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...

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...

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...

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National

Bleeding Kashmir needs attention of apolitical actors

Why this hurry to award Major Leetul Gogoi with a commendation certificate? After all, an FIR has been lodged against him and an investigation is supposedly on, to investigate whether what he did on that April 9 noon was justifiable or even eth...

Outright condemnation of Army's honouring Major who tied civilian to army vehicle as Human Shield

Srinagar: Castigating Army for recently awarding its officer involved in tying a man to the bonnet of a moving military jeep in central Kashmir’s Budgam district last month, Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani emphasized that Intern...

Students agitation outwits authorities in Kashmir

Srinagar: In the wake of continued student protests across the Kashmir Valley, both mainstream politicians and separatists emphasize the need to allow student activism in colleges and universities in the Valley.While Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwa...

Friendly match between Sangh Parivar and Police in West Bengal

A communal riot erupted in Telinipara on 7 April. The local police shamelessly cooperated in the execution of a plan laid down by the Sangh Parivar.

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Issues

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 ...

On French relief and Crucial times for Aam Aadmi Party

What a relief! The French have indeed signaled that all’s not over! The election of Emmanuel Macronhas actually relayed that sane and responsible governance will flourish in France. Lesser levels of discriminations and biases and hounding...

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...

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