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Attack On Salman Rushdie Manifests Barbarism In The Name Of Religion: Taslima Nasrin

For universal human rights to prevail, religion has to be kept out of public life

29 October 2022

Salman Rushdie And The Iran Fatwa

How the author morphed into a purveyor of socio-political conflict and a catalyst for Muslim radicalisation


The knife attack on Salman Rushdie reminds us that the world is becoming a more intolerant place

Attack On Salman Rushdie: Can We Agree To Disagree And Reserve Our Right To Question?

Feeling offended? Look away. Don’t push your beliefs on the rest of us. In this digital age, truth will out anyway.


Long Before Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses', India Boiled Over Another 'Blasphemous' Book

Before Salman Rushdie’s 'The Satanic Verses', a 1932 Urdu anthology 'Angarey' had instigated similar angst in India, making the uproar over later banned books pale in comparison considering this was an age innocent of...

21 September 2022

A Legal View On Salman Ruhsdie's 'The Satanic Verses'

Why Salman Rushdie deserves to be tried for his book 'The Satanic Verses', rather than us lamenting over his freedom of speech


Attack On Salman Rushdie: Will Writers Be Able To Create Their Works Without Fear?

What will be the effect of the violent attack on Salman Rushdie globally? How will writers mould themselves in the future? Will the percentage of self-censorship go up?

02 September 2022

Bangladesh' No Criticism Of Attack On Salman Rushdie Strips The Writer Of The Right To Free Expression

The self-censorship and silence over the attack on Salman Rushdie for The Satanic Verses in Bangladeshi media and society is telling

09 September 2022

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Salman Rushdie Attack: Do Muslims Need To Defend The Honour Of Allah And His Prophet?

The idea that Allah and Prophet Muhammad’s honour needs to be upheld at any cost has firmly made a home in the Muslim mindset

02 September 2022

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01 September 2022
Salman Rushdie Stabbing: What Is A 'Fatwa' And Why Does 'Satanic Verses' Author Face One?

Salman Rushdie Stabbing: What Is A 'Fatwa' And Why Does 'Satanic Verses' Author Face One?

Fatwas have been issues since the early Islamic period in the 7th century and were used to direct followers on a number of issues including matters/questions...


14 August 2022
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s Rebuttal To Blasphemy

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’s Rebuttal To Blasphemy

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in an editorial made it clear that the abomination of blasphemy must not be allowed to unleash mindless violence and that it cannot be...


13 August 2022
Salman Rushdie On ventilator, Likely To Lose An Eye, Liver Stabbed And Damaged: Report

Salman Rushdie On ventilator, Likely To Lose An Eye, Liver Stabbed And Damaged: Report

Salman Rushdie, who faced Islamist death threats for years after writing 'The Satanic Verses', was stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident at an event in...


14 March 2022
'The Kashmir Files': Pallavi Joshi Reveals That A Fatwa Was Issued On Her And Vivek Agnihotri

'The Kashmir Files': Pallavi Joshi Reveals That A Fatwa Was Issued On Her And Vivek Agnihotri

‘The Kashmir Files’ director Vivek Agnihotri and producer Pallavi Joshi recently opened up that a fatwa was issued against them on the last day of the...


30 June 2019
I Represent 'Inclusive India', Says Nusrat Jahan On Fatwa Over Her Attire

I Represent 'Inclusive India', Says Nusrat Jahan On Fatwa Over Her Attire

'I represent an inclusive India which is beyond the barriers of caste, creed and religion,' Nusrat Jahan said in a statement that she later shared on Twitter.


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11 February 2019
Don't Want To Live Hidden Away, Says Salman Rushdie 30 Years After Fatwa

Don't Want To Live Hidden Away, Says Salman Rushdie 30 Years After Fatwa

Salman Rushdie's life changed forever on February 14, 1989, when Iran's spiritual leader ordered Rushdie's execution after branding his novel 'The Satanic...


23 November 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

A wedding card with a 'Bti Bachao Beti Padhao' message and a 'tail' of a tale in Bangladesh that created trouble. Read this and more in The Subcontinental Menu...


02 April 2018
Muslim Wedding With DJ And Dance Will Be Boycotted By Qazis, Says Deoband Cleric

Muslim Wedding With DJ And Dance Will Be Boycotted By Qazis, Says Deoband Cleric

Dancing on DJ songs during nikah is unislamic and qazis will not conduct such weddings, said an Islamic Cleric from Uttar Pradesh, Deoband on Monday.


06 January 2018
Muslims Should Avoid Eating Prawns, They Are Not Fish: Hyderabad-Based Islamic Seminary Issues Fatwa

Muslims Should Avoid Eating Prawns, They Are Not Fish: Hyderabad-Based Islamic Seminary Issues Fatwa

According to the fatwa, prawn is an arthropod (to which insects also belong) and it does not fall under the category of fish.



26 December 2017
Vacant Sans Light

Vacant Sans Light

A world without religions lies in danger of inching closer to the void. As for terrorism, it’s not the monopoly of so-called Islamic fundamentalists.


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15 October 2017
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

How is cannabis protecting Jyotirlinga from erosion? Why does Darul Uloom Deoband not want women to go to beauty parlours? Read juicy stories...


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