India: Row over Facebook’s reported leniency to BJP hate speech
18th Aug 2020

India: Row over Facebook’s reported leniency to BJP hate speech

By Ahmad Adil   NEW DELHI (AA): A massive political controversy erupted in India over Facebook’s reported tolerance to the hate speech posts shared by the country’s ruling circles. Amid the worldwide criticism of social media platforms’ role against spreading … Continued

India: Somber Eid for Muslims during pandemic
30th Jul 2020

India: Somber Eid for Muslims during pandemic

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): This year the Meerut district’s animal market in India’s most populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh is deserted. With days before the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Adha, the biggest animal market in western Uttar … Continued

India: February’s anti-Muslim Delhi riots ‘well-planned’: Inquiry report
18th Jul 2020

India: February’s anti-Muslim Delhi riots ‘well-planned’: Inquiry report

By Cheena Kapoor   NEW DELHI, India (AA) : February’s anti-Muslim riots in the Indian capital New Delhi were “well-planned,” said a fact-finding report by the Delhi Minorities Commission on Thursday. In a report, the commission highlights that riots caused … Continued

India: 47 deaths confirmed in Delhi in anti-Muslim violence
3rd Mar 2020

India: 47 deaths confirmed in Delhi in anti-Muslim violence

By Cheena Kapoor   NEW DELHI, India (AA): The death toll from recent anti-Muslim violence in Delhi reached 47 Monday after four more bodies were fished out from drains and brought to a hospital. 350 people have been injured in … Continued

India: Hindu mob attacks top university campus injuring 35
7th Jan 2020

India: Hindu mob attacks top university campus injuring 35

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA) Security has been beefed up at the campus of a prestigious Indian university following a night of terror when masked men attacked students with batons. The police who were present outside the University … Continued

India: 15 killed, mainly Muslims in anti-citizenship law protests
22nd Dec 2019

India: 15 killed, mainly Muslims in anti-citizenship law protests

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): Fifteen people were killed, mainly Muslims, many of them from bullet injuries, in India as peaceful protests reverberate across the country against a controversial citizenship law, security officials said Saturday. Inspector General of … Continued

India: Two killed in protests over new anti-Muslim citizenship law
20th Dec 2019

India: Two killed in protests over new anti-Muslim citizenship law

By Ahmad Adil   CHANDIGARTH, India (AA): At least two protestors were killed in southern India as demonstrations against a controversial new citizenship law escalated and spread Thursday, local media reported. The deaths occurred in Mangaluru in the Karnataka state … Continued

Indian premier claims discriminatory citizenship law ‘not against any religion’
17th Dec 2019

Indian premier claims discriminatory citizenship law ‘not against any religion’

By Shuriah Niazi and Riyaz ul Khaliq   NEW DELHI, India (AA): As protests against police crackdown in Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia — a central university — and new citizenship law, spread in other parts of the country on Monday, … Continued

India: Citizenship bill for all minorities except Muslims, clears parliament
10th Dec 2019

India: Citizenship bill for all minorities except Muslims, clears parliament

By Shuriah Niazi and Abdul Gani   NEW DELHI/Guwahati (AA): India’s lower house of parliament passed the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill on Monday, with 311 voting in support and 80 against. The bill was cleared after nearly 12 hours of … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Brutal lockdown puts education on back burner
2nd Dec 2019

Jammu & Kashmir: Brutal lockdown puts education on back burner

By Nusrat Sidiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India, (AA): Aafreen Zaira, a media student at the Women’s College Srinagar in the capital of Indian Jammu and Kashmir, is looking keenly at a model paper which has 14 questions to … Continued

India: Babri Mosque case: India court rules in favor of Hindus
9th Nov 2019

India: Babri Mosque case: India court rules in favor of Hindus

By Shuriah Niazi, Riyaz ul Khaliq NEW DELHI, India/ANKARA, Turkey (AA): The historical site of early 16th century Babri Mosque should be handed over to Hindus for construction of Ram temple, ruled India’s top court on Saturday in a historic … Continued

India: BJP leader asks Hindus to buy sword ahead of Ayodhya mosque verdict
21st Oct 2019

India: BJP leader asks Hindus to buy sword ahead of Ayodhya mosque verdict

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A ruling party leader in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has asked members of his Hindu community to “buy swords made of iron instead of gold jewelery and silver vessels,” on Dhanteras. … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian women’s group alleges 13000 Muslim boys arrested
27th Sep 2019

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian women’s group alleges 13000 Muslim boys arrested

By Riyaz ul Khaliq (AA): Indian authorities arrested an estimated “13,000 boys” in Jammu and Kashmir since Aug. 5, according to a fact-finding report by a team of five women who visited the region recently. “Shops closed, hotels closed, schools, … Continued

India: Muslim lynched to death by Hindu mob
25th Jun 2019

India: Muslim lynched to death by Hindu mob

By Shuriah Niazi New Delhi (AA): Indian police on Monday arrested five people for torturing a Muslim man, who later died of his wounds, in the latest suspected lynching incident by Hindu vigilantes. A 10-minute video shows Tabrez Ansari, 24, … Continued

India: Muslim men attacked in two separate incidents by Hindu mobs
28th May 2019

India: Muslim men attacked in two separate incidents by Hindu mobs

[Photo: Narendra Modi addresses media outside the President House on May 25, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders designated Narendra Modi as a Indian Prime Minister. Photographer: Imtiyaz Khan/AA] Shuriah Niazi New … Continued

India: BJP Candidate off trail after razed mosque comments
2nd May 2019

India: BJP Candidate off trail after razed mosque comments

By Ahmad Adil   CHANDIGARH, India (AA): India’s Election Commission [EC] on Wednesday suspended campaigning for the current elections by a ruling party candidate over her comments reveling in the destruction of a 500-year-old mosque, among other remarks. “The Commission, … Continued

India: Muslim man dies after Hindu attack
8th Jan 2018

India: Muslim man dies after Hindu attack

By Shuriah Niazi   NEW DELHI (AA): A Muslim man who was stabbed in southern India last week in alleged retaliation for the murder of a Hindu activist died on Sunday. Basheer Ahmed, 47, was attacked last Wednesday in Mangalore, … Continued

India: Indian PM finally decries mob lynching against Muslims
30th Jun 2017

India: Indian PM finally decries mob lynching against Muslims

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday warned cow vigilantes against indulging in violence in the name of cow protection after large number of demonstrations against the violence.. This is the first time that … Continued

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit
8th Nov 2015

Jammu & Kashmir: Hundreds detained, one shot dead, during Modi visit

By Zahid Rafiq   SRINAGAR, Jammu Kashmir, India [J&K] (AA & Greater Kashmir): Amid a severe curfew imposed by Indian authorities in Jammu Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the disputed region Sunday to address a rally in the heavily … Continued

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi
23rd Oct 2015

India writers, intellectuals protest mounting ‘intolerance’ under Modi

By Ahmad Adil     SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir, India (AA): Mounting intolerance in India — and perceived government silence in regards to it — has triggered a vertical divide in the country’s intellectual class. As a way of registering … 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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