Terrorism

  • Right-wing terror peaking!

    Another connected fact that needs to be highlighted is this: though invariably the victims of terror attacks in our country are from the minority communities yet they are portrayed as the accused!

  • American Muslims alarmed at White Supremacist terror attacks in New Zealand

    The seven-million strong American Muslim Community was alarmed at the White Supremacist terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand during the Friday prayer services.

  • 325 incidents of Hate Violence Against Christians in India recorded in 2018

    Targeted violence and hate crimes against the Christian community in India continued unabated in 2018. The Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) of the Evangelical Fellowship of India has recorded 325 incidents where Christians have been targeted ...

  • Finally, the IS bogey laid to rest

    Since the government is in the run up for a second inning, it is important to bust this plank of the BJP as it goes to the electorate with its laundry list of ‘achievements’.

  • American Muslims 17 years after 9/11

    17 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Muslims remain on the receiving end since 9/11/2001 but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented hate crimes against them....

  • No faith teaches terrorism

    In no way, it will be a sweeping statement to say that this is an age of misinterpretations. While discussing some literary piece in the classroom, I have always encouraged my students to come up with their own perspectives and formulate a...

  • Listen, Why don't we look "right"? #Terrorism

    With the recent arrests of members of the Right-Wing outfit, Sanatan Sanstha, allegedly involved in murders of progressive rationalist liberals, I’m have been sitting introspecting on the very basic – why have we taken so very long ...

  • India’s Murderous Mobs

    On 17 July renowned social activist and Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh was brutally beaten up and verbally abused in Jharkhand by a violent mob apparently having allegiance with the ruling BJP. Fortunately, they did not succeed in murdering t...

  • Threats to scribes are omnipresent now

    Guwahati: As we were preparing to complete the first half of 2018, shocking news broke from America, one of the professed liberal space for journalists in a democracy on Earth. A gunman stormed into the newsroom of a Maryland newspaper in USA a...

  • JNU's lump-in-throat response to DMC's notice on course on 'Islamic Terrorism'

    In reply to a notice by Delhi Minorities Commission, JNU Registrar Dr Pramod Kumar, has said that ''there was no course on ‘Islamic terror’ proposed in the Academic Council''.

  • Shahid Azmi Memorial Lecture to be on 6 April by Justice Thipsay on 'Terror Trials'

    This year's Advocate Shahid Azmi Memorial Lecture will be on 'Terror Trials: Reflections on Fundamental Rights and Judicial Independence' by Justice (Retd) Abhay M. Thipsay

  • When a terrorist is not a terrorist?

    “Why won't Trump call Austin bomber what he is? A Terrorist,” this is the title of the story by Alice Salles of Carbonated TV. The Austin bombing suspect is being called a domestic terrorist by people on social media, but why wo...

  • The dissident terror narrative

    There is of course a 'dissident' narrative. It is perhaps muted since saying it out loud in today’s day and age amounts to ‘sedition’. But it needs being aired. The official narrative would likely figure as a box ticked in Modi’s last lap into ele...

  • Kasganj And Before: RSS And Conspiracies Are Synonymous

    At Kasganj Muslims of the area suffered life threatening violence and wide spread destruction of properties on the Republic Day, January 26, 2018 perpetrated by the organizations affiliated to RSS

  • Kashmir Police gives clean chit to the “suicide bomber” who never was

    Sadia Anwar Shaikh, 18-year-old Pune girl was arrested by Kashmir Police on 26 January claiming that she was planning to explode herself during the Republic Day parade in Kashmir.

  • What if a guy named Muhammad blew up Texas church?

    'If a guy named Mohammad blew up that church yesterday. O my God, O my God, Washington would be on fire," says MSNBC Morning Joe Host. Joe Scarboroug was alluding to Sunday's shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherl...

  • Migrant Jihadis: ISIS Freed From Raqqa, In Search Of Endless Battles

    The final shoot-out in the old Wild West movies has the camera dwell on the blaze engulfing the Sherrif’s office. The Sherrif leads the charge into the saloon where the bad men lounge around. If this analogy is to be applied to th...

  • Globalization Of Terror: Syrian Intelligence Sheds Light On Rohingya Exodus

    Evidence of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state since the 7th century is not accompanied by a narrative of harmony with the Buddhist majority in Burma (Myanmar) throughout this period. But since 1970-80, increased repression, economic depriv...

  • Needed a Non-Doctrinaire Left to Carry Gauri Lankesh Vision

    The BJP’s defeat at the hands of AAP in Delhi, Ahmad Patel’s victory in Gujarat, an unprecedentedly massive rally in Bihar, the embarrassment on demonetization, are clearly not making the rulers smell of roses.

  • Col. Purohit: Aryavarta’s soldier, not a mere mole

    The Malegaon accused Col. Purohit has been granted bail by the Supreme Court. We know that bail in terror cases, especially those involving bomb blasts, is rare, if not altogether impossible to secure. Take fore example, the following cases. Mo...