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A Sikh family has donated 16 marlas (484 sq yards) of land for the building of a mosque in Machhike village in Punjab’s Moga district. The village already has a nearly 200-year-old mosque situated right on the edge of the highway, but it is on the verge of being demolished for a highway widening project. […]

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The US has urged India to protect the rights of its religious minorities in keeping with its Constitution and democratic values as it continues to monitor the developments in various Indian states related to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. “We are closely following developments regarding the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Respect for religious freedom and equal […]

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Thiruvananthapuram: Archbishop Soosa Pakiam M. of the Latin Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram has come out against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, terming it discriminatory. Discrimination against anyone in a democratic and secular country like India was unacceptable, the Archbishop said at a press conference here on Dec 18. The act is against the secular values and the […]

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The Makrana Nagar Parishad in Nagaur district of Rajasthan elected one of its youngest members – 26-year-old Samrin of Congress party – as its chairperson. She is a graduate and daughter of district Congress president ZakirHussainGaisawat. She was elected as Chairperson unopposed. In the 55-member urban local body, Congress has 35 members and BJP 3 […]

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SAMBALPUR: In a noble gesture, city-based social organisation Alla Hazarat Welfare Committee solemnised the marriage of four Hindu and 13 Muslim girls at Sunapali. All the girls belong to economically weaker sections and their parents were unable to marry them off due to financial constraints. Alla Hazarat Welfare Committee has been organising mass marriage of […]

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Lucknow Eidgah to feed 200 people daily irrespective of caste, religion or class Lucknow: The Aishbagh Eidgah in Lucknow has set up a community kitchen on the lines of the ”langar” at gurdwaras. Called ”Langar-e-Adam” or Adam”s Kitchen, this is an initiative by the Islamic Centre of India of Darul Uloom. The Imam of the […]

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Five Muslim women from Rajasthan have created history by cracking Rajasthan Judicial Services: Sania Manihar, Sajida, Sana, Huma Khohri and azShehnaz Khan. Sajida, who belongs to Jodhpur, secured 37th, Sana Hakim Khan 130th, Huma Khohri 136 and Shehnaaz Khan 143rd rank in the respective examination. Apart from these five women, a Muslim man, Faisal has […]

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