Sangh Parivar and Communal Riots – Irfan Engineer

(Part 1) (Secular Perspective October 16-31, 2013) In an attempt to hide their culpability in communal riots, the BJP often argues that more communal riots have taken place under Congress regime as compared to their regime. The argument is fallacious as the Congress has ruled the country and various states much longer than BJP. Secondly, Congress ruled state governments are practically throughout the length and … Continue reading Sangh Parivar and Communal Riots – Irfan Engineer

India First or Upper Caste Elite First? – Irfan Engineer

I: Contours Of Communal Vs. Pseudo Secularism The BJP is once again attempting to redefine secularism in order to attractively package its Hindu nationalist politics. The politics of Hindu nationalism bases itself on stigmatizing minorities, particularly the Muslim and the Christian community. The two communities are demonized in order to alarm the gullible members of majority community who fall for the propaganda regarding non-existing danger. … Continue reading India First or Upper Caste Elite First? – Irfan Engineer

Maulana Azad and Education: Irfan Engineer

Sachar Committee has well documented the educational backwardness among Muslims at all levels – literacy rates are much below the national average, dropout rates are higher among the Muslims and therefore, their numbers in graduation and post graduation are much lower. Various reasons are being attributed for this backwardness, however, the varied analyses emanate from basically two perspectives. The first perspective blames either Islam as … Continue reading Maulana Azad and Education: Irfan Engineer

डॉक्टर असगर अली इंजीनियर की विरासतः इरफान इंजीनियर

    मेरे जीवन में मानो एक तूफान आया और सब कुछ खत्म हो गया। मुझे जो क्षति हुयी है, उससे मैं अब तक समझौता नहीं कर सका हूँ। तूफान की तरह, मौत भी ईश्वर के हाथों में होती है और तूफान की तरह, आप मौत के सामने भी असहाय होते हैं। मुझे जरा भी इल्म ना था कि मेरे अजीज पिता डॉक्टर असगर अली … Continue reading डॉक्टर असगर अली इंजीनियर की विरासतः इरफान इंजीनियर