Analysis

  • 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. ...

  • Menace of Pre-birth gender selection in Kashmir

    Srinagar: A case came up before Srinagar district mediation centre recently wherein a woman had undergone abortion thrice on the pretext that there was some genetic problem and she couldn’t carry on with her pregnancy after a certain peri...

  • Telangana – Rhetoric & Muslims

    The decision of  the Congress Party to favour bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh (AP) to carve out a new state, Telangana, appears loaded with some promises for Muslims in the area. If Telangana is formed, those favouring it, are talking loudly...

  • Manipulations in J&K official records

    By Syed Junaid Hashmi Official statements, contradicting official reports and records only strengthen the impunity security forces enjoy in Jammu and Kashmir. Though several official statements have claimed penalisation of accused security...

  • Religion & Terrorism

    It is not the first time that persons linked with saffron brigade have been taken into custody for several terrorist operations. Nor is it the first time that they have been accused of indulging in communal and/terrorist activities. The nation-...

  • Mr President: allow law to take its course in Ishrat case

    Respected Rashtrapatiji, I am a former DGP of Gujarat State and I retired form service on 28 February 2007. I have submitted a lot of evidence (9 Affidavits - 663 pages and other documents) to judicial bodies probing into the 2002 anti-minori...

  • Political Rhetoric: Secularism vs Communalism

    Strangely, there is no denying that rival national parties are indirectly helping each other by indulging in the blame game focused on issues such as secularism and communalism. Were parliamentary elections not round the corner, most probably t...

  • Curious case of TN police preventing ex-Maoists’ return to electoral path

    We, the undersigned, wish to bring to the public’s notice a curious case of doublespeak by the state. The central and state governments constantly advise Maoists to give up arms and join the mainstream. But, in Tamil Nadu, the government ...

  • Indian Democracy: A One-Sided Process!

    Fake encounters, with innocent Muslims usually being victims, prompts deliberation on the degree to which India can be viewed as a truly democratic country. Constitutionally, as per democratic norms, each Indian citizen is regarded as equal. Th...

  • All-religion seven-storied centre to come up in Ayodhya

    Lucknow: There is a spurt in conferences, seminars, public statements, all directed to spin the Ayodhya urn. So, everyone is trying to remain in a possible hog-light with suggestions and recommendations, sometime sponsored and sometime well...