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  • Speaking for human rights is “sedition” to RSS

    New Delhi: RSS is currently ruling the country. Starting from PM, at least 48 ministers in Modi’s cabinet are from RSS. If we want to understand the reality behind the current advent of sedition cases we should know that BJP is just a scr...

  • Defending territory through secularism in Kashmir – Indian double standards

    Ahmad Zaboor One of the centerpieces of the Indian argument regarding the accession of half of J&K, as half of it is allowed to be with Pakistan, has been secularism. India continues to disbelieve in the two-nation theory despite parti...

  • Open Letter to the UP CM

    Shri Akhilesh Yadavji, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh   Subject: Justice for those accused in false terror cases.   Thank you, Sir, for the message of Mubarakbad on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day, August ...

  • Freedom from AFSPA in J&K and Manipur

    Pushkar Raj raajpushkar@gmail.com As India celebrates its anniversary of independence from the British rule it is worthwhile to ask when the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur will get freedom from the Armed Forces (Special Powers) ...

  • Is RSS a terrorist organisation?

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was listed as a terrorist organization under threat group section by US-based Terrorism Research Centre and OODALOOP (oodaloop.com), a risk management and consulting company. A lawsuit was filed in U...

  • Kashmir reels under curfew, shutdowns and protests

    Curfew, clashes, restrictions, shutdown, candlelight protests, wall graffiti protest campaign, protests and demonstrations marked the situation across the Kashmir Valley since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani along with his two ...

  • Plight of Dalits in India worsened under Modi

    On 11 July, seven Dalit men were beaten mercilessly in Una, Gujarat, by cow vigilantes. Four of them were tied to a vehicle, stripped and flogged for skinning dead cows. The attackers were from the local cow protection group, Gau Rakshak Samiti...

  • Global warming is a serious matter for humanity

    Shaista Bano As if war clouds looming large on the horizons were not enough, the crisis of global warming has come to pose a big challenge to living beings. Though innate goodness of man, better sense and large-hearted tolerance may avert ...

  • Women and higher education: Way forward

    Dr. Rahila Sikandar rahsik.jnu@gmail.com In India women constitute around fifty percent of the population. However, their access to higher education is relatively low. In the 69th year of Independence , access to higher education is stil...

  • Cow vigilantism as terror

    Cow vigilantism, which has received tremendous boost since the ascendance of BJP at the Centre, got its first fitting reply in Gujarat recently. The way in which a self-proclaimed Gau Rakshak Dal - owing allegiance to Shiv Sena - attacked a gro...

  • Kashmir, not the Kashmiris

    Khalil A Banday Khalilbanday@gmail.com In the whole world, wherever people are fighting for their right of self determination, free exercise of their civil rights, protection of their human rights and protesting against sexual violence, ...

  • “Cow protectors” on the rampage in Rajasthan

    Jaipur:  Saffron outfits throughout the country are active in violence against Muslims and Dalits in the name of “cow protection”. Such incidents appear in the media and newspapers almost daily. In Una (Gujarat), Dalits were be...

  • Lecture on Usury-to-Interest

    New Delhi: Institute of Objective Studies (IS), New Delhi organised a lecture on the above mentioned topic on 30 July. Speaking on this topic and reviewing the history of centuries-old ‘usury to interest’ discussion in Europe Dr. Ka...

  • Print media has a future: RNI chief

      Syed Khaled Shahbaaz   Hyderabad: The print media in India, newspapers in particular, will continue to thrive for the next 10-15 years, said Mr. S.M.Khan Director of Registrar of Newspapers of India, the central organisation th...

  • A world gripped by the cancer of terror

    The current times are disturbing as so many innocent lives are being lost and social resources being destroyed due to the dastardly phenomenon of terror. To cap it all, this phenomenon has been linked to religion in the popular perception. Just...

  • Why no action against Hindutva hate-mongers?

    Hate speech has become a rage in India but the current BJP government is not serious about it. Recently, a debate broke out against the alleged hate speech of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and many demanded ban on him. However, Maharashtra State ...

  • AMU Crisis Explained

    Muhammad Adeeb, ex-MP madeeb45@yahoo.co.in   In 1967, in Aziz Pasha case the Supreme Court gave the verdict that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was not a minority university because it had not been established by Muslims, but by the...

  • Is Saudi Arabia an enemy country?

    Aleem Faizee The media trial of Dr. Zakir Naik, started after The Dhaka Daily Star report, which the newspaper itself a day later backtracked extending unconditional apology to the Islamic preacher, is ending up as sadistic propaganda agai...

  • Aurangabad arms haul case

    Mumbai: Seven, including Abu Jundal, sentenced to life imprisonment, two sentenced to 14 years, three to eight years and eight have been honourably acquitted. Mumbai: A special Mcoca court here on 2 August announced sentences in the ten-yea...

  • Momin Conf Leaders Meet

    New Delhi: A conference was held here on 30 July to raise the representation of the Momin biradari in the police and legislatures. A movement is to be started next month to spread awareness about this issue. Delegates from various parts of the ...