistan-based social media properties connected to some of the world’s biggest corporate names used the occasion to proclaim their messages of …

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Hijab row: Malala urges Indian leaders to stop ‘marginalisation of Muslim women’

London, February 09 (KMS): Nobel laureate and education rights activist, Malala Yousafzai, while speaking about the ongoing hijab row in India, stated that the “objectification of women — for wearing less or more — persists.” Malala, took to her Twitter and talked about the hijab controversy raging in India’s state …

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Hindutva cowardice exposed in India as RSS goons heckle at hijab-clad girl

Islamabad, February 08 (KMS): The cowardice of Hindutvavadis exposed in Narendra Modi’s India as a lone Hijab-wearing girl student was heckled by RSS goons in saffron shawls at a Karnataka college who daringly shouted Allah-o-Akbar. “Since I started studying (here), I’ve always worn the burqa and hijab. When I entered …

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Kashmir Solidarity Day post: Hyundai faces backlash in India

Islamabad, February 08 (KMS): South Korean automobile manufacturer, Hyundai is facing a severe backlash in India after its partner in Pakistan commemorated on Facebook the Kashmir Solidarity Day, to express unity with the oppressed people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The post was made by Pakistan’s Nishat Group, …

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As Modi and his associates look away, hate speech in India reaching dangerous levels: NYT report

New York, February 08 (KMS): An alarming report in The New York Times said on Tuesday that calls across India for anti-Muslim violence – even genocide – are moving from the fringes to the mainstream, while Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his top leaders keep silent. The hate …

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Opposition raises ban on hijab in Karnataka in Indian Parliament

New Delhi, February 08 (KMS): The Opposition in India has raised the issue of ban on headscarf (hijab) in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha, lower house of Indian parliament, with many MPs opting to move adjournment motions. The Congress, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and some other members raised the …

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