Issues

  • Time to introspect about our community institutions

    It is human nature to blame others for our shortcomings. It is not to state that we are perfect and are supposed not to err. We must, however, learn from our mistakes and try not to repeat them in future. Only great men can overcome pretensions...

  • Why Pakistan Hindus are better off than Indian Muslims

    Has anyone of us ever heard or read in the newspapers or tabloids that Pakistani Hindus were involved in bomb blasts that have been, since last two decades, taking place in different cities of Pakistan? Has it ever happened that the ISI, ostens...

  • Is Justice literally blind?

    In the present tough times when constitutional institutions are fast losing respectability, we steadfastly adhere to our trust in one revered institution in our secular democratic republic, i.e., judiciary. Delhi’s Saket court verdict in ...

  • Shabari Kumbh of conspirators

    New Delhi: While RSS plans to organise a kumbh of 3-4 lakh activists at Ujjain next month let us take cognisance of the “kumbh” that was invented and organised at Dangs in 2006 February and its consequences. The Shabari Kumbh wa...

  • Swami, Sangh and Terror Links

    Investigating acts of terrorism have multiple complex issues as things are mired in secrecy. To add to the problem is the mindset of investigating authorities and those in power. The acts of terror, which have been inflicted on the country, hav...

  • Bihar Assembly Election, 2010 – an analysis

    The massive victory of JD(U)-BJP alliance in the recent Assembly elections in Bihar has been eulogized to the skies by the civil society and the mass media and is being depicted as the beginning of new politics in Bihar, cooling the caste cauld...

  • Modi’s “Race Termination Syndrome”

    Narendra Modi comparing riot victims with “puppies” shows that the man has absolutely no respect and feelings for Muslims. Calling him a fascist or a demagogue is not sufficient. He’s a sick man and such pathological character...

  • Indian Muslims on election fences

    By Zaigham Murtaza Amid mounting noises of election bells, hot debates surrounding secularism and communalism have taken the centre stage, leading to speculations concerning the Muslim mandate. There are also concerns of a bi-polar electio...

  • Terrorism: the Weapon of the Weak

    The remarks by Congress MP and spokesman Shakil Ahmad have started a debate, which should have been over by now. But that the debate never got going in the past should not be any reason why the subject cannot be debated now, in all its details....

  • UP sanctions prosecution of Varun

    Uttar Pradesh government has given permission to the Pilibhit administration for the prosecution of Varun Gandhi for his alleged anti Muslim speech in 2009 Lok Sabha elections rally on 7 March at Pilibhit. Deepak Kumar, secretary (Home), in an ...

  • Rights group refutes Gehlot on compensation to riot victims

    Civil rights groups that had taken up the cause for supporting victims of recent communal riots in three districts in Rajathan have strongly rejected chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s claim that the victims had been duly compensated. Sawai Si...

  • Ayodhya Verdict, Temple and Indian Nationalism

    While Ayodhya verdict is under criticism from various quarters for ignoring the basic issue of land dispute, for ignoring the illegal installation of Ram Lalla idols on the night of 23 Dec 1949 and the demolition of the Masjid by Sangh Parivar ...

  • Digvijay Singh’s statement on RSS terrorism

    In the 1930s, Hitler’s Nazi party attacked the Jews. Similarly, the RSS ideology wants to capture power by targeting Muslims under the garb of furthering nationalism. The RSS managed to infiltrate its cadres into many wings of the gov...

  • Why Can’t Hemant Karkare’s Death Be Politicised?

    By Farzana Versey It is truly unfortunate that Kavita Karkare, widow of the slain Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief, is expressing concern about Hemant Karkare’s death being politicised when the whole investigation and the aftermath o...

  • Defending Shahina - the investigating journo

    That security agencies were wary of even exploring the Hindutva angle in blasts across the country even in the face of hard evidence. This is now an established fact. Islam and terrorism were almost natural corollaries. Few in the media questio...

  • Mumbai 26/11 two years later: unanswered questions

    This 26/11 (2010), the nation remembered with pain and grief the incidents which had taken place two years earlier. In this a group of jeans clad terrorists rampaged the parts of Mumbai killing over two hundred innocent people. The lone survivo...

  • Community Empowerment: an agenda for action

    There is no denying the fact that Muslims in India are one of the most marginalised and deprived communities despite a lot of progress across many socio-economic sectors having been made through various macro-economic and political processes in...

  • Uniform Civil Code

    By Hashim Kidwai The question of a uniform civil code had sprung into prominence because of a judgement of the Supreme Court delivered by Justices Kuldip Singh and Sahni, and because of the demand of BJP leaders that there should be a u...

  • AMU Court or a Muslim Parliament?

    There was a time prior to Independence in 1947 that the Court of Aligarh Muslim University — its top governing body — comprised of the top Muslim elite in the nation. The then British-Indian government appointed select elite Muslims...

  • Community Empowerment: an agenda for action

      There is no denying the fact that Muslims in India are one of the most marginalised and deprived communities despite a lot of progress across many socio-economic sectors having been made through various macro-...