Adieu to a Noble Soul!

As a student of sociology, I come across a number of articles and papers on secularism and secularization but I am least interested in these terms from a political point of view. These terms are mostly used in a political sense and all other interpretations and meanings are either ignored or neglected. Secularism and secularization […]

Ban on pro-Azadi books in PaK

Last week, Pakistan Administered Kashmir banned sixteen pro-independence books on Kashmir. The books included two by JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. The development came as a shock in Kashmir where a large section of population sees Bhat  as somebody who fought for their political rights. Expectedly, separatist groups and the civil society has slammed the […]

Three more Palestinians shot dead in occupied West Bank

Israeli military forces have shot and killed three Palestinians in two separate alleged car ramming attacks in the southern part of the West Bank. Israeli media reported that two Palestinians were fatally shot on Monday morning as they purportedly opened fire on and sought to run over Israeli troopers near the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement […]

Target Muslims, minorities: The Trump card to win US poll race

US presidential candidates hit the ground in a last-minute push for votes on Monday ahead of a crucial new election test, with violence marring White House hopeful Donald Trump’s race for the Republican nomination. Dubbed “Super Tuesday 2” by US media, the latest major date in the run-up to November’s presidential election will see Democratic and […]

Two UAE pilots killed in warplane crash in Yemen

Two pilots of the United Arab Emirates have been killed after one of the country’s fighter jets participating in the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen crashed in the impoverished country, a report says. The Saudi-led coalition made the announcement in a statement on Monday after the UAE armed forces said in a statement earlier in the […]

I won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Asaduddin Owaisi to Mohan Bhagwat

MUMBAI: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said he will not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ comments that came against the backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India. “I don’t chant that slogan. What are you going to do, Bhagwat sahab,” Owaisi […]

Saudi Arabia to ‘complete’ January mass executions

Four more prisoners are reportedly to be killed by Saudi Arabia as the country moves to “complete” a wave of mass executions that started in January. The kingdom put 47 people to death on a single day that month, including the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and at least one teenager, sparking global protests. […]