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Bihar election results 2020, Secular politics, Muslims in India, Asaduddinowaisi

Why the rise of Owaisi among Indian Muslims isn't difficult to understand

Owaisi's rise is simply an answer to the "secular" parties who have traditionally seen Muslims as a given vote bank.


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Muslim victimhood, Tablighi jamaat, Muslims in India, Islamophobia

Are Indian Muslims victims of their "victim mindset"?

It is axiomatic that the idea of victimhood demands a victimiser. This means that it is not possible for an entire community to feign victimhood without identifying its victimisers.


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Muslims in India, African american, Minorities, Covid19

Is the coronavirus hitting hard at minorities?

Health experts and academics are researching on the factors that could be driving the association between Covid-19 and ethnicity.


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Muslims in India, Shaheen bagh, Caa-nrc, Intolerance

Why the space for dialogue in India is shrinking fast

In public discourse the middle ground is shrinking very fast, in part because no one has any use for it.


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Refugee, Muslims in India, NRC, Citizenshipamendmentbill

How Citizenship Amendment Bill has brought India to its Nürnberger moment

Unreasonable exclusion of a certain group of people goes against the very foundation that this nation was imagined and built upon - pluralism.


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Narendra Modi, Article 370, Muslims in India, Amit Shah

Article 370 is just the start: Is One Nation One Poll likely next step under India's two supreme leaders?

Let’s not pretend: people in Kashmir have been shut down, rendered voiceless only because they are Muslims and unlikely to ever be voters of the BJP. But what is next on the cards?


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Minorities, Muslims in India, Sadhvi pragya, Khan market gang

Can Modi government fix the false secular narrative?

We may have skewed the true meaning of secularism over the years, twisting it to appease rather than empowering minorities. PM Modi may finally lead India to true secularism.


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Keema samosa, Fasting, Roza, Muslims in India

Iftar and the iconic Qeema Samosa: Celebrating Ramzan in Rampur with the delicacy is one of my fondest childhood memories

There is no other feeling in the world that can match up to the pleasure of breaking your roza with a bite of meaty, sumptuous and delectable Qeema Samosa.


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Bollywood, Muslims in India, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh

Soorma. Taveez. Pathan suit: Why Muslim men in Hindi cinema need a totally new wardrobe

Every Muslim man, ever written into a Hindi movie, has inescapable markers of his religion. Karan Johar's 'Kalank' plays up this stereotype hugely too. Is this depiction drawn from laziness? Lack of awareness? Or something else?


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India-Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Partition, Muslims in India

From 1947 to 2019: The journey of a Muslim who is an Indian first

They wear their Indian identity on their sleeve. Their heroes are Sachin, Dhoni and, of course, Salman Bhai. But 2014 and its following politics have placed Indian Muslims at a crossroads yet again.