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Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the names of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide cropped up as the instigators of violence.…

Theatre of Absurd: Modi and the Dawoodi Bohra Pontiff

September 21, 2018 - 11:32 am in Faiths

The invite by the High priest of Dawoodi Bohras, a Shia Muslim sub-sect, to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their religious congregation on…

Open letter to the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

September 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm in Governance

To: Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modiji, Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Respected Prime Minister,…

Can RSS be compared to Muslim Brotherhood? | Ram Puniyani

September 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm in Culture

In his recent tour abroad (August 2018) while addressing the International Institute for Strategic Studies Rahul Gandhi stated that "The RSS is trying to change the nature of India. There is no other organization in India that wants to capture India's institutions...…

Mob lynching: let us act now | Irfan Engineer

July 11, 2018 - 3:08 pm in Faiths

Mob lynching has drastically increased in recent years, particularly since the election of the BJP government. There has been fourfold increase in cow related violent incidents from less than 5% of incidents communal violence in 2010 to 20% in 2017 (Subramanya,…

Four years of Modi and Increasing Communal Divisiveness | Ram Puniyani

May 29, 2018 - 5:52 pm in Society

The coming to power of Modi in 2014 gave a signal to the so called fringe groups that now it is their Government and they can get away with their hate speeches and action with ease. It was a total uninhibited show by the RSS Combine as for as spreading hatred,…

Bridging the communal divides

May 8, 2018 - 12:21 pm in Society

Ankit Saxena, a twenty three year old young man, was killed by the family of his fiancée, whom he intended to marry. The only son of his parents Ankit was looking at different religious communities with equal respect. His death was a shattering blow to his…

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 is very unfortunate.. In last few elections the role of Muslims has been minimal and their votes have become…

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 old battle between the Peshwa and the British. The army of the British had considerable presence of Mahars…