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Yogi Adityanath | Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Missing this election in UP was Hindu-Muslim polarisation

There’s a reason why UP’s Muslims are happy to not be part of the political discourse.
PM Narendra Modi

Modi fans won’t believe this, but his decisions hurt India’s global standing

The BJP’s lurch toward hardline Hindu nationalism over the past two years carries costs for India.
Lok Sabha

This is the one thing working for the few Muslims contesting Lok Sabha elections from UP

Without dynasty connections, the statistics would have been even more dismal for Muslim candidates.
Asaduddin Owaisi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

If you want Muslim votes, why are you coy like a new bride: Owaisi to secular parties

Insult to Muslims that none of the so-called secular parties are talking to or about them, says Owaisi. Say clearly Hindutva politics will prevail, he adds.
Screengrab of Hamdard RoohAfza advertisement

Major Ramzan crisis for Indian Muslims — no RoohAfza in the market

RoohAfza maker Hamdard Laboratories says the popular sherbet will only be back in the market in 15-20 days, almost at the end of the Ramzan.
PM Modi in Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela

Modi, before asking your ‘Muslim sisters’ to vote for you, uphold your Raj Dharma

About time PM Modi realises that Muslims have been demonised so thoroughly by BJP that it’s an impossible feat to make Muslims trust him.
A Hanuman statute in Delhi

Statues of Hindu gods send worrying message to Muslims about their status in society

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Several communities in Sri Lanka practice a more relaxed form of Islam

The Muslims of Sri Lanka who are at the heart of a new wave of terror in the island nation

Although most communities in Sri Lanka practice a more relaxed form of Islam, in the aftermath of the Easter bombings, the country is now grappling with the question of Islamist terrorism.
Soon, 3-year jail term for instant triple talaq

Sri Lanka enforces ban on women’s face veils in the wake of Easter bombings

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena announced the ban from Monday amid emergency measures being put it place to ensure national security.
Women pray at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Representational image | Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News

Are Muslims nationalists? What is their problem with Modi? 12 FAQs about Muslims answered

Political Islam scholar Hilal Ahmed in his new book 'Siyasi Muslims' answers frequently asked questions about Muslim and politics in India.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.