Analysis

  • Bhandara Case: An Eye-Opener

    Paradoxically, criminal activities targeting women counter noise having been made frequently about Muslim women facing discrimination. The month of March began with nearly half a dozen cases reported within three days in the capital city of gir...

  • A complicated conspiracy

    Soon after the blasts in Hyderabad, BJP and anti-AIMIM elements started to link the blasts with the so-called hate speech of Akbaruddin Owaisi. Even in Parliament, BJP leaders raised this issue. The Hyderabad (Dilsukh Nagar) blast is a part of ...

  • Hyderabad bombed: why and by whom

    Why Hyderabad was bombed can be surmised though it is still too early to answer the second question as to who did it. Till early 1970s, Hyderabad had no communal tension. As a student there this writer had a pleasant surprise. Hailing from ...

  • Afzal Guru’s Fate Sealed By Law Or Politics?

    Capital punishment given to Afzal Guru is likely to be deliberated upon for quite some time. Just as the view that Guru was denied a fair trial cannot be ignored, the agitation of Kashmiris over his death cannot be sidelined. Despite there bein...

  • Tennis ace Sania to marry Pakistan cricketer

    India’s tennis sensation Sania Mirza and the former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik are set to tie the nuptial knot sometime this month. The families of the couple confirmed the news and said that there would be reception parties in...

  • Thackeray vs. Sania

    By K.P. Prakasam The Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray has criticized the Indian ace tennis star Sania Mirza for deciding to marry the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Mirza as if she has committed an unpardonable crime. Expressing his displea...

  • Right to Education & Muslims

    While welcoming the government’s decision to make education a fundamental right of children in the age group of six to fourteen, one wonders as to how far will it really help Indian Muslims. Undeniably, there still prevails the impression...

  • Women Reservation Bill vis-à-vis Muslim Women

    Finally the decks have been cleared for the passage of Women Reservation Bill, providing for 33 % reservation of the seats for women in the Parliament and State legislatures. The controversial Bill had been hanging fire for the last 15 years, b...

  • Farah Pandit: she came, she saw, er, she left...

    By Iftikhar Gilani New Delhi: She came, she saw, er she left. Breaking hopes and dreams, this decorous US representative for Muslim world, Farah Pandit, left, failing to inspire during her three day visit. Even while interacting with selec...

  • Judicial hammer for Modi!

    Irrespective of whether the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi may or may not appear for questioning by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in conection with the 2002 carnage, legally, he may exercise all available options to clear himself f...

  • A judicial murder and desperate politicians

    This opportunistic killing by a vengeful State presided over by a calculating party, shrugging off all Gandhian pretences of non-violence and secularism. If the Congress thinks the Muslims would forgive and forget come 2014, it had better think a...

  • Works waiting for K. Rahman Khan - iii

    By Syed Zafar Mahmood In order to ameliorate the long-drawn severe Muslim under-representation in India’s governance (less than one-fourth of the Muslim share in population), the Sachar Committee made a highly reasonable recommendati...

  • BJP vs Shinde & their Secular Credentials

    It is indeed an irony that BJP leaders are fairly agitated over the silence of some Congress leaders and remarks of others. Addressing his first news conference after being selected as BJP president, Rajnath Singh expressed astonishment over Pr...

  • Manmohan Singh - conspiracy theorist?

    By Feroze Mithiborwala & Kishore Jagtap The lies and misinformation campaign continues unchallenged.. But the issues raised by the PM are of immense significance to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and for those of us who have been ch...

  • Jaswant Singh: BJP’s Political “Pawn”?

    Notwithstanding all the hype raised about Jaswant Singh’s expulsion from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one is compelled to deliberate on what could be the party’s actual political strategy behind the entire drama. His expulsion has ...

  • Demand for expulsion of Shahnawaz and Naqvi to purify BJP

    New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Shahnawaz Hussain, Muslim members of BJP, appear to have become eye-sores to VHP's senior leader and former MP, Ram Vilas Vedanti because, according to him, BJP cannot win the hearts of Hindus unless the M...

  • RSS: BJP- Father, Son and Unholy Mission

    Mr. Advani has been calling Manmohan Singh as the weakest Prime Minister for quite some time. Recently Manmohan Singh decided to hit back and he reminded the nation about the role of Advani in Kandhar episode, Babri demolition and Gujarat viole...

  • High Court accepts CBI’s report in l'affaire Irshad and Qamar

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has overruled lower court's verdict in which, while describing CBI's report as incomplete it had refused bail to alleged terrorists Irshad Ali and Moarif Qamar who were given clean chit by CBI. The High Court...

  • NHRC Batla House Report: an analysis

    By Salman Sultan NHRC in its report on seemingly fake Batla House encounter has stated that "The scope of enquiry before the Commission is very limited.  The only question which we propose to consider is whether the police had op...

  • Political Drama: BJP Against Jaswant Singh

    Despite all the hype raised about Jaswant Singh’s expulsion from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over his book “Jinnah: India,Partition, Independence, ” the fact remains that little attention has been paid to his remaining listed...