Analysis

  • 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...

  • Kashmir: a view from the plains

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that if there is consensus the government would consider autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. Still there is no sign of mentioning it a second time let alone moving a resolution in the parliament. In the meanti...

  • Kashmir: insensitive Indian polity

    Definitely, Indian parliamentarians need to be credited for raising their voice in support of farmers’ agitation in Uttar Pradesh and against the state government led by Chief Minister Mayawati. Death of three farmers in police firing at ...

  • Kashmir – a paradise on fire

    Jhelum is on fire since June 11 when a school boy Tufail Ahmad Matto was killed by a bullet from police: The ire has claimed dozens of lives since. The vicious circle of fire-protest-fire seems to have no end. There are several factors resp...

  • Rage among youth in Kashmir

    Srinagar: After many days of undeclared curfew, hartal and severe restrictions on the movement of people, it was a day of freedom on 27 July. I had to go for some shopping and also to understand the mood of people and overhear their conversatio...

  • Kashmir: Who failed, where?

    It is indeed amazing that respected leaders are still apparently unaware of how to tackle the Kashmir-crisis. Even now, when they are giving the impression of considering a humanitarian approach towards it, it is difficult to take the apparent ...

  • The BJP Drama & the upcoming Rahul vs Modi Show

    By playing this mindless dynasty politics game endlessly, Congress party is also putting at risk the secular structure of the nation's polity and an equitable future for the religious and ethnic minorities in the nation.

  • Beware of NDA Allies!

    The anointment of Modi could disturb the equations. It is not that NDA allies are unhappy inside their hearts about the change of guards in BJP.

  • Bipolar BJP suits Hindutva

    The stage is now set for BJP to begin the election campaign. Modi will polarize the people on communal lines and Advani will keep the NDA flock together.

  • American Muslim Politics Is Going Nowhere

    Washington: It is almost nine years since the fateful Septemeber 11, 2001, a date with destiny when Al Qaeda terrorists attacked in New York and Washington DC. That infamous date turned the prospets of the American Muslim community upside down....

  • India-Pakistan talks: implications of failure

    By Firdaus Ahmed India and Pakistan have in the failed meeting of their two foreign ministers agreed to meet once again next December. This can be seen as a ‘gain’ only if no terrorist intervention rocks the interim. In case of...

  • Jamaat-e Islami Central Shura’s resolutions

    New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind held its Central Advisory Council (CAC) four-day session at its headquarters here in mid-May. The session demanded: CBI: It is not possible to restore confidence in this agency unless and until necessary a...

  • Controversial AFSPA completes 55 years despite protests for its removal

    Imphal: It has been 55 years since the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was first introduced. The longest demonstration against it has been on in Manipur with Irom Sharmila on a fast for over 12 years now. This April, R...

  • Conspiracy of Silence

    By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Mohammad Khalid Mujahid, an accused in a blast case of 2007, died mysteriously on May 19 while being taken to Lucknow jail from Faizabad court. The man had no history of heart disease or any symptom related to a...

  • Illusory “Muslim Appeasement”

    If Muslims were actually appeased in India, politically, socially and of course, economically, the respected politicians would be left without any political-card to woo votes of country’s largest minority community. There would not have b...

  • Illusory “Muslim Appeasement”

    If Muslims were actually appeased in India, politically, socially and of course, economically, the respected politicians would be left without any political-card to woo votes of country’s largest minority community. There would not have b...

  • New gods in Kashmir devouring more sacrifices

    When John Milton describes the horrid deity of Moloch in The Paradise Lost he speaks of it as covered with the tears of mothers and the blood of innocent children sacrificed to the deity. Slowly the situation in the valley of Kashmir is reverti...

  • Statement on the fast worsening situation in Kashmir

    As concerned Indian citizens some of whom played a role in solving the Amarnath-related crisis two years back, we are seriously worried at the fast deteriorating situation in the Valley of Kashmir which has witnessed the senseless killing of ov...

  • Bloodbath in Kashmir

    We know that Kashmir has been brutalised through curfews and bullets for the last twenty days. Though this brutalisation and oppression has been continuing since Kashmir was divided and occupied by India and Pakistan in 1947, it has taken a per...