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Arif Mohammed Khan

Kerala Govt Does Not Wish To Take Over Guv's Position As Chancellor Of Varsities: CM

Dec 13, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The CM, while speaking at a press conference held at Kannur, said he was clarifying the government position in view of the things said by the Governor in public.

Racist Ideology And Remnants Of Caste System Enough To Embarass Us: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Sep 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan was likely to be responding to the "Narcotic Jihad" remark by a Catholic Bishop.


People Against Diverse Views At A Loss’: Kerala Governor On Protests Against Kannur University

The university has been witnessing protests by students' unions since Thursday against its decision to include portions of books of RSS leader M S Golwalkar and Hindu Maha Sabha leader V D Savarkar in post-graduate course.

Kerala Governor Observes A Day-Long Fast To Create Awareness Against Dowry

Jul 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan began his fast at 8 am today and he will continue till 6 pm, Raj Bhavan sources said.


'I Disagree But...': Guv Arif Mohammad Khan's CAA Caveat In Kerala Assembly

The governor has been at loggerheads with the government over the anti CAA resolution passed by the assembly and the petition moved in the Supreme court against the law.

29 January, 2020

Kerala Assembly: Congress-Led UDF MLAs Block Guv Arif Mohammad Khan With 'Go Back' Placards

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Though the CM and the Speaker repeatedly tried to appease the agitating opposition members, they didn't budge and continued to raise slogans against Khan and his stand in support of CAA.


19 January, 2020

'Won't Sit As Mute Spectator': Kerala Guv Arif Mohammad Khan On CAA Row With Vijayan Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

Governor Arif Mohammad Khan's office, on Sunday, sought a report from the government over the decision to move the top court against a law passed by the Parliament without keeping him informed.


19 January, 2020

Guv Arif Mohammed Khan Seeks Report From Kerala Govt For Moving SC Against CAA

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Attacking CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan had earlier said the public affairs and the business of the government cannot be run in accordance with the 'whims of an individual or a political party'.


16 January, 2020

'They Should Have Informed Me': Kerala Governor On Govt's Petition Against CAA

Outlook Web Bureau

'I feel, without informing the constitutional head of the state, what they have done is improper,' said Kerala Governor.


02 January, 2020

'No Constitutional Validity': Kerala Governor On State Assembly's Resolution Against CAA

Outlook Web Bureau

'Citizenship Act is purely a Central subject,' Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said.


10 June, 2009

Not A Monolithic Community

Arif Mohammed Khan

The Cairo speech has been described as a promise of the dawn of a new age, but one aspect of the speech is particularly disturbing. Muslims the world over are projected as one single monolithic identity. It appears that President Obama has unwitting


16 October, 2008

Words Of Wisdom

Arif Mohammed Khan

When LK Advani says that terrorists have no religion and no religion or community should be blamed for their barbaric acts, it carries a significant political meaning. When terrorists use Quranic verses in their emails threatening violence, their ass


01 October, 2008

Look Who's Hijacked Jamia

Arif Mohammed Khan

The police can fight terrorists, not terrorism. Terrorism can be contained only by a strong political will that identifies and isolates individuals and organisations promoting a violent mindset and does not favour them with political patronage.


24 September, 2008

In The Name Of Islam

Arif Mohammed Khan

Sir Syed held that rulers like Mahmoud Ghaznavi and Aurangzeb who oppressed people, did so in breach of Islam; their accountability is personal and individual and their evil deed must not be attributed to Islam.


26 August, 2008

Home Away From Home

Arif Mohammed Khan

India, with its age-old tradition of religious pluralism and social diversity, became the destination of all those who fled from religious and political persecution. Today while there are very few families in the Arabian Peninsula claiming descent f


06 August, 2008

Reclaiming The Paradise Lost

Arif Mohammed Khan

The issue at stake is not some facilities for the pilgrims or lack thereof. The crucial question is whether governments will take their decisions on merit or vacillate whenever faced with communal threats.


18 July, 2008

The Liberal Muslim Women Of Yore

Arif Mohammed Khan

Contrary to popular perception, early Muslim society produced women who came to symbolise an explosive mix of beauty, critical intelligence and caustic wit.


10 July, 2008

Muslims And Music

Arif Mohammed Khan

Is Muslim morality inimical to the promotion of music and other fine arts? The story of the early Arab Muslim society shows that the Caliphs and the commoner were not only fond of poetry and music but actively patronised them.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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