Urdu Press Weekly Round-Up: Corona Virus: Incompetence is one word to define Modi govt

By Quamar Ashraf Death of noted Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has widely been covered across all Urdu papers, praising his scholarly works on Islam even though some were a bit critical of him, understandably for his tilt towards right. He was perhaps the first Muslim to propose handing over Babri Masjid to Hindus. Remarkably, no edit/article, however, dared to downplay his scholarly work even as many criticised the Maulana for political stand on a range of issues. Besides, edits and articles on Ramzan fasting got good coverage with many…

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Journalist Siddique Kappan is very critical in hospital , wife pleads to CJI for help

New Delhi: Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan who was arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sedition by UP Police , is presently “chained like an animal” to a hospital bed in Mathura, a plea on behalf of his wife Raihanth Kappan to Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana has said. Kappan’s wife urged the court to intervene and release him from the hospital and keep him back in Mathura jail till his plea for release from jail is decided. “It is most respectfully prayed to take immediate steps/pass necessary…

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UP Madrasa offer to turn into Covid facilities

LUCKNOW – The Islamic Madrasa Modernization Teachers Association of India has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking conversion of all of the state madrasas into Covid facilities. They have offered the services of teachers as corona warriors in the field. The letter states that the decision was taken in view of the bed crisis for Covid-19 patients in the state and country. “There are several madrasas in each district which can be converted into Covid facilities. Madrasa teachers are willing to work as covid warriors too, so…

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MMK president M H Jawahirullah condemns Lankan govt for banning Muslim outfits

Coimbatore: Manithaneya Makkal Katchi (MMK) president M H Jawahirullah on Saturday condemned the Sri Lankan government for banning a few Muslim outfits.In a press statement, he said the government led by prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been functioning against the minority Muslims and Tamils in Sri Lanka. “The Sri Lankan government has banned 11 Muslim outfits and linked them to the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people in 2019. Most of the banned outfits have been fighting against the extremisms in that country. The government, however, has failed to…

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J&K Students Association urges LG Manoj Sinha to postpone all universities’ exams

Many Universities are not even following Covid-19 protocols while calling students to campus for semester exams. Students are in mental depression, anxiety, stress, and their mental anguish is hard to explain. Srinagar: J&K Students Association has urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday to postpone all university exams in view of second wave Covid. In a statement Nasir Khuehami,  the spokesperson of the Association has urged the Governor Administration and University authorities to postpone the examinations until the intensity of the second wave of the pandemic is over. He said…

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