Monthly Archives: June 2006

Muslim Members In NCM Disappoint

Harcharan Singh Josh, the Sikh member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has been making whirlwind tours of various states, listening to complaints, preparing reports and all that is expected of NCM member. True to his name, Josh has … Continue reading

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So, The Danish Cartoonist Was Burnt Alive?

No he wasn’t. Or to be factually correct, they weren’t. Now, a little background. ‘The Nation’, a Pakistani newspaper published a news item quoting a Saudi newspaper that the editor of Danish newspaper ‘Jyllands Posten’ was burnt to death. The … Continue reading

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Kashmiri Hindus Overwhelmed With Love Across The Border

Five elderly men who went to Pak-occupied Kashmir to see their ancestral place were overwhelmed with the love they received on the other side of the border. Yuvraj Gupa, Yashpal Gupta, Rajkumar Kohli, Shivdas Sahni and Kulbhushan Kumar were permitted … Continue reading

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SC Judges’ Injustice To Indian Minorities – II

“…Commissions set up for minorities have to direct their activities to maintain the integrity and unity of India by gradually eliminating the minority and majority classes,” the judges said. Haven’t we heard this before? “We don’t accept the concept of … Continue reading

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SC Judges’ Injustice To Indian Minorities – I

(Excerpts from a very important article by AG Noorani on a SC ruling where the judges came close to asserting that Hinduism is the national religion, the rest are converts, which is the Sangh parivar’s central thesis. ) A grave … Continue reading

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Bukhari Sahab, What About Urdu Schools?

Ahmad Bukhari, the Imam of Jama Masjid, is busy forging an alliance of Muslim political parties, with an eye on the forthcoming elections for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. Alas, Bukhari Sahab is putting in so much energy in his efforts … Continue reading

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Local Mosques As Schools

Kashif Hoda offers a nice suggestion that small Madrasas attached with local mosques can double up as primary/secondary schools in India, considering the relatively lower literacy rate of Indian Muslims. Since most Muslim communities have a mosque and they are … Continue reading

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Mosque Desecration: Army Fires At Protesting Villagers

Two cases were registered against armymen for firing at the villagers in Kupwara, storming into a mosque and allegedly desecrating the Holy Quran. The villagers were protesting the army personnel’s alleged desecration when the army fired at them. One person … Continue reading

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Wasim Jaffer’s Double Ton & Cricketers From Humble Background

With his double century Wasim Jaffer has joined the elite club of Indian batsmen who have hit score of over 200 in test cricket. Batsmen of the calibre of Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajit Wadekar, Vijay Merchant, Vijay Manjrekar, Saurav … Continue reading

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Kiskii Nazar Lag Gayii Aligarh Ko?

Who has cast an evil eye on Aligarh? The last one month was especially hard for residents of the City. The 6,000-odd units manufacturing locks remained shut and ordinary people were both affected due to the tension, killings and curfew. … Continue reading

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