Anwar Alam

Triple Talaq verdict: Effect on Muslim politics in India

Saturday, 07 Oct 2017 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

The recent 3:2 split SC judgment on the constitutional validity of practice of instant triple talaq or talaq-e-bidat — practiced mostly among Sunni Hanfi Muslims, the largest Muslim group in South Asia, including India — has brought back the issue of reform among Indian Muslims in the public domain. The...

Qatar crisis: Implications and options

Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

India has deemed it prudent to consider the Qatar–Arab states’ feud as an intra-GCC affair. But if the crisis is not resolved soon, India will have to throw aside this pretense of neutrality and take a position consistent with its counter-terrorism policy It is three months now since the Qatar–Arab states...

Erdogan vs G√ľlen: Predicament of Indian Muslims

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

The Indian Government must be cautious in responding to Erdoan’s anti-GŁlen request from legal and political point of view but also must take into consideration the relevance of the GŁlen movement for integration of Indian Muslims in the country Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is slated to visit India from April...

Turkey in a bind over war against Islamic State

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Anwar Alam | in Oped

The Erdogan Government is devoid of clear vision as it pursues inherently contradictory goals: to oust the Assad Government, dismantle the PKK, continue peace process with its Kurds, and contain the ISIS At a time when the US-led international community has declared war on the Islamic State (IS) — also known...


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