Maulshree Seth

Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Articles By Maulshree Seth

Muslims should hand over all disputed sites to Hindus: UP Shia Waqf Board chief

Rizvi said the need for such an appeal arose after reports of Sunnis seeking permission to offer namaz on disputed structures.

Hand over all disputed sites to Hindus: Shia Waqf Board

Rizvi is facing four criminal cases, including one each in Lucknow and Prayagraj and two in Rampur, on charges of illegal transfer and misuse of waqf land since 2016.

A ‘marriage’ to be made in court

Senior advocate and All India Muslim Personal Law Board secretary Zafaryab Jilani says, “If a girl and boy are minors, then the consent of parents is required. But if they are major, then they can decide to continue or end their marriage. However, the definition of ‘major’ or being ‘baalig’ is different here (in Muslim law) as it is linked to puberty.”

UP, Govindnagar Assembly: In saffron bastion, young Cong, SP candidates take on fresh BJP face

The BJP has won the last two elections, while other parties, apart from the Congress, has had little presence in the constituency.

Constituency Watch: In high stake seat for BJP, a rich BSP challenger with caste math

Dominated by Brahmin population, the constituency in the state Capital has been represented by Brahmin candidates many times, and it therefore except the Congress, all the three major parties — the BJP, Samajwadi Party and BSP — have fielded a Brahmin candidate.

UP: In Pratapgarh seat, parties count on caste-matrix to upset others’ applecart

Dominated by Brahmins, Patels (OBC), Muslims and Baniya (traders) communities, the seat was won by the BSP in 2007 and Samajwadi Party in 2012.

Blow to Congress in UP as ex-MP from Pratapgarh Rajkumari Ratna Singh joins BJP

Ratna belongs to a royal family of Pratapgarh considered close to the Gandhi family for the past three generations.

UP govt suspends IAS officer, five others over negligence in management of cow shelter

UP chief secretary R K Tiwari said the officers have been suspended with immediate effect for fudging figures and giving part of government land meant for cow shelter on lease.

Target SP, BSP before going after BJP, Congress leaders urge UP chief

Top leadership of the Congress, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have, so far, always refrained from making direct attacks on SP and BSP.

Target SP, BSP before going after BJP, Congress leaders urge UP chief

Ajay Kumar Lallu after taking charge, told party leaders about his past, which he claimed was “full of struggles.”  “There are 32 cases registered against me and I have gone to jail 18 times... I have done it for the people.”

In Ajay Kumar Lallu, Congress banks on a political street-fighter for its revival in UP

Forty-year-old Ajay Kumar Lallu, a son of a marginal farmer and a product of student politics, is known more for his agitations and dharnas rather than for being a popular face with a strong political background.

Reshuffle in UP Congress: In Assembly, party picks daughter of party loyalist to lead the MLAs

Aradhna Mishra is one of the two women Congress MLAs in the Assembly, the other being Aditi Singh from Rae Bareli, who had recently defied her party to attend the special session of the Assembly and praised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Congress leader turns down post of Priyanka Gandhi adviser

On Thursday, senior Congress leader and former MP from Varanasi, Rajesh Mishra, turned down the post of member of the advisory council to party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.

Reshuffle in UP Congress: Party leader turns down Priyanka Gandhi adviser post

Sources in the party said that there is a section of Brahmin leaders who feel that they have been neglected in the new committee despite Brahmins, according to them have been “natural voters” of the Congress in UP.

Congress issues showcause notice to Rae Bareli MLA

Congress Legislature Party Leader Aajy Kumar Lallu said that Aditi should resign from the party and contest on her own, rather than indulging in such indiscipline.

UP CM Adityanath thanks MLAs, slams Opposition again

Adityanath said that discussion is important in democracy, and said that the 'negative attitude of the Opposition' has been condemned.

Uttar Pradesh: Day after defying party, Congress MLA Aditi Singh gets Y-plus security

Aditi Singh, a first time MLA from Rae Bareli and daughter of former Congress MLA Akhilesh Singh.

Special session of UP Assembly: Amid Oppn boycott, Shivpal, BSP MLA praise Yogi in House

Samajwadi Party MLA Shivpal Yadav and BSP MLA Aslam Raini attended the House and praised the BJP government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Cong’s Rae Bareli MLA defies party order, attends special session and praises Adityanath

Aditi, who praised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for steps towards development of “colonies” in villages of her constituency, said she decided to attend the session to highlight the issue of sustainable development and to ensure that the voice of the people of her region was heard.

Gandhi Jayanti: 36-hour UP House session begins, Opposition boycotts

The Opposition said the BJP government was more interested in “setting a record” instead of taking up peoples’ issues.