• Terrorists and Enemies of Humanity don’t Deserve Any Concession: JIP

    28 Dec 2014 |
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    Commenting on the Peshawar school attack, Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan Secretary-General Liaquat Baloch has said murderers, terrorists and enemies of humanity don’t deserve any concession and the law of the land calls for the execution of their death sentence after completion of … More

  • Wake up Pakistan, Wake up

    28 Dec 2014 |
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    The heart-breaking pictures of wailing fathers and mothers of the dead children would wake up the Pakistani voter, hopes SYED TAUSIEF AUSAF Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif has announced that the odious Taleban strike at the Army Public School in Peshawar … More

Violence Destroying Pakistan

The most inhuman terror attack on a school in Peshawar, which claimed about 150 lives, mostly of innocent children and teenagers, has exposed the reality that Pakistan is sucked in a vortex of deplorable violence. Words fail to describe this … More

BOOK REVIEW

Ayodhya’s Utilitarian Bystanders

PORTRAITS FROM AYODHYA:LIVING INDIA’S CONTRADICTIONS Scharada Dubey Tranquebar Press(Imprint of Westland Ltd.), Chennai – 600 095 (India) Year 2012 273pp. Indian Rupees 295, Soft Reviewed by ASIF ANWAR ALIG Already entered into 3rd decade with more than 23 years of … More

CIA TORTURE

Whitewashing CIA torture

“We are [not so] awesome” after all With such overriding thoughtless mindset, there is little evidence to show that such “awesomeness” will cease anytime soon, even if at the expense of many innocent people, comments RAMZY BAROUD “This is not … More

COMMUNALISM

Fight Communalism and Save the Nation

By HASSAN MASOOD There are four “Cs” which are very dangerous for India: (1) Communalism, (2) Casteism, (3) Corruption, and (4) Criminalisation of Politics. It’s the duty of every responsible citizen to effectively fight against all four “Cs”. These four … More

DEBATE ON ISLAM

Hate Mongering

By MUHAMMAD SIRAJUDDIN It was a matter of great satisfaction to hear in Parliament the Union Home Minister appreciating the Indian Muslim minority keeping aloof from the so-called ISIS and assuring action against harassment and indicting of innocent Muslim youth … More

INDIA TODAY

The Black, The White, The Grey The Hues of India

By AFREEN KHUSRU Here we are: India booming to its full capacity in the 21st century with many ‘colours’ to add to its multi-faceted persona. Yet three hues can delineate India like no other. We have The Black – the … More

WEST ASIA

Dual Blow to Zionists, Shot in Arm for Palestinians

Hamas taken off terror list, EU Votes for Palestine State   SYYED MANSOOR AGHA analyses a European Union court’s verdict taking Hamas off the terror list and the EU Parliament resolution recognising Palestine as a State. In a day, Hamas, … More

FACE-TO-FACE

Turkey has Grown up because There is No Discrimination:...

PROF. Dr. TALIP ALP, who studied at Manchester University, England, and is presently Vice President (Vice Rector) of Yalova University in Turkey, explained how and why Turkey has achieved tremendous growth in all walks of life. In an interview with … More

INSIDE INDIA

ROW OVER BELGIAN INDOLOGIST’S ANTI-ISLAM REMARKS

Belgian Indologist Dr Koenraad Elst’s anti-Islam remarks created a flutter at a Goa conclave on 20 December, prompting at least one foreign delegate, Former Jordanian prime minister Dr Abdelsalam al-Majali, to walk out while another, Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former secretary … More

INSIDE INDIA

BIHAR MAN COMPLAINS TO POLICE OF JOB OFFER BY PAKISTAN...

Police have begun an investigation into alleged offer of a job by Pakistan’s ISI to a member of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in Patna, police said on 15 December. A case has been lodged at Sultanganj police station in connection with a … More

INSIDE INDIA

GOVT SAYS NO TO RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ISRAELI ATTACKS O...

The Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza generated heat in Lok Sabha on 16 December with opposition parties demanding a resolution from the government condemning the killing of innocents. While the government refused to pass a resolution condemning Israel’s offensive, … More

INSIDE INDIA

FALL IN FEMALE SEX RATIO WORRIES ACTIVISTS

There has been a decline in female sex ratio at birth in several districts across the State. This is becoming a trend in urban areas like Chennai as well, according to members of Campaign Against Sex Selective Abortion (CASSA). Quoting … More

INSIDE INDIA

HINDUTVA OUTFIT PLANS TO ‘FINISH’ ISLAM, CHRISTIANI...

Stoking a fresh controversy after conversion plans in Aligarh, Hindutva outfit Dharm Jagran Manch, which had planned a conversion programme in Aligarh, said that it plans to “finish” Islam and Christianity by 2021. “We have so far ensured ‘ghar wapsi’ … More

INSIDE INDIA

70 HINDUS CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY

Over 70 Hindus have allegedly converted to Christianity in Bahraich district. One person, belonging to an organisation called India Hope Centre, has been arrested in this connection and the local officials are probing the incident that took place two days … More

INSIDE INDIA

CONVERSION FOR ‘SOLE’ PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE IS NOT VA...

Ruling that their conversions were not valid because it was done with “the sole purpose of marriage”, the Allahabad High Court on 18 December refused to grant any relief to five couples who had got married after the girls who … More

INSIDE INDIA

MEWAT STUDENTS TO BE HONOURED IN CALICUT

Four students of Al-Falah Model Sr. Sec. School Bhadas have been invited to 23rd International Conference on education and Gala Award programme at Calicut (Kozhikode) on 27th-28th Dec 2014 for their academic excellence in Board Examination by American Federation for … More

MUSLIM WORLD

NUMBER OF BRITONS CHOOSING ISLAM DOUBLED IN THE PAST DE...

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, with one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam, according to the Independent. While previous estimates placed the number … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ANTI-ISLAM POLITICIAN WILDERS FACES PROSECUTION FOR RAC...

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will be prosecuted in the Netherlands for discrimination and inciting hatred against Moroccans during election campaigning in March, prosecutors said on 18 December. The charges stem from an incident in The Hague, when Wilders led an … More

MUSLIM WORLD

UN DRAFT IMPOSES DEADLINE FOR ISRAELI OCCUPATION

Jordan has filed a draft UN Security Council resolution in favour of setting a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land by the end of 2017. The text was formally submitted to the council on Wednesday night … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TEN BOSNIAN SERB OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR WAR CRIMES

Ten Bosnian Serb wartime officials were arrested on 16 December over the killing of close to 70 Muslim Bosniak civilians and persecution of many more, including women and children, early in the former Yugoslav republic’s 1992-95 war. Two decades since … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ARAKAN MUSLIMS’ TWO YEARS OF DESPAIR IN MYANMAR CAMPS

Scrawny chickens and mangy dogs mingle with raggedly clothed children and exhausted adults on the dusty paths through Da Paing camp near the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a report said on 16 December. Nobody wears shoes. Nearby are a … More

MUSLIM WORLD

MUSLIM SCHOLARS CRITICISE EGYPT OVER ARREST WARRANT FOR...

A group of Muslim scholars on 15 December criticised Egypt for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric whose outspoken support for the Muslim Brotherhood angered Gulf Arab states that supported Egypt’s military coup. Interpol this … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT TO TRY HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS IN MILITARY COURTS

An Egyptian prosecutor on 15 December referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents. Egypt expanded the jurisdiction of military … More

MUSLIM WORLD

TURKEY DENIES LINKS WITH ALLEGED ‘SPIES’ IN GERMANY

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, or TIKA, denied having any ties with three Turks who were recently detained and accused of spying in Germany. “TIKA does not have any offices in Germany at the moment,” said a statement by … More

MUSLIM WORLD

ONE MILLION WOUNDED AND DISEASE SPREADING IN SYRIA: WHO

One million people have been wounded during Syria’s civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organisation’s Syria representative said. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 per cent before … More

MUSLIM WORLD

EGYPT POLICE ARREST 102 BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS

Egyptian security forces have detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids in five provinces, a report citing the Interior Ministry said on 19 December. The ministry said in a statement that the detainees were involved in “terrorist” … More

READERS' PULSE

A Colossal Damage to Islam

It has almost become evident with the Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement in the Parliament that the Bangaluru software engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas did not recruit for IS and his activities were ‘limited to expressing support’ to the organisation. The … More

READERS' PULSE

A Heinous Crime

The massacre of about 150 students and teachers in an army school in Peshawar by Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan is a heinous crime which must be condemned outright by all the humanity. While Pakistan must be blamed for soft-peddling the … More

READERS' PULSE

Communal Statements to Be Famous!

    In political gimmick, making communal statements is as common as politics itself in India. Election campaign is the high time when politicians generally utilise this tactic for polarisation. But, during and after the last Lok Sabha elections communal … More

READERS' PULSE

Minority Rights Days A Ritualistic Affair

This refers to the article, “Minorities Rights Day…” by Syyed Mansoor Agha, published in Radiance (21-27 December). It is true that we observe Human Rights Day and Minority Rights Day every year. The nature and meaning of these days have … More

REPORT

UN Officials Call for US to Prosecute Those Responsible...

One day after the release of a damning Senate report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme, the United Nation’s top human rights official on 10 December said that a key treaty the United States has signed requires that officials … More

REPORT

Did CIA Torture Violate Nuremberg Ban on Human Experime...

CIA health professionals may have committed war crimes by collecting and analysing data on brutally interrogated detainees in potential violation of U.S. and international bans on research on human subjects without their consent, a human rights organisation said on 16 … More

REPORT

CIA’s Torture Experts Got Millions, Face New Scrutiny

The well-paid psychologists had a plan and a contract to make terrorists talk. And when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resisted, a CIA officer confided in 2003 that one of the psychologists promised he was “going to go to school on this … More

REPORT

Indian National League to Fight Assembly Polls in Delhi...

By OUR STAFF REPORTER Indian National League during its two-day national executive committee meeting elected all India office bearers at Gandhi Peace Foundation in the national capital on 16 December. The party in a press conference after the national executive … More

REPORT

Second Int’l Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ Hi...

By SAMEEN AHMED KHAN The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates organised a four-day landmark event, Second International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences, during 8-11 December 2014 with the … More

REPORT

Values of Democracy Interlinked with Human Rights

By OUR CORRESPONDENT “The values of democracy are interlinked with human rights. Along with raising voice against civil rights violation, we will have to create awareness about civil rights among people,” said Professor M.N. Karan, former Director A.N. Sinha Institute … More