Analysis

  • 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...

  • Awareness key to curb pre-birth gender selection

    Srinagar: Adverse child sex-ratio in Jammu & Kashmir rings alarm bell across the state with fingers pointing towards various causes and consequences of the issue. Jammu & Kashmir government proposes to constitute a State Level Monitorin...

  • Withdrawal of Controversial Ordinance

    What does one learn from the comment made recently by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in which he has asked state governments to ensure that innocent Muslims are not arrested in terror cases? He is well aware that Muslims have been wron...

  • India’s brain drain persists

    By P. Pushkar Many researchers who have been looking at data on international migration believe that the ideas of “brain drain” and “brain gain” have become less relevant in the 21st century. Instead, there are sign...

  • Religious intervention programmes an effective tool in dealing with pre-birth gender selection

    Religious intervention programmes an effective tool in dealing with pre-birth gender selection - Afsana Rashid Srinagar: [1, 587 words] Unanimously raising their voice and concerns about pre-birth gender selection, religious scholars, here ...

  • From Ayodhya to Muzaffarnagar

    If parliamentary elections were not around the corner, most probably Muzaffarnagar would not have witnessed communal disturbances that it did recently. This naturally raises the question as to who and what should be held responsible for this ha...

  • Muzaffarnagar 2013: Violence by Political Design

    The fact finding team has concluded that there was a plan to end decades of coexistence and 'cleanse' certain villages of the Muslim presence.

  • When will India root out the tyranny of the Majority?

    The short answer could be: when it suits the West. Egyptian episode is fresh, when an elected President was overthrown and put in prison on trumped up charges, the West with an overwhelming support from paid spin doctors, filing out reams of an...

  • Female child usually unwanted by Kashmiri parents

    A five-month old pregnant woman approaches a gynaecologist in one of the remote areas in north Kashmir. Prior to this, the woman had faced abortions four times. “I took it as high risk pregnancy and started investigations, accordingly...

  • Abuse of Parliamentary Democracy

    It is not for the first time that India is hitting headlines for its democratic weaknesses. The ease with which there prevails a tendency to discriminate against Muslims, label them as terrorists and target innocent members of minority communit...

  • Inauguration of www.pheku.in

    www.pheku.in is a new and forward-moving engagement with India’s new struggle for democratic space. The last five years have seen a significant and often angry civil society mobilization against what is perceived as a descent into anarchy...

  • Increasing Clashes: Political or Communal?

    Of late, Indian media appears to be giving a new importance to the “increase” in communal clashes in several parts of the country. From one angle, the media certainly has an important role to play where reporting news is concerned. ...