Issues

  • I am not Charlie, I am not the gunner either

    By Mujahid I Mughal At the outset, let me proclaim that I am not Charlie Hebdo. I am not Charlie as I don’t support mischief. I don’t endorse the immeasurable hurt the insane Charlie has caused to 1.5 billion humans across the ...

  • YOUR FREEDOM ENDS WHERE MY NOSE BEGINS

    By Dr. Darakhshan Anjum The problems of action and its reaction, attack and counterattack, attack and self defence or attack in frustration arise when an egotistic person or community ridicules the religion, feelings, values, norms and&nbs...

  • Bugle of religious conversion

    By Dr M. Ejaz Ali   Whether true or false, the news about 250 Muslims changing their religion in Agra is circulating in the media. Members of the Sangh Parivar call it ghar wapasi whereas Muslims call it forced conversion. This became ...

  • Politics in the name of Batla House Encounter

    Political parties are avoiding the case this time, but local candidates can’t escape it easily. Political parties divide us, we need to erase those political boundaries, come together and raise our voice for a judicial enquiry, not to prove the en...

  • Security of Babri site costs billions

    Billions of rupees have already been spent on the maintenance and security of the makeshift temple built on the site of the demolished Babri Masjid. According to sources, crores of rupees have been spent on barricading and wiring of the Ramjanm...

  • Probe into Mahasabha, Godse docu.

    Police registered a case against general secretary of Akhil Bharatya Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM), Acharya Madan, for performing ‘bhoomi pujan’ on a plot of land on Sharda Road, Meerut on 24 Dec. 2014 in preparation for erecting a statue ...

  • Muslims being targeted: Adv.

    Delhi High Court lawyer, MS Khan, said that earlier Muslims were arrested on the allegations of having association with Lashkar-e Toiba and ISIS, but after coming of ISIS, the excuses of arrests have also been changed. Now educated Muslim youth...

  • Temple for all

    A Shiv temple in Barnala district of Punjab provides space for all religions. The temple is situated in Bhador town. Recently, Muslim ritual of ‘Fateha Khawani’ was performed at the temple. The temple administration not only provide...

  • Muslims & Sikhs lay mosque’s foundation

    A goodwill gesture was seen on 25 December 2014, when Muslims and Sikhs joined hands to lay foundation-stone of Abu Bakar Masjid in Patiala and prayed for peace and harmony. There are only 25 Muslim families in Devgarh village where the foundat...

  • Muslims & Sikhs lay mosque’s foundation

    A goodwill gesture was seen on 25 December 2014, when Muslims and Sikhs joined hands to lay foundation-stone of Abu Bakar Masjid in Patiala and prayed for peace and harmony. There are only 25 Muslim families in Devgarh village where the foundat...

  • Unconstitutional Antics

    By Mujahid I Mughal The Constitution is the best book that the Indian society has ever produced. It is a gospel of human rights. It is indeed the reflection of aspirations of a multi-cultural, multi-religious and a multi lingual society. I...

  • In the name of democracy, shall we unite and give Delhi to Kejriwal?

    I have been one of the biggest critics of Anna Hazare movement and AAP since its inception. The point I am trying to make here is a little different. If BJP wins Delhi, the equation in Rajya Sabha changes.

  • Ghar Wapsi: A ploy to push anti-conversion bill and second round of privatisation

    Ghar Wapsi programmes are being organised with fanfare all over the country. It is claimed hundreds of Christian and Muslim families are returning to their ancestors’ religion. Amid reports of conversions through offers of money and other...

  • Failure to implement Islamic prohibitions kills 80 million a year

    God says in the Qur’an, “Invite towards the abode of peace”. Islam, in fact, means peace, etymologically as well as metaphorically. Etymologically, Islam means peace as well as submission to God; without submission to God, com...

  • What is a moderate Indian Muslim to do? @Chetan_Bhagat

    With a typical sleight of hand, that somehow always escapes his presumably loyal following of his column 'The underage optimist' in a national daily, he absolves the 'moderate Muslim,' resignedly sighing: 'What is a moderate Muslim to do?'

  • The death of Musha’ira

    There was a time when Lucknow, Rampur, Bhopal, Delhi, Hyderabad, Patna, et. al. witnessed Musha’iras and Kavi sammelan (gatherings of Urdu and Hindi poetry recitation). Eminent poets like Firaq Gorakhpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Sahir, Qateel ...

  • Evolved or devolved?

    Sushma Swaraj wants  The Gita  to be declared as the national scripture (rashtriya granth). I’m not at all surprised to read this bizarre piece of news. We’re living in dangerously religious times and are craving for a rel...

  • Diverting Minds

    In India, where Congress ruled for nearly six decades, thereby monopolising Indian politics, BJP seemed to be the only hope to the exploited masses. Undoubtedly, during these decades India could not reach where it should have. India still has a...

  • Rather than asking Muslims to condemn “terrorism,” the Pope should ask the whole world to condemn all forms of violence

    The BBC has reported: “Pope Francis has urged Muslim leaders around the world to condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam. Speaking on board a flight back to Rome, the Pope said that he understood the harm caused by the stereoty...

  • Colours of Terror

    Recently, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an ASEAN summit that terrorism had no religion, Indian Muslims heaved a sigh of relief. This line, that “terror has no religion”, is a relatively new Sangh refrain, being mouthed a...