Analysis

  • Maharashtra Elections: A Strong, Secular Message

    How should one view the victory of Congress in recent assembly polls, particularly that in Maharashtra? Muslims and all non-Marathi voters in Maharashtra should welcome the electoral verdict as it is indeed a blow against the attempt made by sa...

  • Government to recruit Muslims in security forces and secret agencies

    New Delhi: The central government, in order to stop large-scale infiltration from the neighbouring countries, has now decided to recruit Muslims in security forces, it is reliably learnt. Under this decision, Muslims will be recruited in large ...

  • Is it a crime to be born a Muslim in India?

    The rising tide of communal violence since 1980s has consolidated the communal politics in India. The party riding on the chariot of religious nationalism became the second largest party and tasted power at the center for six long years. Entren...

  • Dr Syed Abdul Mannan

    By Mohammad Himayatul Muqeet Siddiqi A well-known physician and a sincere humanitarian, Dr Syed Abdul Mannan, a true representative of Hyderabadi culture and traditions, passed away on July 17, 2009, at the ripe age of 94. Born in Hyde...

  • Masterminds of bomb blasts in the eyes of Police

    All Muslims of India are not terrorists but all terrorists caught are Muslims. After learning this lesson from CIA and Mossad, Indian police have found out a way of always harassing and humiliating Muslims. Now whenever a bomb blast takes place...

  • JUH-Fatwa: Needless Stir

    Ironically, political stir raised over fatwa issued by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) on Vande Mataram earlier this month at its 30th general session held in Deoband bears all possible symbols of being deliberately indulged in to gain some media cov...

  • Unholy Alliance using “Love Jihad” fiction

    At a point of time there was a slogan by RSS combine, "Pehle Kasai Phir Isai" (First the Muslims then the Christians). That was the pattern of communal violence. First it began against Muslims and in the decade of 1990s Christians wer...

  • 'Jeewan Citizens Service Centre' in Jama Masjid area

    New Delhi: A 'Jeewan Citizens Service Centre' was inaugurated in Jama Masjid area by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit under Bhagidari plan. The Centre will be run and managed by Shahjahanabad Welfare Society. This Centre will be help...

  • Babri: the guilty 68

    The Liberhan Commission of Inquiry that probed the Babri mosque demolition on Dec 6, 1992 has found 68 people, including former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, culpable.  The commission’s report was tabled in Parliament on 24 No...

  • Babri Masjid Demolition And Liberhan Report

    Justice Liberhan Commission was set up 10 days after the demolition of Babri Masjid and it took 17 long years and 48 extensions before it submitted the report on 30 June 2009. It was tabled in Parliament on 24 November two days after the Indian...

  • Media & Terrorism

    There is little doubt that media can play a crucial role in influencing opinion of people regarding sensitive issues, including terrorism. At the international conference of jurists on terrorism in Delhi (Nov. 21-22), Chief Justice of India K.G...

  • Will Mulayam's return to Muslims make difference?

    Both Mulayam Singh and Kalyan Singh could not help each other and therefore they are back to their past folds. But given the political equation, things do not seem to be that easy for both of them. Mulayam is trying to woo Muslims back whereas ...

  • The Emerging Culture of Political Hinduism

    Satya Sai Baba of Puthaparthi in his recent tour of Mumbai (Nov. 2009) was invited by the Maharashtra Chief Minister designate, Ashok Chavan to his official residence, Varsha, for blessing the house and for puja (invocation). When criticsed for...

  • Tax benefits of Hindu Undivided Family (HUF)

    If you have to open a bank account in India there is long form to fill with lots of details. And if you want to open a current account, the bank will ask you for what you want it. Is the firm a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Trust, Society, ...

  • Caste system a reality in Church?

    By Fr. Anand Muttungal The Times of India reported recently that while hearing the petition on issue of Scheduled Caste status to Christians, the Chief Justice of India, K G Balakrishnan asked , "Would the Christians admit that they prac...

  • Liberhan Report: Nothing New

    Ironically, nothing new has come to light with tabling of Liberhan Commission report in the Parliament and the related debate on it. People from the beginning have been fairly well aware about individuals and parties  who are responsible f...

  • Caste system must be abolished: SC

    New Delhi: In a stinging verdict on upper castes' atrocities against Dalits, the Supreme Court has called upon the government to take some urgent steps to abolish the centuries-old Hindu caste system while sentencing four Thakurs from Uttar...

  • Liberhan Report: painful wait for Justice

    The Liberhan Commission submitted its four volume report to the Government on 30 June 2009, almost 17 years after its appointment, one of the longest time taken by any commission. Liberhan's claim that the report got delayed due to non coop...

  • Works waiting K. Rahman Khan - i

    By Syed Zafar Mahmood Now that K. Rahman Khan (KRK) has taken over as the new Minister of Minority Affairs, the UPA Government’s remaining tenure in the Centre is less than one and a half years. Within the first week of him in office...

  • Stage Set for Modi’s National Ambitions

    Does return to power in Gujarat really spell an entry onto the national political stage for the highly controversial Narendra Modi? It was clear from day one that prospects of defeating the BJP in Gujarat, that too under Modi’s command, w...