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Indian Muslims

Where Does Future of Jammu and Kashmir Lie?

By Abdullah al-Ahsan | ISTAC | 28 Oct 2013

Kashmir has not only suffered from Indian democracy, it has also suffered from American democracy. (Reuters)

On his way back to Islamabad after meeting President Obama in Washington, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has renewed his call for US mediation between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. Earlier, just days before the scheduled meeting between them, Sharif had made similar call which had met with colossal opposition from India.

Indian Muslims vow to regain land rights of destroyed mosque

Source : Agencies | 04 Dec 2012

Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi has said the Muslims will never give up even an inch of the land of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, demolished by Indians.

Owaisi was addressing a public meeting organised by the United Muslim Action Committee at MIM headquarters Darussalam Sunday night, ahead of the 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid on Dec 6, 1992.

Zainuddin Makhdum – a great Islamic scholar lost in history

By Dr. Ali Akbar | 01 Dec 2012

Sheikh Zainuddin Makhdum II, author of Tuhfatul Mujahideen and Fathul Mueen, was a heroic personality in history as he had played a major role in achieving social and religious renaissance, especially in the south Indian state of Kerala.

Unfortunately, his life and books have not been studied as they deserved. Tuhfatul Mujahideen is the first ever written history of Kerala or Malabar while Fathul Mueen is a widely accepted textbook on Fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence, especially by the Shafii school of thought and Egypt’s Al-Azhar University.

Terror Drill Infuriates India Muslims

Source : OnIslam | 10 Sep 2012

A recent anti-terror drill has infuriated Indian Muslim and Hindu activists after portraying Muslims as terrorists who rejected these portrayals which stereotype and stigmatize the whole Muslim community.

"Whoever is harming the country should be labeled terrorists,” Imam Qari Khaleeque Ahmed of Jama Masjid told Times of India on Sunday, September 9.

“But one should not insult the sentiments of Muslim community only," he said.

80 homes burned as groups clash in northeast India

By Wasbir Hussain | AP | Gauhati | 25 Jul 2012

Government troops sent to quell communal clashes over land rights in a northeastern Indian state were under orders Tuesday to shoot suspected rioters on sight after 22 people were killed in machete attacks and dozens of homes were burned to the ground.

Some 50,000 villagers have fled to government camps for protection since violence erupted Friday between the ethnic Bodo community and Muslim settlers in Assam’s western district of Kokrajhar, said the state’s police chief, J.N. Choudhury.

Muslims flee violence in India's Assam

Source : Agencies | 24 Jul 2012

At least 17 people, including a six-month-old child, were killed and many wounded in fighting between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers at the weekend in India's northeastern Assam state, police said on Monday.

Authorities imposed a night-time curfew to prevent more violence and federal troops moved into remote areas to deal with threats of more violence.

For Ramadan, India Goes it Alone

By Joanna Sugden | The Wall Street Journal | 20 Jul 2012

Muslims start the month-long daytime fast of Ramadan Friday. But not in India.

While most of the world’s Muslims look to Saudi Arabia or follow astronomical calculations to determine when the new moon of the ninth lunar month has arrived – marking the start of Ramadan – India follows the declaration of its own Central Moon Sighting Committee.

Clashes erupt in Indian Kashmir after shrine fire

Source : Aijaz Hussain | AP | Srinagar | 25 Jun 2012

A fire destroyed a revered Muslim shrine in India’s portion of Kashmir on Monday, prompting anti-government protests by residents angered over what they said was a slow response by firefighters.

Stop illegal arrests of Muslim youth in India: JIH

Source : Arab News | 03 Jun 2012

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to protest illegal arrests of Muslim youths and violation of their basic rights.

“Even after 64 years of independence the situation of rule of law in India is not satisfactory. Weaker sections, especially Muslims, are continuously being harassed by different government agencies,” said JIH president Syed Jalaluddin Umari.

Nepal: Muslims call for constitutional input

Source : IRIN | Kathmandu | 01 May 2012

Sheikh Islam, a local community leader in Mantikar, a tiny mountain village of 1,000 inhabitants in Nepal, stops at the rickety steel wire bridge and with a broad sweep of his arm indicates the expanse of the Kathmandu Valley that unfolds on the outskirts of Nepal's capital city.

"We are Muslim, but we are Nepali as well. We are a growing segment of society and we hope to have our voices heard as political leaders write a new constitution," he told IRIN.

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