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65 Ex-IAS officials arm up against increasing intolerance in India

New Delhi: The current situations and the incidents happening throughout the country, which was formed on five democratic principles – sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic...

Hyderabad never sleeps during Ramadan

The Hyderabad city has no parallels in India when it comes to Ramadan. HYDERABAD: It is past midnight but the traffic is moving at snail's...

Hizb after Sabzar

Shujaat Bukhari, In 2015, a picture showing 11 handsome and sturdy Kashmiri youth posing with AK-47 rifles went viral on social media. In the middle...

Amit Shah lost Telangana people`s attention

Ch.V.Prabhakar Rao, Educationist & Senior journalist. BJP`s national president has aimed next general elections in general and A.P, Telanagna and Karnataka assembly polls in particular, and...

Gau Rakshaks and Mob Justice

By Majid Alam, The coming of BJP to power at the Center led to a sharp increase in mob lynching. Victims of these crimes are...

I am a practicing Muslim. My concerns right now for India are…

Rana Ayyub, I write this today as a Muslim, a practicing Muslim who believes in the tenets of Islam, in Ramzan, in namaz, and I...

Why Dalits Are Looking To Embrace Religions Other Than Hinduism

RAM PUNIYANI MUMBAI: It is reported that close to 180 Dalit families from three western Uttar Pradesh villages embraced Buddhism as a mark of protest...

Remembering the last Mughal emperor and his poetry

New Delhi: A remarkable new book highlights the various aspects of a bygone era, and the life and poetry of the last Mughal emperor,...

Welcome to everyday life of a Muslim in times of lynch mob

Nazia Erum, A couple of months back we were looking to change our rented apartment. As our kid grew, we felt our need for space...

Dear Mr Modi, the only growth you have achieved is in propaganda

Dear Mr Modi, It’s been 3 years since you were sworn in to power. 3 years that you have wasted, much to the misfortune of...

Muslim personal law: India’s Supreme Court needs to obtain world Muslim counsel

By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood, President, ZakatIndia.org National boundaries do not always remain constant; on account of various factors, these keep changing after every few...

What is Muslim Personal Law?

DR. SAMEENA FAHEEM. Prof. of English Deccan College Engg. & Tech. Before the re-emergence of Islam in Arab, people used to follow tribal social structure,...

How the communal twins, Imam Barkati and Dilip Ghosh, are polarising West Bengal

The confrontationist Hindu and Muslim 'warriors' are cut from the same cloth. By S.N.M. Abdi The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Mission Bengal has brought to the...

Modi Wants to Give Muslim Women Their Rights. So Why Did He Abandon Bilkis...

BY SIDDHARTH VARADARAJAN In a speech last month, Narendra Modi said he wants Muslim women to get the rights promised to them by the constitution....

Why I granted stay orders to Pakistanis — By Justice Markandey Katju, Former Judge,...

When I was a Judge of Allahabad High Court ( 1991-2004 ) a large number of writ petitions were filed before me from time...

India is fast becoming a one-party state

The BJP is indulging in polarising campaigns to win elections, including municipal ones, as opposition parties shrink. by Apoorv Anand Nothing in India is local any...

Jyoti Singh and Bilkis Bano: Two different daughters of India, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

By Rajdeep Sardesai This is the story of two daughters of India, both victims of horrific sexual crimes. Jyoti Singh was a bright 23-year-old,...

Disarming the Opposition, TRS style

By Prof K Nageshwar The political language in the country has altered for some time now. The ruling parties are not just focusing on consolidating...

“What is their crime, that they were born Muslim”? asks Shaikh, acquitted after 9...

SEEMA MUSTAFA NEW DELHI: He is Wahid Din Mohammad Shaikh, a 39-year-old man who was picked up for a bomb blast he knew nothing of...

Has India lost Kashmir? (By Shekhar Gupta)

By Shekhar Gupta Have we lost Kashmir? The answer is no. But qualifications and caveats must follow. We have 'lost' Kashmir many times since 1947. The...

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