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86% of adult Muslims in British India did not even have the right to vote.
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"Hazarat Muhammad was against it."
"I issued the fatwa which states that he should be pelted with stones and then kicked out of Bengal."
A progressive and secular stance.
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He's putting up posters in mosques.
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Let me be honest in saying that I am a Hindu activist, and lean to the right. Does that make me anti-Muslim? Absolutely NOT. In the Indian context, many mistakenly assume that in order to be pro-Hindu one has to be anti-Muslim, or in order to be pro-Muslim one has to be anti-Hindu.
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A few hours before I started writing this piece, Sadiq Khan was named London's first Muslim mayor. The campaign was ugly, uglier than usual, with race and religion as its pivot (no brainer). However, despite the controversy, Khan addressed his people by stating at the outset that he was going to be "a mayor for all Londoners."
During one of my recent summer trips to India, an incident in the Mewat region of Haryana reported in a local newspaper caught my attention. A road accident had escalated into a communal riot between Muslims and Hindus. Among other things, this incident was, for me, symptomatic of a lack of what may be called "communal integration" in Indian society. In a diverse society like India, where the national motto itself is Unity in Diversity, the lack of integration in terms of an inter-religious social cohesion is fraught with great risk.
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