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  • Strategising for the Modi era

    From their allowing Modi the benefit of doubt, it may appear that Hindus who have voted to propel him to power with an untrammelled majority have let their Muslim brethren down. This could prove disappointing for Muslims if taken to heart. Howe...

  • Let us take charge of our Ummah

    Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-à-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) reco...

  • Modi Wins 2014 Elections: Victory of Development?

    The results of Parliamentary Elections are very interesting. With a mere 31% vote share BJP-Modi won 282 Parliament seats, Congress with 19% vote share got only 44 seats, BSP polled 4.1 percent of votes and drew a total blank, the Trinamool Con...

  • Day Modi won, SC acquitted six Akshardham terror convicts away from media glare

    By Abdullah Umar Advocate, Suprenme Court of India I never had this strange feeling of mixed emotions. There were tears in my eyes, yet I was smiling. There I had goose bumps, yet I was so happy. Such was the feeling when, on the 16th of...

  • Trial of Akshardham attack exposes Criminal Justice

    M R Shamshad “...we intend to express our anguish about the incompetence with which the investigating agencies conducted the investigation of the case of such a grievous nature, involving the integrity and security of the Nation. Ins...

  • Its “Regime Change”?

    Cat out of the bag. Times of India uses the notorious CIA operational term - ‘Regime Change’ for Modi take-over Times of India inadvertently used the oft used  coded term “Regime Change” in its heading on Page:11 of...

  • Points to ponder

    “Is the election result a big deal? One view was expressed succinctly by Nirmalangshu Mukherji on FaceBook: With just 31% of actual votes (21% of electorates, 14% of population), Modi is repeatedly comparing his performance with that of C...

  • “It was the ATS which had forced me to escape from court”: Afzal Usmani

    My entire family is worried and facing difficulties because of the cruelties and harassment by the ATS and crime branch. Serious accusations are made by Afzal Usmani who is imprisoned on charges of bomb blasts and of having connection with Indi...

  • “Even your Allah cannot help you; I am your Allah here”

    In a press conference held at Delhi by Jamiat Ulama-e Hindi on 20 May, Maulana Arshad Madni said that terrorism has nothing to do with any religion yet Muslims are still being implicated in false and fictitious terror cases. Maulana Madni said ...

  • Amit Shah: the stormy petrel

    “For the integrity of the community, the answer is Modi. Not the government who gives compensation to those who killed Jats.” [1] This is truly a fatwa coming from the Hindutva stormy petrel in UP, Amit Shah. His arrival in UP and m...

  • Secularism & Muslims: For Muslims, it's an issue of equality

    By M.R. Shamshad In our country, every group of aware persons has been holding different connotations about secularism.  When it is time to elect representatives in Parliament and assemblies, this becomes a much more serious issue and...

  • Bodo Terrorists kill over 50 Assamese Muslims

    New Delhi / Guwahati: Communal riots in Assam, mainly between Bodos and Muslims appear to have become a regular feature erupting at short intervals. In the latest round that started on 1  May, over 50 persons, all Muslims have been killed ...

  • Some Thoughts on Campaign 2014

    Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Campaign 2014 was like no other in India’s election history in its scale, intensity, deployment of technology, human resource and staggering amount of money. This is particularly true of BJP, as no other part...

  • Dal Khalsa sends alarm bells ringing on the rise of majoritarian extremism

    Hoshiarpur (Punjab): Sending alarm bells ringing, the Dal Khalsa on ??? said the rise of majoritarian extremism is on rise in the country with BJP’s PM pick Narendra Modi as its face. Holding Modi responsible for the massacre of Musli...

  • Worshipping Gods in the times of Elections

    Arun Shourie, who was part of NDA, a fellow traveller and an ideologue of BJP wrote several books, many of them against minorities and dalits in particular. One of these which was strongly protested against by large sections of people, dalits i...

  • Abu Asim on “True Muslim”

    By Masoom Moradabadi What we had known until recently was that a true Muslim is the one who worships the Almighty  (the Creator and Sustainer) and follows His Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). But the leader of the Samajwadi Party Maharashtra,...

  • Congress alleges Modi of having links with Hawala traders

    New Delhi: The Congress has distributed photographs and a CD that it alleges show the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with a man that it claims is a “hawala operator”. Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala, stat...

  • Mushawarat condemns detention of Dr Ghulam Qadir Lone in Kashmir

    New Delhi: The All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, on  7 May condemned the arrest of Kashmir’s renowned scholar and thinker Dr Ghulam Qadir Lone on 2 May by the Dangiwacha police fo...

  • Urdu media’s PR job for Modi

    New Delhi: In order to become acceptable in the eyes of minorities, especially Muslims, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been desperately trying to don a secular image and in this quest he reached out to the Urdu media....

  • “Pink Revolution”

    Allah ta’ala has bestowed on human beings mouth so that they can articulate. Narendra Modi, the BJP prime ministerial candidate, is a human being and so is capable of articulating and entitled to articulate. Besides, our country’s C...