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  • Deoband fatwa terms female foeticide ‘forbidden, unlawful’

    Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa holding female foeticide “unlawful” and “haraam (forbidden)”. The seminary issued the fatwa in reply to a question regarding recent data from the national census re...

  • Understanding the Kashmir upspring

    Sadiq Zafar   Over two months have passed and peace seems to be unimaginable in the Valley of Kashmir. Burning in the political inferno, only the people of Kashmir are suffering, while the Indian state seems to be busy in drafting ...

  • How can there be an Indian Lincoln, Mr Udit Raj?

    Dalit activist and Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha, Udit Raj, in his recent article in The Indian Express titled “’Where is the Indian Lincoln?” highlights some pertinent questions and brings forth the issue of ...

  • Most cases of exploitation of expat Indian workers occur in Gulf

    New Delhi: Of all the Indian workers and employees working in foreign countries, as many as 87 percent of all the complaints regarding exploitation, harassment, ill treatment etc received by Indian embassies and missions in foreign countries ar...

  • 10 reasons why RSS’ Hindu-Rashtra is against India

    There has been a strong rejection in Sangh circles to the secular constitution. Those who oppose the constitution should be called anti-nationals. But no one takes notice of the Sangh Parivar.

  • Universities, Bhagwan Bharosey!

    Dr Mohsin Raza The rule is absolutely fallacious, misguided and erroneous. Central Govt has authority to impose anything. The Central Govt rules or UGC rules are not verses of Holy Qur’an, Bible, Ramayana or Granth which cannot be al...

  • New threat to Keralas Islamic institutions

    K.Saleeth Malappuram: One fine morning while going through the newspaper I noticed the news that in a move away from the Kerala government to have a better control over orphanages and child care institutions in the state, the social justic...

  • Kashmir: A million pellets for a million stones

    Dr Adfar Shah   As of writing this piece, security forces firing has left about 69 civilians dead and thousands injured. The question is whether mass cries and reams of articles, opinion and commentaries in print and a deluge of s...

  • Not a judicious solution

    ‘Pakistan has nothing to lose. India has much to,’ opined an American scholar of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. War could be a spontaneous reaction following Uri attack but it’s not the solution in modern times wh...

  • Who’s more intolerant?

    Recently, I visited Calcutta for a couple of days and stayed at a hotel near Park Street which has a sizeable population of Christians and they love to eat pork. Very close to Park Street is Park Circus, which has a considerable Muslim populati...

  • We need Rumis & Gandhis, not war mongers

    Standing at this juncture of sub-continental history, when two countries are looking at each other with daggers drawn, it’ll be wise of us to remember Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273) and Gandhi (1869-1948) whose birthdays fall on September 30...

  • Riots in Rourkela

    Steel city Rourkela saw a violent clash among the two communities late in the night of 12 Sept when during the Ganesha visarjan, a Hindu raised abusive slogans near the Muslim area of Nala Road which heated up the environment and later stone pe...

  • Communal Violence in Coimbatore

    Coimbatore: Petrol bombs were thrown into Covai masjid and two masjids in Tamil Nadu. RSS elements attacked Muslims properties and burnt them. At Friday prayer, (23 Sept), RSS people threw stones on CTC market area masjid. Churches and Muslim-o...

  • Muslims thrashed over cow-slaughter

    New Delhi:  On the Rani Khera Road of Outer Delhi, two Muslims, belonging to a madrasa, were beaten up mercilessly during the night of 13-14 September, leaving them in a precarious condition. One of them was a teacher, Hafiz Abdul-Khaliq (...

  • Building Ram Mandir to start 8 Nov.

    Ayodhya:  As the UP assembly elections approach, efforts are afoot to revive the Ram Janmboomi-Babri Masjid controversy in order to take advantage of the same in the elections. This time the Hindu Mahasabha has come forward with its nation...

  • Pork thrown at masjid, madrasa gate

    Laxmipur:   Police registered a case under NSA, on the instructions of the DM, in the matter of throwing pork inside the gate of Madrasa Azizia Mazharul-Uloom in village Beharauli, Wanachlol town, in Laxmipur district during Ramadan. ...

  • Dadri part 2 in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad: The lynching of a Muslim youth by a group of cow vigilantes has been termed as “Dadri 2” by the Dalit youth leader Jignesh Mevani who himself was detained by Gujarat police late night on 16 Sept. Mohammad Ayyub Mev, 2...

  • The genesis of Kashmir turmoil

    Mir Suhail Kashmir has experienced the most difficult challenge due to conflict. The conflict has caused large-scale economic loss, societal disorder, setback to education, extensive incidence of psychological depression, brutalisation and...

  • Indian Muslim leader opposes transfer of Haj affairs

    Siraj Wahab Jeddah: A well-known and very credible Indian Muslim community leader has come out against the Indian government’s decision to transfer Haj affairs from the Ministry of External Affairs to the Ministry of Minority Affairs...

  • Narendra Modi’s Baluchistan Card and Ajit Doval’s adventurism

    Iftikhar Gilani It was in his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, and before that in an all-party meeting, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about Baluchistan, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan w...