Tufail Ahmad
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Former BBC journalist Tufail Ahmad is the executive director of the Open Source Institute, New Delhi. He tweets @tufailelif

POLITICS

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Democracies like India face a threat of jihadism

Islam is not merely a religion, but it is also a system of government that is now engaged in a conflict with democracy.

POLITICS

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My blueprint for the Uniform Civil Code

This draft UCC is the first-ever attempt to bring specific issues before the public for a wider discussion.

POLITICS

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Muslims can't go on seeing Jews as enemies

All religious codes must be evaluated on the basis of modern-era democratic tenets to give us a new definition of who we are.

POLITICS

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Constitution, not Quran, must be criterion for Indian Muslim women's rights

Islam, like other religions, curtails women’s liberties and cannot be a benchmark for a policy recommendation.

POLITICS

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Erdogan is a dictator, coup was Turkey's hope for democracy

He wants to transform the country into a Sunni Iran in the next few decades.

POLITICS

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It's Urdu dailies not internet alone that's turning Muslims into terrorists

While social media can be misused, the time is now to recognise the real problem.

POLITICS

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ISIS video with Indian Muslims threatening to wage jihad is deeply unsettling

It's possible that this is part of an upcoming media campaign against India.