AMU condemns attack on school children in Pakistan

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Thursday condemned the terror attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, terming it as not only an assault on human lives, but an attack on modern educational values.

Aligarh: Dharm Jagran Samiti calls off conversion drive on 25th Dec

The mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Dharm Jagran Samiti has been called off.

Conversion issue: Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till Dec 25

Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said.

Aligarh re-conversion event postponed, not cancelled?
Aligarh re-conversion event postponed, not cancelled?

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfit, which had planned a religious conversion programme here on December 25, has cancelled the event in the face of controversy.

No organisation approached us for written permission for gathering: DM

No organisation has approached Aligarh district administration to seek permission for any gathering on December 25, even as authorities said they will clamp prohibitary orders all over the district to maintain peace.

Re-conversion an ongoing process, will continue: Adityanath

New Delhi: Notwithstanding controversy over the conversion issue, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath Tuesday justified such programmes saying it is an ongoing process and will continue to happen.

Conversion row: Additional security sought for Aligarh churches on Christmas eve

Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit here on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city.

Conversion row: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath remains defiant, says 'Ghar Wapsi' must be allowed
Conversion row: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath remains defiant, says 'Ghar Wapsi' must be allowed

Lucknow: While the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has strictly denied permission to the RSS-backed Dharma Jagran Manch's controversial mass conversion programme in Aligarh, which is scheduled to be held on December 25 and clamped prohibitory orders in the city, firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said that the organisers should be allowed the proposed programme.

UP police says no to 'Ghar Waapsi' on Dec 25, DJM ready for legal battle
UP police says no to 'Ghar Waapsi' on Dec 25, DJM ready for legal battle

Aligarh: The Uttar Pradesh government has refused to give permission to the RSS-backed Dharma Jagran Manch's controversial mass conversion programme – an issue which rocked the Parliament through the past week - scheduled to be held on December 25 and clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in the city, reports said on Monday.

Former UP and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passes away
Former UP and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passes away

Former Uttar Pradesh and Railways captain Mohammad Shahid passed away after failing to recover from a prolonged heart illness, here.

Tamil poet Subramania Bharti remembered

 Historians and scholars Saturday recalled the contribution of Tamil poet Subramania Bharti in consolidating national unity and presenting an egalitarian vision for India.

Will go ahead with homecoming programme on Dec 25: Dharam Jagaran Samiti

Notwithstanding the warning by the district administration, the Dharam Jagaran Samiti -- a western UP-based Hindutva group, has said it will go ahead with its reconversion programme on December 25.

RSS to convert 5,000 Christian, Muslim families to Hinduism on Christmas

The Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS offshoot distributed pamphlets in Aligarh seeking donations for converting Muslims and Christians to Hinduism opened the Pandora's box.

RSS to convert 5,000 Christian, Muslim families to Hinduism during Christmas- Part II

The Dharam Jagran Samiti, an RSS offshoot distributed pamphlets in Aligarh seeking donations for converting Muslims and Christians to Hinduism opened the Pandora's box.

UP's Minority Commission seeks report on conversion from DM, SSP

Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission on Thursday sought a report from District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police Agra amid a raging row on alleged forced conversion.

Forced conversions will lead to communal tension: CPI(M)

Condemning the conversion of a large number of Muslims in Agra, CPI(M) on Thursday said forced conversion was a criminal offence and will lead to communal tensions across the country.

Aligarh-based Hindu outfit announces re-conversions on December 25

Amid a raging row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, a Hindu organisation has announced its plan to "convert a large number of people" on December 25, which was welcomed by the local BJP MP who said people are within their rights to choose their religion.

Six child workers rescued from college canteen in Greater Noida

Six child labourers were rescued after a raid at a college canteen in Knowledge Park here, police said on Thursday.

With BJP's rise, worst fears of minorities coming true: NALSAR VC

Noted jurist and vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Faizan Mustafa on Thursday voiced "grave concern" at the rising incidents of "minority bashing" after the NDA government assumed office earlier this year.

AMU row resolved as BJP relents, varsity to hold seminar on Raja Mahendra Pratap
AMU row resolved as BJP relents, varsity to hold seminar on Raja Mahendra Pratap

Ending a stand-off, BJP on Saturday gave up its plans to organise the birth anniversary celebration of Raja Mahendra Pratap at the campus of AMU, which had warned of a communal flagration, after the varsity announced that it will hold a seminar to mark his contribution.