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Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Persecution of the poor and marginalised Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Buddhist majority in Myanmar has a long history, but since 2012, they are victims of the state-backed genocide.…

Muslims in danger

I am going out on a limb here. I told you last week that the events in Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover were fore planned in tandem with a desperate…

Divided Muslims

SINCE the annexation of India-held Kashmir in August, Pakistan has had to realise that it lacks the resources — diplomatic, economic, legal or otherwise — to respond to India’s unilateral…

Muslims and technology

EXCEPT for some defiant holdouts, most Muslims have come to accept the printing press, loudspeaker, weather forecasts, cameras and television, blood transfusions, organ transplants, and in-vitro fertilisation. Earlier fears that…

India’s demonisation of Muslims

THE Modi administration has been at daggers drawn with Indian Muslims for years. Before the pandemic struck, a draconian citizenship law aimed at divesting millions of legitimate Indians of their citizenship based…

Writing Muslims

Years ago, in a Brooklyn writers’ workshop of largely African Americans, one member woefully explains the thwarted plot of her novel in progress: – how, despite her effort to feature…

Muslims in India

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Muslims in India are being stigmatized for spreading the virus and have been made targets of violence by BJP zealots. This is…

Indian media and the war on Muslims

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages, said Spiro Agnew. I wonder what the late US vice president would have thought of Indian media, especially…