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Abdul Hafiz Lakhani

Abdul Hafiz Lakhani is a senior Journalist based at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He is in journalism for almost 25 years now. He earlier worked with Gujarat Samachar (Ahmedabad) and Mumbai Samachar (Mumbai) as Senior Sub Editor. He had also worked with Dalal Street business magazine as Assistant Editor. At present, he is with a news agency based at Ahmedabad as Chief Sub Editor. He also writes extensively for many national and international publications. His special stories also appear in Mumbai based Urdu dailies. He knows Gujarat politics very closely. He is a good and vivid commentator about Gujarat Muslim related issues. He publishes his own first Gujarati national fortnightly GUJARAT SIYASAT from Ahmedabad for the last four years. He can be reached at [email protected] or on his mobile at 08141866933

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COMMUNITY WATCH: 35 Muslims sought Gujarat government’s permission to change their religion in last two years

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: As many as 453 people in Gujarat, including 404 Hindus and 35 Muslims, sought the state government’s permission to change their religion in the last two years, and 171 among them were given the go-ahead, the Assembly was informed recently. Those seeking nod for religious …

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AIMPLB member Maulana Salman Nadvi in the eye of storm over his Sri Sri Ravishankar meeting on Babri Masjid reconciliation

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue is once again at the centrestage as Supreme Court recently conveyed its clinical approach to the 70-year-old Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, exhorting the parties on either side of the fence to treat it merely as a “land issue.” Chief Justice of …


‘AIMPLB and Ulemas are responsible for the humiliation and plight of Indian Muslims’

AIMPLB to hold discussion on Triple Talaq at 3-day plenary Feb 9-11 in Hyderabad By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani New Delhi: Close on the heels of Modi government deciding to push through the Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is scheduled to engage …

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Congress Party adopts hardline Hindutva with focus on 2019 parliamentary elections, sponsors temples in Gujarat

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: The grand old Congress Party has almost drifted away from its secularism plank and adopted hardline Hindutva at least in Gujarat. The state unit of Congress Party has decided to provide puja kits to all the temples in India’s western state bordering Pakistan. This is …

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IUML women leader P.K. Noorbeena Rasheed urges Rajya Sabha MPs to reject Triple Talaq Bill

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Calicut (Kerala): Close on the heels of emotional appeal from President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week for the early passage of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, also known as the Triple Talaq Bill, during the Budget …


SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Congress Chanakya’ Ahmed Patel’s fate hangs in balance as he looks for magical figure to win RS seat

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: After six Congress MLAs in Gujarat have somersaulted and joined the BJP, the political scenario is fast changing in the state as Ahmed Patel– Political Secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi – – faces a tough fight for Rajya Sabha seat. The election for some …


VHP says Muslims shouldn’t be allowed for Garba in Gujarat, warns of serious consequences

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Close on the heels of brutal lynching of Mohammed Ayub by alleged Gau Rakshaks (Cow Vigilantes) last week, there will be no let up in Gujarat—laboratory of Hindutva, as saffron outfits have threatened not to allow Muslims in upcoming Navratri festival next month. Navratri, meaning …


Muslims demand fatwa, ban on instant triple talaq

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Close on the heels of AIMPLB’s affidavit in Supreme Court about triple talaq, Vadodara-based octogenarian human rights activist Dr. J.S. Bandukwala clearly showed anxiety over this controversy. In a long conversation with this Correspondent he spoke at length citing Holy Quran on this burning, yet …


Gujarat re-entering into era of terror with Mohammad Ayyub’s lynching by Cow vigilantes

Mohammad Ayub’s lynching by Cow vigilantes raises more questions, doubts and allegations By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani Ahmedabad: Violence by self-styled Gau Rakshaks or Cow Vigilantes have made national headlines since the public flogging of four Dalit men in Gujarat’s Una in July this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined …