Analysis

  • Loopholes in Hazare’s Stand

    With due respect to Anna Hazare’s decision to “fast unto death” as his campaign against corruption, one is compelled to deliberate on this move’s legitimacy, efficacy and apparent impact. First, corruption is not the onl...

  • Some important resolutions of Islamic Jurisprudence seminar

    Compiled and translated from Urdu by Ghitreef Shahbaz   Following are summaries of some important resolutions of the Islamic Fiqh Academy seminar held during 6-7 March:   Family system: (1) Both the separate and joint ...

  • Wikileaks unravels India’s dirty politics

    After United States, Wikileaks tornado has reached the shores of India. Its aftermath could be heard from the pavement to the parliament. The expose has re-defined the true essence of our politicians by unravelling the dubious nature and double...

  • Thackeray’s stand towards Indian Muslims

    Though it is difficult to believe Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s comments regarding his approach towards Indian Muslims as genuine, it would not be appropriate to ignore the same.

  • Reservation for Dalit Muslims

    In response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), the Supreme Court, on January 4, 2011, stated that it would examine the constitutional validity of Ranganath Misra Commission recommendati...

  • Kashmir problem: PM’s stand

    What should one understand by several efforts being made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to solve the Kashmir-problem? His words suggest that he himself is not sure of whether the Kashmir problem has neared the stage of a solution. This indica...

  • Overhaul Abusive Counter-terrorism Tactics: HRW

    India: Overhaul Abusive Counterterrorism Tactics Torture and Forced Confessions Alienate Populations, Bolster Militant Groups The Indian government should reform its justice system to ensure that abuses do not take place during  counte...

  • Godhra Verdict: Unanswered Questions!

    With due respect to Ahmedabad special court’s verdict in 2002 Godhra train fire case, several questions remain unanswered. Last month, the court convicted 31 people of criminal conspiracy in burning the train and acquitted 63. This also s...

  • Is real investigation of Malegaon 2006 blasts viable?

    Having failed to investigate at first, the Central Bureau of Investigation is at it again. There are awesome implications of the September 8, 2006 blasts that defy all attempts to inquire thoroughly. At the start the agencies made Abrar Ahmed t...

  • Judicial transparency is not an act of charity

    The Indian judiciary is once again in the news and this time too it is for appalling reasons. The national and regional media have been reporting in the past two weeks regarding the disproportionate wealth between the declared and known incomes...

  • Indian Muslims: Identity Crisis?

    Who is to be blamed for the impression held about Indian Muslims suffering from an 'identity-crisis,' which is partly linked with their 'ghetto-type' mentality? Before probing into this view, it would be relevant to analyze the degree to which Ind...

  • A bit of cancer remains in Supreme Court’s Judgment on Dara Singh

    Oncologists, cancer surgeons, take extra care when excising a malignant tumour from the human body. They make sure that not an iota, not one single cell remains of the tumour, lest it should blow up in full bloom some years later and send the p...

  • 2002 Godhra train burning eye opening facts

    Browse through the omissions and commissions in this brief 92 slide presentation. A presentation by Adv. Mukul Sinha & the New Socialist Movement, Gujarat Copy available on http://nsm.org.in

  • Demolition of Mosque in Delhi: How did news agencies cover it?

    In the morning of 12 January, 2010, a mosque, Noor Masjid, located in south Delhi’s Jangpura area was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) claiming to be it an ‘illegal’ construction on their land. The demolitio...

  • Today’s “Educated” Indian Muslim

    Whenever an impression is created of giving some importance to education of Indian Muslims, one is forced to view it from several angles. Undeniably, it is an issue that cannot be ignored. While it is pertinent to create and develop more avenues a...

  • Burney’s book: burning issues eclipsed behind controversy over Digvijay’s disclosure

    New Delhi: Points raised in Aziz Burney’s book, RSS ka Shadayantra 26/11?, got eclipsed in the hue-and-cry raised over Digvijay Singh’s statement about Hemant Karkare’s conversation.

  • Manufacturing “News:” To Win Muslims?

    Notwithstanding all the coverage given to the criticism voiced by several Congress leaders regarding extremists/terrorists associated with the saffron brigade, it is difficult to accept the same without raising a few questions. Of course, there is...

  • How Iran saved India – in 1994

    Dubai: India-Iran relations are in the grip of a noticeable chill. Ties between the two going downhill became evident, for the first time, when India did not stand by Iran and abstained from voting in the UN General Assembly on a Canada-sponsored ...

  • Varanasi blast: Saffron involvement must be probed

    On the banks of river Ganga, in Varanasi, a blast occurred at close vicinity while routine ritual of Aarti was being performed at Sheetla Ghat in the evening of 7th December, a day after the 18th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque i...

  • How Muslims could save the Babri Masjid?

    An effort should have been made to find out as to why the Muslim side lost the case despite overwhelming and supportive evidence in its favour. There is no evidence which has proved that Babri Masjid was built after the demolition of a temple. The...