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Shehzad Poonawalla

Shehzad Poonawalla

Congress leadershehzad.poonawalla@gmail.com
Formerly served with ministry of parliamentary affairs, Govt of India. He is a lawyer, civil rights activist and a Congress party supporter. Views are personal.

By Shehzad Poonawalla

How PM Modi and RSS can show they truly condemn mob lynching

The government should walk the talk against vigilantism by enacting an anti-lynching law - Masuka.

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Why Tejashwi Yadav is the real winner despite losing the trust vote in Bihar

Nitish Kumar has 'propelled' the young RJD politician into a CM candidate for 2020 and has raised his stature to that of a heavyweight opposition leader.

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Indian Muslims will lose faith in democracy if Sadhvi Pragya walks free

The verdict will decide if we want to remain Gandhi's India or descend into becoming Godse's variant of Pakistan.

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Shah Rukh Khan as Raees does more for nationalism than Aamir in Dangal

In one film, he delivers a bodyblow to those who brand every relationship between a Muslim and Hindu as 'love jihad'.

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How the BJP and Khattar government stole my Eid

Isn't biryani policing aimed at one community? It has forced poor Muslim vendors to shut shop and lose their livelihood just before the festival.

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Why is Haryana getting away with biryani policing?

A communal trend is rising in the country and it shows the emboldenment of the Right-wing forces that are undermining rule of law.

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Data proves RSS fearmongering on Muslim population is a big fat lie

Even if both the communities grew at 2011 rates, it would take 270-odd years for the number of Muslims to be equal to that of Hindus.

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Robert Vadra has become a punching bag for BJP

Is it a procedure under Modi government to leak sarkari documents to the media to tarnish reputations?

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Two years of Modi sarkar have been a failure: Do saal, bura haal

Where are the elusive 'acche din'?

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Media dividing India for TRPs

Ram Mandir is built, Babri Masjid is built, people are declared anti-national and fascists - all in one hour.

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Surgical plan for India to take out those behind Pathankot attack

It is time PM Modi re-orients our strategy to 'talks while we end terror'.

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Pathankot terror attack proves Modi must end birthday diplomacy

Let experts take the India-Pakistan dialogue further in a credible, constructive manner.

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India desperately needs a Muslim, Dalit or tribal PM

It is quite evident that minorities and lower castes are being denied the right to hold this office in the country.

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Why Indian Muslims can no longer be ignored

It's through integrity and commitment that a participatory political dialogue can be negotiated with the minority.

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Why we need more Muslims in civil services

This only signals that there is tremendous talent within the community.

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How modernisation of madrasas will transform Muslims

This will help the community secure better employment options and tackle discrimination.

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Why India needs a Waqf wapsi campaign

There is a strong case for state governments to empower such boards with greater budgets and a good cadre of officers to professionalise them.

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Why one year of Modi as PM means more for Rahul Gandhi

Much like the slow moving tortoise, the Congress can still outrun the BJP.

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We need justice not only for Sunanda Pushkar but Shashi Tharoor too

TRP-driven TV newschannels tend to ignore that the Congress MP continues to be an innocent man who has lost the love of his life.

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Five white lies of Modi's black money promise

The latest 'Money Bill' is yet another attempt of the BJP government to grab headlines and offers nothing substantial.

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Why Rahul Gandhi needs to join Facebook and Twitter. But unlike Modi, manage it on his own

The Congress vice president must now engage with netizens directly to regain the clout his party lost to the BJP in 2014.

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Yes, Rahul Gandhi is back. Now you get back to work

Shouldn't we focus on more important issues like the Land Acquisition Bill and black money?

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#WorldHealthDay: Five ways government can make India healthy

What we need is a comprehensive 'Sehat Abhiyan' along the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

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Gujarat anti-terror Bill: Why you should be scared

It gives the police far reaching powers to make arbitrary arrests, present confessions in custody as evidence and to intercept phone calls.

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Robert Vadra: Seven reasons why #VadraNailed is fail

The CAG doesn't even mention Robert Vadra. It merely laments that the regulations weren't strict enough.

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Modi stop tweeting, act against Hindu extremists please

Is he the prime minister of 1.2 billion Indians or is he a pracharak of the kind of politics espoused by his ideological cousins?

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Dimapur lynching: Five reasons this was a hate crime

The outrage was centred around the rape accused's identity and not his alleged crime.

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