National

  • Motherland or Fatherland?

    Why lately we have been so obsessed with slogans? During our freedom struggle slogans like Inqlab Zindabad were raised. In 1857 almost all Indians galvanised into action under the leadership of the poet king Bahadur Shah Zafar. Apparently, Baha...

  • Saying “Bharat Mata” may not be haram but...

    Tthe major reason for keeping the atmosphere in the country constantly charged with emotions is to keep the attention of the people away from the second round of privatisation, which is being pursued by the government. The media, which is nothi...

  • Gagging free speech

    Police raids in India’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University is an ill-concealed attempt to enslave independent-minded intellectuals who stand with the humanity. This is the institution which has guaranteed India’s pride in the w...

  • Human beast sentenced to jail

    A local court here on February 29 sentenced a teacher, accused of raping a ninth class student, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Sham Lal Lalhal convicted Pervaiz Ahmad Dar of New ...

  • Book on Kunan Poshpora

    A book titled Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora was released here by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), a local human rights group, in the last week of February. The book is written jointly by five authors; Essar Batool, Samreen...

  • Mahbooba hints PDP may return to BJP alliance

    Amid continued political stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has hinted that the party may again join hands with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The state is under Governor’s rule from Jan...

  • Nineteen ways to be a patriot

    1. Say loudly ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’. 2. During this slogan-shouting indulge in thrashing some writer or intellectual. 3. If you think that something is anti-national in any book or work of art, oppose it, burn it or at least indu...

  • “Sufi Islam” and “Wahabi Islam”: a Jewish conspiracy to divide Muslims

    Maulana Yaseen Akhtar Misbahi The words ‘Jihad’ and ‘Mysticism’ not only have religious connotations but at times they have suffered political exploitation too on a large scale in the past and at present also. About...

  • DON’T RUIN OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

    Each time I am on the campus of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, I wonder why people have moved outside it! After all, it comes across as a well-structured university township, with an air of connectivity to it. Unlike a typical university camp...

  • Clouds of doubt over “Sufi Conference”

    Mumbai:   The Sufi Conference, to be held in the capital from 17 to 20 March, aroused doubts from the very first day it was announced, but now a number of ulama and sufi leaders have also expressed their doubts over holding of such a ...

  • BJP Govt’s handling of JNU: a Danger To Democracy

    Rajinder Sachar There is a figurative way of attributing intense stupidity to an individual or a political party in the idiom, “He is his own worst enemy”. This occurred to me while observing the idiotic way BJP Central Governm...

  • AMU Centres, insult to VC by MHRD

    In the previous issue of MG, we published an exclusive story on how the Minister of HRD, Smiriti Irani, wants to close down all the off-campus AMU centres and how the minister misbehaved with the AMU Vice Chancellor when he arrived to meet her ...

  • Violent goons

    Violence in Delhi courts by goons has taken place in the past. There are a number of incidents where scores are settled in the precinct of courts by criminals. But the lawyers creating bedlam and mayhem in the court is something unique and unpa...

  • Mysore India’s cleanest city, Varanasi among the ten dirtiest

    New Delhi: Mysore (Karnataka), like previous years, has secured the first position this year also in being declared as the cleanest city in India, followed by Chandigarh (No. 2), Tiruchirapalli (3) and New Delhi Municipal Council area (No. 4) w...

  • ICCR rejects DU’s Sanskrit Dept’s compilation proving Aryans were natives

    New Delhi: Delhi University’s Department of Sanskrit had been working on a project, by collecting materials from various sources like ancient Vedic Sanskrit literature, archaeological, astronomical etc evidence to prove that Aryans were n...

  • Undermining democracy: stifling academic institutions

    On the back of the death of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University (HCU), one of the most prestigious universities of the country Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been targeted by the Modi government. The frightening things which ha...

  • Casteism among Hindus and Sikhs in the UK as rampant as in India

    London: It’s not only in India that the oppressed Hindus, known as Dalits, are being subjected to most discriminatory and dehumanising brutalities, the curse has not spared them even in UK where among Hindus and Sikhs discrimination is ra...

  • PIL challenges Justice Vishnu Sahai commission report

    All India Muslim Council has challenged the report of Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission. A PIL is filed before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court seeking the scrapping of the report. The PIL also seeks a fresh probe into the reasons be...

  • Old Pakistani Taliban video uploaded by BJP MLA Som fanned UP violence: riots panel

    Lucknow: Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission report on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots says the mischievous circulation on social media of an old video clip of a Taliban-controlled area in Pakistan, which falsely claimed that the two youth killed in t...

  • Another Muzaffarnagar in the making?

    Mohammad Shahid Lucknow: Is it another Muzaffarnagar in the making in Agra? Are the RSS and its affiliates planning to turn Agra into another Muzaffarnagar before the state assembly elections? Going by the hate speeches and threatening pos...