Muslim League

Churchill and Gandhi~ II

In the summer of 1940 both Churchill and Gandhi knew that they were facing the most serious challenges of their lives. Churchill‘s mission was first to stop Hitler‘s aggression and then defeat him. For Gandhi, it was an unprecedented opportunity to prove to his own people and the world the efficacy of nonviolent satyagraha; to compel the British to grant independence to India and change the course of human history by proving righteousness and effectiveness of non-violent mass action to resolve conflicts

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In the heyday of the Congress one-party dominant system, Speaker Mavlankar stipulated that an official opposition party status would require a minimum presence of 10 per cent in the Lok Sabha. The underlying assumption was that with the maturing of democracy, a balanced party system would evolve and a well-defined space would facilitate accommodation of the opposition to be effective and articulate and eventually become part of the government, as is the practice in Britain

Was Jinnah secular?

For his personal political ambitions, thousands were butchered in the streets of Calcutta and after the formation of Pakistan, Jinnah, at his hypocritical best, talked about secularism and a liberal democratic state. Was this man liberal?

Owaisi and UP

It would perhaps be no exaggeration to state that more than Bihar or Bengal, Asaduddin Owaisi's real target is Uttar Pradesh, India's largest and politically most important state, which is to go to the polls in March next year

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.