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  • Over 55% undertrials are Muslim, Dalit, tribal

    Muslims, Dalits and tribals together account for 39 per cent of India’s population, thus their share among undertrials is disproportionate to their population. Over 55 per cent of undertrials across the country are either Muslims, Dalits ...

  • Death knocking on a closed door

    Musharraf Alam Zauqi We are slowly moving to the glacier of death. Imagine if a few of us suddenly disappear. Then slowly incidents of disappearance increase. Imagine one day our population decreases from 1300 million to 1000 million. Then...

  • Communal tension continues in Bihar

    Patna:  After communal flare-ups in many parts of Bihar during Durga Pooja idol immersion and Muharram, the administration continues to be alert. Normalcy is returning slowly in the affected areas. In three districts of the state, more tha...

  • No more foreign funds for Zakir Naik’s NGO

    New Delhi: Islamic Research Foundation, promoted by the Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, will soon be banned from receiving foreign funds with the Home Ministry initiating the process for cancellation of its FCRA registration by issuing a final sho...

  • Suicide of Two Dalits To Save Democratic-Secular India

    Shamsul Islam These are sad times for India. Rohith Vemula, a Dalit, committed suicide on January 16, 2016 due to gross injustice done by Hyderabad University bosses and BJP central government. The State, its police organ and BJP rulers in...

  • Millions march in Nanded for Muslim Reservations

    This is the first time in the history of Maharashtra that women took massive participation in a march. All the stakeholders of community religions scholars, lawyers, teachers, and students, professionals, businessmen...

  • Join protest against the Israeli President’s visit to India

    Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (Mahmood) and other organisations are organising a protest against Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people and to denounce the current visit of the Israeli President, on Friday 18 November, at 3:00 pm at Jantar Mantar, ...

  • Lynching, encounters, loss of lives at border: BJP on the path of death and destruction

    And then news of the Bhopal encounters of 8 suspected terrorists came.  Every right thinking person is asking questions. The exceptions are those who enjoy and celebrate every Muslim killing whether it occurs in Pakistan, Arab or India. Th...

  • Bhopal fake encounter: tenets of aggressive Hindutva ideology

    There is clear evidence that many encounters involving Hindus and Muslims or Sikhs like in Punjab under KPS Gill, and Gujarat under Modi sarkar and now like in Bhopal under Hindutva regime were and are fake encounters.

  • “Banned pellet” still in use

    Pellet horror continues across the Kashmir Valley as there seems to be no let-up in the use of pellet guns. Recently two youth from south Kashmir’s Shopian district admitted in Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital nar...

  • Amid curfews & shutdowns, life remains paralised in J&K

    Life across Kashmir Valley continues to remain stifled as shutdown call by separatists completed more than a hundred days. Protest marches, rallies and clashes between the security forces and protesters mark the situation here. Markets and comm...

  • Shut up, sane voices!

    There ought to be a full-fledged ministry to tell us what’s to be spoken and what not, er, what would be appropriate for the wellness of the political rulers and the wellness of the outspoken. Yes, more or less what’s done in dictat...

  • Triple talaq

    Mirza Yawar Baig   The current controversy about triple talaq in India proves that inaction can also produce results, albeit not the ones you may like to see. The basic principle in Islamic jurisprudence is to go to the Book of All...

  • Sanskritising Kashmir

    Recently there was an alarm because of an alleged move for replacement of the Persian script of Kashmiri language with Devanagari or Sanskrit script. The original Kashmiri language from ancient times was written in Sarada script. However, after...

  • Kashmir problem and the role of civil society

    Adv. Abdul Rashid Hanjura History speaks that Kahsmiris have been loyal to their leaders. In many regimes, Kashmiris suffered at the hands of their masters. Today also in this democratic age, it is unfortunate that Kashmiris are not being ...

  • Understanding Kashmir Imbroglio 2016

    In the din of hysteria created around the military action on LOC, which was in response to the killing of 18 Indian army jawans in Uri, the anguish of people of Kashmir has been ignored. India-Pakistan skirmishes of September 2016 are mostly ce...

  • Both Muslim Personal Law Board and women activists are hiding facts

    Aleem Faizee   The difference of opinion on triple talaq is not new. It was discussed on a few occasions during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and took a different turn, though not controversial and divisive, as some peopl...

  • Why I would not join IAS

    Muazzam Nasir Shah Faesal became an idol to many after he topped the Civil Services Examination in 2009. He recently wrote a letter where he said: “I was alerted by an unknown caller that Zee News had been running a marathon discussi...

  • Willful vilification

    Why on earth should Arnab Goswami be targeted by two militant outfits in Pakistan? There’s news esp. on Rediff.com (Oct. 17) and in many government-sponsored newspapers that his life is in danger and he’s on the hit-list of Islamic ...

  • Notes on Diwali from Pakistan

    A Pakistani editor friend of mine from Faislabad (erstwhile Layalpur) wrote a handwritten letter to me in impeccable Urdu despite being extremely net savvy. He’s an avowed atheist. So am I. Yet he wished me in advance on the forthcoming j...