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The book ‘Religion and Secularities Reconfiguring Islam In Contemporary India’ explores the relationship between Islam, civil society & the state.
Our results revealed dramatic changes in Iranian religiosity. Compared with Iran’s 99.5% census figure, we found that only 40% identified as Muslim.
Its essence may be summed up as: No Muslims please, this is India.
Indian Army is one of the most secular institutions in the country and Muslims must sign up.
PM and his BJP colleagues maintain silence whenever union ministers come under attack from right-wing Twitter trolls. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy great repute among his loyal fans, he has maintained a stoic silence over his cabinet colleagues being attacked by the troll army. The most recent victim of Modi’s play-safe was external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who was attacked by BJP supporters for not being ‘Hindu enough’, because she helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. Swaraj was viciously trolled on social media, and the language used, to put it mildly, was not pretty. Swaraj’s worst mistake was appearing secular. No person, including the honorable Prime Minister or party president Amit Shah, have so far stood up for her. She, however, refused to be bogged down, and silently used the micro-blogging platform to expose the identities of those hurling abuses at her. People from the ruling dispensation, who claim...
The principle of the performance of secular identity has now been replaced by the performance of Hinduness as the necessary condition for political leadership.