The logic of protest

In August of this year, two Muslim youth died and about a hundred injured when a program in Mumbai organized to protest anti-Muslim violence in Assam and Myanmar turned violent. This has brought into question the logic of protest. Why do we protest? What issues bring Indian Muslims to the street to protest? and what do we achieve with these protests?

In this series, TCN will talk to a number of academicians, civil rights advocates, and members of intelligentsia and try to encourage a constructive debate on the issue.


‘Growing sense of betrayal and victimisation leads to illogical protest’: Zahid Ali Khan is the Editor in Chief of the Hyderabad based Siasat Urdu daily.

‘Protest becomes necessary when the oppressor is an outsider’: Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi, assistant general secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and President of All India Majlis-e-Tameer-e-Millat.

‘Muslims participate in all kinds of politics without giving up their Muslim identity’: Hilal Ahmed, Delhi.

‘Media coverage drives protests’: Dr. Zubair Hudawi, Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala.

‘General Muslims fall victims to selective media; Safe for groups and orgns to raise international issues’: TP Cheruppa, Editor, Chandrika, Kerala.

"Muslims have obsession with Israel and the US": Nasiruddin Haider Khan, Journalist, Uttar Pradesh.