16-31 December 2015

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Special Reports

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...

Joint effort needed to tackle terrorism: Afghanistan Ambassador at Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi: Despite good progress made in areas of security, political and economic stability Afghanistan continues to expect and seek help from the international community. This was observed by Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India, Mr Shaida...

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Analysis

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...

Goodbye to Gandhi's India

Faiz had said this in a different age and for a different country but it still rings as true and contextual to our circumstances as all great poetry is:   Nisaar main teri galiyon pe ai watan ke jahan Chali hai rasm ke koi na sa...

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Community News

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...

Reactions to religious discrimination of MG Editor by IndiGo airlines

Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, editor of the The Milli Gazette, while travelling in the night of 1st January 2016 from Lucknow to Delhi, after heading a fact-finding team to Kushinagar, complained of discrimination and religious profiling by Indigo air...

Akhtarul Wasey to talk on challenges face by Indian Muslims in Illinois

American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin is hosting Padmashree Professor Akhtarul Wasey, a prominent Islamic scholar and activist from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.  Professor Wasey will lecture on the current situation of ...

Misuse of Sealed property of SIMI - Student Islamic Movement of India

Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) organization was banned in October 2001 during the NDA government rule. SIMI building was sealed by the court. But now the building is not safe at all since then it is sealed.   Drug ad...

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National

Days before election, polling booth of Left stronghold Ara village remains inundated with canal water

Tarari (Ara) Bihar, 24 October, 2015: The fourth phase of polling is four days to go but the villagers of Terari Assembly constituency in Ara district, considered to be a stronghold of the radical communist CPI-ML (Liberation), are not sure if ...

Bihar polls: Lalu’s show at son’s turf

Mahua (Vaishali) 23 October, 2015: Suddenly the crowd began to stir and then flutter. This was the signal for us that our long wait for Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD president, finally came to an end. Amid the cheers of people, Lalu on Wednesday walke...

Bihar Polls: "I lost elections because I carry a Muslim name" says four-time CPI candidate

This time a considerable section of Muslim voters, constituting 25 per cent of the total population in Gaya constituency, added to his worries by deciding to prefer Grand Alliance candidate over him.

Laxmanpur Bathe, Dalits and Bihar Polls

Laxmanpur Bathe, October 16, 2015:  Leaning out of car’s window, I asked a flock of people standing in the noisy Olidad market of Arwal, some 85-kms from Patna, about how far Laxmanpur Bathe was from there. Laxmanpur Bathe, also call...

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Issues

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...

How foreigners look at the division of Indian Society on caste/religion lines

An Indian student in Sweden finds it hard to explain to his colleagues the caste system and injustice prevalent in India

Need to streamline Zakat & Sadaqah administration in the world

Circulation of wealth: Zakat & Sadaqah Bringing about economic equality through circulation of wealth in the society is one of the fundamental objectives of Islam. The instrumentality prescribed to achieve this goal is popularly known a...

Ireland captured through Gay Army, Satan on the March in West

Ireland too has fallen. One state after another is falling in America, and one country after the other is being captured in Europe. Satan’s triumphant march is in full swing. Ireland’s fall is much more ominous than the previous one...

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