Tag: Muslims

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  • India-Pakistan schism psychological

    India-Pakistan schism psychological

    As one famous South Indian proverb puts it, after living together for six months, “they” become “we” and “we” become “they”; neighbours should be treated like family members.

    March 1, 2019
  • R-Day caution

    R-Day caution

    “Don’t travel on Republic Day. It is an environment of fear. There is checking at several places and a feeling of uneasiness”. Students have also been advised to avoid argument.

    January 24, 2019
  • Noida police order to stop offering namaz at park ‘discriminatory’: Mayawati

    Noida police order to stop offering namaz at park ‘discriminatory’: Mayawati

    Her statement comes a day after the police ordered offices and establishments in Noida to direct their Muslim employees to stop offering Friday prayers in open areas such as parks.

    December 26, 2018
  • Meghalaya Governor scraps 26/11 tweet after row

    Meghalaya Governor scraps 26/11 tweet after row

    He soon though expressed regret over his remarks.

    November 26, 2018
  • Rumi: The inward mystic philosophy

    Rumi: The inward mystic philosophy

    Rumi, a 13th century (1207-1273) Muslim poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic is regarded as one of the greatest Sufi spiritual masters and poets, famous for his epic Masnavi-i Manavi.

    November 25, 2018
  • BJP will not allow reservation for minorities: Amit Shah

    BJP will not allow reservation for minorities: Amit Shah

    He was referring to the resolution passed by Telangana legislature and sent to the Centre, seeking its nod for increasing reservation for Muslims in jobs and education from current four per cent to 12 per cent.

    November 25, 2018
  • 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