After initial reports of violence, these demonstrations have been peaceful and India, in its harshest winters since independence, ushered in a splendid new year with a celebration of unity at Shaheen Bagh – where the new year came with the sounds of Jana Gana Mana.
Author: Sanobar Fatma
The RTI Assessment and Analysis Group (RAAG) report found that every year 4 to 5 million applications are filed.
The dream of a peaceful revolution is over: Everything you need to know about what’s happening in Sudan
Sudan is now under the rule of the Transitional Military Council headed by Lieutenant Abdelrahman Burhan. The council says that it needs to be in charge in order to maintain peace and security in the nation.
Observing and Celebrating Ramadan: A special month of spreading love, sharing food and reflecting on the self
The simple act of sharing a meal together lays down the foundation of a new friendships and inter religious understanding.
From a half won battle of gender equality to a culture that celebrates only the reproductive role of women, India, a nation with over seventy years of democracy and a constitutional guarantee of equality is yet to give to its women freedom in the true sense of the term. But[Read More…]
As an Indian Muslim, the most significant event was that it was on the 27th of Ramadan, 1947 that freedom came to our country (27th Ramadan is the day of Laylatul Qadr, the night of destiny).
Uighurs are mostly of Turkic origin and speak Turkish, some of them are Kazakhs. The total population is around 24 million and about a half of them are Sunni Muslims.
Kisi din ye tamasha muskura kar hum bhi dekhenge – An Ethereal Beauty, an Iconic Career and a Heartbreaking End
In 1951, two men came in the life of the playful and flirtatious Madhubala. In Badal she was paired opposite Premnath, but the affair was short lived and the relationship broke down on grounds of religion.
Unknown to many, a few kilometres from the Golden Temple in Armritsar lies a memorial to these brave men – Saragarhi.
We the People of Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic of India: Hind Desh ke niwasi sabhi jan ek hai?
In the words of Jawaharlal Nehru, “we call our State a secular one. The word ‘secular’, perhaps, is not a very happy one and yet for want of a better, we have used it.
In the diverse culture of our country, it has been a policy to accommodate multiple religious beliefs. As India rapidly transforms – its public places have become the testing grounds for its famed multiculturalism – as to what is acceptable and unacceptable public behavior. But in what can be termed[Read More…]
The Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region, home to 1.5 per cent of the Chinese population and making up 21 per cent of its prisoners, is an important region for the country.
In Islam, physical depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) even respectful ones, are considered blasphemous.
For Indian Muslims, Eid al-Adha is marked by waking up early, wearing our finest dresses and observing the Eid Namaz. Many cities now have common namaz for different sects and women are encouraged to take part.