India

With Puja plan, right-wing Hindus force Muslims to skip Friday prayers in Gurgaon

Gurgaon (Haryana, India), November 06 (KMS): As planned, right-wing Hindus organised a ‘Govardhan puja’ event at the designated site of Friday prayers at Sector 12 in Gurgaon, Haryana, thus forcing Muslims to forgo obligatory weekly prayer. Friday prayers were also not held at two more designated sites – Sector 47 …

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UP under Yogi govt an ‘active theater of police killings’, calls civil groups’ report

Lucknow, November 05 (KMS): The current Yogi Adityanath-led Hindu nationalist government in Uttar Pradesh has been blatant in its support for the police killings. Civil society organisations who have studied 17 cases of extrajudicial killings in Uttar Pradesh, which took place between March 2017 and March 2018 and led to …

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Jail staff in Indian Punjab blamed for engraving ‘terrorist’ on prisoner’s back

New Delhi, November 05 (KMS): An under trial prisoner in Barnala district of Punjab has accused the superintendent of the jail in which he is lodged of engraving aatankwadi (terrorist) on his back and torturing him, prompting the Indian Punjab government to order a probe into the matter. Stating that …

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Dalit youth attacked at Karnataka temple

Bangalore, November 05 (KMS): Dalit organisations took out a rally in Bengaluru Rural district demanding arrest of those who attacked a Dalit youth for questioning the use of mobile inside the temple by the temple trust committee chief in the district’s Vijayapura town near Bengaluru. The incident had taken place …

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BJP spending public money on temples not ‘Kabristan’, says Yogi

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh, India), November 04 (KMS): In India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader, Yogi Adityanath, in his diatribe against local Muslims said that previous governments in Uttar Pradesh used to spend public money on land for ‘kabristan’ [Muslim graveyard] but his BJP government is using funds for …

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Sikh farmers of Lakhimpur Kheri reject compromise offer by Minister Ajay Mishra

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh, India), November 04 (KMS): Farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri city of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have turned down the olive branch extended to them by Indian Minister Ajay Mishra, an accused in the October 3 incident in which four farmers were mowed down by his vehicle. …

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Tripura Police slap UAPA on members of fact-finding team that probed anti-Muslim violence

Agartala (Tripura, India), November 04 (KMS): Two of the four members of a fact-finding team that investigated recent anti-Muslim violence in Tripura have been booked by Tripura Police under draconian law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The notice by West Agartala Police Station was served on Advocate Mukesh, a Delhi-based …

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Campaign for removal of Indian soldiers from Maldives gains momentum

#IndiaOutCampaignInMaldives Islamabad, November 03 (KMS): The opposition alliance in Maldives launched a campaign seeking removal of Indian military personnel from the country saying that the RSS-backed Indian government as part of its expansionist policies is interfering in internal affairs of Maldives. A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said …

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USCIRF expresses concern over violence against Muslims in India

Washington, November 03 (KMS): The Chairperson of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has expressed concern over recent violence against Muslims in the Indian state of Tripura. The Washington-based USCIRF has urged the Indian government to stop violence against religious communities. Reacting to a BBC report on the …

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Two naval officers named in CBI chargesheet for leaking information

New Delhi, November 03 (KMS): India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has filed its first chargesheet in the alleged leak of sensitive information on submarine retrofitting projects against six persons, including two serving naval officers, officials said. According to Kashmir Media Service, the serving naval officers were accused of leaking …

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