1-15 September 2016

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Special Reports

Homes Charity Alliance Built for Muzaffarnagar Riot Victims

We had funds to complete 32 houses and a hall. All houses are on the periphery of the plot. There are no open sewage lines, all lines are covered and supported by several large septic tanks. The plot has deep borewell hand-pumps.

Spoken with Conviction, not out of necessity: Frontier Gandhi on Sheikh Abdullah

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan aka Frontier Gandhi (1890-1988) visited Kashmir in June 1980. I, an eight year old child at the time, had the honor of meeting him. I remember being taken to a public rally at which Badshah Khan sahib made a speech in hi...

Bihar Elections: The Magician, RJD Flag and Muslims

Samastipur, October 12, 2015: At a crossroad of Dharampur, a Muslim-concentrated area of Samastipur, a small crowd surrounded a magician, who called a little boy standing in the crowd to search if there was anything in his cylinder-shaped cap. ...

The Killer Dengue and the sordid saga of poor governance!

Last week there was an outcry in the print, electronic and social media as Avinash Rout, 7, and Aman Sharma, 6, died of dengue after allegedly being denied treatment by private hospitals. Avinash's parents committed suicide following his de...

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Analysis

What happened to Dalits, isnt reservations enough for them?

What has happened to dalits? Why have they become so violent? They are getting reservation through constitution in everything, what else do they want now?

Appointments of Judges — The Delicate Task of The Collegium

It is evident that for such sensitive posts, a broader element of selection mechanism is necessary. To say that to involve persons other than judges in selecting judges will bring in extraneous pressure is too simplistic.

How women activists can help Jammu and Kashmir make progress in democracy and peace

The partially autonomous northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful part of the world – and also one of three areas of Kashmir divided into areas of control by India, Pakistan, and China and marred by a long history of viol...

Modi preaching Sri Lanka on treating minorities

Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on the implementation of 13th amendment, his suggestion that cooperative federalism is better for Sri Lanka, his invitation to Tamils of Indian origin to visit New Delhi to discuss th...

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Community News

Protest in Delhi against Israeli policies in occupied Palestine

New Delhi: Muslim Students Organisation of India (MSO) held a protest here at the Jantar Mantar on 1 July against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Protesters raised slogans and held placards aga...

Food aid distributed in Murshidabad by Charity Alliance

New Delhi: Charity Alliance trust, as every year since 2005, distributed Ramadan food packets among poor people in and around Uttar Ghoshpara area of Murshidabad, West Bengal. A total of 240 families received food packets containing six kg rice...

Mehbooba, Azaadi & Pratirodh (Resistance) Continues — Signs of the Times

CHIEF MINISTER SAHIBA OF J&K, MEHBOOBA MUFTI I don’t believe in symbolic one -liners along the strain that a woman chief minister can do wonders for the women and men and children of the State. Women chief ministers in other state...

Muslims can succeed only through education: AIMPLB President

Bhatkal: "We are the people of knowledge. Our religion gives utmost importance to education and its only through education that we can succeed and lead the world towards enlightenment." said Maulana Rabey Hasani Nadwi, president of th...

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National

Reflections on Modi’s Visit to the U.S. — What’s in it for Kashmir?

“Is it true Narendra Modi just boarded a flight to visit India?” Tweeted a critic of Indian Prime Minister’s globe-trotting jaunts. “Welcome home, Pradhan Mantriji! How long will you be staying this time?”  Mo...

Consumption of alcohol on the rise in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Consumption of alcohol has started picking up in the Valley. Liquor shops and cinemas that were closed down by various militant groups here two decades ago are back in business. As per Excise department, about 2150 bottles of beer...

Insurgency simmering in Punjab

Chandigarh: While the country’s attention has remained focussed on alleged jihadi terrorism and the saffron wave of bomb blasts, or the Naxalite violence; no attention was made towards simmering Punjab which is on the brink of a volcanic eruption....

Kisan Kranti Dal formed, demands apology/compensation from the British for committing genocide in 1857

On 20th May, 2016, hundreds of peasant activists from nine districts (Barabanki, Faizabad, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Unnao, Hardoi and Rae Bareli) of Awadh in Uttar Pradesh gathered at Conference Hall, Shalimar Heights, Jopling Roa...

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Issues

Why I recommend Gandhi's book 'Hind Swaraj' for Indian media?

By  Rameez Makhdoomi On night prime time shows on majority of news channels anchors in India  assume charge of justices of kangaroo courts. Distorting the image of a particular community has become their forte.  Anti-nationa...

Venerating casteism in the quest for the Idea of India

By Subhashini Ali   The idea of India has become a favoured topic in these days of avid contestation over nationalism and identity, with overwhelming majoritarianism being projected as the only real basis of national unity. How complex...

Bharat Mata ki Jai — Signs of the Times

On Monday, 28 March, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Historical Studies hosted a day long convention - Jashn- e - Azaadi: Remembering Bipan Chandra … celebrating the people’s historian, Bipan Chandra, and celebrating...

Muslims and world peace

The November 2015 attackers of Paris were aged between 25-28 years. In 2001 they were 11-14 years boys and were surely not terrorists. So, what all went into their mind during these 14 years of 21st century that should not have gone? Had they b...

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