1-15 December 2016

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Special Reports

161st anniversary of 1857 observed with a march against "sale" of Red Fort

New Delhi (10 May 2018): On the occasion of 161st anniversary of first War of Independence (10 May 1857), Anhad organised a joint public procession ‘Padyatra’ from Rajghat to Red Fort here in Delhi today protesting the “sale&r...

How an inmate tried to change the lives of Tihar Jail prisoners

With over 70 percent of the jailed population being under-trials — technically innocent yet languishing — what can be done to lessen their trauma and pain?

Taj Mahal’s Spiritual Message

Taj Mahal is known all over the world for its singular beauty and as a symbol of ardent love. But, the third aspect of its celestial revelatory panorama remains mostly obscure from the public cognizance.  On the gigantic doubl...

'Aap mujhe Farsi sikhayenge?' said Tom Alter

This disarmingly humble request from an equally unassuming actor still reverberates in my memory. This came from none other than Tom Alter, who just shuffled off the mortal coil. I vividly remember our first meeting at Film Archives in Poona wa...

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Analysis

India the new Lynchdom — CSSS monitors 3 newspaper for 7 months

These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted in the form of lynching. Lynching of the marginalized African American was a hate crime which mirrore...

Impact of Cow-lynching Cases, etc!

It is indeed an irony that while primarily poor Muslims have been targeted in cow-lynching cases, the non-Muslims attacked include well-known and well-placed secular individuals.

Cows are safe in Modi’s India than Muslims

According to Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, between 2014 and March, 2018, 45 people were killed in mob lynchings across nine states in India. In the latest example, a group of villagers  beat to death 28-year-old Akbar Khan in Rajas...

The Role Of The Cold War In Indira Gandhi’s Emergency

The Congress split of 1969 was itself an advantage for Moscow. Mrs. Gandhi had discarded the conservative, pro-capital big wigs, more comfortable with Congress stalwarts whom she had defeated in the Parliamentary party contest in 1966.

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Community News

Compensation to father of Ankit Saxena, victim of honour killing

New Delhi: Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the recommendation of Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, to pay a compensation to the father of the slain youth who was killed by a Muslim family ...

Notice for planting idol on Masjid wall in Delhi's Sarai Rohilla

New Delhi: Recently police dismantled a jhuggi built against the wall of Fidayee Khan Masjid in Vivekanandpuri, Sarai Rohila. The owner of the jhuggi, a name-sake Muslim, has now planted an idol against the mosque wall and has declared that soo...

Help extended to destitute orphans in Moradabad village

New Delhi: A recent press report said that some young orphans in village Mandia Ganu of Moradabad are left to fend for themselves after the death of their father and mother in quick succession. The children are surviving on doles given by their...

Senior advocate Salar Khan is no more

New Delhi: Senior advocate Salar Muhammad Khan died here on Saturday, 8 April. He was 52 years old. He is survived by wife, daughter and son. He basically belonged to Jaipur in Rajasthan but had made Delhi his home where he practiced law for th...

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National

Five Muslim youth injured in four attacks in Dadri area within a month by motorbikes-borne assailants

Signs of a big riot in Western Uttar Pradesh: Motorbike riders’ terror; they are pointedly firing at Muslims Noida (Agencies): Two motorcycle-borne persons were fired at and badly injured in Dadri area of Greater Noida in the nig...

Karunanidhi: Scratches On My Mind Firm Five Years In Chennai

Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s passing away has brought back disparate images of my five unlikely years in Chennai as the regional editor of the Indian Express. I use the term “Unlikely”, because someone born in Mustafabad and raised ...

Kashmir: Families approach UN Special Procedure on the Sailan Massacre of August 1998

Hong Kong: 4 August 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the Sailan massacre in which local police and Indian army personnel stands accused of a massacre that – to date – has not been investigated fairly. The families of the victims ...

Kashmir: APDP seeks SHRC intervention before High Court in unmarked and mass graves case

Hong Kong: APDP on 8 August moved an application before the J&K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on the issue of unmarked and mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir, and prayed that the SHRC approach the JK High Court to seek implementation o...

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Issues

Ramadan Ceasefire in Kashmir Meaningless if Media War Continues

I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as “appeasement of Paki...

Hamid Ansari, Jinnah’s Portrait and turmoil in AMU

With this AMU episode Hindu nationalist politics is killing many birds with a single stone. The ghost of Jinnah will keep visiting us, and RSS combine through its efforts will keep propping up divisive issues one after the other!

Minority Space and Majority Muddling – Riding Through the Misadventures of Majoritarian Democracy

What significance does minority religious, social, and political identity have in a majoritarian democracy? Specifically, what significance does the Muslim Indian community have in the kind of a majoritarian democracy that India is evolving int...

Rewriting of History and Sectarian Nationalism

Leaders of Indian nationalism, Gandhi and Nehru, saw the country belonging to people of all religions, the interaction between religions giving rise to a syncretic plural culture.

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