Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman is a reporter based in Lucknow. He covers central and eastern Uttar Pradesh for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @asad1_rehman

Articles By Asad Rehman

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni board split on SC review plea

Of the Sunni Board’s eight members, including chairman Zufar Faruqui, two on Wednesday said a review should be filed, while some were against it.

BHU Sanskrit students oppose Muslim prof’s appointment

Sources in the university said no classes have been held at the department since Dr Firoz Khan’s appointment on November 6.

BHU deputy chief proctor booked for ‘removing’ RSS flag, quits post

A case was registered on a complaint of a local RSS office-bearer. Deputy chief proctor Kiran Damle resigned from the post following protests by a group of students and local RSS workers.

Ayodhya verdict: Sunni board says won’t go for review; Muslim parties cold to five-acre offer

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board chairman Zufar Farooqui said the board, one of the main litigants in the case, would not file a review petition.

Refrain in Ayodhya: No celebrations, no matter which way verdict goes

This suspicion of “outsiders” as trouble makers is echoed by most people The Indian Express spoke to in the temple town.

Lucknow college principal, 3 teachers booked for ‘assault, caste slur’ on Dalit student

AN Singh, managing director, GCRG Group, claimed that it was the student who assaulted the principal first. “The principal was assaulted by Vipin Kumar after he told him that he can’t give the examination because his attendance is less than the minimum required."

Sunni waqf board chairman denies any influence behind stand in Supreme Court

Two cases have been lodged against Faruqui along with others, including SP MP from Rampur Azam Khan, at Azim Nagar and Kotwali police station in Rampur.

Transfer of school headmaster over poem: Will write to authorities to bring him back, say parents

On October 19, the Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) of Pilibhit district temporarily revoked Ali’s suspension on “humanitarian grounds” and transferred him to another school.

UP: Their headmaster suspended for Iqbal poem, students walk out

Inquiry found students recited Iqbal poem; suspension wrong, will be revoked: UP Education Minister

UP: With political debutante, BSP fights to retain its hold in Jalalpur as BJP eyes victory

The BSP has fielded 27-year-old Chhaya Verma, an eye specialist and daughter of party’s legislative leader in the Assembly Lalji Verma, who is an MLA from Katehari in the same district.

UP, Rampur Assembly bypolls: In four-cornered contest, it’s Azam versus BJP

BJP now looks to breach SP leader’s pocketborough

UP: VHP complains about school poem by Iqbal, Pilibhit headmaster suspended

According to an inquiry by Bisalpur’s Block Education Officer (BEO) Upendra Kumar on Tuesday, the suspended headmaster, Furqan Ali, 45, made students recite the poem “lab pe aati hai dua”, written in 1902 by Muhammad Iqbal.

Bypolls for 11 Uttar Pradesh seats: Oppn campaign rudderless against focused BJP

The bypolls will be held on October 21 and the results announced on October 24.

UP: Minority welfare minister Mohsin Raza’s remarks spark row

Raza also raised questions on the timing of the Board’s working committee’s meeting on Saturday.

The nihari kulcha you must have if you’re in Lucknow

While in Lucknow’s Chowk area, the quickest way to sate hunger is with a plate of Raheem’s nihari kulcha.

UP: Farmer dies in lock-up; tehsildar removed, probe on

Brijpal had been in the lock-up for the last 11 days after he failed to pay a fine of Rs 81,947 for alleged power theft last year. If he failed for pay the fine within 14 days of detention, the administration would have released him, and the fine would have been recovered by attaching his assets.

Identify illegal Bangladeshis in UP, DGP tells districts; police say not linked to NRC

Police said Tuesday that the directive was a “routine” exercise and “does not mention the NRC”.

Yogi to Kashmiri students: Will speak to higher authorities on restrictions

Falak Firdaus (23), an MBA student, said several students spoke about the “communication blockade” in the Valley. “He told us that he would talk to higher authorities,” Firdaus told The Sunday Express.

In Bahraich, when children don’t go to school, teacher comes home

The school now has 10 classrooms, including a ‘smart classroom’, that overlook a small grassy lawn with plants arranged neatly in flower beds.

Hardoi school students’ march: Cops file FIR, DM says quash it

“We were marching peacefully when policemen stopped us, took us inside the police station and lathicharged us. Around 10-15 students were injured,” said a Class XI student, showing an injury on his back.