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‘Asghar Ali Will Be Remembered As A Creative Interpreter Of Islam’

In a career spanning over four decades, Asghar Ali was in the forefront of anti-communal movements and upholding the spirit of our secular constitution MUSHIRUL HASAN May 15, 2013 Photo Courtesy: www.csss-isla.com He never wrote his full name. AA Engineer… Continue Reading →

There will never be another Asghar Ali

 Jyoti Punwani Mumbai Mirror | May 15, 2013, 12.00 AM IST Asghar Ali Engineer passed away on Tuesday. He was 74 By: Jyoti Punwani Scholarly, courageous and secular, Asghar Ali Engineer spent his life combating regressive beliefs and practices while presenting a modern,… Continue Reading →

Obituary – Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013)

MAY 14, 2013 tags: Asghar Ali Engineer, Communalism, secularism by Shivam Vij, kafila.org An obituary by ZAHIR JANMOHAMED: I first met Asghar Ali Engineer in January 2002 in Mumbai. I was a fellow with the America India Foundation and a few weeks later I would be posted… Continue Reading →

#RIP- Renowned Islamic scholar, progressive thinker, author Asghar Ali Engineer no more

  Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Renowned Islamic scholar, progressive thinker, author and Dawoodi Bohra reformist leader Asghar Ali Engineer passed away here Tuesday after a prolonged illness, family members said. He was 74. Engineer, a widower, is survived his son… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh SC uphold death penalty to 2 army officers

30 April 2013 Press Trust of India DHAKA, 30 APRIL: Bangladesh‘s Supreme Court today upheld the death sentences of two fugitive junior military officers awarded by a local court for killing four top national leaders, including the then acting president Syed… Continue Reading →

Foster Hindu parents bring up Farzana in Islamic tradition #Sundayreading

The Hindu , By J. S. Ifthekhar Farzana with Madhu and Laxmi Reddy. When they marry off their daughter Farzana on Sunday, Madhava Reddy and Lakshmi Reddy will have set a new benchmark for secularism. The couple raised Farzana, who… Continue Reading →

Islamic Extremists Alarm Secular Women in Tunisia #Vaw #Womenrights

By Hajer Naili WeNews correspondent Thursday, April 4, 2013 Tensions are rising between secular Tunisian women and political Islam. “There is no room for the opposition and women to participate in building the country we want,” says one critic. Woman… Continue Reading →

Egytian Satirist Bassem Youssef arrives at court in satirical style #FOE

  Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef arrives at High Court wearing outsized version of hat worn by President Morsi in Pakistan university ceremony; rejects claims he ‘insulted’ president and Islam on TV show Ahram Online , Sunday 31 Mar 2013 Egyptian… Continue Reading →

What is it like to have undergone female genital mutilation ? #Vaw #FGM #Womenrights

Out in the open What is it like to have undergone female genital mutilation, asks NID student’s film Jyoti Punwani mirrorfeedback@timesgroup.com   When a 24-year-old student of film and video communication at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad received… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh -Jamat-e-Islami misguiding international human rights bodies

Thursday, 07 March 2013 20:28by Farooq Sulehria , viewpointonline.com The Communist Party of Bangladesh or Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dol (Socialist Party) have been unwavering in their commitment to the war criminal trials ‘Sadly, the Awami League has not fully restored the 1972… Continue Reading →

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