• The Case against Sedition

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      By Arshad Shaikh   Seventy-nine years old Major General SG Vombatkere (retired) is an environment and human rights activist, who moved the Supreme Court against the constitutionality of Section 124 A (Sedition). The apex court agreed to hear the … More

The Great Indian Pegasus Spyware Conspiracy

  India has entered a period of dangerous attacks on individual liberty, information, security and privacy. Journalists, Opposition leaders, Rights activists, Judges, Industrialists – no one is safe. Pegasus can be used against them with impunity. It can be used … More

DHUL HIJJAH

Significance of Dhul Hijjah

  By Nazrana Darvesh   The month of Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest months of the Islamic year. It is a month of increased spirituality when we witness two very special events – Hajj and Eid al Adha … More

KONKAN FLOOD RELIEF

JIH, IRW, SIO Volunteers Join Forces to ...

    With parts of Maharashtra’s Konkan region inundated due to torrential rains, various social organisations in the city have joined forces to help those affected by the flooding. A team of 17 volunteers from Mumbai and Thane, belonging to … More

PUNJAB POLITICS

Amarinder, Sidhu Patch up in Punjab Damp...

  By Soroor Ahmed     The Congress party seems to have learnt a lesson from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in dealing with the crisis in poll-bound Punjab. And it appears to be succeeding in … More

QURAN STUDIES

Lessons from Qarun’s Story – 1

  By Syed Akbar Hassan   The Qur’ān (28:76-78) says: “Qarun [or Korah] was one of the people of Moses, but he treated them unjustly. We had granted him such treasures that their very keys would have been too heavy … More

RACISM

Racist Campaign against Danish Siddiqui ...

  The Editors Guild of India on July 17 said it was deeply disturbed by the racist campaign on social media against photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan. Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters news agency, was killed while … More

SEDITION LAW

Former SC Judges on Sedition Law

  Former Supreme Court judges Aftab Alam, Madan B Lokur, Gopala Gowda and Deepak Gupta on July 24 raised concerns on the misuse of anti-terrorism laws in India, reported The Hindu. Justice Gupta said the courts should intervene and lay … More

TUNISIA CRISIS

Tunisia’s Ghannouchi Says Parliament Still Standing

  Tunisia’s Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi on July 26 said that the assembly is still standing, one day after President Kais Saied dismissed the government and froze parliament. “The suspension of parliament is unconstitutional, illegal and baseless,” Ghannouchi said in … More

CARTOON

TN WITHDRAWS 5,570 CASES AGAINST CAA, FARM LAWS PROTEST...

The Tamil Nadu government on September 14 issued a Government Order withdrawing 5,570 cases registered against those who protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), three farm laws, Register of Citizens (NRC), Salem-Chennai eight-lane expressway, methane extraction, Neutrino and Kudankulam … More

INSIDE INDIA

Inside India 01-Aug-2021

ON SC ORDER ERENDRO LEICHOMBAM RELEASED FORTHWITH Hours after the Supreme Court ordered the release “forthwith” of Erendro Leichombam, the Manipuri political activist walked out of Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa, on July 19. Erendro was detained in May under the … More

MUSLIM WORLD

Muslim World 01-Aug-2021

  ISLAMOPHOBIA IN AUSTRALIA The survey of over 1000 Muslims, conducted during 2019-2020, led by Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin Tan highlights religious discrimination, vilification and hate against Muslims that manifested in the Christchurch attack in March 2019. Stories, comments … More

ARAB PRESS

Gleanings of Arabic Press 01-Aug-2021

Eid of Palestinian Prisoners Palestinian prisoners offered Eid prayer in the jails of occupation. Some of them took the initiative to comfort themselves by exchanging wishes that the next Eid would come when they would be with their families and … More

ISLAMOPHOBIA

Progress or War: On Islamophobia and Eur...

  By Ramzy Baroud   Europe’s identity crisis is not confined to the ceaseless squabbles by Europeans over the EU, Brexit or football. It goes much deeper, reaching sensitive and dangerous territory, including that of culture and religion. Once more, … More

WEST ASIA

Hamas Condemns Israel Accession into African Union

  Hamas has condemned the African Union (AU)’s decision to grant Israel observer status, calling the move “shocking and reprehensible.” In a statement on July 24, Hamas criticised the decision the AU took last week following almost two decades of … More

READERS' PULSE

Readers' Pulse 01-Aug-2021

Snooping of Citizens NSO (Niv, Shalev and Omri) Group Technologies, an Israeli firm established in 2010, has developed a spyware called “Pegasus”. The said spyware enables the remote surveillance of smartphones. The spyware is sold to only “Vetted Governments” of … More

APPOINTMENT & AWARD

Khalid M Khan Takes over as New Vice president of FIEO,...

  Mr Khalid Khan has taken over as the new Vice President of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the apex body of Export Promotion organisations in the country, set up by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. Before … More

KAKORI COOKER CASE

APCR Provides Free Legal Aid for Four Terror Suspects i...

  The arrests of two terror suspects from the outskirts of Lucknow’s Kakori area and subsequent arrests of three more suspects form Kanpur, Sambhal and Muzaffarnagar districts for the alleged connection with the Al Qaeda’s terror module was made by … More

SPYING ON CITIZENS

1. JIH Expresses Concern over Reports of Spying on Citi...

  Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has expressed concern over reports of spying on Indian citizens. In a statement to the media on July 22, JIH Vice President Prof Salim Engineer said: “We are shocked to read the reports about a large … More

ULTIMATE SUCCESS

Universal Phenomena Lead Us to the Unity of the Creator

  By Sikandar Azam   God’s absolute power over the entire universe finds expression every now and then. We can experience it on our pulse. Whether it is the torrential rains that inundated the Konkan region in Maharashtra like never … More