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Pakistan doesn’t give citizenship on religion, but India is dangerously tilting towards it

Justice S.R. Sen's comment reopened an unfinished Partition debate about Hindus and Muslims in South Asia.
Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah spoke up for Muslims, but dangerously alienated most of them

Naseeruddin Shah's comments, as well-meaning as they were, risk playing into the good Muslim vs bad Muslim binary.
A file photo of Muslim women participating in a convention on triple talaq | Getty Images

Fresh bill introduced in Lok Sabha to make triple talaq a penal offence

The bill to make the practice of tripe talaq among Muslims a penal offence will replace an ordinance issued in September.
Nizamuddin dargah in New Delhi | Special arrangement

Women challenge Nizamuddin dargah ban, which is in place because ‘dead can see them naked’

Three women law students have cited the Ajmer Sharif dargah as an example of the bar having no basis in Islamic scripture.
Imran Khan

Imran Khan says India’s treatment of its Muslims proves why Pakistan was born

Here’s what’s happening across the border: President Arif Alvi admits to bribery, and Pakistan businessman courts global renown.
Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1992 | Getty Images

An IAS officer writes about how he rebuilt Ayodhya after Babri Masjid demolition

Within a month or so of Babri demolition, all the damaged mosques in Ayodhya were restored to their original state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised by Dawoodi Bohras | @BJP4India/Twitter

BJP is more interested in Sachar Report on Muslims than Congress now

Once a Congress project, Sachar Report is now a tool for BJP to beat it with.
File image of Mohammad Azharuddin | @azharflicks/Twitter

Miffed Mohammad Azharuddin likely to part ways with Congress, could soon join TRS

Sources close to Azharuddin, the former India cricket captain, said he feels he has been ill-treated by the Telangana Congress.
File photo of Uddhav Thackeray | @ShivSena/Twitter

Shiv Sena wants quota for Muslims in Maharashtra ahead of Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit

Sena’s insistence on Muslim quota comes at a time when the party leadership is trying to show how its commitment to Hindutva is greater than its warring ally BJP.
PM Modi with BJP president Amit Shah (R) and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan | PTI

BJP & Congress don’t want to field Muslims in Madhya Pradesh. Muslims say they understand 

Muslims in Madhya Pradesh, under BJP rule for 15 years now, seem to have resigned to the fact that the shift in Congress posturing is a political compulsion.


shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.


What is a Hawk, the jet that crashed at Aero India rehearsal in Bengaluru

The introduction of the Hawk resurrected the Surya Kiran aerobatics team in 2015, but Tuesday, two aircraft collided in Bengaluru, killing one IAF officer.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.