Yoginder Sikand
Yoginder Sikand


  • Foot In Mouth?

    The mullahs and their followers have a nasty penchant for concocting bizarre conspiracy theories at the drop of a skull-cap but Vastanvi's naïve and untenable claims about Muslims in Gujarat stoked the agitation that now threatens to displace him

    BY Yoginder Sikand 24 January 2011

  • A New Turn In The Internecine War

    A campaign of calumny — with much exaggeration, sensation and alarm — starts, accusing Deoband's new vice-chancellor as being ‘guilty’ of the sin of ‘distributing idols’

    BY Yoginder Sikand 23 January 2011

  • 'Government Mullah'

    The new Deoband chief faces continued opposition, with the self-styled 'Shahi' Imam stepping in with a bizarre claim that ' Vastanvi was nudged by the Congress to issue his alleged pro-Modi statements'

    BY Yoginder Sikand 23 January 2011

  • The Maulana From Gujarat

    Darul Uloom's new chief's statements on his home state cause dissensions in, as the Deobandis call it, the ‘fortress of the faith’ and generate heated debate among ‘ordinary’ Muslims

    BY Yoginder Sikand 20 January 2011

  • Beyond Sachar

    It's not just the state. The responsibility of Muslim organizations and leaders who claim to represent the Muslims, and to be spokesmen of Islam, cannot be ignored

    BY Yoginder Sikand 19 January 2011

  • And Now The Mullahs

    It's not just non-Muslims and sensible, liberal, progressive-minded Muslims who have problems with the 'Islamic Media' mogul Zakir Naik. His share of critics is now rapidly expanding to include a growing number of influential ‘Islamic’ clerics

    BY Yoginder Sikand 13 January 2011

  • The Face Of 'Azadi'

    An analysis of Syed Ali Shah Geelani's Kashmir: Nava-e Hurriyat (“Kashmir: Voice of Freedom”) that provides insights into the man who has always supported the state’s accession to Pakistan and now finds himself at the centrestage of Kashmiri

    BY Yoginder Sikand 25 September 2010