Month: January 2011

Indian American Muslims celebrate India’s 62nd Republic Day

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguard India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today, celebrates India’s 62nd Republic Day. IAMC’s chapters across the nation have scheduled festivities and entertaining educational programs for adults, and children. In order to mark the Republic Day, IAMC has also organized …

India must face up to Hindu terrorism – By Kapil Komireddi (Jan 19, 2011, The Guardian)

For far too long, the enduring response of the Indian establishment to Hindu nationalists has rarely surpassed mild scorn. Their organised violent eruptions across the country – slaughtering Muslims and Christians, destroying their places of worship, cutting open pregnant wombs – never seemed sufficient enough to the state to cast them as a meaningful threat …

Who will pay for injustice done to these nine men? – By Ashish Khetan (Jan 29, 2011, Tehelka)

Bribed witnesses. Coerced statements. Deceit. These are elements of the shocking story of how the police built a case against nine Muslim men, accusing them of planting the four powerful bombs that tore through the communally sensitive town of Malegaon in central Maharashtra on 8 September 2006, killing 37 Muslims and injuring hundreds. Hindutva extremist …

Mecca Masjid blast: Apology, compensation sought for innocent youths – By TCN Staff Reporter (Jan 18, 2011, Twocircles.net)

An unconditional apology and proper compensation have been sought from the Government for the innocent Muslim youths who were tortured and falsely implicated in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Hyderabad-based Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee, which has constantly fought for the terror probe victims, also demanded immediate withdrawal of the blast cases registered against these youths. …