India

Jailed since March, 3 Muslims named as accused in Ram Navami violence in MP

Bhopal, April 16 (KMS): Three Muslim men who have been in jail since March 5 have been named on the list of Ram Navami riot-accused persons in the Khargone city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Following the riots that took place on Sunday (April 10), the house of …

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Hindutva mob sets ablaze houses of Muslims in Agra

Agra, April 16 (KMS): The Hindutva mob set ablaze two houses of Muslims in Agra city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The members of Hindutva organization Dharam Jagran Samanvay Sangh torched the house belonging to Sajid, a gym owner, in the city’s Runakta locality. An adjoining house, belonging …

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Indian Americans slam persecution of Aakar Patel

Washington, DC, April 16 (KMS): The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemned the Indian government’s sanctions to prosecute activist and head of Amnesty International India, Aakar Patel. India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a Delhi court that Prime …

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India deploys 40,000 more troops for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, April 16 (KMS): As preparations for annual Hindu pilgrimage, Amarnath Yatra are in full swing across Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the government of India has deployed 40,000 additional paramilitary troops for the yatra. Thousands of additional reinforcements of paramilitaries Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border …

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‘Swords, provocative slogans now norm’: Haryana Congress leader

New Delhi, April 16 (KMS): A Congress leader from Haryana has appealed to India’s National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to initiate action against rising anti-Muslim violence across the country, describing it as a “dangerous norm”. Aftab Ahmed, who is serving as deputy floor leader of the Congress party in the …

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Hindu Sena puts up saffron flags outside JNU, cops remove it

New Delhi, April 16 (KMS): The members of Hindu Sena – a Hindutva organisation – put up saffron flags outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus in New Delhi, forcing the police to initiate legal action and remove the said flags from there. “It has come to notice that few …

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RSS goons kill PFI leader Zubair Para in Kerela

New Delhi, April 15 (KMS): A leader of Popular Front of India (PFI), Zubair Para, was stabbed to death in Elapully area of Palakkad district of the Indian state of Kerala on Friday. Zubair Para, 47, a resident of Elappully area, who was president of the PFI, was attacked by …

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Two Muslim boys arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly (India): April 15 (KMS): Two Muslim boys were detained in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, for “listening to Pakistani songs” at their shop after a complaint by a local resident. The cousins, aged 16 and 17, were booked and detained by the police. The teenagers run a grocery store in Singhai …

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After targeted attacks on Ram Navami, Bhopal Muslims worried over Hanuman Jayanti rally

New Delhi, April 15 (KMS): Panic has gripped the Muslim community in Madhya Pradesh after targeted attacks against the community last Sunday during the Hindu festival Ram Navami rally in Khargone city of the state. A Delhi-based news portal the Muslim Mirror reported that the residents of old city of …

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Karnataka minister Eshwarappa announces resignation

Bengaluru, April 15 (KMS): The Indian state Karnataka’s Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa has announced his decision to resign from the State Cabinet, a day after he was named the first accused in the abetment of suicide case of contractor and BJP worker Santosh K. Patil. The …

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