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POLITICS

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Jamaat-e-Islami, Militancy in kashmir, Hizb-ul mujahideen

New terror in Kashmir: Kashmiri militants now prefer pan-Islamist groups over Pakistani outfits

Many young Kashmiris want an Islamic caliphate and sharia law. They prefer jihadi groups like Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. And they increasingly reject Pakistani terror outfits.

POLITICS

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Islamic circle of north america, Kashmir conflict, Hizbul-mujahideen, Jamaat-e-Islami

Next in their sights: Why India should be extremely wary of American Islamism

Anti-Indian and pro-Kashmiri separatist activism in the US has previously been linked to Pakistani intelligence agencies. But analysts may now be overlooking the role of American Islamist movements.

POLITICS

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People's democratic party, Mehbooba Mufti, Narendra Modi, Jamaat-e-Islami

Is BJP using a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami to prove its toughness in Kashmir?

Many in Kashmir want to know why an organisation which runs schools and benefits the vulnerable is being closed down. Won't it adversely impact Kashmiri society? Does anyone outside care?

POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Kashmir, India-Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami

Why I think banning Kashmir's Jamaat-e-Islami is barking up the wrong tree

The group, which has a history of both social work and democratic participation, is being punished for the wrong policies of separatists. This will only alienate Kashmiris further.

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Masood Azhar, Pulwama, Jamaat-e-Islami

Why Centre banning J&K’s Jamaat-e-Islami under UAPA is highly significant

The very day the ban was imposed, the Pakistan-based terror wing of Jamaat started issuing threats.

POLITICS

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Niloy Neel, Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh

Niloy Neel's murderers must know ideas don't die

There are bound to be questions about the answers that most religions provide with absolute certainty.

POLITICS

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Avijit Roy, Shahbag Protests, Religious Intolerance, Jamaat-e-Islami

Niloy, Avijit, Ananta. Is Bangladesh becoming Pakistan?

Islamists have been hacking secular bloggers to death. As they succeed in delivering on their threat, the state fails to protect the voice of reason.