Analysis

  • After left-liberals, Muslim are next

    The ongoing fight for India’s educational spaces is easy to explain. Placing the left-liberals on the back-foot is essential for the RSS combine and the ruling party. For the RSS combine it is to wrest the intellectual space and for the r...

  • CUT-AND-PASTE Hinduism

    VHP is compiling a ‘new Hindu scripture’ to provide religious sanction for Hindutva. The Hindutva organisation has set up a team to pick portions from various Hindu texts to create an ‘overarching Hindu identity beyond castes ...

  • Hindutva is burning my country

    Honourable President and Honourable Prime Minister, It is with a heavy heart, that I write this open letter to you at a time when our beloved country and people are facing severe challenges and threats to our shared heritage. I have ser...

  • Assembly Polls: A Crucial Test for Key Political Players

    The assembly elections scheduled for this year and next are likely to play a crucial role in deciding the fate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) and some regional parties in the next Lok Sabha elections. Also, the ...

  • Nitish ban on alcohol suppressed by media with secularism debate

    It is amazing that while Hindutva ideologues went a long way in explaining what dharma mean, linking it with morality rather than rituals, they have not shown any enthusiasm in welcoming the Bihar government move. The Nitish government needs to...

  • Travails of being a Muslim in India

    The release of Shahrukh Khan’s film Dilwale (December 2015) was accompanied with protests by Shiv Sena and other Hindutva groups. These protests were supposedly against his comment on the growing intolerance in India. Shahrukh Khan, on th...

  • Indian Muslims’ National Identity

    What an irony! The national identity of Indian Muslims tends to be easily suspected on anti-national and terroristic lines. The irony lies in the fact that this perception still prevails despite several factors leaving little doubt about the na...

  • Hats off to Rajasthan police

    Rajasthan police has recently performed so well in a case that it deserves commendation. Dausa (Jaipur) Muslims also share the police in this praiseworthy act. As reported, Jaipur police filed a case against two journalists of the famous Hindi ...

  • No alternative to good Indo-Pak relations

    There is some hope of lessening tension between India and Pakistan. This follows India’s foreign Minister’s visit to Pakistan and the talk in cordial atmosphere with Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif. This is welcome because ...

  • Pathankot Case

    Rarely has an anti-terrorist operation invited as much criticism as the one at Pathankot air base has.  The time taken in closing the anti-terrorist operation continues to be deliberated over. Questions are being raised over lapses display...

  • Stop blaming Islam for global terror

    Prof. Akhtarul Wasey   Islam seems to have become a soft target for Indian and global media and political leaders as well. In several cases, the poisonous spitting is not even worthy of a reaction. But the matter takes a serious tu...

  • Communalism & Legal Punishment

    Of late, some noise has been made about the damage that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand regarding Indian pluralism can cause to this country. Undeniably, since he has assumed power, extremely communal activities indulged by those ass...

  • Ram Madhav's Akhand Bharat and Modi’s Pakistan policy

    In his appearance at Al Jazeera’s Head to Head programme with Mehdi Hasan, Ram Madhav has let on that the RSS agenda is Akhand Bharat. By way of explanation, he had it that this would be a cultural or civilisational reunion, a willing one...

  • No Alternative to Mutual Good Indo – Pak Relations

    A correct and impartial reading of history will show us that the people who can learn to look forward instead of backwards, need not be condemned to relive the past and consequently learn to live with each other harmoniously.

  • Was Babri Demolition Merely A Religious Zealotry?

    The demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 was not only an act of religious bigotry but it was also a well-organised plan to establish Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) as the face of Hindutva. BJP is the successor of Jana Sangh. It was formed in 1980...

  • Corporate-media-government nexus using intolerance to hide corporatisation

    The debate on religious intolerance in India is not just what it appears on the surface. It is not without reason that everyday almost unfailingly by the time the afternoon arrives in India, media discovers a statement of one leader or the othe...

  • Media & Secularism of Indian Public

    More than two decades have passed since the demolition of the Babari Masjid at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. During the demolition-phase of Babari Masjid, it had seemed that secularism of Indian society was passing through an extremely difficult phas...

  • Tribute to Tipu Sultan

    Oh the soul of Tipu Sultan! Still the breezes that blow across my nation, Carry the fragrance of your blood with them; Still your gallantry is the pride of my country, That teaches us a lesson, how a tiger lives. Still the history is ...

  • UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

    Dr. M. Hashim Kidwai Ex-MP (Rajya Sabha) The question of a uniform civil code has sprung into prominence because of a recent judgement of the Supreme Court delivered by Justice Kuldeep Singh and Justice Sahni. It has also come up because...

  • Indian Muslims’ Concern & Terrorism

    What should be said about Indian Muslims displaying concern about their stand against terrorism? This is naturally linked with the increasing trend to label Muslims as members or sympathisers of the so-called “Islamic State”, a defi...