Issues

  • Why the unionist forces are not the actual mainstream in J&K?

    Riyaz Masroor rmasroor@gmail.com Public consent is heart of true democracy. It’s not just the votes polled or the seats secured in the assembly that make a ruling regime legitimate. Consent of the general masses is what differentia...

  • An Anatomy of the UCC

    S.M.Pasha Uniform Civil Code is an extremely dangerous Damocle’s sword, which is hanging over the necks of the Muslim minority community since the day an Article was passed in the Constituent Assembly on 23 November 1948. Quaide Mill...

  • Military approach in Kashmir will fail

    Ahmad Zaboor Ever since 1947, the hegemonic centre has consistently followed anti-democratic, authoritarian policies in J&K, robbing the people of their rights. The revolt is nothing but a struggle against the authoritarian system deny...

  • Triple Talaq

    Faiyaz Ahmed King Khalid University Triple talaq is a form of divorce practiced among Hanafi Muslims in the Subcontinent, under which a man at any point of time may divorce his wife by saying, “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divor...

  • KILL DOWRY BEFORE IT KILLS OUR WOMEN

    Hassan Masood Commission of crimes is the only area where national unity is practically evident. Dowry is one such crime against women. For dowry women are committing crime against women, of course, with the complicity of men. As per The N...

  • No extremism in art

    Adv. Masood Peshimam Hotheads in Pakistan have never tolerated talent in music, acting, literature or any other creative endeavour. More so if it is close to liberal moorings.  The mighty hotheads in Pakistan have many a time roughed ...

  • “DIVIDE AND RULE” : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

    S.M.Pasha If and when people talk about “divide and rule” they imagine that the Britishers were the originators of this policy and enforced it to enslave our motherland. Though they implemented this policy with all their crooke...

  • Muslim Personal Law and Uniform Civil Code

    It has been the consistent line of all government of Independent India that no changes will be made in the Muslim personal laws without the permission of the Muslim community.

  • STONE-PELTERS OF KASHMIR

    When a huge piece of land was allotted to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board with PDP-Congress government being at the helm of affairs, the Kashmir valley got up in arms against this move of the government. Huge rallies came out at various places like ...

  • Triple Divorce - The best solution

    I think, instead of  having an everlasting controversy over ‘triple divorce,’ the best solution is that those afflicted by this evil, and are repentant over their act, must be encouraged to seek ‘fatwas’ only from t...

  • Kashmir Crisis: The Way Forward

    Gazi Hassan The modern history of Kashmir conflict traces back to the Partition of India and the subsequent creation of two new dominions viz., secular India and Muslim Pakistan. During this period the autocratic Dogra ruler Hari Singh was...

  • How present Kashmir agitation is different from its past

    Sajid Yousuf Shah   In 2008 the agitation was because of government decision to allot land to Shri Amaranth Shrine Board at Baltal Sonmarg (Amarnath land transfer controversy). Six people were killed and 100 injured when police fir...

  • Muzaffarnagar: an event that changed my life

     Sadiq Zafar An event in life can change the way you think and mould your personality. Your conscience should question your existence, introspection should be done every night for the work you do throughout the day and think over what...

  • Women have right to divorce: Shia Personal Law Board

    Amidst the ongoing debate regarding “Triple Talaq”, All India Shia Personal Law board (AISPLB) has proposed a “modern” nikahnama” (marriage agreement), which scraps instantaneous triple talaq (giving divorce by jus...

  • Logic makes it hard to accept triple talaq

    The debate goes on. Muslim Personal Law Board has again taken a decision not to make any change in its stand. While I am not in favour of forcing a stand on any one against their wishes and I am totally against any intervention by courts or gov...

  • Mumbai order on Surya Namaskar — Interfaith discrimination and curtailment of fundamental rights

    High Court's refusal to stay Bombay Municipal Corporation's order making Surya Namaskar compulsory explicitly violates unambiguous constitutional injunctions. In Islam prayer times are such that no one confuses a Muslim is worshiping the Sun.

  • Shahjahan’s perpetual contribution to Indian economy

    With so many visitors to this monument built by a 'Babar ki Aulad' I wonder as to how much revenue was earned on a daily basis and now with a massive security staff how much employment is generated directly and indirectly.

  • After seventieth Independence Day, fair is still lovely

    Dr Mohd Faiez I have seen this fairness cream in my home since childhood. Like me, millions of Indians must have noticed Fair & Lovely, a fairness cream, in their homes. This ‘fairness cream is being used for the last 40 years in...

  • Poverty and Muslim entrepreneurship

    Abdulla Umer Khan   In India, guess who is the poorest, least educated most unemployed and in population ratio, most imprisoned? It’s Muslim millat. It’s sickening to know we are continuously falling into pits of self-dest...

  • Savage side of selfies

    Maryam Hedayat   Those were the days we had to depend upon others for clicking a single photo, and that too was taken on some special occasions. As technology advanced, photography got easier. Now we have a number of ways and mean...