Analysis

  • 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...

  • “Forces of Hindutva are scorpions”: Aiyar

    By Hafeezur Rahman Mr Digvijay Singh said that Dr Javed Jamil’s book “based on facts and figures from across the world would be a fitting answer to those who try to paint Muslims as uncivilized and lovers of violence.” He...

  • 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...