The terror messages in email

By Kashif-ul-Huda,

Recent terror strikes in Bangalore and Ahmedabad point to the fact that these anti-terrorism conferences, fatwas and community efforts are not working. One reason could be that a vast majority of Muslims of India are not convinced that the terrorists could be one of them. It is not a denial by Indian Muslim's but a failure on the part of the investigating agencies to produce a convincing proof of who is behind these terror acts. The emails sent by the group calling itself “Indian Mujahideen” is our only way to guess who can be behind these attacks.

Making NRIs feel guilty with 'emotional blackmail'

By Kul Bhushan, IANS,

A mountain of mail at the doorstep confronts most NRIs in the US on returning from their summer holidays in July-August. "Sorting out the mail and throwing away junk mails is a massive job that I hate," said Manohar 'Manny' Sharma in New York. "The highest number of letters is for 'special offers' for all those things that we don't need," he added, "Then there are the appeals for charity as if we have billions of dollars to spare!"


Bihar afloat with minority welfare schemes: minority panel chief

By Tarique Anwar,,

Calling for a new dialogue between Islam and Christianity

By Rashid Shaz

Media needs to be more circumspect in literate Kerala

By B.R.P. Bhaskar, IANS,

"Kerala trembled", screamed the nine-centimetre deep headline in the state's largest circulated newspaper Monday. Those words summed up the totally literate state's response to some sensational media reports that it was the terrorists' next target.

On Sunday afternoon, as the nation was slowly recovering from the impact of the serial explosions in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, the Bangalore office of a television channel informed a Malayalam channel that a caller from Pakistan had said blasts would occur in Kerala at 7 p.m.

Muslim voices of sanity must get louder

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed, IANS,

Ahmedabad and Bangalore, like many others, are global cities and the terror that struck these on consecutive days too is a global phenomenon. As a human being and an Indian Muslim, I literally wept over the needless deaths of those who died or were maimed.

In the last decade, a significant number of moderate Hindus have started supporting anti-secular and anti-minority groups that want to transform India into a theocratic Hindu nation. This bodes ill for the nation.

The situation calls for introspection by Muslims, India's largest minority community.

Cycle of terror: how to stop its movement?

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi, ,

Two and half months after Jaipur bombings which left 60 people dead, Bangalore and Ahmedabad were ripped through by serial blasts on 25th and 26th July respectively – 25 explosions in total within 24 hours – and 50 people were dead and more than 150 wounded. Jaipur is unsolved till date and, with past investigations into terror attacks in mind, it can be said that Bangalore and Ahmedabad will remain unsolved, too. This is what has kept the cycle of terror moving.

With mixed feelings, Muslims warn state, union govt. of “India Shining” fate

By Md. Ali,

In order to know what the common Muslim thinks of the current ruling dispensation in New Delhi and Patna, the United Progressive Alliance and the National Democratic Alliance governments respectively, talked to aam admi and tried to make the informal survey as much representative as possible.

Why India should get exceptional treatment from IAEA

By K. Subrahmanyam, IANS,

The India-specific safeguards agreement comes under the scrutiny of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the next few days. Thereafter the safeguards agreement and the draft 123-agreement will go before the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to obtain a waiver from its guidelines. At this stage attention is focused on what will be the impact of this exceptional treatment for India on the international non-proliferation order.

Straightening the pictures

By Aygül Cizmecioglu, CGNews,

Perfect weather in Berlin – the sky is a brilliant blue, and it is pleasantly warm. Rather than enjoying the sun at one of the street cafes, however, dozens of camera people, photographers, and politicians push their way through Saxony's State Mission.