Mohammad Hamza Khan


How is Karni Sena, the group behind Padmavati protests, so powerful?
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Any attack on the Karni Sena is interpreted as an attack on Rajputs – following its lead, dozens of organisations, including those from other communities, have supported the call to ban the movie.

Alwar killing: Ummar aides surrender, say he too had gun
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

On November 10, Ummar, Tahir and Javed, who was driving, were allegedly waylaid by cow vigilantes in Alwar’s Govindgarh area around dawn. Ummar was killed and Tahir was wounded; Javed escaped.

Padmavati row: Rajasthan CM Raje jumps in, tells Smriti Irani release only after changes
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

In a statement released on Saturday, Raje’s office said that she wrote a letter to Irani “urging her that the movie should not be released till necessary changes are made so that sentiments of any community are not hurt”. The movie is scheduled for release on December 1.

Rajasthan government sends school students to Jaipur fair, with lessons on ‘love jihad’
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Jaipur’s Additional District Education Officer Deepak Shukla confirmed that government and private schools in Jaipur have been asked to “help” organisers of the fair by getting students to attend it, and said it was upon the directions of Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vasudev Devnani.

Rajasthan: Day before Ummar’s burial, wife delivers boy
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Khurshidan now has five daughters and four sons. “She is at home now and our parents, father Shahabuddin and mother Chandri, are taking care of her. But our parents are old and still shaken from the death,” said Ummar’s brother Shoukeen, 25.

RSS-affiliated magazine slams Padmavati
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

In a strongly worded editorial, it states that Rani Padmini is not a subject of pride for just a section of society but for “the entire nation”

As Padmavati protests rage, a quiet rewrite at Padmini Palace in Chittorgarh
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The room, where Singh is said to have showed Padmini's glimpse to Khilji, and which overlooks the 'Jal Mahal' where Padmini was claimed to stay, now stands sealed.

Wanted cow to provide milk for children: Alwar victim’s wife
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Sarpanch says village of dairy farmers; two detained, says SP

Rajasthan: BJP rebel leader Ghanshyam Tiwari says his outfit will contest all seats
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Tiwari is the chief of Deendayal Vahini, which he had constituted following bitter relations with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Gujjar quota Bill: High Court restrains Rajasthan government
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot said, “The state had the benefit of a BJP government here and at the Centre. It should have moved to include the law in Ninth Schedule of the Constitution (to make it immune to judicial scrutiny).”

Jodhpur: Hounded, Faiez and Payal hope to live happily ever after
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Faiez Modi, now 23, and Payal Singhvi, now 22, say their friends, classmates, school-teachers and anyone else who knew them outside of their homes were aware of their relationship.

Acting on plea alleging ‘love jihad’, Rajasthan HC orders FIR, probe
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The court asked how the police could assume that the woman’s conversion was legal, “just by way of an affidavit over a stamp paper of Rs 10”. “By this way, tomorrow, even I could address myself as Gopal Mohammad,” the court was quoted as saying.

National anthem in morning, Vande Mataram in evening a must: Jaipur Mayor 
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

The letter, signed by JMC Additional Commissioner Har Sahay Meena, states that the aim is to instill nationalism and patriotism. 

Maharana Pratap ‘patriotism’ tour for college students: Rajasthan government
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Veteran RSS pracharak Sohan Singh had envisioned the Kendra to promote Pratap as an icon for the youth. Its foundation stone was laid in 2008 by Mohan Bhagwat, the current RSS chief.

Rajasthan criminal law ordinance: High Court issues notice to Centre, state
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The state's Congress president Sachin Pilot had filed a writ petition in Rajasthan High Court on Thursday, seeking the quashing of the ordinance.

Rajasthan House passes quota Bill for Gujjars and four other castes
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

However, the Bill, tabled by the Vasundhara Raje government on Wednesday, also increases the current 49 per cent reservation to 54 per cent, exceeding the 50 per cent limit set by the Supreme Court

Vasundhara Raje govt tables Bill on 5% quota to Gujjars, others; crosses ceiling
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The move comes after the Rajasthan High Court in December last year struck down five per cent reservation for these castes provided through The Rajasthan Special Backward Classes Act, 2015.

Under fire and with a nudge from Delhi, Vasundhara Raje sends her gag Bill to cold storage
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Sources said a top BJP leader told Raje on Monday that the provision which curbs freedom of the media was “constitutionally unsustainable” and likely to fall foul of the Constitution.

Her shield & gag Bill tabled in Rajasthan Assembly, Vasundhara Raje calls for a rethink
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The Bill was introduced in the House to replace The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 6 by Governor Kalyan Singh.

Vasundhara Raje minister defends ordinance, says he too faced ‘media trial’ in Sohrabuddin case
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

In the Assembly session that starts on Monday, the government will bring in The Code of Criminal Procedure (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill to replace the ordinance.

Rajasthan law: No probe against judges, officers without sanction
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The Ordinance also gags the media from sharing any information about the accusations or allegations against such officers, till the sanctioning authority gives a go-ahead.

Day after man assaulted outside Jaipur hotel, no complaint filed
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Khan was reportedly dragged out of the hotel in Balotra area of Barmer district and assaulted by a mob, which allegedly included Shiv Sena members, after he checked in with a Hindu woman

Muslim man checks into hotel with Hindu woman in Barmer, assaulted
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

ADSP Ratnoo said Khan was taken to a Barmer hospital for primary treatment and then referred to Jodhpur.

All for a song: Sudden death of folk singer Amad Khan divides a Rajasthan village
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

A folk singer died after singing ‘poor music’ at temple festival near Jaisalmer. While Suthars and Rajputs insisted he died of a heart attack, Muslims of the village have alleged murder.

Jaisalmer: Manganiyars leave village after Rajputs ‘threaten’ them, says Police
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

“Khan was then allegedly assaulted by Suthar. Khan later died. But he was also a cardiac patient, so it is not clear if he died of a heart attack or from the assault,” Singh said

Jaipur villagers dig themselves in: Won’t vacate this land for anyone
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Behind pit protest, move to acquire land from large families, replace with quarter of same area elsewhere.

‘No permission’ from MEA, no Pak artiste at Jaipur Sufi fest
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

In February, a Pakistani delegation was denied permission for the South Asian Literature Festival, also organised by FOSWAL.

Sikar farmers’ agitation: ‘Peanuts, guar, moong… not one crop on which I don’t make losses’
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Behind 13-day agitation by Sikar farmers, failed rain, falling prices for produce, new cattle rules, GST

Alwar MP Chand Nath Yogi passes away, PM Modi birthday celebrations called off in city
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Expressing his condolences, BJP state president Ashok Parnami said that Chand Nath's death "is an immense loss to BJP family."

Made of ‘different mitti’, we finish projects we start: PM Modi
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

PM Modi e-inaugurated 12 completed national highway (NH) projects in Rajasthan worth Rs 5,610 crore and conducted e-Bhumi Poojan for 11 other NH projects amounting to Rs 9,490 crore in Udaipur.

Rajasthan: Police admit molestation video fake but 80-year-old accused is still in jail
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

A little over a month ago, a short video clip had gone viral on social media in the Hindu-majority Hindoli. The clip, shot entirely from overhead, showed an old man in a skull cap and white kurta-pyjama molesting a child.

Meeting Case Number One on bizarre haircut rumour trail
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Leela’s family claims this happened for the first time on May 10, making the girl perhaps the first case of the hair-chopping scare. Over the next three months, it spread to Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, leaving at least one woman (in Agra) and a cat (in Mewat) dead.

Former Union minister Sanwarlal Jat passes away at 62
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Sanwarlal Jat had fainted during a meeting of Rajasthan BJP MLAs and MPs with party chief Amit Shah in Jaipur on July 22 during latter’s three day visit to the state. He was rushed to hospital and had remained critical since then.

Conclusive proof that Haq was Islamic State member: Rajasthan ATS
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Haq, a resident of Chennai, was intercepted in February while he was allegedly smuggling gold from Myanmar and entered the Northeast by road.

ATS questions Chennai man over Islamic State ‘links’
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

The ATS zeroed in on Rasheed following the arrests of Iqbal and Jameel Ahmed. Iqbal, 32, allegedly had a smuggling network, mainly in South East Asia, and used it to send money to IS.

Men illegally using mother’s land: Phogats sisters
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari named Kripal Singh, Dalip Singh, Atar Singh, Vidyadhar and Sanjay of illegally using their mother's farmland as a driveway at Jaitpur village in Jhunjhunu district.