Delhi High Court favouring Uniform civil Code; Unwanted, unacceptable : Popular Front

New Delhi: Popular Front of India chairman O M A Salam has termed the Delhi High Court asking the Centre to take necessary steps regarding a Uniform Civil Court (UCC) as out of context, unwanted and unacceptable. Uniform Civil Code has for long generated much political debate as a matter related to minority rights, especially their right to enjoy separate personal laws.  Though the Supreme Court has examined the issue many times and made different observations, a conclusive decision for implementing UCC has not been taken. Earlier this year, the…

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UP: Bodies of three Muslim boys found in river, families suspect murder

New Delhi: The bodies of three boys identified as Zamin Ali (16), Mohammad Ausaf (18) and Zaid (16) were found in Kiccha river in Baheri locality of Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday with injury marks on their bodies. They were missing since Tuesday. The police claimed that they died due to drowning in the river. However, the victims’ families refuted the claim and said they were beaten before being thrown into the river as injury marks were clearly visible on their bodies. Ausaf’s father Shoib said the bodies…

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Taliban claim to control 85% of Afghanistan, blame US for Doha deal failure

MOSCOW: A delegation of the Taliban political office, headed by Shahabuddin Delawar, met with Russian Presidential Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov in Moscow on Friday. The two sides held “informal consultations” over recent developments in Afghanistan that “brought up to 85% of the Afghan territory” under the Taliban’s control, Delawar claimed at a news conference following the meeting. However, the movement’s goal is not to seize power in Afghanistan, rather it wants all representatives of Afghan society to take part “in the work of the Afghan state,” Delawar said. He…

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Iran a reliable neighbor for Afghanistan: Official

Tehran: The special assistant to the head of the Islamic Consultative Assembly and Director General of the Iranian Parliament’s International affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian said Iran has repeatedly proven that it is a friend, brother and reliable neighbor of Afghanistan. Amirabdollahian wrote on his Twitter account that “talks between two important Afghan delegations in Tehran and their emphasis on rejecting foreign intervention, violence and war and focusing on political solutions, peace and stability and lasting security throughout Afghanistan is admirable. He further continued that the Islamic Republic of Iran has proven…

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Report shows Muslims, Islam continue to be target of intolerance in France

PARIS: France saw a sharp rise in anti-Muslim acts last year amid a strict lockdown during the ongoing pandemic, according to the national body on human rights. Prejudices with lower tolerance levels against the Muslim community and Islam as a religion also continued to prevail, noted the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) in the 30th annual report on the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia, released on Thursday. Last year, the Central Intelligence Service Territorial Ministry of the Interior (SCRT), which records acts and threats related to racism,…

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