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Audio podcast: ‘Hijab ban is about eradicating Muslim-ness from public spaces’
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Ashraf Engineer March 16, 2022 The hijab ban in Karnataka is only the latest instance of minorities, especially their women, being targeted in India. In this instance, they are being sought to be excluded from education and humiliated for being...
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Audio podcast: ‘It’s under siege, but Urdu can be the medicine for the pandemic of hate’
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Ashraf Engineer October 27, 2021 In the current political climate, Urdu is made out to be the language of Muslims only rather than one that cuts across religious and social groups. It is being used as yet another tool to...
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Heroism and compassion amid the horrors of Partition – Part 2
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Bibi Amtus Salam ending her 26-day fast after the signing of the peace pledge in Sirandi. Photo credit: MK Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence This is the final installment of a two-part series on the acts of courage, which symbolised the...
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Heroism and compassion amid the horrors of Partition – Part 1
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Mahatma Gandhi (above) surveying a post-riot scene in the aftermath of Partition. Photo credits: Gandhi Research Foundation This is the first installment of a two-part series on the acts of courage, which symbolised the syncretic heritage of the subcontinent, amid...
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Audio podcast: Educational marginalisation of Muslims starts early
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Ashraf Engineer September 1, 2021 A study has found that Muslim children face systematic exclusion at the pre-primary level in Delhi’s private schools – less than 3% of those who applied to private unaided schools at the nursery level were...
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Gandhi at Independence – Part 2: ‘From today, you have to wear the crown of thorns’
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This is the conclusion of a two-part series on how Gandhi spent the days leading up to Independence and just after. Tushar A Gandhi August 15, 2021 Delhi was lit up and preparations to usher in India’s freedom were in...
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When Gandhi saw the India of his dreams in Malerkotla
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Tushar Gandhi May 21, 2021 Not surprisingly, the Punjab government’s decision to carve out a separate Malerkotla district has upset Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The reason is obvious: Muslims make up the majority in Malerkotla. It’s enough to...
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Audio podcast: One year of the CAA
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  Ashraf Engineer December 21, 2020 AUDIO CLIP Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. It’s been a year since the Indian government introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, or CAA, which sparked protests across the...
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India’s unending pandemic of hate
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Tushar Gandhi June 24, 2020 Hate has been a human trait forever. Hate is unique – it destroys the hater much more than the object of hate. Anger is a manifestation of hate, Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) said that anger is...
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