Analysis

  • Indian Muslims & Political Secularism

    Ironically, most Indian politicians put on their best “secular” face during electoral season. The same show is being enacted now as a part of campaign for parliamentary elections. Using its “secularism vs. communalism” c...

  • Cabinet decision to Constitute Equal Opportunity Commission: two steps backwards

    By Irfan Engineer “Half a step forward, two steps backwards” would be an appropriate phrase to describe the measures taken by the UPA I & II towards ensuring justice and equality for the marginalized sections, particularly t...

  • Entire India wants AAP to discipline Police, starting from Delhi

    People in all Indian states are not only watching with great interest the lot of heat (without much light) which is being generated in India [where media, politicians, political and social activists and commentators etc are discussing recent ac...

  • Open Letter to Chairman, UP Sunni Central Waqf Board

    By Akmal Husain Having been associated in a responsible position with your esteemed institution, which is possibly the world’s largest community charitable institution, I feel the need to interact with you in order to remind you abou...

  • 2014 Polls & Rahul’s Political Future!

    If Congress party performs miserably in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, would it be fair to assume that political innings is over for the party and Rahul Gandhi? Though the Congress party has refrained from naming him as its prime mini...

  • “FIR against Teesta, attempt to derail Jafri’s protest petition against Modi”

    Ahmedabad: Activist Teesta Setalvad has alleged that the complaint filed against her, for allegedly usurping Rs 1.51 crore collected for turning Gulbarg Society into a museum, is a part of the sinister campaign to derail the Zakia Jafri protest...

  • Pradeep Sharma files Police Complaint against Narendra Modi, Amit Shah & others in Snoopgate

    By Mukul Sinha Pradeep Sharma finally approached the police to file his complaint against the illegal and unauthorized snooping and phone-tapping that was disclosed by Gulail and CobraPost websites sometime back. Pradeep Sharma on 6 Januar...

  • Indian Premier & Media

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has definitely made a valid point by commenting recently at a press conference that “History will be kinder to me than the media.” Certainly, Singh belongs to that class of Indian leaders who have not r...

  • The Stalkers – 2 : BJP lies exposed

    Gujarat intelligence and anti-terrorist squad officers stalked and snooped on Madhuri beyond the boundaries of the state. Her would-be husband, parents, brothers and friends were under surveillance too. And this had nothing to do with her perso...

  • Speedy justice only for a few!

    Are all ladies being ensured speedy justice? Are the Muslim women being denied the same? A study of several cases certainly indicates that justice still awaits numerous Muslim women. If judicial action can be taken speedily against Tarun Tejpal...

  • Historical Judgment on “Gays”

    After wavering on live-in relationship, which was a blow to family, Supreme Court of India has now pronounced a verdict that would safeguard the natural sexual relationship of men and women. It has set aside the Delhi High Court ruling that sou...

  • Muslim Vote & Assembly Elections

    Despite the political noise made about the Muslim vote, the recently held assembly elections convey a different message. The only state where Muslim voter’s presence can be sensed is Delhi. Of the 70 members in Delhi assembly, five are Mu...

  • Question of Justice

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court Advocate Vrinda Grover delivered the Third Prof. Iqbal Ansari Memorial Lecture on “Communal Violence and the Question of Justice: Notes from the Field and the Courtroom”  at FTK-CIT Hall of Jamia...

  • Democratic Gap in Indian Politics

    Notwithstanding all the democratic hype raised about Indian politics, it is indeed an irony that leaders here do not practice it fully. Undeniably, Mahatma Gandhi remembered as Father of the Nation took many democratic steps to reach out to the...

  • They & We

    They spent money for Islam We make money from Islam They brought others into the Ummah We send Muslims out of the Ummah Their leaders were the best of them Our leaders are the worst of us They measured Net Worth in character We me...

  • Righting Institutional Bias

    By Teesta Setalvad Six days into 2013, about a 1,000 kilometres away from the nation’s capital, in the faraway north Maharashtrian town of Dhule, a brutal police action, videographed in evidence,  documented the shameful killing...

  • Modi is hardly democratic

    What an irony really prevails in the Indian democratic set-up. On one hand, the country is hailed globally for being a “democratic” nation. On the other, time and again, most of us are forced to reflect on whether true democracy rea...

  • What about 80% of Gujarati Muslims, Mr. Modi!

    Modi and his team has met in Delhi to chalk out a strategy to bring Muslims, at least some of them, into its fold. They are planning to bring a “Muslim Vision Document” of their own. Modi has told the gathering that 20-25 pc of Musl...

  • Modi: a Nationalist Indian or a Hindu Nationalist?

    By Wahaj Hashmi Though more than seven months are left for 2014 elections, BJP has started its campaign by declaring Modi PM candidate. It seems that this time BJP is more serious about grabbing power. It has no big agenda now, like the build...

  • Modi’s Campaign: BJP Chasing a Political Mirage?

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s electoral campaign for parliamentary elections suggests that this party is totally confident of assuming power at the Centre with Narendra Modi at its prime ministerial candidate. The BJP is also goin...