Tuesday, March 5, 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...

Video | I’m here as a warning of what can happen: Omar Abdullah at MK Stalin’s book launch

“I’m here not as a victim but also as a warning of what can happen”, said National Conference leader Omar Abdullah speaking on the occasion.

Interview | Chandrashekhar Azad on his fight for social justice against Yogi Adityanath

Azad says that Adityanath is considered to be the strongest BJP leader and that only Chandrashekhar Azad can defeat Yogi.
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Interview | Abdullah Azam on his jail days, Azam Khan and UP polls

Abdullah Azam, son of senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan speaks to Maktoob on his time in jail, his father's cases and the politics of polarization that the BJP.

Video | We are never going to remove our hijab: Karanataka Muslim students

"We are never going to remove our hijab," Aysha Nourin, a first-year student of RN Shetty college, told Maktoob.
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Never ending assault by Hindutva men in Kerala; Bindhu Ammini speaks

Bindhu Ammini, a lawyer and Dalit activist, was one among the few women who dared to challenge Kerala’s Hindutva conscience by entering Sabarimala temple in 2019 following the Supreme Court’s historic verdict.

In UP, judiciary is under pressure: Lawyer Abubakr Sabbaq

Ahead of UP State Assembly elections, Maktoob speaks to Sabbaq on law enforcement, judiciary and the spiking lawlessness in the state.
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I don’t have a choice to remain silent: Safoora Zargar

For Safoora Zargar, a Muslim student leader, hardly a day goes by​ without online abuse from India's right-wing trolls for her dissent against Modi's Hindutva regime. But none of it...

Video | Trolley Times co-editor Navkiran Natt on farm movement and its future

Speaking to Maktoob, Navkiran Natt, co-editor of Trolley Times, a newsletter that sprouted during farmers' protests, shared how they wanted a space to defend the misleading narratives spread by "Godi media".
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Video | E. T. Mohammed Basheer MP raises Gurgaon namaz issue in Lok Sabha

On Monday, Indian Union Muslim League's MP from Ponnani, ET Mohammed Basheer has raised the issue of forced eviction of Assam Muslims, Tripura anti-Muslim violence, Gurgaon Namaz row, and attacks against Christians in the country.

Destruction happened. It’s time to create the world we want: Nobel laureate Maria Ressa

Full text of journalist Maria Ressa's speech at the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony held on Friday, December 10.
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Video | Protest outside London court after ruling on Julian Assange

A protest was held outside a London court after the United States won an appeal in High Court to have WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited to face criminal charges.

Video | Khatija Rahman’s live performance at Dubai Expo 2020

Music legend A.R Rahman's daughter and young musician Khatija Rahman has performed her debut single, Farishton, which was composed by her father, and won many international awards.
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