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  • Indian military approach in Kashmir is doomed to fail

    Ahmad Zaboor To all intents and purposes there has been considerable policy diffusion in Indian establishment regarding the Kashmir issue. Ever since 1947, the hegemonic centre has consistently followed anti-democratic, authoritarian polic...

  • No rosy future for Islamic banking in India

      Nazimuddin Faroqui economicinitiatives@gmail.com The Maharshtra minister of industries and cooperative banks, Subash Deshmukh, recently inaugrated a branch of Mangal Cooperative Bank in Sholapur where Islamic banking facilities ar...

  • Mere tokenism

    The misplaced anger of Indians and esp. MNS activists is being heaped upon helpless Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood and they’re being sent back to Pakistan following Uri attack and India’s ‘surgical strike’. This...

  • India’s Hindu interest in Baluchistan

    Readers will be surprised to know that out of total 1.31 crore population of Baluchistan province, around 20 lac population is of Marathi descendants. This province was forcefully merged with Pakistan in 1948. Since then there were four major r...

  • Did Indian Army really strike?

    ‘Military claims and achievements are often universally exaggerated because soldiers are the biggest liars and their Generals are the shrewdest manipulators,’ observed British Field Marshal Sir Clyde Auchinleck, himself a legendary ...

  • Sheer jingoism

    ‘The very survival of Pakistan hinges on the continuation of hatred for India.’ This one-line observation defines Indo-Pak ties. Now the war-mongers in India, including some retired top-brass of Army, are expressing the same kind of...

  • Citizenship amendment bill communally motivated

    New Delhi: Civil society groups held a protest rally here on 29 September opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, terming it “communally motivated humanitarianism.” By seeking to grant citizenship on the basis of religi...

  • Impact of Violence on Children in Kashmir

    A.R. Hanjura For the last quarter of the century, J&K has been passing through conflict and unrest. Such internal conflicts have a devastating impact on civilian population, most particularly on women and children, because women and ch...

  • Bengali-speaking Muslims are jailed as “Bangladeshis”: NCM

    National Commission of Minorities (NCM) asked the Assam government and the Union Home Ministry to intervene in the matter of the identification of illegal immigrants in Assam. Appalled after a visit to Assam, NCM member Farida Abdulla Khan rele...

  • BJP conspiracy of converting Azamgarh into Muzaffarnagar

    Azamgarh:  Village Khudadadpur of Azamgarh district witnessed communal violence last May, but the situation has not returned yet to normalcy. Now, saffron organisations are trying to incite another violent clash in the area to take its adv...

  • Don’t reward or hate Muslims, purify them: Modi

    Invoking Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, an RSS ideologue and leader of Bhartiya Jan Sangh (former BJP), PM Modi quoted him as saying, “Do not reward (puraskrit) Muslims, do not disdain them  (tiraskrit) but ‘refine’ (parishkar) th...

  • Acquitted innocent Muslims speak out at Peoples Tribunal

    New Delhi: Acquitted innocents, who were falsely implicated in terror cases and were acquitted years later by courts, spoke out at the ‘Peoples Tribunal on Acquitted Innocents’ organized by Innocence Network on 2 October here at the...

  • App on Freedom Fighters launched

    Guntur : In an attempt to educate people about the contribution and role of Muslims in India's freedom movement, a Hyderabad-based software engineer has developed a mobile app 'Muslim Freedom Fighters'. Syed Khalid Saifullah, a ...

  • Human rights defender jailed

    Noted Kashmiri human rights defender and a recipient of a prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award (2006), Khurram Parvez has been slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) that detains people without charge or trial and was shifted to Kot Balwal jail ...

  • Pellet guns savagery continues

    The use of pellet guns by security forces continues even after assurance from the Centre that the weapon would be used in the “rarest of rare cases”. Even today innumerable youth have their eyes ruptured due to wounds inflicted by p...

  • No let up in Kashmir amid killings, blindings, curfews, arrests...

    There seems to be no let up in the killings in Kashmir. With the death toll mounting to 88 and over 13,000 people sustaining injuries, (till the report was last filed) the situation in Kashmir continues to remain grim. Amid internet gag, curfew...

  • JIH to set up Dharmik Morcha

    New Delhi: With an aim to counter the growing politically-motivated communal tension in different parts of the country, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is mulling to set up Dharmik Morcha (religious front) at the national and state levels. The Dharmik Mor...

  • Plague of the pellet guns

     In holy books the Almighty sends plagues which are referred to as visitation of the divine anger as a punishment from god. Today, we have modern day Neros and Pharaohs. In that way, the God of the Jews showed that He was mightier than the...

  • Why are we further complicating Kashmir?

    Why are we hell-bent on further complicating the already complicated situation in the Valley? The recent arrest and detention of human rights activist Khurram Parvez is yet another of those turns which goes on to show how undemocratic is the ve...

  • Amnesty report on Kashmir: An attempt to uncover a narrative of denied justice

    Neha Dabhade   An FIR was recently registered against Amnesty International India (AII) on charges of sedition and other IPC sections. Amnesty International India had organised a panel discussion which included Kashmiri Pandits and...