Free Press Journal
  • Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN

    United Nations : While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project.

  • ganesh chaturthi 2018, muslims, hindus, Azaan, Aarti, Thane, Ganpati festival, Moharram, Ekta Mitra mandal

    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Muslims, Hindus conduct azaan and aarti in same pandal at Thane

    Thane: Time and again, people in India have proved their credentials in spreading communal harmony. One such example can be seen in Mumbra village of Thane district in Maharashtra. The residents of this village are spreading a message of communal harmony by conducting Ganesha aarti and the azaan for Muharram in the same pandal set up by the Ekta Mitra Mandal.

  • By tradition, nationalism and ancestry, we are all Hindus: Mohan Bhagwat

    New Delhi: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that the Sangh has reservations on the use of word “minority” and noted that it would always maintain that the people of the country are Hindus by tradition, nationalism, and ancestry. Bhagwat, who answered questions in the last part of his lecture series here, said the Sangh has evolved its views with the times. He said the word ‘minority’

  • Maharashtra Muslims form action committee on job reservation

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Muslims on Sunday formed “Muslim Aarakshan Sanyukta Kruti Samiti” (Muslim Reservation Joint Action Committee) to force the state government to implement its promise of providing reservation in jobs. The committee has been set up by top Muslim organisations, political leaders, scholars, academicians, lawyers, professionals and other prominent personalities to take their quota struggle to its logical conclusion.

  • maharashtra, Maharashtra MP, Udayanraje Bhosale, Maratha quota stir, Marathas, Muslims, Dhangars, MP

    Maharashtra MP Udayanraje Bhosale demands quota for Marathas, Muslims and Dhangars

    Mumbai: A direct descendant of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji and the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Satara, Udayanraje Bhosale lambasted the state government for dragging its feet on reservation for the Maratha community. “The government immediately ought to give reservation not only to the Marathas, but to the Muslim and Dhangar communities as well. Why has it kept these issues on the backburner for so long?

  • maratha quota stir, ncp, muslims, cm devendra fadnavis, MP Majeed Memon, education

    Amid Maratha quota stir, NCP demands 5 percent quota for Muslims

    Mumbai: NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to CM Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday demanding five per cent quota for Muslims in education. The state is already witnessing protests by the Maratha community for reservation in jobs and education. “…along with the reservation of the Marathas, 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in the field of education should also be considered,” Memon said in the letter.

  • Mass deportation fear grips Muslims in Assam after release of draft NCR list

    Guwahati: Fear of mass deportation from Assam has gripped 4 million people, mostly Muslims, who may be stripped of their citizenship if they fail to allay the doubts of authorities. The buzz has been that Assam is building a new detention centre to process the “foreigners” who will be evicted in the coming years. Satyen Garg, a home ministry official who was present at the Guwahati press conference, however, said there “was no

  • Vote bank behind UK’s anti-Semitism row?

    Some blame the current anti-Semitism row in Britain’s Labour Party on Jeremy Corbyn’s politically-motivated desire to placate Muslims. Others fear it might be only another contrived weapon against Mr Corbyn, who is hugely popular in the country but is thoroughly disliked by the chattering classes. A visitor from India cannot but feel that India’s Muslims could do with some similar demonstration of support by a leading national politician, whether Rahul Gandhi or

  • Cows, humans enjoy the same right to life

    Mob lynchings and judicial independence seem inter-related because 97 per cent of lynchings took place after Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India, and 86 per cent of those lynched were Muslims. Significantly, home minister Rajnath Singh has been compelled to agree to an anti-lynching law only after the opposition stormed the well of the house during zero hour in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

  • Owaisi dares PM to reveal number of Muslims in central police forces

    Hyderabad/New Delhi : Accusing the Centre of neglecting Muslims, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reveal the number of members from this community recruited in the central armed police forces in the last four years.

  • Shabana Azmi denies ‘anti-national’ quote attributed to her

    Mumbai: Actress-activist Shabana Azmi has denied an “anti-national” quote attributed to her by a man named Santosh Bharatiya, which said that “India is not a good and great nation as the Muslims are not happy here.”

  • Sonam Kapoor responds with ‘Hinduism’ when asked if she loved Muslims

    Sonam Kapoor is not new to controversial elements. The actress has been quite vocal on several issues, especially on social media. Be it her name change post marriage or the recent use of Instagram’s question feature, Sonam is hard to predict.

  • Mamata calls BJP a ‘militant organisation’

    Kolkata : West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called BJP a “militant organisation,” engaged in dividing people along religious lines and dared it to attack her party.