1-15 December 2016

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Special Reports

161st anniversary of 1857 observed with a march against "sale" of Red Fort

New Delhi (10 May 2018): On the occasion of 161st anniversary of first War of Independence (10 May 1857), Anhad organised a joint public procession ‘Padyatra’ from Rajghat to Red Fort here in Delhi today protesting the “sale&r...

How an inmate tried to change the lives of Tihar Jail prisoners

With over 70 percent of the jailed population being under-trials — technically innocent yet languishing — what can be done to lessen their trauma and pain?

Taj Mahal’s Spiritual Message

Taj Mahal is known all over the world for its singular beauty and as a symbol of ardent love. But, the third aspect of its celestial revelatory panorama remains mostly obscure from the public cognizance.  On the gigantic doubl...

'Aap mujhe Farsi sikhayenge?' said Tom Alter

This disarmingly humble request from an equally unassuming actor still reverberates in my memory. This came from none other than Tom Alter, who just shuffled off the mortal coil. I vividly remember our first meeting at Film Archives in Poona wa...

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Analysis

Theatre of Absurd: Modi and the Dawoodi Bohra Pontiff

The invite by the High priest of Dawoodi Bohras, a Shia Muslim sub-sect, to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their religious congregation on 14th September 2018 on the occasion of Muharram, and that the PM should accept the invite ca...

India the new Lynchdom — CSSS monitors 3 newspaper for 7 months

These words were said by Martin Luther King Jr. in the era where the racial segregation was at its peak and the African Americans targeted in the form of lynching. Lynching of the marginalized African American was a hate crime which mirrore...

Impact of Cow-lynching Cases, etc!

It is indeed an irony that while primarily poor Muslims have been targeted in cow-lynching cases, the non-Muslims attacked include well-known and well-placed secular individuals.

Cows are safe in Modi’s India than Muslims

According to Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, between 2014 and March, 2018, 45 people were killed in mob lynchings across nine states in India. In the latest example, a group of villagers  beat to death 28-year-old Akbar Khan in Rajas...

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Community News

Symposium held on promoting interfaith understanding in AMU

ALIGARH (September 12, 2018): The Centre for Inter-Faith Understanding, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a symposium and discussion on "Ways to promote Inter-faith Understanding". Swami Shri Hari Prasad of Vishnu Mohan Founda...

Jamia professor wins women scientist's prize

Dr. Shama Parveen, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has been selected for the prestigious “Sayeeda Begum Women Scientist Prize 2018”, instituted by Jamia ...

Karimganj Muslim Academy gets new executive committee

Karimganj (Assam): The new Executive committee of Karimganj Muslim Academy for the period 2018-21 was formed in a recently held general meeting. Former Deputy Home Minister of Assam, Abdul Muktadir Choudhury became the new president against the...

Compensation to father of Ankit Saxena, victim of honour killing

New Delhi: Chief Minister of Delhi Shri Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the recommendation of Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, Chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, to pay a compensation to the father of the slain youth who was killed by a Muslim family ...

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National

Hindutva twists the educational system to suit its sectarian agenda

Ruckus on the campus of the universities in Uttar Pradesh seems ongoing. The latest news reports of violence on the campus of the Allahabad University and before that in the Banares Hindu University and the Lucknow University speaks volumes of ...

With millions dying, India becomes the sick man of Asia

For the past six years, 31-year-old Muneer Ahmad has been celebrating two birthdays because he loves to remember an event that miraculously saved his life. Ahmad was 25 when a shooting pain in his chest forced him to visit a government...

Army thrashes two photo journalists in Kashmir going to cover a Militants funeral

“Let us do our Job and let you do yours, I told the officer of Central Reserve Police Officer, before they rounded two of us and started thrashing us mercilessly,” says Firdous Qadri, a photojournalist with BBC 7 News.  ...

Doubts loom over local body elections in Kashmir

Srinagar: At a time when local body elections in Jammu and Kashmir are expected to be held in the next few months, militant outfit, Hizbul-Mujahideen has warned those planning to contest these elections with dire consequences. Conducting polls ...

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Issues

After Decriminalisation of Homosexuality, Criminalisation of Instant Triple Divorce

Finally, the BJP Government has done what it believes would win them the vote of a certain section of Muslim women and might generate a kind of reaction that suits their plans for the next Lok Sabha elections. What they have done is in accordan...

Faiz Ahmad Faiz & and the Urban Naxal label

Nisaar mein teri galyon pe ai watan ke jahaan Chali hai rasm ke koi na sar utha ke chale Jo koi chaahne wala twaaf ko nikle to sar jhuka ke chale, jism-o-jaan bacha ke chale — Faiz Ahmad Faiz  (I will lay down my ...

Ramadan Ceasefire in Kashmir Meaningless if Media War Continues

I have never seen the electronic media so totally defiant of the BJP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s avowed intention to calm Kashmir by announcing a Ramadan ceasefire appears to have been dismissed as “appeasement of Paki...

Hamid Ansari, Jinnah’s Portrait and turmoil in AMU

With this AMU episode Hindu nationalist politics is killing many birds with a single stone. The ghost of Jinnah will keep visiting us, and RSS combine through its efforts will keep propping up divisive issues one after the other!

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