16-30 November 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

The Ghost of Pakistan in our political life

If violence on the Indian borders perpetrated by Pakistan is a ground to call Pakistan a terrorist country, what should we call our country where there is innumerable records of violence within its own borders.

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...

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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

Join protest against the Israeli President’s visit to India

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Mahmood) and other organisations are organising a protest against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people and to denounce the current visit of the Israeli President, on Friday 18 November, at 3:00 pm at Jantar Mantar, ...

Lynching, encounters, loss of lives at border: BJP on the path of death and destruction

And then news of the Bhopal encounters of 8 suspected terrorists came.  Every right thinking person is asking questions. The exceptions are those who enjoy and celebrate every Muslim killing whether it occurs in Pakistan, Arab or India. Th...

Uniform Civil Code a tool for BJP in Upcoming Elections

BJP, historically and strategically, is known for its communal tactics in elections. This party exhibits and validates its motto, times and again, that it is born and existing to ensure communal divide in united India. More than anything else, ...

PM Modi’s comparison with Israel insult to India as well as Army

Does Modi think that Palestinians are terrorists and Palestine a land of terror the way he regards Pakistan as the Mother of Terrorism? Has Modi learnt from RSS that if Islam is to be defeated, Zionism needs to be studied and followed?

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Issues

Muslim Personal Law and Uniform Civil Code

It has been the consistent line of all government of Independent India that no changes will be made in the Muslim personal laws without the permission of the Muslim community.

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...

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