National

  • Human rights violations continue under PDP

    Around 1300 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act in the state during the past six years. This information was given by the state government in the Legislative Council at Jammu on March 24. The maiden 23-day long budget session of P...

  • Initiative to bring minorities together

    New Delhi: A meeting was held here on 28 March at the Indian Social Institute to bring India’s various minorities together which mostly face similar problems. The initiative was taken by the Popular Front of India. Representatives of Musl...

  • Mushawarat general body deliberates over the national and international situation

    New Dehi: The central committee of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the apex body of Indian Muslim organisations, met here on 4 April  and deliberated over community, national and international issues. Members from across the coun...

  • Shahabuddin clarifies his stand on Babri

    In accordance with Press Council of India’s instructions and with reference to Athar Siddiqui’s article published in your newspaper’s issue of 6 December 2012, I am sending you a brief note with a request to kindly publish it ...

  • Repurcussions of the beef ban

    It has been almost a month since the beef ban started in Maharashtra threatening the livelihood of millions in the state. While the RSS-backed BJP government in Maharashtra is projecting its beef ban as a ‘model act’ for other state...

  • Imposters take PM for a ride

    “Senior leaders of the Muslim community from across the country, including Syed Sultan-Ul-Hasan Chishti Misbahi (Sazzada Nashin, Ajmer Sharif), Hazrat Ghulam Yasin Sahib (Shahar Kazi, Varanasi), Sheikh Wasim Ashrafi (Imam Tanzeem, Mumbai)...

  • “Indian Muslims are Islamic State-proof”: US expert

    Indian youths have escaped “being victims of Islamic State recruitment” because it is a multicultural democracy, said renowned terror expert and former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security David Heyman who was in India for...

  • Shikwah of Indian Muslims

    With apologies to Allama Iqbal, who wrote the famous Urdu poems Shikwah and Jawab-e-Shikwah (Complaint and Reply) How are we different from you,O non-Muslim friends? Why should we be made to slog in sorrow at the cost of our joys? W...

  • Significance of the SC order in Babri Demolition case

    By M R Shamshad In the changed political scenario, on the petition of Haji Mahboob Ahmad, a resident of Ayodhya, the Supreme Court has once again taken cognizance on the issue of dropping certain charges against 21 persons in relation to t...

  • 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