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Miscarriage of justice in Hashimpura

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat One of the most famous lines on the official All India Radio news bulletins during communal disturbances used to be ‘ Sthiti tanavpurn lekin Niyantran me hain ( the situation is tense but under control) and police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in the ‘sensitive’ areas. It was well known […]

By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood, (Northern Voices Online) Duly supported with authentic data, the Justice Rajindar Sachar Committee gauged in 2006 the Muslim deficit in India vis-a-vis any other community or social group. This Committee and the Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission (2008) recommended a series of affirmative actions to be taken by the Government in […]

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Marriage of saffron and green in Jammu and Kashmir encouraging By Syed Ubaidur Rahman Can saffron marry green? Is coming together of staunchly nationalist party with another political party espousing soft separatism possible in India? If you thought that it was impossible, you were simply wrong. Politics is the name of impossibilities looking very possible, […]

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Infighting in AAP leadership and Yogendra Yadav marginalization By Kaleem Kawaja At least twice before in 1977 and 1990 two major political parties that were formed to remove corrupt politics and bring in principled politics fell apart due to intense in-fighting among their senior leaders. In 1977, in the aftermath of the suppression of democracy […]

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Obama’s war cry against Islamic extremism: But who created the monster?  President Obama who has been talking about doing justice to the Muslims around the world who in many cases have been hounded by United States’ neo-colonization tactics, has clearly failed to live up to his promise. The way he positively talked in his now […]

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What’s in store for Kashmiris if BJP is part of the Government? By Ram Puniyani The recent (December 2015) verdict of Kashmir elections has been fractured, so to say. While PDP has emerged as the largest single party, the BJP is a close second with substantial percentage of votes. Interestingly BJP has secured most seats […]

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Abul Ala Maududi: An existentialist history By Nadeem F. Paracha To most Pakistanis and to those who have been associated with various Islamic political outfits in countries like Egypt, Indonesia, Syria and Malaysia, Abul Ala Maududi is to ‘Political Islam’ what Karl Marx was to Communism. Both western and South Asian historians have described him […]

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By Ram Puniyani Propaganda around conversions has been one of the major political tools during last few decades. It was Niyogi Commission report which investigated the conversions in Adivasi areas in 1950s, then the Meenaxipuram conversions of Dalits into Islam, the and then the gruesome murder of Pastor Graham Stewart Stains on the charges that […]

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By Ram Puniyani Those resorting to communal politics have not only perfected their techniques of polarizing the communities along religious lines, but have been constantly resorting to new methods for dividing the society. On the backdrop of Muzzafar nagar, where ‘Love Jihad’ propaganda was used to enhance the divisive agenda, now in Aligarh an icon […]

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By Dr. Muqtedar Khan 15th of August, India celebrated its independence from British Colonization. Congratulations to India. For nearly 200 years the British occupied and exploited India and its resources. But we all know this aspect of the British culture first hand and it does not need much elaboration here. India too has emerged as […]

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By Syed Ubaidur Rahman Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) has amazed almost everyone by grabbing more seats than Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the just concluded elections in Maharashtra. MIM has won two seats and was narrowly defeated in three others. On many seats the party led by firebrand leader and Parliamentarian Asaduddin Owaisi […]

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By Ram Puniyani Fali S Nariman recently made a very significant observation on the current political situation in India. The distinguished Constitutional jurist noted: “Hinduism has traditionally been the most tolerant of all Indian faiths. But, recurrent instances of religious tension, fanned by fanaticism and hate speech, have shown that the Hindu tradition of tolerance […]

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Eid al Adha 2014 is round the corner. But we must understand that killing the satan within is as important as sacrificing lamb By Syed Ubaidur Rahman It is the day of sacrifices. The whole world seems to be full of happiness, gaiety and joy. Everyone is in celebratory mood and everyone seems to be […]

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By Saurabh Kumar The focus of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week should be on tangibles – on mutually beneficial diversification and intensification of economic and cultural ties, tapping of all possible complementarities through imaginative arrangements and programmes. Not on political documentation, which there is a surfeit of already. This is […]

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