Indian government forces assault Kashmiri journalists
7th Mar 2021

Indian government forces assault Kashmiri journalists

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India, (AA): Two journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir were allegedly assaulted by the government forces during a protest in the capital city of Srinagar on Friday. Shafat Farooq, a video journalist with the … Continued

Kashmir parties welcome India, Pakistan border pact
26th Feb 2021

Kashmir parties welcome India, Pakistan border pact

By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India, (AA): The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC), the two main pro-India parties in Jammu and Kashmir, welcomed a joint statement by Indian and Pakistani army officials on … Continued

Human Rights Watch blames India of targeting minorities
20th Feb 2021

Human Rights Watch blames India of targeting minorities

By Beyza Binnur Donmez and Shuriah Niazi (AA): Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Indian government of adopting laws and policies that “systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government.” HRW’s report came days ahead Feb. … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: ‘Guided tour’ for foreign envoys to disputed Kashmir
19th Feb 2021

Jammu & Kashmir: ‘Guided tour’ for foreign envoys to disputed Kashmir

By Hilal Mir   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): As diplomats from nearly two dozen countries continue their two-day visit in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, commentators and politicians say that another “guided tour” would not change ground realities in … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 3 Indian soldiers arrested for child molestation
18th Feb 2021

Jammu & Kashmir: 3 Indian soldiers arrested for child molestation

By Nusrat Sidiq SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) – Three Indian army employees were arrested by the regional police of Indian-administered Kashmir in connection with the alleged molestation and kidnapping of a young girl from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, authorities … Continued

India joins Iran-Russia naval drill, China to follow
17th Feb 2021

India joins Iran-Russia naval drill, China to follow

By Syed Zafar Mehdi and Ahmet Dursun   TEHRAN (AA): The Indian navy has joined a naval drill that began Tuesday between Iran and Russia in the North Indian Ocean while China is also expected to soon take part. Iran’s … Continued

India: Muslim stand-up comedian denied bail
29th Jan 2021

India: Muslim stand-up comedian denied bail

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): An Indian high court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of a Muslim stand-up comedian over allegedly objectionable comments against Hindu deities. A judgment in Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea was reserved by the … Continued

India: Construction of alternate Babri Mosque begins despite objections
27th Jan 2021

India: Construction of alternate Babri Mosque begins despite objections

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): The groundbreaking ceremony for the alternate Babri Mosque was held Tuesday in Ayodhya in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A flag hoisting ceremony and a tree plantation drive was held to … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: 225 Kashmiris, 60 India security killed in 2020
1st Jan 2021

Jammu & Kashmir: 225 Kashmiris, 60 India security killed in 2020

By Hilal Mir SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Amid rising concerns over “extrajudicial killings” and “fake encounters” in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, the police chief in the region said Thursday a total of 225 “militants” were killed in the … Continued

India: Controversial alternate mosque design unveiled in Babri case
23rd Dec 2020

India: Controversial alternate mosque design unveiled in Babri case

By Ahmad Adil NEW DELHI (AA): A new design was unveiled for a mosque in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya as part of the settlement of the controversial Babri Mosque case. However, many Muslim organisations have rejected the proposed … Continued

India: New law targets interfaith couples
14th Dec 2020

India: New law targets interfaith couples

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA): Haidar Mansuri, 34, and 28-year-old Shabila Chand [both Muslim] in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh decided to get married after a year-long courtship. Shabila left her home in Azamgarh to marry Kushinagar resident … Continued

India: ‘Never forget’: India MP on Babri mosque demolition anniv
7th Dec 2020

India: ‘Never forget’: India MP on Babri mosque demolition anniv

By Ahmad Adil NEW DELHI (AA): India’s most recognized Muslim politician and President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday asked people to “never forget” about the demolition of Babri Masjid. On Dec. 6, 1992, the 16th … Continued

India: Clamor for justice to Muslim girl burnt alive
20th Nov 2020

India: Clamor for justice to Muslim girl burnt alive

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA) – Many political leaders and women organizations in India have joined to demand justice for a Muslim girl, who was allegedly burnt alive by a Hindu boy in the eastern province of Bihar. Gulnaz … Continued

Kashmir: Border clashes kill 10 civilians
14th Nov 2020

Kashmir: Border clashes kill 10 civilians

By Nusrat Sidiq and Aamir Latif   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): At least 15 people were killed, including four Indian soldiers and one Pakistani trooper as heavy shelling and gunfire were exchanged Friday between India and Pakistan along … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Top militant commander killed by Indian forces
2nd Nov 2020

Jammu & Kashmir: Top militant commander killed by Indian forces

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): A top militant commander, Saifullah Mir, was killed in a gun battle in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Kashmir region’s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Blow to press freedom as India closes free media
22nd Oct 2020

Jammu & Kashmir: Blow to press freedom as India closes free media

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA):- The abrupt closure of a decades-old local English-language daily in Indian-administered Kashmir has dealt yet another blow to press freedom in the region, with journalists saying the move is meant to … Continued

India: 20 Muslims cleared of flouting virus rules
21st Oct 2020

India: 20 Muslims cleared of flouting virus rules

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI, India (AA): A court in western India Tuesday acquitted 20 members of a Muslim group who had been charged with violating the nationwide lockdown in April. The members of the Tablighi Jamaat, including 10 … Continued

India: Case acquitting accused in demolition of Babri Mosque ‘an institutional failure’
1st Oct 2020

India: Case acquitting accused in demolition of Babri Mosque ‘an institutional failure’

By Iftikhar Gilani   (AA): Describing the handling of a case pertaining to the demolition of the 16th century Babri Mosque as “an institutional failure”, an Indian legal luminary believed that successive governments in New Delhi and the Indian province … Continued

India: Gang rape victim’s death in UP causes outrage
30th Sep 2020

India: Gang rape victim’s death in UP causes outrage

By Cheena Kapoor   UTTARAKHAND, India (AA): A 19-year-old gang rape victim succumbed to her injuries at a Delhi hospital after battling for life for two weeks. The Dalit woman [a depressed caste in India] was tortured and gang-raped by … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Young ‘innocent’ Kashmiri killed in police custody
18th Sep 2020

Jammu & Kashmir: Young ‘innocent’ Kashmiri killed in police custody

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA) : A 23-year-old young man in Indian-administered Kashmir was allegedly killed in police custody Tuesday night, according to his family. The deceased, identified as Irfan Ahmad Dar of Northern Kashmir’s Baramulla … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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