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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 …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Radicalization among Kerala Muslim youths gaining epidemic proportions

By Azhar Jaman The Islamization of Kerala is normatively different from the north Indian counterparts of religious propagation. In Kerala, the Sufi credentials of assimilation and integration into local tradition and thriving heterogeneous Islam guided the swift conversion of local population into Islam. Islamic preachers based the propagation on the …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Race for new Aligarh Muslim University Vice chancellor gains pace, Dr Abusaleh Shariff among frontrunner

By Danish Ahmad Khan New Delhi/Aligarh: The race for vice chancellorship of the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is gaining pace. The process was set into motion after a special meeting of the AMU Court, the supreme governing body of the Aligarh Muslim University, on February 4 recommended a panel …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Anti Shirk Conference ‘Shirk Ozippu Manadu’ organized by TNTJ continues to make waves even after a fortnight

By Danish Ahmad Khan Trichy/Chennai, Tamil Nadu: “Shirk Ozippu Manadu”, Anti Shirk Conference, organized recently by Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) continues to make waves even after a fortnight and has become a widely discussed subject across Tamil Nadu. The one-day conference generated considerable heat even before it was held …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Enraged Muslim farmer attempts suicide after Telangana govt hands his land to Golf Course in Hyderabad, MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan visits victim

By Danish Ahmad Khan New Delhi/Hyderabad: Ilyas Ahmed, a Muslim farmer, tried to commit suicide by consuming pesticide. The victim took the extreme step after the Telangana government acquired his land and handed over to Golf Course in Fort area in Hyderabad. Mr. Ahmed’s two brothers also attempted suicide by …

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OPINION: Is Urdu medium education root cause of educational backwardness in Muslims?

By Musarrat Warsi Education in India has continued to evolve and extend its reach, but its evolution, diversification and extension is not comparatively equal for the Muslim community in India. There are distinctive factors that are responsible for educational backwardness of Muslims in India. The first factor is distorted history …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Gujarat Is not on my agenda at present, says AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani     Ahmedabad: Close on the heels of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi mulling to contest the Bihar assembly election, some of the Gujarat based newspapers have reported that Gujarat is also in his radar. Recently, about 100 Muslims and Dalits met in Sarkhej …

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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. community leaders perturbed, take on ‘Rapist’ Indian-origin Muslim cleric Mohammed Abdullah Saleem

By Tausif Malik Last few days have been tough on the Muslim community with instances of shootings of three Muslim students at White Chapel, in which the injured American Muslim child succumbed to his injuries; and the arson-styled burning of Houston based Quba Institute. But the Muslim community in Illinois …

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SPECIAL REPORT: US-based terrorism watchdog puts RSS under ‘Threat Group’ category, calls it “a shadowy, discriminatory group”

By Danish Ahmad Khan New Delhi: Hindu rightwing nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is presently functioning as patron-guide of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Narendra Modi government at the centre, is being widely seen as a disruptive organization whose sole purpose is to browbeat the minority religious groups, particularly …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Muslims lash out at Jama Masjid Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, say he is a thug who has lost confidence of Indian Muslims

By Abdul Hafiz Lakhani and Danish Ahmad Khan Ahmedabad/New Delhi: As was expected New Delhi’s Jama Masjid’s ‘Shahi’ Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari revealed his true color when he invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for Dastar-e-Bandi (anointment) of his son Shabban Bukhari as Naib Imam (Deputy Imam) and flagrantly used …