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Hilal Ahmed

The emergence of Muslim ‘politicophobia’ after 9/11
Sun, Sep 12, 2021

Political parties adopted new political consensus, resulting from merger between global anti-Islamism and anti-Muslim communalism in India, to address Indian Muslims not merely as a problematic religious minority but also as a part of a global Islamic umma

How (not) to commemorate the Quit India movement
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

No one remembers the golden jubilee celebrations of the Quit India Movement in 1992. The India Gate is still known as India Gate; no one calls it August Kranti Park. There is no statute of Gandhi. And even the one rupee coin that was issued by the then government in honor of the freedom fighters of 1942 is not in use

The Taslima Nasreen Vs Muslim sentiment argument
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

There are remarkable similarities in the seemingly conflicting arguments between TaslimaNasreen and MLA Imtiyaz Jaleel. They tend to revolve around a few strong beliefs: (a) There is only one form of Islam in India, (b) all Muslims are deeply religious; they follow Islam as an ultimate way of life and (c) reform or no reform, Muslims cannot be understood without Islam.

Minority report for the BJP
Mon, May 15, 2017

Muslims are not a monolith. Recognising the status of Muslim communities, particularly at state level, as religious-cultural minorities, cannot be called appeasement

Lokniti-CSDS Post-Poll Analysis: The nuanced perspective of Kerala’s ‘leftist’ voter
Mon, May 23, 2016

Lokniti’s pre-poll survey very clearly suggests that the electorate in Kerala does not subscribe to dominant pro- or anti-liberalisation rhetoric.

Shahi politics
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The imam’s statement paved the way for another public debate on how representative a Muslim leader Bukhari is.

Affirmative action and its limits
Fri, Jun 01, 2012

Andhra HC judgment redefines the complex relationship between religion,caste and reservations