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Owaisi lashes out at Amit Shah for controversial Gujarat 2002 remark, calls him ‘drunk on power’
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Owaisi lashes out at Amit Shah for controversial Gujarat 2002 remark, calls him ‘drunk on power’

Owaisi also referred to the Gulbarg Society massacre, and the burning down of the Best Bakery in the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat that claimed over a thousand lives and sought to know if that was how the home minister and his party had heralded in peace in the state

WATCH: Black flags, 'go back Asaduddin Owaisi' chants welcome AIMIM chief in Surat ahead of Gujarat polls
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WATCH: Black flags, 'go back Asaduddin Owaisi' chants welcome AIMIM chief in Surat ahead of Gujarat polls

Assembly polls in Gujarat are scheduled to be held in two phases on 1 and 5 December. Elections to the 182-member state assembly are being deemed a three-cornered contest among the ruling BJP, the Congress and the AAP

BJP raising issue of Uniform Civil Code to get votes in Gujarat elections, says Owaisi
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BJP raising issue of Uniform Civil Code to get votes in Gujarat elections, says Owaisi

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed the BJP is raising the issue of Uniform Civil Code to get votes in the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly elections and to push its Hindutva agenda.

Gujarat polls: AIMIM announces names of two candidate for seats in Ahmedabad, Surat
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Gujarat polls: AIMIM announces names of two candidate for seats in Ahmedabad, Surat

The party has fielded its state chief Sabir Kabliwala, a former Congress MLA, from Jamalpur-Khadia in Ahmedabad, its Dalit face Kaushika Parmar from Danilimda (SC) seat and Wasim Qureshi from Surat-East

AIMIM UP President Shaukat Ali booked for disturbing communal harmony
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AIMIM UP President Shaukat Ali booked for disturbing communal harmony

Ali has been booked under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language, etc) and 295A (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code

Off-centre | The PFI ban and the anti-India campaign abroad
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Off-centre | The PFI ban and the anti-India campaign abroad

When it comes to radical Islamists and constitutional communalists, a vigilant state strictly enforcing the law of the land, not appeasement and apologetics, are the way

SC seeks UP’s response to plea challenging bail given to 2 accused of attacking Owaisi
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SC seeks UP’s response to plea challenging bail given to 2 accused of attacking Owaisi

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief's car had come under attack in Hapur while he was returning to Delhi after attending election-related events in western Uttar Pradesh on February 3, a week before assembly polls began in the state

17 September is ‘Liberation’ or ‘Integration’ Day?: The BJP and TRS brawl over Hyderabad explained
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17 September is ‘Liberation’ or ‘Integration’ Day?: The BJP and TRS brawl over Hyderabad explained

On 17 September 1948, the then-princely state of Hyderabad merged with the Indian Union. While the BJP-led Central government is planning to observe 17 September as ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’, the KCR-led TRS government in the state will celebrate the day as 'Telangana National Integration Day’

Explained: The controversy surrounding the survey of madrasas in UP
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Explained: The controversy surrounding the survey of madrasas in UP

A survey was conducted at Lucknow’s famous seminary Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama today. The survey of madrasas across UP is being held to collect information on several facets including their source of funding. However, BSP and AIMIM have rebuked the UP govt over the move

Off-centre | ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ and the persistence of the two-nation theory
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Off-centre | ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ and the persistence of the two-nation theory

Communalism is a double-edged sword. If allowed to go unchecked, it threatens to create two nations within the country, resulting in what is tantamount to a second partition

Why Owaisi is wrong that Muslim freedom fighters have been written out of history
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Why Owaisi is wrong that Muslim freedom fighters have been written out of history

On present form, Owaisi looks destined to remain a street-corner rabble-rouser more interested in exploiting the communal divide for electoral gains than in addressing the Muslim community’s real concerns

Off-centre | ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ in Hyderabad: What is the way forward?
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Off-centre | ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ in Hyderabad: What is the way forward?

The bigger question is whether a society and nation which supposedly lives by the dictum Satyameva jayate — truth alone triumphs — prefers to face one simple truth or countenance a thousand lies?

'Muslims using most contraceptives', says Asaduddin Owaisi day after Yogi Adityanath's 'population imbalance' remark
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'Muslims using most contraceptives', says Asaduddin Owaisi day after Yogi Adityanath's 'population imbalance' remark

AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that the desired fertility rate in Uttar Pradesh would be achieved by 2026-2030 without any law

Dynastic politics is wrong when it becomes a hereditary monarchy
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Dynastic politics is wrong when it becomes a hereditary monarchy

A bad unelected head of a political party takes it down, just as an incompetent hereditary king cannot save his crown

RJD becomes largest party in Bihar: The implications for the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance and state politics, explained
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RJD becomes largest party in Bihar: The implications for the ruling JD(U)-BJP alliance and state politics, explained

Four AIMIM MLAs switched over to the RJD, making them the single-largest party in Bihar. This move gives RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav a psychological edge in Bihar politics and puts the ruling alliance on edge

AIMIM chief Owaisi says Udaipur tailor's murder gruesome, demands strictest action
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AIMIM chief Owaisi says Udaipur tailor's murder gruesome, demands strictest action

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi also demanded the arrest of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her remarks against Prophet Muhammad

Presidential election: Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM to back Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha
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Presidential election: Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM to back Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha

Owaisi's announcement comes on the same day the Telangana Rashtra Samithi extended its support to the joint Opposition nominee

Nupur Sharma's apology not enough, take action, arrest her as per law: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi
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Nupur Sharma's apology not enough, take action, arrest her as per law: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi accused the BJP of not taking timely action against now-suspended Nupur Sharma after her comments on Prophet Muhammad during a TV debate triggered a huge controversy

Delhi: 30, including women, arrested after protest outside police station over FIR against AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi
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Delhi: 30, including women, arrested after protest outside police station over FIR against AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Amrutha Guguloth said that the protesters have been arrested under various sections of the Indian Penal Code

Rajya Sabha polls: 'To defeat BJP', AIMIM MLAs to vote for Congress candidate in Maharashtra
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Rajya Sabha polls: 'To defeat BJP', AIMIM MLAs to vote for Congress candidate in Maharashtra

In the ongoing Rajya Sabha elections, there are seven candidates contesting for six seats from Maharashtra. The polling process will continue till 4 pm on Friday