Opinion

  • Yasin Malik’s conviction

    by Abbas Adil

    THE conviction of veteran Kashmiri freedom fighter and head of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik by an Indian court on terror funding charges on Thursday reflects the panic…

  • Yasin Malik’s conviction

    by Abbas Adil

    The conviction of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on terrorism-related charges may mean life imprisonment at the sentencing hearing for him later in the month. Mr Malik…

  • Widening Fault Lines in Indian Muslim Leadership

    by Abbas Adil

    Widening outreach activities by Muslim leaders across India relays very disturbing and hopeless signs, instead of formulating a strategy to unify Indian Muslims, these leaders are hell bent on further…

  • India mosque prayer ban

    by Abbas Adil

    India’s assault on Muslim holy sites continues, with a court recently restricting prayers at the historic Gyanvapi Mosque in Varansi. The reasoning given is to research a claim that a…

  • G7 global agenda and plight of Kashmir

    by Abbas Adil

    The G7, Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union, have met in Germany and discussed the…

  • Indian Proxies In Pakistan

    by Abbas Adil

    India seeks to damage Pakistan as it has not reconciled with the partition of the sub-continent. Therefore, it is busy in hatching conspiracies to destabilise Pakistan through all means available,…

  • The myth of Lashkar-e-Khalsa

    by Abbas Adil

    During his recent visit to India, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, alluding to Khalistan supporters, said that the United Kingdom would not welcome people who planned to use the…

  • Yasin Malik’s trial

    by Abbas Adil

    CONCERNS have been raised about the questionable trial of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik by an Indian court, with the AJK prime minister as well as Mr…

  • Self mauling in the Subcontinent

    by Abbas Adil

    As the rugged repeated attacks on Indian Muslims are plunging the country into the abyss of the barbarism of the worst kind it is now best for Indian Muslims to…

  • Good, bad and the rabid

    by Abbas Adil

    ONE likes all manner of movies including trashy movies. But I am not planning to see Kashmir Files yet. If and when the dust settles down on the communal muck…

  • Curbing the Azan in India: Shafaqna Exclusive

    by Abbas Adil

    In unseemly controversy has been breaking out every now and then for the last few years regarding azaan. Recently, the vice-chancellor of Allahabad University, Sangita Srivastava, complained to the district…

  • Why is Xiaomi under fire in India?

    by Abbas Adil

    India should stop its “regulatory assault” on Chinese companies, state-backed Chinese newspaper Global Times said, after smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) alleged threats of “physical violence” in Indian investigations. Reuters…

  • India: Volume of Adhan has become a political issue

    by Abbas Adil

    –Hindu leader calls for mosque loudspeakers to be turned down. Mosques in Mumbai comply with demands after police intervene. Sitting in an office lined with books overlooking a giant prayer…

  • Is space for Muslims shrinking in Modi’s India !

    by Abbas Adil

    The BJP’s rule since 2014 has shrunk the space for Muslims in India. In seven years, the party in power has changed the social architecture envisaged by Ambedkar’s constitution and…

  • IHK constituencies

    by Abbas Adil

    The Indian government’s moves to change the demographic profile of held Kashmir are continuing, with New Delhi giving more seats to the disputed region’s Hindu areas in the latest redrawing…

  • Do Muslim women need emancipation?

    by Abbas Adil

    Since time immemorial there have been nth discourses and discussions and debates surrounding the smoldering topic of ‘women empowermentʼ. So many – isms have evolved in this process to arrive…

  • We celebrate and we worry

    by Abbas Adil

    AS Muslims celebrate Eid after two years of Covid-related disruptions, there are still the usual things to worry about. Mosques are under attack, as they have been in the past,…

  • In India, politics and crime go hand in hand

    by Abbas Adil

    In India, politics and crime go hand in hand as many chief ministers, union and provincials ministers, parliamentarians have criminal cases against them. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also falls in…

  • What Could Take BRICS Forward?

    by Abbas Adil

    The dialectics of any association’s progressive evolution entails periods of growth, agenda expansion, predominance of centripetal forces, crisis passing, when it is essential to review goals and objectives and synchronize…

  • Modi’s road to genocide

    by Abbas Adil

    Genocides are preceded by incitement and indoctrination through widely disseminated hate propaganda. Theologian and philosopher Abraham Heschel famously said that Auschwitz was built not with stones but words. Hitler’s propaganda…

  • Sowing dragon’s teeth in Europe

    by Abbas Adil

    President Zelensky was commenting on the commonly held belief that neo-Nazis lurked in the body politic of Ukraine and even ran powerful militias in the country, including the one apparently…

  • Modi’s Kashmir visit

    by Abbas Adil

    Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control protested in large numbers as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first visit to Occupied Kashmir since he illegally ended…

  • UK bids to break India’s Russian arms habit

    by Abbas Adil

    The United Kingdom and India will collaborate on the development of fighter jet engines and maritime electric propulsion among other defense technology fields, as part of a major partnership deal…

  • Divided By Borders, United By Religious Fanaticism

    by Abbas Adil

    India and Pakistan are two rival countries that are always at daggers drawn with each other. The schisms between two states started after British colonialism in the subcontinent when Muslims…

  • The revitalized appeal of non-alignment

    by Abbas Adil

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought strong Western condemnation and sanctions, but many nations around the world have chosen not to join this united front. Dozens of governments outside Europe…

  • Hatred in India

    by Abbas Adil

    In 2014, a country that had prided itself on its secularism and on being the largest democracy in the world elected an unvarnished Hindu supremacist as its leader, and brought…

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