Sri Lanka minorities feel hard done by electoral reform

A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka's electoral system has not found favour with the country's minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests.

Largest Muslim group asks Indonesia to broker talks on Yemen

The world`s largest Muslim organisation urged Indonesia to broker talks on Yemen at an Asia-Africa leaders conference next week, hoping for a breakthrough to end fighting between Iran-allied Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition. 

Muslim-majority Indonesia cracks down on alcohol sales

Indonesia on Thursday introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks, the latest move to curb drinking in the world`s most populous Muslim-majority country, despite opposition from the industry and in tourism hotspots.

Gujarat schools' uniform colour choice for Hindu, Muslim kids sparks debate- Part 2

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Shahpur Public School and Dani Limda Public School are unique for being its only English-medium schools. They also have another distinction.

Gujarat schools' uniform colour choice for Hindu, Muslim kids sparks debate

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Shahpur Public School and Dani Limda Public School are unique for being its only English-medium schools. They also have another distinction.

Gujarat schools have saffron uniform for Hindu kids, green for Muslim

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Shahpur Public School and Dani Limda Public School are unique for being its only English-medium schools. They also have another distinction.

Indonesian Islamic parties propose alcohol ban

Indonesia`s Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years, lawmakers said Tuesday, the latest bid to crack down on drinking in the Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesian lawmakers propose bill to ban alcohol consumption: Report

Two Islamic parties have proposed legislation that would ban all consumption of alcoholic drinks and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world`s largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post said on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena urges to withdraw Muslims' voting right

Shiv Sena leader and Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut has stirred a hornet's nest by his article in party's mouthpiece, Saamana, in which he has written that Muslims' voting rights should be withdrawn to put an end to vote bank politics.

Thai probe says four civilians shot dead in deep south were not rebels

 Four unarmed Muslim men shot dead last month in Thailand`s conflict-racked south were not rebels, an investigation found Tuesday, raising the possibility of legal action against the security forces.

Turkey to send mission to Crimea over Tatar `oppression`

Turkey said on Friday it will send and "informal mission" to Crimea to monitor what it termed the "oppression" of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia`s 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. 

India to have largest Muslim population by 2050: Report
India to have largest Muslim population by 2050: Report

Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study.

Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin trash censors over 'Dharam Sankat Mein'
Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin trash censors over 'Dharam Sankat Mein'

While there were reports that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invited religious leaders for the screening of ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’, film's lead actors Paresh Rawal and Naseruddin Shah say the idea is absurd.

Malaysia government tables two new anti-terror bills

Malaysia on Monday proposed two new anti-terrorism bills that allow detention of a person for two years without trial amid concerns in the Muslim majority country over several of its citizens getting swayed by the dreaded Islamic State militant group.

CIA Director says Islamic State represents ''ideology of violence, '' not Islam

CIA Director John O. Brennan has cautioned against categorizing the Islamic State (IS) fighters as followers of Muslim faith by saying that they represent an "ideology of violence" and not religion.

Terrorist groups have failed to misguide Muslim youth: Govt

The Centre on Monday said the "positive atmosphere" created among the minorities in the country after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, has "demoralised" terrorist groups and they have not succeeded in misguiding or luring Muslims youth towards nefarious activities.

Briton held in Turkey was using twin sister's passport

A London-based Muslim convert held by security officials in Turkey while allegedly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria was reportedly using her twin sister's passport.

Filipino troops capture militant who coddled terror suspects

Philippine police say government forces have captured the leader of a new Muslim rebel group in the south who has been linked to bombings and a beheading and accused of providing sanctuary to two terror suspects wanted by the United States.

NC demands sternest action against Subramanian Swamy for remarks

Opposition National Conference on Sunday hit out at Subramanian Swamy for his controversial remarks on mosques and demanded sternest action against him the BJP.

Panel discussion on Subramanian Swamy's controversial remark on mosques

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy made a controversial remark on mosques, saying one should not give such unnecessary statements and create a controversy. Watch Taal Thok Ke!