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Kanpur, December 1: Alleging that he was being labelled a “terrorist” in media reports despite having being acquitted after serving an eight-year jail sentence, a 40-year-old has filed writs against three Hindi dailies. Kanpur-based Syed Wasif Haider, who was arrested in August 2001 on 12 charges, has filed writs against Dainik Jagran, Hindustan Dainik and Amar Ujala, for “running his media trial...

Mumbai Police earned laurels for its restraint at Azad Maidan but bared its ugly face inside police stations and Arthur Road jail with the youth arrested in the wake of the rioting at the Maidan. One of its victims is 26-year-old Abbas Ujjainwala who was picked up by the cops for no rhyme or reason and seven of his teeth knocked out. Later, CCTV footage established that he was in Kurla at the time...

Open letter to Mr Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat from Joint Committee of Muslim Organisations for Empowerment, Delhi The Milli Gazette Published Online: Nov 23, 2012 16 November, 2012 Mr. Narendra Modi Chief Minister of Gujarat Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat As the Assembly election approaches, every one has noticed special attention being given by you and your party to the Muslim voters of...

In a corner of a dimly-lit room, Padsha Begum, 65—whose son was Thursday acquitted after 17 years by Delhi High Court in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast case—is on a prayer mat with both joy and sorrow reflecting on her face. Her daughter Nighat is reciting some verses from the holy Qur'an loudly. The acquittal of Begum's son Mirza Nissar Hussian has infused a new lease of life to this Srinagar family...