16-31 May 2016

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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

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...

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 ...

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National

Consumption of alcohol on the rise in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Consumption of alcohol has started picking up in the Valley. Liquor shops and cinemas that were closed down by various militant groups here two decades ago are back in business. As per Excise department, about 2150 bottles of beer...

Insurgency simmering in Punjab

Chandigarh: While the country’s attention has remained focussed on alleged jihadi terrorism and the saffron wave of bomb blasts, or the Naxalite violence; no attention was made towards simmering Punjab which is on the brink of a volcanic eruption....

Kisan Kranti Dal formed, demands apology/compensation from the British for committing genocide in 1857

On 20th May, 2016, hundreds of peasant activists from nine districts (Barabanki, Faizabad, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Unnao, Hardoi and Rae Bareli) of Awadh in Uttar Pradesh gathered at Conference Hall, Shalimar Heights, Jopling Roa...

Jisha: a Victim of Caste and Patriachy

The brutality of the incident of rape and murder of 27 year old Jisha, a law student belonging to poor dalit family from Ernakulam of Kerala, has once again brought the festering wound of history of rampant caste atrocities.

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Issues

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...

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...

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