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    1947 Hindu Muslim Riots In Hyderabad

  • Riots deepen Hindu-Muslim divide in Indian capital

    But the riots that raged through the area last month appear to have cleaved lasting divisions in the community, reflecting a nationwide trend as tensions over the Hindu nationalist agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi boil over...

    Many Hindus in Yamuna Vihar, a sprawl of residential blocks and shops dotted with mosques and temples, and in other riot-hit districts of north-eastern Delhi, say they are boycotting merchants and refusing...

  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    In the larger cities, riots routinely broke the silence and filled fasting hearts with terror, the chosen abstinence from food and drink a physical parallel to the more abstract absence of peace...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    In his famous speech to the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, he said: “You are free, free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan...

  • Shops, vehicles attacked as power riots hit Hyderabad areas

    HYDERABAD: Riots hit several localities of Paretabad late on Monday evening following street protests over power outages continuing in the city for many days...

    The protesters had intermittently been taking to the streets in many areas of Hyderabad every day since the advent of Ramazan against excessive loadshedding and frequent outages which, according to them, had reduced the supply duration to merely a few hours a day...

  • 20 injured in India riots after Hindu activist killed

    India has rushed hundreds of security personnel to a district in the south after riots saw mobs burn vehicles and pelt stones after a Hindu activist was killed...

    At least 20 people were injured in the unrest on Monday, after the killing a day earlier of the member of the Hindu nationalist group Bajrang Dal in Shivamogga, Karnataka state...

  • Gujarat riots: Indian court commutes death sentences of 11 Muslim men

    An Indian court on Monday commuted the death sentences of 11 men convicted of causing a 2002 train fire that sparked anti-Muslim riots in which more than 1,000 people were killed...

    The 11 men, all Muslims, will instead face life in jail for causing the fire that killed 59 Hindu passengers and set off some of the worst religious violence to hit independent India...

  • Sri Lanka deploys commandos to quell anti-Muslim riots

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday imposed fresh curfews and deployed heavily-armed police commandos to a central hill district popular with tourists where riots have left two dead and Muslim homes and businesses in ruins...

    The body of a Muslim man was pulled from the ashes of a burnt building on Tuesday, police said, threatening to further fuel communal tensions that have flared up across the country in recent weeks...

  • Sirisena announces probe into anti-Muslim riots in Kandy

    COLOMBO: An investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced on Saturday by President Maithripala Sirisena...

    Three people died, 20 others were wounded and more than 200 Muslim-owned businesses and homes were destroyed in four days of rioting that died down on Thursday...

  • At least 1 Muslim killed in riots: Sri Lankan minister

    A Sri Lankan Cabinet minister says a Muslim man was killed and dozens of shops and mosques were destroyed in communal violence in apparent retaliation to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people...

    Rauff Hakeem, a Cabinet minister and leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, said Tuesday that the man was hacked to death Monday in northwestern Sri Lanka when majority ethnic Sinhalese mobs attacked Muslim-owned shops...

  • Nationwide curfews, social media block in Sri Lanka after anti-Muslim riots

    Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide six-hour night curfew and banned Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms on Monday after anti-Muslim riots gripped several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter bombings...

    Christian groups attacked Muslim-owned shops in a sign of the ongoing religious tension in Sri Lanka since the April 21 attacks by suicide bombers on three hotels and three churches which left 258 dead...

  • 'Proud to be Pakistani Hindu today': Senate body approves Hindu marriage bill

    In what appears to be a New Year's gift for Hindu minorities in Pakistan, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the much-awaited Hindu Marriages Bill on Monday...

    Earlier in September, the Natio­nal Assembly had passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016, thus paving the way for the adoption of a comprehensive and widely-acceptable family law for Hindus living in Pakistan...

  • Are Hindu reformers anti-Hindu?

    Some Muslim ideologues opposed the movement for Pakistan also on similar lines, saying there was no sanction for a nation state in Islam...

    Ambedkar’s call for the destruction of the Hindu caste system remained unheeded...

  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    According to The Guardian, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave its view in response to a petition filed by six lawyers stating that the 17th century monument in Agra had originally been a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity...

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