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Reckless and Unjust

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

American President Donald Trump has characteristically stirred the hornet’s nest by deciding to move the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem in gross violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution 478. The Council had held “null and void” the Israeli Parliament’s 1980 bill declaring “Jerusalem, complete and united is the capital of Israel”. The […]

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BJP’s Invincibility Challenged

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The only silver lining from the recently concluded elections for the two Assemblies is that the BJP’s numbers have dwindled in Gujarat, a state known as the laboratory for the right wing ideas. The outcome in Himachal Pradesh is much on predictable lines. The BJP had bragged about raising its score to 150 in 182-member […]

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Towards Peace in Kashmir

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Union Government’s initiative to reach out to the people in the Valley in Jammu & Kashmir yet again must be welcomed by all those who believe in negotiations being central to peaceful resolution of the contentious issue. It is hoped that the newly-appointed interlocutor Mr. Dineshwar Sharma will proceed with his new job by […]

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Showing the Way Forward

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

President of India Mr. Ramnath Kovind has demonstrated true statesmanship by recognizing the role of Tipu Sultan in Indian history by fighting against the advancing British empire. He deserves appreciation for stating what appears unpalatable for the party that put him in the highest office of the land. Similarly, the retracing of steps by Yogi […]

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Deal Cautiously with Rohingya Issue

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of Rohingyas has received international attention, with the junta in Myanmar going on a ‘kill, rape, burn and loot’ campaign in the Rakhine region. A huge number of Rohingya refugees have streamed across into impoverished Bangladesh, a nation itself in perpetual misery. The fresh onslaught of the Myanmar military is said to be […]

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New Equations in Karnataka

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Karnataka will be facing Assembly elections in March-April next year. The BJP, currently on the back foot, will be using all the stratagems in its bag to grab power in this southern state, having tasted it earlier. The party is not in pink of its health, thanks largely to internal schisms owing to confrontation between […]

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No Cause for Cheer

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pathetically low representation of Muslims in higher education is robbing the community of share in the nation’s economic growth. There are two takeaways for the Muslim community from the recently released All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The enrolment of Muslim students in higher education has risen from 4.16 per cent in 2012-13 to […]

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Sectarian Agenda to the Fore

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today, India is facing major challenges. All kinds of vigilantes are out into the open and unleashing their fury over anything that offends them. Akhlaq was killed on the suspicion of storing ‘beef’ in his fridge, and Pehlu Khan was killed on a highway even though he had papers to prove that the cattle he […]

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Bankrupt Saudi Diplomacy

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The American President Donald Trump’s charge that Iran supports terrorism does not square up with the reality. It was utterly laughable that Trump was leveling this charge while speaking to representatives of 50 Islamic countries from a podium in Saudi Arabia. Not merely the venue, even the timing was grotesquely absurd. He was speaking after […]

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Welcome Move, But…

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The raising of reservation quota for Muslims—from existing 4% to 12%— and for the scheduled tribes from 6% to 10% should be welcomed by all sections committed to justice and fair deal for the underprivileged communities.  It is a significant milestone in the development of the community which had witnessed a severe decline of fortunes […]

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