Muslim Identity in India: A Community Mired in the Past : Girilal Jain

THE Kerala government’s decision to make Friday the weekly holiday in place of Sunday for Muslim-majority schools in the state has attracted criticism from some Muslim leaders and intellec­tuals on the ground that while such “token” gestures do not help solve problems of the community’s “educational, economic and social backwardness”, … Read More

Waxing Of The Crescent. OIC Trains Its Guns On Kashmir by Girilal Jain

The external affairs ministry’s response to the Organisation of Islamic Conference’s unqualified endorsement of Pakistan’s stand on Jammu and Kashmir is under­standable as a public stance. Only one sentence, which suggests that it feels entitled to membership of this forum of Muslim states, is excep­tionable. Apparently, some smart Alec in … Read More