Owaisi-Abbas alliance: A boom for Muslim identity politics or doom for Bengal’s secular opposition to BJP?

By Biswajit Roy Kolkata: Muslim politics in Bengal has taken a potentially divisive turn as Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the AIMIM met Abbas Siddiqui, a vocal and young scion of the Pir clan that presides over the influential Furfura Sharif on order to spread the Hyderabad-based party’s wings in West Bengal before the assembly […]

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The Centre is misusing institutions to target political opponents and civil society leaders : Sonia Gandhi

By Sonia Gandhi The world’s largest democracy is at the crossroads. That the economy is in deep crisis is clear. But what is less appreciated is that all the pillars of a democratic system of governance are under assault.  The fundamental right to freedom of expression has been systematically suspended through suppression and intimidation. Dissent […]

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Padma Kuppa denounces concerns about Indian Muslim oppression

By Pieter Friedrich In November 2016, Padma Kuppa reported how she was “left flabbergasted” when, while organizing a seminar about persecution of Hindus in South Asia, “someone recommended that it is important to acknowledge that Muslims in India face similar oppression.” It was two years before Padma Kuppa was elected to the Michigan State House of Representatives. […]

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“Gujarat hub of Chinese investment”: Congress hits out at PM

New Delhi, July 6 : The Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging his home state Gujarat has become the ”epicentre” of Chinese investment in India. This remark comes amid the India-China border tensions that saw 20 Indian soldiers get martyred in the Ladakh region following which the Centre brought curbs on Chinese […]

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