Issues

  • Who rules our country?

    Salman Sultan Recently, we have been witness to unruly mobs taking law into their hands. They have indulged in rampant violence, loot and arson while destroying public and private properties. A one-day Bharat bandh cost Rs. 25,000 crore (h...

  • Fire in the forests, Cancerous Hate of Bhakts, JNU fights back — Signs of the times

    Two years back, the masses got taken in by those hollow promises and now when gloom is holding out, hopelessness spreading out. I try to locate that one sphere where we have bettered but nah, I see none.

  • Will Secular India Survive?

    Tahir Mahmood Professor of Law & ex-Chair, National Minorities Commission Will secular India survive? This was the title chosen for an anthology edited by historian Mushirul Hasan, published in 2004. Twelve years later the question s...

  • Hollow claims of civility

    I come from a North-east state, Manipur. We claim that, we are the most loving, welcoming, dedicated, kind and, of course, tolerant folk. Incidents like lynching of Mohammad Hasmat Ali, witnessed recently in Manipur and now the brutal assau...

  • RSS: Legacy of Arrogance

    Nagesh Chaudhari bahujansangharsh@gmail.com Former RSS boudhik-pramukh M G Vaidya wrote in an article, “One culture one nation” (Indian Express, 24 March, 2016) that Hinduism is not a religion but dharma, and dharma has no eq...

  • Anti-Muslim hysteria

    The recent incident of discrimination against a Muslim woman in a US airline was yet another example of anti-Muslim bias reinforced by US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for banning Muslims entr into the US. The severity of...

  • When a community fails...

    Since last seven days I was in hospital serving my wife who was critically ill. I had almost lost her but it was Allah’s Grace (that saved her). These few days I studied the huge Nanavati hospital which is a landmark of Mumbai. It was...

  • Holy Cow, Unholy Fate

    The recent ban on the sale of beef by the BJP-ruled states and the demand of several right-wing groups for the extension of the ban across India has sounded an alarm for cattle-owners, traders and millions of consumers. Attacks on individuals, ...

  • Needless controversy

    Masood Peshimam peshimammasood@gmail.com AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan’s controversial suspension from the Maharashtra Legislative assembly for refusing to say Bharat mata ki jai has created a debate over the legality of such acts....

  • AMU's Minority Character, the Judiciary and the Executive

    The citizens of India would be grateful to the Hon'ble Supreme Court for very kindly taking note of the contents of this article regarding AMU's minority character

  • Bharat Mata ki Jai — Signs of the Times

    On Monday, 28 March, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Historical Studies hosted a day long convention - Jashn- e - Azaadi: Remembering Bipan Chandra … celebrating the people’s historian, Bipan Chandra, and celebrating...

  • There is a Spot upon the Earth

    There is a spot upon the earth Where people stand firm and true On behalf of those the Fat Cat shuns- It’s called JNU. The Fat Cat marshals violent hordes, Enforcement winks assent; The truth-it sneaks from subterfuge. The m...

  • Blasphemy or Sedition

    We are a continent of choice, You are free to choose either one- Speak freely of god or man, And pick blasphemy or sedition. Be not your hate of our kind But deriving from atrocity, You invite either sedition Or embrace blasphe...

  • Whose human rights?

    Worldwide, the 10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day. From Magna Carta to Bill of Rights and from Indian fundamental Rights to universally acknowledged human rights, one has to question oneself whether the much-hyped and much-delibera...

  • “Women should be allowed four husbands,” says an “honourable” judge

    An “honourable” judge of Kerala High Court, Mr. Kamal Pasha, has said that “Muslim Personal Law” is “heavily loaded” against women and that if men are allowed four wives, “why should women not be allowe...

  • JNU is litmus test of democracy

    Alexander the Great was advised not to cross the river Jhelum to make further inroads into India. The intoxicated world conqueror found the advice below his dignity. He marched on vigorously, but in no time had to retreat with his dreams shatte...

  • Aligarh: Another attempt to institutionalise the dangerous

    I haven’t watched Aligarh, the movie in news, as I no longer watch movies. But I have read and heard about it. The previews and reviews are enough to tell that the movie is another attempt to institutionalise and globalise dangerous human...

  • Delhi’s Sufi Conference seen as a conspiracy to pit Indian Muslims against one another

    Barelwis have been apolitical traditionally while Deobandis have been active in politics even during the struggle against the Britishers. A section of Barelwis has now joined hands with BJP while many other maintain a distance from it.

  • Mob and my secret guilt

    Ritzy Pushpraj Rajaswi I was out on a run in a beautiful garden. Everything seemed so romantic. Beauty still exists in this world. In one corner of the garden, I saw some people cuddling up. There were huge cries. So I ran faster towards t...

  • SEDITION, DEMOCRATIC DISSENT AND RIGHTS

    Zaboor ahmad India is passing through a phase of polarization. Sedition as an offence incorporated into the Indian Penal Code has proved handy to the government to silence its critics, particularly intellectual class. The sedition law is a...