A placid town in Uttar Pradesh famed throughout the Islamic world for its 150-year-old Darul Uloom has woken up to a surprise sight. Its streets, ornamented with temples and mosques, have been overnight bedecked with large billboards calling the town Dev ... India Today, 6 days ago
BJP MLA Brijesh Singh's posters thanking voters for the recent astounding victory have created a stir in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh after they named Deoband as Deovrind. While Deoband is known for its historical significance and Darul Uloom Deoband a centre of Islamic learning from Mughal era, Brijesh Singh had demanded that the city to be renamed as Deovrind after BJP came into power. "I have no such intention that can connect it to any Islamic institution; all I want ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
'Educated Muslim women overwhelmingly voted for me because of Modiji's stand on triple talaq.' IMAGE: Muslim women at a polling booth in Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: PTI Photo Newly minted Deoband MLA Brijesh Singh speaks with Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore about his victory from a seat dominated by 50 per cent Muslim voters, and which is the home to the Darul Uloom, the Islamic seminary founded in 1866 and where the Deobandi movement began. Brijesh Singh, left, below, who won the Deoband ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The support extended by different Muslim organisations and clerics to the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party on the eve of assembly polls did not pay off for the party, which could pocket only 19 seats, one of its worst ever performance. The BSP, which had ...Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
The BJP today urged the EC to deploy women force at polling booths in the last two phases of the UP Assembly polls to check identity of burqa-clad female voters and prevent bogus voting, leaving some Muslim bodies fuming. In a letter to the Chief Election ...Deccan Herald, 3 weeks ago
One of the first executive orders issued by a determined President Donald Trump put a blanket ban for three months on the US entry of citizens of seven Muslim countries associated with Islamic radicals. The move has created a furore, which unsurprisingly, is ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
Inflammatory remarks by contestants threatened to vitiate the atmosphere in communally sensitive western Uttar Pradesh as the polling date nears. BJP legislator Suresh Rana, who was an accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riot and a candidate from ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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