Analysis

  • 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...

  • Bihar Verdict & Muslim Votes

    Though the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders were confident of winning Bihar elections, they had not expected such a stunning victory. The sweeping victory of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Bihar ass...

  • Live-in relationships and the Supreme Court

    The judgement recognises the rights of a woman from the man if both of them, though not formally married, are living like husband and wife. In other words, they are helping each other and are not living together merely for sexual purpose. The rela...

  • Babri dispute: do not repeat past mistakes

    On one side fighting the Babri Masjid case but on the other hand holding meetings, protests and demonstration. The Court will take no cognisance of the number of meetings and protest demonstrations held by Muslims. On the contrary, it will benefit...

  • Ayodhya & today’s Indian!

    Notwithstanding the fact that media and political noise made over Ayodhya-issue has recently led to certain tension and panic in the country; it cannot be missed that there has prevailed peace and calm across the nation. On the one hand, this is s...