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  • BJP’s rhetoric on Uniform Code undermined by its silence on laws favouring majority

    By Shoaib Daniyal From apostasy laws to differential tax rules, there is no dearth of legislation in India based on religion. Adding these to its reform list would make the BJP’s job of introducing a UCC that much easier. The Bha...

  • Alwar Cobra Team hit and abused women and children but no action against cops

    On the initiative of Alwar’s SP, Vikas Kumar, “Cobra Team” was formed some six months ago. It consists of police officers under training. An idea of its brutality can be had from a recent incident when the head of this team, S...

  • Why is Gaza fighting back?

    It is being said by some, even in Arab and Muslim circles, that Hamas is responsible for what is happening in Gaza, that there will be no Israeli attack if Hamas stopped firing its toy rockets into Israel.

  • Ishrat Jahan Case to be the first casualty of Modi Regime

    New Delhi: With the reinstatement of a main accused (GL Singhal) and CBI’s refusal to share its investigation document with the Union home ministry, the prosecution sanction for former Intelligence Bureau special director Rajinder Kumar a...

  • Shocking facts about Maharashtra Muslims

    Maharashtra’s urban Muslims are poorer than even members of the scheduled castes and tribes. They tend to live in ghettos because they can’t find homes anywhere else, and banks are wary of giving them loans. These are among the ...

  • What Mr Doval as NSA means for national security

    With Mr Ajit Doval poised to take charge as national security adviser, India has placed its cards on the table. After a lifetime in the “trade”, as intelligence practitioners affectionately call their craft universally, Mr. Doval ca...

  • What Mr Doval as NSA means for national security

    With Mr Ajit Doval poised to take charge as national security adviser, India has placed its cards on the table. After a lifetime in the “trade”, as intelligence practitioners affectionately call their craft universally, Mr. Doval ca...

  • Indian Muslims and Parliamentary elections

    Muslims are not worried about difficulties and hardships. In Muslims’ dictionary, five or ten years have no meaning. They have seen great catastrophies like the invading Tartars and Crusaders, and, have survived.

  • Why are Hindutvadis Voting for Modi?

    By Aslam Abdullah Dinesh Narayanan writing in the May issue of Caravan Magazine (www.caravanmagazine.in/reportage/rss-30?page=0,7) reveals the following: “In January, I went to meet Shyam Pandharipande, a former journalist who gr...

  • Strategising for the Modi Era

    Muslims are their traditional scapegoats and therefore need to have a prevention and responsive strategy in place by then. There being no call to invite such retribution, Muslims must take care to ensure the regime lacks a justificatory narrative...

  • Congress’ parting kick: K Rahman Khan humiliates upright officer

    Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan knowing well that he has only a few more days left in office sacks the MW Ansari, Secretary, Maulana Azad Education Foundation and replaces him with Dinesh Singh Bist.

  • More Muslims acquitted in false terror cases

    New Delhi: In the past a large number of Muslim youths falsely arrested on charges of complicity in terrorist activities or association with terrorist organisations or for mere suspicion without any proof were honourably freed or released on ba...

  • How will life be under Modi?

    It is not certain if Mr. Modi’s grasp of physics comes across in the comic book, Bal Narendra. That his sense of physics informs his politics has been brought home to all pretty clearly by Mr. Modi himself in his referring to the Godhra a...

  • What if Narendra Modi becomes PM?

    Hard Hindutva sugar-quoted by soft-Hindutva will be far more dangerous than BJP’s Gujarat or Muzaffarnagar experiments the impact of which will be felt throughout in the future.

  • Has the third Arab liberation movement failed?

    The road ahead for the field marshal is not paved with flowers. Ever-rising unemployment, inflation, capital flight and absence of tourists will soon push the masses to the streets and the generals will have no place to hide.

  • Muslim Brotherhood is not terrorist

    If an honourable, moderate, enlightened and free from deviations group is allowed to go down, it will be a great crisis and trial for Islam and Muslims.

  • Return of 123 Waqf properties – no reason to rejoice

    The Union Cabinet’s decision on 4 March to “return” 123 Delhi waqf properties, occupied by various Central and Delhi governments departments, has been hailed as a great gesture. Congratulations and even advertisements are regu...

  • Finally, 84 police teams to nab absconding riots accused

    District authorities have constituted 84 police teams to arrest the 244 absconding accused who are facing riot charges. Muzaffarnagar riots: 245 persons arrested so far. Muzaffarnagar: SIT has asked police to nab 22 rape-accused in Muz...

  • The Truth of the Killing Fields of Muzaffarnagar

    By Sujoy Dhar New Delhi: Kawal is a village in the Muzaffarnagar district of western Uttar Pradesh in northern India. This is the village from where the riot started last September. It was reported in newspapers and television channels tha...

  • Govt boasts of minority schemes still in draft stage

    New Delhi: Activists and NGOs working for the minorities have always accused the government of publicising exaggerated data to claim successful implementation of various government schemes especially of those announced or launched on the recomm...