Analysis

  • 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...

  • Selective Justice in Tahiliyani’s Terror Court

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar Special terror court judge ML Tahiliyani must be the happiest man on earth today. During a hectic year of high-pressure work, he has been hearing politically the most explosive court case in the short post-coloni...

  • Judicial Imbalance: Qasab faces trial, others face guns

    Even though it may take years, perhaps a decade or two before Ajmal Amir Qasab actually faces death, the punishment has been welcomed across the country. Ironically, the Indian judicial and legal system has not taken too long to pronounce Qasab...

  • Bihari Identity Assumes A New Importance!

    Only three of the 40 legislators in Lok Sabha from Bihar are Muslims, with one each from Janta Dal-United (JD-U), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Muslims form around 16.5 percent of the population of Bihar. Only 19 of the 243-mem...

  • Industrial Development in Sultanat-e Khudadad

    By Mohammad Yusoof Though there is no need to recount contributions of Muslims, some landmarks and achievements of the Sultanat-e Khudadad are mentioned here for a glimpse of that kingdom and its founders. Tipu Sultan called his state&...

  • Sanjay’s “Crime” Not Linked With Bombay Blasts

    With due respect to the hype created about film actor Sanjay Dutt having been sentenced to five-year jail term for illegal possession of weapons, only a part of news is being highlighted. Dutt’s possession of weapons is linked with the 19...

  • Waman Meshram: fighter for the downtrodden

    Have you ever seen a mass or even a local Muslim leader, social, religious, political or otherwise, who doesn’t mind standing in a long queue with his cadres and followers waiting for his turn to fill his plate from the buffet table? Prob...

  • Disturbing Signals For BJP

    Even before the BJP had recovered from the impact of certain comments of its senior leader, LK Advani, the party received a blow from Janata Dal-United (JD-U), its ally in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).  While addressing a massive...

  • Did Ambedkar pitch for beef ban?

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar The war cry to save ‘mother cow’ has ominously been revived. It is one issue that triggered more anti-Muslim riots in India than any other. The latest to sound the bugle for the next bout is Varun Gan...

  • Gujarat evacuees’ message for Modi

    It is indeed ironical that the state, which was less than a decade ago rocked by the worst communal carnage of this century, appears oblivious of religious sentiments prevailing among the people. Yes, this refers to virtual negligence displayed...