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OWAISI POLITICS IN SECULAR INDIA – A Replica of Pre-Independence Islamism?

Paper 6009                                                 Dated 14-Sept-2015

By R.Upadhyay

Asaduddin Owaisi, president of All India Majlish-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) who has of late gained national audience is now trying his luck in BIHAR Assembly election in the four districts where Muslims are the deciding factor.

Rising Deviant Islamist Terror in Bangladesh

Paper No. 5990                                   Dated 19-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Terrorists have no religion.  That is the emerging consensus globally so that religious sentiments are not hurt and society is not divided.  When murders are committed in the name of religion, it can at best be called deviant religious terrorism or extremism.  And these deviants went to establish a global caliphate by establishing minor caliphates in different regions of the world and amalgamate them.

Islamic State Plans Attack on India to Provoke Armageddon

Paper No. 5983                                Dated 10-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

A document titled “A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE CALIPHATE” obtained from Pakistan by the American Media Institute (AMI) states that preparations are underway for an attack on India to provoke an all out confrontation with the United States. It goes on to say that even if the US tries to attack with all its allies as it will, “the (Muslim) Ummah will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

The Politics of Iftar: When will we grow up?

Paper No. 5980                                      Dated 3-Aug-2015
 
By R. Upadhyay
 
The month of Ramzan has just ended and so has the Iftar war among various political leaders. It will come again and again each year and the political parties will continue to misuse this religious occasion not only for achieving some political mileage  but also as a platform for re-grouping of political parties around the dining table against their political opponents. When are we going to grow up?
 

TELANGANA ––Trapped in the game of Urdu politics?

Paper No. 5971                               Dated 14-July-2015
 
By R. Upadhyay
 
On 20 May the newly formed Telengana State in one of its first policy decisions made Urdu as its first official language along with Telugu.  In the Nizam area, imposition of Urdu had played a divisive communal politics and unless the political class acts with responsibility the danger of communal polarisation in Telangana is real. 
 

Modi’s Forthcoming Bangla Visit – Consolidating Relations and a Sub-SAARC

Paper No. 5943                                    Dated 29-May-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh (June 6/7) is expected to be a game changer in relations among SAARC nations despite Pakistan’s efforts to be a spoiler.

Nationalisation of Religious Minoritism – An Affront to Secular democratic principles of the country

Paper No. 5941                                 Dated 27-May-2015

By R. Upadhyay

On May 7, the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind General Secretary Malana Memood Madni urged Darool Uloom Deoband “to issue a fatwa on how to defend Islam in the wake of increasing campaigns against minorities during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule”.

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