Monday, February 26, 2024


Documentary | Recalling Babri

In November 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the site in Ayodhya in northern India, where Hindutva mobs destroyed Babri Masjid, a 460-year-old mosque in 1992, must be handed over to a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu temple.

Burning Qur’an is sign of unfreedom, not freedom, says Dr. Irfan Ahmad

On 3 August, 2023, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) interviewed political anthropologist Irfan Ahmad about the Quran burning issue in Denmark and West in general. The interview, conducted in the corridor of his office at Ibn Haldun University, Turkey, was about many issues, including, "why does the burning of the Quran spark anger within the Muslim world," freedom of speech, the proposal by the Danish Prime Minister to ban the Qur’ān burning and so on.

Video: “Our fight for honour, dignity will continue regardless,” says Mehbooba Mufti after SC verdict on Article 370

“The people of J&K are not going to lose hope or give up. Our fight for honour and dignity will continue regardless. This isn’t the end of the road for us,” said former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti soon after the Supreme Court upheld the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

Video: Art exhibition of displaced children in Gaza

Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has shared a video of an art exhibition by displaced children in Gaza....

Video: Delhi Police Crack Down on pro-Palestinian Protest

On October 23, dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters were detained by Delhi Police for attempting to gather outside the...

They made me a story: Rana Ayyub on media suppression, Muslim assertion in Modi’s India

Acclaimed journalist and author Rana Ayyub speaks to Maktoob about how she became the "story and storyteller" of the current India.

Video: Watch Messi’s last-minute debut goal for Inter Miami

"The Messi experience has arrived," Major League Soccer tweeted as Lionel Messi scored on a free kick from about 25 yards in the 94th minute in his debut game...
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‘Hindutva Pandemic’ documentary exposes right wing ideology’s role in Leicester unrest

A recently released documentary from Maktoob Originals, titled 'Hindutva Pandemic,' exposes the role of Hindutva in inciting the 2022 unrest in the city of Leicester, UK.

Video: Tughlakabad demolition drive leaves thousands of families homeless

Last week, about 2.5 lakh people were rendered homeless after the demolition of nearly 1,000 homes in New Delhi's Tughlakabad. Despite the Delhi High Court direction, no rehabilitation plan...
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Video: Sarus crane overwhelmed as rescuer Arif visits it in zoo

A video of Uttar Pradesh farmer Mohammad Arif visiting the Sarus crane he had befriended after rescuing it a year ago is making waves on the internet. The bird...

“No other option”: MGNREGA workers protesting over a month against throttling scheme

For over a month, MGNREGA workers from across the country have joined a sit-in protest in New Delhi's Jantar Mantar against app-based attendance, and budget cuts among other issues.
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A year like a decade of punishment: GN Saibaba’s wife Vasantha

When the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court acquitted former Delhi University Professor G N Saibaba and five others in October 2022, Vasantha Kumari didn’t leave for Maharashtra...

Interview | “Plan to curtail civil society,” says Hany Babu’s wife Jenny Rowena

Jenny Rowena, the wife of jailed Delhi University professor Hany Babu, laments the situation of prisons in India and accuses that, as a society, we failed to have a social ethos that never undermines prisoners' rights.
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Betrayed and broken: Joshimanth locals wait for permanent solution

When cracks appeared on Sunaina Saklani's house in Joshimath a year ago, her father filed an application for help from authorities. But he was ridiculed saying it was the...

He is in jail not for himself but for the nation: Umar Khalid’s mother

Jailed human rights activist Umar Khalid's mother, Dr Sabiha Khanum, recalls the anxious week she spend with her son who was home after getting an interim bail to attend his sister's marriage.
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Video: How did Okhla become the largest segregated Muslim enclave in Delhi?

Sneha Richhariya, Sejal Patel, Tej Prakash, Faizah Ayyub Mir Close to 7 Lakh people live in Okhla, a Muslim-majority residential area in South Delhi. Densely populated residential apartments, decaying and...

“I used to write poems about Messi,” Fangirl who learnt Spanish to meet football star

Jushna Shahin has given everything to be able to meet Lionel Messi and interview him. Jushna from Kerala, the southern Indian state, took an integrated Master's degree in Spanish...
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