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Generational change in Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

Generational change in Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

In the midst of political churnings in New Delhi following the back to back victories of the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, political and social pundits have failed to keep up with the change of guard in Jamaat-e-Islamic Hind, the foremost Islamist organization in India. The organization, founded by I...

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PM Modi's reassuring words: Hope or hoopla

PM Modi's reassuring words: Hope or hoopla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s powerful speech, following the mammoth victory of his party in Lok Sabha election, in front of the newly elected MPs of his party in New Delhi, has given some hope to the minorities in the country. The way Prime Minister spoke, and the way he tried to use reassuring wo...

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Azam Khan vs Jayaprada: Why Khan could still win

Azam Khan vs Jayaprada: Why Khan could still win

Azam Khan vs Jayaprada face-off was certain to be interesting. However, no one had thought that the election for Rampur’s parliamentary seat will spiral out of control for the Samajwadi Party strongman from the former princely state of Rampur who has wielded power in the town and in the party for th...

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Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs sacrificed their lives together

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs sacrificed their lives together

Jallianwala Bagh massacre, while being a sign of one of the most heartless massacres of innocents by colonial rulers in India, was also a sign of communal amity in the country. Not many people really know the fact that Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs were all part of the spate of protests in Amritsar and ...

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Vanishing Muslims from India's political landscape

Vanishing Muslims from India's political landscape

Muslims have become politically marginalized in the country over the decades. For many of the 200 million strong Muslim population in the country, this is a rather very depressing thought. There are many states within the country where, despite having a sizeable Muslim population, there was no polit...

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Electoral arithmetic doesn't support BJP narrative

Electoral arithmetic doesn't support BJP narrative

There is huge difference between the general election 2014 and general election 2019. In the last Lok Sabha election, Narendra Modi, the then serving chief minister of Gujarat for a record third term, rode on a Modi wave and won the day for the NDA alliance by getting two third majority in Lok Sabha...

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Muslim vote as crucial as anyone else's in general election 2019

Muslim vote as crucial as anyone else's in general election 2019

Many people claim that Muslims have become politically irrelevant in India. Their argument is based on flawed premise that the BJP won in the general election 2014 with the largest ever majority in its history, despite Muslims voting overwhelmingly against it. The BJP, according to the same logic, w...

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Kamal blooms in MP, but Muslims condemned to same old treatment

Kamal blooms in MP, but Muslims condemned to same old treatment

Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to impose draconian National Security Act (NSA) against three persons accused of cow slaughter has shocked many. Many Muslim intellectuals have publicly expressed outrage over the fact that this has been done by a government that came to power with the overwhelmi...

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Will Dalit-Muslim-Yadav alliance stop BJP juggernaut in UP, Bihar?

Will Dalit-Muslim-Yadav alliance stop BJP juggernaut in UP, Bihar?

One question that seems to be high on the mind of every political analyst right now is whether the Muslim, Dalit and Yadav alliance stop the BJP juggernaut in UP and Bihar? These two states had propelled the BJP to Delhi’s throne by voting overwhelmingly for the saffron party and its alliance partne...

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BSP-SP alliance minus Congress party is an advantage for BJP

BSP-SP alliance minus Congress party is an advantage for BJP

There is unprecedented enthusiasm among the secular circles following the coming together of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal has agreed to become a minor partner in the alliance with Ajit Singh and his son acquiescing to becom...

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