Communal Politics News
"Anyone who thinks Owaisi is going to bring in positive change for Muslims, is living in a fool’s paradise," writers the editor of India's oldest Muslim news website
LS poll results prove BJP original mascot of political Hindutva; Rahul's wishy-washy attempts won't work
Congress' complete whitewash in Rajasthan and Gujarat — besides Madhya Pradesh where the party has been reduced to a single seat — undercuts the carefully crafted narrative of the electorate's acceptance of Rahul as a Hindu leader and raises doubts over the sagacity of the party apparatchiks to take on Modi-Shah in their own turf
Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region
Two Muslim community sources in Kattankudy told Reuters his hardline views were partly shaped by ultra-conservative Salafi-Wahhabi texts that he picked up at the Centre for Islamic Guidance’s library around 2 to 3 years ago.
BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers
After using the Sabarimala temple issue for a Hindu consolidation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have grabbed the topic of Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday to make inroads into the Christian community in the southern state of Kerala
Final NRC draft released today: Citizenship test in Assam rattles Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre; 'govt is trying to finish us off'
National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has put the Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre on edge.
Though the opposition is united against BJP, the electorate seems divided. Just because it was defeated in Kairana bypolls, there is no reason for BJP to feel downcast.
Facing backlash, Karnataka government modifies circular directing withdrawal of cases against minority community
Amid growing criticism, the Karnataka government has decided to amend its earlier circular and replace the words "innocent minorities" with "all innocent".
25 years since Babri Masjid demolition: Religion cannot be the agenda of a govt, says Mamata Banerjee
Targeting the BJP on the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing and religion cannot be an election issue or the agenda of a government.
After 2000, polarisation along religious lines became more pronounced in Mangaluru and coastal Karnataka. The battle lines based on religion were drawn.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's remark against non-Marathi Hindus shows that the catchment area for politics of hatred is shrinking in size, demanding an even more narrow and parochial approach to remain relevant
The CPI on Monday welcomed Supreme Court holding that appeal for vote on ground of religion amounts to "corrupt practice", but said the issue of caste and language needs to be addressed "carefully".
Bihar defied the high-octane campaigning by Amit Shah-Narendra Modi combine on Sunday and voted the incumbent Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance into power.
Bihar's political history suggests that unlike other north Indian states, a straight-down-the-middle communal polarisation has never succeeded in smudging the horizontal divisions on caste lines.
CPI(M) on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of working on an "agenda and time table" set by the RSS and said that fight has to be taken against the NDA government and the Hindutva outfit which follows "pernicious ideology" and engages in "communal politics".
Come an election in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh and media analysts begin to tirelessly and tritely measure the degree of consolidation of Muslim voters behind one or the other party.
The elections to the Bihar assembly this year and Uttar Pradesh 18 months later will have major implications for Muslim communal politics in post-independence India.
Shiv Sena on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plain-talk on zero tolerance against religious discrimination was not aimed at "pro Hindutva" forces and suggested that he might have on his mind those "bigots" who convert Hindus to their respective faiths by "deception".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he does not believe in politics which seeks to divide people on communal lines and will never speak communal language as he met a delegation of Muslim leaders.
After refusing to share BJP's euphoria on the first year of the NDA Government, ally Shiv Sena on Monday lavished praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying "hundred Rahul Gandhis cannot match Modi."
Heated exchanges were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday between Opposition and Treasury benches over the "rising number" of communal incidents, as Congress and TMC members accused the BJP of creating an atmosphere of "religious intolerance" despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to minorities.