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Haji Yakub Qureshi

The Tainted Dons

May 11, 2007

From the notorious UP Minister who had offered a bounty on the head of the Danish cartoonist to DP Yadav, Raja Bhaiya, Mukhtar Ansari, Amarmani Tripathi, Harishankar Tiwari, there were a whole lot of those with criminal charges filed against them in

'A Reaction To Every Action'

Mar 01, 2006 Nagendar Sharma

The newly appointed minorities affairs minister, when asked about UP minister Haji Yaqoob Qureshi, maintains that 'first of all, action should be taken against those who initiated the cartoons and then let us talk about the reactions'. He also says,

Off With His Head!

And now it is competitive politics in UP - with a hitherto unheard of UP minister publicly offering an award of 51 crores and gold equivalent of the weight of any one "who chops the head of the cartoonist..."

The Cartoon Controversy

Feb 15, 2006 Sandeep Singh

Updates 22 Feb: Competitive madness spreads as self-styled Hindu Personal Law Board and Madhya Pradesh Congress Minority Cell functionary offer cash rewards for M.F. Hussain's head and hands.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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