Gujarat’s veteran fishworkers’ leader Ahmed Chacha passes away

Gujarat veteran fishworkers’ leader Ahmed Chacha passes away By Spl Correspondent New Delhi: Gujarat’s veteran fishworkers’ leader, Ahmed Chacha, who was at the forefront of the people’s movement against Adani and Tata’s corporate excesses in Kutch, was passed away on March 4.  Condoling his death, the National Alliance of Peoples Movement (NAPM) said Ahmed Chacha played an important role in building the National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) in Gujarat. He is known to have led many struggles for the rights of the fishing community in Kutch, Gujarat and was part of…

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Surat: 124 SIMI activists get “honourable acquittal” by court after 20 years

Surat, March 6, 2021 : 124  Islamic activists belonging to the banned Student’s Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) 2001 have been acquitted by a Court after 20 years. They  had been  arrested  at  Surat on December 27 , 2000. According to reports they had gathered there for a three-day seminar on ‘minority education’. The detainees include some prominent leaders of the Muslim community who are in no way related to SIMI. “The court has given us “honourable acquittal”  for the lack evidence after 20 years, but my question is what…

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Indo-Pak agreement will help save Kashmiri lives, says Pakistan

“Our only dispute is Kashmir and it can only be resolved through dialogue. Pakistan has never shied away from talks and has always called for peaceful resolution to all outstanding disputes,” said Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has reiterated its offer for dialogue and table talks to India, asking it not to shy away from negotiations on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. “Our only dispute is Kashmir and it can only be resolved through dialogue. Pakistan has never shied away from talks and has always called for peaceful resolution…

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Restore pre-August 5 status of Jammu and Kashmir without any delay: Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat

New Delhi: All India Muslim Majlis e Mushawarat (AIMMM), a collective platform of prominent Muslim organizations, has demanded that Jammu and Kashmir’s status as existed prior to August 5, 2019 should be resorted without any delay.  It also expressed anguish and concern over the handling of Jammu and Kashmir situation by the  Modi government. It said the prevailing political atmosphere in the country and the surge of hyper-nationalism in the name of cultural resurgence is a matter of grave concern. Mushawarat passed a host of resolutions after its National Executive held…

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BJP candidate promises ‘quality beef’ to lure Muslim votes in Kerala’s Malapuram

New Delhi: A candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party, which pushes for a nationwide ban on beef and also turns a deaf ear to attacks on minorities by cow vigilantes, has promised ‘quality beef’ in a bid to lure voters in the Lok Sabha by-elections in Muslim dominated Malapuram constituency of Kerala. “I will ensure quality beef and standard abattoirs in my constituency. In Kerala, there is no ban on beef so that question (of ban) doesn’t arise here. My opponents are citing beef ban just to portray my party in bad…

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