Articles

Article: Umar Khalid’s real crime? Challenging the government as a Muslim

Apoorvanand For the justice system today, the call for revolution and threats of violence can mean different things, depending who said it. As feared, the Delhi High Court on October 18 rejected the bail application of Umar Khalid. The activist has been behind bars since September 2020 in connection with …

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Article: The significance of October 27: Darkest day in the history of Kashmir

Raies Mir The October 27, 1947 day, will always be remembered by over thirteen million Kashmiris all across the world as the Blackest Day in the Kashmir history. The misfortune that afflicted Kashmiris on this day has not only made their lives miserable it has also endangered peace and security …

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Article: October 27 – the Blackest Day for Kashmiris

Muhammad Raza Malik Background October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe it as Black Day. This is the day, when, in 1947, India had forcibly occupied the …

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Article: Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari:  Pioneer of Muslim unity — strong proponent of peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute

Raies Mir Founder and chairman of Ittihadul Musilmeen, and senior APHC leader Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari  (86), passed away after prolonged illness at his residence in Khankhai Subah Nawakadal in Srinagar on October 25, 2022. Thousands attended his funeral and was buried in Babamazaar Zadibal in Srinagar. The mourners carrying …

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Article: Identity crisis in Kashmir

Saima Afzal IT is the prime responsibility of the State to protect, promote and implement fundamental human rights and also to ensure that all individuals without discrimination of race, culture and religion can enjoy all basic rights and freedom under the jurisdiction. Unfortunately, the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir …

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As the UK Embraces Its Diversity, Indians Need to Ask Why India is Turning Its Back on Its Own

Siddharth Varadarajan Far from being able to aspire to the top job in India, Muslims everywhere see prudence in remaining invisible. This is modern India’s ugly reality and the sooner we recognise this and start working to change it, the better. I lived in London from 1979 to 1986 – …

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The world continues to ignore the radicalization of India

Rana Ayyub Washington, October 18 (KMS): Last week, India’s Supreme Court took on an issue that has turned into a major political controversy: the hijab. In February, the southern state of Karnataka had banned women from wearing the hijab in classrooms – enraging Indian Muslims and delighting Hindu nationalists, who …

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Feature: “We still don’t know why he was killed,” says children of Muslim man lynched in UP

Saher Hiba Khan On 02 September 2022, around 10:15 pm., Dawood Ali Tyagi, a resident of Vinaypur village in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh, was sitting on a cot outside his home while talking on the phone. Dawood’s nephew Naeem Tyagi and his neighbour Akram were sitting next to …

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Article: The India Fix: Why isn’t India’s shocking malnutrition problem shaking up its politics?

Shoaib Daniyal Released on Friday, the 2022 Global Hunger Index has sobering news for India. The world’s largest democracy ranked 107 out of the 121 countries in the study. Indians had less food security than any country in South Asia, save Afghanistan. In fact, Sri Lanka (64th), Nepal (81st) and …

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Press mute for Indian Muslims — how Gujarat flogging shows up ‘secular’ silence of Indian politics

SHEKHAR GUPTA Who speaks for India’s Muslims now? Who can, or is even trying to fill the Mulayam Singh Yadav-sized hole there? The answer is none. The BJP’s rivals want the votes of Muslims, but are frightened of being seen as their leaders. For clarity, this week’s National Interest isn’t …

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