Analysis

  • Gujarat: Muslims Still Await Justice

    More than 21,000 people are still living in transit relief camps in Gujarat. In other words, 10 years have passed by and they are still awaiting to return to their homes and lands.

  • The Current crisis in “Bodoland”

    The so-called “Bodoland” consists of four lower Assam districts (Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang and Udalguri) which together are known as Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) and are administered by the Bodoland Territorial C...

  • Bangladeshis in India: myth and reality

    The Assam violence between Bodos and Muslims, alleged by some to be Bangldeshi infiltrators, has a long chain of repercussions. The number of dead is nearly ninety. Killings are continuing and the people who have been displaced are over four la...

  • Riot with many contrasts

    Communal formations of both Muslim and Hindu, in turn spread hatred against the 'other' religious community and violence in the name of religion came to be a tragic part of our nation.

  • The Current Assam strife

    An introductory note & reading material compiled by Zafarul-Islam Khan, Editor, The Milli Gazette, prepared on the occasion of the dharna and all-party conference on Assam, New Delhi, 6 September 2012

  • Violence in Mumbai – Assam and Burma Killings of Muslims

    The way things were happening for the last few weeks it was not surprising that violence on such scale took place in Mumbai. It was, as if, in store. Large-scale propaganda was going on that Muslims are being killed all over the world. There is...

  • Sangh Parivar’s Anti-Muslim Stand

    Paradoxically, to this day certain anti-Muslim elements are bent on targeting them for reasons that have practically little validity. One of them is objection of Muslims in general regarding singing Vande Matram. Well, whatever are the reasons,...

  • Minorities vs Minorities: The New Right-Wing Gameplan for 2014

    Before joining the Times of India in 1993 as a roving correspondent, I was part of the radical Left movement led then by the CPI-ML (Liberation). However, sufferings of Dalits, Adivasis and the working classes-natural Left constituencies-did no...

  • Urdu Media On Mumbai Police Comm. Patnaik’s Transfer

    The transfer of Arup Patnaik, Mumbai Police Commissioner, is seen with suspicion by the Urdu media. Though Maharashtra Home Minister Mr. R R Patil has maintained that Patnaik, for his good work, was promoted, the media believes otherwise.

  • Exposed: Political Agenda of Hazare & Modi

    The political credentials of two leaders are facing a strong socio-political test. One is Anna Hazare and the other is Narendra Modi. Since last year, through hunger strikes, demonstrations and other means of protest, Hazare had succeeded in dr...

  • Bias & Muslims: Unbiased Approach

    Of late, some attention has been paid to bias Muslims, including celebrities, suffer on religious grounds. Yes, this is true. But would it be fair to analyze this issue from only a subjective angle conveying the impression that only Muslims in ...

  • Masjid, Money and Muslims: demolition of Bhilwara Mosque

    By Prof. M. Hasan A universal belief is that a mosque is always a mosque, can’t be sold or demolished. However, crony capitalism can destroy a mosque and Muslim soul. Demolition of centuries-old Qalandari Masjid atop Tiranga Hills, Pu...

  • Presidential Polls & Ethnic Cards

    Ironically, the alacrity with which ethnic and caste cards are played during elections at practically all levels, one is forced to question their usage. Is politics of this nature leading to polarization of vote-banks or not? Sadly, even electi...

  • A Nice Idea Fraught With Deadly Risks

    + Pic Haj has been difficult for pilgrims visiting the Holy Land from distant countries in all ages. As recently as the first quarter of the 20th century, pilgrims from India were warned of pirates on the high seas and wandering bands o...

  • Has UPA Really Helped Muslims?

    Has Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) fulfilled the promises it made several years ago to help in the progress of Indian Muslims? The importance of an answer to this question is certainly linked with parliamentary elections schedul...

  • A Nice Idea Fraught With Deadly Risks

    Easing the burden of Hajis is a noble goal, but a lot of caution is required for endorsing the new move, writes MOHAMMAD ZEYAUL HAQUE.

  • Muslim Trump Card

    Both so-called national political parties and their coalitions, UPA and NDA, are in serious disarray and disintegration. Both have reached this stage by antagonizing Muslim voters in states as well as on national level. Their reputation has bee...

  • The Weak Must Not Expect Justice

    Over the last few weeks things have happened which have confirmed our belief (if we had any doubts) that in India justice is not generally available to the poor and the powerless. There are any number of glaring instances of institutional denia...

  • Modi & Gujarati Muslims

    Ironically, communalism has yet to be defeated in Gujarat and secularism is being put to test here once again, with assembly elections scheduled for later this year. How can communalism be considered as defeated here till ghost of Gujarat carna...

  • An open letter to SIT Chief Shri R.K. Raghavan

    Dear Shri R.K. Raghavan, These days we have been reading every day about your ‘clean chit’ to Shri Narendra Modi, the Gujarat Chief Minister about his responsibility for the Gujarat riots of 2002 in general and about the Ehsan J...