Jamat e Islami chips in to soothe Nagpur’s corona scars

The catastrophic unfolding of the pandemic appears to be the worst-case scenario that many feared: the second wave coronavirus has rapidly slid into a devastating crisis as the disease continues to rampage. The infections have spread so fast that overwhelmed hospitals are unbearably full; medicine is running out; supplies of lifesaving oxygen are running low and morgueshave run out of space. The sick have been left stranded in interminable lines at hospital gates or at home, literally gasping for air. But hope still shines in this dark tragedy as civil…

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Why West Bengal find an echo in UP?

By Haider Abbas,Muslim Mirror, The deplorable medical condition in UP and in the overall country was all in the making for the non-sensitive governments both led by BJP.  As we sit in large cities, we do have access to social-media news and have a clue of ‘things-around’, but the condition is far more worse in small villages, qasbas and districts as people are dying in great large numbers for the new variant of COVID-19 has stuck India with a  far more greater intensity.  The media-houses and channels, with one or two objective exceptions,…

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Panchayat poll results: BJP faces setback in Varanasi, Ayodhya

VARANASI/AYODHYA — While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in most districts in the Panchayat elections, reports coming in from Varanasi and Ayodhya — the two districts crucial for the party politics in Uttar Pradesh — are not exactly encouraging. There are 40 Zila Panchayat seats in Varanasi and the Samajwadi Party has won 15 seats while the BJP could win only 8 seats. The BSP has won five seats while Apna Dal has won three seats and the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party has won one seat. Three seats have…

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NCHRO challenges Madhya Pradesh’s ‘love jihad’ law in high court

New Delhi: The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), Madhya Pradesh unit, has challenged the law passed to curb the so-called love jihad by the BJP-led state government. In its petition, the NCHRO urged Jabalpur High Court to declare the Religious Freedom Act 2020 as unconstitutional. The said law aims to curb love jihad, which is a conspiracy theory furthered by Hindutva forces alleging that Muslim youths are engaged in a deliberate mission to convert Hindu women to Islam. The NCHRO’s state secretary Adv. Shilpi Rangari in a press statement…

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Only 110 Muslim MLAs elected out of 824 seats in four states and one UT

Muslims yet again fail to cross proportional representation barrier The 126-member Assam Assembly will have for the first time in 50 years, no Muslim member in the treasury benches. By Abdul Bari Masoud New Delhi:  Only 103 Muslim candidates were elected in four states and one Union Territory in the recently held assembly elections where Muslim voters are in sizable number particularly in  Assam, West Bengal and Kerala. Their ratio is between 28 to 35 percent in these states but they yet again failed to cross the proportional barrier as…

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