Articles by Tufail Ahmad
Apr 21, 2018
Democracy In India Part 5: Cities are drivers of democratic change, secure rights and liberties of individualsCities are drivers of economic growth and social progress. In democracies, cities engender exponential awareness of democratic rights.
Apr 17, 2018
Democracy In India Part 4: Rule of law routinely trampled upon by politicians in power, who act like 'new kings'In the Indian democracy, politicians in power are the new 'kings' as the principle of rule of law is routinely trampled upon by our rulers.
Apr 13, 2018
Democracy In India Part 3: Caste and politics continue to collide, sometimes violently, in a cyclical struggle for powerWith the Indian democracy emerging as a dominant player, some social and political changes have been seen. But caste and politics continue to collide.
Apr 09, 2018
Democracy In India Part 2: Use of religion by ruling parties overwhelms secular character of Indian StateThe Indian State, guided by the Constitution, does aspire to be secular. But in practice, religion has deeply penetrated its apparatus and democracy.
Apr 05, 2018
Democracy In India Part 1: BJP, Congress prioritise community over individual, use caste and religion to enslave citizensIn this process of interplay between identity and politics, BJP may have learnt from the Congress, which is beginning to re-learn the same: This time from the BJP. Such identity politics will continue for the foreseeable future. In Indian democracy, the individual stands defeated.
Mar 21, 2018
Nature of Indian polity and lack of education means India will not groom Muslim leaders like the UK's Sadiq KhanBJP is using Hindutva to divide Muslims and Hindus, much like secular parties like Congress used the distorted practice of secularism to divide Indians.
Mar 09, 2018
Absolute liberty for Hadiya: Family, as an idea, must die as carrier of casteism, communalism, patriarchySimilar cases are regularly reported from across India where youths are killed by family members for marrying outside religion and caste.
Mar 03, 2018
King Abdullah, Amitabh Bachchan's advocacy of moderation over extremism matters in these polarising timesIt's relevant that Amitabh Bachchan and Jordan King Abdullah's speeches be understood for the message the two thought leaders sought to convey on extremism.
Feb 12, 2018
Jihadi cleric Syed Salman Husaini Nadvi's reasons for shifting Babri Masjid are as complicated as his ideologyHow should we understand radical Islamic cleric Salman Nadvi when he surprises everyone by advocating a compromise to move the Babri mosque from Ayodhya?
Feb 09, 2018
Escape of Naveed Jaat: From smartphones to stacks of books, Indian jails offer ill-justified luxuries to terror convictsIt is common knowledge that criminals and politicians lodged in jails across India enjoy the luxury of good foods and smartphones.