• Innocence at Stake

    24 May 2015 |
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    Children shouldn’t have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. It is you who should make sacrifices so your children can have the life they deserve. After all, isn’t their innocence at stake? wonders ARSHAD SHAIKH … More

No Muslims, Not Even Their Names

Verbal terrorism has been rampant in the country since change of guard in New Delhi. It has been stoking hatred, spoiling communal atmosphere and vitiating inter-community relations. We have a plethora of hate-filled anti-minorities communal organisations. As if it was … More

CRIME OF CONFLICT ZONE

Konan Poshpora Rape A Crime of Conflict

By ANIMA BHARGAVA It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict”- Major General Patrick Commart, Former UN Peace Keeping Commander. Women have always been among the most vulnerable victims of conflict situations. They … More

EARTHQUAKE

Health Consequences of Earthquake

By DR. ANIS ANSARI Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, hurricanes, etc. are facts of life. They can happen anywhere resulting in great loss of life and uprooting of communities. Each year, there are more than 1 million earthquakes, two every minute in … More

EARTHQUAKE

Earthquakes Revisited

SAMEEN AHMED KHAN presents why and how an earthquake happens and what the Glorious Qur’ān says about such a natural disaster. An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the … More

GUJCTOC BILL

Anti-Terror Law or State Terrorism?

By DR. SHAKEEL AHMAD   With the right wing political party, the BJP, in power at the Centre and Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister of India, the Gujarat Government saw it as an appropriate opportunity to reintroduce its long … More

JUVENILE JUSTICE BILL

Juvenile Justice Bill Lacks Reformative Measures

By OUR STAFF REPORTER In order to bring forth some unconstitutional provisions of Juvenile Justice Bill and to remind its aftermath effects and to put pressure on the government, Pro-child Network, a coalition of NGOs, academicians and people from legal … More

MODI PHENOMENON

One Year of Modi Sarkar Hate Speech Galore

By RAM PUNIYANI The coming to power of Narendra Modi in a way gave an open licence to all the affiliates of RSS combine to indulge in open hate speech against the religious minorities. The current agenda behind the hate … More

MODI PHENOMENON

MODIcrisy

SYED KAZIM analyses the first one year of Narendra Modi Government at the Centre. Last year, during the same time, the PR companies, who were hired by Narendra Modi to fight the Union elections, coined many words which could contribute … More

PERSONALITY

Defying Disability

By HAAMID ALI SHAH It is the desire of every individual to perform some extraordinary task. People try their best to do best in their life. It is a great conquest for a man to perform extraordinary acts, that too … More

POET OF THE EAST

Ek Hi Saff Mein Khade Ho Gaye Mahmood-o-Ayaz

  Kis Ki Haibat Se SanamSehmeHuweRehte The MunhKeBalGirKe ‘HU WA-ALLAH HU AHAD’ Kehte The     Aa Gaya AinLadaai Mein Agar Waqt-e-Namaz QiblaRu Ho KeZameenBosHuwiQaum-e-Hijaz       Ek Hi Saff Mein Khade Ho Gaye Mahmood-o-Ayaz, No Koi Banda RahaAur … More

INSIDE INDIA

PERFORMANCE OF BJP-LED GOVERNMENTS ‘VERY POOR’: WPI

The Welfare Party of India (WPI) on 11 May said the performance of the BJP governments at the Centre as well as in Rajasthan was “very poor” and alleged that the ruling dispensations were favouring only the corporate sector. At … More

INSIDE INDIA

GHAUSIYA COLONY WARNS AGAINST BUILDING PARK OVER GRAVE,...

Amid preparation of building Mehrauli Archaeological Park on a piece of land measuring 119-acre in Ladhasarai, the residents of Ghausiya Colony have warned the authorities against building the Archaeological Park by levelling their grave and mosque. “We are ready to … More

INSIDE INDIA

CHRISTIANS FORM HUMAN CHAIN AGAINST ILLEGAL CONTROL OVE...

On 11 May, about 500 Christians made a human chain and paraded with black tapes on their mouths to District Magistrate office in Saharanpur. This all was to protest against land mafia’s control over their old graveyard. They demanded their … More

INSIDE INDIA

HC UPHOLDS ACQUITTAL OF THREE ‘TERRORISTS’

The Delhi High Court on 14 May upheld a trial court verdict acquitting two Kashmiri men and a Pakistan national accused of being “terrorists”. It also pointed out serious lacunae in the prosecution story. Three years ago, the trial court … More

INSIDE INDIA

ACQUITTAL NOT END OF ORDEAL, SAYS YAHYA KAMMUKUTTY

Eight years ago, it seemed that Yahya Kammukutty, then 33, had the world at his feet. This son of a labourer who used to cut stones at a quarry near Kodiyathur village in Kozhikode had become a software engineer for … More

INSIDE INDIA

HARYANA GOVT. TO BRING MCOCA-LIKE LAW

The Haryana government has decided to bring a new law, the Haryana Control of Organised Crime Act (HRCOCA), on the lines of the MCOCA in Maharashtra. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on 12 May the Haryana Police Rules would … More

INSIDE INDIA

HC SEEKS IB OFFICER’S PRESENCE LOOKOUT CIRCULAR AGAIN...

After receiving no reply from the Centre on whether a lookout circular was issued against a lawyer, the Delhi High Court on 12 May directed that a senior officer of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) should be present in person to … More

INSIDE INDIA

ANOTHER WITNESS IN RAPE CASE AGAINST ASARAM’S SON ATT...

Unidentified assailants on 13 May shot at a key witness in the alleged sexual abuse cases against arrested self-styled godman Asaram and his son Narayan Sai, in Haryana’s Panipat district, a report said on 14 May. Mahender Chawla, who was … More

INSIDE INDIA

JIH AMIR CONDOLES DEMISE OF SYED NAZEER AHMAD KASHANI

Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Omari, Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, has paid condolence on the demise of Maulana Syed Nazeer Ahmad Kashani, former Amir-e-Halqa, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir. While paying tribute to his services rendered to Islam and the Muslim Ummah, Maulana Omari … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ONE GENERATION DIED AS WAITING FOR UN RESOLUTION IN PAL...

Sixty-seven years have passed since the Palestinian Nakba and the forced eviction of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their ancestral homes and villages. Nevertheless, the only UN resolution granting these Palestinians the right to return to their homes and villages … More

MUSLIM WORLD

GAZA-BOUND FREEDOM FLOTILLA III BANNED BY ISRAEL

Israel will not allow ‘unauthorised’ boats to enter its territorial waters, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said as a trawler left Sweden on 10 May intending to break the legal naval blockade of Gaza, the Jerusalem Post reported. Swedish boat, named … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN SLAMS ISRAEL OVER GAZA BLOCKADE

Norman Finkelstein, the American Professor of Political Science and author of numerous books, has harshly criticised Israel’s eight-year siege of Gaza and called for international pressure to be brought against the self-declared Jewish state to “achieve a just and reasonable … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ARAB LEADERS REVOLT AGAINST IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Saudi Arabia has put forward suggestions that it will do whatever necessary to match the research and amassing of nuclear arsenal of Iran. In an article in the New York Times, one Arab leader has said, “We can’t sit back … More

MUSLIM WORLD

POLICE CHIEFS HELD IN TURKEY WIRETAPPING SWEEP

Twenty-five people – including 20 police chiefs and officers – have been detained across Turkey in another “parallel state” operation. Ankara chief prosecutor on 11 May ordered the detention of a total of 34 individuals, including several police chiefs, over … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ASSAD ARRESTS INTELLIGENCE CHIEF OVER SUSPECTED COUP

Syria’s Bashar Assad has arrested and placed its intelligence chief under house arrest after suspecting he was plotting a coup, a report said on 11 May. The head of the country’s National Security Bureau, Ali Mamlouk, who is one of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

SCHOOL FINED FOR FORCING MUSLIM STUDENT TO ‘TASTE’ ...

A Danish court has ordered a culinary school in Denmark’s Holstebro town to pay a Muslim woman 40,000 Danish krone in damages for forcing her to taste pork as part of her classes, a Danish daily reported on 8 May. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

CONSTRUCTION OF LARGEST MOSQUE IN BALKANS

The Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs will finance the building of the Balkan’s largest mosque in the Albanian capital Tirana, authorities said. Mazhar Bilgin, deputy chairman of the trustee committee of Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that … More

MUSLIM WORLD

RECORD NUMBER OF MUSLIMS ENTER UK PARLIAMENT

Muslim representation in the U.K. parliament rose from eight to 13 lawmakers after the recent general election, the highest number ever to sit in the House of Commons. Six new Muslim MPs were elected to parliament while seven existing members … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Morsi Sentenced to Death MB, Hamas Condemn Verdict

An Egyptian court on 16 May referred ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 105 co-defendants to the grand mufti, Egypt’s top religious authority, to consider death penalty against them on jailbreak charges. Morsi is the first president to be referred to … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Up to 20,000 Refugees Adrift in Andaman Sea

Wooden boats carrying between 6,000 and 20,000 refugees have been turned away from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand in the past several weeks with Thailand’s prime minister warning on 15 May that if more Rohingya migrants head to the country’s shores … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Bosnia Activists Alarmed by “Putin’s bill” on NGO...

Activists in Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic voiced alarm on 15 May over a draft law they nicknamed Putin’s Bill, which seeks to put foreign-funded non-profit groups under government control and calls their members “foreign servants”. President Vladimir Putin approved of … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Bulgaria Confiscates Islamic Relics

Bulgaria’s Islamic relics, which have long been the subject of debate and courts in Turkey, have been officially confiscated, a report said on 16 May. The Sofia Court of Appeal has passed a decision that Islamic relics belonging to Muslims … More

READERS' PULSE

Urgent Problem of Muslims

The most urgent problem Muslims are facing in India is that of false allegations of terrorist activity. Fabricated charges are levelled against Muslim individuals. They are tortured by various agencies and made to confess imaginary crimes. Media supports such highhandedness. … More

READERS' PULSE

Nothing Worthwhile

A year has passed since the NDA government came to power. Talking in terms of development has fewer things to celebrate. Right from witnessing high food inflation with basic ingredients of our kitchen like pulses crossing the three-digit mark, the … More

READERS' PULSE

Redress the Predicament of Farmers

There must be something fundamentally wrong, even perverse, with the economic system of a country that virtually pushes its farmers towards self-destruction. The current spate of suicides by hundreds of farmers across India – from West Bengal to Vidarbha to … More

READERS' PULSE

Israel-Arab Alliance against Iran

Israel and the Arab states are now in a de facto alliance against Iran. The Gulf countries “do not represent a meaningful threat” to Israel; they however do mean a threat to counterbalance Iran. With the nuclear treaty with Iran … More

REPORT

JIH Provides Relief for Jhuggi Dwellers Gutted by Fire

    By OUR STAFF REPORTER The Delhi local units of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind were successful in bringing a bit of happiness onto the face of the jhuggi dwellers living Madanpur Khadar, Delhi, whose shelters were gutted by fire on 7 … More