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Glimpses into a nationalist Muslim – Maulana Azad

November 3, 2015 - 4:13 pm in Society

The cultural minister of India Mahesh Sharma recently called the late APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, as a “nationalist and humanist despite of being a Muslim”. The offensive statement reflected the cultural minister’s attitudes towards…

The communal war for secular space

November 2, 2015 - 10:52 pm in Society

There is a spurt in the ‘events’ of ‘blackening’ of faces of ‘dissenters’ of Hindutva thoughts in India. While the Hindutva protagonists are…

Romila Thapar on INDIAN SOCIETY AND THE SECULAR, Mumbai 26th Oct 2015

October 15, 2015 - 7:40 pm in Society

Centre for Study of Society & Secularism  cordially invite you to a Public Lecture in Memory of Dr.Asghar Ali Engineer on “INDIAN SOCIETY AND…

Protest lynching of people based on rumour Dadar E, Oct 6, 5 p.m

October 5, 2015 - 4:57 pm in Society

Protest lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq! Protest attacks on rights of citizens ! Uphold Constitutional values of justice, equality, liberty and fraternity! Hum Aazaadiyon ke Haq Mein condemns the horrendous planned lynching of 50 year old Mohammed Akhlaq and…

Killing a Rationalist: Silencing Reason

September 9, 2015 - 4:08 pm in Society

The killing of Professor Maleeshappa Madhivallapa Kalburgi on 30th August 2015 came as a severe jolt to all those who are for an open, liberal society, who uphold the values of reason and are against blind faith. Prof. Kalburgi was a renowned scholar with…

Emperor Aurangzeb: A Victim of false propaganda

August 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm in Society

Aurangzeb is victim of false propaganda against him. Fact is that he was a pious person, despite being the mighty emperor of wealthiest empire in the world, he did not lead luxurious life.   As per instructions of Islam, he led a frugal life.  He ate very…

International Memorial of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in London

August 28, 2015 - 4:47 pm in Society

A dream finally coming true After tense months of delays, on 26 August 2015 the Government of Maharashtra exchanged contracts on 10 King Henry’s Road, NW3. This house, located near Primrose Hill in north London, was where Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar lodged…

Into that heaven of freedom, let my country awake

August 16, 2015 - 7:38 pm in Society

Three scores and eight years after we became independent, we haven’t yet met our tryst with destiny. Farmers are forced to commit suicide as our agriculture is in crisis. We built modern temples but the benefits of the modern temples reached only the elite.…

Khudai Khidmatgar working for de-radicalisation of Muslim youth

August 14, 2015 - 6:25 pm in Society

Khudai Khidmatgar, a social organisation active during pre-partitioned India was founded by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan. Khudai Khidmatgar or servants of God, was started by the Frontier Gandhi initially as an organisation aimed at social reform in North East Frontier…

Nagasaki Peace Declaration by Mayor Tomihisa Taue

August 9, 2015 - 7:29 pm in Society

At 11:02am, on the 9th August 1945, a single atomic bomb instantly reduced Nagasaki to a ruin.A vast amount of radiation passed through people’s bodies, and the city was struck by heat rays and a blast that defy imagination. 74,000 of the city’s population…