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Asaduddin Owaisi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

If a Naseeruddin Shah feels unaccepted, then what about me, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi tells ThePrint it's important to assert one’s religion and culture in face of growing intolerance.

Three Bollywood movies that revealed the complexity of being an Indian Muslim in 2018

In Manto, Mulk and Kedarnath, Bollywood’s Muslims learn to live dangerously.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims and that they are a part of the Hindu rashtra. ThePrint asks- Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls? https://youtu.be/raBUmpW1gpI Saying Hindutva includes Muslims furthers good Muslim vs bad Muslim distinction Nazia Erum Author, Mothering A Muslim It is important here to understand who his audience was, and if he takes the same message across to everyone. Was this an illusionary inclusive statement made to ‘appease’ a certain block, which is unsure of its political alignment in the wake of widespread sustained attacks on the minorities, Dalits and liberals? Is this an attempt to set the ‘tone’ right? Because the bottom line is that actions speak louder than words. And, in an era where murderers of minorities are garlanded and celebrated, saying that Hindutva includes Muslims only...
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Their silence is not helping Indian Muslims – they must speak up and be heard

There is nothing like a community speaking for itself. ‘Jo dar gaya, woh mar gaya’.
There is only 4 per cent representation of Muslims in the Lok Sabha | PTI

Indian Muslims want better representation in politics, finds study by UN-recognised institute

Finds minimal rise in literacy levels of Muslims since Sachar, calls for better numbers in forces
Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to list petitions challenging nikah-halala & polygamy among Muslims

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to list pleas.
Waseem Rizvi, head of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board

Waseem Rizvi: Meet the most ‘anti-Muslim’ Muslim man in India

Rizvi has expressed views contrary to most Indian Muslims in the recent past, uniting Muslims against him. Even Hindutva groups are unsure of his motivations.
Children in an Indian classroom.

The silent segregation of Muslim students in Bhopal’s schools

In many schools of Bhopal, students are being put in classes based on the language they choose to study, but that has other consequences.

OnCamera

The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
pakistan

BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.

Defence

A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.