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Vol. 49, No. 37, Mar 19 - 25, 2017
News Wrap - A G D
Operation Thunderbolt: ‘‘It’s Time for the South-West Monsoon’’ - Vara Vara Rao
The Caste Factor: Terrorising Jaloor Dalits - Sardara Singh Mahil
A Silent Genocide: Attapadi Tribals facing Extinction -Susaman Chowdhury
Crisis Of Identity: The Shame List - Sankara Narayanan
Shankar Guha Niyogi: A Subaltern Salute - Sandip Bandyopadhyay

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Martyrs memorial get-together
Organised by Marxist Study Circle to be held on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 5:30 PM. Venue: C/o Balamani, 6-3-1243/156, Beside Abu Bakr Masjid, Near Necklace Rd Rly Station, M S Makta, Opposition Raj Bhaban, Hyderabad, 500082. All are welcome.


The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)
Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover UP -By Rana Ayyub - Review by Suchitra Vijayan [Rs. 295]



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28 Mar 2017

If Islam was the religion of Muhammad how was it hijacked by revisionists?

Murad Ali Baig

As in all religions the traditions of Islam were changed frequently over the centuries by a number of passionate clerics who moved the Islamic Sharia from the mostly peaceable words of Muhammad to the angry rhetoric of the Taliban and IS. This continuous shift is clear from main milestones of the religion:
570 AD. Birth of the prophet Muhammad.
610. Muhammad receives the divine revelation from the angel Gabriel.
622. The Hijra. Muhammad is forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina to mark the beginning of the Muslim calendar.
632. Death of Muhammad.
C640. Abu Bakr, the first Khalif orders the compilation of the words of Muhammad.
661. Assassination of Muhammad’s nephew and son in law Ali that marks the beginning of Shia faction.
665. The third Khalif Uthman announces the definitive Medina version of the Quran probably written by Zaid Ibn Thabit 33 years after Muhammad’s death. All other copies of Muhammad’s words are gathered up and burned.
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The Judgement was planned by the government - APDR Statement on Conviction of G N Saibaba and five others
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