India

Poor condition of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh highlighted

New Delhi, January 12 (KMS): In India the Centre for Development Policy and Practice (CDPP) has released a paper on ‘Development of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh – Policy implications,’ highlighting the poor condition of Muslims living in the most populous state of India. The paper is a 76-page report that …

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Congress leader questions Modi’s silence on Haridwar hate assembly

New Delhi, January 12 (KMS): As the outrage over Haridwar hate assembly in India refuses to die down, Margaret Alva, a senior Congress leader who has served as governor of the India states of Punjab and Uttrakhand, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing her concern over …

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Key minister and 4 MLAs quit BJP in UP, join Samajwadi Party

Lucknow/New Delhi, January 12 (KMS): In a massive hit to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Yogi Adityanath just before the election in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a minister and four MLAs quit, today, and joined the party’s main challenger, Akhilesh Yadav. Swami Prasad Maurya, a top minister in …

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UP deputy CM defends Haridwar genocide call

New Delhi, January 12 (KMS): Keshav Prasad Maurya, the  Deputy Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh vehemently justified the genocidal speeches made at Haridwar’s Dharam Sansad only to realize his folly during an interview. The next moment he abruptly stopped the interview and started forcing the interviewer …

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Shaheen Bagh activists urge global action to prevent feared genocide of Indian Muslims

Washington Dc, January 12 (KMS):  In an event held by the Indian American Muslim Council, a panel comprising of prominent activists, authors, and journalists discussed the continuing impact of India’s Shaheen Bagh protest, a peaceful sit-in protest which lasted from December 2019 to March 2020. Over the course of nearly …

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‘Indian defence minister’s infection indicates greater COVID-19 impact among troops’

Beijing, January 11 (KMS): The infection of a high-level official like Indian Defence Minister indicated that the new wave of COVID-19 epidemic has brought huge impact on its people as well as among the troops, says Chinese expert, Qian Feng. Qian Feng, Director of the Research Department at the National …

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BJP leader in UP stops interview over hate speeches questions

New Delhi, January 11 (KMS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, furious at the questions on hate speeches at the Haridwar Dharma Sansad, stopped an interview midway, snatched the reporter’s mask and forced the crew to delete footage, reported BBC. In …

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70 km long march against AFSPA, civilian killing by Indian Army in Nagaland

Kohima (Nagaland, India) January 11 (KMS): Hundreds of Nagas joined a two-day walkathon from Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur to state capital Kohima. The participants walked a distance of more than 70 km, demanding the repeal of black law, Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) and justice for the 14 civilians …

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IIOJK detainees at risk as 400 Indian MPs, 300 Delhi police & 29 Tihar prisoners test Covid positive

New Delhi, Jan 11 (KMS): India’s capital New Delhi is fast becoming breeding ground for Covid-19 posing a great threat to the lives of Kashmiri political inmates languishing in Tihar and other New Delhi’s jails as Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh among 400 parliamentarians and 300 Delhi Police personnel have …

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Assembly Elections: ‘Right opportunity to defeat hatred,’ says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, January 11 (KMS): As the schedule for the Assembly elections in five Indian states had been declared, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the upcoming assembly elections are a right time to defeat hatred. The elections to five states Assemblies — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gao, Punjab and …

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