Articles by Jyoti Punwani
Nov 13, 2018
Renaming India's history: Yogi Adityanath's selective obliteration of past surpasses deeds of post-Partition PakistanThat’s the worldview of Adityanath, who famously declared that the Taj Mahal is not part of his heritage. Or of Raj Thackeray, who in 2009 ordered all shops that had the name 'Karachi' in it to drop it. Leaders like these, and we have a surfeit of them today, are no different from the residents of the new state of Pakistan, who, 71 years ago, couldn’t bear to have in their city, a garden named after “the enemy’s deity.”
Oct 07, 2018
Asaduddin Owaisi demolishes chances of broad anti-BJP alliance in Maharashtra with diatribe against CongressIn his half-hour speech, Asaduddin Owaisi spent far more time lashing out at the Congress than at the ruling party in the state and the Centre.
Sep 01, 2016
Triple talaq: With SC taking up plea, will Muslim women’s demand be fulfilled?The current triple talaq case can’t be viewed as a sudden phenomenon of Muslim women rushing to court
Aug 26, 2016
Haji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC judgement breaks male appropriation of religionOnce again, the judiciary has stood up for women. The Bombay High Court judgment upholding the right of women devotees to go right up to the sanctum sanctorum of the city’s popular Haji Ali Dargah is a valuable enunciation of fundamental rights of women vis-a-vis the rules laid down by male custodians of religion.