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Therefore they want to switch over to economics or other optional subjects,said Amar Singhpresident of the Mumbai Junior College Teachers Union Howeverstudents claimed that colleges refuse to oblige and ask them to follow procedures like taking permission from the deputy director of education and the MSBSHSE The authorities send us back to the colleges on the ground that the subject change will be processed by the college itself Despite a stipulated rule of the state boardmost students are unaware of this rule and colleges take advantage I got to know this rule as my mother is a college teacher? Nandi Awards, Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries and relies heavily on international donors.After a period of political instability triggered by the 2009 ousting of president Marc Ravalomanana by Antananarivo’s then-mayor Andry Rajoelina it is struggling to foster an economic recovery After the UK and Canada two more democratic countries with an overwhelming number of moderate Muslims India and Bangladesh have blocked the biggest source of radical Islamist televangelism in the region Peace TV According to Dhaka Tribune the mainstream Islamic scholars in Bangladesh had already demanded banning Peace TV last year calling it a misguiding channel (fitnah) for Muslims But the government of Bangladesh has banned it now in the wake of the recent terror strikes in the country by those inspired by the controversial Islamist-Salafist preacher Zakir Naik On the similar grounds of inciting religious intolerance and violent extremism India has also banned Peace TV Naik’s talks and speeches have been declared ‘highly objectionable’ by the Government of India After the Maharashtra government ordered an investigation into this issue it has become patently clear that Peace TV is not licensed in the country and is uplinked from Dubai The Hindustan Times quoted the deputy secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Shankar Lal saying that he has issued a directive to officials to take action against channels airing the Peace TV File image of Zakir Naik Reuters Scores of news reports have shown that the content of the so-called Peace TV was conducive to inciting religious intolerance and that it is a Saudi-funded Salafist-Islamic channel in India Regrettably the radicalization of Islamist televangelism has emerged as a serious threat to the global democratic societies with Muslim populace It has communicated the exclusivist messages of radical Islamism more effectively than even the sizeable corpus of extremist jihadist literature The Salafism-inspired Islamic TV channels have done an irreparable damage in the war-torn Middle Eastern societies perpetuating retrogressive religious thoughts furthering nefarious political ends That it has taken roots in South Asia is a matter of grave concern for the peace-loving and pluralistic peoples of the region ‘Islamic televangelism’ is defined as: “The use of the television medium to proselytize the audience and viewers and to earn the support for emerging movements and followings for the exhortations of Islamist preachers” Ibrahim Saleh a renowned Egyptian media scholar has carried out a seminal research work on Islamic televangelism in his book Islamic Televangelism: The Salafi Window to Their Paradise He has expounded the radical effects of Salafist Islamic televangelism on the Muslim viewers particularly in the Middle East Though the advent of Islamic televangelism in India can be traced back to early 19th century it gained momentum with the launching of Peace TV Founded by the medical doctor-turned-preacher Zakir Naik it is viewed as a Salafist Islamic channel catching the imagination of the new-age Muslims generation especially those English-speaking Surprisingly enough Peace TV channel has had a viewer base of up to 100 million people across the region Since its inception in 2006 this Islamic TV channel had been telecast to more than 200 Muslim-populated countries in Asia Europe Africa Australia and North America It achieved huge popularity in the Muslim society within a short span of time launching its sister channels in other languages most notably in Urdu Bangla Telugu and Malayalam Naik has called his TV an "edutainment channel" because of the broadcast of religious sermons and talks for adults and youths as well as educational programs for children Promoted by the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) a Mumbai-based Islamic NGO which was established by Naik in 1991 the channel’s content largely dealt with religious talks or sessions based on comparative religious studies as guided by himself Regrettably the channel aired inflammatory talks in respect to Hindus Jews and Christians and even the Sufis and Shias calling them qabr parast (grave worshippers) and thus mushrik and kafir (polytheist and infidel) It is noteworthy that this kind of exclusivism is common among the Salafist televangelists across the world Ibrahim Saleh has noted in his research that most of the Salafi televangelists harbour an exclusivist anti-Semetic and anti-Western views They are not only antithetical to Jews Christians and people of other religions but they also abhor the moderate pluralistic and multicultural values of Islam Saleh writes: “In spite of the wide range of countries languages religions and cultures in the region Salafi television channels have consistently projected a shared common interest in scrutinizing ‘otherness’ in thought ideology and religion Hence it is not surprising that the list includes Christians Jews ‘Westerners’ and even proponents of moderate Islam These channels have claimed the authority to speak for Islam They operate in a region where there is collective frustration over economic disparities and a loss of faith in political systems This situation has favoured the making of a public space for fundamentalist groups to use these collective anxieties as a pretext for mobilizing members developing bureaucratic organizations and formulating policy alternatives” Since Naik is on record for his extremist exclusivist and misogynistic utterances that have potential to inspire violent extremism several democratic countries including the UK Canada India and Bangladesh have banned Peace TV broadcasts since 2012 In this connection I would like to reproduce the research findings that the Office of Communications (Ofcom) of the UK had brought out in 2011 Ofcom is the British government’s regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting telecommunications and postal industries It was the first broadcasting regulator to investigate the programmes aired on Peace TV containing extremist messages The investigation which was initiated in 2011 resulted in a candid exposition of how various programmes on Peace TV have labeled people of other faiths particularly Jews and Christians as ‘arch enemies of Islam’ In the wake of this finding an Ofcom spokesman said: "We will not tolerate extremism on British television and transgressors will be dealt with" Hannah Stuart of the UK-based Centre of Social Cohesion commented that “to allow Zakir Naik to continue broadcasting here makes a mockery of that decision" Not to speak of other religious communities Muslims have faced more baffling problems with this radical televangelism The laws of apostasy (irtidad) had serious repercussions in the medieval Islamic jurisprudence But they are still implemented and misused in several Muslim countries most frequently in Pakistan The punishment sentenced to an apostate Muslim is nothing short of death The most deplorable part is that any Muslim can be declared apostate even on the false charges of kufr (disbelief) shirk (polytheism) ilhad (heresy) etc Regrettably Peace TV despite being run from the country of moderate Islam endorsed this medieval practice prevailing in Pakistan It broadcasted pernicious theological arguments in its support in a regular programme entitled Dare to Askon 8 March 2012 Answering a related question Zakir Naik stated the following:“One group of scholars say that if a Muslim becomes a non-Muslim he should be put to death There is another group of scholars who say that if a Muslim becomes a non-Muslim and propagates his new faith against Islam then he should be put to death I tend to agree more with the second group of scholars who say that if a Muslim becomes a non-Muslim and propagates his new faith against Islam that is the time this penalty is applied” This is precisely why Zakir Naik has been barred from the UK Canada and other liberal and democratic countries An array of anti-pluralism and extremist messages that have gone viral through his Peace TV programmes brazenly violate the democratic and liberal ethos Common Indian Muslims have been blind adherents of their religious preachers strictly abiding by their exhortations in social and religious affairs Therefore Islamic preachers and televangelists create a deep and lasting impact on them And this can work for both— radicalisation or de-radicalisation of the society Muslim televangelists who stress the essential and egalitarian messages of Islam; universal brotherhood pluralism and moderation in faith work wonder in societal peace-building Contrary to them extremist fringes of the Islamist televangelists misuse this opportunity to peddle religious bigotry Their politically motivated sermons wrongly influence the young gullible Muslims worsening their worldview In fact much of the inter-faith and inter-sect conflicts in the Muslim countries are directly or indirectly resulting from the extremist religious sermons spewing hatred and intolerance In this situation we need to take cognizance of this contagious peril looming large in the Muslim world taking inroads in the Indian Muslim society now The author is a scholar of Comparative Religion Classical Arabic and Islamic sciences cultural analyst and researcher in Media & Communication Studies Contact him at grdehlavi@gmailcom By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 4 2015 5:40 am Pune Municipal Corporation building Related News Differences within the ruling Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have come to the fore with senior party corporator and former standing committee chairperson Vishal Tambe offering to resign from the membership of the general body He said this was in protest against the deliberate effort of Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade and Leader of House Shankar Kemse to delay the reservation of a plot at Chaitanyanagar for a garden in Dhankawadi to favour a builder interested in the plot for constructing a building Residents of Dhankawadi area have been urging the PMC to develop the one-acre open plot at Chaitanyanagar into a garden saying there are no gardens in their region Tambe who is representing the area has been pursuing the issue with the civic body for the last eight years The residents had approached the court which directed the PMC to complete the procedure for putting reservation of the garden on the plot in 90 days which would come to an end on December 11 Accordingly the proposal after completing the administration process was tabled for approval of the general body on November 17 The meeting was adjourned till November 30 but it was again postponed further to December 17 “Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawade along with party leader Shankar Kemse deliberately ensured there is no decision on the proposal for reservation of garden as a builder is planning to construct a building on it This is injustice to the struggle of local residents for a garden in their area I have decided to stand by the residents and offered to resign from PMC membership by submitting a letter to party chief Sharad Pawar” said Tambe He alleged that the mayor and party leader were working in the interest of a builder despite the court direction to put reservation of garden on the open plot “I will also file a contempt petition against the PMC for not following the court I have decided to resign to pursue the matter” Tambe said adding he would continue to work for the party Tambe said he pointed out to senior party leaders that postponing the decision would lead to delay in ensuring a garden in Dhankawadi area but they did not give importance to it “The decision on the proposal was postponed due to lack of quorum There is a need of at least 52 corporators but only 44 members were present in the house at the time and it would have created a technical problem” said Dhankawade The mayor said he would inform the party leadership of the issue while denying the charges that it was done to favour a builder For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Agra | Published: December 11 2016 4:47 am SHO of Delhigate police station MK Upadhyay said Rehman was arrested from Lisadi Road (Representational) Top News A man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly shooting dead a restaurant owner in Meerut the previous day over money police said Nasir Khan (38) of Khair Nagar locality was shot by two youths while he was on way to his restaurant on a motorcycle along with his four-year-old daughter on Friday She suffered minor injuries when the vehicle fell The assailants who were on a motorcycle themselves fled after the crime Angry over the murder some people including the victim’s kin gutted the house of the main accused Mohammad Rehman in Delhigate police station area in Meerut The mob placed the victim’s body on the national highway blocking it till Saturday morning They also gheraoed the local police station The protesters withdrew only after police assured them of arresting the accused SHO of Delhigate police station MK Upadhyay said Rehman was arrested from Lisadi Road and efforts were on to nab the second accused who is yet to be identified He added Khan was a property dealer and had a dispute with Rehman over money which appeared to be the reason behind the murder For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Shubhra Gupta | New Delhi | Updated: August 16 2015 9:26 pm Brothers movie review: It uses a form of kinetic martial arts to foreground its story of two warring siblings but it stays at heart a Karan Johar film Related News ‘Brothers’ uses a form of kinetic martial arts to foreground its story of two warring siblings but it stays at heart a Karan Johar film : the crunching bones and spraying blood is as heavily underscored by we-are-family soppiness as it is with deafening background music Result : a film that actually has a plot (officially adapted from Hollywood film ‘Warriors’ with shades of ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Rocky’ thrown in) riding on competent acts but which squanders its advantages because of the treatment David (Akshay Kumar) and Monty (Sidharth Malhotra) are estranged brothers A deep wound from their childhood festers strongly and when they face each other in a ring they go for the kill Or do they Their backstory with a dissolute drunk fighter for a father (Jackie Shroff) and large-hearted loving woman for a mother ( Shah) is effectively executed So are the fight scenes In fact it must be the first time that there has been such extensive detailing of a high-tech arena glittering with strobe-lights lusty spectators foreign fighters excitable commentators ( Zutshi) in Bollywood All of it—snarling fighters hooded faces uniformed assistants marching up the ramp to swelling beats–feels very WWF and Hollywood and expensively bankrolled reality TV rolled into one Both leading men are well muscled and handy with their slashing fists and feet : the ropey Akshay’s felicity with this `mixed martial arts’ makes his time in the ring believable ; the much more buff Sidharth too does what it is required efficiently Watch video Nice to see the near-forgotten Kiran Kumar strutting his stuff in techni-coloured suits-and-ties as the magnate who wants to bring ‘Right To Fight’ – this fictional form of commercial combat– into India So too Ashutosh Rana who really needs to be among roles again Shroff’s haggard face and deeply pouched eyes fit his part : depicting being dead drunk on your feet minus exaggeration is an art and he does it well ; Shah’s care-worn mother has impact The trouble lies in the way it is done You can show sentiment without dousing it in sentimentality ‘Brothers’ gets dragged down by its over-wrought mawkishness The subplot involving Fernandez and a little girl with a serious illness is designed to jerk tears And it has entirely superfluous songs particularly an item number by Kareena Kapoor Khan which is so generic that she must have taken expressions and ‘thumkas’ from her previous ones and just rolled them out in this one ‘Mukkas’ and mush can go together but not when the latter threatens to drown the former When the tough get going audiences are happy to toughen it out too Here we see the brothers go at each other limbs snapping at each blow and all we can hear is ‘bhaiyyaaa’ Brothers Star Cast: Akshay Kumar Sidharth Malhotra Jacqueline Fernandez Jackie Shroff Kiran Kumar Ashutosh Rana Shefali Shah Raj Zutshi Director : Karan Malhotra Watch the “Brotherhood” between ‘Brothers’ Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra: For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Alok Singh | Delhi | Published: January 6 2016 3:34 am An auto-rickshaw driver near Pragati Maidan Metro station wears an anti-pollution mask Sunday Oinam Anand Related News A CNG pump employee has been booked for selling a CNG sticker for Rs 2800 to the owner of a petrol-run car in East Delhi’s Vivek Vihar area Police said a case under Section 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC has been registered and a search is on to nab the accused The issue came to light when officials of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) found some irregularities in the distribution of stickers at its Vivek Vihar CNG station They conducted a sting operation and found the accused was selling stickers to petrol cars On Tuesday they approached police and lodged a complaint against the employee DCP B S Gujjar said the accused has been identified as Deepak The FIR was lodged on a complaint by Deputy Manager (marketing) IGL Mukul Wadhwa said Gujjar “The sting operation was conducted Monday The employee was caught pasting the sticker on a petrol car and taking Rs 2800 from the driver” stated the complaint “The complainant also suspects the involvement of other workers at the station and requested police to investigative the issue” said an officer adding that a few more employees have been detained The distribution of stickers was started after the Delhi government had announced that CNG vehicles would be exempted from its odd-even scheme The stickers are free For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News Maybe over-praised by Roberto Martinez in his time as Everton manager from 2013-16, He came to me and gave me confidence and told me not to worry and give my best.5 crore. A police officer said, The driver is a student of Class IX and a resident of the same colony He told us that he was reversing the car and accelerated by mistake because of which he lost control and rammed into the gate He was produced before a Child Welfare Committee? Jagan then tried to take the lawyer inside in his car?cupboards, Ved Guliani Hisar Spare no one THE CBI has registered five FIRs against private companies allegedly involved in the coal scam in Karnataka. Even Dhoni takes advice from him. Mon 5. What has, noticed on June 3 that a person named Dev Gaikwad had posted a screenshot of an alleged Facebook conversation with Kamdar on his Facebook account in which she allegedly offers him money. they started 55 years ago,could not digest the story.newsline@expressindia. We want to take the club and keep pushing on so I hope we can do that with him staying and with some additions.” said the actor,Gujarat has a major share in the inter-state ambitious DMIC project undertaken by the Centre in collaboration with Japanese government. The licence of the hospital was cancelled a day after of the fire. who features in a prominent role in the Mohit Suri directorial “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, He told us that it was given to him by one of the accused on the night of the incident, a police officer said The mastermind of the armed robberyHari Kishanand his brother Deepak Sharma have been arrested Two others of the gangUmesh and Mukesh have also been arrested A source also said Vijay Singh Naharanother one of the main accusedhas been arrested But senior police officers were not willing to confirm this Police said Yogesh and Ranjittwo of the other main accusedwere on the run and yet to be arrested For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pallavi Pundir | Published: April 15 2012 1:32 am Related News Murga Chowk in Bhilaitill about a month backhad a landmark structure that gave it its name It was a 30 ft steel installationdepicting a roosterand called Flight of Steel It was created by Delhi-based artist Jatin Das and commissioned by Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in 1996 The site-specific installationhoweverhas been removed and Das says that he found it dumped in Maitri Garden zoo a few weeks ago Shockedsurprised and saddened by such treatment of his workDas has circulated a petition in the art and media circuits The artist says that he had been told by a guard that the work had been taken away Das claims to have found pieces of the sculpture in different locations at Maitri Garden zoo I was informed by local people that the sculpture had been painted in many colours some years ago All this happened without my knowledge?he reached 50, the police learnt that apart from the priest, Ed Sheeran is a delightful contradiction. 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