India

Gujarat Govt removing Muslim properties weeks after Ram Navami violence

Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India), April 27 (KMS): The government in the Indian state of Gujarat has started demolishing properties they allege are encroachments in Himmatnagar city, where anti-Muslim violence was carried out by Hindutva groups during a procession of Hindu festival, Ram Navami. The Gujarat BJP government’s decision to raze properties …

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Indian SC grills UP govt over proposed Roorkee Dharam Sansad

New Delhi, April 27 (KMS): The Supreme Court of India came down harshly on the state government of Uttarakhand over the proposed Dharam Sansad by Hindu nationalists in Roorkee city, today. A bench presided by Justice A.M Khanwilkar sought an affidavit from the Chief Secretary explaining what measures are taken …

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Now, a Madrasa in UP falls prey to bulldozer politics

Lucknow, April 27 (KMS): The bulldozer politics of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to wreak havoc on Muslims. The latest victim of the destructive politics is a madarsa at Jamia Ashrafiya in Azamgarh city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The administration in Mubarakpur area of Azamgarh, …

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Muslim girl students barred from taking class 12 exams in Karnataka

Yadgir, Karnataka, April 26 (KMS): Six Muslim students in hijab were not allowed entry to examination centre and returned home without taking their Class 12 exams in the Indian state of Karnataka’s Yadgir district. . The students who had come to write their economics exam, requested the authorities to allow …

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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s Jammu visit postponed

Jammu, April 25 (KMS): The visit of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to Jammu region of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on April 27 has been postponed. Kovind was coming to Jammu to address the fifth annual convocation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM). “The IIM Jammu was to …

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USCIRF’s decision to recommend India as a country of particular concern welcomed by Indian Americans

Washington, D.C., April 26 (KMS):  The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s constitutional values of pluralism and tolerance, today welcomed the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) designation of India as a Country of Particular Concern for the third consecutive year. Such …

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USCIRF recommends designating India over religious freedom violations

Washington D.C., April 26 (KMS):  A US watchdog has for the second year running recommended that the State Department should designate India as a “country of particular concern”, a category it uses for countries whose governments engage in “systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations” of religious freedoms. The US Commission on …

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Change Muslim names of 40 villages: Delhi BJP chief

New Delhi, April 25 (KMS): The BJP Delhi president Adesh Gupta, who is leading his party’s “bulldozer” campaign against the properties of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi Muslims, has announced his plan for changing Muslim names of 40 villages in the Indian Capital. Adesh Gupta in a press conference in New Delhi …

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After hijab, Bible in classrooms triggers row in Karnataka school

Bengaluru, April 25 (KMS): The Clarence High School in Karnataka’s Bengaluru in India has taken an undertaking from parents that they would not object to their wards carrying the holy book Bible to school premises. The new directive has drawn reactions from Hindutva groups that called it a violation of …

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Toddler among 5 of a family brutally murdered in UP, India

Prayagraj (UP), April 25 (KMS): Five members of a family were killed with sharp-edged weapons in the BJP-led Indian state of Uttar Pradesh triggering sharp criticism from the opposition with the Samajwadi Party attacking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that UP under him is “immersed in crime”. Tharwai police station …

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