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  • 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...

  • Riot over playing of loudspeaker

    Bulandshahr:  In the village of Kazimpur Deoli of the suburban Kotwali area, while pooja was going on at a religious place during the festival period with bells ringing loudly, a loudspeaker was played at a mosque. This irritated the Hindu...

  • Al-Qaeda case hearing completed

    Delhi: Special NIA judge at the Patiala House Court here, Ritesh Singh, completed hearings on 3 October in the Al-Qaeda case in which cleric Maulana Anzar Shah Qasmi and Muhammad Asif are accused. The judge adjourned the hearings praying for th...

  • JUH to defend Jaipur IM accused

    Mumbai: Jamiat Ulama-e Hind has decided to legally defend the 13 Muslim youth, all engineering students, who were arrested by ATS Rajasthan in Jaipur, Rajasthan and accused of planning to commit terror activities in Rajashtan. Despite the passa...

  • Order on Surya Namaskar is breach of Fundamental Right

    The municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC) has ordered that performance of surya namaskar by students in its 1200 schools is compulsory. A petition challenging the order is now pending before the Bombay High Court whose division bench ha...

  • Forefathers of most Indians came from abroad: Katju

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former judge of Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju said in his blog that India is a country of immigrants and he believes that the ancestors of probably 95 percent people living in India today, had come to this country f...

  • “Progress Panchayat” is a political gimmick

    Modi government launched ‘Progress Panchayats’ as an initiative for analysing the level of progress reached by the minority communities. It was started by Minorities minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at Mewat, Haryana. This exercise is a...

  • Kashmir: The 2016 Uprising

    Jammu & Kashmir conflict is the legacy of British colonialism and subsequent partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947. The state of J&K became divided between Indian and Pakistan administered Kashmir in the aftermath of partition. Milli...

  • The Insensitivity of Muslim organisations towards Kashmir

    I feel sad at the silence of our organisations at the state terrorism in Kashmir that has been going on there for the last two and a half months and all sorts of cruelties and barbarism is being meted out there. Not only that, even petty effort...

  • No let up in Kashmir, death toll crosses 92; 12,000 injured...

    The death toll of people killed over the last three months in Kashmir Valley has mounted to 92 and over 12,000 people have sustained injuries. Life continued to remain paralyzed owing to restrictions imposed by the authorities and shutdown call...

  • Take risk for peace, or face the perils of war

     Ranjan Solomon   Of late most national television channels in India have competed on air space to pound viewers with deafening propaganda about how Pakistan is a horrific terror state and why India is the unwitting and helple...

  • Misery: From Kashmir to Mewat

    Perhaps for the first time in the recent history of Kashmir, curfew was imposed on Eid. To compound the difficulty connectivity got snapped. The masses in the valley cannot get over the latest trauma. Openly voicing their disgust, they observed...

  • Uprising in Kashmir

    The Kashmir problem cannot be addressed unless you address Pakistan, says Dr Madhav Godbole.[1] The Kashmir problem is a quandary but new ground seems to be broken. Sitaram Yechury, who called on Syed Ahmad Shah Geelani but could not meet him, ...

  • BJP is hell-bent on stoking riots

    Three years ago, Muzaffarnagar pogrom helped BJP gain tremendously in Lok Sabha elections. Its culprits are still roaming scot-free while victims are waiting for justice. In a similar case like Muzaffarnagar, where a small incident sparked riot...

  • Persecuted: Kashmiri students in Indian universities

    Abhay Kumar Flouting the typical liberal claim of a university as a site of “free” debate and discussion, the educational institutes of “the largest democracy” are increasingly crushing any dissenting voice. Among t...

  • Gulbarg society carnage: Who cast the first stone?

    Communal violence is the big bane of Indian society. Innocents are killed the guilty mostly get away without any punishment. The rate of conviction of riot cases is low. Even where punishments are meted out the big fish are let off while the fo...

  • Shibli Centenary Publications

    The year 2014 witnessed Centenary Celebrations of Allama Shibli Nomani and Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy across India and even in Pakistan. Different academic institutions including Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Mumbai Univ...