'Muslim Unapologetics' have grounds for critiquing Left, liberals; but group must not project political goals as religious ones
Instead of projecting their political goals as religious ones, the Muslim Unapologetics ought to educate the masses and help them differentiate between the religious and the political. Failure to do so will be a tragic long-term loss.
India's Dalit Muslims, marginalised historically and in the present day, find scant mention in mainstream discourse
In times when Muslims are actively resisting state oppression and savagery, and valiantly propagating a counter-narrative to Islamophobia, they must also look to issues within the community.
Umar Khalid’s arrest in connection with February 2020 Delhi riots can be seen as cognitive incarceration of Muslim youth
The recent arrest of Umar Khalid is being seen as one of the most outrageous steps in a series of sustained attacks on the flag bearers of a certain cause.
By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch
Ayodhya, CAA and beyond: India's Muslims caught between compromised identity and cuts in citizenship rights
Presently Muslims don't feel represented, which makes their insecurities graver. They feel that they have been struggling for 'respect' and 'acceptance' all the while, but now their struggle is reduced to mere survival.
Arrested for sedition in UP's Azamgarh district, maulana says he tried to defuse CAA, NRC protest, not instigate it
Events are related to the sit-in protest called by a group of women in UP's Azamgarh district to protest against CAA and NRC. The FIR contradicts Rashadi’s version. Dubbing the protesters 'rioters', the FIR said that in spite of warning them about the Section 144, which prohibits gathering of more than 3 people, they did not withdraw the protest.
CAA will not deprive Muslims of citizenship, attempts made to create confusion: Amit Shah to CNN-News18
The Union Home Minister said that the Congress party has attempted to instigate people and the BJP is now working on clearing the confusion over the issue.
USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims
The idea of a Muslim vote bank and demographic takeover: How data shows up this narrative as contemporary mythology
There are a few myths about the Muslim population in India that have assisted in the growth of the politics around this community. One has to do with the rapid growth in Muslim population, debunked both globally and in India. The other is the ‘Muslim vote bank’, and the accompanying narrative that the current turn towards Hindutva is a reaction to decades of ‘minority appeasement’. But it is necessary to consider the data in order to properly examine these formulations.
Delhi Assembly election: Foreign forces misleading people over CAA to weaken India, says Rajnath Singh at Jangpura rally
Senior BJP leader and Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that he felt "foreign forces" were trying to "weaken" India by "misleading" people against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
Despite keeping mum on CAA and NRC, Arvind Kejriwal's AAP may find favour among Delhi Muslims for education reforms, power subsidy
The protests have peaked right during the campaign for the state Assembly election of Delhi, raising the question of whether the national issue of citizenship would have a bearing on state elections and determine the direction of the critical Muslim vote.
At Hubballi rally, Amit Shah slams Congress for opposing CAA, says '70 percent refugees are Dalits'; blames party, allies for instigating riots
Mounting a strong defence of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union Home Minister Amit Shah challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to prove that the new law would take away citizenship from Indian Muslims, as he advised him to read the act completely
Protesting against CAA-NRC is a fight for Muslim dignity and identity, covering it under cloak of 'fight for Constitution' will be misleading
An argument being forwarded to oppose the sloganeering of La Ilaha IlAllah in public protests is that it alienates the non-Muslims who are a part of these protests. The argument may be correct, but by simply blaming the slogan it misses out the underlying reason behind this alienation. Why does the slogan alienate non-Muslims? Or for that purpose, why does a Muslim wearing hijab or skull cap alienate non-Muslims?
A Muslim affair: Anti-CAA protests are against Islamophobia, can't be turned into BJP vs Opposition slugfest
The citizenship law is an attack on Muslim and Muslims have come on the streets to fight and safeguard their membership in Indian society, and it should not be appropriated into a BJP versus Opposition or Hindu-India versus Secular-India wrestling match. For all we know, most of the parties in the Opposition, whether national or regional, have contributed in squeezing Muslims to the margins. BJP is just going a step further and throwing us out of the margin we already were on.
Opposition's falsehoods on Citizenship Amendment Act have created anarchy in country, claims Amit Shah
Amit Shah also dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Communists to show him any provision in the CAA which would take away the citizenship of Muslims in the country.
Amit Shah-led BJP delegation to mobilise support for CAA by reaching out to 3 crore families from today
Amit Shah will be in Delhi, JP Nadda will visit households in Ghaziabad, Rajnath Singh in Lucknow, Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur and Nirmala Sitharaman in Jaipur
Muslim identity politics over Citizenship Amendment Act has alienated allies and is problematic for idea of India
This expression of angst over a movement going in a direction different from where it intended to, has drawn a guttural release of anger from Muslim, many of whom have argued that since the issue concerns only Muslims (a misleading position), they should be at the forefront of the movement, allowed to decide on its nature, content and allies should not “dictate terms” or derail the movement’s legitimacy.
Amid protests over CAA-NRC across India, childhood buddies wrangle on social media, exit from WhatsApp groups
Relationships among childhood friends are turning sour, students are disagreeing with their teachers and alumnus of prestigious institutions are exiting WhatsApp groups, all because of arguments on social media over the CAA and NRC
NRC required in West Bengal, infiltrators have become vote bank of ruling TMC, says BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh
He criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's opposition to NPR and said that it has become her habit to resist whatever is good for the country.
P Chidambaram says Congress' NPR form had different context from BJP's; terms Centre's population log part of 'sinister agenda'
Chidambaram said that under the UPA, the stress was on residency and not citizenship, as under the BJP's version of the exercise