National

  • UP Politics: Modi-Wave vs Rahul Gandhi!

    Compared to a decade ago, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is getting a better media coverage now. Also, following his party’s success in recent assembly elections, speculations are being voiced on whether BJP and its leaders will face the sa...

  • India Islamic Cultural Centre - 1981-2018 Genesis, Aims, Obligations

    At Aligarh’s Marris Road the sprawling Government of India Complex spanning eleven thousand square yards used to be my office-cum-residence when I was heading the Income-tax Department there during early 1980s. One of my celebrated family...

  • Delhi politicians have failed Kashmir

    Is there a Kashmir policy – a sound framework to contain the crisis erupting in the Valley? What is this government’s Kashmir policy? Does it realize the extent of anger triggered off by the ongoing killings of the hapless civilians?

  • Muslims of India are in worst position today than in 1857 or 1947

    “Muslims of India are in worst position today than in 1857 or 1947”, lamented A.G. Noorani, leading constitutional expert and prominent author. He was delivering the 12th Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Lecture titled...

  • Ram Mandir frenzy passes off peacefully for the time being

    Last weekend as Ayodhya lay sieged by the Right-Wing politics, I was reminded of the autumn of 1992 when Right-Wing hate-mongers had not just destroyed the historic Babri Masjid but had also bared their fangs. That phase heralded the start of c...

  • Ram Mandir frenzy passes off peacefully for the time being

    Last weekend as Ayodhya lay sieged by the Right-Wing politics, I was reminded of the autumn of 1992 when Right-Wing hate-mongers had not just destroyed the historic Babri Masjid but had also bared their fangs. That phase heralded the start of c...

  • Assam group urges Modi to defuse tension over Citizenship Amendment Bill

    Guwahati: Expressing serious concern over mounting tensions between two valleys of Assam in the recent past over Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, a forum of patriotic people in northeast India has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take pers...

  • 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...

  • Delhi Minorities Commission forms fact-finding committee to probe Palwal mosque issue

    New Delhi: To probe the allegations about the alleged foreign funding of a mosque being constructed in a village in Palwal, Haryana, Delhi Minorities Commission has constituted a committee which will tour the area, talk to police, administratio...

  • 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...

  • Supreme court judgement on Article 377 will open gateway to gay market: Dr Javed Jamil

    Dr Javed Jamil stressed the need of coming together of all religions against the 'Dangerous Economics' including the Commercialization of sex, especially homosexuality.

  • Kashmir's unmarked graves demand a truth commission

    Several years have passed by, yet till date there is no official closure on a grave matter concerning the unmarked graves of the Kashmir Valley.

  • 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.  ...

  • Firoz Bakht should distance himself from RSS platform with Tarek Fateh: Dr Khan

    Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said in a statement here that invitation of the Pakistani hate-purveyor Tarek Fateh to deliver a speech on Indianisation of Islam at Hansraj College of Delhi University tomorrow, Thursday, is shameful and regrettable.

  • A dedicated goods train leaving to Kerala from Delhi on 9th Sep 2018 with relief materials

    Supreme Court Justice Sri Kurian Joseph, in meeting held at Kerala School, Canning Road, Delhi requested all to keep up the collective consciousness and shared sense of identity created during the disaster into the rebuilding phase and further.

  • 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 ...