As I am a bit busy, I won’t write. Instead, I will suggest some articles.
Sachar Committee Report
Survey Of Socio-Economic Conditions Of Muslims In India by Imran Ali & Yoginder Sikand
A review. Somehow the fonts on this particular page are too small. You will have to enlarge the fonts to read it.
Ghettoes Reserved For Muslims? by Farzana Versey
The author tries to point out that it is not only Muslims that prefer to live in groups. Add to that the reluctance of many to rent or sale to Muslims.
The debate over veil
It refuses to die out. Here are two articles:
Beyond the Veil by Fareena Alam.
Wail not for the veil, but education by Firoz Bakht Ahmed
Raises some valid questions.
Malegaon blasts : Partisan approach and biased police by Asghar Ali Engineer
Nothing much new except Engineer’s personal experience of interacting with the locals.
Combining the ‘secular’ and the ‘religious’: Madrasas with a difference by Yogindar Sikand
Some madrassas are following ‘mainstream’ courses.
Haj Subsidy, Anyone?
From a blog. I didn’t know a lot of things they have to say. I did not verify facts(about air fare) either, but the points are very clearly stated. Overall a good read.