“Why would he come to India if he was a terrorist?” asks family of ISIS suspect arrested in Sikar

By Amit Kumar, Twocircles.net

On November 16, Jameel Ahmed was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad from Sikar on charges of helping the Islamic State raise funds for their terror activities. His family spoke with Twocircles.net and narrated their version

The tragedy of Assamese Muslims: dubbed foreigners in their own country

By An Indian Muslim for Twocircles.net

Advocate Aman Wadud highlighted the plight of Assamese Muslims in a series of Tweets, that went viral on Wednesday.

Apart from riots and ethnic cleansing, Muslims in Assam are also battling extreme prejudices and systematic persecution.

Wadud and the organization Myfacts fought for Moinal Mollah, a Assamese Muslim, whose name was put in 'D-category' .

मैंने उस जुर्म की 8 साल सज़ा काटी, जो मैंने किया ही नहीं – मोहम्मद नूर अहमद

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

जमशेदपुर (झारखंड) : ‘मैंने उस जुर्म की सज़ा काटी, जो मैंने कभी किया ही नहीं.’ ये बातें हैं 36 साल के मो. नूर अहमद की हैं, जो अपनी ज़िन्दगी के बेशक़िस्मती आठ सालों को जेल की सलाखों के पीछे गुज़ारकर आए हैं.

Post-mortem report confirms Minhaj Ansari was tortured, no mention of encephalitis as officials claim

By Amit Kumar, Twocircles.net

Mohammed Ilyas has barely had a moment to sleep in the past ten days. Between consoling family members, his job and running from pillar to post to seek justice for the death of his family member Minhaj Ansari, Ilyas has been left tired, sick and wishing this is all a dream that he wakes out of one day.

कश्मीर समस्या पर एक मुस्लिम शिक्षक के विचार

विक्की कुमार

आज किसी काम से पटना जाना हुआ. संयोग से मैं जिस प्राइवेट गाड़ी से पटना जा रहा था उसी गाड़ी में एक शिक्षक मौजूद थे. गाड़ी 10 सीटों वाली टाटा सूमो थी, सो सारे सवार एक दूसरे से बात कर सकते थे.

Through scholarships, US-based IMRC helps thousands of poor students complete their studies

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Hyderabad: Sameena Tasleem, a resident of Bandlaguda, Moinabad in Hyderabad, had always dreamt of becoming a doctor. The reality was however, much different. After finishing her 12th standard from MS Junior College, Malakpet with a good percentile, Sameena couldn’t could not figure out how to finance her MBBS studies.

इतिहास का बलात्कार और हिन्दुत्ववाद का तुष्टिकरण करती ‘मोहेनजो दारो’

विष्णु खरे

हम हिन्दू दावा करते हैं कि भारतमाता विश्व-जननी है जबकि हम अपने राष्ट्र की असली प्राचीनता के बारे में न कुछ जानते हैं न उसकी परवाह करते हैं. प्रति वर्ष करोड़ों डॉलरों की मूर्तियाँ, पोथियाँ आदि हमारे यहाँ से चुराई और बेची जाती हैं. हिंदी लेखक और बुद्धिजीवी तो इतिहास और पुरातत्व के मामले में लगभग पूर्णतः सिलपट है. ऐसे में कथित सिन्धु घाटी सभ्यता या आर्यों के उद्गम-प्रदेश आदि के बारे में कुछ कहना-लिखना भैंस को अष्टाध्यायी सिखाने की तरह होगा.

As death toll rises in Kashmir, reports of security forces attacking hospitals, ambulances

By Amit Kumar and Raqib Hameed Naik, Twocircles.net

Srinagar: Roll back to the summer of 2010. Six years ago, the Kashmir Valley witnessed the death of 120 innocents at the hands of security forces. At that time, Omar Abdullah was the Chief Minster of Jammu and Kashmir, and Mehbooba Mufti was in opposition. Like any other opposition leader, she did her best to gain maximum political mileage out of the situation and acted like if she came to power, no innocent's blood would ever be spilled on the streets of Kashmir.

For second consecutive Eid-ul-fitr, "Shoulder to Shoulder Movement" to organise joint Shia-Sunni Eid prayers

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Delhi: Once again, Jamia Nagar in Delhi is going to witness a show of solidarity and unity on eve of Eid Ul fitar when people from Sunni and Shia sects will offer Eid prayers in Congregation at the inner Courtyard, Jamia Juma Masjid of Jamia Millia Islamia.

"Shoulder to Shoulder Movement" is an initiative conceived by a group of friends last year in Jamia Nagar, against the back drop of growing hostility between the two sects in Middle east.

A village without Muslims

By Ganesh Dhamodkar

So it happened. My native place, a village of 700, had 5-6 Muslim families. It was early 1990s and the people lived in good harmony. Muslims were Muslims like Marathas were Marathas, Kunbis were Kunbis, Dhangars were Dhangars, and Beldars were Beldars. My uncle was Sarpanch, an RSS volunteer and BJP position holder. Village had a daily baal-shakha.