India

Hindutva RSS leader killed in Kerala

Kerala, India, April 17 (KMS): Kerala’s Palakkad district witnessed a second political murder in the last 24 hours after a bike-borne gang hacked to death a Hindutva RSS leader at his shop in the heart of the town. SK Srinivasan (45), a former district leader and office-bearer of RSS, was …

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Concern expressed over incidents of hate speech, communal violence in India

New Delhi, April 17 (KMS): Leaders of 13 opposition parties have expressed deep concern over the recent incidents of hate speech and communal violence in the country and urged people to maintain peace and harmony. In a joint statement the leaders, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, …

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Several people including policemen injured in clashes in New Delhi

New Delhi, April 16 (KMS): Several people, including Indian policemen, were injured during clashes between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi. Clashes and stone pelting erupted in the Jahangirpuri area of the city during a Hanuman Jayanti procession. Visuals from the clashes show huge groups of people on different sides …

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Babul Supriyo’s ‘slap’ swipe at BJP after Shatrughan Sinha’s by-poll victory

New Delhi, April 16 (KMS): Trinamool’s Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo registered big and handsome wins in Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge assembly seats, respectively, the most keenly watched among the five by-polls for which votes were counted today. Shatrughan Sinha won the Asansol seat by a margin of 3 …

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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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