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Religious violence and lies about development behind Modi's "great victory" PDF Print E-mail
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21 May 2014

RAM PUNIYANI

New Delhi (AsiaNews) - Looking at Narendra Modi's claims about economic development, it becomes apparent that his party's election platform is a myth hiding the most violent form of Hindu nationalism, something that India's prime minister-elect knows very well, this according to Ram Puniyani, a social activist at the All India Secular Forum and the Centre for Study and Secularism. Puniyani deconstructs Modi's victory and that of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), by examining the main points of the campaign waged by Hindu nationalists.

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Reopen the Pathribal case PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

28 January 2014

The Indian Army has not covered itself with glory by closing the cases against the officers involved in the infamous Pathribal fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in which five civilians were killed. Taking over the investigation of the case after an uproar over the 2000 incident, the Central Bureau of Investigation concluded that a Brigadier, a Lieutenant Colonel, two Majors, and a Subedar of 7 Rashtriya Rifles had staged the encounter, picking up civilians from the Anantnag area and killing them in cold blood.

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Minority groups question secular credentials PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

8 Jan 2012
Mumbai : A day after Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal met Muslim community leaders here seeking their support and trying to dispel the impression of the movement’s “RSS links”, Muslim and Catholic groups questioned their secular credentials and tactics.

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US officials pushed us for English in madrasas, says Godhra cleric PDF Print E-mail
ThisIndia

8 Jan 2012

Ahmedabad : The US embassy in New Delhi invited around 30 Muslim clerics, mainly from northern and western Indian states, in the first week of this month and discussed with them the state of madrasa education in the country.

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Telangana and The Muslim question PDF Print E-mail
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The Times of India
18 nov 2011

HYDERABAD: Nowhere have the Muslims felt more at home in India than in Hyderabad. This is not just because of sheer numbers - 40 per cent of the city's population is Muslim (around 27 per cent in Greater Hyderabad) - but also because a culture that is a synthesis of local and traditions derived from Islam dominates the region. But in the aftermath of the integration of Hyderabad into India it was not like this. The years that followed 1948 were years of confused identity for the Hyderabadi Muslim. Many migrated to Pakistan, other affluent sections to UK, USA and even Canada. A large number of those who stayed back withdrew into their own shell, losing confidence in the process, regressing economically and perceiving themselves as second class citizens. Over time they realized that the traditions of secular India were strong and so was the case in Andhra Pradesh.

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