Pakistan: Police fired over Hindu temple attack
16th Jan 2021

Pakistan: Police fired over Hindu temple attack

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least 12 police officers have been sacked for failing to stop a mob from demolishing a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province last month. The cops showed “cowardice, negligence, and irresponsibility … Continued

India: Halal certificate no longer mandatory for meat exports
11th Jan 2021

India: Halal certificate no longer mandatory for meat exports

By Shuriah Niazi NEW DELHI (AA) : Under new rules, meat from India no longer needs to be certified halal – following Muslim rules – before it is exported. The recently changed requirement is expected to end the domination of … Continued

‘Pakistan setting up interfaith harmony bodies to confront sectarianism’
7th Jan 2021

‘Pakistan setting up interfaith harmony bodies to confront sectarianism’

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan is establishing interfaith harmony councils at the local, provincial and national level to promote dialogue and resolve sectarian conflicts, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, special representative of the prime minister on religious harmony, has revealed. … Continued

Pakistan: 11 Hazara miners killed in armed attack in Balochistan
3rd Jan 2021

Pakistan: 11 Hazara miners killed in armed attack in Balochistan

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): At least 11 Hazara Shia Muslim coal miners were kidnapped and later killed in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. The incident took place in the remote Mach coalfield, about 48km (30 miles) east … 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

Pakistan signs letter on railway project with Uzbekistan & Afghanistan
30th Dec 2020

Pakistan signs letter on railway project with Uzbekistan & Afghanistan

By Islamuddin Sajid ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan signed a joint appeal letter Tuesday seeking a $4.8 billion loan from international financial institutions for a Trans-Afghan railway line project with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The rail link would connect Pakistan and Uzbekistan … 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

Bangladesh urged to halt Rohingya relocation to remote island
6th Dec 2020

Bangladesh urged to halt Rohingya relocation to remote island

By Md. Kamruzzaman DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): A Europe-based Rohingya rights group on Saturday expressed concern over Bangladesh’s plan to relocate more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island. “We urge the international community, including the newly elected United States … 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

Pakistan makes masks mandatory as coronavirus cases climb
29th Oct 2020

Pakistan makes masks mandatory as coronavirus cases climb

By Aamir Latif   KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Pakistan made it compulsory Wednesday for citizens to wear face masks in public places in an effort to contain a fresh coronavirus outbreak. The government also announced the shutting of all parks and … Continued

Pakistan: Explosion at Islamic Seminary kills 7 children, wounds123 in Peshawar
27th Oct 2020

Pakistan: Explosion at Islamic Seminary kills 7 children, wounds123 in Peshawar

By Islamuddin Sajid   ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least seven children were killed and 123 others wounded on Tuesday in an explosion at a religious seminary in northwestern Pakistan, an official said. The bomb went off in Jamia Zuberia [Zubairia] … 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

Pakistan: 20 security personnel killed in terror attacks
16th Oct 2020

Pakistan: 20 security personnel killed in terror attacks

By Islamuddin Sajid and Aamir Latif   ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Pakistan (AA): Twenty security personnel were killed in two separate terrorist attacks in north and southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, officials said. The Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS), a banned terrorist organization, has … 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

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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