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Advani And Modi – The Real Culprits Escaping The Law

Asghar Ali Engineer More than 100 innocent persons were arrested after burning of S-6 in Godhra on 27th February 2002 which in turn followed demolition of Babri Masjid on 6th December 1992. The man mainly responsible for the former was

Remembering Shahid Azmi, the Shaheed: Mahtab Alam

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Guest post by MAHTAB ALAM It must have been around nine pm on 11th February last year. The nightfall and Delhi’s infamous wintry chill ensured that I stayed indoors at the mercy of closed walls and work for company. Sure

Rohingyas should not be treated in hostile way

The Rohingya, ethnic minority of Arakan, Burma have been languishing in their ancestral Land, Arakan and in exile for decades since the military took power in 1962. They are being treated as foreigners. The history has shown their existence in

Naushad Kashimji, Shahid Azmi, Who Next?

The serious situation which Muslim community, particularly the young Muslim generation is confronting in India, was projected years ago, by the communal forces and since then they also have started to implement their longstanding plan. The fire which was ignited

Shahid Azmi, a Career produced and consumed by Judicial System

The murder of defense counsel of Fahim Ansari and those accused in Malegaon blast of 2006 is really very disturbing. It brings to mind how some of those alleged to be involved in 1993 serial blasts were bumped off by

India Pakistan Relations

There is no exclusive blood group which divide us as Muslims and non-Muslims, Shias and Sunnies, Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri, Baloch or Sindhi, Aasamese and Bangalis, Tamils and Sinhalas, Dalits and non-Dalits, Marathi and Pahari. All of us are born of

Now wearing a Burqa can be a crime

The French parliament is preparing to pass a resolution to denounce the wearing of burqas in France. It aims to pass a law afterwards that will actually outlaw the garment. This is  the first time that women would be penalised

Internet Freedom and Human Rights 2.0

Is unfettered Internet access a fundamental human right? Given their recent — and widely covered — spat with China over censorship laws, Google appears to assert that Internet censorship is an important enough issue to pull out of the People’s

Who Killed Hemant Karkare

A new book curiously titled Who Killed Hemant Karkare? says a nationwide network of Hindutva terror that has its tentacles spread up to Nepal and Israel is out to destroy the India most Indians have known for ages and to

The State Versus Naxals: Who Are Criminals?

Inaugurating a three-day long conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of police organized by the Intelligence Bureau, home minister of India P. Chidambaram described terrorist attacks on November 26, 2008 as a “game changer”: “The attacks in Mumbai on