Tag: Muslims

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  • 2019 Lok Sabha polls in sight, Bheem Army chief Chandrashekhar sets a political tone at Bijnor rally

    2019 Lok Sabha polls in sight, Bheem Army chief Chandrashekhar sets a political tone at Bijnor rally

    Addressing the rally in Bijnor, Chandrashekhar targetted the BJP calling it a “party of liars” and announced that Army leaders and workers would take out a ‘padyatra' to expose the saffron party.

    November 20, 2018
  • Rebel with a cause

    Rebel with a cause

    Rani Rashmoni (1793- 1861) is known more for her piety and the construction of a magnificent Kali temple at Dakshineswar where Sri Ramakrishna had attained sainthood, and not so much for her determined efforts to help the poor and the helpless, and her munificence in the cause of education and public health and construction of …

    November 14, 2018
  • Prelude to Tyranny

    Prelude to Tyranny

    History does not exactly repeat, but it shows a pattern that is useful to discern. The pattern that is perilous to ignore is a series of twists in the body politic that seem unimportant or harmless, but end in a disastrous slide to misrule and tyranny. Plato talked about the shrewd demagogues who subvert a …

    October 3, 2018
  • RSS in a new avatar

    RSS in a new avatar

    Times they are a changin’. Ninety-three years after the formation of the RSS, the exclusively male, Hindu-dominated organization which is regarded as the guiding force behind the BJP has decided to turn over a new leaf. The reasons can only be speculated upon because on the face of it, there was no need for it …

    September 26, 2018
  • Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty, says UN

    Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty, says UN

    Bihar remains the poorest state but had the fastest reduction in multi-dimensional poverty.

    September 21, 2018
  • Hindu Rashtra doesn’t mean there’s no place for Muslims: Mohan Bhagwat

    Hindu Rashtra doesn’t mean there’s no place for Muslims: Mohan Bhagwat

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday that Muslims are an essential part of the Hindu Rashtra and Hindutva cannot be imagined without them.

    September 18, 2018
  • 3-yr jail term for mob lynching in Gujarat

    3-yr jail term for mob lynching in Gujarat

    Though Gujarat has witnessed fewer mob lynching cases leading to deaths than in other BJP-ruled states, Dalits and Muslims here remain in perpetual fear while transporting cattle for legitimate purposes.

    September 18, 2018
  • Origin of the Kashmir problem

    Origin of the Kashmir problem

    Kashmir's accession to India was lawful and in terms of the Indian Independence Act, writes Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    August 30, 2018
  • Object of appeasement

    Object of appeasement

    One of the ploys that has been used to foment majoritarian grievance is ‘minority appeasement’, defining its scope as indulging the religious minorities ~ Muslims in particular ~ to the detriment of Hindus. What is the truth about this alleged aberration? First, no government has had anything to do, directly and meaningfully, with the members …

    August 26, 2018
  • A handshake isn’t just a handshake

    A handshake isn’t just a handshake

    To shake or not to shake hands has become a crucial question for Muslims in Europe. One of the controversies began in Stockholm several months ago. A 24-year-old girl named Farah Alhajeh went to the office of a Swedish company called Semantex to interview for a job. She had applied to be an interpreter for …

    August 23, 2018
  • Diplomatic, selective

    Diplomatic, selective

    From Iran to Myanmar, the United States of America has effected a stern tightening of the economic screws. After a bout of unsplendid isolation during the long years of Aung San Suu Kyi’s incarceration, the authorities in Naypidaw, albeit “elected”, will have to contend with the latest cache of sanctions that were imposed last Friday. …

    August 20, 2018
  • Powerful and intelligent

    Powerful and intelligent

    If only Hsiao-Hung Pai was on hand every time former English Defence League, now Pegida UK leader, “Tommy Robinson” appeared on the TV. We would forever be spared the sight of mesmerised, hopeless interviewers giving him a free pass to pose unchallenged as brave defender of the white working-class against those sharia-loving Muslims. A third …

    August 19, 2018
  • Asaduddin Owaisi rakes up under-representation of Muslims in central forces

    Asaduddin Owaisi rakes up under-representation of Muslims in central forces

    Earlier, addressing an event, the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member rattled off figures about the presence of “very few” Muslims in central paramilitary forces.

    July 17, 2018
  • Food as the I-card

    Food as the I-card

    We often take food for granted, regarding it primarily as a source of sustenance. However, food is much more than just a means of survival. It is present in all major aspects of our lives, making it an integral part of culture. In fact, food plays an important role in how we view ourselves and …

    July 1, 2018
  • Power thefts: BJP MLA accuses power officials of going ‘soft’ on Muslims

    Power thefts: BJP MLA accuses power officials of going ‘soft’ on Muslims

    A Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has accused the state electricity department of being “soft” and taking “selective action” in cases of power theft by people from the Muslim community. The legislator from the Chail assembly constituency in Kaushambi district, Sanjay Kumar also threatened to raise the matter in the state assembly. In a video, which …

    June 19, 2018
  • Mamata’s call to end communal hatred

    Mamata’s call to end communal hatred

    Giving a call to end communal hatred and lynching, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that people who accuse her of minority appeasement do not love either the Hindus or the Muslims. “People who accuse me of appeasing the Muslims are friends of neither the Hindus nor the Muslims. My question to them is …

    June 17, 2018
  • A noble task

    A noble task

    The vaccination campaign for measles and rubella has met with resistance from some communities in Manipur. But relentless efforts by the state government and its technical supporter team promises to make it a success, reports Rakesh Kumar.

    May 24, 2018