Free Press Journal
  • Hamid Ansari playing politics by making remarks on sensitive issues: BJP

    New Delh: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari is playing politics by making remarks on sensitive issues. Ansari on Wednesday said that the Muslims in the country were experiencing a “feeling of unease.”

  • Dadri Incident

    Dadri lyching: Court orders FIR against Akhlaq’s family

    Lucknow: In a fresh twist to the Dadri case where a Muslim man, Mohd Akhlaq, was lynched for allegedly eating cow meat last year, a local court in Greater Noida on Thursday directed the police to lodge an FIR against members of Akhlaq’s family, accused of consuming beef.

  • Shun denial and double standards

    It is remarkable how easily people in real life correspond to stereotypes. Last Friday, as the news of the senseless murder of a young dentist in Delhi’s Vikaspuri by a lumpen mob agitated social media, a friend with strongly ‘liberal’ and ‘syncretic’ inclinations posted a tweet: “#DrPankajlynched really, are we reduced to debating such nonsense and giving communal twist to everything.”

  • 2015 was a hectic year for Minority Affairs Ministry

    New Delhi: With issues like Dadri lynching and row over beef eating kicking up a political storm in 2015, Minority Affairs Ministry had to act as fire fighter for the NDA government in addition to envisaging welfare schemes for minority communities.

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    India supports building understanding between religions

    United Nations: Asserting that it strongly rejects all doctrines of exclusion based on racism and other intolerance, India has told the UN that it supports efforts to build understanding between peoples and religions. “As a multi religious, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural country, we take great pride in our unity in diversity and support all efforts to build bridges of understanding between nations, peoples, religions and cultures,” First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Mayank Joshi said at a session on human rights

  • Dadri Incident

    CPI MLA consumes beef during demo against Dadri lynching

    Erode (TN): Amid the beef controversy across the country, a CPI MLA along with other party members here consumed the meat while staging a demonstration against incidents like the Dadri lynching. Police said P.L. Sundaram, representing Bhavanisagar Assembly constituency in the district, and party workers were taking part in a demonstration on behalf of the ‘Tamil Maanila Vivasayigal Sangam’ (Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Labourers Association) at Sathyamangalam, 65 km from here, yesterday. They were protesting against the Dadri lynching and what it called

  • First time India has seen such an ‘insensitive’ PM: Lalu

    Patna: Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their ‘continuous’ efforts to ‘communalise’ the nation, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday continued his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that it was the first time the nation had seen such an ‘insensitive’ leader.

  • Peace, unity, harmony first condition for development: Modi

    New Delhi: Invoking Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s work for national integration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said “unity, peace and harmony” was the first condition if India has to move forward and attain new heights of development.”Unity is our biggest strength… We have to move forward with the mantra of unity, peace and harmony,” he asserted at an event marking the 140th birth anniversary of Patel, against the backdrop of protests by artistes, writers and scientists over alleged “rising intolerance” after the

  • Dadri Incident

    Dadri damaging PM more than anybody else: SAD

    New Delhi: NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal today termed the Dadri lynching incident as a “shame” for the country and said what happened after that was “damaging the Prime Minister more than anybody else”. SAD MP Naresh Gujral said here what happened in Dadri “was shameful. It was a shame for the nation and it should be condemned in strongest possible terms.”

  • Anyone with humanism will condemn Dadri incident: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

    New Delhi: Amid political slugfest on the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over beef-eating rumours, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said that anyone with an element of humanism would condemn the incident and such things must be checked.

  • Muslims protest

    Modi speaks on Dadri, again

    Commenting on the Dadri killing of a Muslim gentleman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government had nothing to do with it. It was an ‘unfortunate’ incident which the anti-BJP elements were exploiting to polarise the polity. In other words, Modi was clearly accusing the so-called secularists of playing a communal card in order to entice the minority community firmly into its camp on the eve of a crucial Assembly poll

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Voices not raised after Emergency, Muzaffarnagar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    New Delhi: Union Minsiter Ravi Shankar Prasad today questioned eminent writers for returning awards to protest against Kannada author Kalburgi’s murder and Dadri lynching, telling them that such voices were “not heard” after incidents like Emergency and Muzaffarnagar riots.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    PM Modi must have thought before breaking his silence: Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Patna: Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement over the Dadri lynching and the protest against Ghulam Ali, Hindustani Awam Morcha founder Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that the former must have commented after a lot of thinking.

  • Dadri Lynching

    Playing with fire on the communal front

    It is deeply alarming that close on the heels of the lynching of a Muslim on suspicion that he was eating and storing beef in his house in Dadri, a riot-like situation has occurred in Mainpuri town of Uttar Pradesh where a riotous mob chased down and nearly lynched four men accused of killing and skinning a cow. Evidently, the general atmosphere has got so communally charged that marauding mobs lend credence

  • Kapil-Sibal

    Dadri lynching a conspiracy, says Kapil Sibal

    New Delhi: Former union law minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday termed the Dadri lynching incident a “conspiracy”. A Muslim man, Mohammed Akhlaq, was beaten to death by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Bisara village in Dadri near the national capital on September 28 over rumours that he ate beef.