By Jyoti Punwani The seventh ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (Simi) was upheld by the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal headed by Justice Suresh Kait on Wednesday. The central ban will last for five years. Simi was first ... Mumbai Mirror, 1 day ago
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A provocatively titled article which appeared in a newspaper last month (No second wife, please by Jyoti Punwani), while highlighting the efforts of a Muslim women’s group, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, on finalising the final draft of the new Muslim ...Deccan chronicle, 1 week ago India's Muslim women say no second wife! New Internationalist, 3 weeks ago
By: Jyoti Punwani Small talk with Nandita Bhavnani Author Nandita Bhavnani on the insight that research for a book on Sindhis gave her on the community's struggle while leaving their homeland behind. Partition tales have been dominated by the ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 week ago Reconciliation with exile Pune Mirror, 1 week ago
Jyoti Punwani In hearing to decide on extension of SIMI ban, tribunal told no other documentary proof exists to link accused in 'SIMI cases' to organisation. The tribunal set up to decide whether the 13-year-old ban on SIMI needs to be extended ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
By Jyoti Punwani It took a little over seven months, and a final order by the State Information Commissioner Ratnakar Gaekwad himself, for the Movement for Peace and Justice (MPJ) to get a copy of the Mehmood-ur Rahman Committee report on the ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
iWITNESS Jyoti Punwani , Mumbai The news of a Muslim being killed by a mob on a public street in Pune on Monday night brought back disturbing memories of the 1992-93 riots. Not since then, at least in the major cities of Maharashtra, has a Muslim ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago Don't let Pune techie's killers &their leaders get away Bangalore Mirror, 1 month ago
'For it's not the Sena alone that indulges in hooliganism. 'Thokshahi', as the Sena proudly calls it, is the hallmark of the party and of its offshoots. But other parties haven't exactly been models of good behaviour. Not just Maharashtra, ministers and MLAs slapping officials everywhere in the country is not unheard of, says Jyoti Punwani. 'Apologise? What for?' As television anchors spluttered in rage at the Shiv Sena's blatant defence of their behaviour in Delhi's Maharashtra Sadan -- ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Dhananjay Desai has been allowed to spread his poison to young men in Maharashtra and Goa over the last five years, by a 'secular' Congress-NCP government. The 23 cases pending against him have not stopped him. He and his supporters must have thought they were immune when they lynched a bearded Muslim at night. Neither Desai nor his followers, nor the police, nor their 'secular' political masters, must have expected the nationwide furore that followed, says Jyoti Punwani. The Maharashtra police ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ganesh N Pune,June 6, 2014| UPDATED10:16 IST Is the killing of a 24-year-old IT professional in Pune allegedly by a radical right wing group a result of the change in the government at the Centre, that's the question the Maharashtra government ...India Today, 1 month ago Maha Govt facing the heat on IT professional's killing Economic Times, 1 month ago
'What of Modi? They are willing to take their chances. Maharashtra's Muslims recall how the Congress scared them with the Bal Thackeray bogey for decades, yet, when it came to using all the might of the State to protect them from Shiv Sena goons, be it in 1970, 1984 or 1992-1993, it did nothing. For them, the Congress's secularism is a cruel joke.' 'This argument that we ('seculars') must vote for the 'winning secular candidate' has one more implication: Those who are against Hindutva must ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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