Analysis

  • 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. ...

  • Modi’s Gujarat-Ego Burst!

    What should be assumed from satisfaction spread by Sangh Parivar regarding the government run by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Certainly, democratically, Modi does not need a “report card” of this nature and that too from the saffro...

  • Partition & Muslim of India — Why Ramchandra Guha speaks too soon

    Guha is right in caveating his point that 'India is not - or at least not yet - a Hindu Pakistan.' 'Not yet' alright, but unfortunately India appears well on its way to becoming one.

  • Kerala Muslims the Nava Panchamas?

    Shabir Khan The past few weeks have vividly displayed the growing anti-Muslim worldview of a large section of the media and the entrenched communal elements in the state of Kerala, proving Swami Vivekananda right once again in his descr...

  • Bihar Polls!

    With campaign heating up for assembly elections in Bihar, speculations are being raised on the possible results of the 243 constituencies. Local observers expect this to be a tight contest between the Grand Alliance led by Nitish Kumar and the ...

  • Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings

    Dr Rahul Pandey   Partial results of two important official surveys were released recently. They point to dismal living standards of India’s rural population and rising cost of health and education beyond the means of ordinary ci...

  • Missile Man – An Advocate of Peace

    When APJ Abdul Kalam stepped into office in 2002 as the 11th president of India, he was known as the “Missile-man.” He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, in 1997 for his pioneering role in Indi...

  • Ayodhya attack: When will the truth of 5 July come out?

    By Manzar Mehdi Faizabad:  It was on 5 July, 2005, when the disputed site of Ayodhya came in the headlines of Indian media. It was a typical terror attack in which no policeman lost his life, nor anyone from public was a casualty whil...

  • Modi and Ajit Kumar Doval

    Since it became clearer that Ishrat Jahan and others were killed for the sake of saving Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a fake encounter on June 15, 2004, much water has flown down the Narmada river. Mufti Qayum Mansoori was acquitted along wit...

  • Indian Democracy Being Reduced to a Farce?

    During parliamentary sessions, rival political parties have certainly a right to raise their voices over issues which concern them, but not without maintaining parliamentary ethics and standards of them being politicians representing a major de...

  • PM’s long silence

    The whole Opposition has almost stood united in Parliament, demanding from PM about his response and views about the various issues cropping up back to back from ghar wapsi to Love Jihad in past ten months. But the PM has maintained a strategic...

  • BJP confusing people between correlation and causality

    At the very outset it is important to understand the tactics of the present ruling party which has come into power on the basis of a so-called “development agenda”. BJP as the ruling party of India has several times reiterated that ...

  • India, Israel and Palestine

    Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced recently that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Israel. Shri Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. Indo-Israeli relations have witnessed a sharp upswing since the present Governme...