Assam govt approves plan to close govt-run madrassas and convert them into general schools

The Assam cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday approved the proposal to close down all government-run madrassas and Sanskrit tols (schools), and a bill in this regard would be moved during the winter session of the state Assembly beginning from December 28. The Assam government discovered a way to appease the Hindu majority as it vowed to shut down government-run madrassas and convert Sanskrit tols into centres of learning where “Indian culture, civilisation and nationalism would be studied.” This indicates that the proposed govt-run…

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AIMIM likely to forge alliance with Kamal Hasan’s MNM ahead of TN assembly polls

By Gowtham K As Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM had earlier announced that it is going to contest in 30 prominent constituencies in Tamilnadu for the first time, simultaneously they also approached various mainstream parties of Tamilnadu for alliance. As per the sources close to the MIM Tamilnadu unit, they are likely to align with actor Kamal Hasan’s Makkal Needhi Mayyam  in upcoming TN legislative elections. Asaduddin Owaisi is in touch  with office-bearers of the Tamil Nadu unit his party to prepare a strategy for the assembly elections next year. After emerging…

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Love Jihad : A theological and logical perspective

By Abdul Sattar Pre 9/11, The word jihad was a misnomer, and hardly people knew what that word was across the world. Perhaps, not many Muslims could have given the correct answer to it either. Post 9/11, the word Jihad has become the most controversial term, to be often associated for any mishap that happened to any human and being used as synonymous with Muslims, thanks to the propaganda media. Off late, here in India since the BJP has come to power, the word love Jihaad has been popularized by…

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