Analysis

  • 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...

  • The girl child and the Gujarat model

    Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ Some years ago several newspapers across the country highlighted a report brought out by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The report contained data for 150 countries over forty ye...

  • The Delicate Task of the Collegium

    Justice Rajindar Sachar The Supreme Court having upheld the collegium system over the executive attempt to take over the matter of appointments of Supreme Court and the High Court judges is now to wrestle with the question of developing a ...

  • Returning Awards In Protest!

    Returning any award is not an easy task. A celebrity’s “award,” at present in news, also symbolizes recognition of the precious effort put in because of which a particular piece of work, series linked with it and/or an entire ...

  • Is BJP following the RSS agenda?

    A Hindustan Times front page headline on September 13 reads: “States set for Alcohol Revolution”. The report says: “The Centre is set to give up its control on the manufacture of whisky and wine, a long-pending move that will ...

  • The True Nature of BJP

    Justice Markandey Katju Mr. Fali Nariman, the doyen of the Indian bar, has spoken against the growing intolerance in the country, and so has the Indian President and many others. But without instigating communal hatred and communal riots h...

  • Modi-wave & Bihar Polls

    If headlines and media reports about the so-called “Modi-wave” not having the desired impact on Bihar assembly elections are believed then winning this state’s polls does not seem to be an easy task for Bharatiya Janata Party ...

  • Appointments of Judges — The Delicate Task of The Collegium

    It is evident that for such sensitive posts, a broader element of selection mechanism is necessary. To say that to involve persons other than judges in selecting judges will bring in extraneous pressure is too simplistic.

  • How women activists can help Jammu and Kashmir make progress in democracy and peace

    The partially autonomous northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful part of the world – and also one of three areas of Kashmir divided into areas of control by India, Pakistan, and China and marred by a long history of viol...

  • Are Indian Muslim ready to face the challenges thrown by Hindutva forces on daily basis?

    In the last baithak of RSS in Delhi, where PM Modi put up his / his cabinet’s report-card before The Sarsanghchalak- Mr. Mohan Bhagwat in which Mr. Bhagwat sermonetted the PM of India to improve relations with Pakistan and declared that P...

  • What ISIS is to the world, Hindutva terror is to India

    Prime Minster Modi may be right in stating that ISIS is the biggest threat to the international community. What needs to be understood, however, is what “international community” is and why ISIS alone is being described as the bigge...

  • Dadri Case: Another test of Indian Secularism

    [What an irony, family of Mohammad Akhlaq Khan, living in a village near Dadri (Uttar Pradesh) is targeted, allegedly on ground of their consuming beef. Akhlaq is beaten to death and his son, Danish, remains critically injured. If certain India...

  • Let Muslims and Dalits united against injustice

    It was a coincidence that on the same day when about 100 Dalit families of Haryana converted to Islam publicly at Janta Mantar, I delivered a lecture at New Delhi calling upon Muslims to stand up against injustices irrespective of who the victi...

  • Peaceful Amarnath yatra, a feather in Kashmiris’ cap

    The annual Baba Amarnathji Yatra ended recently in a pleasent manner. Before the turmoil this age-old practic that goes on for a fortnight was managed mainly by local Kashmiri Muslims. Though Kasgmiri Pandits too had been living here, their rol...

  • Minorities are integral part of India

    Rajindar Sachar    A nauseating attack by BJP-RSS loyalists has been launched against Vice President Mr. Hamid Ansari (at the function of golden jubilee celebrations of the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat). I was present at ...

  • Modi’s Silence & his Secular Mask!

    Certainly, if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not good at making speeches, he may not be heading the Indian government at present. However, politically he still seems fairly naive at losing the opportunity of retaining his secular credentials,...

  • VP Hamid Ansari’s address at Mushawarat golden jubilee

    It is a privilege to be invited to address the 50th anniversary session of the All India Majlis-e-Mushawarat. Needless to say, and like many other compatriots, I have over the years followed in some measure the work of this consultative body. ...