As Mushawarat celebrated ‘golden jubilee’ concerns over riots, exclusion remain

Communal violence, exclusion and assaults on religious freedom were listed as major issues before Indian Muslims during the Golden Jubilee function of the All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat (AIMMM). Held on a bright Monday, August 31, in New Delhi’s India Islamic Cultural Centre, the function was attended by hundreds of Muslim intellectuals, heads of community …

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Scramble for Muslim Votes as Owaisi Jumps into Bihar Polls

Contrary to Owaisi’s latest move, some political observers had held the view that given the weak organisational structure of the MIM in Bihar and late entry in the state, Owaisi was unlikely to jump into assembly election. For example, senior journalist and political commentator, Khurshid Hashmi said that if Owaisi had been serious about Bihar election, he would have launched his campaign much earlier as he did in UP.

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Homosexuality and Islam – Indian Muslims’ Responses

The judgment has evoked mixed response. The political elites and parties along with religious leaders have responded in more than one way and some have supported the Supreme Court judgement while others are against it.  But a strong protest against the verdict has been lodged by progressive, left circles backed up by English language media.

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