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While Pakistan may be able to reign in the Jaish and United Jihad Council, the emergence of jihadists espousing a pan-Islamism may be a hindrance in the future.
While Pakistan may be able to reign in the Jaish and United Jihad Council that are expressly pro-Pakistan, the emergence of jihadists espousing a pan-Islamism such as the supposedly Al-Qaeda affiliated Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, led by the reclusive Hizb rebel Zakir Musa, may be a hindrance in the future.
The politics of polarisation is, ostensibly, a win-win strategy: Muslims are not the BJP’s traditional voters; demonising them to stoke the fears of the majority Hindu community could help consolidate a large vote bank, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
From large-scale Hindu-Muslim riots and pogroms that were the hallmark of earlier phases of Hindutva politics, the violence has now tapered down into small-scale and localised incidents of attacks on individuals.
Dutta does not spare anyone, and I mean anyone. He mocks literally everybody, so much so that he ends up mocking Tagore too. And that is simply brilliant, because it shows that he is not biased, and that his mockery is applicable equally across the spectrum of political beliefs.
Since 2005, Rafael Nadal has dominated clay in a way that no other tennis player has ever dominated anything, and it’s hard to imagine 2019 being any different.
Yogi Adityanath has done well as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and it is a matter of shame if the BJP cannot capitalise on that
BJP Uttar Pradesh Social Media Head Ankit Chandel said the main objective of the 'Fark Saaf Hai (difference is clear)' is to highlight the way the BJP government in the state "has worked tirelessly" and the difference it has made to the lives of people
Earlier, there had been reports that Pakistan had blocked India's efforts to provide wheat to the Afghan people, amid the chill in relations between New Delhi and Islamabad over the Kashmir issue