Analysis

  • 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...

  • 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...