Articles by: Haider Abbas

US-China Cross Swords Over Taiwan

US-China Cross Swords Over Taiwan

The US efforts to ruffle-feathers with China does not seem to cease as US has sent its senior Keith Krach to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan on September 17, 2020, as the reports published in The NewYorkTimes  1  informs. This visit was destined to become controversial as it is a well known fact that any US meddling inside Taiwan irks[Read More…]

by September 21, 2020 World
India-China Situation Aggravates

India-China Situation Aggravates

The two world largest armies and unarguably the Asian largest economy and the third largest economy China and India seem determined to undermine each other in this seemingly uneasy scenario which tends to build around these two countries.  There is an uneasy chill in the mountains as both the nations are into building their ‘military-build-ups’ to outdo each other, and[Read More…]

by September 19, 2020 India
Gilgit-Baltistan Is The New Hotspot

Gilgit-Baltistan Is The New Hotspot

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to make Gilgit-Baltistan, a part of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, as the fifth province of Pakistan on September 17, 2020, making it the new hot spot in the region.   India retorted by saying that  ‘Government of Pakistan or its judiciary has no locus-standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it. India[Read More…]

by September 19, 2020 South Asia
Afghanistan On A Very Sticky Wicket

Afghanistan On A Very Sticky Wicket

The Afghan-Taliban and the US sponsored Ashraf Ghani government seem to be heading towards a deadlock,  as very soon US, after its disastrous war with Afghan-Taliban , is slated to move out in 14-months, after its agreement with the Afghan-Taliban on February 29, 2020 1 , thus, leaving it in-between Ashraf Ghani and Afghan-Taliban to decide their future for themselves.[Read More…]

by September 18, 2020 World
India-China Poised On A Razor’s Edge

India-China Poised On A Razor’s Edge

The situation between China-India and with India-Pakistan is now into an extremely sensitive zone as there is a report for the first time from the Indian army, though through a retired Brigadier, that ‘Indian army fully geared to fight full-fledged war in eastern Ladakh even in winters’, in Times of India  on September 16, 20201 ,  (Retd) Brig Hemant Mahajan[Read More…]

by September 17, 2020 India
Has Rajnath Singh Signalled War Preparedness?

Has Rajnath Singh Signalled War Preparedness?

When Indian defense minister Rajnath Singh declared on record, in parliament, that China is illegally occupying 38,000 sq. kms of land in Ladakh  1 and eyeing further 90,000 sq. kms in Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls as South Tibet, India had made it clear to the world, about the expansionist designs of China and to which India is ready to[Read More…]

by September 17, 2020 India
Indian Defence Minister Admits In Parliament That China Has Occupied 38,000 sq. kms.  Of Land In Ladakh

Indian Defence Minister Admits In Parliament That China Has Occupied 38,000 sq. kms.  Of Land In Ladakh

When India’s external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, met in Moscow on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on September 10, 2020, and issued a joint-statement, the peace-lovers had a sigh of relief as it signalled towards a significant de-escalation between the two countries, but on the contrary the situation is by all standards[Read More…]

by September 16, 2020 India
Bahrain-Israel Ties: The Second Wicket Has Fallen

Bahrain-Israel Ties: The Second Wicket Has Fallen

   The UAE-Israel formalisation of ties on August 14, 2020 1, was a bang and Bahrain-Israel normalisation of ties declared on September 12, 2020 2 turned out to be a whimper. The reason is plain and obvious. It was very much on the expected lines as the sprawling presence in the backdrop of all these ‘deals’ is Kingdom of Saudi[Read More…]

by September 14, 2020 World
India Not To Allow ‘Khalistan Referendum 2020’

India Not To Allow ‘Khalistan Referendum 2020’

It is well known fact that the Khalistan movement,  which was to make a separate homeland for the Sikhs within India, had been considered ‘long-dead’ by the Indian government, after it coalesced to its high-point in 1984, when the Ex. PM Indira Gandhi organised ‘Operation Blue Star’ to suppress it.  But, even after 36 years the embers still tend to[Read More…]

by September 13, 2020 India
India, Israel And The Arab States

India, Israel And The Arab States

The president of US Donald Trump is of course too much meant to be busy for the November 2020 elections, and despite the stand-off with China on many fronts, particularly in South China Sea, will not be able to ‘look-that-hard’ into with China until the elections are over, which is not ‘that much’ to India’s liking, yet Israel, which is[Read More…]

by September 10, 2020 India
For Iran China Is In, India Not

For Iran China Is In, India Not

India’s war with China is getting more and more imminent, as what has finally come out, after the talks between India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Moscow, it has become clear that situation is clearly heading for a deadlock 1.  India in a true case of running with a hare and hunting with a[Read More…]

by September 8, 2020 World
From ‘Greater-Turkey’ To ‘Blue-Homeland’

From ‘Greater-Turkey’ To ‘Blue-Homeland’

The real ‘Turkish-Delight’ was into its consonance as Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan, on August 21, 2020 announced the discovery of large reserves of oil/gas and hydrocarbons in Mediterranean sea 1 and with it obviously the objective of ‘blue-homeland’ of Turley has started to be counted inside Turkish populace as it has started to hit everyone’s imagination that Turkey is soon[Read More…]

by September 7, 2020 World
Is War Imminent?

Is War Imminent?

India which is already bogged down by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as its economy is into a ‘meltdown’, right now is in quite a piquant position as the likelihood of a conflict now only on Line of Actual Control (China) but a conflict on Line of Control (Pakistan) is almost waiting to happen. Going by the details, it[Read More…]

by September 6, 2020 India
How ‘QUAD’ To Counter China On The Lines Of NATO

How ‘QUAD’ To Counter China On The Lines Of NATO

The first-round between China and US, from the past couple of months, has gone to the US side, as surely and certainly a lot is happening in terms of geo-politics, a change in what is called as ‘an old guard’ is taking place, as new blocs are getting formed and new formulations are in vogue, to be put forward, for[Read More…]

by September 5, 2020 World
USA Is Wary Of China

USA Is Wary Of China

The US Office of the Secretary of Defense Report released on Sep 2, 2020, is a 200-page document available free in PDF form, is named as Military and Security Developments Involving the Peoples Republic of China-2020, has been put to the world to see and probe as to what miracle China has become, militarily, apart from what economically it is. [Read More…]

by September 4, 2020 World
Turkey To Take On European Union All Alone

Turkey To Take On European Union All Alone

The world is dangerously heading towards a war which eventually has the likelihood to change into a world-war. There are now conflict zones getting ‘more aggravated’ owing to geo-political needs and there is a growing tension between Greece-Turkey in the Mediterranean sea,  since at least a month and there are all out chances that it may turn out to be[Read More…]

by September 2, 2020 World
India Not Able To Fully Abandon Russia

India Not Able To Fully Abandon Russia

One development which surely has skipped its ‘deserving-importance’  and which could not evoke the due coverage , despite the on-going clashes and conflict hotting-up  between India and China, the latest again on August 31, 2020, in Pangong Tso Lake 1 , has however  come as a surprise,  as that India has pulled out of the Kavkaz military exercises to be[Read More…]

by September 2, 2020 India
Is India Prepared For A Two-Front War?

Is India Prepared For A Two-Front War?

Photo Courtesy:  India Today All the news of de-escalation between China and India, has turned out to be farce, as the heat which began in May 2020, and which reached its height on June 15, 2020, in which India lost 20 soldiers in Galwan valley, in Ladakh,  has refused to cease, despite India having sat with China over ‘rounds-of-talks’. All[Read More…]

by September 1, 2020 India
Iran Sitting On A Ticking Powder Keg

Iran Sitting On A Ticking Powder Keg

    Shahran oil depot in north west Tehran has been likened to a “hydrogen bomb”  The subterfuge and sabotage, particularly after the August 4, 2020 Beirut, Lebanon blasts 1 , in which around 181 people died, more than 3,00,000 rendered homeless and property worth billions of USD gutted, has become the new normal.   There are many theories about who[Read More…]

by August 31, 2020 World
Israel To Keep An Eye On Pakistan via Yemen

Israel To Keep An Eye On Pakistan via Yemen

  How many of us have had any clue about Socotra Island which had recently been in news ( on June 21, 2020) when it was reported 1 that Houthi rebels had taken over Socotra Island from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) backed Yemeni government.  ‘Yemeni separatists have seized control of the island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea,[Read More…]

by August 30, 2020 World
US-China Showdown Has Begun

US-China Showdown Has Begun

  US is itching for a war. In fact it is inching towards a war, a war which probably will have the full potential to change into a ‘third-world-war’, solely, for the reason that this time US is modelling itself against China, which by every standard is also a super-power.  US strategy is to station its aircraft carriers near the[Read More…]

by August 30, 2020 World
Israel Will Never Allow Pakistan Have Access To UAE’s F-35

Israel Will Never Allow Pakistan Have Access To UAE’s F-35

When US made UAE and Israel to normalise their bi-lateral relations, on August 14, 2020, within ten days when the flames of Beirut, Lebanon had not even got doused, the under-cut deal which was made was that US would sell its F-35 stealth fighter jets to UAE, and which, obviously, sent alarm bells in Tel Aviv and Israel PM Benjamin[Read More…]

by August 26, 2020 World
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia humiliates Pakistan

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia humiliates Pakistan

  The political developments in Gulf-region are leaving no scope to imagination  that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is now working as an extended-arm of US, which is what is an extension of Israel.  Israel is the new super-power of the Gulf-region and has successfully raised a false-hoax of ‘rising-Iran’, to squeeze Arab-states into submission to Israel, after the[Read More…]

by August 25, 2020 World
The Reckoning Is Ought To Be Tough With China

The Reckoning Is Ought To Be Tough With China

The developments in world polity took to a storm when on August 14, 2020, United Arab Emirates(UAE) and Israel decided to normalise their relations 1 , with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) forcing Pakistan to repay its 1 billion USD loan and stopping oil supplies on deferred loan to it,  which Pakistan repaid after China provided with 1 billion USD[Read More…]

by August 22, 2020 India
Israel-UAE Bonhomie: The Dangers Ahead

Israel-UAE Bonhomie: The Dangers Ahead

Even when the flames of the blasts of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon 1 on August 4, 2020, had not doused, where death and destruction,  misfortune and misery has become the fate of Lebanese , that Arab states should have run to share the grief and started to investigate ‘who is responsible’ for the blasts,  as Michel Aoun, the Lebanon[Read More…]

by August 20, 2020 World
Turkey And Greece-Israel Heading For A Showdown

Turkey And Greece-Israel Heading For A Showdown

There are conflict zones or rather war-zones fast developing in the world right now. India is facing Pakistan in Kashmir, China in Ladakh and China is facing US, Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Taiwan in its South China sea, Middle-East is on the boil since a long time, precisely after Iraq was torn to pieces, thereafter Syria became the target where[Read More…]

by August 17, 2020 World
The Israel – UAE Bonhomie

The Israel – UAE Bonhomie

The improbable and unprecedented has happened. United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared to normalise relations with the state of Israel on August 14, 2020 1 , after a phone-call between the trio- US president Donald Trump, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE crown prince Zayed Al Nahyan sealed it through, sending shock waves throughout the world, apart from the general[Read More…]

by August 16, 2020 World
India To Face China-Pakistan ‘Hand in Hand’ in Mountains and Oceans

India To Face China-Pakistan ‘Hand in Hand’ in Mountains and Oceans

The China-Pakistan ‘hand in hand’ against India has now come all out in the open after the USNews.com 1 on August 6, 2020, published an elaborate report as to how China and Pakistan have started an unprecedented intelligence sharing in an attempt to secure Beijing influence in Afghanistan at the expense of US government which is now to withdraw from[Read More…]

by August 14, 2020 India
Israel Threatens Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Ditches Pakistan on Kashmir

Israel Threatens Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Ditches Pakistan on Kashmir

The day when Lebanon blasts occurred i.e. August 4, 2020, the same day a news was floated that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is clandestinely pursuing a nuclear-agenda with the help of China 1, only three days later on August 7, 2020, another  headline donned the world media that the KSA Crown Prince MbS  on October 15, 2018, had sent[Read More…]

by August 12, 2020 World
An Arab Autumn 2.0 Awaits To Happen

An Arab Autumn 2.0 Awaits To Happen

 The purported Arab Spring 2.0 which I would say as Arab Autumn 2.0 has begun, and the bad omens are writ large, as not even a week has passed, that Lebanon is seething against its government, after the mushroom cloud of blast had enveloped it on August 4, 2020, which was foretold by Simpson Cartoon 1 in advance, and all[Read More…]

by August 10, 2020 World
US Anyhow Want CPEC/BRI Dead

US Anyhow Want CPEC/BRI Dead

  There seems to be a different wind blowing from US as President Donald Trump is gearing to meet to his November 2020 elections,  and has dropped a signal, that its greatest and oldest ally in Middle-East, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) , has been accused of pursuing a nuclear-dream which can never be accepted by Israel-which unofficially has more[Read More…]

by August 8, 2020 World
Beirut Will Take Decades To Rebuild

Beirut Will Take Decades To Rebuild

Lebanon, the Switzerland of Middle-East and its capital Beirut-the Paris of Middle-East, a house to 2.4 million people 1 , out of 6.8 2 million in whole of Lebanon , are smothered by blasts on August 4, 2020, by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate kept in a waterfront warehouse at a port in Beirut, killing 135 people, leaving more than[Read More…]

by August 7, 2020 World
Through Sanctions On Iran US To Target CPEC And BRI

Through Sanctions On Iran US To Target CPEC And BRI

It was to be only for naives, not to have expected US to throw a spanner into the Iran-China 400 billion USD ‘trade and military’ deal , for 25 years on July 13, 2020 1 , as US would do everything to scuttle the deal , and as expected, the sanctions came, rather more sanctions came, thick and fast on[Read More…]

by August 4, 2020 World
India To Take China On Its Own

India To Take China On Its Own

The heat around the Himalayas is getting hard and talks between India-China have as yet only failed and it is now for India to finally take-on China on its own, as hours before Rafale jets were to arrive at the Land of Jaguars, Ambala, India banned 47 more Chinese applications on July 28, 2020 in continuation to the already banned[Read More…]

by August 1, 2020 India
Iran And Israel Spar Over Cyber Warfare

Iran And Israel Spar Over Cyber Warfare

There is a whole lot of churning going on in Iran, which has been at loggerheads with US, for around more than five-decades, as it traces its modern tussle with US to the way Muhammed Musaddiq government was over thrown by US in 1953 1, which later was followed by setting of a new nationalist government after US sponsored Shah[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 World
India Caught Between US And China-Russia Duel

India Caught Between US And China-Russia Duel

The events unfolding in terms of military deployment and military exercises by US in South China sea are a  clear sign that any small spark is to lead to triggering a war between US and China as US is slated for its elections where Trump wants to hone a point to US citizens that in order to contain China all[Read More…]

by July 28, 2020 India
The Growing China – Israel Conflict

The Growing China – Israel Conflict

  The ‘annexation deal’ which is referred as ‘deal of the century’ under which Israel is to annex West Bank of Palestine and for which Donald Trump is being heavily coerced to make ‘it possible’ in exchange of Jewish and Christian Zionists votes in America does now surely stands debunked as China, for the first time has so openly come[Read More…]

by July 27, 2020 World
The Haqeeqat of our defense policy

The Haqeeqat of our defense policy

   There is a new body-posturing everyday by China over the parts of India, some already under its control in Ladakh, and China is now putting claim over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, and in the middle of this unfolding conflict India has lost 20 of its soldiers on June 15, 2020 1 who were unarmed 2  and succumbed to the[Read More…]

by July 26, 2020 India
US In A Downward Spiral

US In A Downward Spiral

  The US Presidential election by November 2020 is slowly-slowly gaining momentum and Donald Trump and Joseph Biden are into a gruelling battle for the coveted rank.  US all over has been hit by the anti-racism riots in the wake of US black citizen George Floyd killing on May 25, 2020 1 and internet is all too splashed with mobs[Read More…]

by July 22, 2020 World
Hagia Sophia – Babri Masjid And Temple Mount

Hagia Sophia – Babri Masjid And Temple Mount

There hasn’t been any news in the world media as to what Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al Makli  said on June 16, 2020, about how the purported annexation of Jordan Valley, Northern Dead Sea and parts of Judea and Samaria,  by Israel, is actually a ploy to demolish Al Aqsa 1 mosque  and raise the Third-Temple of Jews on[Read More…]

by July 21, 2020 World
 India Both Internally And Externally Strained

 India Both Internally And Externally Strained

As if the Chabahar debacle was not enough, as Iran scrapped its deal with India and instead entered into a 400 billion USD deal with China,  that Iran has also now decided to keep India ‘out’ from Gas Field Right Exploration by saying that India would be involved ‘appropriately’ at some later stage 1.   Bad news for India.  One thing[Read More…]

by July 19, 2020 India
US-India-Israel Versus China-Pakistan-Iran Axis

US-India-Israel Versus China-Pakistan-Iran Axis

The Chabahar (Iran), which means four-springs, fiasco for New Delhi was quite in the making.  India invested in Chabahar to reach to the market in the Arab world and more significantly, to entail Pakistan in its wings, by keeping an eye from the ‘other’ side and also to counter Gwador-port of Pakistan. India’s betrayal of Iran had long become full-circle,[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 World
India Is Well Into The Great Game

India Is Well Into The Great Game

What has triggered the on-going Indo-China face-off , if not its roots are to be found in August 5, 2019 when BJP led NDA-2 abrogated J&K Article 370 and made Ladakh a UT, inviting snarls from China.  It may be pertinent to recall China’s sensitivity towards Ladakh, when only a month before Chinese forces had intruded 6 kms inside Ladakh[Read More…]

by July 14, 2020 India
Foreign Policy Is Not An Easy Cake

Foreign Policy Is Not An Easy Cake

In BJP led NDA-1 Narendra Modi was quite much on a whirlwind tour of the world. It is estimated that by July 2020 he had visited 60 countries with many countries a couple of times 1 , US being the exception where he visited 6 times, the place where once he was banned to enter and he visited China 5[Read More…]

by July 13, 2020 India
Gulabo-Shitabo In The First Place

Gulabo-Shitabo In The First Place

I am not a polyglot. I am unbeknownst to Urdu-my mother’s language for I am the unfortunate generation who learnt English as well as Urdu sonnets but without Urdu in its script and is one who can hardly scramble through Urdu in its Persian form, just by virtue of tying its tit-bits conforming ever to their orthographic details. But, I[Read More…]

by July 6, 2020 Arts/Literature
Kashmir And Turkey

Kashmir And Turkey

It must have been music to China ears, battling with Coronavirus rising number of deaths in its Wuhan province , when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced from Pakistan alongside Pakistan PM Imran Khan that Turkey is ready to join CPEC (https://www.dawn.com/news/1534435/turkey-ready-to-work-on-cpec-projects-says-president-erdogan-alongside-pm-imran), China’s most ambitious project slated to change the ‘business of  world’  for the next century. If China is head of[Read More…]

by March 2, 2020 World
Foreign Policy: The Sino-India Tug-O-War

Foreign Policy: The Sino-India Tug-O-War

The Rajapaksa duo , Gotabaya  and Mahinda ( on November 18& 21) have sworn as President and PM of Sri Lanka, riding on the high tide of ethnic Sinhala nationalist sentiment and quite arguably the 10% Muslims in Srilanka have gone into a huddle. The Muslim phobic Bodu Bala Sena had made a rallying point for Rajapaksas as its chief[Read More…]

by December 1, 2019 World
Ayodhya Verdict: Muslims Won The Case But Lost The Land

Ayodhya Verdict: Muslims Won The Case But Lost The Land

  Why is the Hindu media, newspapers and news channels so gung-ho over All India Muslim Personal Law Board ( AIMPLB)-the prime most Muslim body in the nation, deciding to file Review in the judgement of Ramjamanbhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP  case of Nov 9, in which the site where Babri Masjid existed has been given to Hindus and a[Read More…]

by November 22, 2019 India
Congress And BJP Have Triumphed Over Ayodhya

Congress And BJP Have Triumphed Over Ayodhya

Muslims had pinned their every hope for Justice in Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid case, for it was only Supreme Court where-in laid their last recoup. But, the spleen in the name of Ram Mandir, now guaranteed on the demolished site of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP since the Karachi born LK Advani charioted his Rath Yatra (Sep 25, 1900) from Somnath to[Read More…]

by November 14, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Babri Masjid And The Two Chairmen Of Shia – Sunni Waqf Boards

As the Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya/Faizabad,UP case draws to a close the Muslim society faultlines, contradictions, loopholes and potholes have all as yet again come out in the open. In fact since independence out of the thousands of Muslim organisations, devoted to charity, welfare, human rights, culture or community service, probably all been have ‘engineered’ by agents or agencies . The[Read More…]

by November 8, 2019 India
Ayodhya Storm Will Pass, The Dignity And Honor Of Supreme Court Can Not Be Compromised Because Of It

Ayodhya Storm Will Pass, The Dignity And Honor Of Supreme Court Can Not Be Compromised Because Of It

When Babri Masjid had lay demolished on December 6, 1992, at the hands of Hindu fanatics, the world sympathised with Muslims of India. Muslims were outraged, betrayed and flabbergasted and resorted to legal recourse to safe Babri Masjid, which is now seeking completion, coupled with virtually nothing coming their way as far as demolition accused, which is BJP top echelon,[Read More…]

by November 5, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhumi: Will Democracy Survive or Mobocracy Thrive?

The nation is bracing for the judgement in the most controversial issue of India, the Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP case where Muslims are waiting with bated breath and Hindus in an over joyous mode are waiting for victory as a ‘double-diwali’, already there are voices from BJP parliamentarians (latest by Sakshi Maharaj on Oct 27) and legislators that construction[Read More…]

by October 29, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Babri Masjid Is Up For Sale

The countdown to the judgement in the nation’s 134 years old suit of Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP has begun and is certain to find its conclusion on or before November 15 as it would be the last working day before Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi is set to retire on November 17. The Constitution bench consists of Justice[Read More…]

by October 23, 2019 India
Dragon Vs Elephant

Dragon Vs Elephant

The whole of the first half  of October, was consumed by Chinese President Xi Jinping informal summit  to India and thereafter a formal  summit in Nepal,  hogging the media limelight. Just ahead of his visit India had undertaken a massive military exercise on Sino-India border in Arunachal Pradesh,  100 kms from the Line of Actual Control, in an operation called[Read More…]

by October 17, 2019 India
Babar Provided Rs 60 Annually For Babri Masjid As ‘Nankar’

Babar Provided Rs 60 Annually For Babri Masjid As ‘Nankar’

The nation’s longest case of Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP is now to be heard for only four days more, after Dusherra holidays, from October 14 to October 17 and then it would be curtains down, as finally the judgement over it would come on or before November 17, as Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi superannuates on that day. [Read More…]

by October 9, 2019 India
Narendra Modi to the left of LK Advani during his (W) rath Yatra-Courtesy Daily O

Ayodhya Has Perished Multiple Times

Hadein woh khainch rakhi hain haram ke paasbano ne/ Ke bin mujrim bane paigham bhi pahucha nahi sakta ( Such lines have been drawn by the owners of pride/ Unless I become an accused I cannot get the message through) I chose the couplet from Majaz solely for the communalistic atmosphere prevailing in the country, primarily, after the opening of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Hindus Want Balance of History

The Muslims of India are fighting the case of Babri Masjid as their last line of defense. The odds are heavily against. A very hostile Hindu populace, with BJP striding to power in most of the states in India as well as at Center, nearly one-sided executive/police and a bitter neighbour (Hindu) on practically every turn of an alley, hence,[Read More…]

by September 10, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Babri Masjid: It Is ‘Aastha’ Versus Evidence Now In Supreme Court

The Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, Faizabad, UP, title suit is in its last phase, since, the Supreme Court  ordered its hearing to start on a day to day basis from Aug 5, and the matter got further expedited as Chief Justice Rajan Gogoi made it to be heard for five days a week, instead of the previous three. The constitution bench[Read More…]

by September 3, 2019 India
COPYRIGHT THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD A photograph of the Babri Masjid from the early 1900s

Babri Masjid – Ram Janmabhoomi: Contextualising The Historical Content

History is to be interrogated. Subjected to scanners, sieved and then made to make a standpoint. Eye witnesses accounts or contemporary or near contemporary sources are to be thoroughly probed, as only then, it would become a delving point to pronounce the veritable conclusion-elusive of its biasness or with any pre-judicial pretence. Obviously, the same criteria would have to be[Read More…]

by August 29, 2019 India
Sacred Games In The Name of Babri Masjid

Sacred Games In The Name of Babri Masjid

Sacred Games-2 is slated to begin from August 15 on Netflix Cinema is the worst form of expression, and particularly more so, when we are bombarded with over 400 hours of news, real news, enacted news in our 24 hours, round the year, which has rendered an ordinary citizen gasping. Even real time wars, street to street battles and massacres[Read More…]

by August 12, 2019 Arts/Literature
Kashmir Fallout: Foreign Policy Front Going Awry

Kashmir Fallout: Foreign Policy Front Going Awry

The step of Narendra Modi government on August 5, abrogating the Article 370 of Jammu and Kashmir, is going to alter the internal and external politics of the country for at least the next fifty years. Congress, PDP, NC, JKPC and the entire opposition was caught unawares, but perhaps, the Modi government started to prepare for it, as it took[Read More…]

by August 10, 2019 India
The Hindus of Babri Masjid

The Hindus of Babri Masjid

The final battle to the nation’s most vexed problem Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid title suit, which has bogged the country from the past seven decades, has started from onwards to August 6th, on the basis of a day-to-day hearing, which means i.e. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,  in a constitution bench at the Supreme Court of India headed by Chief Justice of[Read More…]

by August 7, 2019 India
Azam Khan And The Trauma He Carries

Azam Khan And The Trauma He Carries

Lateef baat bhi ahbab ko khatakti hai/ Na Jaane kaun sa kaanta meri zabaan mein hai ( Even a subtle expression disturbs my comrades/ I wonder what thorn I have in my tongue) is how the latest row between Azam Khan , Samajwadi Party MP from Rampur, UP, and Rama Devi, Deputy Speaker in Lok Sabha can be summarised. Rama[Read More…]

by July 30, 2019 India
Triple Talaq Bill Will Run Havoc to Every Muslim Family

Triple Talaq Bill Will Run Havoc to Every Muslim Family

Shah Bano and Babri Masjid cases are incongruent but the well accepted maxim is that the twains are ‘inseparable siblings’ but the fact is that it is high time the twains are separated. This popularly known Triple Talaq Bill, thus needs an urgent legal scrutiny apart from contextualising it with the political paradigms of the country. The bill right now[Read More…]

by July 11, 2019 India
Kalbe Jawad with Yogi Adityanath

Shia Leadership And Babri Masjid

The general elections results came on May 23, signaling a robust 300 plus majority to BJP under Narender Modi. As a run-up to the polls, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, now Defense Minister, made a visit to the residence of Ammar Rizvi in Lucknow on April 5, a cog who has had a long career on the Shia political radar[Read More…]

by July 9, 2019 India
Muslims Did Not Challenge Deepak Misra Order

Muslims Did Not Challenge Deepak Misra Order

The out-going Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra, headed a three judges bench comprising J. Ashok Bhushan and J. Abdul Nazeer, on Sep 27, 2018, passed an order that ‘mosque was not an integral part of Islam’ while hearing the Ramjanambhumi/ Babri Masjid case, which is now in its last phase. No wonder this order brought a ‘sense of rejoice’[Read More…]

by July 5, 2019 India
EVM Sealed The Fate

EVM Sealed The Fate

There is a growing clamour against Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in India, after the 2019 general elections.  Countries like Germany, Holland and Ireland have banned EVM.  Japan and Singapore subscribe to ballot boxes, but EVM is gospel for Election Commission of India (ECI), hence EVM is now to stay. The entire opposition against BJP has been drubbed and BJP led NDA has[Read More…]

by June 28, 2019 India
Haider Abbas – Pulwama Vs Dantewada: Why the same response belies the two

Haider Abbas – Pulwama Vs Dantewada: Why the same response belies the two

It is now more than two months when the disastrous Pulwama (Feb 14) tragedy happened and ‘it was a gift to BJP before the general elections’ conferred AS Dulat, former RAW chief (March 31), he also in the same vein cautioned that when patriotism is enough nationalism should not be harped upon as it leads to war. BJP is now[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 India