Issues

  • 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...

  • India wants strategic ties with Afghanistan

    + Pic In order to scale down Pakistan’s uninterrupted say in Afghanistan, India has decided to provide arms to Afghanistan. Supply of infantry weapons to Afghanistan’s armed forces, police and paramilitary units with rifles,...

  • Kashmir, Ultra Nationalists and Path to Peaceful Solution

    The condemnable attack on Supreme Court lawyer and “Team Anna” member Prashant Bhushan on 12 October 2011, threw up many a question. To begin with, the attackers were congratulated by ultra-nationalists like Bal Thackeray of Shiv Se...

  • Kashmir, Ultra Nationalists and Path to Peaceful Solution

    The condemnable attack on Supreme Court lawyer and “Team Anna” member Prashant Bhushan on 12 October 2011, threw up many a question. To begin with, the attackers were congratulated by ultra-nationalists like Bal Thackeray of Shiv Se...

  • AFSPA soon to be withdrawn partially

    2011 has been the most peaceful for Jammu and Kashmir in the past two decades. And peaceful summer in the state has further paved the way for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some peaceful areas in a phased manner. In ...

  • Communal Harmony Yatra concludes in Delhi

    + Pix New Delhi: The fourth Harmony Yatra from Ayodhya to Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin concluded here on 17 October with a conference on communal harmony and brotherhood at Gandhi Peace Foundation. It was addressed by important speakers inc...

  • How much credible is the Indian Media?

    “Intervention of media has brought in revolutions in the past in many countries, although, news remains a medium of information but today the purpose of information has changed. The news isn’t being broadcast for the audience anymor...

  • Indian Muslims Can Define Foreign Relations

    YM Chitalwala adilchital@yahoo.in   As President Obama along with Gorge Bush stood at ground zero on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the devastating terror attack, the USA looked chastened and there was much sober reflect...

  • What has bias against minorities cost India?

    Mushtaque Madni Editor, Usool, Pune   It was during one of the parliamentary sessions that former defence minister, George Fernandes, when criticized by a Congress leader, blatantly said that he had concrete proofs that there was a...

  • Preventing sectarian violence

    In the recently held meeting of National Integration Council (September 2011) the discussion on The Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence) Access to Justice and Reparation) Bill 2011 was on the top of the agenda. While the leaders of the...

  • Did Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi have any value for Indian Muslims?

    We all feel sad at the demise of Mansoor Ali Khan (Nawab Pataudi) the illustrious cricket player and gentleman. Aside from being an elite Indian he did help some poor people by holding charity events etc. He was a good man. But as a Muslim ...

  • Divided BJP tries to project unity with Advani's yatra

    Struggle for political supremacy has taken its roots within BJP generation-next leadership. Of them, the most visible and intense is between LK Advani and Narendra Modi. Both of them in their own fashion want to highlight their political clout ...

  • Tipu: Pioneer of Rocket Technology

    + Pic October 2011, marks the 261st birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan, king of Mysore state (October 1750 - May 1799). Tipu ruled Mysore for 17 years (1782-1799). Tipu Sultan pioneered and perfected the use of rockets for military purpos...

  • Bharatpur: anatomy of police brutality

    14 September 2011 a major incident occurred in the sleepy town of Bharatpur in East Rajasthan. Cooped inside an armoured vehicle, a group of heavily armed policemen fired at a mosque in the district's Gopalgarh qasba, killing more than half...

  • President Obama on Islam

    Recently the US President Barak Obama said that the US was not and will never be at war against Islam in the world. So far as my knowledge is concerned, the US is the first country in world giving such statement on Islam whereas some other coun...

  • Lopsided View of Hinduism

    Once being a member of the MG family, I could not but wish that the Editor had abstained from entertaining such superficial trash as the one on Hinduism by Dr Sumit S. Paul (MG, 1-15 Oct. 2011). No amount of name dropping by the author would ju...

  • An imaginary Tribute to Shaheed Pundit Godse by his real devotees

    Mushtaque Madni Editor, Usool, Pune   Respected Godseji, You probably can’t imagine how much do we miss you. It was so unfair and unjust to have you hanged because of a minor unintentional error of killing Gandhi. But, ...

  • Six families celeberate Eid after eight years of agony

    Ahmadabad: The families of six persons acquitted in the Haren Pandya case celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour. They had to spend eight agonising years waiting for this happiness. Past seven Eids saw them in great distress, anxiety writ over the...

  • M.P. BJP to woo Muslims

    Bhopal: With the 2013 Legislative Assembly polls in mind the BJP has chalked out a strategy to woo Muslims so as to ensure its third successive win at the polls. In the meeting with the executive in Ujain last month the state chief minister had...

  • Gujarat’s Wounds: can fasting bring harmony?

    Life is full of strange paradoxes. Narendra Modi undertook fast for three days for Sadbhavna (harmony), to mark complete peace, unity and harmony (Sept. 2011). This came in the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict which has asked the trial cou...