Category Archives: Minorities

Will Ajmal be able to replicate Assam success in Maharashtra?

M. Burhanuddin Qasmi, the editor of Eastern Crescent and director of the Mumbai based Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre writes about the emerging  trends of minority politics in India.

India’s Buddhists

There is a growing movement to revive Buddhism where it was born. Over 50 years ago, the author of India’s constitution, B R Ambedkar, set in motion a Buddhist socio-political movement which many believe is now ready to fructify through

Muslim in India: community on the margins

Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, The Frontline , Dec 02-15 2006 ISSUES relating to the social, economic and political status of India's Muslim minority community have been a matter of debate for several decades; quite a few governments have initiated studies on the

Muslim Puzzle : Harbans Mukhia

The  Muslim question, never out of sight in the Indian context, has again been brought centrestage by the Sachar committee. It is time to look at some of the commonplace assumptions about how the Muslims came to inhabit India in

When will Muslims get their own Babasaheb Ambedkar? M. Rama Rao

Critics of the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government have enough ammunition suddenly, courtesy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s blunt peak at the annual conference of the state minorities’ commissions and the Sachar committee report. The call for a

Indian mosques: From vandalism to architectural marvels

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India's earliest mosques were often built on material pillaged from Hindu and Jain shrines but before long Islamic rulers injected their stamp of architectural excellence. In the process, the Indian subcontinent, mainly India, have come

Muslim leaders represent political parties not the Muslim community: S Ubaidur Rahman

S Ubaidur Rahman is the editor of the book “Understanding the Muslim leadership in India” which is a collection of interviews with social, political and religious Muslims leaders of India. Global Media Publications publishes books of interest to South Asian

Being A Muslim These Days

If you happen to have a Muslim sounding name then you better be careful. You might be strip searched anywhere. Your 22 years of service might be ignored and you might be shunned out. And if your appearance also resembles

Aim Behind Indiscriminate Arrests Of Muslims?

Once again every Muslim is a suspect. Not just in Mumbai that indiscriminate arrests have been made & Muslims detained or questioned, but reports are coming from all over the country. Asian Age has brought to fore the indiscriminate arrests,

Sanjay Subrahmanyam : Bad time to be Muslim

It was a slightly surreal experience transiting through a series of airports in the week following the British announcement of a discovery of a new conspiracy to blow up a vast number of planes in midair. British home secretary John