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Localized motivations for antisemitism within the Ummah

Paper No. 5907                                 Dated 06-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Rajesh Tembarai Krishnamachari

Antisemitism marked with an irrational prejudice against Jews and Israel is on the rise over the past decade after declining for much of the post WW-II era [1].

India Needs to Review Articles on Minorities in the Constitution

Paper No. 5893                                Dated 13-Mar-2015

By R. Upadhyay

Who is a minority?  This question arises when the Muslim community in this country in numbers exceeds most of the Muslims in other countries.  The term ‘minority’ was introduced by the British and its relevance in today’s India needs to be examined.  As pointed out by late Abul Kalam Azad, they form the second majority!This paper makes a strong case for a review of various articles relating to the “minorities” in the  Constitution.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Faux Pas

Paper No: 5887                                Dated 6-Mar-2015       

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Rarely in the history of modern diplomacy has a head of government of one country  imposed himself on another country over the explicit reservations expressed by the President and top officials of the host country.

Bangladesh: Avijit’s Murder Heralds Ominous Signs

Paper No. 5886                                Dated 05-Mar-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of Avijit Roy on Dhaka university campus on February 26 is a message to the secular and free thinking society of Bangladesh that the forces of religious intolerant groups are rising at a pace that even the Jamaatul Mujahidin Bangladesh(JMB) could not attain during the BNP-JEI rule from 2001-2006.

Communalism and India

Paper No. 5871                                Dated 14-Feb-2015

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Here is a thoughtful essay on Indian communalism and the fears of many well meaning people like the author. To me the issue is not that serious and I am sure the composite culture of India will survive now and in future too as it had survived for centuries in this country. Director:)

Islamic Reformation- with special reference to India

Paper No. 5869                                Dated 12-Feb-2015

By R. Upadhyay

Restive Owaisis- Re-visiting Qasim Rizvi?

Paper No. 5853                                      Dated 01-Jan-2015

By R. Upadhyay

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