14 arrested in Etah, 3 in Azamgarh under UP’s anti-conversion law

LUCKNOW — The Uttar Pradesh police is working strictly under the newly formulated anti-conversion law. They have arrested over dozen for converting a woman to Islam and three for trying to convince people to accept Christianity. In Etah, the police arrested eight people on the charge of forcible conversion of a 21-year-old girl and then getting her married. In Azamgarh, three other people were arrested under the new state law. The case under the new anti-conversion law was filed on Thursday in Jalesar in Etah on the basis of a complaint…

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IUML’s Kunhalikutty to quit as MP, contest Kerala Assembly polls

The former state Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty is considered the most powerful IUML leader in the state and is a major trouble-shooter for the Congress-led United Democratic Front. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Indian Union Muslim League’s national General Secretary P.K. Kunhalikutty will resign as MP from Malappuram and contest the Kerala Assembly elections in 2021, the party announced on Wednesday. Kunhalikutty will so quit that the by-election to Malapppuram Lok Sabha seat will be conducted along with the state Assembly elections, party’s state General Secretary K.P.A. Majeed told a press conference. The former…

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Renaming of Badshah Khan Hospital irks people in Haryana

New Delhi: The decision of Haryana government, led by Hindu right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, to rename Badshah Khan Hospital in Faridabad as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hospital has angered people in the region. The decision has particularly shocked the people, who came from the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan after the 1947 partition. They hail freedom fighter Badshah Khan as their leader. “Abdul Gaffar Khan [Badshah Khan] was the beloved leader of all the people, who came from the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP). Many of our elders were part of the…

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Stop cremation of Muslims who died of Covid in Sri Lanka : Pengal Santhippu

By Special Correspondent Deploring  cremation of Muslims who are believed to have died of COVID in Sri Lanka,   Pengal Santhippu has expressed outright condemnation of this inhumane, racist policy of the chauvinist government of Sri Lanka.‘We offer our whole-hearted support and join in the countrywide white cloth-tying symbolic protests (Kafan), which demand that Muslims be allowed to observe the religious funerary rites. The policy of forcible cremations of the dead from religious minorities who are believed to have died of a COVID virus infection, against their religious beliefs, is a…

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