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  • 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...

  • NHRC report on Kairana is prejudicial and false: activists

    New Delhi: At a press conference on 29 September at Indian Women Press Club, human rights activists said the NHRC report on Kairana is incorrect, communally-charged and prejudicial. They demanded an apology by NHRC to the victims of Muzaffarnag...

  • Results of 21 Inter Colleges of U.P.

    Ahmad Rashid Shervani The 2016 Intermediate Board Examination Results of 21 colleges in Uttar Pradesh are now tabulated. Out of 3241 students appeared, 3210 or 99% passed, 2544 or 79% got First-Division and, out of them, 866 or 27% attaine...

  • Coimbatore on Hindutva’s radar, again?

    Riyaz Ahmad Violence is not new to the  Hindutva gang. The brutal and unholy attempts that have paid rich dividends in the north are also being made in Tamil Nadu. The Dravidian tradition and the social harmony prevalent among the dif...

  • Indian military approach in Kashmir is doomed to fail

    Ahmad Zaboor To all intents and purposes there has been considerable policy diffusion in Indian establishment regarding the Kashmir issue. Ever since 1947, the hegemonic centre has consistently followed anti-democratic, authoritarian polic...

  • No rosy future for Islamic banking in India

      Nazimuddin Faroqui economicinitiatives@gmail.com The Maharshtra minister of industries and cooperative banks, Subash Deshmukh, recently inaugrated a branch of Mangal Cooperative Bank in Sholapur where Islamic banking facilities ar...

  • Mere tokenism

    The misplaced anger of Indians and esp. MNS activists is being heaped upon helpless Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood and they’re being sent back to Pakistan following Uri attack and India’s ‘surgical strike’. This...

  • India’s Hindu interest in Baluchistan

    Readers will be surprised to know that out of total 1.31 crore population of Baluchistan province, around 20 lac population is of Marathi descendants. This province was forcefully merged with Pakistan in 1948. Since then there were four major r...

  • Did Indian Army really strike?

    ‘Military claims and achievements are often universally exaggerated because soldiers are the biggest liars and their Generals are the shrewdest manipulators,’ observed British Field Marshal Sir Clyde Auchinleck, himself a legendary ...

  • Sheer jingoism

    ‘The very survival of Pakistan hinges on the continuation of hatred for India.’ This one-line observation defines Indo-Pak ties. Now the war-mongers in India, including some retired top-brass of Army, are expressing the same kind of...

  • Citizenship amendment bill communally motivated

    New Delhi: Civil society groups held a protest rally here on 29 September opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, terming it “communally motivated humanitarianism.” By seeking to grant citizenship on the basis of religi...

  • Impact of Violence on Children in Kashmir

    A.R. Hanjura For the last quarter of the century, J&K has been passing through conflict and unrest. Such internal conflicts have a devastating impact on civilian population, most particularly on women and children, because women and ch...

  • Bengali-speaking Muslims are jailed as “Bangladeshis”: NCM

    National Commission of Minorities (NCM) asked the Assam government and the Union Home Ministry to intervene in the matter of the identification of illegal immigrants in Assam. Appalled after a visit to Assam, NCM member Farida Abdulla Khan rele...