Nirmala Sitharaman Reacts To Minorities Question In US
Reacting to a question of the reality of Muslims in India, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "India has the second-largest Muslim population in the world, and that population is only growing in numbers. If there is a perception, or if there's in reality, their lives are difficult or made difficult with the support of the state, which is what is implied in most of these write-ups."
Tags: Muslims, Investor's Meeting, IMF 2023 Global Meeting, Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian community
Hire 30% Muslims Into Indian Army To Tackle Terrorists: Former JDU Leader
Former Janata Dal (United) Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Rasool Balyawi created controversy, over his remark on hiring in the Indian Army. On February 13, Ghulam addressed a public event and said, "if there is any fear of fighting terrorists from Pakistan, appoint 30% Muslims in the Indian Army to deal with them." The BJP criticised Ghulam for his statement and said, this is an attempt to gain Muslim votes.
Tags: jdu leader, Indian Politician, BJP Leader, Muslims, Indian Force
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Students Develop Mumbai's 1st Live Streaming Azaan App, 'Al-Islaah,' Amid Loudspeaker Dispute
Four third-year IT undergraduate students from Maharashtra College started developing the azaan (call to prayer) app "Al-Islaah" in an effort to settle the loudspeaker dispute constructively. In the midst of the boiling debate about 'azaan' over loudspeakers, which has silenced many peace activists, the students released this app on August 24 that focuses on live streaming azaan. It will be accessible for both Android and iOS.
Tags: students, Muslims, live streaming app, Loudspeaker Row, Maharashtra
Courtesy: Zee news
‘Muslims Are Using Most Contraceptives’: AIMIM Chief Criticizes CM Yogi’s Population Statement
Asaduddin Owaisi, the chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), was not pleased with statements made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on India's population increase. The AIMIM leader said Muslims use the most contraception. The AIMIM chief further said, “Their own Health Minister said that no law is needed in the country for population control. Country's demographic dividend is the best among all countries.”
Tags: Muslims, Contraceptive, Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi
Courtesy: DNA INDIA
PM Modi Extends Eid-Al-Adha Greetings To Citizens Of India
PM Narendra Modi extended Eid-Al-Adha greetings to the people of India, on July 10. He wished the festival inspired everyone to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind. "Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Adha. May this festival inspire us to work towards furthering the spirit of collective well-being and prosperity for the good of humankind", tweeted Modi. Muslims across India are… read-more
Tags: Eid-Al-Adha, PM Modi, Extends Greetings, Nation, Muslims
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Punjab & Haryana HC: Muslim Girls Can Marry Of Their Own Free Will At 16
Punjab and Haryana High Court on June 20 declared that a Muslim girl above the age of 16 is eligible to enter into a marriage contract with a person of her preference citing Sharia Law. The ruling was issued in response to petition filed by Pathankot-based Muslim couple aged 16 and 21 years seeking protection from court. The court has ordered the SSP Pathankot to provide the couple with security.
Tags: Muslims, Muslim Girls, Marriage, Haryana HC, Punjab
Courtesy: India Today
BJP's Nupur Sharma Booked For Her Remarks Against Prophet Mohammed
BJP National Spokesperson Nupur Sharma has been booked for remarks against Prophet Mohammed. On May 28, Raza Academy, an organization for Indian Sunni Muslims filed a case against Sharma, over her remarks during a television debate. Meanwhile, Nupur also claimed to receive death and rape threats and is being trolled and alleged Mohammed Zubair, proprietor of "Alt News" which shared edited video of Nupur speaking about Prophet… read-more
Tags: Muslims, Sunni, BJP Spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, FIR
BJP General Secretary CT Ravi Calls Halal As 'Economic Jihad'
BJP General Secretary CT Ravi issued a statement amid fury over the boycott of "Halal. He called Halal an 'economic Jihad'. The BJP legislator in Bengaluru said, "It (Halal) has been put in place so that Muslims don’t do business with others, which has been forced upon them". Notably, in Karnataka, former CM HD Kumaraswamy called such boycott as a trend to spoil the state, amid the Halal Meat row.
Tags: Halal Meat, CT Ravi, BJP Legislator, bengaluru, Muslims
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Islamic Centre Of India Asks Mosques To Change Friday Prayer Timings On Occasion Of Holi
The Islamic Centre of India has requested mosques to change the timings of Friday prayers on the occasion of Holi, as per sources. ''Since Holi, Shab-e-Barat, and Friday prayers are on the same day, all efforts should be made to ensure peace and order in keeping with the composite culture of the country,'' stated Muslim authority. Notably, about 22 mosques have changed the timing of the Friday prayers till now.
Tags: art & culture, India, holi, Muslims, Time change
Courtesy: Zee News
Owaisi Slams Political Parties, Claims Injustice To Muslims
Ahead of the UP elections, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on January 7, has slammed all political parties of state for not working for the upliftment of Muslims. "There has been injustice with the Muslims of UP. The political parties kept gaining Muslims votes by appeasement," said Owaisi. The change has to come and we'll show this report to the people, he added. Notably, UP election polls are scheduled this year.
Tags: Asaduddin owasi, Uttar Pradesh, Political Party, Muslims, Assembly Polls