1-15 September 2014

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Special Reports

Maulana Azad Foundation controversy: Minister places his version

New Delhi:  It seems that the post of Secretary of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has been turned into a war of attrition between outgoing Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan and senior IPS officer Mohammad Wazir Ansar...

Yaqub Bhai Zinga: NRI philonthropist

Ahmedabad: Yaqub Bhai Ibrahim Bhai Zinga, an NRI settled in Preston (Britain), is a trustee of North West Relief Trust which has been spending huge sums for humanitarian causes. It began operating when Gujarat was devastated by an earthquake in...

11-Year-Old Farman Knows Five Languages

Farman Ahmad Khan is an eleven-year-old boy who is learning in standard six now in a local Urdu medium school in Pusad in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. He is the son of an Urdu, Hindi, Persian and English poet and writer, Khan Hasnain Aaqib...

Medical camp in Azamgarh

Azamgarh: A free medical camp was organised here at Kaonra Gohni village near the town of Saraimir on 28 April. A team of physicians participated in the camp and offered free services to the people of the area. Dr Mohsin Raza of AMU inaugurated...

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Analysis

Indian Muslims & Al-Qaeda’s Non-existent “Indian Wing!”

Besides, religious freedom allowed in India as a part of its secular system together with its democratic, constitutional, cultural and historical roots leaves little scope for terrorism with religious labels to progress here.

Hyper nationalism can wait, Kashmiris need succour first

Do not aggrieved people trapped in their houses and running short of food, water, life-saving drugs, baby food have the right to be angry even when there are serious questions about selective rescue? This too has given haters another stick to beat...

The Hate "Foreigner" Jihad of Hindu Nationalist Organisations

I. There is an interesting pattern in which the Hindu Nationalist Organisations (HNOs) exploit a non-issue to stigmatize communities which were declared by them as "foreigners". V D Savarkar wrote in his tract on Hindutva, "N...

Why Indian Muslim Community's English Newspapers fail?

The common core problem in all of them is the indifference of educated Muslims to support such ventures which is compounded by poor journalism in these newspapers themselves.

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Community News

Islamic madrasas are cradles of peace

Kairana / Shamli: A prominent French journalist, Fredric Bobbin, the chief of South Asia bureau of France’s leading newspaper ‘Le Monde’ said after visiting Kairana’s old religious institution Esha’atul Islam that ...

‘Umeed’, ‘Himayet’, and ‘Self Help’ organisations in J&K

Srinagar: Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh said here that during the past 5 years under the ‘Umeed’ Programme, more than 9 lakh women have associated with 90 thousand ‘self help’ groups. He said that th...

Haroon Yusuf’s illegal use of Waqf driver

New Delhi: Haroon Yusuf, presently Delhi’s minister for energy and power was Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board about a decade ago i.e. from March 1999 to March 2004 (5 years). Simultaneously, he was also an MLA from Ballimaran assembly constit...

Maulana Azad’s anthology of poems released

New Delhi: Few people know that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, first education minister of India was, in addition to being an author, was a poet also. No one had earlier shed light on this aspect of Maulana Azad but now Husn Ara Trust has compiled an...

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National

Who should have the right to pardon?

The new legal developments either completely seized or diluted all the rights of the offended party. Instead the culprits were bestowed upon ever-increasing rights and time and space for their successful defence in the court of law. Even when the ...

Modi Government playing safely, Hindutva brigade dangerously

The contrast is for all to see. The Modi government appears to be avoiding communal inferno; the Hindutva brigade including BJP is bent on fuelling it. What is not clear however is whether this contrast is the effect of the plan or the side eff...

BJP and the fallacy of 'Love Jihad' - Firstpost Ebook

Politics in Uttar Pradesh has a new enemy, at least according to the BJP. This enemy is 'love jihad' where Muslim boys lure Hindu girls into marriage and then force them to convert. This Firstpost ebook, looks at the rise of this politi...

“Love Jihad”: a ploy to launch “Hate Dharamyudh”?

It will be better if the forces of Hindutva realise sooner than later that the card of communalism cannot work in India on a long-term basis. The latest bye-election results should be a sufficient warning to BJP that the communal card that brought...

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Issues

Striving for Gender Justice: Overcoming Obstacles

While, on one hand, a PIL has been filed for Uniform Civil Code (UCC), there is another significant development in this direction. This relates to the personal laws of Muslim community. It is claimed that Muslim women are subject to more domina...

Modi Win: Victory of Development or Divisiveness?

The results of Parliamentary Elections were very interesting. With 31% vote share BJP-Modi won 282 parliamentary seats, Congress with 19% vote share got 44 seats, BSP polled 4.1 percent of votes and drew a total blank, the Trinamool Congress wo...

Whither Annihilation of Caste?

When on this 14th April anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Babasaheb Ambedkar, we pay tribute to his yeoman services towards the cause of social justice and bringing to fore the values of democracy; we also need to think as to how his dream and vision ...

Muslims’ Tryst With Destiny: Elections 2014

The minorities in India are protected by an egalitarian and secular constitution. In the last 65 years, however, the safeguards enshrined in it have largely been flouted.

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