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BJP and Muslims

'Bulli Bai' App Row: BSP MP Accuses Modi Govt Of Being 'apathetic' Towards Muslim Women

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

After widespread outrage and demands for action against those behind the app, IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had said on Sunday that the government is working with police in Delhi and Mumbai, where cases have been registered in the matter.

Owaisi's Remarks Trigger Controversy; BJP Compares Him To Jinnah

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In the video clip shared by him, Owaisi is heard saying that Yogi Adityanath will not always be the chief minister and Narendra Modi the prime minister.

Togadia Demands For Drawing Up Of Law On Construction Of Temples In Varanasi And Mathura

The supposed temple site in Mathura, which is a subject of multiple lawsuits, is located inside an Aurangzeb-era mosque and shares its premises with a prominent temple.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat To Meet Muslim Intellectuals In Mumbai

Sep 06, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Hindu nationalist organization is reaching out to the Muslims with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat scheduled to meet intellectuals of the community in Mumbai later today.

Taliban Tremors Reach Poll-Bound Uttar Pradesh

Within days of the Taliban taking Kabul, the Yogi-led BJP government announced setting-up of an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Deoband, a town known for its Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband

01 August, 2021

Amit Shah Lauds Yogi Govt, Says Uttar Pradesh On Top In Terms Of Law And Order

Outlook Web Bureau

Amit Shah said that Yogi Adityanath and his team have taken UP to the top spot in terms of law and order

05 July, 2021

All Indians Have Same DNA: RSS Chief Tells Muslims Not To Get Trapped In Fear Cycle

Outlook Web Desk

Speaking at an event organised by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch in Uttar Pradesh, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the DNA of all Indians was the same.

21 March, 2021

What Kind Of Ram Rajya Is This?: Sanjay Raut Over Attack On Muslim Boy In UP

Outlook Web Bureau

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the incident showed that some people belittle India's image by indulging in communal polarisation.

28 November, 2020

51.6 Per Cent Turnout In First Kashmir District Council Polls Since State Rejig

Naseer Ganai

In some areas in the valley, youngsters said they have come out to vote to keep the BJP out of the power

03 November, 2020

BJP Candidate Alleges 'Fake Voting' In UP Bypoll


Voting should be done only after removing face veil of the burqa so that the identity could be matched with the voter cards, suggests BJP candidate

08 April, 2020

Double Whammy For Indian Muslims: A Failed Secular State And Lack Of Progressive Leadership

Zakia Soman

Muslims are openly being demonised as the religious and cultural other who must be hated, maligned and thrown out


16 March, 2020

Scindias And Muslims Share Rich Past. Will It Change With Jyotiraditya Joining BJP?

Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

It will be interesting is to examine the historical relationship between between Scindias and Muslims and how it will shape Jyotiraditya’s position on the BJP’s Hindutva ideology, writes Shaikh Mujibur Rehman.

17 December, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Minority Status For Hindus In 8 States

Outlook Web Bureau

The petition filed by BJP's Ashwini Upadhyaya challenged the Centre's 26-year-old notification according to minority status to Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Parsis.

11 November, 2019

Maharashtra Deadlock: Uddhav Concludes Meeting With Pawar, Ball Now In Congress' Court


Sources said since the Congress MLAs are not keen on fresh elections and want to keep the BJP out of power, they favour extending outside support to the Sena.

10 November, 2019

PM Modi, President Kovind Extend Greetings To Nation On Prophet Muhammad's Birthday

Outlook Web Bureau

Milad-un-Nabi is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. On this day, Muslims all across the world celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

13 September, 2019

Those Who Thought They Are Above Law Are Now In Jail: PM Modi In Veiled Reference To Chidambaram


The prime minister Modi was speaking in Ranchi in poll-bound Jharkhand after launching a slew of measures including ambitious pension schemes for farmers, shopkeepers and self-employed persons

31 August, 2019

OPINION | With Lakhs Left Stateless, NRC Will Continue To Haunt Us

Apurba K Baruah

By putting the burden of proof on the citizens to prove themselves as 'genuine indians' the Supreme Court converted lakhs of Indian citizens to suspects.


26 August, 2019

Congress To Give Free Legal Aid To Genuine Indian Citizens Excluded From NRC: RS MP Ripun Bora


Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora appealed to the people of Assam to maintain peace and calm as the Congress will ensure that no genuine citizens of the country were left out of the NRC.

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz