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The Kashmir Files movie review: A remarkable film that brings out gory truth about Hindu genocide in the Valley
Entertainment

The Kashmir Files movie review: A remarkable film that brings out gory truth about Hindu genocide in the Valley

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has done what India has failed to do for 31 years — to show the real face of Kashmiri Hindu genocide

Facing namaz pushback to Kashmir outrage, Islamist imperialism getting restless
India

Facing namaz pushback to Kashmir outrage, Islamist imperialism getting restless

Kashmir has been umbilically connected to the Hindu and Indian civilisation. Demographic change and the tyrannies of history cannot suddenly make it a land under 'Indian occupation'

'Muslim Unapologetics' have grounds for critiquing Left, liberals; but group must not project political goals as religious ones
India

'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.

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'
World

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'

France’s national police have called for increased security at religious sites around the All Saint’s holiday this coming weekend, particularly noting online threats from extremists against Christians and moderate French Muslims

JNUSU Elections 2019: BAPSA-Fraternity alliance a step against Islamophobia, challenges monopoly of Brahmanical Left and Right in JNU politics
Politics

JNUSU Elections 2019: BAPSA-Fraternity alliance a step against Islamophobia, challenges monopoly of Brahmanical Left and Right in JNU politics

The BAPSA-Fraternity alliance in the JNUSU elections 2019 is a historic episode in the JNU campus where both savarna Brahmanical Left and Right have had a monopoly for decades in terms of institutional and political access

Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir
India

Revoking of Article 370 forces long evaded questions on freedom, democracy back into focus; puts an end to unicorn hunting in Kashmir

The Narendra Modi govt's hopes of building a naya Kashmir rest on developing a relationship with Valley's youth, a profoundly alienated generation which had mainly encountered India at the wrong end of a soldier’s gun

Narendra Modi govt must act cautiously in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan, not fuel a radical Islamist fire
World

Narendra Modi govt must act cautiously in dealing with Turkey's Erdogan, not fuel a radical Islamist fire

Given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party's inclination towards a radical Islamist world and the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, the Narendra Modi government must act cautiously in its bid to enhance ties with the political Islamist regime of the present-day Turkey

The Tufail Ahmad lecture: Islam as a language of separatism and as a methodology
World

The Tufail Ahmad lecture: Islam as a language of separatism and as a methodology

On 13 August, Tufail Ahmad delivered a lecture in Hyderabad at a launch for his latest book Jihadist Threat to India: The Case for Islamic Reformation by an Indian Muslim, organised in Hyderabad by the Social Cause

Cannes ban on full-body 'burkini' swimsuits from beaches touted as anti-Muslim
World

Cannes ban on full-body 'burkini' swimsuits from beaches touted as anti-Muslim

The French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons, a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions.

Bangladeshi blogger death: Police suspect Islamist militant group behind murder
World

Bangladeshi blogger death: Police suspect Islamist militant group behind murder

The police in Bangladesh said on Tuesday they suspect a domestic Islamist militant group of being behind the brutal murder of a secular activist in Dhaka, days after a branch of Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.

Pakistan protests Afghan attack
World

Pakistan protests Afghan attack

Pakistan on Monday protested to Afghanistan a cross-border attack by militants on a checkpost that killed six Pakistani soldiers.

Egypt's new leader Mohammed Morsi: Dutiful, pragmatic Islamist
World

Egypt's new leader Mohammed Morsi: Dutiful, pragmatic Islamist

The bespectacled and bearded Morsi squeaked to victory in the freest election in Egypt's history, and now the 60-year-old university professor must prove his mettle by standing up to the ruling generals who in recent days have stripped the presidency of real power.

Tense Egypt braces for Presidential poll result
World

Tense Egypt braces for Presidential poll result

Egyptian police were ordered to confront any attempt to break the law with decisive force ahead of the announcement Sunday of a new president as soaring tensions in the country raised fears of a new outbreak of political violence.

Islamists force Lady Gaga to cancel Indonesia concert
Entertainment

Islamists force Lady Gaga to cancel Indonesia concert

Lady Gaga canceled her sold-out show in Indonesia after Islamist hard-liners threatened violence, claiming her sexy clothes and provocative dance moves would corrupt the youth.

34 militants, soldiers killed in Yemen clashes: officials
World

34 militants, soldiers killed in Yemen clashes: officials

At least 22 al Qaeda-linked militants and 12 Yemeni soldiers were killed in clashes and air strikes overnight during a US-backed offensive against insurgents in the south of the country, officials said on Saturday.

Tahrir Square: Thousands gather to protest Egypt's military rule
World

Tahrir Square: Thousands gather to protest Egypt's military rule

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Cairo's downtown Tahrir Square, demanding that Egypt's ruling military council hand over power to civilians.

Yemeni troops kill 25 militants in fresh clashes
Tech

Yemeni troops kill 25 militants in fresh clashes

Officials said the clashes took place at Jebel Yasuf, some 10 km from the town of Lawdar, where dozens of people were killed on Monday and eight more were killed the next day.

Yemeni troops kill 25 militants in fresh clashes
News & Analysis

Yemeni troops kill 25 militants in fresh clashes

Officials said the clashes took place at Jebel Yasuf, some 10 km from the town of Lawdar, where dozens of people were killed on Monday and eight more were killed the next day.

French police arrest 10 more suspected Islamic radicals
World

French police arrest 10 more suspected Islamic radicals

It's the second time in several days that police have conducted such sweeps. They come after a killing spree in southwestern France that authorities have blamed on a young French Muslim radical.

Amid peace talks, fight with Taliban will continue: US
World

Amid peace talks, fight with Taliban will continue: US

: The United States would continue with its military campaign in Afghanistan along with the peace negotiations with Taliban leaders, the White House has said ahead of the important visit of its top envoy Marc Grossman to the country.