1-15 December 2016

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Special Reports

Tarek Fatah's Anti-Hindutva, Anti-Israel past and the fatwa of 1 million on his head

The cat is out of the bag. The All-India Faizan-e-Madina Council has recently announced a “reward” of Rupees 10 lakh to behead Tarek Fatah, an Islamophobic Canadian of Pakistani origin who now frequently appears on Indian News chann...

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. ...

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Analysis

Hindutva disrupt life in Uttar Pradesh

This entire week during my interactive talks with persons from Uttar Pradesh, there has been focus on three primeaspects: Their doubts about the very ‘proper authentic’ functioning of the Electronic Voting Machines! Those doubts com...

Communalising Population Growth: Understanding Demographic Data

The biases and misconceptions about conversions and population growth have been used by communal forces to divide the society. This became apparent once again when Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijuju, tweeted that that Hindu population is ...

Islamic Media and the Muslim Public Spheres in India

With the rise of an anti-secular politics in the West, gates of secularism are being deserted. Politics, of non-religious nature, whether Islamic or simply religious, is trying to occupy the secularly constructed public spheres. This trend obse...

Muslim Personal Law and Indian Constitution

People who are in favour of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) have made their mind on the following three basic assumptions:   1. There should be one common law for all citizens of the country. 2. There is necessarily no connection between ...

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Community News

Jasim of Aligarh wanted ban on BJP, now gives scholarship in Modi's name

On 14 April 2017 we received a press release which read "Forum for Muslim Studies & Analysis (FMSA) presented Narendra Modi Scholarship for Muslim Students to the beneficiaries amid a discussion held on Education: A Tool of Development...

President Mukherjee Lays Foundation Stone of Haj House in Ranchi, says Haj is a life time dream for Muslims

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of Rabindra Bhawan and Haj House on April 2, 2017 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.  Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to be present in Ranch...

Condolence meeting in memory of Syed Shahabuddin held in Patna

Patna (10 April 2017): A condolence meeting was organised here to pay tribute to Syed Shahabuddin, former diplomat, former Member of Parliament, former President of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat at Conference Hall, Bihar Urdu Academy, Pa...

Dr Javed Jamil appointed as head of Islamic Studies & Research at Yenepoya University, Mangalore

In order to enrich the academic resources of the university system for a deeper reflection on critical issues and to promote and facilitate insightful thinking on all issues connected with focus on knowledge generation with an inter-disciplinar...

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National

Withdraw army to stop excesses in Kashmir; RSS's concern for Muslim Women

For several minutes at a stretch I continued gazing at that photograph of Farooq Ahmad Dar tied to a military jeep, driven in that tied condition the entire day, across the various villages in the Kashmir Valley. It gets difficult to describe t...

Kashmir: In the battle of egos, when will the shriek of pellets and stones be heard?

Kashmir, the heaven on earth, has lost its mesmerising charm. Though Kashmir has been boiling since 1989, the last two years have witnessed rising insecurity in the minds and hearts of Kashmiri students who are taking part in the current protes...

Bullets only way to deal with protesting Kashmir: BJP minister

Srinagar April 20, 2017: Reacting to the assertions as “Bullets only way to deal with protestors” made by BJP Minister Chandra Prakash Ganga, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Spokesperson described the assertions by th...

Maulana Azad University gets INTACH award for preserving natural rock formation

Maulana Azad National Urdu University has been awarded for creating usable space without disturbing the natural settings within its campus. The areas around some of the rocks and rock formations on the campus have been landscaped and provided w...

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Issues

Creeping fascism in India

Rising Fascism in India and the need for a counter narrative on secularism within our Constitutional democratic framework

Holy Cow – Bovine Anarchy and the New Identity of India

Did you know that the Hindu Right Wing is on a rampage not just against the Muslims but also against many of their own gods including Indra and Agni? Prof. Ram Puniyani writes in The Hindu that Many gods such as Indra and Agni ar...

Kerala has a lesson for us all; Calligraphy; Sufism

I’m just back from Kerala, after attending a literary festival organized in Tirur by the Madhyamam group of publications… Its like returning from a different land altogether. After all, the flying time from Calicut to New Delhi is ...

The march of fascism from Gujarat 2002 to Ramjas College 2017

What is happening on the Delhi University campus is a pointer that fascist forces have intruded into campuses, making life hell for any of those sane voices. This is the very basic crux of what took place last week in the very interiors of Delh...

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