• Courts and Social Justice Litigation

    19 Apr 2015 |
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    RAJINDAR SACHAR analyses Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s diatribe of Judiciary being influenced by five star social activists, and calls it a cheap joke and uncalled for. Prime Ministers Modi’s gratuitous diatribe of Judiciary being influenced by five star social activists … More

Poisonous Clouds over India

The “divide and rule” policy of irresponsible politicians combined with communal poison is again overcasting the Indian scenes. Juxtapose it with police brutality and state terrorism, the sordid story is complete. Irresponsible politicians are giving vent to their hate-filled thoughts … More

COUNTER-NARRATIVE

GUJTONAMO BAY

By ARSHAD SHAIKH The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was passed by the Congress government of Maharashtra in 1999. It came under severe criticism for its draconian features and potential scope for abuse. The state of Gujarat, which … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Nation and Nationalism!

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN It may be true, even as complained by RSS chief, that services of Mother Teresa, or for that matter of any Christian missionaries, charities or organisations, to Indian society in the fields of education, medical services, etc., … More

INTERNET

Junk E-Mails and Spam

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN E-Mail spam also known as junk E-Mails are unsolicited E-Mails. The spam is used by companies to advertise loans and insurance schemes; health care and fashion products, and anything one can think of. The spam works, … More

JIH RESOLUTIONS

Jamaat’s Council of Representatives Voices on Nationa...

The Markazi Majlis-e-Numaindagan (Council of Representatives) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind held its session at the headquarters of the Jamaat in New Delhi from 1 to 5 April 2015. During the 5-day session, this apex body of the Jamaat deliberated on the … More

JUDICIAL KILLING

Egypt Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Death

An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death allegedly for inciting chaos and violence, a report said on 11 April. The court also sentenced U.S-Egyptian citizen Mohamed … More

JUDICIAL KILLING

Dhaka Executes Kamruzzaman despite UN Appeal Not to BJI...

Authorities in Bangladesh on 11 April executed a senior leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (BJI) Muhammad Kamaruzzaman in a pre-planned way at about 10:20 pm of 11 April, 2015. He was put to death by hanging inside the central jail in … More

POET OF THE EAST

SHIKWA – The Complaint

Through this column “POET OF THE EAST” we wish to acquaint our young generation with the greatest poet of our era Allama Muhammad Iqbal. We will be presenting some of his works in Romanised Urdu along with its English translation. … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Change the Present Social Milieu

MAULANA SYED JALALUDDIN OMARI, an eminent Islamic scholar of global repute, well-known orator and author of about 50 books, was recently re-elected Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind for the third consecutive term of four years. In an interview with SIKANDAR AZAM the … More

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Sherrel Johnson Learned about Islam by Secretly Reading...

By MOHAMMAD YACOOB The inquisitive nature of Sherrel Johnson persuaded and encouraged her to read writings of major Muslim scholars. The extensive reading made her realise that the common string and the basic foundation of Islam is Justness – fairness … More

INSIDE INDIA

IN GUJARAT, MUSLIM FORCED TO SELL HOUSE IN HINDU LOCALI...

Hindu right-wing groups forced a Muslim businessman to sell off his property and move out of a posh locality in Bhavnagar in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, media reports said on 8 April. A report said … More

INSIDE INDIA

MAN ACCUSED OF SENDING TERROR EMAIL AFTER BLAST ACQUITT...

A Sewri court on 7 April discharged Ejaz Shaikh (28), a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, in a case of sending terror email after the 2010 Varanasi bomb blast. Shaikh, a Pune resident, was first arrested on September 6, 2014, … More

INSIDE INDIA

WPI CONDEMNS SANJAY RAUT’S REMARK, DEMAND HIS RESIGNA...

Welfare Party of India has strongly criticised the remarks made by Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in an article in the party organ Saamana. Mr. Raut in his article had demanded to take away the voting rights of Muslims. Mr. … More

INSIDE INDIA

MODI’S PROSECUTION SOUGHT FOR GUJARAT CARNAGE DURING ...

Less than a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada, a rights group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has filed a complaint with the Attorney General of Canada seeking criminal proceedings against him for the “offences of torture and … More

INSIDE INDIA

NEHRU GOVT SHARED INFO ON NETAJI WITH BRITAIN’S MI5: ...

Not only did the Nehru government snoop on Netaji Subhas Bose but also shared confidential information with British intelligence agency MI5. Recently, declassified documents reveal India’s Intelligence Bureau shared with MI5 a letter between close Netaji aide AC Nambiar and … More

INSIDE INDIA

I WAS ASKED TO PULL DOWN UP, UTTARAKHAND GOVTS.: AZEEZ ...

After having been sacked from the governorship of Mizoram by the Modi government, former Governor Azeez Quraishi said that he had been told to pull down Akhilesh government of Uttar Pradesh and Harish Rawat government of Uttarakhand when he was … More

INSIDE INDIA

WPI FLAYS DECISION TO HALT RS 1000 MINIMUM PF PENSION

Welfare Party of India has strongly criticised Modi government’s anti-labour decision to halt distribution of Rs 1000 as minimum Provident Fund pension. Decision for this minimum pension was taken by the UPA. It was implemented by the NDA in September, … More

INSIDE INDIA

RAMPUR VALMIKIS THREATEN TO CONVERT TO ISLAM

Hundreds of Dalits in Rampur’s Topkhana Valmiki Basti staged a protest on 8 April against a proposed demolition drive by the administration and threatened to convert en masse to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14) if their houses are razed. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

600 CHINESE WORKERS REVERT TO ISLAM IN SAUDI ARABIA

Working for months in the holy rituals train, 600 Chinese workers have reverted to Islam, after being introduced to the tenets of Islam by Islamic scholars in the Muslims’ most holy city of Makkah. The report revealed that scholars prepared … More

MUSLIM WORLD

FIRST QUR’ĀN RECITATION IN TURKEY’S HAGIA SOPHIA I...

The historic Istanbul museum, Hagia Sophia, witnessed its first Qur’ān recitation under its roof after 85 years on 11 April. The Religious Affairs Directorate launched the exhibition “Love of Prophet Hagia Sophia,” as part of commemorations of the birth of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS TO START IN TAJIKISTAN

Tajikistan State Television and Radio have put in place for religious broadcasts. The Sebeke-i Evvel radio and television that broadcasts throughout Tajikistan will have special programmes for Muslim scholars and specialists to be hosted throughout the broadcast. Tajikistan Islamic Centre … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ITALY’S FOOTBALL STRIKER DONATES 60K EURO FOR MUSLIMS

Fiorentina’s super striker Mohamed Salah has contributed 60 thousand Euros to Florence Muslim community in the team’s headquarters in Tuscany region, offering them a chance to repair the mosques in the Italian western province. Salah, an Egyptian player who moved … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SUSPECT IN KILLING OF MUSLIM STUDENTS TO FACE DEATH PEN...

A judge in the state of North Carolina ruled on 6 April that prosecutors could pursue the death penalty against the alleged killer of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill. Durham County Assistant District Attorney Jim Dornfried said Craig Stephen … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SPANISH MUSLIM MINORITY LACK IN ISLAMIC EDUCATION

Ninety per cent of Muslim students enrolled in Spanish schools have no access to Islamic religion classes, according to a report published by the Union of Islamic communities (UCIDE) in Spain on 6 April. According to the UCIDE demographics study … More

MUSLIM WORLD

YEMEN HEADING TOWARDS HUMANITARIAN DISASTER: UN

Yemen’s conflict is driving an already impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, displacing tens of thousands of families and exposing many more to the threat of disease and malnutrition, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on 6 April. The Arabian … More

MUSLIM WORLD

DEIR YASSIN MASSACRE REMEMBERED

On the 67th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre the Arab League has called on the international community to intervene immediately to pressure Israel to stop its crimes against the Palestinian people, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website. In a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ASSAD ARMY DROPPED VACUUM BOMB ON SCHOOL

At least 10 people including four teachers have been killed and 30 wounded after the Syrian army dropped a vacuum bomb on an elementary school in the northern city of Aleppo, a report citing Syrian Civil Defence sources said on … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Ottoman Architect Sinan Exhibition Opens in Istanbul

An exhibition on Turkey’s first architect Mimar Sinan, who shaped Ottoman Empire architecture in the 16th century, opened in Istanbul on 10 April to mark the 427th anniversary of his death. Organised by the Istanbul-based Mimar Sinan Research Centre and … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN Responsible for Syria Crisis: Legal Expert

Bashar al-Assad’s regime is responsible for the ongoing massacres and human rights violations in Syria, but a great deal of responsibility also falls on the shoulders of the United Nations, an international law and human rights scholar said. “In Syria, … More

READERS' PULSE

The Politics of Religion and Caste and RSS

This refers to the article “Ghar Wapsi can’t End Casteism” by Dr. S. Ausaf Saied Vasfi (Radiance Viewsweekly 5-11 April 2015). The irony is that among other distortions and concoctions there is also a systematic confounding of misleading facts with … More

READERS' PULSE

Bold to Ban

Ads are an influential part of brand promotion but there are certain ads which may be held for being overstepped the fine-line of social responsibility by trespassing the statutory norms and often resorting to sex and obscenity on screen, challenging … More

READERS' PULSE

The Power of Islam

It refers to ‘I have found the Inner Peace I was looking for’ in (Radiance Viewsweekly 12-18 April 2015). ‘From Darkness to Light’ is a very good column in Radiance. I was so happy when I went through it. I … More

READERS' PULSE

Murder of Democracy in Bangladesh

Once again a Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader has been executed by Sheikh Hasina government in Bangladesh. The way Hasina dispensation is murdering her opponents shows that she has intended to completely destroy her opposition. Perhaps she thinks that she will remain … More

READERS' PULSE

Enough is Enough

This refers to a report “We must stand against ‘State Terrorism’ Targetting Muslim Youth” (Radiance Viewsweekly, 12-18 April 2015). Renowned investigative journalist who is popularly known for his in-depth and analytical assessment of terrorism and never scared to speak the … More

REPORT

JIH Strongly Condemns Killing of 5 Muslim Youth in Tela...

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned and expressed sorrow over the brutal killing of five Muslim prisoners by the police on the way from Warangal jail to Hyderabad court. Nusrat Ali, Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has demanded immediate arrest of … More

REPORT

‘Preserve and Protect Secularism, Democracy’

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, during a press conference at its headquarters in the capital on 8 April released resolutions adopted by Jamaat’s Majlis-e-Numaindagan (Council of Representatives) after hectic deliberations during 1-5 April on national and international issues. It … More

REPORT

Let’s Unite against State Brutality Irrespective of R...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Protesting against the police and state brutality in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, senior journalists from different institutions questioned the role of police and state machinery in the recent encounters in those Southern States and urged people … More