Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja says his father Illayaraja was never against his decision to convert to Islam, and subsequently marry a Muslim. He says the music maestro was neutral towards his conversion and marriage.
In the recent past, several popular film celebrities have lent support to small budget cinematic gems. This time, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wished good luck to ‘Dozakh - In Search Of Heaven’, which he calls a "sensitive movie".
Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India."
The government Tuesday said that offences related to religious conversion were primarily the concern of the state governments and actions are being taken as per the law whenever instances of violations come to light.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday echoed his Wednesday`s call for Muslim communities around the world to resist the notion that the West was at war with Islam in his final speech at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
Frustrated over al Qaeda's recognition as a global terror outfit, its chief Osama bin Laden wanted to change the name of the group to identify it more closely with Islam before he was killed by US special forces in Pakistan, the White House has said.