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By A Staff Analyst The Muslim representation in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly declined to mere seven in the recently-held election for the 15th legislative Assembly. The previous House had 12 members. The highest ever number of Muslim MLAs was 17, in the Assembly elected in 1978. It dipped to lowest ever, i.e., two, in the […]

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The media conveniently buried the EVM’s tampering in favour of the BJP, under the deafening silence. Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam A recent expose by Rajasthan Patrika that had the potential to create a storm in the media and society has been quietly allowed to die down and buried in deafening silence by the same corporate media that […]

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Lok Sabha MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi has proved himself to be the pastmaster in dividing Muslim votes, as he was suspected to have done in Maharashtra Assembly last year and Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections earlier this year. His role in dividing the Muslim votes in Uttar Pradesh in the recently-concluded Assembly election has been […]

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The factional warfare in the Samajwadi Party has ended the era of backseat driving by Mulayam Singh Yadav. By Akhilesh Tripathi Special to Islamic Voice The battle lines have become clear in Uttar Pradesh. The major contenders for power will be the Samajwadi-Congress alliance against the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), with Bahujan Samaj Party also […]

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By Akhilesh Tripathi Special to Islamic Voice   Mobilising votes in Uttar Pradesh is an uphill task for any party. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formidable odds stacked against him. But his major advantage is that the resentment against Union Government’s ‘Note Bandi’ (demonetization) is currently working against the BJP. Note-bandi has adversely affected the farmers, weavers, […]

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Uttar Pradesh has the largest chunk of Muslim population in India. The community should press parties to include plans for their betterment in their manifesto for the 2017 elections. By Syed Zafar Mahmood It is ten years since Sachar Committee presented its Report on the socio-economic and educational status of Muslims in India. It was […]

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