Anushka Singh’s Sedition in Liberal Democracies delves into the impact of being slapped with a sedition case, whether real or politically-motivated, and the stigma – the taint of being anti-national – that it carries with it.
How Rahmat Ali, who styled himself as ‘founder, Pakistan National Movement’ and was the first to coin the name ‘Pakistan’, fell from grace.
The public has largely missed the most sinister thing that Bhagwat’s comments alluded to – the increasing militarisation of society where conformists drive dissenters into the shadows.
Savarkar, the ideological guru of the Sangh Parivar, firmly believed that able-bodied and armed Hindus were the only answer to the “growing danger from the designs of the awakened Muslim mind”.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
Organised by an offshoot of the Sanatan Sanstha, over 7,000 men and women attended a recent event in Pune that was aimed at evoking a strong pro-Hindutva sentiment, which in turn implied attacking Muslims, the government, the media and the liberals.
The speakers highlighted how India is moving away from the core values of the constitution and warned against the dangers of institutionalised religion.
As Islamophobia creeps deeper into India’s psyche, Nazia Erum’s book delves into how children are being bullied for their religious identity.
Those detained in an attack by dozens of Muslims from the village of Kafr-al-Waslin were accused of stirring sectarian strfie, harming national unity and destroying private property.
The representation of Muslims as a fictitious enemy allows the majority to carve out a more unified self for itself.
The overwhelming majority of India’s Hindus have repeatedly shown that they are not willing to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiments.
A mass influx of migrants from the Middle East in 2015 created deep divisions in the EU and members are still feuding over how to share the burden of caring for asylum seekers.
The Centre for Women’s Development Studies’ 2018 calendar revolves around two women members of the constituent assembly – Dakshayani Velayudhan and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
“We are united – Christians, Muslims, we are one.”
A short walk from the Tablighi Jama’at’s headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin basti is Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s tomb.
Gujarat’s ‘frontier’ districts at its remote margins may be the vanguards of change.
Ninety-seven percent of all incidents have occurred over the last three years since the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power in May 2014.
The ban will now go fully into effect for people from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen seeking to enter the US.
The foreign enemy has already been overdone. We need to invent new enemies. History or a certain version of it is to be flaunted to graze up our sore spot.
Instead of emphasising the Hindu origins of Muslim monuments and staking a claim over them, the new RSS strategy is to belittle their importance and denounce them so as to denigrate Muslims by suspecting their ‘Indian-ness’.
Just as Sindh’s past cannot be reduced to the history of one community, one sect or one faith, so should we aim for an inclusive present for the province.
While the slaughter and distribution of meat is banned in Ayodhya, during Bakrid, the local administration unofficially lifts the ban for the Muslims to perform the qurbani ritual.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
“We have the right to consider holy any animal we like but to hope that followers of another religion will consider it equally sacred is nothing but to incite violence.”
Problematic laws, informal rules, deep-rooted biases and governmental apathy have made it hard for Muslims to leave the ghettos.
How did this versatile piece of fabric get so controversial?
This week: The ingredients of a successful protest, why condescension and criticism don’t get along and a personal piece to remind us of what’s at stake.
Narendra Modi invoked Mahatma Gandhi to say that violence in the name of the cow was not acceptable.
“We hope that the government will understand our feelings and make efforts to resolve the issues of the oppressed and weaker sections of society by restoring the atmosphere of peace and trust…”
Crack down on beef and leather trades has jeopardised the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits, straining India’s social fabric and economy.
Puerto Rican Muslims are finding ways of expressing their Muslim faith through symbols of Puerto Rican culture, whether it be their flag, their family traditions or their food.
The closure is only the latest in a series of incidents that have antagonised Muslims in Myanmar.
Over 30 recorded incidents of violence and hate speech against Muslims, who constitute 9% of the country’s population, have taken place since April.
He praised the action against American ally Qatar over growing terrorism even though the tiny Gulf state hosts the largest US air base in the region.
Sri Lankan President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremasinghe have ordered police to uphold the law, but the violence against Muslims has not ended.
The attacks targeted the late-night crowds typical of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and were claimed by ISIS in statements on its Amaq news agency.
Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
Donald Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of the country’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
As part of project Hindutva, Shome Basu documents how badly cows are treated and monetised despite being considered the holiest among all animals.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?