Islam’s reform: Way to go – Javed Anand

Can passages of the Quran be cherry-picked — to embrace what is appealing and to skirt around what is not ? That is the question Written by Javed Anand | Published:July 19, 2017 In his article on how religions evolve (‘Let’s talk to the Book’, IE, July 15), Ramesh Venkataraman makes the interesting proposition that the ongoing debate on triple talaq in the country signals … Continue reading Islam’s reform: Way to go – Javed Anand

Must Watch: Sidharth Bhatia in conversation with Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad has been fighting a brave battle for citizens’ rights and justice for people who have been abandoned by the system. Her memoir, Foot Soldier Of The Constitution, was released on Friday, February 24 at G5A, the wonderful new space at Mahalaxmi as part of the Literature Live! Evening curated by Anil Dharker. She is seen here in conversation with Sidharth Bhatia. Produced by: … Continue reading Must Watch: Sidharth Bhatia in conversation with Teesta Setalvad

Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

6 January 2017 Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand On 31 December 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet to the Mumbai special court against human rights defenders Ms Teesta Setalvad, Mr Javed Anand  and their publishing company Sabrang Communications and Publishing Private Limited (SCPPL) for alleged violation of the Foreign … Continue reading Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

#PoMoneModi: Kerala says “Chal Hat Modi”

#PoMoneModi is trending on Twitter. It roughly translates to ‘Chal hat Modi’. The trendy hashtag #PoMoneModi -based on the popular film dialogue of actor Mohanlal which can be loosely translated as Go Back Modi – started trending from the morning of Wednesday . Kerala is number in Literacy and Human Development Index in India. Prime Minister Modi doesn’t know that. People of Kerela haven’t taken … Continue reading #PoMoneModi: Kerala says “Chal Hat Modi”

आप किन आतंकियों को ढूंढ रहे हैं? ये आतंकी खुले घूम रहे हैं..

Written by मयंक सक्सेना | Published on: February 23, 2016 जिन दिल्ली के तीन आतंकियों के बारे में आज तक-इंडिया टुडे द्वारा किए गए  स्टिंग ऑपरेशन और मेरा लेख बात करेगा, वे दिल्ली की अलग-अलग अदालतों में काम करते हैं।  इनके कपड़े वकीलों की तरह हैं। लेकिन  ये वकील संविधान सम्मत न्याय के लिए नहीं लड़ते हों. ये तीनों ठीक उन भाड़े के गुंडो के … Continue reading आप किन आतंकियों को ढूंढ रहे हैं? ये आतंकी खुले घूम रहे हैं..

Entering a forbidden terrain: Women Qazis, ‘Auraton ki Shariah Adalat’, what next?

Courtesy: Sabrangindia.in Written by Zakia Soman,Noorjehan Safia Niaz | Published on: February 21, 2016 Why the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan is throwing one challenge after another at the ulema’s male-oriented version of ‘Islam’ Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) recently announced the formation of Darul Uloom Niswaan [DUN], a centre for Islamic learning and theology for women. As part of this initiative, DUN has begun the training … Continue reading Entering a forbidden terrain: Women Qazis, ‘Auraton ki Shariah Adalat’, what next?