Here we present stories that we have done over the years documenting victims of India’s “war against terrorism.”
Dr. Ibrahim Ali Junaid: Terror acquittal: Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid of Hyderabad: Mar 23, 2010
Dr. Jalees Ansari: Hyderabad blasts case accused acquitted after 22 years, to remain in jail on other charges: Dec 16, 2015
Maulana Naseeruddin: Terror acquittal: Maulana Naseeruddin of Hyderabad speaks about ordeal: Mar 18, 2010
Mohammed Azmath : Released after ‘interrogation’ detained Muslim youths feel ‘hurt’: Feb 25, 2013
Mohammed Rayeesuddin : Released after ‘interrogation’ detained Muslim youths feel ‘hurt’: Feb 25, 2013
Obaidur Rahman: Muslim youths arrested in Hyderabad after the Bangalore crack down, the wave of terror arrests shift to south India: Sep 1, 2012
Sheikh Hashim Ali: Justice denied, now waiting for judgment: Sheikh Hashim Ali’s 13 years’ incarceration: May 25, 2013.
Syed Imran Khan: a victim of war against terror in India: Oct 1, 2012.
Taj-ul Islam Kazi Siddiqui: Ghatkopar blast paradox: Techie Taj-ul-Islam Siddqui too discharged of all terror charges: Aug 11, 2013
Qateel Siddiqui’s uncle Mohd Akhtar.
Meet the frightened mother of Abdur Rahman in Darbhanga: Mar 23, 2012.
Fasih Mahmood: Where is Fasih Mahmood/: special series from May 2012 to Oct 2012.
Gauhar Aziz Khomaini:
Police violated Supreme Court guidelines while arresting terror accused: Dec 3, 2011.
My son was not involved in any crime: Gauhar Aziz Khomaini’s father Mar 21, 2012.
Gayur Jamali: Please don’t spoil his life if he is not guilty: Gayur Jamali’s father Mar 12, 2012
Kafeel Ahmad: Bicycle repair mechanic for Darbhanga, IM recruiter for Delhi Police: Mar 10, 2012
Qateel Siddiqui: My brother can never be a terrorist: Qateel Siddiqui’s sister: Mar 14, 2012
Somrita Ghosh: Lost in Terror: Voices of many women, penned by one: December 19, 2016
Dilawar Hussain: Acquittals in terror case: Welcome welcomes her Maulanas with open arm: Jan 11, 2010
Irshad Khan: Family of Irshad, the “mastermind” denies terror link, hopes he will come clean: Dec 2, 2011
Taquee Ahmed: Brother of terror accused alleges harassment by ATS Mumbai, seeks police protection: Feb 14, 2012.
Masood Ahmed Qasmi: Acquittals in terror case: Welcome welcomes her Maulanas with open arm: Jan 11, 2010
Mohammad Aamir Khan honoured with award, cash by rights group: Jul 12, 2012.
14 years in jail, acquitted but still scared of police witch-hunt: Jan 29, 2012.
War on terror: If you can’t find the terrorist, make one: Jan 26, 2012.
12 yrs in jail and counting: Story of Amir – a victim of war on terror: Aug 11, 2010.
Amit Kumar : 14 years a ‘terrorist’: The story of two Muslims acquitted of all charges in 2002 Ahmedabad blasts case : February 3, 2017
Mutti-ur-Rehman: Journalist Mutti-ur-Rehman takes on the media for their biased reporting: May 31, 2013
Yusuf Nalaband: NIA cleared me of all charges but that terror arrest still haunts my life: Syed Yusuf Nalaband: Jul 7, 2013
Kashif-ul-Huda: Fighting phantoms: The story of Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad : June 16, 2012
Aamil Parvez: The bizarre case of Aamil Parvez: Jun 12, 2012.
Arshad Bilgrami: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012
Azhar Qureishi: Aurangabad encounter: Azhar Qureishi’s family demands CBI inquiry: Apr 4, 2012
Hafiz Mohammad Yousuf Khan: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012
Iqrar Sheikh: Iqrar and Habeeb: two different paths to jail: Jun 9, 2012
Irfan Chhipa: Destroying their lives when not killing them in encounters: Jun 14, 2012.
Khalid Nayeem: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012
Mohammad Abraar: Destroying their lives when not killing them in encounters: Jun 14, 2012.
Mohammad Akheel: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012
Mohammad Amaan: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012
Mohammad Habeeb: Iqrar and Habeeb: two different paths to jail: Jun 9, 2012
Mohammad Iqbal Nagori: SIMI, an excuse to harass Muslims of Madhya Pradesh: Jun 4, 2012.
Robbing their peace and declaring them dacoits: Jun 7, 2012.
Terror accused writes from Jabalpur jail: Nov 14, 2012.
Mohammad Shafiq: Multiple stories of an arrest: Jun 13, 2012
Mohammad Younus: Multiple stories of an arrest: Jun 13, 2012
Naved Iqbal: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012
Sajid Pasha: SIMI, an excuse to harass Muslims of Madhya Pradesh: Jun 4, 2012.
Sarfaraz Qureshi: Muslim youths of Ujjain: Harassed by police and media: Jun 6, 2012
Sayeed Ahmed Nagori: Muslim youths of Ujjain: Harassed by police and media: Jun 6, 2012
Amit Kumar : Sheikh wants you to know the story of Muslims accused of terror charges : February 26, 2017
60-hour Mumbai terror drama: Story in figures : November 29, 2008
Mumbai terror attack: Story in figures: November 28, 2008
Javed Ahmed Ansari: Accused in Aurangabad Arms haul case gets bail after 8 years in jail: Nov 19, 2013
Saeedun-Nissa Ali: Wife of train blast accused alleges harassment by ATS: Mar 13, 2013
Salman Farsi: Malegaon 2006 blast accused Salman Farsi on indefinite hunger strike in jail: April 16, 2009
Amit Kumar : I was a Maulana from Bhatkal. That is enough to be arrested: How Shabbir Gangawali lost 9 years to false terror charges. June 19, 2017
He’s an RTI activist, not a terrorist: Why Bhatkalis believe Afaq Lanka’s arrest is a case of mistaken identity. June 20, 2017
‘Kidnapped’ by police, presented as an IM operative: The story of Saddam Hussein, a scrap dealer from Bhatkal. June 21, 2017
My brother’s name is Ahmed Siddibappa, not Yasin Bhatkal. And he is not a terrorist: Abdul Samad Siddibappa. June 22, 2017
Long wait for acquittals: stories of the innocents: A five-part series by Rohan Premkumar
Bakruddin Ali Ahmed: Long wait for acquittals: Bakruddin Ali Ahmed: Sept 21, 2015
Kunangudi Haniffa: Justice at last for Haniffa and 7 other Muslims: May 24, 2010
Mubarak Ali: Long wait for acquittals: Mubarak Ali: Sept 16, 2015
Saddam Hussain: Long wait for acquittals: Saddam Hussain: Sept 17, 2015
Sardar Basha: Long wait for acquittals: Sardar Basha: Sept 19, 2015
Khalid Mujahid: Rihai Manch: IB responsible for Khalid’s murder like Ishrat Jhan fake encounter in Gujarat: June 06, 2013.
Khalid Mujahid: PUDR wants ‘criminal responsibility’ fixed in Khalid Mujahid death: June 06, 2013.
British Indian Muslims express solidarity with Rihai Manch’s indefinite sit-in: Khalid Mujahid: June 06, 2013.
Azamgarh Speaks: a special series on Azamgarh. Nov 2008.
Isa Azmi: Communal cops, terror bogey, and Muslims: May 19, 2011
Khalid Mujahid: Another extra-judicial murder? Khalid Mujahid dies: May 18, 2013
Mohammad Irfan: A letter to the President from a terror accused: Jul 20, 2013
Mohammad Javed: ‘मेरा जुर्म बस यह था कि मैंने पाकिस्तानी लड़की से प्यार किया’ : March 15, 2016
Syed Wasif Haider: Acquitted by court, media trial still continues: Nov 24, 2012.
Akhlaque Ahmad Khan: Over 14 years as undertrial on charges of conspiracy to wage war Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Aug, 2013
Hassanuzzaman: 2 Muslim youths languishing in jail without chargesheet for 5 years: Jun 10, 2013
Mohammad Mustaque: 2 Muslim youths languishing in jail without chargesheet for 5 years: Jun 10, 2013
Nur Ahmed: After 8 years in jail on terror charges, three persons acquitted by a Kolkata court: Mar 1, 2014
Tarique Akhter: After 8 years in jail on terror charges, three persons acquitted by a Kolkata court: Mar 1, 2014
DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE
Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR): JUH and APCR: Two different tracks which responded to the call of justice: July 15, 2013
Catholic Secular Forum (CSF): Don’t politicize terrorism, don’t stereotype Muslims, says Catholic Forum: Feb 22, 2013.
Faisal Khan: Gandhian fasts against arrests of Muslim youths in terror cases: Dec 9, 2011
Human Rights Watch (HRW): India abused terror suspects, mostly Muslims: Human Rights Watch: Feb 2, 2011
Gulzar Azmi: Passion for justice keeps the Septuagenarian going: Aug 7, 2011
Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association (JTSA): Terror stories of Delhi Police Special Cell: Sep 17, 2012.
JUH and APCR two different tracks which responded to the cry of justice: July 15, 2013
SC admits plea for compensation to Muslim youths, fresh probe of terror blasts: Aug 28, 2012
Jamiat Ulema will fight the case of 13/7 Mumbai blast accused: Jan 25, 2012
Khalid Azmi: The Azmi brothers: Profiles in courage: June 17, 2010
M N Kandasami: TN MLA Kandasami bats for release of Muslim terror under-trials: Jun 14, 2010.
Advocate M S Khan: Interview with Adv M S Khan who secured acquittals in terror cases in India: Nov 5, 2009
Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen: Rehabilitation efforts for youths acquitted of terror charges in Hyderabad: Mar 29, 2010
Mohd. Adeeb: Free innocent Muslim youths jailed in the name of terrorism: Mohd. Adeeb: Mar 4, 2013.
National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO): NCHRO fact-finding report on Bengaluru blast 2013: May 31, 2013
Advocate Nehal Ahmed Ansari: We need Anna to get justice for Malegaon youths: Adv. Nehal Ahmed: Aug 22, 2011
Nisa Research and Resource Centre: Rehabilitation efforts for youths acquitted of terror charges in Hyderabad: Mar 29, 2010
Prashant Bhushan: Biased terror probe will increase terrorism: Prashant Bhushan: Oct 15, 2008
Rihai Manch: On third day of protest, Rihai Manch poses 16 questions to Muslim MLAs & ministers: May 24, 2013.
Shahid Azmi: Shahid (Azmi) Lives, Shaheeds Never Die | Three years without Shahid Azmi:
Shafiq Rahman Mahajir: Twenty-two questions to the Police Commissioner of Hyderabad: Feb 25, 2013
‘They are in jail because they wear a Kurta, sport a beard and keep a Quran at home’: Nov 3, 2013
22 cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated: Nov 12, 2012
14 Youths acquitted of Jaipur blast charge.: Dec 25, 2011
Today is our Eid, says son of a Malegaon blast accused: Nov 16, 2011
Seven jailed Malegaon blasts accused let out on bail: Nov 16, 2011
Fahim Ansari thanked God after acquittal in 26/11: Feb 22, 2011
Justice at last for Haniffa and 7 other Muslims: May 24, 2010
How Ansari, Ahmed were acquitted in terror trial: May 3, 2010.
21 Hyderabadi Muslim youths acquitted of terror charges: Dec 31, 2008.
Khalid Mujahid: War on terror continues to terrorize: May 24, 2013
Muslim youths: India’s most wanted!: May 23, 2013
If it’s terror, blame it on Muslims: Aijaz Zaka Syed. Mar 1, 2013.
Framing innocent Muslims, who is responsible?: Feb 17, 2013
Politics of terror: targeting Muslim youth: Nov 9, 2012.
Terror witch-hunt: What about the families?: Kashif-ul-Huda. July 11, 2012
Terror cases against Muslims: Jul 6, 2012
kise vakil karen, kis se munsifi chahen?: Jun 21, 2012
Fighting phantoms: The story of Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad: Kashif-ul-Huda. Jun 17, 2012
First guilt of partition, now guilt of terrorism: Syed Zubair Ahmad. Jun 11, 2012
Ghalib the terrorist : Kashif-ul-Huda, Apr 12, 2012
Bihar: New pasture for terrorists or intelligence agencies?: Mumtaz Alam Falahi. Dec 11, 2011
TACTILE TERROR, true lies: Manisha Sethi. Oct 13, 2011
Wikileaks has plugged few holes for Indian Muslims: M. Zajam. Dec 23, 2010.
When the terror-accused are from the Sangh Parivar…: TCN news. Aug 30, 2010.
War against terrorism in India pregnant with political motives: Asif Moazzam Jamai. May 13, 2010
State terrorism and Muslim youths: By By Abu Zafar Adil Azmi, Aug 12, 2009
India: Beyond the age of terror: by Kashif-ul-Huda, Dec 3, 2008
Terror is Terror: Sadia Dehlvi. Nov 26, 2008.
Indian Muslims and ‘terrorism’: Some searching questions: Yogi Sikand. Oct 21, 2008.
The terror messages in email: Kashif-ul-Huda. July 31, 2008
Terrorism – How not to combat it: Ashgar Ali Engineer. July 2, 2008
Deoband’s Anti-Terrorism Convention: Some Reflections: March 11, 2008.
Ghatkopar blast paradox: Techie Taj-ul-Islam Siddqui too discharged of all terror charges: Aug 13, 2013
Irresponsible and sensational media coverage glooms over Hyderabad twin bomb blasts: Mohd. Ismail Khan and M. Reyaz. Feb 22, 2013.
Media misinformation in India: Spreading terror when it suits them: Indscribe. Oct 8, 2012
Reporting terror: Fasih’s story: Kashif-ul-Huda. Oct 23, 2012
Terror Trial: Biased media communalizing the society, damaging the nation: June 17, 2012
Madhubani youths: Police deny but media link them with terror: Manzar Bilal. Nov 29, 2011
Terrorism and Muslim: Another instance of media stereotyping: Md. Ali. Jan 9, 2011
Yet another attempt to manufacture Muslim ‘terrorists’: Mahtab Alam. Dec 21, 2010.
Muslim ‘Terrorists’ Manufactured by the Media: Yogi Sikand. Aug 26, 2009.