Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.
Ramachandra Guha: My comparison was ill-chosen, and the chastisement I received for it is merited. I also agree that the headscarf and the skull-cap are akin to the turban and the vibhooti, markers of religious identity that should not offend anyone when displayed in public.
Psuedo-secular intelligentsia has fractured the concept of Indian citizenship, kept Muslims in an impermeable silo of insecurity.
When it comes to cattle, the dominant beliefs of current religious and political leaders are totally at variance with the realities of farming.
The marginalisation of Muslims began soon after Partition and has since been institutionalised by political parties and governments. Doing away the burka and skull-cap will not end it.
Liberal democrats owe it to themselves to choose their words and fora responsibly.
For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument
In addressing the ‘Muslim question’, left-liberals have been extremely hesitant in acknowledging the Ashraf-Pasmanda divide.
Abul Kalam Azad’s commitment to religion, the nation, lights the path for Muslims, secular Hindus
A liberal critique of religious orthodoxy cannot offer bad stereotypes to bolster its argument.
The stereotype of a single Muslim identity has been exploited by the ‘secular’ parties and the communalist parivar. It needs to be broken to achieve genuine social transformation.
According to the department, it identified the irregularity during its persual of records uploaded onto a government portal over the last year.
Why the Harsh Mander-Ramachandra Guha debate must continue — and expand.
Haj subsidy withdrawn: The policy to support Muslims in making the mandatory religious pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, can be traced back to 1932, when the British enacted the Port Haj Committees Act.
Haj subsidy withdrawn: Naqvi also told reporters that despite the subsidy withdrawal, a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year.