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  • Back from “Gujarat”: Faizabad fires extinguished but wounds of hearts yet to be healed

    + Pic Faizabad: Everybody is astonished at how Faizabad turned into “Gujarat” on 24 October. Without Narendra Modi coming to Faizabad, everything happened here which had taken place in Gujarat after the Godhra episode. About...

  • JTSA: Fasih - Déjà vu, once more

    In September, we brought out a report, Framed, Damned, Acquitted documenting 16 cases where trials of terror accused had resulted in acquittals for not only lack of evidence but obviously concocted evidence. Each of these cases was accompanied ...

  • Engineer deported, doc detained in Saudi

    + Pic New Delhi: Engineer Fasih Mahmood was suddenly deported to Delhi on 22 October after spending five months in Saudi Arabia after his detention in Riyadh at the request of Indian authorities on 13 May this year. The delay in his depo...

  • 500 encountered in U.P. in five years

    MG Correspondent Lucknow: A reply to an RTI application has disclosed that 499 persons were killed in encounters across U.P. during the last five years. Saleem Beg, an RTI activist of Moradabad, had asked state home secretary and DGP Po...

  • Gilani autobiography released

    + Pic Srinagar: Holding people as well Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah equally responsible for “cementing New Delhi’s rule in Kashmir” Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani here said that people got carried away with the...

  • Murderers, not Muslims

    The murderous attack by an alleged 'Taliban' on 9 October on a 14-year old girl in Peshawar should serve as yet another warning about the menace of Jahilis masquerading in our midst as champions of Islam.

  • “Constitutional Rights not yardstick to asses democracy”

    + Pic Hyderabad: “In a secular democracy it is important to see how far the majority community takes care of the rights given to the minority communities. The rights available in the Constitution of India for minorities are not the...

  • U.P. ATS planting stories to delay Tariq-Mujahid release

    + Pic Randhir Singh Suman Advocate, Barabanki Special Secretary Rajendra Kumar’s reports to district magistrates registers Barabanki’s terror accused records at 1891/2007, Faizabad at 3398/2007, Wazirganj, Lucknow and G...

  • J’accuse…

    A serious detoxification and decommunalisation of these forces as well as the police and PAC is the need of the hour. Secret services have to be brought under a strict parliamentary and public oversight to put a brake on their roguish activities w...

  • JTSA releases Delhi Police's Special Cell Report on framing & acquittals

    New Delhi: Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association released “Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a very ‘Special’ Cell” at the Jamia Millia Islamia on 18 September. The 200-page report was released by Justice Raj...

  • Naroda Patiya Case: Victims’ Faith In Justice Reaffirmed

    The convoluted logic is that if Sikhs could be killed, why not Muslims? The moot point is: why any Indian citizen should be killed at all?

  • The "Saudi" connection — India, Muslims, "Terrorism"

    Of late, every 'terror' story in India ends up with a 'Saudi' connection. Every so-called 'module' or false arrest is incomplete without a Saudi tale.

  • SC petition stalls AMU Kishanganj campus

    An RTI application has revealed that a writ petition (No. 5329/2010) filed by one Jai Narayan Kumar challenging the establishment of an AMU centre at Kishanganj, currently pending in the Supreme Court, is the cause of the two year-long-and-cont...

  • Postage stamp in the honour of the great Maulana Madani

    New Delhi: A commemorative postal stamp for Shaikhul Islam Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani, a pioneer of the freedom struggle and Darul Uloom Deoband’s Shaikhul Hadees and a strong opponent of India’s partition and the two-nation theory of the Muslim...

  • Dalit Christians and Muslims observe Black Day

    New Delhi: Dalit Muslims and Christians observed Black Day on 10 August at Gol Dakkhana here against the Presidential Order of 1950 which discriminated and justified reservation for Dalits on religious grounds.

  • Delhi govt to pay arrears of MCD's Urdu teachers

    New Delhi: Delhi government, after court's order, has released Rs. 3 crores for payment of balance amounts of salary arrears to 58 part time Urdu teachers of Delhi Municipal Corporation's schools. Delhi Urdu Academy has been given the r...

  • A polity based on double standards

    A secret circular went out from the home ministry not to recruit Muslims in government jobs...This country is yours. Secularism and equality are meaningless foreign words.

  • “Unheard & Unspoken” terror stories blocked

    This is surprising, because everyone thought that website content has been blocked because of Assam violence and exodus of people of North East India from Bangalore and elsewhere.

  • Pune blasts: The story behind the story

    Any journalist, writer or columnist of basic integrity has to question, and express scepticism about, the official version of events. Without being judgmental, he or she also bears the moral responsibility of pointing out contradictions in medi...

  • Indian security agencies unleash home grown terror

    + Pic Jo chup rahegi zuban-e khanjar Lahu pukaarega aasteen ka...    — Ameer Meenai, 19th century, Lucknow poet In the best, figurative-dialectical tradition of Urdu poetry, the afore-mentioned couplet unite...