Tag: Muslim League

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  • The Hindu dissent~II

    The Hindu dissent~II

    To emphasise their distinctiveness, the Muslims of Bengal evolved a new language with sprinklings of Urdu and Arabic words instead of the Sanskrit based language of the Hindu Bengalis and started preparing text books using that language by using their control on primary school education. Educational grants and scholarships were utilised to favour the Muslim students in particular to redress the imbalance in the progress of education among the two communities.

    July 5, 2019
  • Muslim League is a virus, Congress infected by it: Yogi Adityanath sparks row

    Muslim League is a virus, Congress infected by it: Yogi Adityanath sparks row

    Yogi Adityanath's comments come a day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination from Kerala's Wayanad on Thursday, a second seat, besides his bastion in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi.

    April 5, 2019
  • Two Sardars and one statue

    Two Sardars and one statue

    Atal Behari Vajpayee did not quote Sardar Patel in Lahore. Had he done that, his summit with Nawaz Sharif would probably have collapsed before the Kargil stand-off could ruin it. Instead, Vajpayee recited from a poem about neighbours by Sardar Jafri, though he skipped a critical line about the fresh breeze from the Himalayas. Sardar …

    November 7, 2018
  • Recalling Radcliffe’s division of India

    Recalling Radcliffe’s division of India

    It was the worst tragedy in the history of India. The impact was everlasting and would be melancholically endured by generations of Indians and Pakistanis. On the one hand, the nation was gleefully celebrating Independence Day and on the other a perennial line crystallised by Sir Cyril Radcliffe was forcing unwitting millions to migrate amidst …

    August 15, 2018
  • Only 2 of 170 Punjab Assembly members favoured Partition

    Only 2 of 170 Punjab Assembly members favoured Partition

    In an interesting revelation, it has come to notice that before Partition, when the proposal to  bifurcate undivided Punjab was being discussed, only two Muslim members were there in the then 170-member state Assembly. These two members who favoured division of Punjab between Indian and Pakistan were part of the Muslim League (All India Muslim …

    December 5, 2017
  • Identical tasks but different paths

    Identical tasks but different paths

    The fact that there are only 193 member states of the United Nations gives political scientists a problem. Their research into the way nation states work is highly constrained by the small number of cases they have to study. It is not easy to build explanatory models on the basis of such a limited sample. …

    November 11, 2017