Abdul Khaliq

The writer, a former civil servant, is secretary general of the Lok Janshakti Party.

Articles By Abdul Khaliq

In this overheated, protracted election season, Muslims are the ‘unpeople’ of India

Election rhetoric has only exacerbated Muslim fears. The new government’s first task would be to combat the overpowering atmosphere of distrust and hate bedevilling society which constitutes the foremost threat to the nation, more so than terrorism.

National security is best served when diverse voices are heard

We politicians are the archetypal opportunists, scouting for possibilities to advance our interests even when we confront a national tragedy.

Panacea that isn’t

CBI imbroglio has spurred the Supreme Court to fast-track the setting up of the Lokpal. But an unaccountable ombudsman is no solution.

Glass ceiling, caste wall

Supreme Court order on reservation in promotions sanctifies unequal representation of Dalits in higher bureaucracy.

A matter of untruth

Indifference to facts has become a cultural phenomenon. Media, politicians must take the blame.

Archbishop’s Message

The real issue is not whether or not he is entitled to make a political statement.

The fire next time

Recent debate on the Atrocities Act should factor in the milieu that marginalises Dalits at every step.

A false dilemma

For Ramachandra Guha empathy for Muslims is a liberal predicament. He makes a deeply unfair argument

The other, the enemy

Message from Gujarat elections: The Muslim is more alone than ever before.

Tryst With Inequality

India has failed the Constitution’s commitment to social justice

Anniversary appeal

Muslim community is on the edge. Only the PM can address its concerns

Adieu, Lokpal?

The governing elites are in no mood to see a functioning ombudsman that will curb the power of the political executive.

We, the other

The inexorable march of Hindutva to the centre of our national life deeply disturbs Muslims.

How babus play ball

Irrespective of the Opposition’s strident demand for a rollback, it is clear that demonetisation is irrevocable.

A whole new ball game

Cricketers and fans are compelled to wear an ugly nationalism on their sleeve

The AMU Test

At stake in the minority status row is a larger principle.

Honoring Mufti’s legacy: Will Mehbooba’s government go back to a policy of drift and knee-jerk reactions?

Would the PDP now want to switch to a tie-up with a party whose sole political doctrine today is to blindly oppose everything that the present central government does?

Peace in the time of Pathankot

PM Modi must not give in to the war cries. His Pakistan project must continue

The Fanatic Mainstream

In a divided social milieu, ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ is an idle fancy.

The door is still not open

Debates over affirmative action reflect the resilience of bastions of privilege.