Analysis

  • 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...

  • Mahabharat among Ram bhakts

    Ayodhya: The Ramayan is witnessing a Mahabharat in the present head-on collision between the Hindu Mahasabha on one side and R.S.S. with its affiliates VHP and BJP on the other side. In the national executive meeting of Mahasabha held recen...

  • facts that SC has to take note of on Ayodhya: Irfan Habib

    Noted historians Irfan Habib who is an authority on medieval economic and social history has expressed his unhappiness over the recent verdict on Ayodhya and has emphasised that in future the Apex Court has a lot of fundamental matters to consi...

  • 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...