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Varanasi Muslims see hope in Kejriwal’s announcement

March 20, 2014 0 Comments

Local Muslims sense that AAP leader’s entering the ring and sensible voting by secular people may create difficulties for Modi. AAP members become active on social media. Samajwadi Party may field Mukhtar Ansari (as its candidate). Nation’s eyes on Varanasi By Abdul Hayi Ansari and agencies Translated from Inquilab, Mumbai 18 March 2014 by UrduMediaMonitor.Com Following […]

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Substantive evidence against police of aiding and abetting the real terrorists: Advocate Pracha

March 19, 2014 0 Comments

http://twocircles.net/2014mar19/substantive_evidence_against_police_aiding_and_abetting_real_terrorists_advocate_pracha#.UymMwfl_uPs By M Reyaz, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: Senior lawyer Mehmood Pracha, who is defending German bakery bomb blast case convict Mirza Himayat Beg for his innocence, has been receiving threat calls from international telephone numbers. Although he was not a full time criminal lawyer Advocate Pracha attracted admiration in successfully securing bail for Syed Muhammad […]

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Pappu Vs Pheku Vs Paltu

March 12, 2014 0 Comments

He forgets that Sachar Report was released in 2006 and its statistics reflect a position for which the Modi government of few years cannot take credit; whatever is there in that report reflects the performance of the State during at least one decade and if not several decades before the date of release. By Dr […]

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Speakers indict Narendra Modi for orchestrating gender violence and serious violations of women’s human rights

March 4, 2014 0 Comments

A packed meeting at the London School of Economics organised by the LSE Gender Institute in collaboration with the Freedom Without Fear Platform and South Asia Solidarity Group on 3rd March,  discussed the rise of Hindu fascism and its impact on gender and called for Narendra Modi  to be brought to justice.   Outlining the context […]

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A Terror-tainted Prime Minister?

March 2, 2014 0 Comments

By  Mustafa Khan Courtesy Mainstream Weekly The Vishwa Hindu Parishad gave a call for a strike in Gujarat on February 28, 2002. It was the chief of the VHP in Ahmedabad, Jaideep Patel, to whom Chief Minister Narendra Modi handed over the 58 bodies of burnt passengers of the Sabarmati Express train at Godhra. Again, […]

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Gender and the Hindu Right in India

February 18, 2014 0 Comments

http://www.lse.ac.uk/genderInstitute/events/eventsProfiles/201314/Gender-and-the-Hindu-Right-in-India.aspx The Gender Institute in collaboration with the Freedom Without Fear Platform and South Asia Solidarity Group will host a panel discussion on Gender and the Hindu Right in India. Date: Monday 3rd March 2014 Time: 6.30-8.30pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Speakers: Nishrin Jafri Hussain, Angana P. Chatterji and Meena Kandasamy […]

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Modi’s resurgence

February 11, 2014 0 Comments

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah Several Think tanks and key official in the US State department have revised their stand on Narendar Modi who is emerging as one of the main contenders to lead India as its new prime minister. The State department has asked its representative in India, the US ambassador to initiate dialogue with […]

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Labour Friends of Hindu Fascism

December 6, 2013 0 Comments

Labour Friends of Hindu Fascism http://www.southasiasolidarity.org/2013/12/04/labour-friends-of-hindu-fascism-9/ by Amrit Wilson In 2001, Labour MP for Brent North Barry Gardiner, visited Gujarat and describing himself as the Chair of Labour Friends of India(LFI) presented Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Minister Narendra Modi with a cheque for one million pounds. Till then  few people in India or Britain, […]

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Babri Mosque demolition and recurrence of anti-Muslim riots have deepened the feeling of insecurity among Indian Muslims: British Indian Muslims

December 5, 2013 2 Comments

“Demolition of Babri Mosque is one of those tragedies that have left deep scars on the psyche of Indian Muslims within and outside India and, sadly, successive governments have been deliberately leaving these scars untreated.” Chairman of Council of Indian Muslims (CoIM) Mr Munaf Zeena has said. In a statement issued on the 21st anniversary […]

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Patel’s communalism—a documented record

December 5, 2013 0 Comments

http://www.frontline.in/cover-story/patels-communalisma-documented-record/article5389270.ece A cabal of self-confessed Hindu nationalists, as distinct from Indian nationalists, consistently lauds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel because it finds in him a soulmate. He is not praised by himself; significantly, he is always pitted against Nehru. By A.G. NOORANI “The communalism of a majority is apt to be taken for nationalism.” – Jawaharlal Nehru […]

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