Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Islamophobia

MP Tejasvi Surya’s ‘disrespectful’ 2015 tweet on Arab women kicks up new row, deletes post

Various prominent Twitter handles in the Middle East call out Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya for the 2015 tweet, which he has now deleted.

Rangoli Chandel — small town grit, no airs but a raging Right-wing bigot

It's easy to dismiss Rangoli Chandel as Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's spokesperson or as her alter-ego or Twitter troll. But she is the sum of all these parts and more.

Hindu, Muslim NRI groups pan ‘escalation of Islamophobia’ in India after Tablighi incident

Two US-based advocacy groups have criticised the ‘vitriol poured on Muslims by several media outlets and some public figures’ over the Tablighi Jamaat event.

Lockdown may contain Covid-19, but it can’t curb the virus of Islamophobia in India

If 2018 and 2019 were the years India communalised rape, 2020 will go down as the year this country viewed a global pandemic through a Hindu-Muslim lens.

BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is actually a Kapil Mishra, but with Allah on his lips

Leaders like Manjinder Sirsa are unapologetic about supporting their communities. But Naqvi plays invisible for minorities, unless it's to defend BJP or praise Modi.

From Ola to Zomato to social media, I now hide my Muslim identity everywhere

Dear liberal Indians, I consciously try not to sound or look like a Muslim around you because of your Islamophobia.

How I unlearned my Islamophobia one step at a time

At my school, my Muslim friend pushed someone. ‘You freak, you terrorist,’ pat came the reply from the aggrieved kid. I laughed with others.

Sharjeel Imam comments ‘cherry-picked’ — IIT students, alumni say he is being victimised

Statement signed by 148 IITians say Sharjeel Imam is a scholar, ‘sensible and responsible enough to not incite violence’.

Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia to launch TV channel to counter Islamophobia

The decision was made at a meeting between Turkish PM Erdogan, Pakistan PM Khan and Malaysian President Mohammed on the sidelines of the UNGA.

Salah effect cuts UK’s Islamophobia but don’t count on ‘Sallu effect’ to do that in India

Stanford researchers find Mohamed Salah's presence in Liverpool has halved Islamophobic tweets by club's fans and reduced hate crimes against Muslims by 18%.

On Camera


File photo of Taliban soldiers | ANI

Nothing has changed about Taliban, from terror to Sharia. Islamic world should pressure them

From upholding women’s rights to ensuring safety & internal harmony, the Taliban have backtracked on every promise they made, and the outcome can’t be great.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.