Free Press Journal
  • Two dead, 32 missing as boat carrying Rohingya people capsizes

    Dhaka, A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people capsized Sunday night at the mouth of Naf River dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar, leaving two people dead and at least 32 others missing, according to local TV.

  • Indonesian Muslims perform Ramayana in Mumbai to promote unity

    Mumbai: A thorough presentation of ethnic tradition induced in culture though an art form was performed by a group of Muslims from Indonesia on Tuesday at the NCPA. Over 43 Muslims from Indonesia performed Ramayana Ballet, a traditional dance form, and a live Angklung Orchestra, with the help of Angklung a distinct musical instrument made out of bamboo tubes.

  • French parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law

    Paris: France’s lower house of parliament has approved a controversial new counter-terrorism bill after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told parliament “We’re still in a state of war,” as country is facing “very serious threat” level.

  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

    Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The police received intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession scheduled for later in the day. “Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc to remain in force,” police officials said.

  • Bhopal: No police firing in Shajapur, says IG

    Bhopal: The police did not open fire on agitators in Shajapur on Saturday. The message that went viral in this regard on social was completely fake. This was stated by IG, intelligence, Makrand Deouskar on Sunday. Talking to reporters, he said that Muslims in Shajapur wanted to bury body of their relative on land owned by another community. The administration swung into action and talked the Muslims into burying the body

  • Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

    Jeddah: Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria. “I’m so excited because many

  • Triple Talaq verdict: Is India moving towards Uniform Civil Code?

    India is world’s largest democracy and on Tuesday it proved that what it preaches also practices it. The five-judge Supreme Court bench gave a judgement that will be remembered for a long time regarding the practice of instantaneous triple talaq. Triple Talaq has ruined lives of many Muslim women, who at the drop of a hat were told by their husbands that their marriage is null and void by just uttering talaq,

  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on Triple Talaq today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday pronounce a verdict on the controversial issue of Triple Talaq. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing.

  • Is Asaduddin Owaisi really fighting for Indian Muslims?

    India is world’s largest democracy and on Tuesday celebrated its 70th independence day with great fervour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of red fort talked about development, inclusiveness, harmony, cohesion and said he wants to make ‘New India’ by 2022, when India will celebrate its 75th independence day, but is anyone listening or paying heed to PM’s vision? The past three years, ever since Modi regime came to power has been marked with conflicts,

  • Bhopal: Strengthen people to people contact, says Swaraj

    Bhopal: Muslims in Indonesia make idols Lord Hanuman and believe it to be part of their culture said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj while addressing the delegates at Indo-ASEAN Summit here emphasising on strengthening cooperation and communications among youths of the Asean nations.

  • Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

    New York: Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report. The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR) released in Washington on Tuesday examined the marriage laws governing religious groups in various countries and said that polygamy is permitted for Hindu men in Bangladesh. “Under Hindu (civil) law, men may have multiple wives, but there are officially no options

  • After Ansari, US report claims Muslims in India feel vulnerable

    Washington : There was an increase in violent incidents by cow protection groups mostly against Muslims in India in the year 2016, an official US report on international religious freedom said on Tuesday, noting that authorities often “failed” to prosecute cow vigilantes.

  • Hamid Ansari’s remark creating row only because he is Muslim: NCP

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday backed outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s statement over the growing uneasiness among the country’s minority community, stating that only because the latter is a Muslim so it’s creating a row otherwise wouldn’t have been noticed.

  • Hamid Ansari Farewell speech: Calling spade a spade or exaggerating facts?

    India’s 12th Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari completes his second term today. Hamid Ansari was elected in 2007 under the Congress led UPA and completed two terms as Vice-President and will be succeeded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s M Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu will become 13th Vice-President after defeating opposition’s nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a wide margin.

  • Feeling of unease among Muslims, ambience of acceptance under threat: Hamid Ansari

    New Delhi: Outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among the Muslims in the country, asserting the”ambience of acceptance” is now under threat. Ansari, whose second five-year term as the Vice-Presidentends tomorrow, made these remarks in the backdrop of incidents of intolerance and cow vigilantism and comments made by some saffron leaders regarding the minority community.