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No justice for Kashmiris in India

I want to write about violence in Kashmir, and I especially want to address India’s children who may only know…

Sir Syed’s granddaughter had drafted model Nikahnama nearly half a century ago

New Delhi: Muslim Personal Law has begun its 2-day plenary session. Apart from other topics, the new model Nikahnama was…

Existence of secularism lies in struggle

Teesta Setalvad It was an act of violence and terror, albeit of a critically different kind. When 23-year-old Ankit Saxena’s…

Bigotry and islamophobia in Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's highly controversial historical drama "Padmaavat" was released a day before the unfortunate Kasganj incident when the country…

Thanks to his followers, Modi may meet waterloo in 2019 elections

The titles given to Modi by his critics as ‘pheku’ and ‘NRI prime minister’ are very apt. He lures people…

WHO KILLED ANKIT SAXENA — a new pattern of Hindutva terror?

By Amaresh Misra, The people who murdered Ankit Saxena are supposed to live in West Delhi's Raghubir Nagar B Block.…

Kasganj violence: Fact finding team exposes conspiracies and injustice to Muslims

NEW DELHI: A fact finding team that visited Uttar Pradesh's violence-hit Kasganj on February 2, in its report, released on…

Hajj subsidy drama: Govt. of India gets crores of rupees from air ticket & airport fee

Hyderabad: Hajj subsidy to Muslims began way back in British rule. Later Independent India started giving it under Hajj Act…

Rajasthan and Bengal bypolls result in a lame duck government

By ZAFAR AGHA The BJP’s defeat in the current round of byelections is no surprise. Narendra Modi has lost his…

Felt like a stepson, stifled in BJP: Shatrughan Sinha

MUMBAI: Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is a part of the "non-political" platform Rashtra Manch -- aimed at raising issues…

I will always stand for peace, says Gurmehar Kaur

JAIPUR: Celebrities and others who trolled her and attempted to make her look bad only ended up exposing themselves, says…

Padmaavat’s controversy has diverted people’s mind from other burning issues

Karni Sena’s protest against film Padmaavat has turned violent. They are targeting from public property to innocent school children. The…

Karni Sena goons are backed by the government

Protests and processions are not new to our country. But if the protestors are from Dalit, Muslims or other minorities…

Not as bad to be Muslim than to be Dalit, says Christophe Jaffrelot

JAIPUR: Eminent French political scientist Christophe Jaffrelot on Friday said that in the absence of reservation, Dalits would not have…

Whose history is it anyway: Padmaavat shows Alauddin Khilji in bad light, not Padmavati

MUMBAI: He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a…

Double jeopardy on triple talaq: Why the triple talaq bill is not about empowerment of women at all

Salman Khurshid The triple talaq bill did not go through in the Rajya Sabha after all, much to the chagrin…

India’s Judiciary has been exposed

Kuldip Nayar Whether it was a proverbial storm in a teacup or something else the fact remains that the judiciary…

SC lashes out at NIA on ‘love jihad’ propaganda

It is said that ‘justice is blind’. Which means that justice is impartial and objective. When we talk about justice…

RSS is clearly setting BJP agenda for 2019

By Bharat Bhushan After the Pyrrhic victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections, the contradictions between the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)…

A Hindu adopts a destitute Muslim girl, raises her as a devout Muslim and marries her off the Islamic way

8th January 2018 was a day of mixed feelings for Madanan, a Hindu man in Kalariparambu village, Thrissur, in India’s…