Congress treasurer Ahmed Patel’s untimely demise leaves a void not only in Indian politics but also in the imploding Congress party. He was a pragmatic consensus-builder and an anchor in the faction-ridden Congress. A shrewd strategist, Patel was also what the party needed in a political era dominated by Modi-Shah.
UP govt using forced conversions to curb inter-faith marriages, a dangerous political ploy
Religion, relationships and their connection are personal choices backed by courts as a constitutional right. It is abhorrent that UP’s BJP government is using the ruse of forced conversions and ‘love jihad’ to target inter-faith marriages. This is nothing but another dangerous political gimmick aimed to unleash more communal polarisation.