India

Lawyers stand up against assault on freedom of press by Indian judiciary

New Delhi, February 15 (KMS): Lawyers and free speech activists have slammed the revocation of license of a Kerala-based news channel, ‘MediaOne’ for being critical of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological fountain-head, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in India. Expressing disappointment with the court order upholding …

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OIC raises concern over hijab ban, genocidal calls in India

Jeddah, February 15 (KMS): The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed deep concern over recent public calls for the genocide of Muslims in Hindu Parliaments, harassment of Muslim women on social media and the banning of female Muslim students wearing the hijab. “The continued attacks …

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Rs 22,842 Crore Scam: Congress accuses Modi Govt of complicity, connivance

New Delhi,  February 15 (KMS): The Congress has accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of ‘complicity, collusion and connivance’ by those sitting in the highest echelons of power in what it called ‘India’s biggest fraud’. Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Gaurav Vallabh said, “‘Shahenshah’s’ promise was $5 trillion …

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Muslim girls boycott exam in Karnataka after being asked to remove Hijab

Bengaluru, February 15 (KMS):  Thirteen students from the Government High School in Shivamogga district of the Indian state of Karnataka, refused to take the Class 10 preparatory examination after being asked to remove hijab. The students of Government Public School of Shivamogga district were stopped by teachers and asked to …

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A girl in hijab will be India’s PM one day: Owaisi

Lucknow, February 14 (KMS): A girl wearing Hijab will become the Prime Minister of India one day, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said amid the controversy over Muslim women’s headscarves. “If a girl decides to wear Hijab and asks her parents to do so and when …

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‘Hijab being targeted in India for political gain’

Nizamabad, India, February 14 (KMS): The Muslim students at Crescent Girls Junior College and School, Golden Jubilee Junior College and Knowledge Park International School in Nizamabad, Telangana, have said, “They will die but will not leave the hijab.” The students, while talking to media outside Press Club in Nizamabad, condemned …

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Staff, students asked to remove hijab at gates as Karnataka schools reopen

New Delhi, February 14 (KMS): As high schools reopened in Karnataka, today, tweets from across the state have surfaced, showing students and teachers being forced to remove their burqas and hijabs. All educational institutions in Karnataka had been shut since last Wednesday, after a pre-university college’s decision to bar girl …

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Telangana CM asks for proof of 2019 surgical strike

New Delhi, February 14 (KMS): The Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and asked for proof of the surgical strikes carried out in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in 2019. “Even today, I am asking for proof. Let the government of …

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Ashram’s top priest defends lawyer representing Hijab in Indian court

Benaluru, February 14 (KMS): The Ramakrishna Ashram in southern Indian state of Karnataka has defended a lawyer who has faced attacks for representing Muslim students in the Hijab case. Ashram’s top priest Swami Bhaveshanand said, “I am more pained to observe that the name of Shri Devadatt Kamat, senior advocate …

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UP farmer commits suicide after rain destroys crops

Firozabad, February 14 (KMS): A 27-year-old farmer hanged himself to death in Indian state Uttar Pradesh (UP). Father of two sons, a two-year-old and a six-month-old, Satyendra was was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his room in Jatau area of Firozabad district. Satyendra’s elder brother Yatendra Kumar said, …

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