Ayesha Aziz from Kashmir becomes India’s youngest female pilot

New Delhi: 25-year-old Ayesh Aziz, with a Kashmiri lineage, has become India’s youngest female pilot. She has drawn appreciations from across the globe for his tremendous success. In the year 2011, Aziz became the youngest student pilot to get a license at the age of 15 and underwent training to fly a MIG-29 jet at Russia’s Sokol airbase the following year. She later graduated in aviation from the Bombay Flying Club (BFC) and obtained a commercial license in 2017. Her father resides in Mumbai while her mother belongs to Kashmir.…

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Hindu man approaches Gujarat High Court to embrace Islam

New Delhi: Jignesh Patel, a 32-year-old man, has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking a direction to authorities in the state’s Bharuch district to permit him to convert to Islam with immediate effects. In line with Guarat’s anti-conversion law, Patel had submitted a petition to the District Collector on November 26, 2019 with the declaration that he is neither under pressure nor is he doing so out of greed for conversion. However, the collector had been holding the application. In a recent order, Justice Bela Trivedi directed the district collector to…

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Supreme Court grants interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui

The top court also granted him protection from being arrested by Uttar Pradesh police, which lodged a separate case, by staying the production warrant issued against him. NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui, who had challenged the Madhya Pradesh High Court order, which refused to grant him bail in a case where he allegedly hurt religious sentiments. A bench headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman noted that the Madhya Pradesh Police flouted the top court judgment in Arnesh Kumar versus Bihar of…

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Boycott schools that does not teach Urdu, says Dr Qutubuddin

New Delhi: Dr M. Qutubuddin, the former president of American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has urged people to boycott the English medium schools that do not allow their students to opt Urdu as a subject. He called for running a movement to save Urdu in India. He said that the language has systematically been sidelined in a bid to erase Muslim culture in the country. ”Urdu is a precious asset for Muslims. Islamic culture and civilisation, philosophy and literature have extensively been portrayed in the language,” he said…

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Christian women group urges PM to repeal three farm laws, pledges of solidarity with Indian farmers

By Special Correspondent New Delhi:  Expressing solidarity with agitating farmers, the Indian Christian Women’s Movement, representing all the Protestant and Catholic churches, on Thursday appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to repeal three agricultural laws. The Christian women group wrote a letter to the PM and asked that all false cases registered against the protesters and journalists be dropped forthwith. Women pointed out in the letter that, ”Several rounds of talks have failed. Is it too much to ask our Prime Minister to meet the people who till the…

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