Issues

  • The reality of 4.5%

    I like to draw your attention towards Muslim OBC reservation. You must be clear in your mind that Central Government is not doing something new. They are simply bifurcating 27% OBC quota to identify the proportion of Muslims. Out of this, 8.44%...

  • Rotten Roots, Rotten Fruits

    From the times when India was called “The Golden Bird”, till today, when it has been recognized as “The Silicon Valley of Asia”, the country has proved its excellence on many counts. Be it in the field of sports, literat...

  • Harvard scraps Swamy’s courses

    New York: Harvard University has decided to remove courses taught by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy at its annual summer school session, terming his views as “reprehensible” in a controversial piece he wrote on Islamic ter...

  • Behenji: the pragmatist politician, power games & Dalit aspirations

    With elections looming over the Uttar Pradesh horizon, recently (Nov 2011) UP Chief Minister Mayawati declared that her cabinet has approved the proposal to divide the state of UP into four smaller states. She declared that only a dalit-OBC Chi...

  • Shahabuddin’s remarks at the National Integration Council

    I would like to basically emphasize that the Communal Violence Bill, which is not yet before the Parliament, has become a victim of feticide. It is being attacked from all sides by many people and facing a number of objectives particularly from...

  • Delhi Police’s delaying tactics to evade prosecution in false frame ups

    In 2005, the Delhi Police claimed that they had arrested 6 Kashmiri terrorists after a fierce encounter on the NH 8 (near the IGI airport). The police claimed that the arrested men were terrorists who were coming to Delhi from the Jaipur side t...

  • What Babri Masjid says 19 years after demolition?

    + Pic   Listen to me Oh the people of the world!, Razed to the ground, but I shall remain; In the living memories of all the humans, Who have some conscience, and are sane. My physical form may have disappeared, But my...

  • Welfare Party: towards value-based politics

    By Zeeshan Lohani prof_lohani@yahoo.co.in Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has taken a historic step by launching a new political party by the name of Welfare Party of India (WPI) on 18 April 2011 at Delhi. Better late than never. Now the speculation...

  • Muslims suffer from fear and terror

    After Delhi High Court bomb blast on 7 September once again the “needle of suspicion” was pointed at Muslims. An honorary professor of Jamia Millia Islamia, Prof. P.K. Basu, while teaching his students in the class, made an Islamoph...

  • Ruining innocent lives: guilt of investigating agencies

    Nine youth accused in the Malegaon blast case of 2006 have been granted bail by the MCOCA court. (Nov 6 2011). These Muslim youth were arrested after the bomb exploded on Shab-e-Barat, killing several people. Immediately after that the Anti Ter...

  • Juvenile rights violated in J&K: ACHR

    New Delhi: In a report published on 16 November 2011, Hong Kong-based Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) said that in Jammu & Kashmir juveniles are detained without trial, girls compulsorily sent to prisons and police lock ups. ACHR deman...

  • The circus of terrorism

    There is no tension in Malegaon as the 9 accused are granted bail in the September 8, 2006 bomb blast case and the 7 detainees have returned home. Dr Salman Farsi is the uncle of Noorulhodha and was framed as a conspirator when he attended the ...

  • Does Education Empower Women?

    “It is our culture, we have to hold a feast for more than a hundred Baaratis(people accompanying the groom to the bride’s house) on the marriage ceremony of my elder sister” angrily retorted my classmate with whom I was arguin...

  • Should Religion Be Taught In Schools?

     Fr. Anand Muttungal mppro2@yahoo.com The debate on teaching Bhagwad Gita has again come to the forefront with the recent statement of the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh that Bhagwad Gita would be included in the state’s scho...

  • Lord Ram’s story: many versions

    + Pic Recently Delhi University Academic Council (Oct 2011) decided to drop the scholarly essay “Three Hundred Ramayanas” of A.K. Ramanujan, on different tellings of Ram’s story from the syllabus of Culture in India fo...

  • Shahabuddin on Sadiq-Sudarshan meeting

    New Delhi: Syed Shahabuddin, Convener of the Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee issued the following statement on 2 November: The Babri Masjid Movement Coordination Committee has taken note of the sudden expression of cordiality ...

  • Media and Muslims

    Newly appointed chairman of Press Council of India, Justice Markandey Katju has expressed his views about reining in the electronic and print media’s efforts to metamorphose the image of Muslims. Justice Katju who recently retired from th...

  • NIC debate on Communal Violence Bill and recent riots

    The Communal Violence Bill was the first item on the agenda of National Integration Council meeting held in Delhi on 10th September 2011 and almost all speakers expressed their views on the Bill. As expected the opposition leader Mrs. Sushma Sw...

  • Emperor Akbar’s Persian Ramayana and Khan-e-Khanan’s copy

    By Jalal Uddin + Pic Emperor Akbar, being a great lover of Indian literature and culture, has the credit of having translations done of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata into Persian to make them popular amongst Persian-knowing peopl...

  • AFSPA row: need for a collective perspective

    By Syed Adfar Rashid Shah adfer.syed@gmail.com The continuing debate and the hue and cry raised since last month over the revocation of AFSPA (in place since 1990) in Jammu & Kashmir appears to have no end. The general public has been...