Congress seeks education quota for Muslims to be reinstated

Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Thursday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking reinstatement of quota in education for Muslims, announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government.

DNA: NIA wants Delhi cops who framed Liyaqat Shah punished

Taking strong exception to an NIA report against Delhi Police's Special Cell, the government has indicated tough action on delinquent officers who had allegedly "framed and fabricated" terror charges against a Kashmir resident returning from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

150 tribal Christians embrace Hinduism in Birbhum

At least 150 tribal Christians on Wednesday "pledged to follow Hinduism" at a programme organised by VHP in Rampurhat area of Birbhum district.

Obama shouldn't lecture India on religious tolerance: Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday criticised US President Barack Obama for his Town Hall speech, stating that Washington should not lecture India on religious tolerance, and accused Muslims and Christians of brutalising Hindus.

Muslims first victims of 'terrorism': French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Tuesday for international cooperation against extremism, saying Muslims have been the first victims of "terrorism".

Americans still confusing Sikhs for Muslims: Study

More than a decade after 9/11, Americans who come across a turban-wearing Sikh are still prone to mistaking him for a Muslim, according to a study released on Monday.

Muslims do feel at home in India: Salman Khurshid

 Despite many provocations and allegations that cast doubt on their patriotism, Muslims do feel at home in India, says former Union Minister Salman Khurshid.

Group says ''American Sniper'' film spurs threats against Muslims

 An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at US Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman.

US Muslims threatened after `American Sniper`: Group

Muslims are facing increased threats in the United States after the release of the movie "American Sniper," an American-Arab organization said in letters to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper.

Not all Muslims feel BJP a 'Hindutva party': VK Singh

There is a "large section" among Muslims which does not feel that BJP is a Hindutva party even though a false picture has been painted vis-a-vis the outfit, Union Minister Gen. (retd) VK Singh said on Friday while stressing that the Narendra Modi government wants "everybody to be together".

Waqf Boards' property to be registered for minority welfare: Heptullah

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Thursday said that the property belonging to Muslim Sunni and Shia Waqf boards in the country will be registered and developed to fund minority welfare activities.

Those who wore caps, did not respect it: Najma Heptullah

Taking a dig at the "show-off measures" adopted by various political parties to appease the Muslims in Bihar, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah on Thursday said the leaders "just wore caps but did not keep the respect of those caps".

Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Bihar riots

A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said.

Language of UK plea to imams to fight radicalism angers some Muslims

A prominent British Muslim has accused the government of copying the language of the far right after ministers wrote to imams urging them to explain to fellow Muslims how Islam is compatible with being British.

Fox apologizes after pundit's remarks about English city

US broadcaster Fox News has issued at least two on-air apologies for comments made by a pundit who described the English city of Birmingham as "totally Muslim."

Pan-Muslim body urges restraint after cartoon 'hatred'

A pan-Islamic human rights body on Sunday urged Muslims to show restraint despite what it called the "hatred" displayed by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Top militia chief arrested in Central African Republic

A powerful vigilante leader in the Central African Republic, accused of masterminding a massacre of some 300 minority Muslims in December 2013, has been arrested, prosecutors said Sunday.

Almost half French oppose publishing Mohammed cartoons: Poll

Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam`s Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

JuH chief asks Muslims to avoid violent protests

 The president of leading Islamic organizaton Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind (JuH), Hazrat Maulana Arshad Madni, has said that the Muslim community should refrain from public and violent protest against blasphemy or objectionable portrayal of the prophet Mohammad.

Belgian radicals on margins even among hometown Muslims

Worshippers at one of Belgium`s biggest mosques united on Friday in dismay that, barely half a mile away, two of their own community may have died in a blaze of gunfire the night before as they prepared a national campaign of violence.