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Assam: Eviction of the Natives

A fact-finding team sheds light on the trials and tribulations of the displaced Muslims in Assam’s Darrang district, besides documenting incidents of state violence against its own people By Quamar Ashraf “Even as we were packing up our belongings following eviction order, some policemen barged into our home and started …

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Indian Muslims: From darkness to dawn

By Hasan Ghias “The darkest hour is just before the dawn”, says an old English proverb. Are we living through our darkest hour since the foundation of our republic? Perhaps yes; perhaps not. The worst may still be in store, or we may have hit rock bottom. Nobody knows. Three …

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ہندوستان میں کسی کے مذہب پر عمل کرنے میں آسانی کے بارے میں غلط فہمی(The misconception around the ease of practicing one’s religion in India

) ڈیجیٹل اسپیس (معلومات کی تقسیم کی سب سے اہم شکل) ہندوستان میں اقلیتی برادریوں کے خلاف بڑھتی ہوئی عدم برداشت کے پیغامات سے بھری ہوئی ہے۔ زیادہ تر معاملات میں ، ان پیغامات کا مقصد سیاسی فائدہ حاصل کرنا ہے۔ اس پہلو سے بے خبر ، بہت سے بے …

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Azam Khan May be A Victim But He is No Messiah of Muslims

Azam Khan. True, Azam Khan is being targeted rather disproportionately and also because of his Muslim identity. That must be protested and resisted. But to say that he is a big messiah, and his profit-making educational enterprise is an issue of all the Muslims of India, is absolutely unjustified Prof …

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The Eerie silence of Deobandi Ulemas on Taliban

Couple of years ago, Arshad Madani, President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (A) sitting comfortably at his residence located at the entrance of Darul Uloom Deoband stopped a reporter (name withheld) midway during an interview and called a boy by his name from amongst a group of approx. hundred students passing by …

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Educated Muslim Youth have always rejected organisations based on Radical/Extremist Ideology

The growth of extremist/radical organisations post 9/11 has been exponential, and it is clear that the counter-radicalisation process requires more acceleration at global and local levels. Taking stock of the last 20 years since the September 11 attacks, it is evident that transnational organisations al-Qaida and the Islamic State group …

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Why Muslim Women are fearing Taliban?

Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001 when a U.S. led invasion toppled the regime for providing refuge to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attack. For nearly 20 years from 2001 onwards, Taliban regrouped across the border in Pakistan and led an insurgency against the U.S.backed government …

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Arshad Madani’s statement is a right step towards strengthening nationalistic values

The capture of power by the Taliban after twenty years of fighting against coalition forces was beyond perceptions. The turn of the events was so dramatic that everyone was caught by surprise. Many analysts have projected the new Taliban as a modern, refined version with little linkages to the old …

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موہن بھاگوت کا بیان: انسداد بنیاد پرستی کی طرف ایک خوش آئند قدم(Mohan Bhagwat’s statement: A welcome step towards Counter-Radicalisation)

راشٹریہ سویم سیوک سنگھ (آر ایس ایس) کے سربراہ موہن بھاگوت نے مسلمانوں کو حوصلہ دیا کہ وہ “خوف کے چکر میں نہ پھنسیں” کہ ہندوستان میں اسلام خطرے میں ہے ، اور دعویٰ کیا کہ تمام ہندوستانیوں کا ڈی این اے ایک جیسا ہے۔ آر ایس ایس کے سربراہ …

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