Islamic Body Expresses Resentment Against Imposing Bhajans & Surya Namaskar On Muslim Students In Schools
Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed resentment against making students chant bhajans and asking them to perform ‘surya namaskar’ in schools. MMU, an association of around 30 Islamic religious and educational organisations in Kashmir, seeked for the ban of such impositions, stating that it is hurting the religious sentiments of Muslim students. Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti also commented on it, calling… read-more
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The Supreme Court clubbed and transferred all the registered cases against journalist Navika Kumar, regarding the controversial prophet remark by the suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. The case has been sent to the Delhi Police, on September 23. A bench of Justices MR Shah and Krishna Murari said no coercive action would be taken against Kumar for a period of eight weeks, with liberty to move the Delhi HC.
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In a relief to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena sack, the Bombay High Court allowed a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra. On September 23, the HC also noted that the Mumbai civic abused power in the case and said, "We are satisfied that in this case the BMC has abused the power by rejecting the application citing another application." Moreover, the court also rejected Eknath Shinde's intervention plea.
Supreme Court has issued notice to Central Government regarding fraudulent religious conversion. On September 23, the Apex Court bench of justices MR Shah and Krishna Murari issued orders, asking the GoI to take the necessary steps and control the religious conversion fraud, after reviewing a plea seeking direction to the Centre and State governments. The top court asked the parties to file a reply by November 14 and adjourned the matter.
A Muslim couple from Chennai donated an amount of Rs 1.02 crore, to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Lord Venkateswara Temple, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. On 20 September, the couple Abdul Ghani and his wife Nubina Banu met with the TTD Executive Officer A Dharma and handed the cheque. Of the total, Rs 15 lakh will be for Anna Prasadam Trust and the remaining for new furniture, and cooking equipment.
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In England’s Smethwick, a mob of at least 200 people held a protest outside a Hindu Temple on September 20. Reportedly, the protestors were heard chanting “Allahu Akbar”. This has come following the Hindu-Muslim groups clash that took place in Leicester last week. A video that surface social media, showed a large mob of people marching towards the Durga Bhawan Hindu Centre on Spon Lane.
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Following the India - Pakistan cricket match during the T20 World Cup on August 28, communal tensions flared up in Leicester in the UK, between members of the Indian-origin Hindu community. In regard to this, on September 19, the High Commission of India in London condemned the violence perpetrated against the Indian Community in Leicester and sought immediate action against those involved in these attacks.
Telangana IT Minister KTR shared a tweet regarding the recently sparked indifferent behaviour with a Telugu Speaking woman in an IndiGo flight. On September 18, KTR tweeted, "In regional routes, recruit more staff who can speak the local language like Telugu, Tamil, Kannada etc. This will be a win-win solution." Notably, in an AP-Hyderabad flight, a Telugu-speaking woman was forced to change seats, after… read-more
The BJP will organise "unity in diversity" festivals, a blood donation drive and a cleanliness drive across the country as part of its fortnight-long "seva" campaign. The scheduled event is in line to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on September 17. The 15-days event will be launched on Modi's birthday and conclude on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said BJP General Secretary, Arun Singh.
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Businessman Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance, offered Rs 1.5 crores at the shrine of Lord Venkateshwara, at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD.) On September 15, Ambani gave the demand draft for the amount to the Executive Officer of TTD AV Dharma during his visit to the temple. Furthermore Mukesh Ambani addressed the media and expressed happiness, saying he prayed at temple of Lord Venkateshwara in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
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