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  • Assam Elections 2021 | How Muslims of the state, one-third of electorate, voted in 2016 and 2019 Mar 31, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Assam Elections 2021 | How Muslims of the state, one-third of electorate, voted in 2016 and 2019

    In the last general elections, 70 percent of Assam's Muslims voted for the Congress, followed by 20 percent for the AIUDF, a post-poll study suggested.

  • Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala? Mar 27, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala?

    The political ramifications of Hagia Sophia's reconversion into a mosque was felt as far as the Indian state of Kerala, which is around 5,600 km away. The IUML, an ally of the Congress, is accused of supporting the sixth century erstwhile church's reconversion into a mosque.

  • How Asaduddin Owaisi is emerging as the rising star of Muslim politics in India Nov 19, 2020 12:43 PM IST

    How Asaduddin Owaisi is emerging as the rising star of Muslim politics in India

    The party targets only areas dominated by Muslims. Of late, Muslims are, increasingly, getting elected from constituencies with a substantial Muslim population, which, an analyst said, was not the case before.

  • Form political party, move to Kerala, leave country: Zakir Naik’s survival guide for Indian Muslims amid ‘suppression’ Aug 23, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    Form political party, move to Kerala, leave country: Zakir Naik’s survival guide for Indian Muslims amid ‘suppression’

    He further said the community lacked political leadership, adding that the division was splitting Muslim votes

  • It is propaganda: India on social media posts alleging harassment of Muslims May 01, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    It is propaganda: India on social media posts alleging harassment of Muslims

    India called as "propaganda" certain social media posts from the Arab world alleging harassment of Muslims in several parts of the country in the name of containing the spread of coronavirus.

  • BJP issues show-cause notices to 2 UP MLAs for remarks allegedly targeting Muslims, questioning authorities Apr 29, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    BJP issues show-cause notices to 2 UP MLAs for remarks allegedly targeting Muslims, questioning authorities

    The conduct of both the MLAs is against the party's policy, BJP's Uttar Pradesh media in-charge Manish Dixit said in a statement, adding that they have been asked to give their replies within a week.

  • Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam Feb 28, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    Politics | Why delimitation could finally be a reality in Assam

    A section of government officials and functionaries cutting across party lines and civil society groups feel that delimitation can be a tool to check the debilitating impact of the rapid demographic change in Assam.

  • Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus Feb 27, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

    The government is "suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's Mosque temporarily", the foreign ministry said in a statement, referring to the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year.

  • Disinformation being spread on CAA, it will in no way affect Muslims in India: Subramanian Swamy Feb 20, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Disinformation being spread on CAA, it will in no way affect Muslims in India: Subramanian Swamy

    Delivering a talk on 'The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: A Historical Imperative beyond Contemporary Politics' at the University of Hyderabad, Swamy cited "disinformation" on the CAA and said he had invited opposition Congress leaders for a public debate on the matter.

  • At JNU, Chidambaram pitches for mass movement if Muslims are sent to detention camps Feb 14, 2020 08:16 AM IST

    At JNU, Chidambaram pitches for mass movement if Muslims are sent to detention camps

    Speaking at the JNU campus here, the former Union minister said the CAA was an outcome of the "NRC fiasco" in Assam that left 19 lakh people out of the document.

  • Politics | The stalemate over CAA must come to an end Feb 10, 2020 04:17 PM IST

    Politics | The stalemate over CAA must come to an end

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly sought to allay the apprehensions of Indian Muslims that they could face deportation under the new law. However, apprehensions continue.

  • Rajinikanth throws weight behind CAA, says no threat to Muslims Feb 05, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    Rajinikanth throws weight behind CAA, says no threat to Muslims

    In his first reaction after the amendment to the Citizenship Act and nation wide protests against it, the top actor wondered as to how Muslims, who chose to stay back in India following partition will be sent out of the country.

  • Politics | Trump’s peace plan is dead on arrival Jan 31, 2020 03:56 PM IST

    Politics | Trump’s peace plan is dead on arrival

    The consequences of America’s poor understanding of West Asia are there to see in Iraq and Libya, among other states in the region. Trump’s ‘Middle East’ plan is an extension of that myopia.

  • Congress misleading Muslims on new citizenship law: Amit Shah Jan 29, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    Congress misleading Muslims on new citizenship law: Amit Shah

    Shah, who stepped down as BJP president a few days ago, was addressing a gathering of party workers and intellectuals at the partys state office Kushabhau Thakre Parisar here.

  • Nobody can dare touch any Indian Muslim, says Rajnath Singh on apprehensions about CAA-NRC-NPR Jan 23, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Nobody can dare touch any Indian Muslim, says Rajnath Singh on apprehensions about CAA-NRC-NPR

    Addressing a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Shatabdi Nagar here, the BJP leader said religious minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were living a "life of misery" and India has fulfilled its "moral duty" by enacting the CAA.

  • Congress joined govt as Muslims insisted on keeping BJP out: Ashok Chavan Jan 21, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    Congress joined govt as Muslims insisted on keeping BJP out: Ashok Chavan

    The remarks were purportedly made by the PWD Minister while addressing an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally in Nanded in Marathwada region of the state recently.

  • With CAA, NRC dominating 2019, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says constitutional rights of Muslims safe Dec 30, 2019 01:12 PM IST

    With CAA, NRC dominating 2019, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says constitutional rights of Muslims safe

    Naqvi's assurance to Muslims comes at a time when the focus is on them due to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Population Register (NPR) and the proposed National Register for Citizens (NRC) which the Opposition and several people have alleged are discriminatory against the community.

  • Stalin dubs CAA autocratic, says it 'tramples' rights of Muslims Dec 17, 2019 12:10 PM IST

    Stalin dubs CAA autocratic, says it 'tramples' rights of Muslims

    Stalin, the leader of opposition in the Assembly, addressing a protest here against the CAA asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled his electoral promises like doubling farmers income and two crore jobs per year adding he has not delivered on such assurances.

  • CAB attempt to reduce Muslims into second class citizens in India: Lawmaker Dec 12, 2019 08:36 AM IST

    CAB attempt to reduce Muslims into second class citizens in India: Lawmaker

    The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.

  • Legal Matters | Re-viewing the Ayodhya verdict Dec 03, 2019 01:13 PM IST

    Legal Matters | Re-viewing the Ayodhya verdict

    While considering the review petitions, the court must bear both pragmatism, prudence and constitutional foresight in mind.

  • Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse Nov 18, 2019 10:24 AM IST

    Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse

    The cases clubbed with the Sabarimala case for consideration by a larger bench of the Supreme Court are so distinctly different that it is unlikely that an authoritative pronouncement will come out of considering each of them in combination.

  • BJP committed to progress of Muslims: Nitin Gadkari Feb 04, 2019 08:20 AM IST

    BJP committed to progress of Muslims: Nitin Gadkari

    A discussion is required on the various issues being faced by the minority community, he said, adding there was a need to spread education among the community.

  • Opinion | The curious case of Rajasthan’s pro-Hindutva voter Dec 07, 2018 08:58 AM IST

    Opinion | The curious case of Rajasthan’s pro-Hindutva voter

    Both anecdotal evidence and survey data indicates that the Congress’ advantage in Rajasthan may not extend to the Lok Sabha elections due to the Modi factor.

  • Ayodhya title suit plaintiffs: Muslims feel insecure ahead of VHP, Sena functions in city Nov 14, 2018 10:10 AM IST

    Ayodhya title suit plaintiffs: Muslims feel insecure ahead of VHP, Sena functions in city

    Talking to PTI, three Muslim plaintiffs of the Ayodhya land dispute suit -- Iqbal Ansari, Haji Mahboob and Mohammad Umar -- claimed that their community members were fearing threat to their lives and demanded security for them.

  • US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China Sep 22, 2018 09:06 AM IST

    US denounces 'awful abuses' of Muslim Uighurs detained in China

    Beijing has rejected UN estimates that more than a million members of Muslim minorities are being held in internment camps in China's western Xinjiang region

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