Issues

  • When scribes keep mum

    Supreme Court notice on 4 March to Advani and other Sangh leaders, in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition, has once again brought their role back in the limelight. Next day, almost all Delhi newspapers carried the news, hence, articles/...

  • Yasmin's will finds a way: Madrasa to Dy SP

    While studying in a SMC (Surat Municipal Corp.) Primary School, generally considered as dirty, filthy and backward, Yasmin Shaikh of Ring Road, Surat wanted to become a physician.

  • Muslims and the myth of Vibrant Gujarat

    Nearly nine years after the carnage in Gujarat (Feb 2011), a perception has been created that Gujarat is developing rapidly, peace and harmony are prevailing there and that minorities are happy. Like ‘Shining India’ a word has been ...

  • The Burden of Secularism

    Although Saifullah did not manage to say more than a few sentences, his silence as well as the few thoughts he did articulate were a poignant reminder of the condition of the Muslim community: voiceless.

  • Indian Constitution and Hindutva

    Indian constitution is both a legal and social Document...Hindutva Judgments are in violation of the Basic Structure of the Constitution. It is sad that the Supreme Court did not find time to constitute five or seven judges bench to hear them and ...

  • Is causing a blast necessary for one to be a “terrorist”?

    Intelligence agencies are arresting people involved in bomb blasts which took place in different parts of the country and by these arrests the government wants to give the message that it won’t tolerate any kind of terrorism-saffron or green. But ...

  • JTSA on fake encounters’ veteran Tyagi

    Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association issued the following statement on 10 February, 2011: It seems there is no end to Special Cell’s gallantry. One of its most celebrated and decorated heroes, Ravinder Tyagi, also the key arc...

  • Gujarat Carnage, Modi and SIT “clean chit”

    After the Special Investigation Team appointed by Supreme Court submitted its report in December 2010, a front page headline in a leading daily announced that SIT gave a clean chit to Modi. This was picked up by a large section of the media to ...

  • Modern Islamic education system & Kerala community progress

    Moulavi Jamaluddin is the lone representative of the Muslims in ‘World Without War’, a body which is formed to spread communal harmony and amity amongst the people of different religions; Dr. K.J. Yesudas and Rtd Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer are the ...

  • Thou shalt not preach (nor convert): Apex Court

    New Delhi: By giving Dara Singh, the killer of Graham Staines and his two sons, the benefit of not falling among the “rarest of rare cases”, the Supreme Court has sown the seeds of a national anti-conversion bill. “It is undis...

  • Worse than yellow journalism

    The importance of ‘difference of opinions’ and ‘principled or constructive opposition’ is something else but dirty and stinking politics based on selfishness and malice is distasteful to every one.

  • Don’t mitigate, stop this horror

    That the Hindutva terror network has spread far and wide is evident from the fact that apart from the Sadhvi, the Swami and myriad underworld figures, there is serving army colonel involved in planning the attacks. For some strange reason there ha...

  • Why are we indifferent to Pasmanda Muslims?

    Since 1947 the backwardness of Muslims in India, especially in north India, has grown quite substantially. A large segment of these nouvo-backward Indian Muslims are the Urduwala Muslims and the North Indian Muslims. Many of these nouvo-backward M...

  • Will India learn a lesson from Australia?

    After 9/11, Australia has been America’s ally in its war against terrorism. If it had so desired or if its police so wanted, it was not at all difficult for them to even falsely implicate Dr. Haneef in terrorism, but there, and also in many wester...

  • Minorities in India

    After India’s freedom in 1947, the question of reshuffling the states was before the national leaders. And ultimately the states all over India were reorganized on the basis of language widely spoken in that particular area, for example in Maharas...

  • Wikileaks: a blow to the regimentation terrorism

    For India there is upheaval in the waiting. It is even more troubling than Digvijay Singh’s last talk with slain Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare. WikiLeaks show that there was a close association between FBI and the Delhi Pol...

  • For Congress, Islam out, Hindutva in!

    While the world is increasingly moving towards integrating Islamic non-interest banking institutions into the prevailing interest-bearing banking order, India’s political groups highly infiltrated by extremist Hindutva elements, are doggedly refus...

  • Day-dreaming with "chalta hai" culture

    The society, in order to retain its identity as an advanced or mod society is supposed to over look these titillations lest one is labeled a prude or a conservative. A kind of mental leniency starts developing - we go on becoming lenient (which ha...

  • Blaming minorities for every bomb blast

    The media is preying on the paranoia of the majority community. There are sensationalized stories with ready descriptions, encouraging, helping, hiding and camouflaging the real perpetrators, perpetuating state of impunity and severely demoralizin...

  • Freedom of speech in a Democracy

    If the government is so insensitive and the rest of Indians are so indifferent towards the Valley people, who will speak on their behalf? If, we are guided by the idea: come what may, Kashmir is an integral part of India, how we are going to save ...