India

Hindu nationalists try to vitiate peace in Ayodhya by desecrating Holy Quran, mosques

Ayodhya, April 29 (KMS):  In order to turn the peaceful atmosphere across Ayodhya in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a group of Hindu nationalists desecrated the Holy Quran and threw its pages along with posters containing anti-Muslim remarks and most disgustingly, pork, outside three mosques and a shrine in the …

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India tops in internet shutdowns for fourth consecutive year: report

New Delhi, April 29 (KMS): India was responsible for 106 incidents of shutdowns documented in 2021, making it the world’s biggest offender for the fourth consecutive year, claims the annual report by digital rights advocacy group Access Now. In the report, The return of digital authoritarianism: internet shutdowns in 2021, …

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Ajay Devgan’s comments on Hindi trigger protests by Kannada organisations

Bengaluru, April 29 (KMS): Kannada organisations staged a protest here against Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgan, for his comments on Hindi being the national language of India. Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Praveen Shetty faction staged a flash protest in Mysuru Bank circle in Bengaluru and raised slogans against the actor. Since no …

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Ace footballer Ozil speaks up for Indian Muslims

New Delhi, April 29 (KMS): Star footballer from Germany Mesut Ozil, has expressed concern over the situation of Muslims in India calling it “shameful” as he urged people to pray for their safety and wellbeing on the Islamic holy night of Lailat-al-Qadr. “Praying during the holy night of Lailat-al-Qadr for …

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Widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric dangerous and nefarious, warns Indian-American author

Mumbai, April 29 (KMS):  Expressing her concern over the prevalent “widespread anti-Muslim” rhetoric across India,  Indian American supermodel and author, Padma Lakshmi, has said people of all faiths should be able to live peacefully in “this ancient, vast land” and asserted that there is no threat to Hinduism in India …

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Muslim bodies appeal for calm ahead of Eid

New Delhi, April 29 (KMS): Muslim bodies have appealed for calm and peace ahead of Eid next week in the wake of the recent communal violence across India. An open letter signed by the President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and 14 other bodies, said: …

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‘Hate-in-India’ and Make-in-India can’t coexist: Rahul to Modi

New Delhi, April 28 (KMS): Indian National Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the exit of some global brands from India, and said “Hate-in-India” and Make-in-India cannot coexist. Rahul Gandhi also talked about unemployment in the country and urged Narendra Modi to focus on …

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BJP’s central, state govts continue to change names of Muslim-attributed areas to Hindu names

New Delhi, April 28 (KMS): In India, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s central and state governments continue to change the names of Muslim-attributed areas to Hindu names. The Delhi chapter of the ruling BJP in India has announced to rename the village of South Delhi, Muhammadpur as Madhopuram. The BJP Delhi …

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Modi engaged in polarisation to hide failures: KCR

Hyderabad, April 28 (KMS): Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), has said that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is resorting to polarisation to hide his failures and divert public attention from real issues. Rao also announced that he will come up with an alternative agenda for the country. Making …

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Karnataka’s move to inspect syllabus of Christian schools likely to stir controversy

Bengaluru, April 28 (KMS): The education department’s direction in the Indian state of Karnataka to Block Education Officers to inspect the syllabus of all Christian schools over making reading of Bible compulsory is likely to stir a controversy. Education Minister B.C. Nagesh had given the directions after the case of …

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