Communalism

Communalism News

Off-centre | Hydra-headed communalism: Ending double standards is the only way forward
India

Off-centre | Hydra-headed communalism: Ending double standards is the only way forward

Neither the state nor society can afford to go soft or look the other way when confronted with both militant and ‘constitutionist’ Islamism

PFI ban: An important step in countering rising Islamism in India
India

PFI ban: An important step in countering rising Islamism in India

The move to ban the Popular Front of India is the most concrete signal yet of the government’s intent to stem the growing radicalisation of Muslim youth

Why India's efforts to ban Islamist PFI need to be applauded
India

Why India's efforts to ban Islamist PFI need to be applauded

Islamist groups often become a pain under the nose, not only for the countries, but also for the Muslim community

Communal unrest in Leicester: Is influential Islamist YouTuber Mohammed Hijab inciting Muslims?
World

Communal unrest in Leicester: Is influential Islamist YouTuber Mohammed Hijab inciting Muslims?

A temple was vandalised and a flag burned in UK’s Leicester after ongoing tension over an India-Pakistan cricket match escalated. Amid this, videos have emerged of Islamist influencer Mohammed Hijab allegedly provocating Muslims and threatening Hindus

BJP goverment protecting people spreading hatred against Muslims: Jamiat Ulama
India

BJP goverment protecting people spreading hatred against Muslims: Jamiat Ulama

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind made the allegation, expressing concern over the alleged spread of communalism

Over 60 dignitaries write open letter to Sheikh Hasina urging her to take action against temple vandalisers
India

Over 60 dignitaries write open letter to Sheikh Hasina urging her to take action against temple vandalisers

They observed that the responsibility of protecting the life, property and right to practice one’s own religion of minorities rests with the majority community

Blaming Hindu religious processions for communal violence unmasks India’s self-anointed secularists
India

Blaming Hindu religious processions for communal violence unmasks India’s self-anointed secularists

The politics of procession is an oft-repeated diatribe that becomes a convenient excuse to tarnish a certain community. However, what often gets buried under the reams of such atrocious literature is the fact that communalism does not express itself via politics

Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules
India

Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules

The foreigners were charged for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi at Nizamuddin area in March this year allegedly in violation of visa norms and COVID-19 guidelines

BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot
India

BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot

The Rajasthan chief minister's remarks followed announcements by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they are considering to enact a law against inter-faith marriages

Delhi HC declines to stay 8 pm telecast of Sudarshan TV programme claiming 'infiltration of Muslims' in UPSC
India

Delhi HC declines to stay 8 pm telecast of Sudarshan TV programme claiming 'infiltration of Muslims' in UPSC

The court, however, has issued a notice to Centre and Sudarshan News, on a petition filed by Jamia students and alumni challenging the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's nod to the channel to air the show

Charting history of Indian Muslims and the police: From British era to AMU violence, a story of injustice
India

Charting history of Indian Muslims and the police: From British era to AMU violence, a story of injustice

The recent death of 22-year-old Rizwan Ahmad in the Ambedkarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, allegedly due to police beating, merits a deeper exploration of the relationship between the police and Muslims of India

Nipah virus, Kerala floods, and now COVID-19: Malayalam media's coverage of crises offers a model worth replicating for constructive journalism
India

Nipah virus, Kerala floods, and now COVID-19: Malayalam media's coverage of crises offers a model worth replicating for constructive journalism

The Malayalam news media has focused on solution-based journalism thus guiding people in Kerala towards measures or a preventive cure to overcome a crisis like COVID-19 as opposed to peddling sensationalist or communal dribble which are characteristic of a lot of Indian language media

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sudhir Mishra assures despite lockdown, Hostages season 2 will release by May end
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sudhir Mishra assures despite lockdown, Hostages season 2 will release by May end

Sudhir Mishra says that the coronavirus pandemic can be fought only if people stand united.

Delhi violence: Threatened, confronted and attacked, women journalists face ugly side of riots as mobs turn against those documenting chaos
India

Delhi violence: Threatened, confronted and attacked, women journalists face ugly side of riots as mobs turn against those documenting chaos

Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ), which has been documenting the attacks on women journalists documenting the Delhi violence has come across some unpleasant cases that have put scribes at severe risk

Kashmir's Islamic State seeks to cash in on Delhi communal violence through new online call to arms
India

Kashmir's Islamic State seeks to cash in on Delhi communal violence through new online call to arms

The Islamic State's subcontinental branch has called on Indian Muslims angered by the Citizenship Amendment Act to abandon political protest, and instead turn to jihadist violence

Babul Supriyo gets into spat with Muslim student over CAA on Facebook, tells him 'pack off to your country'
India

Babul Supriyo gets into spat with Muslim student over CAA on Facebook, tells him 'pack off to your country'

BJP minister Babul Supriyo recently threatened a Muslim youth on Facebook to 'pack off to your country' for his social media post seeking to know the Union minister's 'education level'

Kashmir migrant worker executions are symptom of Valley’s anti-Hindu paranoia, misplaced fear of Indian State
India

Kashmir migrant worker executions are symptom of Valley’s anti-Hindu paranoia, misplaced fear of Indian State

Like so many ethnic-religious chauvinisms, claims that outsiders were threatening Kashmir’s social fabric are ill-founded

How Rakesh Sharma ensured his documentary on Gujarat riots reached Indian audiences
long-reads

How Rakesh Sharma ensured his documentary on Gujarat riots reached Indian audiences

Rakesh Sharma explains how his critically lauded film, Final Solution, bore witness to the aftermath of the Gujarat riots and became among the most widely circulated documentaries in India

Muslim man in MP abused, beaten, paraded for asking for box of mobile phone, claims religion-based hate; police term it 'scuffle'
India

Muslim man in MP abused, beaten, paraded for asking for box of mobile phone, claims religion-based hate; police term it 'scuffle'

A 20-year-old Muslim youth was beaten up, verbally abused and paraded by the owner of a mobile shop in Madhya Pradesh's Kurawar for asking for the original box of a mobile phone

Mamata Banerjee should learn from Naveen Patnaik on how to fulfil constitutional duties, avoid pettiness in political rivalry
Politics

Mamata Banerjee should learn from Naveen Patnaik on how to fulfil constitutional duties, avoid pettiness in political rivalry

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's work and gesture are a reminder to Mamata Banerjee that one doesn’t need to be petty and irresponsible in executing one’s duties as the CM and meeting the challenge posed by a rival political party