By M. Ghazali Khan
Murderers, looters, rapists and arsonists are being issued clean chits one after the other but those who dared challenge these injustices, like Teesta Seetalvad, Javed Anand, late Ahsan Jafri’s son, Tanveer Jafri, are implicated in court cases while killer cops and politicians are being let off the hook one after the other.
By Mujeeb Vallapuzha
Following the demolition, places such as Delhi, Bhopal, Kanpur, Bombay, Ahmadabad, and Surat became cauldrons of communal resentment. Following the Bombay Riots, B.N. Srikrishna Commission Report had also pointed out how these communal conflagrations could vilify the Muslim community.
By Arshi Khan
Muslims need the fulfillment of their constitutional rights for which the Republic of India was created. Muslims cannot accept a State worse than the colonial masters as they were not so cruel, dishonest and violent against their subjects. The citizens are not hosts to welcome a government but to watch it and to criticize it if it goes beyond the statutory rim.
By An Independent Inquiry into Muzaffarnagar Riots
Fighting communalism is not merely an electoral issue. The communal forces can be defeated only by ground struggles built by an alliance of the minorities, the working masses, the dalits, the tribals, other oppressed castes and progressive sections of the intelligentsia. In this regard the example held out by the people of Hussainpur, Kheda Gani, Garhi Novabad, Garhi Jaitpur, Kurawa and other such villages is a ray of hope.
By Mosarrap H. Khan
Both the ANHAD and the Citizens’ Report detail the gruesome killings, looting, and assault on women during the riots. Vaseela from village Laakh narrates that her daughter was brutally gang raped and then burnt alive. On the 8th of September, when the family was fleeing their village, her daughter, who was keeping unwell, was caught by four men and gang raped. She was then burnt alive.
By Mosarrap H. Khan
To my horror, I found that my passport application was withheld because the space for citizenship verification had been left blank in my police verification report. The report neither confirmed nor denied my status as an Indian citizen.
By Mosarrap Hossain Khan
But, I agree with you on one point: somewhere the political leadership has failed Muslims in India. The tokenism of ‘cap’ has gained a currency among political parties that are unwilling to reinvent the political idioms and images, as far as Muslims are concerned.
By Nadira Khan
I will remember Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer as a very supportive person. He remembered one of his friends in the US, who also worked on the minority communities in films and he took pains to find out his friend’s contact details from his record. He also gave me the contact number of an eminent film director for conducting an interview.