Good Muslim, Bad Muslim – A Response to Ashish Khetan on the ‘IM’: Warisha Farasat

Guest Post by Warisha Farasat The recent opinion piece by Ashish Khetan in the Hindu has yet again reiterated the false and malicious stereotype: that Muslims somehow have something or the other to do with terror, either when they are directly involved or when they are silent about others of the community being involved. It … More Good Muslim, Bad Muslim – A Response to Ashish Khetan on the ‘IM’: Warisha Farasat

Terror and the Indian Mujahideen – A Response to Ashish Khetan: Sharib Ali

Guest Post by Sharib Ali There is something disquieting in what Ashish Khetan has written and said recently on terror in India (in The Hindu and on Tehelka.tv), and centrally within it, the Indian Mujahideen. More so, because it comes from one of the most credible journalist’s today, who has done some commendable work over … More Terror and the Indian Mujahideen – A Response to Ashish Khetan: Sharib Ali

Women condemn Meenakshi Lekhi’s sexist slandering of Ishrat Jahan

Over 115 women have signed a letter seeking an apology from Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi for her sexist slandering of deceased Ishrat Jahan in a television channel. The letter has also been sent to the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women for appropriate action. As the noose is tightening around the conspirators who cynically and … More Women condemn Meenakshi Lekhi’s sexist slandering of Ishrat Jahan

राष्ट्रवादी न्याय से करुणा की विदाई

“अगर हम ‘लोकतांत्रिक सरकारों के छिपे इरादों और गैरजवाबदेह खुफिया शक्ति संरचनाओं की जांच करने और उन पर सवाल उठाने से इनकार करते हैं तो हम लोकतंत्र और मानवता, दोनों को ही खो बैठते हैं.” पत्रकार जॉन पिल्जर का यह वाक्य आज हमारे लिए कितना प्रासंगिक हो उठा है! हमें नौ जनवरी को खुफिया तरीके … More राष्ट्रवादी न्याय से करुणा की विदाई

On Hindutva terrorism

This joint public statement, signed by 34 citizens whose names are given at the end, was put out on 25 January While one may or may not agree with the terminology employed by the Home Minister in his recent speech at Jaipur, we feel that for long prejudice has ruled investigations, obscuring the role of … More On Hindutva terrorism

On the Karnataka Police’s charges against KK Shahina: IFJ

This release was put out by the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF JOURNALISTS on 15 January 2012 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is extremely concerned to learn of the criminal charges filed against investigative reporter K.K. Shahina by police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Shahina, who currently works with the weekly magazine Open, faces … More On the Karnataka Police’s charges against KK Shahina: IFJ