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  • The Vegetarian Snobbery of Hindus

    I’m tired of hearing a refrain. especially by vegetarian Hindus, that Muslims are cruel because they’re incorrigible meat-eaters. First of all, we must get rid of this engrained and inveterate misnotion that Muslims are cruel. This ...

  • Is a majority of India non-veg?

    India is a land of vegetarians, right? Wrong, says a recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition. A majority 64% of Indian households are meat-eaters. The South, at 92.2%, more than the North, at 40.4%, another surprise. The study o...

  • The Hindu bans non-veg food in its canteen & dining halls

    C. Sreetharan, Vice-President - HR, issued a notice dated 10 April, 2014 stating that non-veg. food is “not permitted” in all canteens and dining halls of The Hindu offices. He cited complaints from employees of The Hindu. He says &...

  • Innocents continue to be falsely charged in terror cases

    The Muslim minority across the country was hopeful that the 2014 election would pave the way for their innocent youth to breathing fresh air outside the dungeons after years and even decades of wrongful imprisonment. But the election heat and f...

  • Slaughtering Animals for Food

    By M.R. Shamshad Recently the Supreme Court issued direction to all the states and the Union Territories to submit their response on the humane method of slaughtering animals for the purpose of food by proposing the mechanical stunning of ...

  • Cattle trader killed as a “Naxal”

    Shimoga (Karnataka): Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) in Malnad killed point-blank a Mangalore-based Muslim cattle trader identified as Kabeer and arrested another trader identified as Sarfaraz. The incident took place late last month when a Mahindra pic...

  • 20 Hard Facts about Gujarat that #PHEKU wants to hide from you

    1. Agriculture productivity has declined in Gujarat compared to the national average. 2. More than 5000 farmers committed suicide in Gujarat during the last 10 years. 3. Four lakh farmers do NOT have electricity connection at all in Gujarat...

  • New political outfits fail to unite

    By Sidhique Kappan New Delhi: The new generation political parties launched by Muslims have failed to evolve a common strategy in the General Election. Though some efforts were made to bring them together on a common platform and there wer...

  • Maulvis out to scatter Muslim votes

    Muslims pray behind their “imams”, stand and prostrate with him. This act of obedience to Allah is repeated five times a day. Maulvis start thinking that these Muslims following them in the prayers are their serfs. They start thinki...

  • Beef, Pink Revolution and identity

    This time around (2014) the practitioners of sectarian politics had projected as if they will harp only on the issues related to “development” and “governance”. But that surely is for saying’s sake. While propagand...

  • Six Questions For Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi, BJP’s nominee for prime-ministership, dreams of overloading Indian polity which is constitutionally based on the principles of democracy, secularism, federalism, socialism and justice. However, there is going to be a seriou...

  • Evict Muslims from Hindu areas: Pravin Togadia

    Rajkot: Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia sent temperatures soaring in Bhavnagar on 19 April evening with a hate speech that targeted Muslims for buying properties in Hindu areas. At night, Togadia joined a group ...

  • Supreme court ruling compelled Modi to acknowledge wife after four elections of denial

    New Delhi: A September 2013 Supreme Court ruling that the returning officer can reject the nomination papers of a candidate for non-disclosure and suppression of information has brought justice to the 62-year-old Jashodaben’s door. The re...

  • No Urdu-medium schools in a population of 3 lakh Muslims

    New Delhi: Population of Muslims in Paharganj’s Nabi Kareem area is about three lakh but since there is not a single Urdu-medium school in this area, Muslim children are compelled to read Hindi, Sanskrit and Punjabi instead. Moreover, in ...

  • BJP mob instigates violence in Mallipattinam

    Violent rioters damaged vehicles and shops at Mallipattinam, Tanjore district in Tamilnadu on 14 April. This BJP-engineered riot happened when their candidate Muruganantham came along with a mob near a Masjid under the pretext of election campa...

  • Modi critics to move to Pakistan post-elections: BJP

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Bihar made a remark on 19 April that those who oppose party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have to leave India and move to Pakistan post the general elections. “Those...

  • Mushawarat criticises EC’s double-standards

    New Delhi: All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organizations, said here on 21 April that the Election Commission of India is playing partisan politics by removing the ban on Amit Shah while retaining the sam...

  • “Progress” in Gujarat: Sixty thousand small industries closed down in 10 years

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi’s and his supporters’ claim of progress and development in Gujarat is being exposed by Gujarat’s economics department and statistics department. According to these departments’ statistics, within...

  • More than 8000 new-borns died in five years in Patna Medical College

    Patna: Patna Medical College is one of the important medical colleges of the country but during the past 5 years as many as 8343 new born babies died in its maternity home and ICU. Not only new born babies but 776 women also died during deliver...

  • Muslim soldiers were behind our victory in Kargil war

    By Piyush Babele and Akhtar Ali New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has banned Uttar Pradesh Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan from addressing any public rally in the state following complaints that he had delivered a communal speech...