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By Ram Puniyani Adityanath Yogi, Chief Minister of UP seems to be on the name changing spree. In his latest move he has changed the name...

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By Almas Ahmad “Tum log society ka kachra hai ... main society ka jamadar” (You people are the trash of the society…and I am the cleaner of...

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Book Review: The Mothers of Manipur: Twelve Women Who Made History

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Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their return

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Rohingya refugees living here have appealed to the Indian government to mount pressure on Myanmar to create conditions...

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The purpose of Muslim community is to establish peace, says Jamaat e Islami President

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Why Jharkhand’s Pathalgadi movement is worrying the state government

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A marriage of, for and with self-respect: Remembering Periyar 140 years after his birth...

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Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

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Beyond the tragedy of Tharoijam

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World Hindu Congress Founder: Carrying Trishul Prepares Mind to Kill

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Divisive politics in India: Operation ‘Provoke Muslims & Christians’

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In the name of progressiveness: A Note on the recent Speak-Out movement in...

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Ahmad Mustafa Siddiqui Rahi – A tribute on his birthday 14th August

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Where are the nurses in the HIV response?

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Saving Muslim women? First, learn to stand for us: An Open Letter to AIMPLB

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By Padmakumar M.M. & Om Prakash L.T. for IANS: The Supreme Court on July 13 took strong note of the Ministry of Information and Broadcastings...

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#TalkToAMuslim: armchair activism gone horribly wrong

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Gau Rakshaks not listening to Modi is a matter of concern: Former VP Hamid...

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“You can cover the circus, but you can’t sleep with the animals”.

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Was Emergency in India akin to Hitler’s Regime?

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SSA students witness India’s first robotics show

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Government’s bureaucratic recruitment from business houses clashes with India’s constitutional mandate

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Inspiring stories of Sohail Islam and Ahmed Ali show that Indian Army beckons Muslim...

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“To Die” is not the only one that Kashmiri youth have

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Eleven years on, no justice for Makkah Masjid victims

By Kaneez Fathima for TwoCircles.net It has been eleven years for Makkah Masjid bomb blast and subsequent police firing. During the Friday prayers on 18th...

Rape, Violence and Manto: Remembering the great author on his anniversary

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Saad Razi Shaikh for TwoCircles.net Marginalized groups do not need saviours. What they require is a space and a voice of their own. In his book...

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By Ram Puniyani For the last couple of decades, one has come across many pamphlets, leaflets and other material containing the propaganda that Christian missionaries...

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By Mohammed Sajjad for TwoCircles.net The RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat camped for around a week (February 6-11, 2018) in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. By the time he...

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Triple talaq bill politically motivated, feel Muslim intelligentsia, women’s groups

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Understanding the political implications of the verdict against Lalu Prasad Yadav

By Professor Mohammad Sajjad for TwoCircles.net The conviction of Lalu Prasad Yadav by the CBI court in some of many cases of the fodder scam,...

Introduction of compulsory attendance is a fatal blow to the idea of JNU

By Abhay Kumar for TwoCircles.net The JNU administration has recently issued a circular, imposing “compulsory” attendance on “all regular registered students” from the winter semester....

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Differences with Lalu shouldn’t lead to blowing the Hindutva trumpet

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‘जिस छुआछूत व जाति-भेद के दंश से बचने को दलितों ने हिन्दू धर्म त्यागा,...

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For 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Left parties must be a part of a...

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Rampage around Film Padmavati: Power of Historical Fiction

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History Repeating Itself? Post-2014 India’s eerie resemblance with India of 1938-46

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Justice? Fair trial? What foolish world do you live in, Sir? The victim was...

By Mazhar Farooqui In the end, justice will prevail. Nobody is above the law. Have faith in the judiciary. All these oft-repeated phrases sound good but...

Three mosques: Muslim generosity would electrify Hindu masses

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Dear Hindus: An open letter to fellow Indians

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The SC verdict on Assam is historic, but don’t forget the struggle of the...

By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi for TwoCircles.net On December 5, the Supreme Court delivered one of the most important judgements in recent times, declaring that certificates...

“There was never an iota of communal hatred in Ayodhya’

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Bhopal gas tragedy: Many women couldn’t become mothers again

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Ayodhya Dispute: Need for Upholding Law

Ram Puniyani The dispute around Babri Mosque seems to be unending. Just weeks ago we saw Sri Sri Ravishankar, the well known founder of ‘Art...

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By Arshad Mohsin for TwoCircles.net The power of mainstream media in spreading information and forming public opinions cannot be underestimated. We all know that when...

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By Shamsul Islam for TwoCircles.net Delhi is the capital of India and touted as the heart of India, but in fact, is a heartless city....

BJP: Undermining Nehru to Glorify Patel

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AMU Alumni Association: A living link with the alma mater

By Shaheer H Khan for TwoCircles.net This short article was a modest attempt to pay respect to Aligarh fraternity owed to one of the greatest personalities...

Caught between two extremes: Views of Sir Syed on gender, caste and nationalism

By Mohammad Sajjad for TwoCircles.net As the birth bi-centenary of the distinguished reformer-educationist, Syed Ahmad (1817-98), a realist-pragmatist of 19th century India, and founder of...

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My Lord, May I protest? Understanding the right way to protest

By Asma Anjum Khan for TwoCircles.net “Anger is a negative emotion, but to feel a right anger and to the right degree and to the...

Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

By Shamsul Islam for TwoCircles.net One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest...

Why the Madaris in India have failed to interact with fellow Indians

By Amir Hussain for TwoCircles.net When the British took over from Mughals in India, one of their most important moves was to slowly replace Persian...

Criticism of Haj policy recommendations on women invalid: Review committee member

By Mohd Asim Khan  New Delhi, (IANS): The criticism of certain recommendations of the review committee on the new Haj policy -- including that of...

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Re-reading Allama Iqbal’s “Syed ki Lauhe Turbat” on 200th birthday of Sir Syed Ahmad...

By Muhammad Naved Ashrafi Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is celebrating this year (2017) as bicentenary birth year of their founder and India’s social reformer Sir...

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जावेद अनीस उग्र राष्ट्रवाद के इस कानफ़ाड़ू दौर में राज्यसभा टेलीविज़न ने “राग देश” फ़िल्म बनाई है, जो पिछले 28 जुलाई को रिलीज़ हुई और...

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सोमप्रभ हालांकि अभी बीएचयू मामले में कुलपति और बीएचयू प्रशासन पर पूरी तरह से एक्शन लिया जाना बाक़ी है. लेकिन पहले से ही मैं तय...

Gaurilankesh – A heritage of Free thought and Expression

By Cynthia Stephen The shooting of GauriLankesh has set off reverberations all over the country, even the world. There has been widespread condemnation of thedeteriorating climate...

Appraising the Rohingya refugee situation in India and abroad

By Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood The New York Declaration on Refugees & Migrants was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly on 19 Sept 2016....

Durga Idol Immersion : Mamata defends her action as ‘administration’ not ‘appeasement’

By NISHAT ARA In wake of Calcutta High Court's decision striking down struck down West Bengal government’s order of prohibiting immersion of Durga idol after 10...

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जावेद अनीस, TwoCircles.net के लिए मध्यप्रदेश को अमूमन शांति का टापू कहा जाता है, लेकिन शायद इस ‘शांति’ की वजह यहां प्रतिरोध का कमज़ोर होना...

Rohingyas are not terrorists, nor a threat to India’s security: Refugee

By Garima Tyagi Kuala Lumpur, (IANS): Twenty three-year-old Mohammad Imran, a Rohingya who has grown up in a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar after his...

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अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net 19 सितम्बर 2008 को दिल्ली के जामिया नगर इलाक़े में बटला हाउस स्थित एल—18 फ्लैट में एक कथित पुलिस ‘एनकाउंटर’ के...

Indian State response: An account of Rohingya’s Refugees in Kalindi Kunj Camp

By Badre Alam and Sanjay Kumar Rohingya’s Muslim Refugees after ethnic violence came to settle in many cities in India like Jaipur, Kolkata, Haryana, Delhi...

Instant reactions on Instant Triple Talaq Judgement: Lot argued and Least understood

By Dr. Babli Parveen The recent verdict on Triple Talaq by the Honourable Supreme Court has created ripples in the society. It is discussed, debated,...

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By Jamal Khwaja The ancient ethical Hindu doctrine of Four Stages of Human Life and their corresponding duties is well known. It appeals to me,...

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By Hassan Hoque for TwoCircles.net Live feeds, Snapchats and iPhone apps bring the Hajj closer to us all and help us identify with collective events...

A bullet to dissent: Free Speech, Indian Democracy and the murder of Gauri Lankesh

By Aabha J for TwoCircles.net Late on September 5, noted journalist and human rights’ activist, Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her residence by unidentified...

Celebrating ‘Vadh’ of opponents in embedded in Hindutva politics

By Shamsul Islam for TwoCircles.net The Information and Technology minister in Modi's Cabinet, Ravi Shankar Prasad, a seasoned RSS cadre slammed online trolls for expressing...
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