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  • Roots Of Rage~I

    Roots Of Rage~I

    Muslim scholars insist that nothing in Islam is incompatible with technological advances or industrial development. In the days of the caliphs, Islam led the world in scientific and intellectual discoveries. What Muslims object to are the evils associated with modernization. The breakdown of the family structure, the lowering of moral standards, and the appeal of easygoing secular lifestyles. At the same time, Muslims are demanding the positive best of the West, such as schools, hospitals, income avenues and technology.

    April 27, 2022
  • Mainstreaming Muslims is a national priority

    Mainstreaming Muslims is a national priority

    As if this were not enough the growth of Hindu right-wing extremism, if it can be called that, spewing venom against the Muslims in particular and Christians to a lesser extent further aggravates the situation.

    April 22, 2022
  • PFI to take up legal battle of Muslims targeted by Hindu activists, police in states

    PFI to take up legal battle of Muslims targeted by Hindu activists, police in states

    Anees Ahmad, National General Secretary of PFI told IANS on Friday that PFI legal cells in all states especially in BJP-ruled states are approaching victims in this regard.

    April 15, 2022
  • We are Indian Muslims, have not come from Pak: K’taka Cong MLA

    We are Indian Muslims, have not come from Pak: K’taka Cong MLA

    Speaking to reporters, Khan charged the ruling BJP for communalising the youth's murder case in his constituency.

    April 11, 2022
  • Truth about tolerance~II

    Truth about tolerance~II

    There are cases where fanatical groups and masses get utterly deranged by their religious faith and religion produces perverse solidarity that we must be able to find some way to undercut. Many believe that there is a violent essence inherent in religion which inevitably radicalises any conflict because once combatants are convinced that God is on their side, compromise becomes impossible and cruelty knows no bounds. The fanatical bigotry that religion seems always to unleash has to be contained if we have to prevent it from imploding into a destructive archipelago

    March 22, 2022
  • The pervasive intrusion of caste

    The pervasive intrusion of caste

    More generally, why are so many who consider themselves ‘secular’ and ‘liberal’ wilfully silent about caste and class privilege? I do not take for granted the few voices that speak out over the weaponisation of religion against Christian, Hindu and minoritarian Muslim sects.

    December 25, 2021
  • The  birth  of   Pakistan…

    The birth of Pakistan…

    SIR, This has reference to Nandalal Chakraborti’s article ‘Was Jinnah secular?’ (The Statesman, 29 August, 2021). Jinnah, a liberal South Bombay lawyer with a Gujarati background that brought him into contact with Hindus, Parsis and others, came to recognise that Muslim rights would not be automatically conceded. M K Gandhi’s arrival from South Africa in …

    September 4, 2021
  • Still difficult to get Muslims to join BJP en masse: Party official

    Still difficult to get Muslims to join BJP en masse: Party official

    "Goa is a small state with a total population of 15 lakh. It will have around 1.5 to 2 lakh Muslims. It is easier to unite 1.5 to 2 lakh persons. Other states have 50 lakh to two crores Muslims. It is difficult to unite them. This is a small state. It can be an example for India," Ali said.

    August 24, 2021
  • Muslims can’t be treated as special class: plea in apex court

    Muslims can’t be treated as special class: plea in apex court

    The petitioners said the Muslim community is not entitled to any special treatment for the reason that they were the rulers for a long number of years and even during British rule, they enjoyed and shared the power.

    July 29, 2021
  • The Population Myth

    The Population Myth

    Demographic experts point out that population change is determined by three demographic variables fertility, mortality and migration and not by fertility alone. You can have a high fertility rate, but if your mortality or migration rates are high, your population won't increase. These demographic variables also have much less to do with religion and much more to do with socioeconomic factors.

    July 24, 2021
  • Time to talk

    Time to talk

    The junior minister responsible for citizenship, Marlène Schiappa, kicked off the initiative with a high-level conference in Paris.

    April 29, 2021
  • ‘Understand shock, but won’t accept violence’: France President Emmanuel Macron

    ‘Understand shock, but won’t accept violence’: France President Emmanuel Macron

    Macron sparked protests in the Muslim world after the murder earlier this month of teacher Samuel Paty by saying France would never renounce its right to caricature.

    November 1, 2020
  • SC puts stay on Sudarshan TV’s show on recruitment of Muslims in UPSC exams

    SC puts stay on Sudarshan TV’s show on recruitment of Muslims in UPSC exams

    The court termed the news channel show as ‘rabid programme’ which has no factual basis and cannot be allowed in a free society.

    September 15, 2020
  • ‘Desist from inciting communal tensions’: India slams Pak over Ram temple remarks

    ‘Desist from inciting communal tensions’: India slams Pak over Ram temple remarks

    The Pakistan government led by Imran Khan had claimed in an official statement on Wednesday that the Ram temple was being constructed 'on the site where the historic Babri Masjid stood for around five centuries.'

    August 7, 2020
  • PM Modi, President extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha; celebrations remain low-key affair

    PM Modi, President extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha; celebrations remain low-key affair

    With lockdown restrictions eased in parts of the country, devotees were seen visiting mosques while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks as preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    August 1, 2020
  • Congress preferred votes over lives of Muslim women: Smriti Irani

    Congress preferred votes over lives of Muslim women: Smriti Irani

    Irani was among the three Union Ministers who addressed Muslim women across the country through videoconference on the first anniversary of the passage of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 by Parliament.

    July 31, 2020
  • Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    Uighurs’ plight should alert world

    The writer is a retired IPS officer, a security analyst and a former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The views expressed are personal.

    July 8, 2020