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“The most heartbreaking thing is that the girl is often slumped over on the table alone and crying,” he wrote on his blog. “When I asked around, I learned that it was because she missed her mother.”...

The underlying basis of the choice of countries under the amended citizenship law is not border-sharing neighbourhood or geographical location, but a mixture of religious and political considerations...

Many who form the Iranian regime today were the protesters of 1979. They must surely remember what it were like to be on the outside 40 years ago and how, with finality, events played out....

 

On its own, the CAA is not too much of a concern for Muslims; however, seen in relation to the upcoming National Registry of Citizens (NRC), Muslims are right in getting aggrieved and hitting the streets. Although the poor of all communities will suffer from a nationwide NRC, it will be catastrophic for the Muslims because they will not have the safety net of CAA. Asking Muslims, who have been living in India for a thousand years, to prove their citizenship is not just absurd but patently discriminatory....

Furthermore, both his Indian critics and Pakistani admirers would be surprised to know that, although he did advocate the ‘Two-Nations theory’ a few years before Partition (and that was the greatest mistake of his political life), he was also, for the longest period in his active public life, a believer in the ‘Two-Nations-Together theory’....

The abrupt and illegal military take-overs were legitimised and sanctioned by great Muslim thinkers to fend off civil strife. The fear of sliding into anarchy led Muslim political theorists to not only legitimises the involvement of the military in the affairs of politics but also provided a reliable mechanism to justify their active participation in the civilian make-up....

“To train young men as citizens for carrying on the struggle for freedom and for giving meaning and content to freedom once it had been achieved.” The important point here is that Jamia members apparently wanted to contribute to an independence that would be meaningful to all, Muslims and non-Muslims....

Watching the pictures from the steps of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, a brisk 15-minute walk or one metro station away from where I sit and write this on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, I wondered how she would have described thousands of Muslims spilling over Jama Masjid’s 17th century steps today....

Jamia Millia Islamia, where I teach history, will be a hundred years old next year. It was born of the Non-Cooperation-Khilafat campaign, the first nationalist mass movement to challenge colonial rule. Throughout its long history, Jamia was an ideologically nationalist Muslim institution....

 

This deep discourse change is a sign of the changing demands of the new Iranian generation. The desire for freedom, bread, and a better life are all worldly demands and a sign of the secularization of Iranian society....

The biggest message is that as hostility toward Islamism intensifies across the region, U.S. policymakers must also rapidly adapt to this new direction by prioritizing the creation of partnerships to incentivize Middle Eastern nations to improve domestic governance.....

 

But now, Sunni Arab neighbours are changing course. Islamist leaders are losing their appeal — at a time when Iran, with its brand of theological fascism, poses a threat to Israel and the Arab world alike....

It is the beauty of the Constitution of India that guarantees Muslims more rights in their beloved India than any other secular country in the world. It is this beauty of India that keeps them away from the disease of “jihadist” ideology. This is the beauty of India that it guarantees protection of Muslims, their religion, life, property, dignity and freedom to wear their religious identities....

However, disagreement on who played the central role in the war is not the only point of contention between the three countries. Today, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India have their own closely held war stories, with 1971 taking on unique meanings across the subcontinent....

 

The move is of a piece with the allegations of many international media and human rights organisations that China is persecuting the Uighur community and violating their rights — allegations that Beijing has denied. ...

 

The gathering cannot claim to be representative of the wider Muslim world. The six states invited to the summit make up a fraction of the 49 states represented at the OIC...

“If the Zionist regime makes the smallest mistake vis-a-vis Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground from Lebanon without having to launch a single missile or any other device from Iran,”...

 

Samarkhan, a Muslim Kazakh, told me about his experience in the camp: ‘Every day, we had to renounce the Muslim faith and confirm that we respect the laws of China. Before every meal, we chorused: “Long live Xi Jinping!” ’...

 

Pushback against China was slow to materialize after reports of the camps first started coming out last year, but the international community has become more vocal as details of the alleged abuses surface....

“Rohingya civilians.” That’s the phrase conspicuously absent from Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s 3,500-word statement to the International Court of Justice on Wednesday. The omission is no accident....

 

China’s effort to shape opinions—bolstered by donations and other financial support—has helped to blunt criticism of its treatment of Uighurs by Muslim-majority nations—in contrast to the outspoken condemnation it has received from the U.S. and other Western nations....

 

The law, known as Bill 21, was ostensibly passed to enshrine official secularism, but it’s a reflection of Quebec society’s entrenched fixation with limiting displays of Islamic faith, especially the Hijab...

 

Facebook and Twitter have contributed greatly to the spread of anti-Muslim bigotry and violence by providing spaces for white supremacists to build a community and plan violent attacks....

 

In my early years at my grandfather’s Haveli, a stone’s throw from Jama Masjid, what disturbed my impressionable mind the most was the claim that the Djinns, if denied meals on time, would cause a lot of disruption, such as overturn the rope cots on the terrace....

 

 If it occurs, the responsibility for this tragedy will fall not only on the Israelis who carry it out and the US that aided and abetted them; it will also fall on the nations of the world who failed to act in time to stop this tragedy from occurring....



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