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In Your Face | USCIRF aims to demonise Sanatan Dharma and canonise Christianity and Islam
Opinion

In Your Face | USCIRF aims to demonise Sanatan Dharma and canonise Christianity and Islam

Conversion via faith in a religion is not an issue in India, but conversion through coercion, allurements and money is a big concern for the Indian government

Asaduddin Owaisi condemns Saroornagar honour killing, terms it as a ‘criminal act’
India

Asaduddin Owaisi condemns Saroornagar honour killing, terms it as a ‘criminal act’

Owaisi added that since the woman willingly decided to get married, her brother doesn't have any right to kill her husband. He termed it a criminal act as per constitution and the worst crime as per Islam

BJP president accuses Left government in Kerala of ‘encouraging Islamic terrorism’
Politics

BJP president accuses Left government in Kerala of ‘encouraging Islamic terrorism’

JP Nadda also alleged that religious communities, especially Christians in Kerala, are concerned about the demographic changes taking place in the southern state

Right Word | Banna, Qutb, Maududi: Three keys to understanding Islamist violence from Jahangirpuri to Stockholm
India

Right Word | Banna, Qutb, Maududi: Three keys to understanding Islamist violence from Jahangirpuri to Stockholm

The ideological foundation for the fanatic and violent identity politics of Islamists was laid down by Hassan al Banna, Sayyid Qutb and Maulana Abul Ala Maududi in the 20th century

Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti violence: Why stone-pelting has become a norm in religious processions
India

Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti violence: Why stone-pelting has become a norm in religious processions

This year the processions of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti were attacked with stones in several states across the country

How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude
India

How communal flare-up in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri exposes liberal, intellectual and even political ineptitude

Riots take place when an ideology believes in its exclusivity; their frequency increases when others, in reaction, too start asserting themselves. Such flare-ups also happen when perpetrators believe they can get away with such crimes

How BR Ambedkar’s idea of Islam exposes woolly-headed liberals of the day
India

How BR Ambedkar’s idea of Islam exposes woolly-headed liberals of the day

BR Ambedkar believed that a Muslim would find it difficult to accept a Hindu government as they saw Hindus as ‘kafirs’, and hence inferior

How Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative doesn’t hold much water, but don’t write him off yet
World

How Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative doesn’t hold much water, but don’t write him off yet

In politics, as in sports, one should never write obituaries till the last ball is bowled. More so when someone is as wily and opportunist as Imran Khan

'Halal' definitely not for anybody outside of Islam, explains Lucky Ali to fans on Facebook
India

'Halal' definitely not for anybody outside of Islam, explains Lucky Ali to fans on Facebook

The singer's comments come days after BJP national general secretary C T Ravi likened halal with 'economic jihad'

Dealing with halal hegemony: Answer to religious identitarianism is not competitive identitarianism
India

Dealing with halal hegemony: Answer to religious identitarianism is not competitive identitarianism

It is high time that Hindus stop aping everything that every regressive, identitarian Islamic movement does

Tipu Sultan: When an Islamist tyrant is turned into a freedom fighter, missile man and dharma saviour
India

Tipu Sultan: When an Islamist tyrant is turned into a freedom fighter, missile man and dharma saviour

This essay intends to show how slippery and ill-founded some of the Left-liberal claims supporting Tipu Sultan are

Pakistan's embattled PM Imran Khan summons special session of Cabinet
World

Pakistan's embattled PM Imran Khan summons special session of Cabinet

State-run Radio Pakistan reported that on a special invitation, heads of the allied parties will also attend the special session of the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Khan.

Imran Khan likely to lose majority in Pakistan parliament as ally MQM holds talks with opposition
World

Imran Khan likely to lose majority in Pakistan parliament as ally MQM holds talks with opposition

The joint opposition has 177 members of the National Assembly after the ruling coalition partner MQM-P decided to part ways with the Imran Khan-led government that is now left with 164 MNAs

Stifling orthodoxy of ‘uniformity’: The dangerous ripple effects of hijab row
India

Stifling orthodoxy of ‘uniformity’: The dangerous ripple effects of hijab row

Young girls in future might be trained or coerced by families to choose between school and religion

Nehruvian secularism places Muslims not as equals but as a permanent minority to Hindus: Arif Mohammad Khan
India

Nehruvian secularism places Muslims not as equals but as a permanent minority to Hindus: Arif Mohammad Khan

The Kerala Governor says that the kind of secularism pursued in India creates distrust among Hindus and Muslims, placing one against another as competitors for national resources

Right Word | Origin of Muslim radicalisation in India, threats it pose and how we ignore it
Politics

Right Word | Origin of Muslim radicalisation in India, threats it pose and how we ignore it

The killing of a Bajrang Dal activist and the ongoing hijab controversy in Karnataka bring to the fore growing radicalisation among Muslims

Dharma Files | Understanding conversion and dharma in the wake of Lavanya’s death by suicide
India

Dharma Files | Understanding conversion and dharma in the wake of Lavanya’s death by suicide

The concept of conversion is not only alien to the people of dharma, but also its application to Indic culture requires qualification at almost every step

The Nehruvian nightmare: Why Nehru acted like a bloated Brown Sahib who distrusted Hindus and Hinduism
Politics

The Nehruvian nightmare: Why Nehru acted like a bloated Brown Sahib who distrusted Hindus and Hinduism

Jawaharlal Nehru wilfully believed that Hindus should stand accused in every situation, no matter who is the real culprit

Interview | Hijab is akin to chastity belt that turns women into sex objects, says Taslima Nasrin as she bats for Uniform Civil Code
Politics

Interview | Hijab is akin to chastity belt that turns women into sex objects, says Taslima Nasrin as she bats for Uniform Civil Code

The issue is not whether hijab is central to Islam or not. The issue is that a law made in the seventh century can’t — and shouldn’t— be applicable in the 21st century

In new book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik explores Judaism, Christianity, Islam: 'My work is helping people access other people's stories'
Arts & Culture

In new book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik explores Judaism, Christianity, Islam: 'My work is helping people access other people's stories'

In his latest book Eden, Devdutt Pattanaik looks at Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through his unique Indian perspective.