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  1. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    When 23-year-old Athira, a Hindu woman from Kerala’s Kasargod district, spoke to media in July, she was clad in a hijab and confidently said that she had converted to Islam upon her own free will.

    Months later on Thursday, Athira addressed the media a second time. This time, the hijab was gone, and Athira appeared with a bindi and kumkum on her forehead. She was no longer the Islam convert woman who took the name Ayesha, but Athira, who believes in Hindu religion, she said.

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    “Om Namah Sivaya,” Athira began, while addressing the press meet in Kochi on Thursday. Athira had left her home in the first week of July, leaving a 15-page letter explaining that she was going to study Islam. On July 27, she surrendered before Kannur police and a local court sent her to a state home for women.

    Her parents then moved Kerala High Court, seeking her custody. It was granted after Athira said that she was willing to go with her parents, as long as they did not object to her practicing Islam.

    Speaking to media on Thursday, Athira said that her Muslim friends had misguided her into believing in Islam.

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  2. omya

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    “They told me that it was stupid to worship a stone, an idol and that Hinduism has many gods, while Islam has only one supreme god. They instilled this doubt in me. When they said that, I felt very curious about it and when I thought about it, I felt what they said was right,” she said.

    Soon, her friends began giving her books on Islam, Athira said. “One of them was about hell. The description of hell in that book was so scary, that I lost my sleep for several nights. I began thinking that if I don’t follow Islam, then I will have to go through that hell.”

    Apart from this, Athira claimed that her friends gave her several reading material including a book on coverted women and also watched speeches made by Zakir Naik. “I was convinced that Islam was a better religion. I blindly believed that my religion was bad,” Athira said.

    According to her, she got in touch with an Ustad in Malappuram through a friend, after which, she was added to a WhatsApp group called “Hidayat sisters.”

    She said that there had been only 6 or 7 people in that group and one of the girls began texting her personally. “She grew close to me and has stayed at my home also. After interacting with her, what I understood is that she converted to Islam because she was in love with a Muslim boy,” she said.

    Converting her parents- Apart from reading more about Islam, Athira said that at one point, she also tried to convince her parents to convert.

    I started telling them that Islam was the only true religion. When they didn’t get convinced, I began to be very angry with them. Because according to Islam, non-believers are khafirs. In Quran, it is said that if your parents don’t believe in Islam, you needn’t show love to them,” she said.

    The decision to leave home-According to Athira, she knew her parents would protest if she started dressing differently or started praying in the Islamic way. Her friends then told her about three Islamic institutions where she can study the religion, Athira told reporters.

    “They told me I will get certificate from one centre in Ponnani, Tharbiat-ul sabha and Sathyasarani. I was oblivious to my parents’ suffering”.

    She also spoke about a Siraj, a worker of Popular Front of India (PFI), who she claims, helped her with everything. She said that people including Siraj instructed her on how she should give her statement in court, when her family files a complaint.

    “People of Hindu helpline helped my parents and told us about Arsha Vidya Samajam in Ernakulam. They didn’t force me at all, but gave me right information. They told me that I should re-read Quran with an open mind and I didn’t get the same feeling I used to get before. When I read it rationally, I had many doubts,” she said.

    Following this, she said that she took interest in learning Hinduism in detail and enrolled at the Samajam. “Nobody there forced me to reconvert but they urged me to read Quran with an open mind and I realised what I had believed about Islam was not right,” she said.

    http://mailonnews.com/2017/10/07/ke...rns-to-hinduism-reason-will-shake-your-spine/
     
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    Hindu children should be taught to misguide Muslim children, that it is wrong to follow a pedophile.
     
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    Oh nitishkumar was.cm in a joint govt where shusheel Kumar modi was deputy cm for 10 years

    You mean bjp is a secular party
     
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    Yup its a secular party. Now what?
     
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    Problem is due to lack of information of its own belief first rather than the idiots like Zakir Nair, who is just making fool to the people, and the so called his researched is copied from the book “Muhammad in World Scriptures” by Maulana Abdul Haque Vidyarthi.

    What needs to be understand, why they need to COMPARE to spread their own Religion, culture. All the answer lies in this question.

    What is most important is that their is no Religion called Hindu. Infact their is no comparison because the word DHARMA does not means religion, since there is no translation for the word DHARMA.
    Hindu word infact indicates the culture, and their is no boundation, rule, or book to be believed, left aside any stone, model, picture or even a God. The ones who belief in some book, bound by some rules can call themself to be of certain Religion, but for me I am proud of the fact that I am born in a region were the thoughts for the God and understanding was long ago developed so high, and born free, and would always remain free, and would want again to be born free.
     
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    Killing any life form is not a good act. Do you have stones for lunch and bricks for dinner ?
     
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    For a low quality mind like urs, let me repeat.

    States like UP and Bihar have been mostly ruled by secular parties since independence.

    If u dont like the reality, keep regurgating ur denial.
     
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    South Indians celebrate Deepavali for Krishna killing Narakasura.......
    So we will celebrate with crackers........ I am not going to stop bursting crackers to give up my culture and fun. All for one day
     
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    I have just one question. Why does Muslims refuse to integrate? I can understand it wrt to North Indian Hindus and Muslims due to their history. But even in South India except Urban regions. They want to marry Hindu girls(I mean convert them and marry) but wont budge an inch if its their women. There used to be a time where women's convert to the religion of the guy they are going to marry. Now Hindus respect the women's choice of religion and get married under Special Marriage act while Muslims insist of converting? Someone should answer why they have getting radicalised and looking down on a religion they once were a part of and gave the freedom of converting, embracing all gods as one. I couldnt quite understand it. Its an open secret Mallapuram, Kannur is an hotbed of such an extreme reaction. If there is nothing why block NIA to do investigation? The old DGP Senkumar was booted out for pointing out that an well oiled machinery is acting to convert girls. Such madenss.
     
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    A government audit of central universities has suggested that the words ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ be dropped from the names of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), respectively, to reflect their secular character, The Indian Express has learnt.

    The suggestion is contained in an audit of AMU by one of five committees set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on April 25 at the behest of the HRD Ministry to probe complaints of irregularities against 10 central universities. The AMU audit did not cover BHU but referred to the institution’s name in its report.

    Apart from AMU, the institutions that were subjected to an “academic, research, financial and infrastructure audit” by the committees include: Pondicherry University, Allahabad University, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of Jammu, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha, University of Tripura and Hari Singh Gour University in Madhya Pradesh.

    AMU and Pondicherry University were inspected by a committee comprising IIT-Madras professor Shripad Karmalkar, Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University V-C Kailash Sodani, Guwahati University professor Mazhar Asif and IIM-Bangalore professor Sankarshan Basu.

    The panel’s mandate was limited to infrastructure and its academic, research and financial operations in these universities.

    In its audit of AMU, the committee suggested that the institution should either be called just ‘Aligarh University’ or be named after its founder, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. It cited the same reason to recommend that BHU’s name be amended, too.

    According to panel members, who did not wish to be identified, the suggestion stems from the logic that AMU, being a centrally-funded university, is a secular institution.

    The committee has also described AMU as “feudal” in nature and called for measures to uplift poor Muslims on campus. The report, however, refrained from commenting on the institutions’ minority status as the matter is sub-judice.

    The committee, as first reported by The Indian Express on October 1, has also recommended that the selection process of AMU’s vice-chancellor should be tweaked to align it with the appointment procedure followed by other central universities. Currently, AMU has a greater say in appointment process.

    The report has also flagged the culture of “inbreeding” in the university, in which a majority of faculty appointments are of its former students. The panel recommended a five-year gap for all ex-students before they can be recruited as teachers in AMU.

    The audit said that the university’s tuition fee be increased to help raise more resources internally and the alumni representation on different AMU bodies, such as the university court, should be reduced.

    The report has raised concerns over complaints regarding teachers being promoted even when there are no vacant posts and asked UGC to look into such cases.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/ed...aras-hindu-university-says-ugc-panel-4881226/
     
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