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

Netaji Bose, Nehru and anti-Colonial Struggle

Indian anti-colonial struggle has been the major phenomenon which built modern India into a secular democracy. Many of the political streams were part of this movement which struggled in their own way to drive away the British. There were some,...

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.

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Community News

Palwal mosque—Release of the fact-finding report on terror-funding claims

New Delhi: Delhi Minorities Commission constituted a fact-finding committee to investigate and report on the allegations that foreign funds have been used to build a mosque in Attawar village of district Palwal, Haryana in which a citizen of De...

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...

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National

Dalit Christians caught in the Church vortex

The Christians all over India observed November 11 as “Dalit Liberation Sunday” (DLS) with an avowed aim of bringing the Dalit Christians at par with the ‘Dalit Hindus’ in matters of economic and social equality. The the...

Delhi Minorities Commission’s outreach

In July 2017, when the Arvind Kejriwal government appointed three members in the Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC)– Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan as chairperson, and Anastasia Gill and Kartar Singh Kochhar as members – one could not grasp ...

Sabarimala line-up: BJP, Congress oppose SC judgement, Communists uphold it

My own experience of Sabarimala causes me to rub my eyes with disbelief at the spectacle of what poet Niaz Haider called “badsoorat siyasat” not quite the same as ugly politics. I owe my visit to Sabarimala in 1982 entirely to Bob M...

Allahabad — saffron communal politics at work #2019

Politically speaking, it is fairly surprising that the game of changing names of places, including cities and towns, appears to bear great importance for some politicians. Yes, this refers to name Allahabad having been recently changed by UP go...

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Issues

Tiding Over Controversies: AMU Fraternity must rise upto the Occasion

17th October is the birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of MAO College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University. The university and its alumni all over the world dedicatedly celebrate this day as the founder’s day a...

Political pollution is more dangerous than environmental

I do realize I’m not being very original in stating that the political pollution together with the environmental pollution is killing us. Though a hue and cry is raised every now and then about the environment turning poisonous but what a...

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 ...

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