Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Islamophobia

Muslim comedians standing up against Islamophobia—one self-deprecating joke at a time

While prominent Muslim personalities keep silent, these stand-up artists are punching themselves down, metaphorically, in an attempt to counter prejudice.

Why Netherlands’ leading critic of Islam, Geert Wilders, is speaking out for Nupur Sharma

Geert Wilders, the ‘Dutch Donald Trump’ who founded anti-immigration Party for Freedom, has earlier called for a ban on Quran, and tax on hijab, among other controversial statements.

Secular Islamophobia: How Modi’s BJP bulldozed rivals’ imagination, left them scared to speak for Muslims

BJP’s dominance has crushed political skills and imagination of its rivals into rubble. It’s made them Islamophobic in that they’d rather not identify with Muslims in any visible way.

Cops identify 6 youth from Clubhouse chat on Muslim women, say lockdowns upped online activity

Delhi Police said some of the IDs were also part of 2-3 similar Clubhouse groups last year, recordings have been sent for analysis to identify all voices that passed lewd remarks.

Hinduphobia is a reality. Scholars at ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference must know

Scholars from Western universities—from Columbia to Rochester—write and oppose what they understand are disturbing assertions on Hinduphobia

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.

Divided by a virus — why the pandemic makes it look like nobody is in control in India

The pandemic debate is divided by ideology and BJP leaders are exploiting a grave crisis in political self-interest. The result of this conflict is now showing.

As Covid pandemic fuelled hate and violence against Muslims, Modi’s approval rating soared

Between 28 March and 3 April, the incendiary hashtag ‘CoronaJihad’ appeared 3 lakh times on Twitter and was viewed by possibly 30 crore people.

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.