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Prisoner of the binary

By calling cultural nationalism illiberal, Hamid Ansari panders to western notion of nationhood.

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Go where you feel secure, RSS’s Indresh Kumar tells Hamid Ansari

At a press conference that Indresh Kumar addressed after a Raksha Bandhan programme organised by the Rashtriya Muslim Manch of which he is “margdarshak”, the RSS leader was asked about Ansari’s recent observation that Muslims in the country were not feeling secure.

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Shiv Sena slams Hamid Ansari for ‘insecurity among Muslims’ remark

“A large part of the community is not ready to sing ‘Vande Mataram’. This is an insult to the motherland,” Shiv Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

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BJP slams Hamid Ansari, PM Modi says now you are free to follow your core belief

The Prime Minister’s remarks in Rajya Sabha come four days after Ansari, speaking at the annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, expressed concern over “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”.

Hamid Ansari looking for political shelter: BJP’s Vijayvargiya on Muslim remark

Ansari, whose second five-year term as the vice president ends today, on Wednesday has said in an interview to Karan Thapar on Rajya Sabha TV said that there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among Muslims in the country, stating that the “ambience of acceptance” is now under threat.

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Minority issues being used for political purposes, says Venkaiah Naidu after Hamid Ansari talks about Muslims ‘uneasiness’

Venkaiah Naidu’s comments came after outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari said the Muslims of the country were experiencing a sense of “uneasiness and insecurity.”

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Invoking Urdu couplet, Manmohan Singh wishes Hamid Ansari good health, long life

Recalling the initial days of Hamid Ansari’s tenure as Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said he received maximum guidance and cooperation from him.


Observing you I saw mannerisms of a career diplomat: PM Modi praises outgoing V-C Hamid Ansari

Today, Hamid Ansari completes exactly two terms in office, the latter part managing the Upper House that was often in conflict with the government. Ansari has also served as India’s ambassador to several countries, was India’s Permanent Representative to the UN and also vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. 

Hamid Ansari farewell highlights: Rajya Sabha MPs bid farewell to Vice President

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari’s term ends today: highlights from his farewell session in the Upper House.

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Hamid Ansari interview: ‘Idea’ of India being challenged with a certain frequency which makes me uncomfortable

As Hamid Ansari leaves office, he speaks to Indian Express on his two terms, the challenges he faced and those before the country.

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Hamid Ansari: Feeling of unease among Muslims, ambience of acceptance under threat

“There is a sense of insecurity,” said Ansari, adding that India is a plural society that for centuries, not for seventy years, has lived in a certain “ambience of acceptance” which is now under threat


Quit India Movement anniversary: Rajya Sabha adopts resolution to build strong India

Moving the resolution, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said the House recalls that 75 years ago, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call to people for “do or die” to end the British Rule while asking the British to quit India.


Full text: Hamid Ansari on why pluralism, secularism are essential for our democracy

On Saturday, senior BJP leader and former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu was elected the 15th Vice-President of India. The election witnessed over 98 per cent polling and Naidu got 67 per cent of the total votes.

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In final address as Vice President, Hamid Ansari warns against military might halo, insecurity of Dalits, minorities

Quoting Swami Vivekananda, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said, “We must not only tolerate other religions, but positively embrace them, as truth is the basis of all religions.”

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President Pranab Mukherjee not in favour of two executives: Hamid Ansari

Ansari lauded Mukherjee for adorning the highest elected office with great distinction and dignity. “His contribution in enriching our national life, parliamentary institutions, and political discourse are highly regarded along with his unshakable belief in the idea of India,” he added.