Monthly Archives: May 2006

Shave Your Beard, Else Face Consequences !

A policeman who has served the department for 34 years was told that he ought to shave his beard, which he has been keeping for the last 29 years and to which no one ever objected. Ehasanullah Haq Ghazi Sheikh, … Continue reading

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VHP, Bajrang Dal Links Of Blast Accused At 2 Places In Maharashtra

Two cities, two blasts: Accused having links with VHP and Bajrang Dal. “In police FIR the accused have been clearly mentioned as VHP activists but no serious probe was undertaken, had the accused been Muslims the entire families would have … Continue reading

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Of Encroachments And Such, Nothing Much

In the beginning there was a tree. A big piipal tree that housed hundreds (yes, really) of birds. I loved that tree, it had a very reassuring presence in the fast and unpredictable urban life. Then somebody decided to tie … Continue reading

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Hashimpura Massacre: Charges Framed Against 17 Policemen

Nineteen years after the Hashimpura killings that had shocked the nation, charges have been framed against 17 police personnel of the UP’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for ‘rioting, murder, attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy et al’. It was on May … Continue reading

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Muslim Party In UP

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s government appointed 1800 police men of which 1000 are Yadavas and just 30 Muslims, said Kalbe Jawad while disclosing the launch of a Muslim political alliance. Shahi Imam is with him. Seven political parties have come together. … Continue reading

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Muslims MLAs Who Won In Assembly Polls In Assam, Kerala, TN

A good number of Muslim MLAs made it to the assemblies of Kerala, West Bengal and Assam in the recently held polls. In Assam 25 Muslims have made it to the Assembly including eight of the Badruddin Ajmal’s AUDF, eight … Continue reading

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Thank You Mr. Subroto Roy ‘Sahara’

With the quick launch of Roznama Rashtriya Sahara’s two editions within a month, the daily has brought a revolution in the stagnant Urdu journalism in this country. After Mumbai and Kolkata, announcement has been made that the Patna edition would … Continue reading

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‘Encroachment’ In Vadodara, Firing And A Cop’s Tone

The officials of Vadodara municipal corporation and the policemen are shouting from the rooftops that the dargaah was an encroachment and even the media did not bother to check the facts. Whenever there is a road beside a dargaah and … Continue reading

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The Monstrous Act Of Taliban

The children of Suryanarayan were holding placards that read ‘Taliban uncle kindly release our father’. The paper was lying in front of me and just then I saw the news on the channel that he had been killed. Monsters. That … Continue reading

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