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The last recording of Tom Alter reciting poetry

By Ather Farouqui 29 September 2021 marks the fourth death anniversary of Tom Alter—Thomas Beach Alter—fondly called Tom Saheb by me. Since he had many friends during his lifetime who loved him immensely, this important date does not go unnoticed. This note relates to the recording of his poetry reading …

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Pasmandas paying for the sins of Ashrafs

Pasmanda Muslims, the most neglected and underprivileged section of India have suffered developmental, political marginalisation and social stigmatization since independence. The deteriorating socio-economic condition of Pasmand Muslims came to light in the 1980s and 1990s. Even before independence, the question of caste and caste-based reservation was highlighted in the Government …

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Justice Kolse Patil elected as MURL new chairman

By Special Correspondent Chennai: Former Bombay High Court judge, Justice B G KolsePatil, one of leading rights defenders in the country, has been elected as the new chairman of the Movement Against UAPA And Other Repressive Laws (MURL). The Central Committee of MURL on Tuesday held its here to elect …

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DUJ felicitates Masoom Moradabadi for his new book on first martyr journalist Maulvi Mohammad Baqar

By Special Correspondent New Delhi: The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) felicitated veteran journalist Masoom Moradabadi at a ceremony to congratulate him on the release of his latest book . Moradabadi’s well researched work documents the 1857 revolt against the British and the pioneering role played by the Urdu press …

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Muslim girl who lost legs in accident completes MD

By Muslim Mirror Staff Mumbai : Roshan Jawwad Shaikh, a resident of Jogeshwari Mumbai lost both her legs in a train accident thirteen years ago, at that time she believed her life had come to a halt and her childhood dream of becoming a doctor would stay unfulfilled. But the …

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Former cricketer Yusuf Pathan bats for elephants

Agra:  Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan visited Wildlife SOS’s Elephant Hospital and the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura on Saturday to spread awareness about the plight of captive elephants. Returning for the third time, the former cricketer, who’s also an avid animal lover, kicked off his visit at …

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AMU was not built on Raja Mahendra Pratap’s land

By Abdul Bari Masoud   Aligarh: Prominent historian of the Aligarh movement, Dr Rahat Abrar strongly contradicted the claim that Aligarh Muslim University land was donated by Raja Mahindra Pratap.  He said the land on which AMU was built had not been donated by Raja Mahendra Pratap as claimed by …

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Burqa-clad Muslim woman in Kerala’s Kannur becomes role model

Thiruvananthapuram:  The arrest of two Muslim women in Kerala’s Kannur by the NIA for propagating Islamic State ideology on social media had put the community under a cloud. However, a burqa-clad, highly-religious woman in the same district has become a role model for women and youngsters for her entrepreneurial spirit …

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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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