Analysis

  • Ayodhya verdict challenged by JUH in the SC

    New Delhi: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) moved the Supreme Court on 15 November against the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on Ayodhya. The appeal was filed by JUH counsel Anis Suharawardy. JUH in its appeal said,”The core finding in the...

  • Ayodhya case in the apex court

    The Ayodhya-dispute has taken a new turn with Allahabad High Court verdict having been challenged in the Supreme Court by Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH). Since the High Court verdict, various people and organizations have voiced their stand against ...

  • No convincing clues yet

    New Delhi: Inspite of Rs 10 lakh award declared by the police, there seems to be no breakthrough in the one-month-old incident of firing near the Jama Masjid. There have been arrests not only in Delhi but even in Mumbai. However, there are cont...

  • Communal Conflict & Amicable Settlement

    The hype raised about reaching an out-of-court settlement on Ayodhya issue is disturbing. Politically, this can be viewed from two angles. One is that politicians fearing negative impact of their support for either side and/or judicial verdict ...

  • Extremism can sabotage national unity over Babri

    The sorry state of affairs involving Babri mosque was on account of extremism. To grab power the BJP, which came in existence in 1980, chose extremism in their agenda and revived the movement for Ram temple at Ayodhya. This residual tendency wa...

  • The Second Demolition of Babri

    By Nivedita Menon I am shattered by what it does, by its implications for democracy, and by the statement it makes about what we can expect in the future. My rage is growing with every statesman-like pronouncement from one pompous man ...

  • Ayodhya & Kashmir

    Communication revolution, ironically, cannot be de-linked from both the issues- Ayodhya and Kashmir- which have been of late in news for a considerable period of time. While both the issues still remain at a long distance far from being conside...

  • Indian Muslim leaders condemn the Israeli President’s statement

    New Delhi: Press Trust of India reported on 18 June that the Israeli President Shimon Peres has asked India to shed its “carefulness” in ties with Israel. He said “New Delhi should overcome its ‘cautious’ approach ...

  • Finally it is out: Modi was behind Ishrat’s encounter

    Calling IB as Intelligence Bureau of rogues and thugs and Modi playing in their hands may not go down well with the upstarts chanting NaMo for the post of the prime minister because he is worse than Pol Pot. The chief minister of Gujarat wa...

  • BJP’s Muslim-Card

    It is difficult, virtually impossible, to be led by several BJP leaders’ comments regarding their concern for the welfare of the Indian Muslims. If it was not election time, the same leaders would have probably remained silent about this ...

  • Jiah (Nafisa) Khan’s suicide: Underlying Bollywood’s uncertainty

    The suicide of 25-year-old ebullient actress Jiah (Nafisa) Khan once again reveals the dark side to Bollywood. A string of heartbreaks can be ostensibly attributed to this extreme step, but the reality is that showbiz is an uncertain world wher...

  • Naked Social Discrimination in Hinduism

    I’m groping for suitable words to condemn the news that the Madurai police have booked the son of a priest for making an 11-year-old Dalit boy carry footwear on his head after the latter passed through a non-Dalit street (Pune Mirror, Jun...

  • With Muslim Ummah at a Low Point, Are Muslims Ready for Ramadan?

    Six months ago the year 2013 dawned with much hope for the Muslim Umma. There was hope that the Arab Spring will continue to blossom in the Arab-Muslim countries, bringing more democracy, pluralism, removal of poverty for the common Muslims. Th...

  • BJP’s Game-plan & Modi’s “Elevation”

    What can be said about the intra-party disturbances within BJP regarding differences over elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? Certainly, if the entire party entertained the same approach regarding Modi’s elevation, there wo...

  • Foreigners’ issue in Assam

    By M. H. Rahman hasib_r12@yahoo.com The objective of the so-called movement against “foreigners” in Assam was actually against all non-Assamese speaking people, particularly the Bengali people, residing in the state. On the f...

  • Inter-faith marriages

    By Zafar Anwar Shakarpuri The curse of inter-religion marriages in society these days has assumed the form of an infectious disease. Some people consider it as a symbol of secularism, though such marriages are in no way compatible with Ind...

  • “Saffron” Terrorism

    What can be said about the noise made in Rajya Sabha over Home Minister P.C. Chidambaram having expressed his concern about “saffron terrorism” while addressing top police officers in the capital city last month? Against the backdro...

  • College Principal: Muslims spoil college atmosphere

    Najibabad: Principal of MDS Inter College, Vinod Kumar Arora, has been accused of corruption, exploitation and discrimination against Muslim students and demanding bribes for giving admission to students. A number of people in a joint letter to...

  • CPI(M)’s internal clash

    Vijaywada: Though no head rolled during the clash of titans the CPI(M) after its four-day conclave last month emerged a bit reconciled having patched up its squabbles. While Karat survived the onslaught from Andhra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, ...

  • Lessons of intolerance in MP colleges

    As the Madhya Pradesh government formed a committee to ‘scrutinize’ Kashmiri students, panic gripped thousands of Kashmiris studying in the BJP-ruled state. Thousands of students from Kashmir pursue post-graduate and other courses i...