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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…

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…

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…

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…