Shaheen Abdulla

Shaheen Abdulla, an award-winning journalist, is the Deputy Editor of Maktoob.

Muslim presence in Lok Sabha shrinks to 4.42%, 24 MPs from nine states in dwindling representation

Amidst major gains for India's opposition coalition against Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, which fell short of the absolute majority and need support from allies to form a government, Muslims see less representation in Lok Sabha.

In polls for existence, Muslims find their names missing from electoral rolls

As Mumbai voted on 20 May, journalist Rana Ayyub spent her day visiting all the polling booths in her locality. But she wasn’t reporting...
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“On Eid, we are burying more of our beloved”: Voice notes from Gaza

“Eid this time will just be about burying more of our beloved,” says Abubakar, a resident of Gaza who has survived six months of...

‘My family and I have suffered injustice’: Released Muslim activist Javed Mohammed speaks out

When Javed Mohammed left for the police station on his scooter on the night of 10 June 2022, he never imagined that it would...
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Interview: Kashmiri historian Hafsa Kanjwal accuses India of memoricide, repression

Human rights groups and United Nations experts have repeatedly warned against India's crackdown on the civil liberties of people in Kashmir. The concerns have...

Four years of Delhi Pogrom: Shabnam’s story of resilience | Women’s Day Special

Shabnam Nafisa Kalim saw the funeral procession of dozens of Muslims killed during the 2020 Delhi pogrom through the window of her house in Mustafabad. When the COVID-19 lockdown after less than a month of violence broke the community, Shabnam swung into action.
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