Maulshree Seth

Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Articles By Maulshree Seth

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute: Mosque side set to file review plea against SC order, rejects 5-acre plot

Sunni Waqf Board opposes decision by AIMPLB, Jamiat; AIMPLB says will accept what the court finally decides

Sidelined, Congress old guard goes into a huddle, plan to voice dissension to Sonia

A group of senior party leaders, mostly above 60 years old, met in Lucknow on Thursday where they expressed their disappointment over being sidelined in the party and resolved to take up the issue with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Day after UP govt scraps MoU with Maitrey Trust, villagers seek denotification of land

Of nearly 600 acres notified in 2003, only around 200 acres were acquired and the government has now decided to take up the project on is own

Gurupurab celebrations: Guru Nanak opposed Babur when nation was under threat, says Yogi Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday pointed out how Sikh guru Guru Nanak Dev had stood against [Mughal emperor] Babur at a time the country was facing an invasion and religion was under threat. Adityanath was addressing a gathering during a function in Lucknow to celebrate the 550th Prakash Parv (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev. […]

Which trust will build the temple? In Ayodhya, war of words breaks out

Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das questioned the need for a new trust: “Kis liye banayenge, kaun banayega aur kaun usmein rahega? Kya jaroorat hai? (Why should it be formed? Who will form it? Who will be its members? What is the need?).”

In Ayodhya, questions asked most: Ab kya hoga? Mandir kab banega?

As the temple town woke up on Sunday morning amid calm and nip in the air, the question in the minds of most of the Ayodhya waasi (residents) was same” “What’s next?”

Ayodhya verdict | At Ground Zero, sigh of relief: bawal khatam hua

At Ground Zero of the decades-old case, the day began with business as usual: Pilgrims started arriving at the makeshift Ramlalla temple and Hanuman Garhi, shops selling puja material opened on time, and the local priests were busy preparing for daily pujas.

Decoding the UP bypoll mandate: For BSP, a double jeopardy — zero seats &; drop in vote share

As political parties gear up for the Assembly elections due in two-and-half years, the bypoll results have come as an awakening call for them. The Indian express tries to read between the numbers

Day 2 of workshop in UP: Congress to focus on economy, law & order to take on BJP govt

The Congress is holding the closed-door workshop at Bhuvemau guest house to revitalise its cadre and the new state team ahead of the 2022 Assembly polls.

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.