Issues

  • Diverting Minds

    In India, where Congress ruled for nearly six decades, thereby monopolising Indian politics, BJP seemed to be the only hope to the exploited masses. Undoubtedly, during these decades India could not reach where it should have. India still has a...

  • Rather than asking Muslims to condemn “terrorism,” the Pope should ask the whole world to condemn all forms of violence

    The BBC has reported: “Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. Speaking on board a flight back to Rome, the Pope said that he understood the harm caused by the stereoty...

  • Colours of Terror

    Recently, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an ASEAN summit that terrorism had no religion, Indian Muslims heaved a sigh of relief. This line, that “terror has no religion”, is a relatively new Sangh refrain, being mouthed a...

  • Linguistic Monomania

    This stupid government, spearheaded by one prejudiced, Hinduaized PM, is hellbent upon promoting Sanskrit and Vedas as the only storehouse of universal knowledge. The undergraduate education minister of India is abolishing German and other fore...

  • Iranian Grace

    I often wonder, how non-Muslims dismissively talk about the entire Muslim race as uncouth and unpolished. I feel sad and exasperated over their rank ignorance. A couple of days ago, when I was re-reading Firdausi’s immortal magnum opus &l...

  • What about Muslim villages, Mr PM?

    Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, is an elitist in every respect, despite his highly publicised chai-wala background. He wants smart cities, bullet trains, and now, special villages. He has asked every MP to adopt at least one village...

  • Highly disproportionate media coverage of Aligarh VC remark: Case for defamation proceedings

    Don't the media scribes think that if they have to unitedly speak against retrograde and offensive anti-women practices in our country these really are feticide, dowry deaths, absence of reservation for women in the legislature, etc.

  • Let Hindus and Muslims unite against Economics of Vices

    Recently a Hindu friend of mine asked me why Muslims do not give up their attitude of believing that Islam is the best. He argued that unless Muslims gave up this belief, unity with Hindus is not possible. He was responding to an article of min...

  • Run for unity: Modi playing with fire

    Narendra Modi continues to use Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to promote his brand of politics. It is interesting that he has not chosen any of the Hindutva leaders from the past - Savarkar, Golwalkar, Hedgewar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal U...

  • Secularism & Indian Muslims

    By S.M.Pasha      Our Constitution has two cardinal policies, viz., (1) non-alignment  in foreign policy and (2) secularism on the home front. It was our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was mainly respon...

  • Congress Decline Continues

    With the convincing win of the BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra last month, the Congress Party’s steady decline has deepened. There is a clear ominous signal in Maharashtra that forebodes a UP-Bihar like long-standing setback in this state ...

  • Congress Decline Continues

    With the convincing win of the BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra last month, the Congress Party’s steady decline has deepened. There is a clear ominous signal in Maharashtra that forebodes a UP-Bihar like long-standing setback in this state ...

  • Indian Muslims not radicalised because Western Radicalism did not hit India?

    When Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India, made the now-famous remarks about Indian Muslims being “patriotic” and “immune to al-Qaedah”, he was speaking more to his American audience than Indians. Denied visa for a ...

  • Love Jihad and targetting of religious minorities

    The governments of the states, and more than that, the federal government in New Delhi have maintained an intriguing silence, with no official condemnation of this criminal intimidation of young couples in love.

  • Jaya convicted after 18 years; Modi can still be convicted

    The news that after an 18 year court case AIADMK top politician Jayalalitha was convicted in a disproportionate assets case is good news for Indian democracy and the rule of law in India.  Now similar court cases exist against Narendra Mod...

  • Let Indian Secularism prevail over Western

    Whenever some forces with political aims try to foment hatred on the basis of religious identities of the people, analysts try to put the blame on religion. They forget that religion and communalism are opposite to each other in terms of aims a...

  • Don’t give it a religious colour

    I feel nauseous when I read in newspapers that garba/dandiya during Navratri  are now out of bounds for Muslim youths for fear that they may woo Hindu girls and elope with them. Ludicrous idea, to say the least. Who’re these extremel...

  • Love jihad backfired

    ‘Yogi’ Aditynath’s concocted love-jihad backfired in UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat in the recently held assembly by-polls. You can’t keep spewing venom and fabricating facts at your will. This eventually boomerangs and you&r...

  • Disturbing Trend

    Recent media reports about Muzaffarnagar are disturbing, to say the least. Stray information about last year’s anti-Muslim violence’s victims making distress sale of their lands have been coming in regularly. This is nothing but...

  • Blaming Muslims for Hindu problems

    India is being given a daily dose of poison. The dose given by Maneka Gandhi and Sakshi Maharaj may prove to be the most lethal. Hindutva Brigade seems to have gone amok.  It is true that they are in a hurry, considering the fact that BJP ...