articles by Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi

India

Ban on Mulk in Pakistan ironic: Indian movies that dispel anti-Muslim stereotypes don't bode well with film censors across border

That Mulk attempts to restore the honour of an Indian Muslim family accused of ‘treason and ties with the Pakistanis’ based on a true event, is precisely the reason why the ban on Mulk seems ironic and deplorable.

World

Pakistan Elections: How the country's judiciary and military gagged media and influenced public opinion

Ahead of the general election, the Pakistan Army, which has always been extremely sensitive about what is written about the country's domestic or foreign policies, tamed media outlets, reporters and columnists

World

State of emergency in Sri Lanka: 'Supremacism' of Sinhalese Buddhists or ‘segregation’ of Wahhabi Muslims?

Sri Lanka's Buddhists often accuse Muslims of desecrating the Buddhist structures and forcibly converting "the Buddha's devotees" to Islam.

India

Indian Muslims must heed Jordan's King Abdullah's message: Ending takfirism key to getting rid of radicalism

Jordan’s importance for Indian Muslims lies in an inclusivist non-takfiri (not accusing other Muslims of apostasy) interpretation of Islam which King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein championed through the Amman Message

India

Narendra Modi's Ramallah 'outreach' policy could go a long way in establishing peace between Israel, Palestine

Narendra Modi's outreach to the Palestinian people reaffirms that the Indian government wants to continue its historic engagement with the Palestinian cause.

India

Triple talaq verdict: Despite SC ruling, ulema continue to support practice, campaign against Uniform Civil Code

The Supreme Court verdict on instant triple talaq will not make any meaningful change in the daily life of most Indian Muslims as they look up to the ulema as their eternal mentors

India

Babri Masjid case: Shia waqf board's effort at religious harmony has created acrimony among Muslims

The Shia Central Waqf Board's affidavit on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, which came only three days before a crucial hearing in the Supreme Court, has opened the Pandora's box

India

'Not In My Name' protests: Contrasting coverage in Hindi and Urdu press shows deep ideological divide

The Hindi and Urdu media's coverage of last week's 'Not In My Name' protests shows that the chasm between the two is deep and profound, and too difficult to be bridged

India

Kashmir unrest: Split between Hurriyat and Hizbul Mujahideen calls for caution to restore peace in Valley

The split between Hurriyat and militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has emerged on account of the former’s viewpoint on the Kashmir issue being "political" rather than "religious". This accords scrutiny to the substantial standpoint that the Kashmir unrest is not just a law and order problem.

World

Narendra Modi govt must act cautiously in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan, not fuel a radical Islamist fire

Given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party's inclination towards a radical Islamist world and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, the Narendra Modi government must act cautiously in its bid to enhance ties with the political Islamist regime of the present-day Turkey

India

Kashmir unrest: Once a bastion of religious pluralism, the Valley is now a battleground of militancy

While the Kashmiri youth choose between terrorism and tourism, the government’s job is to address their ideological predicament.

India

Triple talaq: Muslim law board should take cues from divorce rules in 22 'Islamic nations', not delay reforms

Rather than dilly-dallying the much-needed reforms on the issue of the oral triple talaq, the Indian Muslim intelligentsia and the clergy or ulema could learn from the 22 Islamic countries who changed their divorce laws

India

Yogi Adityanath gets trolled for congratulating Muslims on Hazrat Ali’s birthday: Here's why

Scores of commentators who used to be Yogi Adityanath fans accused the Uttar Pradesh chief minister of acting like a secular, castigating his tweet on Hazrat Ali’s birthday as an unacceptable political gimmick

India

Muslims’ self-imposition of the beef ban could be an endeavor to restore the religious syncretism in India

The diwan of Ajmer shrine is also reported to have taken a pledge that he and his family ‘would never have beef for the rest of their lives’. This pledge is avowedly aimed at an ‘effort to stop communal disharmony’ in the country.

Politics

Yogi Adityanath's namaaz-surya namaskar remark is about similarity between Islam and Hinduism

Yogi Adityanath's statement on resemblance between namaaz and surya namaskar has triggered a dissenting debate.

World

Indian Muslim clerics' detention is symptomatic of a disturbing, systematic attack on Sufism in Pakistan

The recent case of the detention of two Indian Muslim clerics shows how Sufi-oriented people and Sufism is being systematically targeted in Pakistan today.

India

Pamphlet against Nahid Afrin: Ideological infringement on rights guaranteed by Constitution must be questioned

Two different viewpoints have emerged among the Muslim intellectuals on the latest controversy of “fatwa” or “pamphlet” (better call it ‘ulema’s ranting) issued by 46 clerics from Assam against Nahid Afrin, the 16-year-old Muslim singer of Indian Idol fame.

India

Lucknow encounter: Are moderate Indian Muslims losing Lucknow to the Islamic State now?

The fact that Saifullah was allegedly one of the nine members of a newly-formed IS cell in India is a substantial evidence that Islam in India is gradually losing its inherently peaceful soul to the foreign Wahabi ideologues of violent jihadism.

World

Lahore twin blasts: Will Islamic military tactics like Radd-ul-Fasaad end mindless violence in Pakistan?

The newly launched operation Radd-ul-Fasaad has received huge support from the Pakistani politicians, defence and civil sectors.

World

Lal Shahbaz Qalandar bombing: Will Pakistan's Urdu media come out of the denial narrative?

The Urdu media in Pakistan, in contrast to the English-language press, seeks to spread an untenable narrative of denial and conspirac