Analysis

  • Ayodhya dispute: ideas for an amicable settlement

    + Pic The sanctity of Ayodhya is significant because the city has so far never witnessed any communal violence. The city is not only considered sacred for the Hindus but also for Muslims, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists as all share some hist...

  • The Muslim-Vote In West Bengal Polls

    It is indeed ironical that respected politicians suddenly become aware of the importance held by Muslim votes only when elections are in the air. Should it thus be assumed that hype raised about Muslim votes while campaigning is confined only t...

  • Preliminary fact-finding report on the Chintalnar March 2011 massacre in Chhattisgarh

    A 13-member fact-finding team visited the Chintalnar Area of Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to probe into the incidents of atrocities perpetrated by the Salwa Judum and the state forces on the adivasis living in this area during 11-16 March...

  • Anti-Corruption Drive: Already De-railed

    Even before the so-called anti-corruption movement has actually begun, questions are being raised over credentials of some members supposedly seriously involved in the same. And this raises the question, should this phase be genuinely considere...

  • Babri Masjid vs Taj Mahal

    Babri Masjid (BM): I came into existence when perhaps on the order of Mughal Emperor Babur, Mir Baqi completed construction in the year 1528. Babur, who established Mughal Empire in India after defeating Ibrahim Lodhi, was very considerate to t...

  • On Imam of Ka’bah’s visit — Many Fukushimas within

    ...the Imam is leading the prayers at the most sacred place of Islam, we follow him in prayer but the sect and school of thought with which he is associated, is not followed by the majority in the Muslim world...

  • 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...