Issues

  • 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...

  • Political parties to keep the pot of communal violence bill boiling

    With intense political pressure mounting within and outside UPA on the present structure of the Communal Violence Bill, the government has admitted that the bill has some lacunae and needs to be re-drafted to make it acceptable to one and all. ...

  • How the BJP, friends tried to scuttle the draft Communal Violence Bill

    I must begin with a disclaimer: I was a member of the Working Group of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council which drafted the Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill 2011. I am also a member of the Nat...

  • Why poverty among Muslims is highest inspite of Zakat system?

    By Noorullah Javed Mu’az bin Jabal during the period of seven years of his governorship of Yemen eliminated poverty to such an extent that by 15 Hijri there was no person deserving Zakat in that country. The question, therefore, arise...

  • Hinduism is a violent faith

    There’s a chapter in Subhash Gatade’s below-the-belt book Godse’s Children (Pharos Media). It is: “Shastrpujas: what’s religious about worshipping weapons?” Contrary to the general perception of Hinduism bein...

  • A New Deal for Indian Muslims?

    India is at the threshold of a New Deal for 200 million Muslims of India, at the behest of the world’s superpower, the USA. Signs are unmistakable that the initiative has been forced on India by the US, the world’s most experienced ...

  • Demand to pay compensation to Muslim youths by deducting it from police officers’ salaries

    + Pic Hyderabad: Mohammed Sirajuddin, President of the Minorities Dept of A.P. Congress on 8 September demanded the Chief Minister to pay compensation to the innocent Muslim youths who were illegally arrested by the police in connection...