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VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Lynching, Tabrez ansari, Mohan Bhagwat, Indian Muslims

Mohan Bhagwat is right. Indian Muslims like me are so happy they just can't handle

Don't send more happiness our way. We don't know how to deal with it anymore.

POLITICS

 |  13-minute read
Narendra Modi, Talaq-ul-biddat, Indian Muslims, Sharia court

Not saffron but secular: The banning of instant triple talaq is a crucial first step towards Uniform Civil Code

Just like regressive divorce practices, ruled by religious notions, can't be allowed, neither should we accept the lack of a secular Uniform Civil Code, which 'minority appeasers' denied India thus far.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mamata Banerjee, Open letter to muslims, Muslim league, Indian Muslims

Open Letter to my fellow Muslims: Please step out of the ‘we are oppressed’ narrative. Fix what you can!

As a Muslim, I know we face blatant, rampant discrimination. But complaining about it, and writing posts, won't help. Improving our own lot, one step at a time, will.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Shamsul islam, Indian Muslims, Partition

The Bullies of Partition: How the Muslim League silenced the majority of Indian Muslims strongly opposed to the creation of Pakistan

The Muslim League unleashed a reign of terror that attacked secular leaders such as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. In their aggression, they often found support from the British, the Hindu right-wing, even sections of the Congress.

POLITICS

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Congress, Secularism, Communal politics, Indian Muslims

How ‘seculars’ disempowered two generations of Indian Muslims

Real secularism empowers. Fraudulent secularism disempowers. Guess which version we've been seeing for decades?

VOICES

 |  9-minute read
Indian Muslims, Communalism, Liberalism, Islamophobia

The burden of Indian Muslim today

The onus is on the Muslims to pass this litmus test of acceptable Muslimness.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Religious bigotry, Indian Muslims

I'm an Indian Muslim. Why must I suffer the acid test and prove my patriotism?

It’s the 'new normal' except that it is neither normal nor should it ever be.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Air India, Minority appeasement, Indian Muslims, Hajj

Why withdrawing haj subsidy for Muslims' education is a good move

It had become a whip in the hands of right wing parties to attack political rivals over minority appeasement.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Indian Muslims, BJP, Parliament, Triple talaq bill

How triple talaq bill will now end up preventing marriages among Muslims altogether

The bill has set the 'default position' of Muslim men as villains and abusers.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Indian Muslims, Hindutva, Demonetisation, Modi

In the garb of making India great, Modi has done a great disservice to democracy

Some electoral outcomes can be quite problematic.