In this rejoinder to Shahjahan Madampat's article published by Outlook, Nissam Syed, a political commentator, argues that if Indian Muslims organise themselves politically on religious lines, that would only strengthen the majoritarian narrative.
India is in the middle of implementing an anti-immigration policy whose subtleties are not properly debated and therefore not fully understood by the majority of Indians and...a majority of parliamentarians.
This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrutiny is only fair, since we constantly scrutinise everyone else, from politicians to police, writes Ruben Banerjee.
The BJP-led Assam government plans a census that will identify the native Muslims—called the Goriya, Moriya, Julha and Deshi. Indigenous Muslims say the census is needed to protect their native identity.
In that spontaneous burst of poetry and speech, a deeper citizenship is forged -- via the many-spangled ethos of Indian Islam. This is remarkable and without precedent, writes Columbia Professor of Philosophy Akeel Bilgrami.