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M Reyaz

M Reyaz

Political analystmail@reyaz.in
The writer is a journalist who also shares his knowledge with young minds as an assistant professor of media communication at Aliah University, Kolkata.

By M Reyaz

Donald Trump mocks Narendra Modi and India: The US President needs a fact-check and a lesson in history

By targeting India, Trump has belittled an important ally. He has also apparently discovered the Soviet Union was fighting the 'right' war in Afghanistan, against the USA.

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Bulandshahr mob violence: Police force too needs to share blame of rising vigilantism

In mourning the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, one should not forget the dubious role of Indian police in aiding and abetting vigilantism.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit: Kabul wants more from India, but will New Delhi take risks?

The sentiment has been 'Kabul, Delhi bhai bhai'. But Afghanistan, which is still supporting the 'good Taliban', wants Delhi to show it more love. India needs to tread a cautious path at this time.

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Why the confusion over sighting of the moon to celebrate Eid must end

The problem is more acute in India than in any other countries.

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Atul Kochhar’s tweet exposes many NRIs’ Islamophobia

Unless political narratives vis-à-vis Muslims change, it will have little impact.

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Muslims are the 'others': Why Pranab Mukherjee's nationalism is hardly different from that of RSS

Remove the patronising quotes on tolerance. The former president might be confused for a sophisticated Hindutva ideologue.

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Pranab Mukherjee to attend RSS event has exposed our left liberals

If India really wants to fight the onslaught of Hindutva, it needs to break free of quasi-liberal, pretentious and hallowed discourses about inherent tolerance.

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Haryana government wants gyms-cum-RSS shakhas, but has no place for Muslims to pray?

This is not the first time that a BJP government is unabashedly trying to expand the RSS footprint.

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Twin blasts in Kabul: Why terrorists are targeting the fledgling Afghan media

The media industry in Afghanistan remains the single biggest success story of post-Taliban era.

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Blood of Muslims on its hands? Salman Khurshid and the problem of sarkari Musalman

We rarely see the so-called Muslim leaders of purported secular parties take a stand against atrocities on minorities.

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Mecca Masjid blast: Is there really nothing called ‘saffron terror’?

Eleven years after the Mecca Masjid blast and several rounds of probes later, country's top investigating agencies have failed in bringing the guilty to book.

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Does PM Modi really believe in what he said about ‘Islamic heritage’ of India?

The Modi who wants to become a statesman is very different from the Modi speaking in political rallies to his core supporters.

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Priya Prakash and viral wink: Who is fuelling the controversy?

Clerics with half-baked knowledge of Islam and barely any understanding of politics, economics, culture or society are called for these so-called TV debates.

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Shameful to use Ankit Saxena's murder to stoke Hindu-Muslim tensions

Killing a son or daughter for defying family members over choice of life partners is not unique to any community. It is a larger malaise in our part of the world.

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Why the number of minorities in jails is rising in India

Study shows the marginalised and those with a lack of access to political power are more likely to languish in Indian prisons.

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Jamia Millia Islamia: Do minority students not deserve higher education?

The HRD ministry has decided to withdraw its earlier support for the central university's minority status.

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Basirhat riot: How Bengal is different and why it still gives hope

The teenage boy Souvik Sarkar was protected by Amirul Islam, an old neighbour, who is also the president of the local mosque committee.

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No fatwa to eat wife: How fake news mills are used to fan hatred for Muslims

They become staples as people share news that suits their beliefs and prejudices at the expense of others.

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An Indian Muslim on why Naseeruddin Shah’s piece filled him with rage

His essay comes out as little more than the rant of a privileged, elite Muslim who, sitting on a pedestal, speaks in a patronising tone about his poor cousins.

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Normalising mob mentality and allowing vigilantes to do dirty work will ruin this country

Perhaps, we will feel the blow when it is too late.

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Ajmer blast conviction: Why most media refrained from using 'terror' tag

The said terrorist act at the Ajmer Sharif shrine was not committed by an Islamist group but by right-wing Hindutva terrorists, members of RSS.

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How TV channels outraged over Nahid Afrin's fatwa that wasn't

On a no-news day, they can go to any mosque, or catch hold of anyone with a long beard. They will get enough masala.

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My six-month struggle to get a credit card in digital, cashless India

Addresses in posh colonies simply do not make one honest as even the likes of Vijay Mallya did not pay bank dues despite all verifications.

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My mother tongue is Urdu, I write in English, call myself Hindustani

We have celebrated unity in diversity for long in India.

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Who is this Kolkata Imam who offered money to blacken PM Modi's face?

Maulana Nurur Rahman Barkati is Mamata Banerjee's 'rakhi-brother', but if he continues like this, he may soon lose favour with the West Bengal CM.

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What actually happened during the Dhulagarh riots?

Walking through the BJP stronghold of Dewan Ghat, it was clear that the communal polarisation had done irreparable damage.

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Why truth is a casualty in Syrian War

Some call it liberation of Aleppo while others see it as recapture of rebel-held Aleppo.

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How does government plan to implement triple talaq ban?

It should refrain from talking about Uniform Civil Code in the same vein as protecting Muslim women, without taking the community on board.

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Heart of Asia: Ashraf Ghani echoed Afghanistan's anger at Pakistan, not Modi’s

Afghan president and PM have brought back the bonhomie that Hamid Karzai and Manmohan Singh shared.

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Heena Sidhu is right; Muslim nations can't have double standards

Iran must not force visiting tourists or athletes to put on headscarves.

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