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Four mosques attacked in Birmingham, UK police ‘treating incidents as linked’

Officers were first alerted in the early hours of Thursday to reports of a man smashing windows with a sledgehammer at one of the places of worship, police said.
Police said a man was seen wielding a sledgehammer seen smashing windows at two places of worship in Birmingham.(AFP File / Representational Photo)
Police said a man was seen wielding a sledgehammer seen smashing windows at two places of worship in Birmingham.(AFP File / Representational Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Appoint special observers in mosques to check hate speech: BJP to state poll office

The BJP also accused Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal and other party members of trying to polarise voters along religious and caste lines.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit has written to the state chief electoral officer to appoint special observers in mosques, especially in Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods, to prevent “hate speeches” by political leaders. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindutan Times)(HT Photo)
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit has written to the state chief electoral officer to appoint special observers in mosques, especially in Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods, to prevent “hate speeches” by political leaders. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindutan Times)(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 12:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it’s ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days’ after multiple fatalities at 2 mosques

Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it’s ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days’ after multiple fatalities at 2 mosques.(Bloomberg)
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it’s ‘one of New Zealand’s darkest days’ after multiple fatalities at 2 mosques.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami won’t affect affiliated schools, mosques, says govt

The Jammu and Kashmir government late on Sunday clarified that Jamaat-e-Islami’ affiliated schools, mosques and orphanages have been kept outside the purview of the ban on the organisation.
PDP leaders and supporters stage protest against the ban of Jamaat-e-Islami in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
PDP leaders and supporters stage protest against the ban of Jamaat-e-Islami in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 03, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain

‘Comfortable praying in temples and mosques, fanatics shouldn’t dictate religion’: Ustad Moinuddin Khan

Khan rebuffs bigots saying he is comfortable praying in temples and mosques and fanatics should not dictate religion to people.
In an environment of growing religious strife, Padma Shri Ustad Moinuddin Khan, Rajasthan’s only Sarangi artist, gives a strong message of communal harmony.(HT Photo)
In an environment of growing religious strife, Padma Shri Ustad Moinuddin Khan, Rajasthan’s only Sarangi artist, gives a strong message of communal harmony.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2019 09:40 PM IST
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Jaipur | By Urvashi Dev Rawal

Delhi mosque’s caretaker caught with live bullet while visiting CM Arvind Kejriwal

On November 20, a man threw chilli powder at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as he was leaving his office at the Delhi Secretariat for lunch. The attacker has been identified as Anil Kumar Sharma.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 27, 2018 10:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny

SC rejects ‘namaz in mosque’ petition, clears way for resuming Ayodhya hearing

The judges said of the hearing in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case will begin from the week commencing October 29,
Muslims offered Eid Namaz at Eidgaah in Bhopal with all concentration despite continuing drizzle. All other mosques also saw huge inflow. (Praveen Bajpai)
Muslims offered Eid Namaz at Eidgaah in Bhopal with all concentration despite continuing drizzle. All other mosques also saw huge inflow. (Praveen Bajpai)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha

Car hits 3 pedestrians outside mosque in London in suspected hate crime

London’s Metropolitan Police said they were dealing with the incident with an “open mind regarding the cause of the collision”.
Police said the driver failed to stop at the scene.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Photo)
Police said the driver failed to stop at the scene.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 06:24 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Gurugram Muslim leaders seek clarity on mosque unsealing

Four days after a mosque was sealed in Sheetla Mata Colony, local Muslim leaders met divisional commissioner D Suresh at his residence on Saturday seeking clarity on the process to unseal the structure
The mosque remained sealed on Saturday.(HT Photo)
The mosque remained sealed on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 04:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar, Gurugram

Locals launch sit-in stir against sealing of mosque in Gurugram

Leaders of Muslim Ekta Manch have said they will take up the issue with Gurugram police commissioner, seeking his intervention in the matter.
Muslim Ekta Manch leaders, along with other members from the Muslim community, on Thursday, continued their dharna outside the mosque in Sheetla Mata Colony that was sealed by officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Muslim Ekta Manch leaders, along with other members from the Muslim community, on Thursday, continued their dharna outside the mosque in Sheetla Mata Colony that was sealed by officials of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2018 04:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

Islam shows its female face with rise of women mosques

From Copenhagen to Los Angeles, a handful of female mosques now cater to Muslim women who want their own place of worship, just as men have had through the ages
This picture taken in 2016 shows Sherin Khankan of Denmarka, the female-led mosque posing for a photo in Copenhagen, Denmark.(AFP)
This picture taken in 2016 shows Sherin Khankan of Denmarka, the female-led mosque posing for a photo in Copenhagen, Denmark.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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Copenhagen | By Thomson Reuters Foundation

29 killed in suicide bombing at Afghanistan mosque during Friday prayers

A suicide bomb targeted a Shia mosque in Afghanistan killing at least 29 people during Friday prayers
Afghan residents walk inside a damaged mosque after a suicide attack during Friday prayers in Gardez of Paktia province on August 3, 2018.(AFP)
Afghan residents walk inside a damaged mosque after a suicide attack during Friday prayers in Gardez of Paktia province on August 3, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:21 PM IST
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Muslims raze parts of mosques to make way for Kumbh pilgrims in Allahabad

An Allahabad Development Authority official said they did not want to hurt religious sentiments of any community and interacted with people to convince them to demolish parts of illegal religious structures on their own.
Irshad Hussain, ‘mutwalli’ (caretaker) of Masjid-e-Qadri in Rajruppur area of Allahabad, said a part of the mosque was demolished with the consent of community members.(HT Photo)
Irshad Hussain, ‘mutwalli’ (caretaker) of Masjid-e-Qadri in Rajruppur area of Allahabad, said a part of the mosque was demolished with the consent of community members.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 09:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Allahabad | By Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui, Allahabad

North India’s first mosque going strong after 999 years

Tryst with History: The mosque became an important centre for Muslim leaders during freedom struggle
The mosque’s construction was completed during the rule of Naseeruddin Mehmood.(HT Photo)
The mosque’s construction was completed during the rule of Naseeruddin Mehmood.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju, Meerut

Gurudwara and mosque set on fire in Leeds, police say attacks are linked hate crimes

The Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque in Hardy Street, Beeston, was attacked along with the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurdwara in Lady Pit Lane.
A bottle filled with petrol was set alight and left at the main doors of the both the gurudwara and mosque early on Wednesday morning.(Reuters File Photo)
A bottle filled with petrol was set alight and left at the main doors of the both the gurudwara and mosque early on Wednesday morning.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 12:05 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent

China asks mosques to raise national flag, promote patriotism

The govt-affiliated China Islamic Association also wants the religious structures to display information on the party’s core socialist values, and explain it to devotees through Islamic scriptures.
Local Muslims leave a Mosque after Friday prayers at Hotan in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region.(AFP File)
Local Muslims leave a Mosque after Friday prayers at Hotan in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomus Region.(AFP File)
Updated on May 22, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

UK police seek motive after car hits 2 men outside mosque

The West Midlands Police force says one man suffered a head injury and the other was “walking wounded” after the two were struck by a car on Friday afternoon
Police attend the scene after two men were injured, hit by a car outside a mosque, in Birmingham, England, Friday April 27, 2018. Police in the central England city are trying to trace the driver of a silver car that fled the scene.(AP)
Police attend the scene after two men were injured, hit by a car outside a mosque, in Birmingham, England, Friday April 27, 2018. Police in the central England city are trying to trace the driver of a silver car that fled the scene.(AP)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Mosques can’t be built at disputed sites like Ayodhya, says RSS leader

Indresh Kumar said it was a known fact that Ayodhya is the birth place of Lord Ram and that there was no dispute on Ram Temple.
RSS leader Indresh Kumar also said that no evidences of Islam were found during archaeology surveys at the disputed site in Ayodhya.(PTI File Photo)
RSS leader Indresh Kumar also said that no evidences of Islam were found during archaeology surveys at the disputed site in Ayodhya.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2018 09:20 PM IST
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PTI, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Varanasi: ‘Pak national’ calls up city magistrate, demands reopening of disputed mosque

A man, allegedly a Pak national, called up the city magistrate of Varanasi 32 times from March 13 to 24 demanding reopening of a disputed mosque sealed two years ago.
Dr Vishram said he got a call from an unknown number and the caller claimed he was a member of the PML group in Pakistan.(Reuters)
Dr Vishram said he got a call from an unknown number and the caller claimed he was a member of the PML group in Pakistan.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar, Varanasi

At least 9 dead in suicide blast in Afghan capital Kabul

A government spokesperson said the bomber appeared to have intended to attack crowds gathered for the anniversary celebrations of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, a Hazara political leader.
Afghan security forces keep watch near the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 9, 2018.(AFP File)
Afghan security forces keep watch near the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 9, 2018.(AFP File)
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 08:19 AM IST
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Agencies, Kabul | By HT Correspondent
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