Issues

  • Another boost to food fascism

    It was Mahatma Gandhi’s advocacy of ahimsa (non-violence) in general and his concern for cow protection in particular that is reflected in the Directive Principles of the Constitution making it incumbent on the state to work for cow prote...

  • Subhash Chandra Bose

    India has given birth to many great icons. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one of them. Born on January 23,1897 in a Bengali family settled at Cuttack in Orissa, he was the ninth child in a big family. His father was Rai Bahadur Janakinath Bose,...

  • Murdering democracy, bit by bit

    By Mujahid Ul Islam What is more pitiable in the 21st century when a state decides what an individual should eat, what religion should one profess and whom should one marry? Love jihad, ghar wapasi and demanding anti-conversion laws in thi...

  • Mr Sareshwala, Muslims are nobody’s fools

    By Syyed Mansoor Agha In a scathing attack on prominent Muslim faces and organisations, Zafar Sareshwala, a business baron of Gujarat and a protégé of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reportedly said, “In AIMPLB, except it...

  • Encouraging Entrepreneurship & Innovation among Indian Muslims

    By Saad Ashraf India is at the cusp of an unprecedented entrepreneurial revolution. Innovation and entrepreneurship are the buzz words in social and business circles. Several platforms like NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) have been...

  • The Deterioration of Urdu Literature

    By Satyapal Anand I get about three dozen Urdu magazines from India and Pakistan. These include Kitab Numa, Naya Waraq, Shair, Mobahisa, Sabaq-i-Urdu, Asbaque, Intisab, Zehn-i-Jadeed, Isbaat, Ajkal, Bebaak, Adab-Saaz, Insha, etc. from Indi...

  • Muslims & Hindutva

    How would you describe the current state of Hindu-Muslim-relations in India? Working relationship between ordinary Muslims and ordinary Hindus is still good all over the country but the RSS and its affiliated organisations (Bharartiya Janat...

  • Why Maulana Misbahi was arrested?

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi Famous Islamic scholar Maulana Yaseen Akhtar Misbahi, known for his moderate views and writings on Islam and jihad, was picked up by intelligence agencies from Zakir Nagar, one of Delhi’s densely-populated Mus...

  • Good versus Bad: Western Game of Terms

    l When someone speaks against Jews, it is anti-Semitism worthy of strongest condemnation l When someone speaks against blacks, it is racism, again worthy of strongest condemnation l When someone speaks against Holocaust, it is not just ...

  • A Muslim Prayer Cap would have been more Effective, Mr. Modi

    Mr. Prime Minister, you would have done better, achieved a thousand times more, and  helped India’s cultural integrity, unity and amity – and therefore its prosperity – by the simple visual action of putting on a Muslim p...

  • 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...