1-15 April 2015

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Special Reports

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...

Maulana Azad Foundation controversy: Minister places his version

New Delhi:  It seems that the post of Secretary of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has been turned into a war of attrition between outgoing Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan and senior IPS officer Mohammad Wazir Ansar...

Yaqub Bhai Zinga: NRI philonthropist

Ahmedabad: Yaqub Bhai Ibrahim Bhai Zinga, an NRI settled in Preston (Britain), is a trustee of North West Relief Trust which has been spending huge sums for humanitarian causes. It began operating when Gujarat was devastated by an earthquake in...

11-Year-Old Farman Knows Five Languages

Farman Ahmad Khan is an eleven-year-old boy who is learning in standard six now in a local Urdu medium school in Pusad in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. He is the son of an Urdu, Hindi, Persian and English poet and writer, Khan Hasnain Aaqib...

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Analysis

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...

Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

Besides, religious freedom allowed in India as a part of its secular system together with its democratic, constitutional, cultural and historical roots leaves little scope for terrorism with religious labels to progress here.

Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

Do not aggrieved people trapped in their houses and running short of food, water, life-saving drugs, baby food have the right to be angry even when there are serious questions about selective rescue? This too has given haters another stick to beat...

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Community News

Wanted Hajj tour operator Shahnawaz Shah in fraud case

A reward of Rs 50 lacks has been announced by a victim of alleged cheating and fraud by Shahnawaz Shah. Shahnawaz Shah used to act as a Hajj and Umrah tour operator and used to work from Nizamuddin Basti in Delhi. He reportedly belonged to Kash...

Can anything else bring more happiness to a father?

One father was rightly so happy on his son becoming a Hafiz by memorising the whole Quran, that he arranged a feast for everyone in this madrasa (school) in Delhi last Friday (10 April 2015). This Islamic school has more than 300 students.

Jawwad Ahmad Khan, AMU's Finance Officer is no more

Aligarh (4 April 2015): Mr. Jawwad Ahmad Khan, a 1992 batch IRS and Finance Officer of Aligarh Muslim University, passed away yesterday night at his ancestral place in Bihar. He was on leave till April 5. Mr. Jawwad served as Addition...

Ex-Cong leader Ghufran-e-Azam passes away

Bhopal (April 3, 2015): Former Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam today passed away at a hospital in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. He was 70. Azam was suffering from a heart ailment. Last week, he was admitted to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital...

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National

Ambedkar on treating Muslims—This would make a bad government

No Government can exercise its power in such a manner as to provoke the Muslim community to rise in rebellion.

Time for review of decision on SBI's "Islamic" mutual fund

It is time now for the Union government to have a fresh look at its decision to defer a Shariah-compliant mutual fund by the State Bank of India. The SBI had decided to launch it in December 2014 after due consultation with and permission ...

Apart from Namaaz everything happens in this #Hyderabad mosque

Masjid E Sheikh, Sheikh Pet Near Towli Chowki, Hyderabad. It is 400 years old, and is considered to be one of the oldest Masjids in Hyderabad. Abandaned, it is being misused. Watch this report: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=3403645994996...

Modi 300 DAYS – Documenting Hate and Communal Violence under the Modi Regime

New Delhi (19 March, 2015): This is a new fact-sheet prepared by John Dayal documenting the hate and communal violence since Modi came to power last May. It has been prepared with inputs from Kiren Shaheen, Liris Thomas, Mansi Sharma, Shabnam H...

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Issues

Farmers’ Suicides: Loans and social vices biggest killers

Everybody talks of famers’ suicides. Nobody talks about the real reasons. Ganjendra’s death in the AAP rally is not forcing the analysts to analyse what makes farmers kill themselves. They are instead busy in holding one party or th...

Crying Shame — justice delivery for minorities in India

How do we judge the justice delivery system in India? Is it good, shoddy, or great? In fact, it is all the three at different times and levels. To be fair to it, its shoddiness does not always come from within it, but mostly from outside: the p...

Hindu Rashtra, Cow and Muslims Part (1)

Upper-caste Hindus and Hindu nationalist organisations have had an ambiguous attitude toward the cow as an animal and as a symbol of Hindu Rashtra, oscillating between reverence and irreverence. It is only lately that Hindu nationalists have se...

A Muslim Prayer Cap would have been more Effective, Mr. Modi

Mr. Prime Minister, you would have done better, achieved a thousand times more, and  helped India’s cultural integrity, unity and amity – and therefore its prosperity – by the simple visual action of putting on a Muslim p...

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