A bride seeing ceremony held in the afternoon ended up in a marriage in the evening. Termed as a Model Nikah in Maharashtra, the news went viral on the social media. The groom Shoaib Asim, Campus Secretary of Maharashtra State Students Islamic Organisation (SIO), along with his father, mother and two sisters went from his native town Pimpalgaon Raja in Khamgaon Taluk of Buldhana district to Achalpur in Amravati district to see a prospective bride. At the bride seeing ceremony all went fine for both bride and bridegroom families and the Nikah was solemnised by the Imam of the Mosque after Asr prayer in the presence of the two families. Moreover, the bride’s family wasn’t allowed to spend even a penny for the Nikah. The Mehr was given in the form of jewellery by the groom instantly during the Nikah. Certainly both the bride and bridegroom families have shown the way for others to emulate simple marriages.


A 26-year-old Muslim, Litan Miah, was lynched by a Hindu mob in Sepahijala district of Tripura on March 29. Two people Sentu Debnath (40) and Amal Chandra Das (50) were arrested in connection with the killing of Miah, a resident of Tarapukur in Jatrapur police station area of Sonamura subdivision, police said. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder), they said. The Hindu mob while beating Miah, alleged that Miah went to the village to lift cows for smuggling. The police said that they failed to get any evidence supporting the allegations of the assailants. “On reaching there, we found that the man was seriously injured. We took prompt action and shifted him to a local hospital”, OC Jatrapur police station Nandan Das was reported as saying.  Jamal Miah, the father of the deceased Muslim youth, lodged a complaint following which the two accused were arrested.


A senior BJP leader in Karnataka, H Vishwanath, who is a member of Karnataka’s Legislative Council, has slammed right-wing organisations’ call to ban Muslim traders from temple premises as a retaliatory gesture to the hijab row, NDTV reported on March 28. He has also accused the government of “indulging in religious politics”. “We have Muslims living in other countries too. These Muslims sell food and flowers. How does it matter?” he said. “They’re petty business-people, what will they eat? Hindu, Muslim doesn’t matter. It is a question of empty stomachs,” he added. Mr Vishwanath said the government is watching the clash between the two communities unfold in the state as a mute spectator. The government, he said, “must take a stand” and added that he has already “raised objections” with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. H Vishwanath is one of the key leaders who brought down the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition in 2019, allowing the BJP, led by BS Yediyurappa, to stake claim to form government.


Two temple management officials in Telangana have been booked for allegedly selling the cows for slaughter, a report said on March 28. The Hyderabad police have booked them for selling cows for slaughter to a local slaughterhouse, and an FIR has been filed against chairman D Prem Kumar and committee member Edla Mahender of Sri Ammavari Devalayam (Pochamma Gudi) temple near Hyderabad’s Dabeerpura area. The police acted on a complaint filed by Akhila Bharatha Gau Seva Foundation. The representative of Gau Seva Foundation, A Bala Krishna, alleged that the temple chairman and committee member sold the cow to the slaughterhouse. Earlier in March, the report added, dogs were found feeding on cow carcasses strewn in an open space next to a gaushala in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

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