Analysis

  • 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...

  • Indian Muslims: without a leader!

    With issue of leadership crisis afflicting Indian Muslims in “news,” it is relevant to consider it from several angles. First, Muslim community is not the only one facing this problem. It would be erroneous to view any one political...

  • Urdu Media viciously attacks Israel

    Arab world, Israel and its supporters this time round are on the target of Urdu media. There has been an overall criticism of people and countries opposed to the Palestinian rights and Hamas’ aggressive approach towards Jews. Among all Ur...

  • Khalid Mujahid’s death: Indian Muslim leadership dead?

    After thoroughly examining the newspapers since last Monday, one thing is proved that Muslims political leadership in U.P. have freeze their mouth and legitimately they can be declared ‘dead’ except few Muslim political parties.

  • Who rules India? Who owns India?

    With World Cup 2010 opening in South Africa, world media attention is focused on practically all facets of South African life. The young leaders of ANC’s youth wing told a BBC reporter that while Africans rule the country, they do not own...

  • Fact-Finding report on the Dhulia Police firing

    A fact-finding team from the All India Secular Forum consisting of Dr Suresh Khairnar( Nagpur), Mayatai Choure (Kamptee), Ranjit Pardeshi (Dhulia), Adv. Karim Salar (Jalgaon), Rahul Wagh (Dhulia) and Asif (Malegaon) visited Dhulia city on 12 Ma...

  • Demographic Dividend and the Indian Muslims - ii

    While the global Muslim population is expected to grow at a faster rate than the non- Muslim population, the Muslim population nevertheless is expected to grow at a slower pace in the next two decades than it did in the previous two decades.

  • Karnataka: Sonia Succeeds, Modi Fails!

    The sweeping victory of Congress in Karnataka assembly polls has certainly turned tables against the BJP in more ways than one. BJP had apparently expected that its campaign-strategy, a preparatory exercise for coming parliamentary elections, w...

  • The Grapes of wrath from Aurangabad: Ultra Hindu terrorism is more dangerous

    The historic city of Aurangabad is in turmoil along with Beed, Nanded, Hingoli, etc. Never before, not even during the police action which ended the  Nizam rule, did the minority community feel so much outraged as now for a whole week and ...

  • Sarabjit vs. Qateel Siddiqui

    Our government is robbing us our rights and liberties one after another under the guise of protecting us. UAPA has been so strengthened and fortified that even these lines are enough to send its writer to prison under the new and modified POTA, th...

  • Love for Urdu, Sufism? Devout, non-servile? She sure is spy!

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar Indian Embassy staffer in Islamabad, Madhuri Gupta, who was called ‘for consultation’ on SAARC summit, has suddenly been discovered to be a Pakistan spy. The media gives even more importance to her th...

  • “Suspect” Muslims: Innocent Victims!

    Legal as well as political developments regarding Ayodhya-issue only suggest that it may take years, perhaps decades, for the final verdict to be ever delivered. Nearly two decades have passed since the mosque’s demolition. The guilty par...