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Apr 13, 2019
Impunity for cow vigilantes in BJP's India threatens the foundational idea of the country's pluralismFrom large-scale Hindu-Muslim riots and pogroms that were the hallmark of earlier phases of Hindutva politics, the violence has now tapered down into small-scale and localised incidents of attacks on individuals - mostly carried out in mobs against Muslims and Dalits, largely over beef consumption, transportation or storage.
Apr 04, 2019
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 4: RSS banned, Golwalkar forms VHP, recruits Vishvesha Teertha of Pejavara muttThe RSS, apart from organising programs for their national leaders like Golwalkar, was mainly strategising on expansion. They hardly had any direct involvement in the freedom struggle. Some RSS leaders and cadre in the region participated individually. Under the leadership of RSS Mangalore head HV Sheshadri, his recruits started setting up shakhas in urban Mangalore and smaller towns like Udupi, Puttur and Karkala.
Apr 03, 2019
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 3: Hindu groups organise, Hindu Rashtra is defined, Savarkar makes his markThe year 1915 is significant in Indian political history because it was then that the word 'Hindu' was used and accepted as a political term to define those who were not Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh or Buddhist. Until the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha was formed, the Arya Samajis, for instance, referred to themselves as 'Aryans', the followers of the ancient Vedic faith.
Mar 13, 2019
With global forces watching India-Pakistan ties, BJP-RSS can't solve Kashmir problem unless they shed anti-Muslim imageIndia-Pakistan tensions: The global forces see the Kashmir issue as a more contentious one. The human rights issue of both sides needs to be carefully weighed. Hindutva forces treat terrorist violation of jawan human rights and state violation of civilian human rights one and the same. But UN covenants and international understanding of state violation of human rights is treated at different level.
Mar 12, 2019
Surf Excel ad does not promote 'love jihad', but it is a damaging script that misreads India's inherent pluralismThe 'Surf Excel' ad is drawing a lot of attention. One hopes those watching it won't be persuaded by its subtle promotion of divisiveness and victimhood narrative. But hopes aren’t high. Critical thinking has vanished from India’s public sphere
Mar 02, 2019
Correct Past WrongsEven after seven long decades, our national leaders have miserably failed in fulfilling their promise that Partition victims would be given protection in the land that they considered their own.
Feb 22, 2019
Minority and the self: "I am appalled at attempts to make me less Muslim and more Indian. Both identities can co-exist"Any assertion by a Muslim brings about restlessness and discomfort in the majority. For many non-Muslims, the disproving of misconceptions challenges everything they thought they understood about Islam and Muslims, and opens a window to the complexity and diversity of the Muslim identity
Feb 21, 2019
Saudi Arabia may believe in terror threat, but its roots in Wahhabi extremism is a danger India can't ignoreIt is imperative that New Delhi take notice of this threat of Wahhabi extremism from Saudi Arabia and not sweep the menace under the rug, as governments at the Centre often have when it comes to its policies concerning the Muslim community.
Jan 28, 2019
Hate crimes in UP have changed lives forever: When I walk past, people shut their doors, says Muslim man falsely accused of cow slaughterIn this concluding part of the six-part series investigating 13 hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh, the series aims to examine how often, hate crimes change lives, and entire ways of living.
Jan 24, 2019
Numerous cases of UP Police falsely implicating, arresting Muslims under charges disproportionate to crime, reveals reportInvestigation reveals allegations of police excesses including falsely implicating and arresting Muslim men, levying onerous charges against them that are disproportionate to their alleged crime, and applying different legal yardsticks to Muslim and Hindu accused.