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

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...

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...

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National

Participate in this hunger strike, devote time #StandWithMuslims #NotinMyName

New Delhi, 25 June, 2017: Muslim community leader Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan has issued the following appeal here today: Delhi University professor and Socialist Party leader Dr Prem Singh has started a week-long hunger strike today at the Jantar Ma...

Dr Singh to observe a 7-day fast to protest mob-lynching of Muslims

Dear Sathi, I will observe a 7-day fast at Jantar Mantar from tomorrow June 25, 2017 to protest against the lynching of our own citizens in their own country by mobs. On the first day, Bandana Pandey (Ge...

Asiyeh Andrabi invited to OIC conference, appeals to it to help resolve Kashmir issue

Srinagar (24 June 2017): Expressing gratitude to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inviting the party chairperson, Syedah Asiyeh Andrabi, to attend the 44th session of Council of Foreign Ministers at Abidjan, Republic of Cote d&...

Kashmir: People lynch police officer, strong reaction from political circles

Srinagar (23 June 2017): Days after six policemen including Station House Officer (SHO) were killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Achabal, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith was lynched to death by a mob at the ...

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Issues

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 ...

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...

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