India

Indian Sikh parliamentarian calls for hoisting of Kesari flags on Indian Independence Day

Sangrur, August 10 (KMS): An Indian parliamentarian and Sikh leader, Simranjit Singh Mann, has called for boycott of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga (hoisting of Indian flag on every house)’ campaign in the Indian state of Punjab. The Sikh leader in a video message asked the people to hoist Kesari flags atop …

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Hindutva mob lynches Muslim man in Bihar

Patna, August 10 (KMS): A Hindutva mob lynched a 35-year-old Muslim man to death in the Indian state of Bihar. According to Kashmir Media Service, the members of Hindu communal group beat Mohammad Mustaqim to death at Chakhabi in Samastipur district of the state while three other men accompanying him …

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Bodos again raise Bodoland state demand

Dispur, August 10 (KMS): The Bodo National Students Union (BoNSU), a powerful group of Bodo tribes, has once again raised the demand for separate Bodoland state carving out of the Indian state of Assam. The Bodo union leaders also slammed the Peace Agreement signed by various Bodo organizations National Democratic …

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Four Muslims tortured to death in police custody in West Bengal

Kolkata, August 10 (KMS): Four Muslim men died in judicial custody in the last 10 days in the Indian state West Bengal. The victim Abdul Rajjak, Jiyaul Laskar, Akbar Khan and Saidul Munsi who were arrested by the West Bengal police in separate cases in last week of July were …

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Muslim boy brutally beaten up by Bajrang Dal mob in UP

New Delhi, August 10 (KMS): In another incident of hate crime, a Muslim youth, Sahil Siddiqui (17), was beaten up by Bajrang Dal workers in Bulandshahr city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. बुलन्दशहर : बजरंग दल के कार्यकर्ताओं ने की मुस्लिम युवक की पिटाई, थाने पर भी किया …

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BJP’s agenda shouldn’t be implemented in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

Patna, August 10 (KMS): Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only knows how to divide people on communal lines and its agenda shouldn’t be allowed to be implemented in Bihar. Talking to reporters after a meeting with governor, he said, “The chacha-bhatija …

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Self-styled guru arrested for raping devotee in Bhopal

Bhopal, August 10 (KMS): Self-styled guru Swami Vairagyanand Giri alias Mirchi Baba has been arrested for raping a woman devotee in Bhopal, the capital of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Vairagyanand Giri was arrested from a hotel in Gwalior, superintendent of police Gwalior, Amit Sanghi said. Based on a complaint …

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Dalit Panchayat president’s wish to hoist Indian flag in Tamil Nadu overlooked

New Delhi, August 09 (KMS): The wish of a Dalit panchayat president in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district to hoist the Indian flag at the local government school, like all her predecessors, on the Indian Independence Day has been overlooked. Sudha Varadharajan, the panchayat president of Eduthavainatham village, had filed a …

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Bihar CM ends alliance with BJP, cites conspiratorial steps by Modi’s party to dethrone his govt

Patna, August 09 (KMS): The Chief Minister of the Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has formally announced that the alliance between Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ended. Nitish Kumar cited several conspiratorial steps by the BJP to dethrone his government from power as the reason …

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Adivasis and indigenous peoples under attack in India, says report

New Delhi, August 09 (KMS): Adivasi Divas is a regional public holiday observed every year on August 9 to raise awareness and protect the rights of the indigenous tribes living in India. The day coincides with the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. ‘Adivasi’ refers to various tribes living …

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