News Analysis - Islam in India


Islam in India

  • Political Color to Religion through Sachar Report (January 30 , 2007)
    With elections coming up in Uttar Pradesh, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is reportedly reading democratic statistics to execute minority welfare schemes even as Muslims accuse the Sachar Report of ignoring their women.<More>

  • Fears of Islamic Radicalization in Maldives (October 13, 2006)
    According to a report in The Independent, Maldives is slowly changing from a liberal Islamic state to a more conservative nation where fundamentalist preachers are persuading locals to adopt a more radical form of Islam and hate Christianity.<More>

  • SC Allows Haj Subsidy for This Year (September 28, 2006)
    While allowing the Government to continue with its Haj plans for lakhs of Muslim pilgrims this year, the Supreme Court (SC) questioned the Government’s continued “largesse” to one community while denying others of similar facilities.<More>

  • HC Says No to Yatra Subsidies (August 29, 2006)
    The Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) has restrained the Federal and State Governments from subsidizing Yatra expenses for the Haj and other pilgrimages leaving politicians using these sops as ways to create and retain vote banks in quandary.<More>

  • Islamic Court Review in 4 weeks (March 28, 2006)
    The Supreme Court (SC) granted four extra weeks to the Government to collect data on the presence of Islamic and Shariat courts, their roles, and implications on the judicial system.<More>

  • 18 Killed in Nigeria over Cartoons (February 23, 2006)
    Reprisal killings in Nigeria saw a Christian mob brutally murdering 18 Muslim youth from the Hausas tribe.<More>

  • 28 Dead in Nigeria Cartoon Protests (February 22, 2006)
    Protests, threats, and rioting continued around the world on the Danish cartoons that showed Prophet Mohammed in uncharitable ways.<More>

  • Cartoon Rage Burns Benghazi Italian Consulate (February 21, 2006)
    Angry Libyan protestors incensed by an Italian Minister's threat to wear T-shirts with the distasteful Danish cartoons and called Muslims "Ali Babas" overran security forces and burnt a consulate building at Benghazi.<More>

  • Cartoon Protests in India (February 20, 2006)
    About 50,000 Pakistanis marched to protest the cartoons that depict Prophet Mohammed distastefully in Karachi.<More>

  • Whisky Maker Uses Durga Image in US (February 18, 2006)
    In the heels of Danish cartoons that depicted Prophet Mohammed in distasteful manner, a whisky maker used the image of Durga to brand his Southern Comfort brand.<More>

  • Violent Cartoon Protests in Pak (February 16, 2006)
    About 200 Pakistani students, protesting against the Danish cartoons, broke through a high-security cordon in Islamabad and damaged 40 parked and Government cars.<More>

  • EU Negotiates Cartoons with OIC (February 15, 2006)
    European Union Foreign Minister Javier Solana is on a damage control mission in West Asia to soothe anger over Danish cartoons that depicted Prophet Mohammed in a distasteful manner.<More>

  • World Over Protests on Cartoons (February 14, 2006)
    While violence over the Danish cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in distasteful manner abated, Danish diplomats in several countries including Syria and Indonesia were cautioned and expatriated to safety.<More>

  • EU Considers Media Moral Code (February 11, 2006)
    The EU is considering a moral code of conduct following intense rioting in the Islamic world over distasteful cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist and other uncharitable manner.<More>

  • Indonesia Condemns Cartoons, Accepts “Apology” (February 10, 2006)
    Indonesia is trying to walk a tightrope on the issue of Danish cartoons that depict the Prophet Mohammed in a distasteful manner.<More>

  • Cartoon Protests in Afghan (February 08, 2006)
    Protests over distasteful cartoons that showed Prophet Mohammed in uncharitable ways spread in many Asian countries often resulting in police firing.<More>

  • Cartoon Protests in Syria and Lebanon (February 07, 2006)
    Protestors in Syria and Lebanon burnt the Danish embassies in retaliation for cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Mohammed in distasteful scenarios.<More>

  • Danish Cartoons Strain Saudi-Denmark Relations (February 01, 2006)
    A recent set of cartoons in a Danish newspaper lampooning Islamic Prophet Mohammed has created

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