Current Affairs

Promoting a Culture of Democracy

Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam

We take pride in the fact that India is the world’s largest democracy. We feel fully justified in celebrating our democracy as we have independent institutions such as judiciary and election commission, for checks and balances. If a peaceful transition of power is a mark of a mature democracy, we can claim that we are a mature one. Above all, we have a wonderful constitution that promises us liberty, equality, fraternity and justice. This remarkable document intends for our country to be governed by the rule of law. It is based on the principles of “inalienable rights of citizens, independence of judiciary, free and fair elections and freedom of the press”.

Prof. Akbar Husain’s lecture on Psychological, Social Well-being at Chikushi Jogajuen University, Japan

New Delhi, Feb. 20: Prof. Akbar Husain (Retired), Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and Member, General Assembly, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, was invited by the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Chikushi Jogajuen University, Fukuoken-ken, Japan, to deliver Open Guest Lectures on Psychological Well-being on February 09, 2023 and Social Well-being in Indian Context (Global Psychological Support Possibilities) on February 10, 2023.


Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Since time immemorial, India has been home to various cultures, customs, and traditions, and it has accommodated followers of several religions who have been conducting their social life according to their own customs and personal law. India is also a secular and democratic country, but here the meaning of secularism is different from how it is understood in Europe, where secularism means distancing from religion, in other words, not believing in any religion.

Recent Activities

India Can't Become a Responsible Nation Until It Thrives On Politics of Hate: Tushar Gandhi

New Delhi: A book in Hindi entitled, "Gandhi: Siyasat aur Sampardayekta [Gandhi: Politics and Communalism], authored by senior journalist Piyush Babele was released by Tushar Gandhi, author and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi through video conferencing at the Constitution Club of India on 22 May, 2023. The Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) Delhi has published this book as one of its latest publications.

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IOS organises two-day international conference on Personality, Thought and Times of Malek Bennabi

IOS organises two-day international conference on Personality, Thought and Times of Malek Bennabi
Inaugural Session
This conference began with the recitation of a verse from the Holy Qur’an by Maulana Ajmal Farooq Nadwi, in-charge, Urdu section of the Institute.
Secretary General, IOS, Prof. Z.M. Khan, welcomed the participants and highlighted the activities of the Institute. He said that the organisation had successfully completed 37 years of its existence with the steady progress and widening the scope of its endeavours as a non-political and non-profitable body. It had been recognised in all relevant quarters in India and abroad for promoting research, conducting surveys on topical themes. The institute was also engaged in publishing books and journals in the areas of national concern and pressing challenges of civil societies, awarding scholarships to meritorious university scholars. Besides, it was actively participating in social welfare, educational and management fields. He held that the focal areas might also be identified for developing development models suited to Indian masses, particularly the poor, marginalised and deprived sections. It had also responded actively to national issues, particularly relating to problems and placement of minorities in general and Muslims in particular. He said that it had tried its best to uphold the ideals of secularism, democracy, rule of law and the Indian Constitution. 

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Mujaddid IOS Centre for Arts & Literature holds discussion on the fiction of Ishrat Zaheer

New Delhi: A discussion on the fictions of Ishrat Zaheer was organised by the Mujaddid IOS Centre for Arts & Literature at the Institute’s auditorium on March 16, 2023.

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IOS Mujaddid Centre for Arts and Literature organises discussion on the future of Urdu Journalism”

New Delhi: A discussion on the future of Urdu journalism was organised by the IOS Mujaddid Centre for Arts and Literature at the auditorium of the Institute of Objective Studies here on March 2, 2023.

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IOS Pays Tribute to Former CJI AM Ahmadi

New Delhi March 11, 2023 : A condolence meeting was held by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) in New Delhi to pay homage to Justice A.M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of India, who passed away on 2 March 2023. 

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Recent Publications

Directory of Muslim Educational Institutions in India

Bibliography And Review of Waqf Literature

Islamic Banking in India Scopes & Challenges

A Model of Pure Interest-Free Banking

Islamic Sciences Ethics, Law, Education, Economics, Politics, Sociology, and Systems Planning

Perspectives on Islamic Economics

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