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Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction. It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology…

Myanmar: Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

September 14, 2017 - 11:12 am in Culture, Faiths

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence.…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight dip in the voting percentage of BJP from 2014 general elections, the number of seats it has wrested is…

Madrasa Discourses: Reconciliation between Islamic theology & modern science

January 9, 2017 - 1:35 pm in Education

Recently, University of Notre Dame of Indiana, USA has introduced an extensive program “Madrasa Discourses” aimed at advancing scientific and theological literacy among the Madrasa graduates. This program for capacity-building and academic engagement is…

Variety of Nationalism available

December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm in Governance

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia as it was to the advantage of England. He could visualise the collapse of Germany under Hitler as the…

Supremacy of bullet over Rule of Law in Bhopal Encounter

November 14, 2016 - 12:05 pm in Governance

It is the legal procedure to see that the accused in primarily remanded to the police custody who is subsequently produced before the magistrate who grants MCR or magistrate’s custody to the accused.  The first straight question to the accused by the magistrate…

Will Uniform Civil Code increase national integration?

October 27, 2016 - 11:08 am in Faiths

The current atmosphere (October 2016) is charged with the intense and passionate debates around Uniform Civil Code (UCC). There are a couple of petitions from Muslim women which are pending in the Supreme Court. To this, the Central Government filed an affidavit,…

Whither Justice for Religious Minorities

October 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm in Reforms

Retired Justice of Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju wrote (26 September 2016) to the Supreme Court judges, “You are aware that one Ikhilaq was brutally lynched by cow vigilantes in Dadri. Instead of severely punishing the perpetrators of this heinous…

CSSS’s Kairana Fact Finding report

October 6, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Governance

Introduction The Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 had left around 75000 people displaced from their homes A 2016 report -Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli– based on detailed ground research, found an estimated…