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From Democracy to Mobocracy and Secularism to Hindutva

From Democracy to Mobocracy and Secularism to Hindutva

Ashraf Lone India’s democracy, social setup and secularism is in grave danger. And this danger has become more visible now. The pace with which Indian society is indoctrinated with the hatred of muslims, dalits and other marginal communities is increasing with each passing day. Killing of dalits and muslims on smaller pretexts is going on […]

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Hindu Pampering Vs Muslim Appeasement

Hindu Pampering Vs Muslim Appeasement

Yogi Adityanath, CM of Uttar Pradesh, spent Rs 195.89 crore for the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. Of this, Rs 133.70 crore has been sanctioned by the Union government. When some leader even holds an Iftar party in Ramadhan, Hindutva Brigade feels hurt and wastes no time in declaring that as “Muslim appeasement” worthy of […]

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Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?

Modi Netanyahu Bromance – How Deep?

On the eve of Indian Pime Minister Narendra Modi’s “historic” visit to Israel, an Israeli foreign ministry official said that his country supports India against terrorism emanating from Pakistan “hook, line and sinker”, and is “not asking for a quid pro quo”. This is indeed true, as the anti-Pakistan stance is not just a rhetoric […]

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Truth behind those killers who lynched Junaid Khan

Truth behind those killers who lynched Junaid Khan

Last night, I interviewed Junaid Khan’s father, Jallaluddin, when he said something that left me numb: “Why do they hate us so much sir that they kill us because of our religion?” He was responding to my question that some reports suggested that the 16-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death in a train compartment over […]

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Police, Protest and Iftaar

Police, Protest and Iftaar

This is Ramazan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Muslims across the world keep fast in this holy month. Today when I broke my fast with my colleagues and friends on the campus at Jamia Millia Islamia University, things looked quite normal. The frozen silence and an empty campus reminded me of the […]

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UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

UP Elections 2017: A drift towards soft Hindutva

By Anwarul Hoda As the results started showing clear mandate to BJP in Uttar Pradesh poll, different versions of narratives against the previous predictions started flowing on social media sites. The defeat of BJP was almost assumed before the exit poll declaration but unlike Bihar, most of the exit polls turned true and remained close […]