• AT A GLANCE Some Recent Acts & Mob Lynching Cases

    12 Nov 2017 |
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    March 4, 2015: Maharashtra government banned beef. Anyone found in possession of beef would face five years of jail and a Rs 10,000 fine. While a 1976 law prevented the slaughter of cows in Maharashtra, the new Act banned the … More

  • JUNAID KHAN CASE Continuing Saga of Denying Justice without Delay

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    FAWAZ SHAHEEN dwells upon how the saga of denying justice without delay is continuing and how the Faridabad Additional Sessions Judge Y S Rathore’s upholding of the law in the Junaid Khan case in the face of brazen violation by … More

Criminalisation of Politics in India Will Supreme Court Succeed in Cleaning It?

A 2-judge bench of Supreme Court has asked the Government to speed up trials of politicians. It has asked the Centre to frame a comprehensive scheme by December 13 to set up special courts to deal with the cases of … More

DOUBLE STANDARDS

UN Practising Double Standards as Israel is Found Guilt...

By S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS Many have criticised the United Nations for practising double standards and the withdrawal of a report on the apartheid practices of Israel from the website of a UN body; the Economic and Social Commission for West … More

GOVERNANCE

Umar’s Theory of Testing People

By SYED KAZIM Before entrusting someone with some responsibility or getting into a partnership or relationship, it is always better to know the person. It would be difficult to know about the person completely as they would be meeting them … More

IRAQ REFERENDUM

KRG Referendum Plays a Puppet Game in Iraq

The KRG’s September 25 vote was provocative and threatens regional security, with the stakes particularly high for Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey, observes Shakir Husain The Kurdistan Regional Government’s dubious referendum on independence from Baghdad in September was another Western … More

PATRIOTISM

Enforced Patriotism

PACHU MENON wonders how we Indians relish the prospects of wearing our patriotism on our sleeves, and at every available opportunity at that!   The Apex Court is right in questioning its own order last year making it compulsory for … More

RAJASTHAN NEWSLETTER

Reverting to Islam Labelled as ‘Love Jihad’, Once A...

By DR. M. IQBAL SIDDIQUI Payal Singhvi, 22, who completed M.Com. and was preparing for Rajasthan Administrative Services exam., reverted to Islam in April this year and married Faiz Modi of Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 14 April. After marriage, Payal, now … More

SUICIDE ATTACK

Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills 5

At least five people, including a woman were killed and 23 others injured in an ISIL-claimed suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul’s diplomatic area on 31 October, a report said citing a Health Ministry spokesman.  Waheed Majroh confirmed the death … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Political Reform Seeks Internal Democracy and Financial...

PROFESSOR JAGDEEP CHHOKAR is former Director In-charge of Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Ahmedabad and one of the founding members of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which has been awarded for pioneering social service by The Times of India, CNN/IBN, … More

INSIDE INDIA

INSIDE INDIA 12-nov-2017

JIH EXPRESSES SORROW AT LIVES LOST IN NTPC BLAST The Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer has expressed sorrow at the death of nearly 26 workers in the NTPC boiler blast in Rai Bareli on 1 November. In … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Turkey’s Automotive Exports to US Double in 2017

Turkey’s automotive exports rose by 21.6 per cent to $20.77 billion while exports to the U.S. doubled to $967.28 million, showing an increase of 101.18 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2017, exporters said on 30 October. … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM WORLD 12-nov-2017

TURKISH MP SLAMS EUROPE FOR ‘SUPPORTING’ FETO, PKK A senior lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party of Turkey on 31 October criticised European countries for “supporting” members of Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) and PKK terrorist groups. “They … More

READERS' PULSE

READERS' PULSE 12-nov-2017

Education at Crossroads It refers to the report “Education must Guarantee Character Building: Manish Sisodia” published in the Radiance (5-11 November). It is indeed disheartening that the value and objectives of education have been diminishing. It has been reduced to … More

REPORT

Jamia Students Struggling for Students Union

By our staff reporter It was 2006 last time when Jamia Millia Islamia had students union. For more than a decade, students have been demanding the union but it fell on the deaf ear of the Jamia administration. Recently, the … More

REPORT

Dr. Javed Jamil Lambastes Pharmaceutical Industry for U...

  By Adnan ahmad Renowned thinker and Head of Chair in Islamic Studies & Research, Yenepoya University Mangaluru, has lambasted the Pharmaceutical Industry for charging “unimaginably” high prices for medicines. He was speaking at the inaugural function of the Pharmacy … More

REPORT

Police Manhandles SIO Activists Protesting against Susp...

By our staff reporter As Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) activists, including the organisation’s national leaders, were trying to stage a protest in front of University Grant Commission against the suspension of biannual NET (National Eligibility Test), police personnel forcefully evicted … More

REPORT

Jamaat Expresses Concern over UP Police Encounters

By OUR STAFF REPORTER In its monthly press meet held on 4 November Jamaat-e-Islami Hind expressed concern on the recent police encounters in Uttar Pradesh. Briefing the media, JIH Secretary General Muhammad Salim Engineer said: “We are highly disturbed at … More