The Sachin Waze episode recalls the 2003 alleged custodial death case of Khwaja Yunus and highlights the complicity of Maharashtra political parties in police impropriety
The manner of the law’s implementation could also lead to an outcome that goes against Hindutva’s aims. Those for whom religious identity never meant much will now be forced to adopt a Muslim identity.
Ayodhya events and Shiv Sena’s reiteration of support for Ram Mandir resurrect past ghosts
There’s a long long struggle ahead for those working to counter the BJP’s divisive programme. All that can be said is that Maharashtra’s voters have given them some breathing space.
Electoral compromises of BJP indicate that idea of India has prevailed over Bharat
Who could have imagined that some day, it would be a jawan and a kisan who would challenge the prime minister in a Lok Sabha election! A pliant Election Commission has eliminated the jawan from the competition; it hasn’t yet managed to get rid of the kisan.
Going by the record, it would appear that when the perpetrators of the violence are minorities, the process of justice is swift. When they form part of organised Hindu militant groups, the fabled long arm of the law barely moves.
Correcting falsehood and bigotry in school textbooks should be a priority in Rajasthan
For 15 years, the Maharashtra government has done its best to shield policemen accused in the custodial death of Khwaja Yunus.
Why governments hesitate to withdraw cases when the accused are Muslims
There is no clamour for justice in Mumbai 1992 riots since it can’t be used politically
Language and religion dominate voter preferences in Mumbai’s municipal elections
The vulnerable often face fake charges, leaving them to fight state might alone.
Court has been remarkably kind to DGP Rathore, who was convicted of sexual assault.
When Babu Bajrangi boasted that he felt like Rana Pratap as he killed Ehsan Jafri, most Hindus felt sick.
The Maharashtra assembly election has again proved that Muslims do not vote as a block
In Gujarat, as always, Muslims were present at garbas as organisers, entertainers and participants.
Ibrahim Rahimtulla has a direct interest in the findings of the Justice M.S. Liberhan Commission.
In Mumbai,the Congress win was on the back of the MNS
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