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Reform in Muslim Community: Comprehensive Approach needed | Ram Puniyani

April 3, 2018 - 10:12 am in Faiths

A debate regarding condition of Muslims in India and process of reform within Muslim community has been kindled by Harsh Mander’s article Sonia Sadly’ (IE March 7) and its response by Ramchandra Guha (Liberals O, IE)) While there are multiple factors influencing…

Are Liberal parties dumping Muslims? | Mukhtar Ahmad

March 20, 2018 - 10:05 pm in Elections

The recent statement made by Sonia Gandhi that congress is suffering because it is projected as Muslim favouring party, and this image must be corrected…

Ambedkarites, Tribals, Leftists & Muslims alliance – An electoral compulsion.

January 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Elections

On 1st Jan 2018, Ambedkarites (read Dalits) were attacked near Bhima Koregaon, where they had been to pay homage to the soldiers mattered in a 200 yr…

Rajsmand- Ghastly Crime: Gruesome Hate | Ram Puniyani

December 28, 2017 - 9:23 am in Faiths

The ghastly incident in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, (December 6) showed the impact which ‘Hate other’ can create. On December 6th, Shambhulal Regar, an ex-marble trader hacked to death a Muslim worker Afrazul Khan. Afrazul, a laborer, was called by Shambhu on…

Threatening India’s unity and integrity | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 8, 2017 - 1:04 pm in Society

A man was burnt to death in Rajasthan on December 6th when we were moaning and remembering the 25th year of the assault on our constitution. Afrazul was brutally hacked to death in Rajsamund, Rajasthan and his 'story' was shown life and now available everywhere…

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 (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants…

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. On 8thAugust the Indian National Congress working Committee Meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan (now August…

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…