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CFC (Common Family Code) as the Antidote to CAA, NRC, NPR

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  Dr. Ayaz Ahmad The specter of CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), NRC (National Register of Citizens) and NPR (National Population Register) threaten to put our political democracy in peril. It seeks to drown the public sphere under hindu-muslim binary with the primary object of arresting democratic aspirations of Pasmanda Bahujan (SC, ST, and OBCs cutting …

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The Curious Case of Tabrez Ansari

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  Bobby Kunhu The police have unilaterally decided to dilute the case against the accused in the Tabrez Ansari lynching case from murder to culpable homicide not amounting to murder, thereby reducing the gravity and culpability of the offence. According to Karthik. S, the Superintendent of Police, Saraikela, Jharkand, this was ostensibly done because the …

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Countering ‘Jai Sri Ram’ with ‘Jai Bhim’

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  Pardeep Attri On Tuesday (18 June 2019), when Asaduddin Owaisi, member of parliament from Hyderabad and president of AIMIM, approached to take oath in parliament slogans of ‘Jai Sri Ram’, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ were shouted by sitting BJP MPs, creating nuisance and intimidation. Such provoking and intimidation of a leader …

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Elitism among Indian Muslims: Caste, Power, Privilege and Inequality

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Abid Faheem  Abstract – Though the philosophy of caste hierarchy is quite contradictory to the basic beliefs of Islam which explicitly emphasizes equality and universal brotherhood, caste hierarchy exists among Muslims in India that can be divided into three broad category; the Ashraf (upper class), the Ajlaf (clean occupational caste), and the Arzal (unclean occupational caste …

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General Elections 2019: A Short Comment on Muslim Representation

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  Khalid Anis Ansari In most academic and journalistic representations of the Muslim-minority space there is a persistent emphasis on the underrepresentation of Muslim legislators in various legislative bodies. The population proportion of Muslims has increased from the immediate post-partition phase of 10.4% to 14.2% in the 2011 Census. However, in the Lok Sabha Muslim representation …

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Pasmanda Community Asserts: Demands Lok Sabha Ticket for Ali Anwar from Madhubani

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  Abhijit Anand A wave of simmering anger can be felt among the Pasmanda community members. This anger is more prominently visible in Bihar where the social justice parties have completely ignored the community in Lok Sabha ticket distribution. A change.org petition started on 23rd March by sociologist Khalid Anis Ansari was being shared enthusiastically …