India

Scholar Umar Khalid produced in court in handcuffs

New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): A Muslim scholar and activist Umar Khalid was produced in handcuffs in a Delhi court despite a court order explicitly asking the Delhi police that the accused should be produced without using handcuffs or fetters. The court issued a notice to the Director General of …

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India’s NIA arrests IPS officer for leaking secret documents

New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested its former Superintendent of Police (SP) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Arvind Digvijay Negi for leaking secret documents. The NIA spokesperson in a statement said that Negi was arrested in connection with a case registered by …

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Tamil Nadu CM Stalin leading efforts to form national platform against BJP

Chennai, February 18 (KMS): The Chief Minister of Indian state of Tamil Nadu and DMK [Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam] leader M.K. Stalin will coordinate with non-BJP Chief Ministers and other opposition leaders, including from the Congress and the CPI-M, to form a national platform against the saffron party. The Tamil Nadu …

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‘Violation of court order’: Bengaluru archbishop on demolition of Jesus statue in Kolar

New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): Two days after a 20-feet Jesus statue was demolished by the Kolar district administration of Karnataka, Peter Machado, Archbishop of Bangalore, has alleged that it was pulled down in violation of court directives, and no written notice was served on persons concerned before the impending …

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Students from Dutch universities express solidarity with girls fighting hijab ban in India

New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): Students and scholars of Erasmus University, Rotterdam in The Hague have issued a statement in solidarity with Indian Muslim girls who have been denied access to educational institutions for covering their heads with hijab. A statement from more than 100 students, read: “The students have …

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Now Hijab row hits Andhra Pradesh college

Vijayawada, February 18 (KMS): Hijab row has now found its echo in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh as a private college in Vijayawada denied entry to two burqa-clad students but later relented on the direction of government authorities. The video of two girls stopped by the staff of Andhra …

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Lecturer in Karnataka quits her job on being asked to remove hijab

New Delhi, February 18 (KMS): Even as tempers are soaring over forceful removal of hijab of students by school/college authorities in Karnataka, teaching staff are not spared of the ordeal. Against this backdrop, a teacher’s refusal to succumb to pressure comes as heart-warming development. It’s a woman lecturer from a …

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Hijab ban: Muslim girls shut out, humiliated; boys boycott classes in protest

Bengaluru, February 18 (KMS):  As the hijab ban continues in the Indian state of Karnataka, many pre-university and degree colleges including Muslim institutions restricted girls to enter the campus with the headscarf across the state. Anjuman e Islam Polytechnic College, Gadag and Sri Vijaya Mahantesh College, Ilkal (Bagalkot) are among …

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Singapore PM says Nehru’s India is unrecognizable today

Half Lok Sabha members face criminal charges including rape and murder Singapore, February 17 (KMS): Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that today’s India is unrecognizable from that of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru where half Lok Sabha (lower parliament) members face criminal charges including rape and …

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Indian journalist exposes duplicity of colleges in Karnataka

New Delhi, February 17 (KMS): Indian journalist and Principal Correspondent for Times Network, Deepak Bopanna has exposed the duplicity of the educational institutions in Karnataka state of India on hijab ban. Deepak Bopanna in his tweet shared the picture of Muslim students protesting against the ban on hijab in the …

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