After surprise success in Kerala SDPI bags 225 seats in Karnataka gram panchayat elections

By Abdul Bari Masoud Bangalore:  As ruling party BJP and opposition Congress both have claimed victory in Karnataka Gram Panchayat Election 2020, the new entrant Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has performed remarkably well by capturing more than 200 seats. Though officially results were not declared BJP-backed candidates have won 29,478 seats while the Congress-supported candidates have bagged 24560. The JD(S) candidates have won 15,825 panchayat seats won while SDPI claimed to have won over 200 seats. The gram panchayat polls were widely expected to reflect the mood of…

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Two Muslim men granted bail in Delhi pogrom case

New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted bail to two Muslim men arrested in connection with the Delhi violence that had killed more than 50 persons, most of whom were Muslims. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav granted bail to Kasif and Wasif in a case related to vandalism and torching of a car showroom during the riots in Dayalpur area. Mr Yadav asked them to furnish a bail bond of Rs 20,000 with one surety of like amount. The judge noted that four co-accused were granted bail before filing of the…

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Twitter locks The Kashmir Walla Mag’s handle over its report depicting police aggression

Twitter says outlet report ‘violates our rules against posting media depicting the moment of death of an individual(s)’ SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir: The Twitter account of multimedia magazine KashmirWalla was locked by the social media company after it tweeted one of its stories in August about regional police attacks against a Shia mourners procession, its owner said Friday. The story, “They attacked women, children, Kashmir’s pellet riddled muharram procession,” was reported Aug. 29 and detailed how women, children and men were fired upon with hundreds of lead pellets during a mourning…

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India needs people’s movement to counter communal polarization: Jamaat-e Islami chief

New Delhi, 2 Jan. 2021: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) President Syed Sadatullah Husaini called for a people’s movement that promotes peace and communal harmony to counter the growing polarization in the country. Addressing the media at the monthly press conference, he talked about various issues related to the anti-conversion laws, violence against minorities in Madhya Pradesh, farmers’ agitation, the safety of journalists and the introspection of major events of 2020. Asked about reports from UP over harassment of minorities due to newly passed laws on inter-religious marriages, the JIH President said:…

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UP : Government demolished Madrassa building in Azamgarh , over 600 students in problem

The madrassa was demolished after Mohammad Ali, a resident of the same village who is associated with BJP, moved the Allahabad HC against what he described as an ‘illegal’ structure By Hasan Akram New Delhi: A major portion of a madrassa that used to impart Islamic as well as modern education was demolished in Chand Patti village of Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district. The demolition was carried out at the end of December 2020, on an order passed by the Allahabad High Court. Speaking to Muslim Mirror, Madrassa chief Abdul Azeem Falahi…

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