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Aligarh Muslim University

Why AMU’s middle name has never been more in focus than in the last five years

In the last five years, the Aligarh Muslim University has faced a series of rhetorical questions from India’s Hindu Right-wing groups.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

With amended Citizenship Act, BJP will do Jinnah proud

Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
Jinnah Park in Winnipeg | Twitter

Now, Jinnah has triggered a controversy in distant Canada

Maxime Brenier had lashed out because a park was renamed after Jinnah, while in another city, inaugural PM John Macdonald’s bust was pulled down.
Allama Raghib Ahsan was elected to the Indian Constituent Assembly (above) in 1946 | Popperfoto/Getty Images

The man who played a role in the politics of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Allama Raghib Ahsan, an adviser and confidant to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a member of the Indian Constituent Assembly.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The week hasn’t been kind to Jinnah’s legacy – neither in India nor in Pakistan

Ironically, in both India and Pakistan, Jinnah’s name and legacy was dragged into controversies at premier educational institutions
Students protest in front of the gate of AMU | PTI

Jinnah row is an RSS ploy to leave its stamp on India’s oldest Muslim university: Students

Part of a larger game plan to ‘mainstream’ Aligarh Muslim University, say students; former VC Hamid Ansari calls it stupid antics of local politicians.

On Camera

Sara Ali Khan poses during trailer launch of "Love Aaj Kal" in Mumbai | PTI

‘What does Sara Ali Khan do?’ Wears her third-gen privilege proudly in Bollywood

Her forthcoming film Love Aaj Kal with Imtiaz Ali is proof that Sara Ali Khan isn’t going to wait around for her Karan Johar. She’ll chart her own path.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

Defence

Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Under Modi-Shah, BJP is back to being the Bharatiya ‘Baniya’ Party

BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse.