Issues

  • Gita is not a National book, its Hindu Scripture!

    Communal forces want to introduce this text in schools as not only they want to impose Hindu nation in this country but also through this book, they aim to reinforce the concept of Varna

  • Cricketer Shami and the Muslim Identity – Liberty of Choice or Liberty of Chance?

    Shami's response to trolls was too repugnant, rude, and chauvinist – by first displaying his wife’s pictures on a public forum and then relegating her stature to a display item which others may be jealous of.

  • Plunder of Waqfs continues across India

    The best way will be to establish a Waqf Parbhandhak Committee on the lines of the official Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee which looks after the Sikh properties in India.

  • Thank you!

    I wish to avail of this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us in one way or the other during this long journey over 17 years. I specially thank: * Our correspondents, contributors and cartoonist who have over the years offered ...

  • Campus activism is important for India’s future

    Md Arsalan arsalan_hzb@hotmail.com After the 2014 election victory of BJP at the Centre, many issues have occupied a major space in primetime debates, managing to suppress other issues. Issues facing farmers, the poor, Dalits, Muslims, C...

  • What happens When Nothing Happens?

    Naveed ul Hassan naveedulhassan5@gmail.com The news of deaths has stopped coming in from Kashmir. People are back to “normal”. Buses are plying. Some schools have also opened for the first time in four months. Literally, &ldq...

  • In search of lost paradise

    Rameez Bhat ramizspeaks77@gmail.com Kashmir is a land where everyone savours its picturesque beauty, where everyone relishes its cuisine, Iwhere everyone craves to come again and again, where everybody basks in the glory of its different...

  • Taimur: What’s in a name?

    It may be presumed that the objection has been deliberately voiced as the name symbolizes the Muslim identity of the young Khan. So, what? Again, it is the parents’ decision.

  • Time for the Ummah to unite, and yes it is possible

    Both for the unity of the Ummah and for peace within it as well as peace with other faiths, a liberal and tolerant attitude is essential.

  • Why the unionist forces are not the actual mainstream in J&K?

    Riyaz Masroor rmasroor@gmail.com Public consent is heart of true democracy. It’s not just the votes polled or the seats secured in the assembly that make a ruling regime legitimate. Consent of the general masses is what differentia...

  • An Anatomy of the UCC

    S.M.Pasha Uniform Civil Code is an extremely dangerous Damocle’s sword, which is hanging over the necks of the Muslim minority community since the day an Article was passed in the Constituent Assembly on 23 November 1948. Quaide Mill...

  • Military approach in Kashmir will fail

    Ahmad Zaboor Ever since 1947, the hegemonic centre has consistently followed anti-democratic, authoritarian policies in J&K, robbing the people of their rights. The revolt is nothing but a struggle against the authoritarian system deny...

  • Triple Talaq

    Faiyaz Ahmed King Khalid University Triple talaq is a form of divorce practiced among Hanafi Muslims in the Subcontinent, under which a man at any point of time may divorce his wife by saying, “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divor...

  • KILL DOWRY BEFORE IT KILLS OUR WOMEN

    Hassan Masood Commission of crimes is the only area where national unity is practically evident. Dowry is one such crime against women. For dowry women are committing crime against women, of course, with the complicity of men. As per The N...

  • No extremism in art

    Adv. Masood Peshimam Hotheads in Pakistan have never tolerated talent in music, acting, literature or any other creative endeavour. More so if it is close to liberal moorings.  The mighty hotheads in Pakistan have many a time roughed ...

  • “DIVIDE AND RULE” : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

    S.M.Pasha If and when people talk about “divide and rule” they imagine that the Britishers were the originators of this policy and enforced it to enslave our motherland. Though they implemented this policy with all their crooke...

  • Muslim Personal Law and Uniform Civil Code

    It has been the consistent line of all government of Independent India that no changes will be made in the Muslim personal laws without the permission of the Muslim community.

  • STONE-PELTERS OF KASHMIR

    When a huge piece of land was allotted to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board with PDP-Congress government being at the helm of affairs, the Kashmir valley got up in arms against this move of the government. Huge rallies came out at various places like ...

  • Triple Divorce - The best solution

    I think, instead of  having an everlasting controversy over ‘triple divorce,’ the best solution is that those afflicted by this evil, and are repentant over their act, must be encouraged to seek ‘fatwas’ only from t...

  • Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

    Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict traces back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz., secular India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was...