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Muslim policeman at duty beaten up and paraded in Maharashtra

Muslim policeman at duty beaten up and paraded in Maharashtra

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter, Latur (Maharahstra): In an apparent display of anarchy, a Muslim policeman is beaten up badly and paraded in the streets by a mob in Pangaon town of Latur District in Maharashtra. On Saturday morning at around 9 am ASI Shaikh Yunus Pashamiya, 56, was surrounded by 200 men and beaten up […]

What does it mean to be a Muslim in India today?: Mahtab Alam

What does it mean to be a Muslim in India today?: Mahtab Alam

Guest post by MAHTAB ALAM Shahina KK Recently, Shanina K K, a journalist from Kerala, who worked with Tehelka news weekly and now works with Open magazine, received the Chameli Devi Award for being an outstanding woman journalist. While receiving the award she said, “See, I happen to be a Muslim, but I am not […]

A Letter To PM Modi From ‘Anti-National Sickular Presstitute’ Barkha Dutt

A Letter To PM Modi From ‘Anti-National Sickular Presstitute’ Barkha Dutt

Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I write to you today because like so many of my fellow citizens, I am both angry and anguished. I am aware that a missive from someone like me – “presstitute”, “bazaaru“,  “sickular” and worst of all, “anti-national”- will be most likely junked by your office as not worthy of your […]

Godhra train burning was a pre-planned political stunt by BJP: Patel leaders

Godhra train burning was a pre-planned political stunt by BJP: Patel leaders

Ahmedabad: Ongoing the Patidar agitation in Gujarat is taking some very unexpected turn as Patidar Samiti leaders like Rahul Desai and Lalbhai Patel are candid enough to raise the communal question themselves as they lash out against the BJP.“The BJP is fundamentally a communal party that has been planting its ideology of fearing Muslims for […]

Modi’s siege on JNU: Hindutva’s battle for India’s classrooms is out in the open: Mitali Saran

Modi’s siege on JNU: Hindutva’s battle for India’s classrooms is out in the open: Mitali Saran

Here’s a rough theory about the Left and the Right. The basic temperamental difference between the Left-inclined and Right-inclined electorate seems to boil down to their relationship with otherness and authority. The Left tends to be inclusive of otherness. It thrives on diversity and churn; its ideal social structure is relatively flat and fluid. It understands […]

Price for Converting to Islam – Mumbai Cops Allegedly Assault Man

Price for Converting to Islam – Mumbai Cops Allegedly Assault Man

It was Republic Day this year. As the country was busy celebrating 67 years of its Constitution, the police in suburban Mumbai were allegedly torturing a 24-year-old man for executing one of his basic constitutional rights – the right to freedom of religion. Sunil Keni alias Mohammed Sadik, converted to Islam willingly ten months ago. […]

Almost 80% of rural Muslims in West Bengal are borderline poor: Report

Almost 80% of rural Muslims in West Bengal are borderline poor: Report

Nearly eight in 10 Muslim households in rural West Bengal have a monthly family income of Rs 5,000 or less, which is barely above the cut-off level of income for poverty line for a family of five. While Muslims constitute 27 per cent of the state’s population, as much as 38.3 per cent households from […]

Academicians From 400 International Varsities Extend Support to JNU

Academicians From 400 International Varsities Extend Support to JNU

Over 400 academicians from international varsities, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Cambridge, have come out in support of JNU students agitating against a row over an event on the campus. A joint statement signed by 455 academicians from global universities, said, “JNU stands for a vital imagination of the space of the university – an […]

Attack at Patiala House court: Indian Express journalists recount the assault

Attack at Patiala House court: Indian Express journalists recount the assault

Two Indian Express journalists – Alok Singh andKaunain Sheriff – who were covering the sedition case against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Singh were assaulted by a group of lawyers at the Patiala House court complex on Monday afternoon. The two were questioned as to what they were doing inside court and why they were reporting about ‘anti-nationals’. They […]

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