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  • Attacking the Cross: Rise in Anti-Christian Violence

    Julio Ribeiro is one of the best-known police officers in India. Recently (March 16, 2015) he wrote in an article that he was feeling like a stranger in his own country: “I feel threatened, not wanted, reduced to a stranger in my own coun...

  • Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu

    By Aakar Patel The media has misleadingly conflated terrorism with Islam. But don’t expect Narendra Modi or his ministers to clear up such misconceptions. Are most terrorists in India Muslims? I had the chance to look at this followi...

  • AAP and Muslims: a perverse interpretation of religious neutrality

    Now that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal is the Chief Minister of Delhi, people, including Muslims, are naturally looking forward to action from him to redress their long-standing problems. Muslims, whose vote percentage in...

  • The Lemmings of Hashimpura

    The largest incident of custodial killing, where officers of the notorious Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) shot dead 42 persons from the Muslim community and sought to destroy the evidence has resulted in acquittal because of the deliberate...

  • The other side of Modi, Muslims should know

    By now it has become abundantly clear that the RSS has been dichotomised into two distinct groups - one led by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and the other by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bhagwat faction has been harping on the Hindutva agenda an...

  • Nasiruddin Shah is right

    Shiv Sena’s caustic mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ has lambasted actor Nasiruddin Shah in its latest scurrilous editorial, calling him a ‘Pakistani agent’ and stating that Lahore has cast a spell of black magic on him because...

  • Unfair

    Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam’s confession that Ajmal Kasab never asked for “mutton biryani”; he (Nikam) concocted the story to vitiate the minds of people against the condemned prisoner, must be seen as a judicial misinterpr...

  • No takers for Urdu

    A Calcutta-based retired lecturer of Urdu had recently advertised in all dailies published from Calcutta to teach Urdu free of cost. Anybody could learn. Very few students evinced any interest. That no one is really interested in learning such ...

  • Zafar Sareshwala & Jamia Urdu: Dying for acceptance

    But Aligarh has its share of Ibnul Waqts, time-servers. They are shameless opportunists ready to worship any rising Sun. You never know to what levels they can stoop. They will always surprise you.

  • Ambedkar on treating Muslims—This would make a bad government

    No Government can exercise its power in such a manner as to provoke the Muslim community to rise in rebellion.

  • Two Muslim youth lynched in Bengal over cow issue

    Sajizul Sheikh, Amin Seikh and Sujan Seikh were beaten up by a mob which alleged that they were stealing cows from Beltala area of Katwa town the previous day

  • Puerile Craziness

    “The way Indians react to the triumphs and defeats of their cricket team, it seems there’s no other sports played in the country and the very reaction to cricket is typical of a Third World country just like Brazilians knowing only ...

  • Man accused of sending terror email acquitted

    Mumbai: A Sewri court on Tuesday discharged Ejaz Shaikh (28), a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, in a case of sending terror email after the 2010 Varanasi bomb blast. Shaikh, a Pune resident, was first arrested on September 6, 20...

  • Hindu outfit attacks Tamil channel’s office

    The Chennai police arrested four people on March 12 who allegedly threw crude bombs at the office of Tamil news channel, Puthiya Thalaimurai. They belong to a Hindu extremist group, Illaignar Sena, according to a news report in The Hindustan Ti...

  • Raj. govt orders to paste Surya namaskar charts

    Rejecting the demand of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other organisations to nullify the order of implementing surya namskar in government schools, Rajasthan Education Minister, Vasudev Devnani, has ordered schools in Rajsthan to past...

  • Goa refuses to ban cow slaughter but bans western dress

    Panaji: BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government in Maharashtra has banned cow slaughter, sale of its meat etc in the state but the same party’s government in the neighbouring state of Goa has refused to ban cow slaughter, sale of its meat etc....

  • Dalits beaten up in Mysore

    Dalit youth were allegedly assaulted in the evening of March 21 by miscreants when they sought permission to perform puja of the Anjeneya idol which was being carried out in a procession during Ugadi festival at Doddahejjanuru village of Hunsur...

  • “Adivasi youth may take up arms”: Indian Army

    The Indian Army engaged in counter-insurgency operations in Assam on February 11 warned the state administration that the adivasi youth of the state may take up arms if survivors of the massacre of December 23 were not rehabilitated properly. I...

  • Guj. BJP Govt clears anti-terror Bill

    For the fourth time, Gujarat Assembly on 31 March passed a stringent anti-terror Bill retaining controversial provisions that had twice earlier led to the rejection of such previous Bills being rejected by the President. The Gujarat Control...

  • Telangana encounter killing: Mushawarat demands high-level judicial probe

    New Delhi, 8 April, 2015: “This is a calculated conspiracy to push the Muslim youth on the path of extremism and terrorism,” said Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian...