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UP sees violence over Myanmar-Assam events, curfew in Allahabad (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Violent protests were reported Friday from Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad cities of Uttar Pradesh where Muslim mobs, protesting the attacks on the community in Assam ... Read more...

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Violent protests in UP against Assam-Myanmar violence


August 17th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Violence broke out in the Uttar Pradesh capital city Friday as hundreds of irate Muslims, protesting violence against the community in Assam and Myanmar, took to ... Read more...

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Raza Academy, Muslim groups apologize for violence


August 12th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai's liberal Raza Academy Sunday offered unconditional apology to the the media and Mumbaikars for the widespread violence Saturday and sought forgiveness."The people who indulged in ... Read more...

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PPP asks JUI-F chief to withdraw from PM race


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its allies Friday requested Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to withdraw his candidature from the prime ministerial election, ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition names PM candidates


June 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday decided to field their candidates for the post of prime ... Read more...

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Traders go on strike against Karachi violence


June 13th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A shutters-down strike is being observed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday against the prevailing lawlessness, as eight more people have died in the ongoing ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga fans told to return tickets for Indonesia concert


March 20th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 20 (IANS/AKI) The head of Indonesia's highest Islamic authority has asked Muslims to stay away from an upcoming Jakarta concert by American pop star Lady Gaga, who he ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar clarifies remarks on Gujarat (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri Saturday clarified that he never asked Muslims to forget the violence that engulfed Gujarat a decade ago.Under fire from a section ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar clarifies remarks on Gujarat riots


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Under fire from a section of Muslim community for his remarks on Gujarat riots, Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri has clarified that he only stated that ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholar’s Gujarat remarks spark row


March 1st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistani Islamic scholar Tahir-ul-Qadri's reported remarks advising Muslims to forget the Gujarat riots have sparked a row with some Muslim organisations opposing his ongoing ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders seeking consensus on early polls


January 26th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Thursday consultations were underway among Pakistan's political parties for evolving consensus on holding early elections.Early elections and a ... Read more...

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British Kashmiri group opposes MFN status to India


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri group based in Britain -- the Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK -- has opposed granting of "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status by Pakistan to India, a media ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliamentary panel endorses India’s MFN status


January 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel has endorsed the government's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, a leap forward in boosting sub-continental trade ties.The ... Read more...

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Independent Election Commission sought in Pakistan


January 8th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has urged Pakistan's opposition parties to evolve a consensus on setting up an independent Election Commission for holding ... Read more...

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Adopt Andhra model of reservations: Muslim leaders


December 19th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A national conference of Muslim scholars and Islamic organisations here Monday demanded reservations for the community on the lines of Andhra Pradesh, which earmarks nearly 5 ... Read more...

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Why quotas for only OBC Muslims, asks community


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Many Indian Muslims Friday said the government should consider reservations for the community as a whole instead of just the backward classes among them. ... Read more...

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Bihar Muslims divided over share in OBC quota


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Muslims in Bihar are divided over the central government's proposal to consider reservations for them within the 27 percent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBCs). While ... Read more...

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Seven Malegaon blasts accused post bonds, out on bail


November 16th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Four years after they were arrested for alleged involvement in the 2006 Malegaon blasts that killed 37 people, seven of the nine accused in the case ... Read more...

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Anna supporters hold Roza Iftar in Lucknow


August 24th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 24 (IANS) Activists of India Against Corruption (IAC) Wednesday organized a "roza iftar (ritual breaking of Ramzan fast)" for Muslims thronging the Jhule Lal Park here where 11 ... Read more...

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Muslims bigger victims of corruption, says cleric


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Declaring support for Anna Hazare's fast for a stronger Lokpal bill, the All India Ulema Council (AIUC) claimed Monday that religious minorities like Muslims are bigger ... Read more...

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Pakistan frets over burqa bombers (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Burqa-clad women suicide bombers in Pakistan have posed a potent threat to the country as it grapples to deal with the Taliban.This has been vindicated ... Read more...

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National consensus on Kashmir needed: former Pakistani PM


June 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) All political parties of Pakistan must strive to create a national consensus on the Kashmir issue, said former prime minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain, according to a ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan army will face suicide attacks in North Waziristan’


June 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Army will face deadly suicide attacks if it undertakes operations in North Waziristan, according to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, a ... Read more...

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Gujarat riots panel to decide on cop’s testimony June 8


May 25th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 25 (IANS) The Nanavati-Mehta Judicial Inquiry Commission, probing the 2002 Gujarat communal riots, Wednesday reserved its order till June 8 on whether to treat as a witness ... Read more...

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India has shared Samjhauta probe report with Pakistan, will talk on Kashmir: Malik


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that India has provided the Samjhauta Express train blast investigation report to Pakistan, and that both countries have agreed to talk on ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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Leaders like Fazlur Rehman vulnerable, says Pakistani daily


April 1st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Leaders like Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who was the target of terror attacks on two successive days, are "vulnerable because they must meet ... Read more...

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18 die in Pakistan blasts, Fazlur Rehman attacked after WikiLeaks expose (Evening Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a bombing in northwest Pakistan that targetted Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while six people died Thursday ... Read more...

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Bible translated in Malaysian language no affront to Muslims: Ulema


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Mar. 19 (ANI): The translation of Bible in the traditional Malaysian language is of no affront to Muslims and is perfectly fine in the eyes of Federal Constitution, according to ... Read more...

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Federation of Muslim educational institutes launched


March 12th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Aiming to modernise the community's educational centres, including the madrasas (religious schools), the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Saturday launched an association of the management bodies of ... Read more...

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PPP lawmaker richest in Pak Parliament


March 12th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Senator Gul Muhammad Lot of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is the richest member of the Upper House of Parliament, with his property valuing 1.351 billion rupees in and ... Read more...

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Islamists protest Dhaka’s equal rights to women policy


March 9th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Stating that a woman never be equal to man "according to Islam", Islamist parties in Bangladesh have called for a daylong strike next month to ... Read more...

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Pak lawmakers blame ‘lapse of security’ for Bhatti’s assassination


March 4th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 4(ANI): A majority of Pakistan's parliamentarians have blamed a 'lapse of security' for the assassination of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti.Bhatti was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Islamabad on ... Read more...

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Gilani vows “new strategy” to combat religious extremism in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): In the wake of the assassination of Pakistan's Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his government would announce a new strategy ... Read more...

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Pak Govt freeing Davis may be “last straw that breaks camel’s back”: Hilaly


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): If the Pakistan Government hands over double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis to the United States without sufficiently preparing public opinion on this sensitive issue, it may face a ... Read more...

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