Issues

  • The price of resistance

    Reflecting on the five million refugees of Iraq, only one among other occupied regions of the world, living in desperate circumstances in neighbouring countries, including those internally displaced within Iraq, it is prima facie clear that the...

  • Modi continues to be persona non grata for Europe

    By T. Riyas Babu Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat has once again been declared an unwelcome person in European countries by a visiting German parliamentary delegation that was on an unofficial visit to India.The delegation, which ...

  • Narendra Modi: Travails of Travel Abroad

    While law of the land is trying to catch up with the acts of commission and omission in the Gujarat carnage, another set of laws, the global ones have been very clear about permitting the entry of a person like Narendra Modi into their country....

  • Fact-finding report on Hyderabad riot-i

    The Fact-Finding Committee consisting of members from five organizations namely Lateef Mohd Khan, Kaneez Fathima, A. Srinivas, M. Mandakini, S. Q. Masood, from Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee, Jayraj from Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samiti, M. ...

  • Other Dimensions of Women Reservation Bill

    The continuing debate on the proposed reservation for women in legislatures through a constitutional amendment has raised much froth and fury on both sides of the political fence but has left out many conceptual, constitutional and social aspec...

  • Census 2010 is important for Indian Muslims

    How many of us are interested to discuss the basis of this census? Dalit/OBC organisations are conducting educational seminars from April to educate SC/ST/OBC communities about the great importance of this census (Mat Garna) to them. Its si...

  • Mother in burqa, daughter in jeans

    Just go to any market or roadside in any major city or town of the country, and a common spectacle is women doing shopping or window shopping. Many of these groups include a very sharp contrast. More often than not, the older women who are moth...

  • Thoughts on Right to Education

    The passing of ‘Right to Education Bill’ on the 1st of April 2010 brought satisfaction and joy among the people of the nation. At last, India has been able to give concrete shape to its pledge of making education accessible to each ...

  • India’s Fantasy of Disloyal Muslims May Come True

    By Pankaj Mishra Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is fond of boasting that not one of India’s almost 180 million Muslims has been discovered to be a member of al-Qaeda. He could underscore an even more remarkable fact: None o...

  • Supreme Court verdict on Mumbai blasts

    I  bow my head to the sanctity of  this  verdict, The heinous crimes have met their fate at  last ; But  let me  have the courage to ask my nation, What about the blood  that preceded the  blast. ...

  • Sanjay Dutt’s Crime

    At the risk of sounding disconcertingly outspoken, let me put it blatantly why Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to 5 years’ incarceration? The reason is: He is son of a Muslim mother, Nargis and at some point of time, he hobnobbed with cert...

  • Why Syed Shahabuddin wrote to Modi

    On 2 March, Syed Shahabuddin wrote to the MG editor: “In the latest issue of the Milli Gazette replying to a letter you have mentioned that you were the first to disagree with me when I sent open letter to Modi on the eve of state electio...

  • The overarching “Collective Conscience”

    By coining the magical terminology “Collective Conscience” in the “rarest of the rare” case of Afzal Guru, the SC has done a huge favour to the minorities, especially Muslims, by enlightening them that the centrality of ...

  • What’s “Islamophobia”?

    What’s ‘Islamophobia’? Is it an atavistic fear of Islam or something deeper than what’s ostensibly perceived? The entire West has an aversion to Islam not because it’s pretty powerful, the reason is that its ever-s...

  • Indian Muslims – why not B.J.P.?

    At the very outset, let me clarify that like most of the Indian Muslims I too hate BJP, but I do not have love for other parties either, as the former  is representing naked fascism while the latter represent nothing but hypocrisy in the n...

  • An Open Letter to Justice Markandey Katju

    Dear Justice Katju, Like many others in India and abroad, I too have been religiously following and admiring your courageous endeavours against the ‘approved tyrannies’ by the ‘collective conscience’ of the nation and ...

  • Religious Stereotyping (of Muslims)

    By Sumit Paul In December 2012, I went to meet my dear friend Mr Mushtaque Madni along with my now estranged Maharashtrian Hindu Brahmin girlfriend. She’s pursuing English Hons at a prestigious Delhi college. After meeting, she told ...

  • RSS subverting democratic ethos

    Formulation of Hindu Rashtra is ultra vires of constitution RSS is one of the major organizations in the country which influences and controls different political and semi-political organizations, calling themselves as Sangh Parivar. It does ...

  • Personal Law Board - an overview - ii

    7. Major ‘achievements’ of the Board In 1973 the Board succeeded in having the Adoption Bill finally dropped by the government & the revised Code of Criminal Procedure which had interpreted ‘wife’ to include &lsquo...

  • Interest-free economy in the context of global economic crisis

    By A. Hasib Interest-free banking, which was considered impractical until a few decades ago, is getting recognized in many countries of the world. Available results show that banks practicing interest-free banking have withstood the global...