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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…

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…

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…

Muzaffarnagar riot victims in Kairana being labelled CRIMINALS ?

September 30, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Governance

PRESS STATEMENT September 29, 2016 Delhi NHRC Report on Kairana – Prejudiced and Partisan MUZAFFARNAGAR RIOT VICTIMS IN KAIRANA PAINED AT BEING LABELLED CRIMINALS BY NHRC DEMAND APOLOGYBY NHRC AND WITHDRAWAL OF THIS REPORT The findings of NHRC’s investigation…

Pawar powers truth against unjust arrest

September 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm in Politics

Truth remains truth even if it is said that for some opportunistic political gains. The politicians would love to speak the truth when political benefits can be accessed. Political narratives are fashioned depending on the exigencies of the situation. The…

Cow-Beef and Political Scenario

September 5, 2016 - 12:48 pm in Society

Too many incidents of atrocities against Dalits-Muslims have been making headlines during last two years. Some of these like the one of Una (Gujarat, July 2016) have shaken the conscience of sensitive citizens of the country. This one came on the back of the…