National

  • Congress-NC split

    With the announcement by Congress that it will contest all the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir, alone, all speculations about its pre-poll alliance with National Conference have been laid to rest. State Assembly elections here are slated...

  • Martyrs day

    Restrictions and shutdown marked Martrys Day, observed, every year, on July 13 across the Kashmir Valley in remembrance of the civilians killed in 1931. The Dogra troops had killed 22 Kashmiris, outside the Central Jail in Srinagar, who had gat...

  • Kashmir rallies against Israel crimes in Gaza

    Over the past few weeks, Kashmir has witnessed many anti-Israeli protests and rallies against its action on Gaza that has, so far, claimed more than 600 lives. Condemning the action, protesters demanded an end to such killings. Anti-Israel ...

  • Prayer of Mr. Muhammad Adeeb

    Forgive all my sins, Oh My Guardian Lord! They are pulling my tail: I am crying with pain; I have forgotten the agony of my humiliating defeat, Fill their hearts with mercy, and make them sane. I never laid my claim to the community lea...

  • Muhammad Adeeb’s rejoinder

    Dear friends, Despite being of the opinion that Mr Zafar Ul Islam deserves no importance for having overstepped the lines of decency in sending such a viscous reply to my letter, I have decided to put forth my defence. He starts off his...

  • Singhal & Togadia statements against Muslims

    By Dr. Arshi Khan Modern political system has lost its value and principles particularly in India in the context of the Muslim community, constituting around 15 per cent of the population, in either endorsing citizenship rights (giving ful...

  • Achche Din for Gujarat policemen who executed fake encounters!

    Shamsul Islam Those policemen who are alleged to have executed fake encounters on the call of BJP leaders of Gujarat like Modi & Amit Shah are enjoying ACHCHE DIN (fine days) as will be clear from the following report of Indian Express...

  • Some Myths About Muslims

    Shankar Gopalakrishnan   With the 2014 elections, time came again to state the obvious. In the context of massive propaganda campaigns, the subtle use of stereotypes, and the fact that both the Western and the Indian media share ce...

  • Gujarat pogroms: problem from hell (revenge)

    Gujarat pogroms were acts of revenge against the Muslims of the state to fix them in a way that they would never again be in a position to claim equity in treatment. Those who set out to avenge real and perceived grudges against the communi...

  • Heritage Park in Mehrauli area is Waqf land

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)’s Delhi circle and Delhi State Archaeology department together with Delhi Development Authority (DDA) plan to build Mehrauli Archaeological Park near Qutub Minar in Mehrauli. Under this plan...

  • Vaidik-Saeed meeting

    Aren’t we reading too much into Hafiz Saeed and Ved Pratap Vaidik’s (clandestine) meeting in Lahore? Agreed, Saeed is a dubious character. He’s a slippery eel. But isn’t Vaidik also a shameless publicity-seeker who can g...

  • Shiv Sainiks’ Shenanigans

    Shiv Sena has always been a bunch of goons, ruffians, lawless and uncouth people. The incident of Shiv Sena MP’s force-feeding a fasting Muslim at Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi is the latest feather to their “illustrious” cap. Sh...

  • A double threat: Silencing dissent, sowing hate

    The report of the Intelligence Bureau under the government of the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, demonising non-government organisations (NGOs), and several activists including a Catholic priest, the late Fr. Tom Kotcherry, for working agai...

  • Shankaracharya says no to worship of Sai Baba

    The phenomenon of “God” is probably the most complex one in the World. For believers there is a range of belief systems about the supernatural powers. For agnostics it is ‘I don’t know’ and for atheists there is no...

  • Normalisation of the terror narrative: The response

    The great Indian soap opera, popular across the board in India and indeed counter-intuitively also in Afghanistan, is not without its critics. It projects a pretty reactionary image of society, social and family relationships as good and desira...

  • Assam in bloody turmoil again: many kidnapped and killed: army on stand-by

    Guwahati: At least five persons were killed in Assam’s Baksa district during the past one week. There was no communal riot but four Muslim traders were kidnapped and killed. It was reported that seven persons (who were lemon traders) had ...

  • Cry for cow protection but when a Muslim proposes protection in assembly, BJP opposes it

    Bhopal: There is widespread demand for cow protection in the country by BJP and other Sangh outfits but when a Muslim-MLA made a proposal to this effect BJP members and government opposed it. This happened in Madhya Pradesh assembly recently. C...

  • Billions for new schools but none for Qaumi School running in tents for 38 years

    New Delhi: According to Delhi government’s chief secretary Arun Baroka, building of 10 new senior secondary schools at a total cost of about Rs 174 crores and each school costing Rs 16 to 18 crores at different places in Delhi has been ap...

  • In jail for 8 years without any proof

    Mumbai: Jamiatul Ulama Maharashra Branch (Arshad Madni)’s lawyer Sharif Sheikh, while pleading for case of bail to Sheikh Waqar Muhamad Nisar, a student accused of terrorism in Aurangabad Arms Recovery case, said in the Special MCOCA cour...

  • Conspiracy to demonise Muslims by projecting them as “terrorists”

    Mumbai: Chairman of Maharashtra Minorities Commission, Munaf Hakeem, in complaints made to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria and Thana Police Commissioner Kamble has stated that with the publication of news about Muslim youths of Kalyan j...