Council of Indian Muslims—UK (CIM) has strongly condemned the imposition of the so called Jazya on Sikh community and demolition of their houses in Pakistan's Aurakzai tribal region as “un-Islamic and shameful”.
A press statement issued by the CIM quotes its religious affairs advisor and London based renowned religious scholar Maulana Atiqur-Rehman Sambhali as saying, “Such an action is highly deplorable, unacceptable and un-Islamic. “
Aditya Mukherjee and Mridula Mukherjee
“Wherever they went, they had a sword in their hand. Their army went like a storm in all the four directions. Any country that came their way was destroyed. Houses of prayers and universities were destroyed. Libraries were burnt religious books were destroyed. Mothers and sisters were humiliated. Mercy and justice were unknown to them.”
Following wide press coverage of CIM Chairman Munaf Zeena’s letter to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and our press release on this issue, Ms Kate Dobbin of Dow Jones & Company has phoned Mr Zeena and informed him that the India Summit has been postponed. She has also sent an email that we are producing below.
British Indian Muslims have urged the British Government to declare the Chief Minister of Gujarat Mr Narendra Modi persona non grata and refuse him visa to enter into Britain.
Modi, who had allowed and supported the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the state as its Chief Minister in 2002, has reportedly accepted an invitation to address “India Summit 2009” being organised by Dow Jones Financial News in London in May 2009.
Recounting untold history
M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
The First united War of India's Independence or the Indian Rebellion of 1857, as in the British records, also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, and the Sepoy Mutiny was a prolonged period of armed uprisings in different parts of India against British occupation. Small precursors of brewing discontent, as was the plan, involving incidences of arson in cantonment areas began to manifest themselves in January 1857. Later, a large-scale rebellion broke out in May that year and turned into what must be called a full-fledged war of independence in the country. This war brought about the end of the British East India Company's rule in India, and led to fidgety direct rule by the British government (British Raj) of much of the Indian subcontinent for the next 90 years.
By Arundhati Roy
The Mumbai attacks have been dubbed 'India's 9/11', and there are calls for a 9/11-style response, including an attack on Pakistan. Instead, the country must fight terrorism with justice, or face civil war
M Ghazali Khan
Reports of police torture of Malegaon blast accused are shameful. The notice issued by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to Maharashtra's director general of police and the chief secretary over the alleged torture of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is a good beginning to bring law enforcement agencies to sanity. This probably is the first time in Indian history when any governmental/semi-governmental body has taken notice of police’s hitherto unchallenged and unlimited powers that have tacitly been approved and accepted by the society. Ironic, though it is that it took some members of the majority community to be arrested and tortured in police custody to give a wakeup call to the society.
British Indian Muslims have urged the Indian government to hand over the Babri Mosque site to Muslims and let them rebuild the mosque there.
Marking the 17th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Mosque on 6 December 1992 in Ayodhya, the Chairman of Council of Indian Muslims—UK (CIM) Mr Mohammad Munaf Zeena said, “The demolition of Babri Mosque and Gujarat massacre are two of the most brazen crimes committed against Indian Muslims and the tragedy is that the perpetrators of these crimes are still roaming free.
British Indian Muslims have condemned terrorist attacks in Bombay. "We are shocked and saddened at the tragic deaths of innocent people killed in these barbaric attacks and strongly condemn these acts of savagery. Our thoughts go to the families of the deceased and pray for quick recovery of the injured." Chairman of Council of Indian Muslims—CIM (UK) Mohammad Munaf Zeena has said in a statement issued today.
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) In what could cast doubts over the functioning of Delhi Polices' elite anti-terrorism wing - Special Cell, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has demanded action against its celebrated officer Ravinder Tyagi for framing two police informers on terror charges.
The probe agency has made the demand in its report filed in a sessions court.
Tyagi incidentally was also part of the operation in the Jamia Nagar shootout in September in which two alleged terrorists and Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma were killed.