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  • Don’t reward or hate Muslims, purify them: Modi

    Invoking Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, an RSS ideologue and leader of Bhartiya Jan Sangh (former BJP), PM Modi quoted him as saying, “Do not reward (puraskrit) Muslims, do not disdain them  (tiraskrit) but ‘refine’ (parishkar) th...

  • Acquitted innocent Muslims speak out at Peoples Tribunal

    New Delhi: Acquitted innocents, who were falsely implicated in terror cases and were acquitted years later by courts, spoke out at the ‘Peoples Tribunal on Acquitted Innocents’ organized by Innocence Network on 2 October here at the...

  • App on Freedom Fighters launched

    Guntur : In an attempt to educate people about the contribution and role of Muslims in India's freedom movement, a Hyderabad-based software engineer has developed a mobile app 'Muslim Freedom Fighters'. Syed Khalid Saifullah, a ...

  • Human rights defender jailed

    Noted Kashmiri human rights defender and a recipient of a prestigious Reebok Human Rights Award (2006), Khurram Parvez has been slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) that detains people without charge or trial and was shifted to Kot Balwal jail ...

  • Pellet guns savagery continues

    The use of pellet guns by security forces continues even after assurance from the Centre that the weapon would be used in the “rarest of rare cases”. Even today innumerable youth have their eyes ruptured due to wounds inflicted by p...

  • No let up in Kashmir amid killings, blindings, curfews, arrests...

    There seems to be no let up in the killings in Kashmir. With the death toll mounting to 88 and over 13,000 people sustaining injuries, (till the report was last filed) the situation in Kashmir continues to remain grim. Amid internet gag, curfew...

  • JIH to set up Dharmik Morcha

    New Delhi: With an aim to counter the growing politically-motivated communal tension in different parts of the country, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is mulling to set up Dharmik Morcha (religious front) at the national and state levels. The Dharmik Mor...

  • Plague of the pellet guns

     In holy books the Almighty sends plagues which are referred to as visitation of the divine anger as a punishment from god. Today, we have modern day Neros and Pharaohs. In that way, the God of the Jews showed that He was mightier than the...

  • Why are we further complicating Kashmir?

    Why are we hell-bent on further complicating the already complicated situation in the Valley? The recent arrest and detention of human rights activist Khurram Parvez is yet another of those turns which goes on to show how undemocratic is the ve...

  • Amnesty report on Kashmir: An attempt to uncover a narrative of denied justice

    Neha Dabhade   An FIR was recently registered against Amnesty International India (AII) on charges of sedition and other IPC sections. Amnesty International India had organised a panel discussion which included Kashmiri Pandits and...

  • Deoband fatwa terms female foeticide ‘forbidden, unlawful’

    Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa holding female foeticide “unlawful” and “haraam (forbidden)”. The seminary issued the fatwa in reply to a question regarding recent data from the national census re...

  • Understanding the Kashmir upspring

    Sadiq Zafar   Over two months have passed and peace seems to be unimaginable in the Valley of Kashmir. Burning in the political inferno, only the people of Kashmir are suffering, while the Indian state seems to be busy in drafting ...

  • How can there be an Indian Lincoln, Mr Udit Raj?

    Dalit activist and Bharatiya Janata Party member of the Lok Sabha, Udit Raj, in his recent article in The Indian Express titled “’Where is the Indian Lincoln?” highlights some pertinent questions and brings forth the issue of ...

  • Most cases of exploitation of expat Indian workers occur in Gulf

    New Delhi: Of all the Indian workers and employees working in foreign countries, as many as 87 percent of all the complaints regarding exploitation, harassment, ill treatment etc received by Indian embassies and missions in foreign countries ar...

  • 10 reasons why RSS’ Hindu-Rashtra is against India

    There has been a strong rejection in Sangh circles to the secular constitution. Those who oppose the constitution should be called anti-nationals. But no one takes notice of the Sangh Parivar.

  • Universities, Bhagwan Bharosey!

    Dr Mohsin Raza The rule is absolutely fallacious, misguided and erroneous. Central Govt has authority to impose anything. The Central Govt rules or UGC rules are not verses of Holy Qur’an, Bible, Ramayana or Granth which cannot be al...

  • New threat to Keralas Islamic institutions

    K.Saleeth Malappuram: One fine morning while going through the newspaper I noticed the news that in a move away from the Kerala government to have a better control over orphanages and child care institutions in the state, the social justic...

  • Kashmir: A million pellets for a million stones

    Dr Adfar Shah   As of writing this piece, security forces firing has left about 69 civilians dead and thousands injured. The question is whether mass cries and reams of articles, opinion and commentaries in print and a deluge of s...

  • Not a judicious solution

    ‘Pakistan has nothing to lose. India has much to,’ opined an American scholar of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. War could be a spontaneous reaction following Uri attack but it’s not the solution in modern times wh...

  • Who’s more intolerant?

    Recently, I visited Calcutta for a couple of days and stayed at a hotel near Park Street which has a sizeable population of Christians and they love to eat pork. Very close to Park Street is Park Circus, which has a considerable Muslim populati...