The only role at this juncture for Indian Muslims in India’s electoral politics is to enable Hindu consolidation. This may not occur to the Muslim voter but this is the consequence of his politics.Read More Portrait of a Muslim home in shadow of rising BJP colossus
The two successes of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen of Hyderabad in recent elections in Maharashtra may not affect government formation in Mumbai but reverberations will be felt in the nation’s politics for a long time.Read More Do the Owaisi brothers have a pan India potential?
The government of Akhilesh Yadav in UP has asked the battered Muslims of Muzaffarnagar to sign an affidavit: “Myself and members of my family who have left our village and our homes due to violent incidents in our village, will not now return to our original village and home under any circumstance.”
In this affidavit, the SP government is demanding the Muslim refugees of Muzaffarnagar to forego their right to return, rather like the Palestinians. Many refugees worldwide do not return for a variety of reasons. But here the state is complicit in perpetuating the exile.Read More Like Palestinians, Muslims of Muzaffarnagar forego their right to return, on oath