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Is AIMIM really a pan India Muslim political party?

Is AIMIM really a pan India Muslim political party?

There has been an ongoing debate on the merits and demerits of having a pan India Muslim political party. Of late, a small, regional party, with roots in Hyderabad and its suburbs, is being projected as a pan India Muslim political party. Almost everyone seems to be trying to project it as the repre...

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Modi’s speech at AMU centenary celebrations: A mixed bag

Modi’s speech at AMU centenary celebrations: A mixed bag

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation as the chief guest in the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is nothing short of historic. Not many people saw this coming and when the university announced that Prime Minister will be the chief guest on the occasion, many people felt ...

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The rise of Muslim politics in 'God's Own Country'

The rise of Muslim politics in 'God's Own Country'

The ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala surprised almost everyone with its impressive performance in the local body polls in the southern state. It is often said that whoever performs well in local body polls goes on to win assembly elections. Assembly elections in Kerala are due in Ap...

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Should or shouldn't Muslims join the farmers protest?

Should or shouldn't Muslims join the farmers protest?

In the midst of the ongoing farmers’ strike, there is a raging discussion within the Muslim community in India, as to whether they should take part in the farmers’ protest or not. There is a sort of apprehension within the community especially the community elders about the repercussions of particip...

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Religious reforms in Saudi Arabia will be felt in India too

Religious reforms in Saudi Arabia will be felt in India too

Will social and religious reforms being undertaken by Saudi Arabia have an impact on Indian Muslims and the Muslim community around the world? This is a question that is haunting different sections of the Muslim community in different parts of the world. Diverse sections of the Muslim scholars are t...

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Why Muslims are getting attracted to Owaisi and AIMIM?

Why Muslims are getting attracted to Owaisi and AIMIM?

Asaduddin Owaisi and his party, All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), have left almost everyone bemused with his impressive performance in the just concluded assembly elections in Bihar. He put up only 19 candidates and won five seats, some of them with huge margins.There is no denying the f...

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Prophet Muhammad's Milad and Blasphemy

Prophet Muhammad's Milad and Blasphemy

Prophet Muhammad’s milad (birth anniversary) is falling at a time when Islamophobia seems to be on its peak. Usually this is the time around the word, when Muslims celebrate the life of the Prophet of Islam by highlighting his teachings and remembering him in many distinct hues.Born on 22 April 571 ...

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Sir Syed's jihad against religious orthodoxy continues today

Sir Syed's jihad against religious orthodoxy continues today

The nation is celebrating the 203rd birth anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of Mohammadan Oriental College that grew into Aligarh Muslim University, one of India’s biggest and best educational institutions. Sir Syed was not just a top educationist that India has produced, he was a top ...

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How LJP will damage NDA and not just JDU in Bihar polls

How LJP will damage NDA and not just JDU in Bihar polls

Bihar's muddied political landscape has got muddied further with Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) deciding to go solo. So instead of the two alliances that we thought would be fighting Bihar assembly elections 2020, we have another party throwing the gauntlet at the ruling alliance, though ...

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NEP 2020 and Muslims: Aspirations and apprehensions

NEP 2020 and Muslims: Aspirations and apprehensions

On July 29, Narendra Modi government revealed its ‘inventive and novel’ national education policy. There is no denying the fact that from outset National Education Policy 2020 looks non-toxic and innocuous, even to the extent of looking like appealing and attractive. It has surprised many, as c...

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