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

Democracy Facing Threats!

Even if a minor section of the population chooses to abuse Indian Constitution by misusing their democratic rights, it can spread havoc for the country as a whole.

Private public partnership and sustainable development: In harmony or in conflict with each other?

Are public private partnerships helpful or harmful to increase progress on sustainable development? CNS spoke with Gerifel Cerillo, the coordinator of 'Tanggol Bayi' - an association of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in the Philip...

Partition of India and Patriotism of Indian Muslims

Background Indian Muslims are almost habituated to hear such statements as, “They (the Muslims) have taken Pakistan, now what else here for them?” This one line statement from our co-citizen can’t but forces a serious, soc...

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...

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Community News

Delhi — Teasing and harassment of girl students in Okhla, Jamia Nagar

The Memorandum reads as under:   To   The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast Delhi) Sarita Vihar New Delhi   Sub: Memorandum regarding increasing acts of teasing of school going girls in...

Striving Against Casteism, Students' Islamic Org holds iftar with Chakliyar community

Calicut: The state council of Students Islamic Organization conducted iftar meet at Muthalamada Ambedkar colony in solidarity with the Chakliyar community, where casteism is practised against the lower castes in every nuance of daily lives. Rup...

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...

Muslim women lambaste Modi’s anti-Shariah tirade

MALAPPURAM — The women’s wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) in Kerala has lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP party for shedding crocodile tears for a few Muslim women suffered by Muthalaq (pronouncement o...

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National

Gorkhaland Total Bandh Enters Fourth Month As Leaders Duck

Darjeeling, Thimpu, Gangtok, Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked...

Kashmir: Rajnath Singh visit fails to cut ice

Srinagar (12 September 2017): Five C’s - compassion, communication, co-existence, confidence-building and consistency - would form the basis for permanent solution to the Kashmir problem, emphasized Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh durin...

Kashmir: cat and mouse game between separatist leaders and Indian agencies

Srinagar: While National Investigation Agency (NIA) continues with its raids at several places in Kashmir and Delhi, the joint separatist leadership comprising chairmen of both factions of Hurriyat (Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq)...

Murder of journalist, critic of Hindu right-wing extremism Gauri Lankesh most foul

Gauri Lankesh shot dead in front of her Bengaluru home. Yes, they murdered this firebrand activist-writer-editor. Upright and bold and vocal she was; taking on the Right-Wing political mafia in one of those ongoing and determined ways…. ...

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Issues

Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing the round from BJP parivar, finally they settled for a person who...

Cow And Hindutva: Myths And Facts

The Hindutva juggernaut which rode on with Ram, love jihaad and ghar wapsi on top of it, is riding with cow this time. There have been countless incidents of lynching, maiming and robbing of Muslims and Dalits in the name of saving holy cows. I...

Naseeruddin – The Paradoxical Shah Lost in the Pseudonym of a “Non-Practicing” Muslim Identity

Naseeruddin Shah proudly proclaims in his article that he is not a practicing Muslim — "...I am no longer a practicing Muslim, and in fact had never been overly aware of a Muslim identity..." Ironically, and paradoxically, he is...

Communal Violence Leading to Negative Image of India

One is forced to deliberate on the importance given to each citizen’s constitutional rights in view of the increasing tendency of rogue sections choosing to take administration of “law and order” in their own hands. What else ...

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