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Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi says Muslims, Dalits have been squeezed between BJP & Congress and used for votes

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has tied up with Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar for 2019 polls and calls alliance an assertion of Dalit, Muslim and OBC rights
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Delhi tuition teacher shot dead for ‘affair’ with Muslim student

Police said the attack took place Monday morning at the coaching centre where Ankit Garg took political science classes.
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New Indian Muslim middle class is privately religious, barely political

The new Muslim middle class in India is neither a victim nor a threat. The term ‘Muslim middle class’ in India goes against the present day ‘political correctness’, which relies heavily on an imagined and convenient Muslim homogeneity. Although the good Muslims versus bad Muslims kind of division is often evoked by the political parties to legitimise their favourable Muslim icons, any public discussion on the internal socio-economic configuration of the Muslim communities is intentionally discouraged. https://youtu.be/fZYPJ_blMqs So, we are forced to construct images of Indian Muslims either as victim or as part of a global threat to the nation. The narrative of Muslim victimhood, which emerged as an official explanation after the publication of the Sachar report, is often used by the so-called secular elite. It has only deepened after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, and with reported mob lynchings and targeting by cow vigilantes. On the other hand, the BJP and RSS’ Hindutva politics relies on the spectre of global...
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You like a Muslim more, cop asks as woman is slapped for having Muslim lover

Three police personnel seen abusing and slapping woman suspended after video of incident becomes public.
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Deoras to Bhagwat: The evolution of RSS view on Muslims over the last 70 years

Mohan Bhagwat has said Muslims are 'us', now RSS must move to arrest violence against them.
Muslim women supporters of BJP with masks of Narendra Modi | Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The Muslims voting for the BJP are richer, more educated and conservative

More Muslims now support the BJP than they did in the last decade.
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Photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Muslim skull cap shared on social media

Pictures tweeted from PM’s official handle show that Modi wasn’t wearing a skullcap while exchanging greetings with the Syedna, the head of the Dawoodi Bohras.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event | @BJP4India/Twitter

PM website calls period of mourning ‘Ashara’ as ‘Ashara Mubarak’ & Shias are not happy

Several Muslims have taken objection to the PM's website using the word ‘Mubaraka’ for a period of mourning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event organised by Dawoodi Bohras | @BJP4India/Twitter

In optics play, Narendra Modi addresses his second Muslim gathering since 2014

Narendra Modi addresses a gathering of Dawoodi Bohras in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, highlights govt's clean image and welfare measures. 
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Are Indian Muslims more religious than other communities?

Sikhs and Christians appear more confident than Muslims in asserting their religiosity.

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elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?