The Indian paranoia continues

Attempts are being made to mainstream the preposterous claim that the communal problem in India was imagined. Surely, there is no smoke without fire. To believe that an entire country was founded on a farce is consensual idiocy to say the very least. Perhaps, those who aim to find faults with the thought process of . . . → Read More: The Indian paranoia continues

A call for introspection

Jinnah’s speech on August 11, 1947 that is often quoted, widely circulated on social media and sometimes even naively used to argue that the Islamic State of Pakistan in fact endorses religious diversity and does not have an inherent bias in terms of its ideology and its policies is an outright negation of . . . → Read More: A call for introspection

Words can kill

WORDS can kill as surely as bullets. Ask those mourning the death of Luqman Ahmed Shahzad, an Ahmadi gunned down a few days ago, just how deadly words can be.

The victim was murdered five days after a Geo TV religious broadcast in which Owaisi, a cleric invited by the popular host, Amir Liaquat, pronounced . . . → Read More: Words can kill

India’s dilemma: God or beef?

Dec 12 (Reuters) – Symbols of India’s emergence as an economic powerhouse line the four-lane highway to Jaipur out of New Delhi: a factory owned by the world’s biggest motorbike maker, glass towers housing global call centres, shopping malls for India’s burgeoning middle class.

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Little hope for peaceful political process as India deploys army in UP to control communal clashes

By Amy Kazmin in New Delhi

Hundreds of Indian soldiers have been deployed to restore order in a restive district in the state of Uttar Pradesh where at least 26 people, including a television camera man and a police photographer, were killed in a weekend of deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims. Many more, . . . → Read More: Little hope for peaceful political process as India deploys army in UP to control communal clashes

Time to reconcile the different faiths?

Ecumenically minded religious leaders should seize the initiative in imposing rationality and discipline among those claiming to be “true believers” either within their own faith or against the faith of others. To date, however, even as it succeeds in lowering the barriers between us, interfaith dialogue has largely failed to establish credibility with the truly . . . → Read More: Time to reconcile the different faiths?

Anti-Muslim crimes on the rise in US

The Passport photo of 46-year-old Sunando Sen, pushed to his death because a woman thought he was Muslim (Photo: Christie M. Farriella for New York Daily News)

A horrific crime if we’ve ever seen one–and a reminder that Islamophobia affects many communities outside Muslim ones.

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‘Certain sections of society’ oppose renaming of chowk after Bhagat Singh

The city government’s plan to rename Fawara Chowk in Shadman after Bhagat Singh, the pre-Independence Indian freedom fighter, has been put on hold after it drew objections from “certain sections of society”, The Express Tribune has learnt.

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Akram Masih accuses ETPB Chairman of squandering Rs. 4 billion

By Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: A federal minister of state has accused the chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, a federal government institution meant to look after properties and places of worship of non-Muslims, of wasting Rs4 billion in misadventures over the last four years.

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Nights of Worship in the Hindu community

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