Analysis

  • Vice-President Ansari on the emerging Muslim identity

    Suggesting ways for Muslim empowerment, advising the community to come out of a “sense of victimhood”, neglect of Urdu by the government, discrimination of Muslim women and the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Vic...

  • Reservation: Another Muslim Issue

    There indeed is a strange irony in which issues regarding Indian Muslims are dealt with politically and by the media. Little time is spent in labeling them as “suspect terrorists,” holding their organizations as responsible for &ldq...

  • Prosecute all indicted by Liberhan: AIMPLB

    All India Muslim Personal Law Board in its Executive Committee meeting held at Darul Uloom Nadwathul Ulama in Lucknow demanded from the central government to prosecute all those indicted by the Liberhan Commission.    Mr. Abdul Ra...

  • In Vibrant Gujarat, 98% Dalits have to drink tea in separate cups

    Sanand (Ahmedabad dist): This is the taluka where Tata Motors has set up its small car project. Nano has become a symbol of Gujarat’s pride and became a centre of attraction at the last Vibrant Gujarat investment summit in January 2009. ...

  • Repentant Karsevak

    Kishan Ganj: Strange are the ways of God. Balbir Singh, grandson of Chaudhary Shyam Singh who was at one time Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana was well-built, strong and courageous. He was chosen to head the group of Kar Sevaks from Panipat (Ha...

  • Gujarat: ghettoes in the making

    As per the report in a section of media recently(November 2009) the UK based Muslim Charities have warned Muslims living in the relief colonies set up in the wake of Gujarat carnage, that they must abide by a code of conduct: no TV, no music, e...

  • Ill-omen for free thinking

    Are we living in a fascist and totalitarian state where even innocuous comments are censored and the persons are put behind the bars? Where’s much hyped freedom of speech and expression? The two girls in Bombay just voiced the sentiments ...

  • Pigeonholing Muslim Community

    TOI reported on Dec. 7 that a 33-year-old Muslim woman in the UK beat her son to death for not memorising Qur’anic verses. Just a couple of days prior to this sensational news, Pune Miror  reported that a 32-year-old Muslim woman in ...

  • Kashmir High Court Ruling on Talaq

    A recent ruling of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir on the Islamic procedure for extra-judicial divorce by Muslim men has raised many eyebrows in and outside the state. As usual, it is being described as ‘un-Islamic’ and hence ...

  • Gujarat Elections & the Muslim Vote

    Ironically, a little too much importance is being given to the role of Muslim vote in the Gujarat assembly elections. With Muslims being around 10 percent of the state’s population and as elections are viewed as primarily a key battle bet...

  • Are we ready for Islamic banking?

    By Mansoor Durrani mansoord@gmail.com In the beginning of 6th century AD, Arabian Peninsula was lying in the deep valleys of darkness. Attacking and robbing neighboring tribes was a norm; burying daughters alive was a tradition; capturin...

  • Mumbai attack: A New Twist

    Credit must be given to parents of three young couples killed in 26/11 Mumbai blasts for not being taken for a ride by primarily only external elements — “Pakistan sponsored” – being blamed for the terror attack. Indeed,...

  • RSS and Minorities

    The new RSS Sarsanghchalak, Mr. Mohan Bhagawat told Minorities (Sept 20, 2009) that they should join RSS and see that ‘our intentions are clear and our behavior is good’. As per him all Muslims in India were Hindus in the past. They...

  • Picking governors: plea for transparency

    By K.G. Kannabiran kg.kannabiran@gmail.com   Recently, two former I.B. chiefs have been appointed as Governors of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. With this, all “problem states” now have police officers as Governers. ...

  • Muslim voice in the fourth estate

    Notwithstanding the hard fact that Muslims in India are still discriminated against and there still prevails a communal prejudice at various levels targeting them, some importance must be given to the other side of the picture. The alacrity wit...

  • Israeli official meets “Muslim leaders”

    Lucknow: Great concern was expressed in the weekly meeting of the organisation 'Ali Congress' held on 1 February over the news published in an Urdu daily according to which, on Israeli embassy's secretary Sharon Repaport's arriv...

  • Bid to drag India to fight American war in Afghanistan

    By Feroze Mithiborwala Over the course of the last two days, the matter of the Military and strategic involvement of the Indian forces in Afghanistan is getting all the more clearer. The strategic objective that propelled the Mumbai 26/11 ...

  • Reservation for Muslims: a mirage

    The new zeal with which Indian Muslim leaders are demanding reservation for the country's Muslim community particularly in government jobs is certainly a welcome move, but also one which requires a little more deliberation. Considering that...

  • Taking on Mr. Modi’s Chief Cheerleader: Chetan Bhagat

    To have Chetan Bhagat as an unpaid PR man can prove a boon for Modi's incipient national campaign. It is important to interrogate Mr. Bhagat, lest his writings going uncontested lend ballast on Mr. Modi's journey to Delhi.

  • Islamophobia of “Press Twist of India”

    By NM Sampathkumar Iyangar   A passenger, about 60 years old, was getting his personal baggage checked at the security check booth of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 10. The security man found what l...