Urdu Press This Week : Muslim leaders assail Kejriwal govt. for doing little to Delhi riot victims

By Quamar Ashraf Almost every day this week, issues such as Ram temple fund collection drive, government’s step-motherly attitude towards Urdu, Jamaat-e-Islami’s drive to bring reform in family system got significant coverage in the form of reports, articles and edits. With regard to Ram temple fund collection drive, the newspapers pointed out that it ‘was an organised attempt to ignite communal atmosphere’ of right wing groups, calling it rerun of 1990s Rath yatra taken out by BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani which “injected communalism deep into India’s rural folk”. While…

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UP elections: Bhim Army likely to join SP-RLD alliance

LUCKNOW – The ongoing farmers’ agitation and the changing political scenario in western Uttar Pradesh are now throwing up new political combinations, ahead of the 2022 Assembly election. The Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance in the region is likely to be joined by the emerging Bhim Army’s political wing – Azad Samaj Party. According to highly placed sources, channels of communication have been opened between Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar. “The two leaders have spoken to each other thrice and if all…

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Delhi Riots: A year later, over 3,500 granted bail

NEW DELHI – Exactly a year after communal clashes broke out in North-East Delhi as violence between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, data collected from the designated trial courts showed that over 3,500 people have been granted bail and 73 charge sheets have been taken cognisance of. The clash snowballed into full-fledged rioting in the area between February 23 and 27, last year. According to the Delhi Police, 53 people were killed and 581 injured in the widespread violence. The riots were followed by registration…

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TMC likely to emerge clear winner in West Bengal

NEW DELHI – It is a straight war between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP in West Bengal, which voted left parties to power, for many decades since independence. Though, it seems the TMC has a clear edge in this political fight, BJP is not far behind and likely to make a huge dent in the political equation of the state. According to an IANS CVoter survey, the TMC is likely to emerge as a clear winner with 156 seats, which is barely over the half-way mark, and a decrease in…

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