Archive for August, 2015

There’s a dreaded move by BJP-PDP to allot army personnel a Sainik Colony in J&K which will change the demography of the Valley, says MOAZUM MOHAMMAD

Aug 31, 2015 No Comments

Demand then increased to 350 kanals, new proposal sent to Div Com and state Home Dept It is not specified whether proposed colony is meant solely for J&K state subj Documents of Sainik Board meeting say Div Com Kashmir agreed on 173 kanalsects The government had not only planned to allow setting up the proposed [...]

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Both British and Hindutva historians have painted the Mughal Emperor as villain for thir own purpose, here’s how, by BRIJENDRA SINGH

Aug 31, 2015 No Comments

Of all the Muslim rulers who ruled vast territories of India from 712 to 1857AD, probably no one has received as much condemnation from western & Hindu writers as Aurangzeb. He has been castigated as a religious Muslim who was anti-Hindu, who taxed them, who tried to convert them, who discriminated them in awarding high [...]

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What if it was HAIDER PATHAN and not HARDIK PATEL, both activists for their communities, asks SHEHZAD POONAWALLA

Aug 28, 2015 No Comments

Hardik Patel is a 22-year-old BCom graduate who comes from an average middle-class Patidar family from Viramgam, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Son of a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, he secured less than 50 per cent marks in college and speaks rustic Hindi and Gujarati. An unknown face till two months ago, today Hardik comes across as [...]

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Here’s yet another warm letter to PM Modiji, from MEENAKSHI DAHIYA

Aug 28, 2015 No Comments

Modiji….Pranam! How is the heat in Dubai? Hopefully, better than the Monsoon session of the parliament. By the way, it really is a pity you have to fly on Air India One, paid for by the tax-payers’ money, and not commercial. Imagine the frequent flier miles you would have earned that way! You could have [...]

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A testament to one who synthesised Islam & Hinduism remarkably, writes MURAD ALI BAIG

Aug 28, 2015 No Comments

Three hundred and fifty six years ago, at the end of August 1659, Aurangzeb’s eldest brother Dara was tried in the `Diwan I Khas’ of the Red Fort by the qazis and executed for the crime of blasphemy. He was declared to be a heretic and beheaded and stripped of all his rights as a [...]

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