Editorial

Earlier it used to be on communal lines. Those that practiced this kind of exclusion used to be on the fringes. Now more binaries are being imported. The latest ones are national vs. anti-national and dalits vs. the privileged castes and communities. The nation is following a dangerous trajectory. A Union Minister asks vice chancellor […]

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Peace is something that Bangladesh deserves and urgently needs. Extremist stances are ingrained into its national psyche. Ever since dictator Gen. Hussain Mohammad Irshad was unseated, successive elections have put one of the two famous Begums on the prime ministerial seat. But such is the fractious nature of the polity that none of the two […]

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The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. Attorney General Mr. Mukul Rohatgi through an affidavit in the Supreme Court has said that the University is not a minority institution. Coming as it does from the Attorney General, the affidavit reflects the changed stance of the Union Government. […]

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This issue of the Islamic Voice marks the entry of this tiny tabloid into the 30th year of its existence. The first issue of the journal had hit the stands on January 1, 1987. It is only the grace of Allah subhanahu wa taala that Islamic Voice has come thus far. We do not seek […]

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The grand victory of the Grand Alliance of three parties in Bihar against the BJP’s well-oiled campaign proves that people could be weaned out of the mesmerizing spell of money, well-orchestrated propaganda and communal frenzy. But it requires hard work. And Laloo Yadav-Nitish Kumar-Rahul Gandhi combine were not found wanting when it came to perception […]

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Intolerance is reaching new heights across the country. An innocent man was killed in Bishara village of Uttar Pradesh merely on suspicion of eating and storing beef. Three writers have paid with their lives for their rationalist writings. Black paint was poured on journalist and intellectual Sudheendra Kulkarni in Mumbai for hosting former Pakistan foreign […]

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Demography has come to be used as an effective tool for communal polarisation as could be seen by the release of the Census 2011 figures based on religious groups. The timing was to suit the Assembly elections in Bihar where the BJP is fighting a do-or-die battle to defeat the JDU-RJD-Congress’s Grand Secular Alliance. The […]

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India and Pakistan should not allow Hurriyet to mar the talks and peace prospects between two nations. The cancellation of the talks between National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan does not portend well for regional peace and amity. The leadership on either side has shown lack of statesmanship by cancelling the talks that could […]

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The recently concluded conclave on Waqfs in India has called for intensified efforts and participation of general Muslims in protection of the Waqf properties scattered all over the countries. Waqf is generally presumed to be the third largest category of land following the lands owned by the Government and the Indian Railways. However, one would […]

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I have recently read your article titled, “Muslims Donate Land for World’s Largest Temple” in the June 2015 issue of Islamic Voice. One thing I could not understand is that, what is Islamic about this news? How could you even publish an article on this topic? According to my knowledge, IV is an Islamic magazine, […]

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