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Arrested J&K trader politically well-connected

Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday in an alleged money laundering case, belongs to an influential bureaucratic family of the Valley. His cousin Ali Mohammad Watali, who was a deputy ... Deccan Herald, 1 day ago

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The Politics of Secularism

'Forming cults around Lalus, Nitishes, Mulayams, Mayawatis and Mamatas will do as much harm to the Republic as the bhakti of the Hindus for Modi will do,' says Mohammad Sajjad. Given the multichromatic civilisational character of India coupled with pluralistic tolerant ideologies for centuries continuing to inform even the national movement, post-Independence India chose certain ideals as a way forward. A distinctive variety of secularism and socialism came to be accepted as the life blood of ...
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What Nitish did is an act of extreme courage

Nitish should be portrayed as an upholder of political dharma, a leader who had the heart to not sack his senior partner's son even though he was tarnishing his clean image, argues Sudhir Bisht. Ever since Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister, only to resume duties in less than 24 hours, he has been labeled a 'pretender of morality who eventually shunned the pretence and showed his true colours'. Rediff.com published articles that were downright critical of Nitish Kumar's jumping off ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

In Bihar, Nitish Kumar is the biggest loser

Nitish Kumar knows he has lost his credibility with his opportunistic hopping.He is now a much weaker ally of the BJP than he was before and more dispensable.He can no longer harbour a national role for himself as he could have in a Congress-led front.Mohammad Sajjad's insights into the political drama in Patna. Nitish Kumar's resignation and his re-joining the National Democratic Alliance in the quickest possible time came as no surprise for those who have been watching Bihar politics, and ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Why are Bihar's Muslims frightened?

Cracks in the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar is frittering away the ground gained in social justice and contributing to increasing polarisation in the state, says Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: Demonstrations after a spate of murders in Bihar in 2015.The state seems to be slipping towards bad governance and losing its middle space to retrogressive forces.Intra-coalition squabbling could be the most plausible factor behind it.Photograph: PTI Photo As news started leaking that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

Losing Bihar's middle ground

Why are far right Hindu organisations growing in strength?Why is there a rising subscription in Neo-Wahabism, the Saudi Arabian version of contemporary Islam?Mohammad Sajjad takes a closer look at the factors driving communal polarisation in Bihar. Part I: Why are Bihar's Muslims frightened? IMAGE: A Hindu Yuva Vahini member inside the vigilante group's office in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.HYV offices have started appearing in some villages of Siwan and Gopalganj districts, north Bihar.Unemployed ...
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Pak summons India's deputy high commissioner for second day

Pakistan on Sunday summoned India's deputy high commissioner in Islamabad for the second consecutive day over alleged ceasefire violations along the LoC, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by the Indian troops.Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh was summoned again to 'condemn and lodge protest over more civilian casualties at the LoC due to unprovoked ceasefire violations by India', Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.       The Foreign ...
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How do we rescue the Republic?

"The prime minister has merely paid lip service condemning these crimes instead of launching a massive crackdown against such brutalities," argues Professor Mohammad Sajjad. Read
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Why people don't trust the Opposition

Why are the 'secular' parties silent about the lynchings on our streets?Are they so busy forging political alliances that they ignore the numerous distortions of Constitutional values?Mohammad Sajjad examines the state of India's Opposition parties three years after Narendra Modi and the BJP were elected to power. From the perspective of a deeply concerned citizen, it appears that Indian democracy is passing through its worst phase. This became much more evident with what happened on May 18 in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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