Editorial

Praying inside a mosque is not a serious enough issue to approach the apex court. It is more in the nature absence of logistics required for segregation of sexes. The Supreme Court has been approached by a Muslim couple from Pune seeking women’s entry into mosques for worshipping. The couple has pleaded that Islam and […]

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The outcome of the Assembly elections in five states across the country has made it abundantly clear that the grip of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has considerably weakened in the Hindi heartland and the party is no longer in the race in non-Hindi states. However, the straws in the wind do not carry a […]

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Several Ponzi firms from Bengaluru have defrauded investors in the city, state and neighbouring areas of hundreds of crores of rupees by luring gullible Muslims into the net through devious means. A host of fly-by-night operators who had found a convenient haven in the city have closed shops with their owners having decamped with the […]

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Fake news being spread through social media to foment communal hatred and stigmatise particular groups has now become a major issue across the world. Here is an example of such fake news. According to firstpost.com, “Following the Amritsar train tragedy, in which at least 61 people lost their lives during Dussehra celebrations […] a number of […]

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The Supreme Court had invalidated the practice of triple talaq through a verdict last year. But the NDA Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hell bent on making the practice a criminal offence, rather than the civil one. The Ordinance making it a non-bailable offence issued by the President of India is a […]

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan failed in his first test of making Pakistan an inclusive society when he rescinded the appointment of noted economist Mr. Atif Rehman Mian as the new Government’s economic advisor. Khan buckled under pressure from Islamic fundamentalists who wanted the order of appointment to be withdrawn merely because Atif Mian belongs […]

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The draft of the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) which was placed in the public domain on July 30 has aroused fears and resentment in Assam as it excludes a little over 40 lakh residents in Assam from the list. However, it is a matter of satisfaction that it has not led to protest or […]

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Pakistan is witnessing its second change of civilian to civilian government in its 70-year history punctured by frequent Martial Law and rule by the Army. As of now it appears that cricketer Imran Khan is in striking distance of the prime ministerial office, having surged ahead of all other parties. Though his rivals have alleged […]

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But Turkey’s downslide on scale of democratic freedoms and human rights is too palpable to be missed. Turkish strongman Recep Teyyip Erdogan has emerged even more strong from the June 24 Presidential election. The over 52% votes which he received against several rivals are likely to embolden him to assume wider powers in months ahead […]

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