Issues

  • Shiv Sena ire against Shah Rukh Khan

    A fortnight ago (January 2010) Shah Rukh Khan, the celebrated film star, voiced his opinion that Pakistani Cricket players should not be prevented from playing in IPL cricket League. This sparked a big row of protest from the local Shiv Sena su...

  • Status of Urdu in UP

    Lucknow: What is going on at the proverbial Urdu front in Uttar Pradesh — the state where Urdu is spoken by the highest number of people? Urdu speakers in UP are 3 crore and 70 lakh (37 million) mostly Muslims besides millions of other In...

  • Paid news culture and Indian media

    By Nava Thakuria   India has finally woken up to the menace of ‘paid news’ culture in the mainstream media. The practice that involves money in acquiring unethically media space by the beneficiaries remained an importan...

  • The good that madrasas do goes unnoticed

    By Kaneez Fathima   Muslimaat, more familiar than its full name, Jamiatul Muslimaat, is located in the heart of the city, Hyderabad, known for its rich culture. It was established in the year 2004, by a social activist named Mr. As...

  • BJP’s soft Hindutva mask

    BJP's national council meet in Indore was aimed to put a soft face of the BJP to the common people. BJP is for the moment pretending to acquire an alternate position in the political framework of the country by imitating Rahul Gandhi to woo...

  • Indo-Pak talks and Taliban provocations

    + Pic   There are reports (February 23) in Indian media that two Sikhs were killed by Pakistan based Taliban militants in Khyber and Orakzi areas near Peshawar. These Sikhs were part of a group of many Sikhs who had been kidnap...

  • No proof of temple at Babri site

    Lucknow: Zafaryab Jilani arguing Babri Masjid ownership case before the special bench of Allahabad High Court consisting of Justices S.U. Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and D.V. Sharma said on 3rd February after presenting some books of prominent histori...

  • The West in the grip of unprecedented Islamophobia

    + Pic   Phobia means fear, the fear of the other.  Any phobia has a psychological basis, which is a combination of historical memories, blended with myths and legends, complicated by social separateness, generated by the c...

  • A film on media - beyond TRP and deadlines

    In the mad, mindless rush towards self-gratification, are we somewhere sacrificing those values that brought us, kicking, dragging and sacrificing from a hard-earned freedom from colonialism to the new millennium where we, the collective civili...

  • Shahid Azmi, a career produced and consumed by judicial system

    The murder of defense counsel of Fahim Ansari and those accused in Malegaon blast of 2006 is really very disturbing. It brings to mind how some of those alleged to be involved in 1993 serial blasts were bumped off by targeted assassination. The...

  • Murder of Shahid Azmi, Assault on Indian Democracy

    By Mirza A. Beg   Thirty-two years old, Shahid Azmi, the defense counsel to the accused, framed by the police in the Malegaon case in Maharashtra, was gunned down in his office, execution style, by a five member assassination squad...

  • Plight of Muslims under terrorism

    Never before was the situation for the Muslims in India so awful as today. An accused in terror attack in Mumbai 26/11, Fahim Ansari, wants bail to come out and search a lawyer who can defend him. Reason: his lawyer Shahid Azmi has been shot de...

  • Strive for Indo-Pak amity

    Mumbai has recently witnessed turmoil around two issues, regionalism, and communalism in their worst form. One knows that India-Pakistan relations have been quite strained right since the beginning. There have been three wars between these two ...

  • Travesty of truth in Taslima’s name

    By Abdussalam Puthige maadhyamakendra@gmail.com   The daily, Kannada Prabha carried an article titled ‘Purda hai Purda’ in its magazine section on 28th February 2010. It was an article originally authored by Taslima N...

  • Let the rule of law prevail

    August 13, 2008 could have well been the last day of the life of Muhammed Shoiab Advocate. Rewinding the events, even today, makes Shoiab shudder. “It was around 1:30 pm when I was sitting with my junior Anju Gupta, in the court premises,...

  • Muslim women and change

    Mostly people think Muslim women are oppressed and are forced to wear veil and confined to the four walls of their houses. This is mainly because we read every day in papers that Taliban force women into veil, burn down girls schools and always...

  • Fresh breeze from Home Ministry

    It has been ages since we have had a home minister who is unfettered by either communalism or bias. This augurs well for a new approach and also a renewed commitment to national unity. Speaking at the conference of chief ministers of states and...

  • Muslim Identity and the Movie “My Name is Khan”

    By Javeed Akhter ispi786@comcast.net   “My name is Khan” a movie that was recently released is running to full houses in India and has created quite a buzz in the expatriate south Asian communities worldwide and recei...

  • End of an Era

    The end also eclipses an era and all enmities. With the end of Bal Thackeray, ends an era. Though over-hyped by Marathas and his cronies and cohorts, the man had a few admirable qualities. It was the kind of religion-based polarised politics th...

  • Bohra: an Islamic sect reduced to a cult

    By Saifuddin Insaf   The Milli Gazette is a magazine widely read in the Muslim World. In its recent issue of 16-31 October, 2012 it has published an article “The Wizard of Gujarat” by Mr. Yunus Chitalwala. In this artic...