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  • Muslim Gujjars and Bakerwals targetted

    The alleged eviction drive of Gujjars and Bakerwals from the forest areas in Jammu region generated heated controversy among various political circles here. The eviction drive and reported demolition of ‘Kothas’ (kuchha houses) in s...

  • ISIS flags in Kashmir

    Incidents of hoisting Middle-East militant group ISIS’ flags have been recently reported from the Kashmir Valley. There have been more than a dozen incidents of ISIS flag-raising in the Kashmir valley in recent months, according to media-...

  • Mysterious killings agitate Kashmiris

    Six mysterious killings in north Kashmir’s apple town, Sopore, about 50 kilometres from Srinagar city, over the last month or so has triggered panic in the area. Police blame militants for the killings whereas the victims families accuse ...

  • SIR SYED AHMAD KHAN: GOING BEYOND DAYDREAMING

    By Nayeem Showkat Khan “I may appear to be dreaming and talking like Shaikh Chilli, but we aim to turn this MAO (Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, now, Aligarh Muslim University) into a university similar to that of Oxford or Cambri...

  • Hazrat, yeh hai Lakhnau, zara aahista chaliyey

    In my recent visit to India’s various cities I came across a lot of brash people in a hurry to appear modern, and in a hurry in general. In their haste they forget to be polite and in their talk they are abrupt and do not to nuance their ...

  • Dalit persecution continues in India

    On February 17, at Surpati, a Dalit-dominated village in Madhogarh area of Jalaun in UP, persons from an upper-caste family slashed the nose of a Dalit for having food along with them at a wedding. The victim was identified as Amar Singh, a lab...

  • Healthcare model for India

    By Dr. Munish Kumar Raizada With a population of more than 125 crore, contemporary India yearns for another opportunity to become a global leader. Looking at our credentials of democracy, diversity and tolerance, many look upon us as the f...

  • Stop ecocide

    By Shaista Bano With the onset of industrialisation came the ecological crisis to pose a big challenge to the world. Many of man’s schemes designed to improve the condition of life are, in fact, ill-conceived due to the lack of appre...

  • HOW ISLAM EMBRACES ITS DAUGHTERS

    By Sana SK As many as 1/9th of the human population comprises Muslim women. People in most developing societies pale on hearing the news of birth of a girl child. Her upbringing, education and the expenses on marriage turn out to be a grea...

  • Muslim apprehensions are not imaginary

    The son of Abdul Rahim Kathewale of Malegaon was picked up from his Agog Pharma office in Vasai new Mumbai on May 7, 2003. Muzammil Akhtar was put behind bars in Crawford Market police station from where he was sent to Thane central jail. For m...

  • Minority status of ten educational institutions suspended in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s minister for minorities affairs Eknath Khadse said at a press conference in Mantralay (State government’s secretariat) here on 11 June that if the educational institutions which have been granted minority chara...

  • Anhad releases report on Modi’s first year

    New Delhi: Damage to India’s ethos may be irreversible, said Civil Society report on the One Year of Narendra Modi government Violence, and Sangh Parivar threats against religious minorities mounts; Government targetting Education, Social...

  • Where does God live?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it a point to keep visiting temples when visiting other countries. His visit to Dhakeshwari Mandir and Ramkrishna Math in Bangladesh were part of his itinerary (June 2015). On the heels of this he is planni...

  • “She who does not tire, tires adversity”: Savitri

    By Shobha Shukla Savitri, a mother of 6 children-five daughters and one son-became a widow 12 years after her marriage, when her husband, the eldest of three brothers, died form electrocution. Narrating her tearful story, Savitri said that...

  • Yoga, Hinduism and Market

    Muslim organisations have made it absolutely clear that they have no objections to Hindu brothers and sisters observing Yoga Day with enthusiasm. It is always good for people belonging to all religions engaging in spiritual and physical exercis...

  • MPLB demands amendment of Zamindari Abolition Act to provide for women’s share in parents’ property

    Lucknow: A delegation of All India Muslim Personal Law Board led by Maulana (Dr) Kalbe Sadiq and consisting of Maulana Muhammad Wali Rahmani, Abdur Rahim Qureshi, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani and Zafaryab Jilani met UP chief minsiter Akhile...

  • MPLB may go to court against saffronisation of schools syllabus

    Lucknow: All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to approach the Supreme Court against inclusion of teaching of Bhagwad Gita, surya namaskar and Yoga and exercise by some states like Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh in their school...

  • The (Hindu) politics of Yog(a)

    I wonder, how simple yogic postures can be politicised and pigeonholed into a religious framework. Hindus as well as Muslims both are at fault. Hindus don’t know that Patanjali was not the father of yog (it’s never yoga; yoga is the...

  • Sustaining Muslim stereotypes

    Recently, a section of the media reported that Taslima Nasreen was whisked away to the US for safety because of threats to her life from the killers of Bangladeshi bloggers. However, she refuted these rumours. This shows the vicious intent of a...

  • Are NaMo’s degrees authentic?

    AAP minister Jitender Tomar is in news for his fake academic degrees. He lied about his education and manipulated results. Good that he’s been booked. There’s no denying the fact that BJP is behind this revelation. Now the question ...