Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicWaseem Rizvi

Topic: Waseem Rizvi

Becoming a Hindu is not that easy. Even if a Waseem Rizvi turns into Jitendra Tyagi

Rizvi’s conversion poses a predicament for the Hindu religion. It can’t be as simple as someone converting to Islam, Christianity, Sikhism or Judaism.

UP Shia Waqf Board ex-chief Waseem Rizvi now a Hindu, takes name ‘Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi’

Controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati officiated the conversion at Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad. Rizvi wants him to light his funeral pyre when he dies.  

Quran’s verses need to be reviewed. But by Islamic scholars, not Supreme Court of India

The Quran has 6,236 verses. Muslims can read down those that no longer apply in a modern world.

FIR registered against ex-Waqf chief Rizvi over his SC plea seeking to remove 26 Quran verses

The FIR was registered Monday following complaints by Anjuman Khuddam-e-Rasool secretary Shan Ahmed and an organisation known as Ittehad-e-Millat Council, the police said.

Minorities panel notice to ex-Waqf chief Rizvi over his SC plea to remove 26 Quran verses

The notice to Rizvi comes day after protests broke out in various parts of Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad demanding his arrest.

Protest in UP against ex-wakf board chief Waseem Rizvi’s SC plea to remove 26 verses from Quran

Protests against Rizvi erupted after he sought the removal of 26 verses of Quran that he says were added in the Holy book later and are used to promote violence.

Ayodhya litigant Ansari, Shia Waqf Board chief to accept Ram Mandir bhoomi poojan invite

Iqbal Ansari & Waseem Rizvi are two of the three Muslim leaders invited to the ceremony. The third, Zufar Faruqui, hasn’t taken a decision yet.

UP Shia board chief asks PM to shut down madarsas to check ISIS’s influence in country

Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi, who supports construction of Ram temple and the uniform civil code, says about half of India are susceptible to the Islamic State's ideology.

Controversial UP Muslim leader to launch India’s first Shia political party today

Shia Waqf Board chief Rizvi says the new political front, ‘Indian Shia Awami League’, is likely to contest 2019 elections. 

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.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.