Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
While there has been no direct clash between Muslims and Hindus, large-scale destruction of property and the imposition of curfew has created a sense of disquiet.
Despite the BJP’s confidence, changing realities on the ground mean that the party’s electoral arithmetic in UP may not work as expected.
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Despite the visibly painful effects of Japanese encephalitis and acute encephalitis syndrome, political parties have not thought of it as an important political issue.
At a recent rally, Dimple Yadav suggested that women’s reservations in government jobs was part of the Samajwadi Party’s plans.
Given the smaller Muslim population in the later phases of the UP elections, the BJP is focusing its energies on communal tactics.
The Unchahar seat can be seen as a microcosm of the rest of UP, where conventional electoral formulas may not work for the parties involved.
The Union minister’s latest statement on conversions is part of a long list of efforts to endear himself to the Hindu right.
Dalits have become a bargaining force in Punjab politics but they have failed as a credible political front. Jat Sikh dominance is unlikely to be impacted in the upcoming polls.
Several villagers’ agricultural land lies beyond a fence near the border, limiting access to it and inflicting adversity.
In conversation with prominent AAP leader, and likely chief ministerial candidate, Harvinder Singh Phoolka.
The attack comes days after the researcher accompanied an NHRC team to record the statements of rape and sexual assault survivors who have filed FIRs against police personnel.
A not-so-important political figure in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu has tried every trick in the book in the last few months.
The 2015 petition from Common Cause questioning the appointment of the current CVC is still being heard, but the appeal to look into the Sahara-Birla groups’ alleged bribes has been dismissed.
2016 will be remembered in history as a year of unprecedented student uprisings across universities – asking uncomfortable questions and challenging the establishment.
While those in the villages cannot afford the bus trip that takes in the city, people who had migrated earlier are coming back to the village after being unable to work.
The results of the November 19 by-polls to 10 assembly and four parliamentary constituencies shows that people have generally voted for the ruling parties in their respective states.