Issues

  • SC judgment on eunuchs is good but let castration not become destiny!

    The recent Supreme Court judgment on eunuchs is welcome for two reasons. First, it recognizes the genuine human rights of “Hijras” (or Kinnars) and the right to be counted as neither male nor female but as Third Gender. They have be...

  • Open Letter to Modi: Post-Election, we can talk

    Shriman Modiji, At the very outset I want to restate what is already known to you and all your supporters: that Muslims (except very few) are not going to vote for you in the coming elections. And this is not merely on account of you; it is...

  • Riot victims of Muzaffarnagar have no interest in Elections

    BJP is smelling victory in the Hindu-Muslim divide. That's why the party declared Sanjiv Baliyan and Hukum Singh, both accused in the riots.

  • Hindu godmen promoting BJP

    The Indian Express (20 March) has reported that Ravishankar, a Hindu godman, said in Delhi: ‘Lakshmi toh kamal pe baith ke aati hai’ (Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, comes sitting on the Lotus). It was an oblique reference to ...

  • How can Jains be a minority community?

    Jain community in India getting the minority status is a classic case of eating the cake and having it too. Jainism is a slightly different manifestation of Hinduism. In other words, it’s a sect of Hinduism like Shaivites and Lingayats. T...

  • Is Mumbra forever condemned?

    Whenever I go to Thane, I make it a point to visit Mumbra which’s adjacent to it. I’ve a few dear Muslim friends from UP residing there. The recent incident of the detention of Muslim youth at Mumbra by police made me think, why thi...

  • Whom to vote for: Muslim dilemma

    The General Elections are now only days away. Parties are campaigning, and people are contemplating whom to vote for. The opinion polls are predicting more than 220 seats for the BJP-led NDA and about 130 seats for the Congress-led UPA. Others ...

  • Is Cheering For Pakistan A Felony?

    Nearly 60 Kashmiri students of the Swami Vivekananda Subharti University in Meerut have been booked for sedition by the Uttar Pradesh government after they allegedly cheered for the Pakistan cricket team against India in the Asia Cup match betw...

  • Subcontinental Muslims Do Have Genetic Affinity With Arabs

    Recently some European experts of genetics and DNA (Dr Colin Butcher, Dr Andrew Slater etc.) concluded that contrary to the derogatory belief, spread by rabid Hindus, that all Sub- continental Muslims have the same ethnic DNA pattern, it’...

  • Apology or no apology, BJP remains untouchable

    A few months back, I had predicted that Narendra Modi will apologise some day close to the date of polling. Raj Nath Singh, the President of Party, has already offered what people are not even ready to accept as an “apology”. Modi i...

  • A Poser To Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi said in Assam that all persecuted Hindus in Bangladesh would be duly accommodated in Assam or other parts of India once his party got to govern the country. A very noble thought, I must say. There’s no denying the fact that ...

  • What the Hindus’ scriptures say?

    The seeds of the book Hindus: The alternative history by Wendy Doniger were sown during one of her lectures in England in 2003, where a Hindu fanatic had thrown an egg at her after she had explained the complex relationship between Sita and Lak...

  • Muslim Representation in Lok Sabha may hit all time low in 2014

    Elections are still a few months away. There are possibilities of changes in the likely results of the elections. It is quite possible that the ultimate scenario may not be as horrible as it looks now. But in all probability it appears that BJP...

  • Shouldn’t RSS be banned immediately?

    In an interview to “Caravan” magazine, Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, has said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat gave a go ahead for the attacks. He claimed that Bhagwat said ...

  • AAP has aroused hopes

    Over six decades since independence India made remarkable progress in many sectors. We became self-reliant in food-grains and other household items. After the debacle of 1962 China war, we are proud to have at present an efficient world-class A...

  • Kejriwal tactics – lessons for Indian Muslims

    The entire Indian community that Kejriwal is supposed to be representing as far as corruption in government ranks is concerned, was/is helpless in addressing the problem of how to make the Government accountable to their demands, especially whe...

  • Why does Islam prohibit gold and silk for men?

    It's a well-known fact that Islam prohibits the use of gold and silk for men but most of the Muslims are unable to explain as to why these two objects are prohibited for males. Gold and silk are predominantly meant for women and accentuate ...

  • Are Mulayam & son really concerned about riot victims?

    Mulayam Singh Yadav and his CM son Akhilesh Yadav, both self-proclaimed well-wishers of Muslims and the downtrodden, are busy with Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan and other Bollywood jokers donating one crore to an unnecessarily hyped movie Dedh Ish...

  • Dedh Ishqiya: Triumph of Urdu

    “Cinema is the best medium to popularise a language.” I agree in toto with the master auteur Mrinal Sen. In recent times, Hindi films contributed to spoiling the language of the masses. Munnabhai MBBS (2005) spread the horrible ling...

  • AAP, be careful, potholes ahead...

    Euphoria generated by AAP's rather little expected win in Delhi assembly elections has stirred hornet's nest. All and sundry are queuing up to join this new political phenomenon. Both types of filling up of membership form: in person as...