Analysis

  • 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...

  • Elegy of Ummat-e Marhooma

    We speak, rather scream, a lot but when it comes to action, to spend an hour or a rupee, we are seen nowhere.

  • Defining the Assamese people

    The 1985 Memorandum of Settlement, which has become known as Assam Accord, does not define the term ‘Assamese people.’ Its Clause 6 just seeks to provide safeguards to the ‘Assamese People’ It says: "Constitutio...

  • Pyromaniacs and brass knuckles

    Recently a popular English news channel devoted a news segment to announce that Vijay Kumar is arriving back in India within a week. Surely, the return of this man to India does not merit much coverage? We should beware of making Kumar into our ow...

  • AFSPA & Kashmir Crisis

    With due respect to opinions expressed by concerned authorities on the “significance” held by the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for Jammu and Kashmir, it is essential to analyze the same in the context of the present situa...

  • Options for Kashmiri Leaders

    Work on a harmonious inter-regional relations and constitutional, institutional arrangements to satisfy the urges of all ethnic diversities.

  • Kashmir – a paradise on fire

    Jhelum is on fire since June 11 when a school boy Tufail Ahmad Matto was killed by a bullet from police: The ire has claimed dozens of lives since. The vicious circle of fire-protest-fire seems to have no end. There are several factors resp...

  • Analysing Kashmir: Who failed, where?

    It is indeed amazing that respected leaders are still apparently unaware of how to tackle the Kashmir-crisis. Even now, when they are giving the impression of considering a humanitarian approach towards it, it is difficult to take the apparent ...

  • Mulayam’s Apology!

    A tough political battle lies ahead in UP assembly polls

  • Kashmiri Muslims Need Justice, Not Bullets

    The tragedy is that despite media and Kashmiris making the needed noise about Kashmiri Muslims being needlessly falling victims to police firing in the Valley, the trend still continues.

  • Bhopal verdict: a cruel joke

    Not that the people sitting at the helm in our judicial setup are not aware of this fact, but they remain conspicuously silent on the question of corruption in the legal system of the country.

  • What are we learning from Israeli security experts?

    Sometimes Batla House-like fake encounter takes place, sometimes a collective encounter like Sulaiman Bakery is staged and then efforts are made to defend such horrendous cases. This makes us think that all such inhuman acts have been learnt by ou...

  • Communication Gap: Govt & Kashmiris

    The government’s policy rests more on announcement of “development” packages than their implementation