Why can’t Muslim women also lead the whole community: Yoginder Sikand interviews BMMA leader

Based in New Delhi, Zakia Nizami Soman is one of the founder members of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a movement of Muslim women across India struggling for their citizenship rights. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, she talks about the BMMA’s work and reflects on the daunting ch


Blasphemy law is root cause of violence against Christians. George Murad

Mr. George Murad is a prominent Christian leader of Pakistani Christians Diaspora in US since 1999. We decided to meet and interview him for our readers to highlight his services for his community in Pakistan The volunteer services rendered by human right activists in busy life of USA become more va


A clearer picture of Afghan women: an interview with Paula Lerner: By Abbas Jaffer

Paula Lerner has been reaching out to the women of Afghanistan ever since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2002. As a photographer and activist, she has seen the unique challenges and triumphs of women's rights activists there. Abbas Jaffer of AltMuslimah recently interviewed her about her involvemen


Flavia Agnes on Muslim Personal Law Reforms. Interview by Yoginder Sikand,

Flavia Agnes is a leading feminist scholar, women’s rights lawyer and social activist based in Mumbai. She has written and worked extensively on Muslim women’s issues, communalism and religion-based personal laws in India. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand, she talks about her work.
Q: Could y


Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe talks after his East Asia visit.

In the following interview Dr. Tunnicliffe shares about his meetings with the Chinese Christian leaders and the Chinese government officials, and their significance to the work of WEA as well as the current state of Christianity in China.

1. What conclusions do you draw from your trip to China?


Madrasas in Pakistan: An Interview with a Pakistani Deobandi Scholar by Yoginder Sikand

Q: Could you tell us something about yourself and your background?
A: I was born in a village in Gujranwala, Punjab, in 1948. My father, Maulana Muhammad Sarfaraz Khan, was a graduate of the Dar ul-Ulum, Deoband, where he had studied under the renowned scholar Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni. He taught


“Theater is passion in my life” Rohit Trehan of Radio Salaamnamaste talks in an interview with Yaqoob Yohanna

Dallas; June 10, 2007. Rohit Trehan is actor and community worker in Dallas city of Texas State where Indo-Pak community is settled in very big numbers. This southern city remains focal point of visiting cultural teams from sub-continent and Rohit can be seen on most of the stages of entertainment


Sardar Muhmmad Abdul Qayyum Khan, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-Administered Jammu and Kashmir) and Supreme Head of All J & K Muslim Conference was recently in New Delhi

Sardar Muhmmad Abdul Qayyum Khan, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-Administered Jammu and Kashmir) and Supreme Head of All J & K Muslim Conference was recently in New Delhi to participate in "Intra J & K `Heart to Heart Meet" held on 20th and 21st of September 2005 and organized by th


Sardar Muhmmad Abdul Qayyum Khan, former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-Administered Jammu and Kashmir) and Supreme Head of All J & K Muslim Conference was recently in New Delhi to participate in “Intra J & K ‘Heart to Heart Meet” hel

MQ- Is this your first visit to India? What were your thoughts before coming?
A- Yes this is my first visit to Independent India. I last came here in 1946. It has been sixty years. I see a lot of development and that is understandable. However I do not find any difference in the essence of India. I


Gagan Sethi is the Managing Trustee of Jan Vikas, an NGO in Ahmedabad which has been active in the struggle for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat genocide. In this interview with Yoginder Sikand he talks about his work.

Q: Jan Vikas is said to have played an important role in the battle for justice for the victims of the Gujarat genocide of 2002. What has been the nature of this work?
A: We have taken up the issue of POTA detenus, trying to fight for justice of those Muslims who have been unfairly detained under


“I don't believe in the dictatorship of the proletariat” Jam Saqi

Mohammad Jam, commonly known as Jam Saqi, is one of the few Pakistanis who have become legends in their own lives. He was born on October 31, 1946, in Janjhi village of Tharparkar district in a family of teachers. His father, Mohammad Sachal, was a dedicated educationist, who was instrumental in the


Inter-Religious Relations in Pakistan: Interview with Rehman Faiz. by Yoginder Sikand. Monthly Qalan

Rehman Faiz is president of the Lahore unit of Amnesty International. He is active in promoting inter-faith dialogue in Pakistan, and is the editor of the recently launched inter-faith journal 'Insight'. In this online interview with Yoginder Sikand he discusses the work he is engaged in.

Q: Cou


Rev. Siddique Masih, Founder of Indo Pak Bible fellowship Church New York, Vows on uplift of Christians in Pakistan. Interview by PCP Team. New York. May 11, 2003.

Rev. Siddique Masih was born in an orthodox Christian family in Rawalpindi on June 21, 1942.He graduated from Gordon College in 1967 and completed his Masters Degree in Political Science in 1970. During his youth he took interests in church activities and participated in arrangements of the religio


Defenders of the Church. BreakPoint This Week with Charles Colson, A Conversation with A. M. Rosenthal and Kristin Wright

Following is a transcript of "BreakPoint This Week with Chuck Colson." You can also purchase a CD of this broadcast.

Charles Colson: "Am I my brother's keeper?" asked the world's first murderer. He asked that question as a way to avoid responsibility, pretending that he knew nothing about his br


Iqbal Ahmed Shariff, a pioneer of Dalit-Muslim unity in India. Interview with courtesy of Monthly Qalandar.

Bangalore-based advocate Iqbal Ahmed Shariff is an activist associated with the Bahujan and Dalit-Muslim unity movements. Author of numerous books in Urdu, he was also the editor of the Urdu and Hindi Dalit Voice. In this interview he talks with Yoginder Sikand on a wide range of issues, includin

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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book. ,