Issues

  • 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 ...

  • Rein In Adityanath

    “Religion and politics is a fatal combination,” Winston Churchill opined decades ago. BJP leader Yogi Adityanath’s volatile statement that “Over 10 percent minority population causes riots” is in sync with this gov...

  • Majority of Muslims are critical of ISIS, Al-Qaeda

    Mushawarat must be lauded for its firm stand on Al-Qaeda’s proposed presence on Indian soil involving Muslims. This is a banned militant outfit that has besmirched the name and image of Islam by its extremely un-Islamic activities. The pr...

  • The first 100 days

    The NDA has crossed the 100-day mark in office and it is rightly in for evaluation. So, let us see what we (or the government) has got to show for it. In short, nothing much. All these 100 days, slogans and big promises have been dinned into ou...

  • Love jihad, from Jodha Akbar to the Meerut gang-rape

    By Rohan Venkataramakrishnan   Taadaad badhaane ke liye chaal chalai, Muslim banaane ke liye scheme banaayi...Ek-kon ko gali gaon mein lekar ghumaate hain, parde ko daal Muslim aurat bethaate hain. (Muslims are making new schemes to i...

  • Sheer Savagery

    The barbaric beheading of the US journalist James Foley by a fanatic Muslim of ISIS is the most reprehensible act of cruelty. Filming and flaunting this gory spectacle is all the more condemnable. Agreed, the Muslim world has grievances galore ...

  • It’s either love, or jehad: Can’t be both

    The tiger can’t change its stripes, the leopard its spots. BJP cannot shed its anti-Muslim obsession. This is the lesson learnt at the UP BJP’s executive meet at Mathura last week. To make sure that the anti-Muslim hysteria in U...

  • “Love Jihad”: a ploy to launch “Hate Dharamyudh”

    Long back, when I had just finished my MBBS, one of my closest friends, a Brahamin, who used to be my school mate in Saharanpur, fell in love with a Muslim nurse. They are now married for more than two decades. My friend is perhaps the most pop...