Articles by Tufail Ahmad
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.
Jan 29, 2018
Kerala woman Imam leads Friday prayers, faces threats: Irrespective of Islamic doctrines, Jamida's liberty must be defendedIrrespective of Islamic doctrinal positions on this issue, Jamida's action shows us that cause of liberty is itself a goal of civilisation in modern times.
Jan 23, 2018
MEMRI releases family reform bill, aims to raise awareness among Muslims on religious issuesUnder the MEMRI Reform in the Muslim World project, the Middle East Media Research Institute is publishing this draft Muslim Family Reforms Bill, 2018, to raise awareness among the public and lawmakers of India about a host of issues concerning religious laws and practices among Indian Muslims.
Jan 17, 2018
Haj subsidy scrapped: Welfare policies only for Muslim girls will perpetuate appeasement politicsThe Narendra Modi government's decision to end Haj subsidy — the nature and amount of which Mecca-bound Muslim pilgrims never knew — has been welcomed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. India is a secular state.
Jan 12, 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India: Despite country's UN vote on Jerusalem, ties with Israel will remain strongBenjamin Netanyahu's six-day visit to India comes at a time when the two countries' ties are left with a bit of a sour taste in mouth.