Special Reports

TwoCircles.net special series

Agenda for India

It has been more than a month since UPA government came back to power but still they are hashing out the 100-day agenda of the government. Before any government makes any policy decision or sets the nation on to a course for the future, it should take into account hopes and aspirations of the people.



Ideally speaking, the government should take cognizance of the opinion of experts prior to formulating its future course of action. To facilitate this process, TwoCircles.net decided to turn to well placed professionals from the Indian Muslim community, and ask these experts to identify the main challenges facing almost every facet of the Indian economy – agriculture, health, education, finance, industry, real estate, information technology, telecom, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, textiles & fashion and sports. The experts we spoke to did not only list challenges, but also shared their opinion on remedial measures to speed up growth and development.

TwoCircles.net presents “Agenda for India” covering 13 sectors that are important for India. Series editor is Charu Bahri.


SECTORS:

Agriculture: Dr Iqbal Ahmad, Reader, Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Aligarh Muslim University.

Biotechnology: Professor M Saleemuddin, Professor and Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit and former Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University.

Education: Parvez Ahmed, Educational Coordinator & Faculty Member, Indian Plastics Institute.

Finance: Chartered accountant Abdur Rauf Shaikh, Founder of Shaikh A A & Associates.

Foreign Affairs: Dr Saleem Kidwai of the Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Health: Dr Ahmad S Mecklai, Chief of Operations and Projects-in-charge, Prince Aly Khan Hospital.

Industry: Soeb Fatehi, Principal Consultant, Encode; Director, Control Panel and Switchgear Manufacturers’ Association and sitting member, Western Suburb Center Committee, Bombay Management Association & Electronics and Telecom Committee, Indian Merchants Chamber.

Information Technology: Information technology professionals Amin Ismaili and his wife Shahin Ismaili, both of whom work as Assistant Systems Engineers with TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.

Judiciary: Professor Tahir Hasan Khan, Dean, Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Pharmaceutical Industry: Dr Khalid Khan, Managing Director, Fermish Clinical Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is also a regulatory consultant to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.

Real Estate: Reza Kabul, Principal Architect and Founder, ARK Consultants Private Ltd.

Telecom: Yusuf Motiwala, Founder & CEO, TringMe.

Textile and Fashion Industry: Aboobacker Siddique Moosa, Founder of Wahid Exports, a leading fabric and clothing manufacturer in south India.

Sports: Noor Mohammad, Director, Physical Education, Jamia Millia Islamia.

Ayodhya 2009

In post-independence India, Ayodhya had a major impact in the history of this new republic. 16 years after Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, Mumtaz Alam Falahi paid a visit to this town of population 1.5 lakh to find out the ground realities. What we found there will surprise you. TwoCircles.net presents Ayodhya 2009- beyond the headlines.

Reports:
In post-independence India, Ayodhya had a major impact in the history of this new republic. 16 years after Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, Mumtaz Alam Falahi paid a visit to this town of population 1.5 lakh to find out the ground realities. What we found there will surprise you. TwoCircles.net presents Ayodhya 2009- beyond the headlines.

Reports:
Recalling Babri Masjid demolition
Babri Masjid title suit: Muslim petitioners sure of victory
Ayodhya Muslims – poor, uneducated and frightened
Muslims selling puja items near makeshift Ram Temple in Hanuman Garhi
Muslim Ayodhya: city of mosques, mazars and graves
Ayodhya Hindus hate Sangh Parivar, keep aloof from its programs
Ayodhya holds communal harmony convention on Martyrs’ Day

Haji Mahboob

Jugal Kishore Shastri

Azamgarh speaks

A special TwoCircles.net series on Azamgarh



In recent month, Azamgarh has seen many journalists; and the world has seen many reports, coverage, and opinions on Azamgarh and its connection with terrorism. Mumtaz Alam Falahi of TwoCircles.net visited Azamgarh to let the area and its residents speak for themselves. In this special series on Azamgarh you will hear Hindus and Muslims, Young and Old, Students and Intellectuals speak their mind.

We are thankful to Kaleem Kawaja of Washington DC for sponsoring this series. Thanks to those in and around Azamgarh who let us speak to them and helped us in this series.

Stories:

Shadow of fear:
This MBA youth from Azamgarh fearing returning to Delhi
Sanjarpur still living in fear, hasn't lost hope
A conspiracy to halt progress of Azamgarh Muslims: ex-SIMI chief
No Azamgarh Muslim is terrorist: local Hindus

Community:
No Azamgarh Muslim is terrorist: local Hindus
Hindu-Muslim relations in Azamgarh remain intact

Progress:
Where did Azmis working abroad spend their money?
Top doctors in Azamgarh are Muslims
Muslim girls in Azamgarh getting higher education, giving tough fight to boys

Opinion:
Batla House encounter: what do Azamgarh Muslim intellectuals say?

Photos:

Videos:

TwoCirclesTV: TCN YouTube channel

Bodoland violence 2012

Over four months have passed since violence broke out in the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) on July 21, 2012. TCN visited Guwahati, the capital of Assam, Kokrajhar, headquarter of the BTAD, the Gosaigaon subdivision –referred by many as ‘tinderbox,’ one of the most affected region to see the ground realities.

We bring stories of violence, desperation, and also hope from this "tinderbox." This series has been made possible with financial support from Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC).

Bodo-Muslim couple: Reminiscence of ‘good old days’

From where have all the ‘Bangaldeshis’ come?: A brief history of Muslims in Assam

See no reason why Bangladeshis would come to India: Prof. Monirul Hussain

Virtual economic blockade : affecting Muslims in BTAD

Assam Spring? The message is loud and clear

Situation in BTAD under control: but not encouraging

Relief camps in Assam: 4 months later

Present imperfect! Life in Muslim villages and camps in riot hit Kokrajhar

Glimpse of a ‘Muslim’ village in Assam: 4 months after the violence

Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Ladakh

Campaign for Dr. Mohamed Haneef

Released after 25 days in detention

Join the campaign to protest illegal detention of Dr. Haneef by Australian authorities. Protest loud and wide for the Indian doctor who is being held on trumped up charges and denied chance to visit his wife and daughter in his home country even when it is clear that he has nothing to do with terrorism or Glasgow bombing.

In support of Dr. Haneef
Vote to show your support for Dr. Haneef : Poll
Justice for Dr. Haneef: sing the petition

Outrage
1. Is it a crime to buy and travel on one-way air tickets?
2. Are all relatives of a terrorist are considered terrorists?
3. Dr. Haneef's SIM card was not involved in any terror activity.
4. Why was his wife's visa to Australia canceled?
5. When Dr. Haneef's visa was canceled, why was he not deported?
6. Why Dr. Asif Ali, friend of Dr. Haneef was harassed and why he is not allowed to say what happened to him when he was under detention?

Transcripts

Decision of the Immigration Minister revoking Dr. Haneef's visa: download pdf 2.9mb
Transcript of the interrogation by Australian Federal Police: download pdf 22.7mb

News Coverage:

Haneef released as charges dropped: The Age

Truth is finally out - Haneef's wife: News.com.au

Errors lead to dropping of Haneef charge: ABC news

10,000 Australians sign petition supporting Haneef: TwoCircles.net

Guilty by association?: The Indian Express

26 July

Haneef case: Aus minister backtracks: NDTV
Haneef investigator dies: News.com.au
Indian doctors ask Australian government to stop Haneef backlash: TwoCircles.net

New-born daughter’s photo moves Haneef to tears: Khaleej Times

25 July

UK unlikely to seek Haneef's extradition: The Hindu

24 July

'Haneef's confinement a violation of rights': The Hindu.

Haneef, relative 'cry at meeting': ABC news

Haneef weeps for baby daughter: News.com.au

AFP didn't tamper with my diary: Haneef: 2GB.com

23 July

Haneef 'not a significant focus' of UK inquiry: The Age

Australian police wrote notes in Haneef's diary to grill him: The Times of India.

Haneef's relative yet to receive permission to see him: The Hindu

‘Media report on Haneef incorrect’: The Hindu

Support for Haneef swells Down Under : The Times of India

Law council calls for Haneef bridging visaThe Australian News.

22 July

Australia may deport Haneef, wife wants charges dropped: TwoCircles.net

21 July

Haneef's relative leaves for Australia: TwoCircles.net

Indian officials have met Haneef, he is fine: Ahamed,: TwoCircles.net.

Loopholes in case may aid Haneef's release: The Times of India.

Haneef and democracy are both in detention: The Age.

The trials of a 'good Indian son' The Age.

20 July

Haneef moved by people’s support: The Hindu.

Contradictions in case against Haneef, but no review of detention: IANS.

Haneef's kin gets visa, India seeks consular access: TwoCircles.net.

Haneef should be treated well, feel Bangalore residents: DailyIndia.com.

19 July

Haneef's SIM was found in Jeep eight hours after Glasgow crash: TwoCircles.net.

Australia seeks bank details of Haneef: TwoCircles.net.

18 July

Extend all facilities to Haneef: Manmohan: The Hindu.

Haneef, in solitary confinement, denies jehad link: TwoCircles.net.

Haneef wife's visa cancelled, says family: The Hindu.

17 July

Haneef family's travails: neigbours offer prayers: The Hindu.

Haneef documents shown to lawyers: News.com.au

Stretching dubious laws to the limit: The Canberra Times.

'Harmless' contact with Qld doctor: The Canberra Times.
Haneef to be expelled from Australia even if found innocent: The Hindustan Times

Haneef will be deported regardless of trial: Andrews ABC news.

Australia plan to deport Haneef, India summons envoy: TwoCircles.net.

Mohamed Haneef's barrister attacks secrecy: News.com.au.

16 July

Finding a way to keep Haneef locked up: The Sydney Morning Herald.

Haneef's wife hits out against Aussie Govt; says unfair: The Hindu.

Haneef's visa cancelled: ABC news.

Brisbane court grants bail to Indian doctor: The Hindustan Times.

Docs under scanner have no contacts with UK terror suspects

15 July

Haneef not to be extradited to Britain: official: TwoCircles.net

14 July
Haneef's wife appeals to PM as he and Sabeel are charged: TwoCircles.net

Australian police search foreign doctor's house: TwoCircles.net

Haneef's wife may travel to Australia: TwoCircles.net

Haneef charged for giving SIM card to Sabeel; will apply for bail: TwoCircles.net

13 July

Haneef's family hopes for his early release: TwoCircles.net

Bomb plot suspect Haneef faces 12 more hours of questioning: TwoCircles.net

Now Haneef faces eviction from apartment: TwoCircles.net

12 July

Haneef's wife pleads for his release: TwoCircles.net

Haneef's detention without charge draws flak: TwoCircles.net

11 July
Haneef phones family, tells them not to worryTwoCircles.net

Haneef's detention extended by two days; Aussie minister walks fine line: TwoCircles.net

Haneef assumed innocent unless proven otherwise: Australia: TwoCircles.net

Is Dr Haneef being denied natural justice in Australia?: TwoCircles.net

9 July

Haneef's lawyer gets access; overseas doctors decry 'media circus': TwoCircles.net

7 July
Five Indian doctors released, Haneef not charged yet: TwoCircles.net

6 July
Terror suspect Haneef cooperating: Indian officials: TwoCircles.net

Indian doctor petrified, punished for "unfortunate aquintance": TwoCircles.net

5 July

Police given more time to question Haneef; yet to be charged: TwoCircles.net

4 July

Family of British terror suspect waits to hear from him: TwoCircles.net

One Indian doctor being questioned, another released: TwoCircles.net

Indian doctors held as terror suspects identified: TwoCircles.net

[ second photo: Mohamed Haneef is taken from the Brisbane police watchhouse last week. Photo by Eddie Safarik, The Age]

Columnists

Andaleeb Wajid

Andaleeb Wajid is a writer based in Bangalore. Her first novel Kite Strings was published by Pustak Mahal in 2009. Click on http://andaleebwajid.com to read her latest blog posts and short-stories.

Write that book!: 2011 March 31

Fighting Prejudices : 2011 March 17

Short story or novel : 2011 March 14

Bhaskar Menon

Bhaskar Menon is a veteran journalist with over four decades of experience in covering international affairs with a focus on the United Nations in New York. His writings have appeared in many publications in India and abroad, including The Statesman in Calcutta (where he began his career), The Times of India, and the UN Chronicle (of which he was Editor in Chief).

His column on TwoCircles.net is taken from his blog at www.undiplomatictimes.blogspot.com, where posts are archived going back to 2007. He can be contacted at bhaskarpmenon@gmail.com

A cry from Koodankulam

What role for Indian Think Tanks?

Salman Rushdie and the Jaipur Literary Festival

Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam

Mohammed Yousuf

Mohammed Yousuf is the Founder President, EquallyAble Foundation. He is a disability activist and researcher and can be reached at info@equallyable.org

Tragedy of a billion: 2011 Dec. 10

Life of possibilities: 2011 July 19

Equal speak: Let the inclusion begin at home : 2011 June 30

Marriage of persons with disabilities: 2012 May 08

Muhammad Tariq Ghazi

Muhammad Tariq Ghazi

Importance of history: 2011 July 15

Shah Waliullah: 2011 April 1

Textracts: rumor-mongering : 2011 March 08

Textracts : Certainty : 2011 March 02

Naved Masood

Naved Masood is a Delhi based Civil Servant trained in law but with interests that include history of higher education in India and Muslims of the last century.

Mohammed Yunus (1916-2001): The Migrant from Pakistan : 2011 June 19

Syed Ross Masood – Pursuit of excellence in higher education : 2011 April 28

Obituary: Justice Saiyed Saghir Ahmed : 2011 Feb 02

Nawab of Chhatari (1888-1981) : 2011 Jan 13

Khwaja Abdul Hamied (1898-1972) : 2011 Jan 03

Barrister Nuruddin Ahmed (1904 – 1975) : 2010 Dec 19

Soroor Ahmed

Soroor Ahmed is a Patna-based freelance journalist. He writes on political, social, national and international issues.

Bihar 2015: Will ‘Triveni Sangh’ of JD (U), RJD & Congress work?: 2014 Oct 14

Presence of Western fighters in ISIS raises serious questions: 2014 Sept 29

A love-marriage, not love-jihad, which changed India’s history: 2014 Sept 21

BJP’s defeat is seldom analyzed deeply: 2014 Sept 17

No compulsory retirement for public figures, they can only opt for VRS: 2014 Sept 12

Nitish, Lalu reunion may check divisions within Muslims in Bihar: 2014 Aug 25

Nitish’s another turnaround story: But will it ensure victory?: 2014 Aug 02

Nitish pays for his political miscalculation: 2014 May 25

Mayawati vs Ram Vilas Paswan: A ding-dong battle for Dalit politics: 2014 May 19

Is getting elected as MP from UP a pre-requisite for being in race for PM post?: 2014 May 13

Comparing performance of PM with CM: How appropriate?: 2014 May 13

BJP banking on division of anti-Modi votes in UP: 2014 May 7

Not a very Azam way of making election speech: 2014 April 19

Bihar heading for much closer fight in 2014 poll: 2014 April 08

Sachar report has become an albatross for Narendra Modi’s BJP: 2014 March 14

Will Narendra Modi prove as strong as Advani?: 2014 March 02

Why AAP may pose bigger challenge to BJP than Congress?: 2014 Feb 01

The Sachar, the half-Sach and some questions: 2014 Jan 19

The stupidity of the Samajwadis of Uttar Pradesh: 2014 Jan 11

Unnatural way of championing the cause of homosexuals: 2013 Dec 18

Mistimed discussions: Is it a hallmark of Indian journalism?: 2013 Dec 7

No scope for the pot calling the kettle black: 2013 Nov 22

Need to understand difference between communalism and fascism: 2013 Oct 24

Riots in Jatland: How different, how similar: 2013 Sep 23

Muslim youth and Muzaffarnagar violence: 2013 Sep 13

Bihari infiltrators vs Maratha invaders: 2012 Sep 26

Former RSS chief’s move to offer Eid Namaz: Is there reason in 'madness'?: 2012 Aug 31

http://twocircles.net/2012aug16/hosting_olympics_muslim_world

Zainab Lakhani

Zainab Lakhani is a Cambridge MA based Science Writer. Born and brought up in California with origins in India, she has an understanding of both Indian and American cultures. Along with her science background, this conglomeration of attributes brings a unique flavor to Zainab's writing.

We just can’t help being nosey: 2011 Mar 24

Oil on Our Hands: 2011 Jan 22

Turmeric - A magical plant with healing properties: 2010 Dec 20

Darul Uloom Deoband

Deoband is on the world map thanks to a famous institution that was established here in 1866. Manzar Bilal of TwoCircles.net, a Darul Uloom’s graduate visited Deoband recently to give us a glimpse of life in this city and its famous madrasa.




[Photo by Yogi Sikand]

First: A tour of Deoband: a city of global importance
Second: Meet Darul Uloom students
Third: Teaching and curriculum of Darul Uloom
Fourth: Daily life of Darul Uloom students
Fifth: Masjid –e-Rasheed: A magnificent mosque at Darul Uloom
Sixth: Students of Darul Uloom speak out about Jamiat Ulema-e- Hind
Seventh: Proposed Madarsa Central Board and Ulema

Domestic Violence in India

A TCN special series on Domestic Violence in India and the protection that the new law can offer to abused women.

Part I: Indian women: violence within the four sacred walls

Part II: A step to make a home free from violence

Part III: Stop domestic violence now!: details of the Indian DV law.

Part IV: one year of Domestic Violence Act

Education

A Year-long Series on Education, Sponsored by The Aligarh Forum and the Council of Indian Muslims—UK (CIM) : - A Mirror on our Efforts, our Successes & our Shortcomings ; Stories of triumphs, tribulations and struggles of the Indian Muslims in improving their educational status, in illiteracy alleviation, and in their professional and social uplift.


To contribute financially to this project please contact Razi Raziuddin [razi24@hotmail.com].

News stories:

1. Crescent School: Harbinger of English education among Muslims, now struggling to keep pace : Delhi.

2. Kilbil -- A school that celebrates learning: Maharashtra

3. The Azamgarh boy who topped CPMT in the year of Batla House encounter: Uttar Pradesh

4. Man on mission to improve state of education in government schools: Uttar Pradesh

5. The success saga of Maulana Azad engineering college of Patna: Bihar

6. A nursery of dreams in Moradabad: Uttar Pradesh

7. A madrasa which teaches Arabic and Quran through Braille system: West Bengal

8. PM Institute - grooming young aspirants for Indian civil services: Kerala

9. Discrimination in nursery admission knocking at Supreme Court: Delhi

10. Visually challenged twin brothers, role models for everyone: Kerala

11. Urdu-medium enrollment: What the numbers tell us?: All-India

12. Twenty-five glorious years of Al-Ameen Mission: West Bengal

13. The sad story of a determined poor Muslim girl of West Bengal: West Bengal

14. Civil Services: More Muslims should come out to compete, says IRS Faraz Qureshi: Madhya Pradesh

15. Munirul Islam: A drop-out at 14, resumes study at 22: Delhi

16. Yazeed Bashamakh: Son of a TV mechanic will enter IIT: Bihar

17. Education for the not-so-privileged in Mumbai: Maharashtra

18. With Rank 96, Brajeswar Maji creates history in High Madrasa Exam of Bengal: West Bengal

19. Rabiya: An iron woman of South India: Kerala

20. Winds of change: A step forward: Delhi

21. Meet this Bihar engineer who left lucrative job in Saudi Arabia for civil services: Bihar/Delhi

22. Muslims in Taj City wake up for education: Uttar Pradesh

23. Samastha- the pioneer of Islamic education in Kerala: Kerala

24. Educational awareness campaign among the poor of Mumbai: Maharashtra

25. ‘Education is the key to community emancipation’: Uttar Pradesh

26. Kawish, an effort to empower through guidance and counseling: Maharashtra

27. Dying Urdu education in Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh

28. Inculcating morality among Generation Next, Pharos Educational Foundation: Maharashtra

29. What explains Muslim under-representation in UPSC?: Delhi

Elections 2011

Election Schedule for Five Assemblies

States

Seats

Voters

Polling

Counting

Assam

126

1.81 crore

April 4 & 11

May 13

Kerala

140

2.29 crore

April 13

May 13

West Bengal

294

5.60 crore

April 18, 23, 27 & May 3, 7, 10

May 13

Tamil Nadu

234

4.59 crore

April 13

May 13

Puducherry

30

80 lakh

April 13

May 13

Assam Assembly Election 2011

Congress, opposition confident of winning in Assam

India set for history-making election outcome

Hung assembly in Assam; Ajmal kingmaker: CMRD exit poll

Post-poll survey: Assam goes to Cong; Ajmal’s party may get 17 seats

AIUDF: Emerging Kingmaker of Assam

We will form Assam government, say both Congress, opposition

Abysmal implementation of MGNREGA in Assam

I am the best chief minister of Assam: Tarun Gogoi

Assam election: 65% voters participated in the second phase

Assam elections end, over 70 percent voting

Second phase polling underway in Assam

Final phase of Assam Assembly election today

Congress candidate attacked, injured in Assam

Asset Comparison of Re-contesting MLAs in Second Phase of Assam 2011 Assembly Elections

IDPs of Sishumara: Will election solve their problem?

Assam all set for final phase polling Monday

Assam Election:2nd phase: Income tax and PAN details of the candidates

Assets of the candidates of second phase of election in Assam

Vote for Congress again for Assam's development, says PM

Backwardness+insecurity+displacement = Assam Muslims

Vox Populi: Dispur Assembly Constituency

Congress' sole ally in Assam threatens to quit

Who is Tarun Gogoi?’ asked Badaruddin

Congress, BJP in slanging match in Assam

Criminal records of candidates in second phase of Assam elections

Vox Populi: Chaygaon Assembly constituency in Assam

Assam: Distance makes little difference in discrimination

Women power remains low in assembly polls

Rahul kicks off poll campaign in Assam

Youngest AIUDF candidate out to conquer capital city of Assam

Profile: DU graduate testing political water in Assam

AIUDF hopes to double its tally as 70% turn up to vote

Election 2011 begins peacefully with Assam, 66 percent turnout

Muslim women have no place in Assam state’s politics

Assam: 62 seats goes to poll on April 4

Congress counts on Rahul Gandhi in state poll campaign

Stage set for Assam first phase elections

India set for biggest electoral battle after 2009

Assam: Educational background of Muslim candidates for the first phase

Give Congress third term in Assam: PM

Prohibitory orders imposed in Meghalaya hills

Parties plan campaign spin to suit election pitches

Sonia, Advani in slanging match in Assam

AGP, BJP have done nothing for Assam: Sonia

Mushawarat issues guidelines for Assembly elections

BJP shedding ‘untouchability’; Fields Muslims in four states

5 Assemblies, 105 Muslim MLAs: Will their number go up or down?

EC appoints about 1000 observers for 5 Assembly elections

Destiny of Muslims in Assam rests with Congress

Profile of Candidates: Dr Baharul Islam—Man with UN assignment

Modi to campaign for BJP in five states

Assam Phase 1: 62 seats, 116 Muslim candidates but only 26 can win

BJP leaders speak in different voices on prospects in Assam

Assam: MLAs had average asset growth of about 200% in 5 yrs

Assam: 11% of candidates facing criminal cases; AIUDF at top

More crorepatis contesting Assam Assembly Election 2011

Polls for 5 Assemblies: A mid-term ‘referendum’ for UPA-II?

Urban poor not excited about election in Assam

Assessment of the performance of poll-bound 5 Assemblies

BJP fields Muslim candidates in Assam

AIUDF releases another list of candidates

Ex-CM of Assam quits Congress, joins AIUDF

Assam: Congress to contest all 126 seats, fields 27 Muslim candidates

Assam: AUDF has fielded no candidate with criminal background

AUDF declares 66 candidates for Assam Assembly poll

Its election time in Assam

Party Manifestos

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)

1. Corruption by the beauracrats, ministers and even the governor have came into focus these days followed by the 1000 crore scam in NC Hills. AIUDF will work towards eradication of corruption in the administration and will fight back the communal forces in the state.
2. Religious and linguistic minorities are often harassed and troubled in the name of detection of foreigners and Bangladeshis which affected the lives and livelihood of these communities. Genuine citizens are suffering mentally and economically as they are branded as D-voters. Prompt solution for D-voters will be sorted out. Photo identity cards will be provided and March 25, 1971 will be the cutoff date as per the Assam accord. NRC update will be carried out and those victims of clashes while protesting against the demand of various documents to prove citizenship during NRC update issues in 2010 will be adequately compensated. Once the upgradation is completed, those found illegally residing in the state will be dealt as per law. Dialogue will be initiated with Bangladesh for deportation.
3. Refuges that came to Assam will be dealt as per international law, human rights law, constitution and law of the land and will be rehabilitated accordingly if necessary even in a foreign country.
4. Agriculture is the main occupation of the state and can solve the problem of unemployment. Modern irrigation, quality seeds, low-cost fertilizer, fishery promotion will be adopted.
5. 100 days of work and 200 rupees as minimum wages will be implemented.
6. Industrialization: construction of dams and power supply projects will be developed over Brahmaputra and Barak valley.
7. Reconstruction of the longest bridge in South Asia, Dhubri Phulbari Bridge over Brahmaputra will be undertaken by the central government. Railway ‘loop line’ will be constructed in NH 31.
8. Shuttle train will be introduced between Mankachar and Guwahati.
9. Implementation of Assam District wise population pattern reflection in services of Class III and class IV Act of 1994 will be enforced as it is observed that persons from religious minority groups are not employed as per the Act since last 16 years.
10. Sachar Committee recommendations will be implemented.
11. Literacy rate of Assam is 63.3 percent while that of Muslims are 48.8 %. Measures will be taken to construct schools in the model of Navadaya schools to increase the literacy rate among the Muslims.
12. There is no hospital of 100 beds in minority- inhabited areas in Assam. Hence adequate measures will be taken into to ensure health facilities in these areas.
13. There will be no alienation of fund granted under the Prime Minister’s 15 point programme where Assam has received 203 crore. It has been observed that this fund is used under schemes like IAY etc.
14. Myadi Patta will be given to the people living in char or riverine areas.
15. 35 kgs of rice and rice/atta at the rate of 5 ruppes will be provided.
16. Implementation of right of right of children for free and compulsory education 2009 will be implemented.
17. Tea-tribes will be given adequate wages and insurance, pension facilities will be made available
18. Land will be distributed among the landless farmers.
19. 25 thousand Muslims were displaced due to different ethnic clashes in Bongagaon, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Dhubri area. Adequate compensation, rehabilitation and government job will be provided to the next of kin of those killed.
20. Adequate compensation, rehabilitation will be provided to Nellie victims and the Tiwari commission report will be made public and prosecution will take place accordingly. Government job will be provided to the victims on a priority basis.
21. Development measure will be adopted for Barak valley.
22. Border issues will be dealt with different neighbouring states.
23. Compensation will be given to those affected by the river erosion.
24. Broad-gauge rail line will be constructed.
25. Measure will be taken to stop deforestation.
26. Tourism development.
27. Special measures for pregnant women in rural areas, provision for quality medicine to the poor in the rural areas.
28. Construction of mini stadiums in villages.
29. No privatization of the oil and coal in Assam
30. Completion of border fencing in Indo-Bangladesh border.

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary released the party manifesto on March 21st.
AGP promised the following
1. Introduction of an anti-corruption Bill in order to put an end to corruption, besides ensuring financial discipline and regular salaries to employees.
2. To provide job opportunities to at least one lakh unemployed every year. “Development of human resources will be accorded priority in order to solve the problem of unemployment.’
3. “Problems of ULFA, NDFB, UPDS, DHD, Cobra Militants and MULTA will be solved through dialogue.”
4. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be updated within two years, and the Assam Accord would be implemented.
5. A permanent solution to floods and erosion would also be found.
6. Families with below poverty line (BPL) cards would be given rice at Rs 2 a kg, and the prices of essential commodities would be controlled through tough action against wrongdoers.
7. Non-provincialized schools would be brought within the State education system, and the literacy rate in the State would be raised up to 85 per cent by 2020.
8. Panchayat-level agriculture centres will be set up in order to educate farmers so as to boost agricultural production in the State. By 2020, all agricultural lands in the State will be brought under the irrigation system. The State will also be made self-sufficient in fish by 2020.
9. 100 days of works under the NREGA would be given to panchayats, which would also be handed over all the 29 subjects.
10. To put pressure on the Centre to extend the double-track rail line up to Ledo and the BG line up to Murkokcheleng, and for introduction of electric trains in the State.
11. The party would not allow the indigenous ethnic groups of the State to be deceived in the name of autonomy. He also said that the ethnic harmony in the State would not be allowed to be disturbed in the name of autonomy.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Promises were made in the manifesto. Former BJP president Rajnath Singh released the party manifesto on March 21. The major promises made by the party in its election manifesto are:

1. Good governance: Enacting of a special law to tackle corruption; setting up of a State-level Lokpal, strengthening of the RTI system; introduction of the system of online lodging of complaints; introduction of the system of open tender; mandatory declaration of assets by MLAs, MPs and ministers; and setting up of a special investigation unit for the investigation of multi-crore-rupee scams in the State.
2. Making Assam free from foreigners: Detection of all Bangladeshi nationals staying illegally in the State within a year, deletion of their names from the voters list, and their deportation to Bangladesh; total sealing of the Assam-Bangladesh border within a year; four-fold increase in the strength of BSF personnel along the Bangladesh border; update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in a computerized way; protection to refugees from Bangladesh staying in the State; and settlement of indigenous people of the State along the Bangladesh border so as to prevent people from across the border from encroaching land.
3. Tackling rise in the prices of essential commodities.
4. Opposition to mega dams and cancellation of the Lower Subansiri Hydel Power Project.
5. Robust growth of economy: Raising of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) up to 14 per cent; setting up of a State-level food security mission; special economic packages for various ethnic groups; rice to the poor at Rs 3 a kg; Rs 25,000 as one-time grant for the poor for the marriage of their daughters, etc.
6. Peaceful social atmosphere: In order to ensure a peaceful social atmosphere in the State, tough military action will be taken against foreign fundamentalists, religious fundamentalists and insurgents. Permanent solution to the cross-border crimes will also be achieved.
7. Rehabilitation of the unemployed: Successful implementation of all Central schemes meant for job generation and widening of vocational education. All the 60,000 vacant posts of teachers lying in the State will be filled.
8. Infrastructure: Speeding up of works of the East-West Corridor and mounting of pressure on the Centre for timely completion of the project; speeding up of the board-gauge project; immediate development of infrastructure in Karbi Anglong and NC Hills districts; reopening of the Chandrapur Thermal Power Plant; and change in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) master plan.
9. Development of ethnic groups and tea tribes; boosting of trade with Bhutan along the Assam-Bhutan border; and reopening of the Stillwel Road.
10. Facilities for minorities: Special identity for indigenous Muslims and a special package for their socio-economic development.
11. Solution to flood and erosion: Direct talks between India and Bhutan on the Kurishu dam in the Himalayan country and among Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and the Centre on the mega dams in the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra; regular digging of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries; and protection and preservation of Majuli.

Other issues that the manifesto has dwelt on are agriculture, revival of public sector undertakings, a definite land policy, education for all, health for all, culture, sports, women’s empowerment, and economic security of journalists after their retirement.

Congress

New schemes to be taken up in next 5 years, from Congress manifesto.

1. The process for formation of the Assam Legislative Council with the help from the Central Government would be intensified in order to strengthen the legislative system and ensuring more participation of the people. The legislative system will be made more vibrant by the induction of representatives from different ethnic groups as well as the various thought processes of experienced personalities.
2. Congress party will continue its utmost efforts trying to bring the remaining factions of ULFA and NDFB to the peace process.
3. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) 1951 will be updated by including the names of all the persons residing in Assam till 25th March 1971, in consultation with all. In order to ensure that no genuine Indian citizen is harassed during the NRC upgradation, the process will be simplified and all hindrances will be removed. At the same time, all precautions will be taken up to exclude the names of illegal foreigners.
4. To recruit more than one lakh teachers besides opening up employment avenues for 9 lakh unemployed youth.
5. Will take up with the Government of India with increased vigour the matter of granting Scheduled Tribe status to Koch Rajbongshi, Chutiya, Moran, Mottock, Ahom and Tea- tribes communities.
6. Our primary duty is to ensure that the state continues to maintain cordial relation with its neighboring states and this we have been assiduously and conscientiously trying to do over the years. We will continue our efforts to resolve border issues through mutual discussions.
7. Border Outposts will be increased, flood lights will be installed, riverine patrolling will be intensified and monitoring of the situation along the borders day in and day out through application of modern technology. Steps are also being taken to open two detention camps at the Indo-Bangla border for detaining the identified foreigners, and two special battalions will be formed under Assam Police for patrolling along the border as a second line of defence along with the BSF.
8. An Expert Committee will be set up to find out the reasons of ethnic clashes and find solutions.
9. A special development package will be implemented to meet the hopes and aspirations of the people of the hill district along with allocation of additional fund.
10. Steps will be taken to resolve the problems of small tea growers of the State. Special measures will be taken in respect of land pattas and labour issues. A special package will be taken for small tea growers.
11. Our Party will take steps to ensure that genuine Indians who have been identified as D-Voter are allowed to exercise voting rights

12. Steps will be initiated for implementation of a Metro rail service in Guwahati. Efforts will be made for creation of a separate railway division covering Assam along with seven other North Eastern states whereby youth of the North East would get job openings on priority.
13. our party will work hard to make the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Assam as aircraft hub and increase the frequency of flights and enhance the facilities to passengers in order to meet the growing demand of not only the state but the region as a whole. Moreover, steps will be taken to reopen the Rupshi Airport in Dhubri district which is in a dilapidated condition.

13. Our Government will take all steps to ensure that human rights violations like secret killings never reoccur.
14. Those persons who were Indian citizens at the time of partition and were compelled to leave their country due to persecution, atrocities and insecurity of life and property, deserve humanitarian consideration.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]

CPI(M) manifesto was released on March 23, 2011. The CPI-M has promised:

1. to control price, ensure food at cheaper rate and welfare of farmers and provide a clean government in Assam if voted to power in the assembly elections on April 4 and 11 next.
2. measures would be taken for increasing employment avenues, fulfilling the demands of government and PSU employees.
3. oppose moves for privatisation, globalisation and liberalization.
4. issues of insurgency : to solve through dialogue and negotiation.
5. infiltration: to complete fencing of border and stop harassment of genuine citizens of minority community of India in the name of tackling foreigners by providing photo identity cards, and solution of D-voters.
6. to provide adequate compensation and rehabilitation of people effected by river erosion, and flood and those displaced due to ethnic conflicts.
7. to protect the rights of the minorities, economic and educational development of muslim community as per the recommendation of Sachar Committee and reservation of 10% job for the backward muslim community as per the Ranganath Misra commission recommendation.
8. to improve the education and health facilities.
9. decentralisation of panchayats and town committees.
10. strong measures for combating violence against women.
11. to fulfill the demands of various ethnic communities to be included in the scheduled caste and tribe lists.

Sitting Muslim MLAs in previous Assam Assembly: 25/140

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Constituency

Muslim MLAs

Party

1

Karimganj South

Siddeque Ahmed

IND

2

Badarpur

Anwarul Hoque

AUDF

3

Hailakandi

Hazi Salim Uddin Barbhuiya

AUDF

4

Sonai

Kutub Ahmed Mazumdar

INC 

5

Mankachar

Dr. Motiur Rahman Mondal

IND

6

Salmara South

Wazed Ali Choudhury

INC

7

Dhubri

Rasul Hoque

AUDF

8

Gauripur

Mohibul Hoque

IND

9

Golakganj

Abu Taher Bepari

INC 

10

Bilasipara West

Hafiz Bashir Ahmed

AUDF

11

Abhayapuri North

Abdul Hai Nagori

INC 

12

Goalpara West

Abdur Rashid Mondal

INC 

13

Jaleswar

Afzalur Rahman

Loko Sanmilan 

14

Jania

Abdul Khaleque

INC 

15

Baghbar

Dildar Rezza

INC 

16

Chenga

Liakat Ali Khan

AGP 

17

Hajo

Nurul Hussain

AGP 

18

Dalgaon

Ilias Ali

IND

19

Biswanath

Nurjamal Sarkar

INC

20

Laharighat

Dr. Nazrul Islam

INC 

21

Dhing

Mobarak Ali Pathan

AUDF

22

Rupohihat

Abdul Aziz

AGP 

23

Samaguri

Rockybul Hussain

INC 

24

Jamunamukh

Siraj Uddin Ajmal

AUDF

25

Katigora

Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya

AUDF

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Manifestos

Left Democratic Front - major parties are CPI (M), CPI, RSP, Janatha Dal (S), Indian National League etc
Following are the major highlights of the LDF manifesto:
1) Housing and power to all through EMS housing project.
2) Water to every household.
3) Free food, uniform and text books for school students to ensure free and universal education.
4) Increase in welfare pension from Rs 400 to Rs 1000.
5) Old age pension to be increased to Rs 1000.
6) Corruption to be wiped out from all walks of life.
7) Ten percent reservation meant for economically backward sections in the forward communities.
8) SC status to be provided to Dalit Christians.
9) Women in unorganised sector to be given one month maternity leave without loss of pay.
10) A new corporation to be formed solely for the Diaspora from Kerala.
11) New biotechnology parks to be established.
12) New thrust to be given to Malayalam language.
13) Welfare pension scheme to be introduced for those who work in religious institutions.
14) Harithasree project to be implemented to foster paddy cultivation.
15) A Rs 500 crore project to be launched for the coastal region.
16) Public sector units to be strengthened.
17) Urgent measures to be taken to attract private investment.
18) A Rs 40,000 crore project to be introduced to develop roads in the state.
19) A project to be launched for investing Rs 10,000 for every newborn child.
20) Permanent grant for Hajj Committee, will increase aid for Waqf Board,
21) Will implement the recommendations of the Paloli Committee which suggests how to implement the Sachar Committee recommendations in Kerala.
22) Will create 25 lakh jobs over five years – 10 in unorganised sector and 5 lakh in IT and tourism sectors.
23) Will provide rice at Rs 2 per kg for all the APL, BPL consumers in the State.
24) Reservation for the backward in the upper classes
25) Will provide kits of essential commodities for Rs 150 each which would actually cost Rs 300 each.

United Democratic Front - Major parties are Congress, Muslim Legaue, Kerala Congress (M), Socialist Janatha (Democratic) Party, etc

1. 36 lakh job opportunities within 5 years. This includes 5 lakh jobs in the IT sector and 3 lakh jobs in the dairy & agricultural sectors.
2. Plenty of industrial investments in the State through corporate houses and NRIs.
3. Re1/- per kg of rice with 35 kg per month for below poverty line (BPL) families and Rs.2/- per kg of rice for other ration card holders.
4. Rs.5000/- for poor women who deliver their babies at Govt. hospitals in the State.
5. Govt. would deposit a certain amount for every baby girl born in a BPL/SC/ST family. This amount could be withdrawn at the age of 18yrs.
6. 40 units of free electricity in homes of plus-two students. A free solar lamp would also be given to them.
7. Rs,1,00,000/- would be invested in roads and rail infrastructure.
8. Promotion of private investments in higher education.
9. Professional colleges will have more seats to attract foreign students too.
10. Databank of pensioners would be created in order to make use of their services in specific areas.
11. Free bicycles to Class X students.
12. Kochi Metro project will be a reality.
13. Farm loans will be given at 3% interest.
14. Interest-free loans for students to buy computers and motor bikes.
15. Stop the exploitation by operators of other State lotteries.
16. Pepper & Horicultural boards will be established.
17. Electricity connections to every household within 1 year.
18. To form special department for welfare of women and children
19. Will take measures for minorities’ development in education and empowerment, as well as the minorities’ education programmes mentioned in the national education policy
20. Modernisation of road, rail and air networks. Will hold study for the scope of metro in Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram cities in the model of Kochi metro.
21. Will reform syllabus so as to attract more students to learn the languages of Urdu, Arabic and Sanskrit in schools.
Higher education – Will include Arabic teachers in the UGC package.
22. Will form State Minority Commission. Will implement the Madrasa Teachers’ Pension programme in an interest-free method


Muslim MLAs in last Kerala assembly: 25

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Constituency

Muslim MLAs

Party - Alliance

1

Aluva

AM Yousuf

CPI (M) – LDF

2

Tanur

Abdurahiman Randathani

Muslim League (ML) – UDF

3

Malappuram

Adv M Ummer

ML – UDF

4

Aroor

AM Ariff

CPI (M) - LDF

5

Eravipuram

AA Azeez

RSP - LDF

6

Nilambur

Aryadan Muhammed

INC – UDF

7

Vadakkanchery

AC Moideen

CPI (M) – LDF

8

Kasargod

CT Ahammed Ali

ML – UDF

9

Pattambi

CP Muhammed

INC – UDF

10

Beypore

Elamaram Kareem

CPI (M) – LDF

11

Tirurangadi

K Kutty Ahammed Kutty

ML – UDF

12

Perambra

K Kunhammed Master

CPI (M) – LDF

13

Kondotty

K Muhammedunni Haji

ML – UDF

14

Kuttippuram

KT Jaleel

Ind – LDF

15

Guruvayur

KV Abdul Kader

CPI (M) – LDF

16

Kazhakkuttam Thiruvananthapuram

MA Vahid

INC – UDF

17

Ottappalam

M Hamsa

CPI (M) – LDF

18

Ponnani

Paloli Muhammed Kutty

CPI (M) – LDF

19

Koduvalli

PTA Raheem

Ind – LDF

20

Manjeri

PK Abdu Rabb

ML – UDF

21

Kozhikode II

PMA Salam

INL

22

Tirur

PP Abdullakkutty

CPI (M) – LDF

23

Mattancheri

VK Ibrahim Kunju

ML – UDF

24

Sreekrishnapuram

KS Saleeka

CPI (M) – LDF

25

Varkkala

Varkkala Kahar

INC – UDF

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Prime minister is alert and bold: Pranab Mukherjee

Voters taking cash will be jailed, warns poll panel

Election Commission should be neutral: Karunanidhi

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Election officials seize over Rs. 20 crore from all over Tamil Nadu

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Muslim leaders are opportunistic and morally corrupt: TN Mushawarat

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Manifestos:

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) manifesto:

1. Free laptop to all higher secondary and arts and science college students.

2. Community and other certificates will be issued in the school.

3. Government school students will be given 4 set of school uniforms with chappals and Private college students will have stipends.

4. 20 kg of rice for all ration card holders.

5. Cable TV will be government owned and free cable connections for the public.

6. Free Mixie, Grinder, Fan for households.

7. Mobile hospital to serve the needs in their home.

8. Poor people will be given Rs.1.8 lakh as subsidy for home constructions.

9. Free bus pass for the public more than 58 years of ago.

10. Rs.25,000 fpr marriage along with 4 gram gold.

11. Rs.12,000 pregnancy benefits.

12. Military forces will be involved to eradicate electricity theft.

13. Three phase EB connection to be launched in rural and urban areas within 4 years.

14. Sugarcane purchase cost will be increased as Rs.2500 per ton and government sugar mills will be enriched.

15. Electricity will be given to all without any disruption.

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)

1. On the Cauvery river water issue with Karnataka, it would try to get 205 TMC water annually for Tamil Nadu to help the delta farmers and on the Mullaiperiyar dam issue, it would take action to retain the rights of Tamil Nadu, raise the dam height to 142 feet as allowed by the Supreme Court and also take action on interlinking of rivers.
2. Forming a separate ministry to protect the lives of Tamils living around the world,.
3. Will enact a law to ban cow slaughter and transportation of animals to other states
4. Protecting the Ramar Bridge in the Sethu Samudram issue and declaring it as a national monument etc.
5. Free laptops for Plus- one, Plus –two and college students, stationery for students at the beginning of the academic year and at the time of final examinations.
6. Rs.1,00,000/- deposit for female child born in a below poverty line family.
7. Free medical check-up for below poverty line families in the state
8. Sanitary napkins for women through ration shops to improve their personal hygiene.
9. A separate budget for agriculture and other promises for farmers’ welfare.

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) manifesto

1. Every district headquarter will have a medical college

2. 35 Kg free rice every month for poor families

3. Free Laptop to Adivasi students enrolled in colleges.

4. New Insurance scheme for fishermen.

5. Four-month maternity leave for government servants instead of 3 months now.

6. Free electricity supply to coconut farming and horticulture crops.

7. Extension of Chennai Metro Rail project up to Mahabalipuram.

8. Pension for the aged will be increased from Rs.500 to Rs.750.

9. Free bus pass will be given to senior citizens in local government buses.

10. Free grinder or mixi for housewives.

11. Protection to all educational institutions and places of worship of minorities.

12. Quantum of reservation will be increased for Muslims.

13. Foreign languages such as French, Spanish and Arabic will be taught in all universities free of cost for the benefit of students in jobs.

14. Direct foreign investment will not be permitted in retail trade.

Muslim MLAs in previous Tamil Nadu assembly: 7/234

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Constituency

Muslim MLAs

Party

1

Triplicane

Bader Sayeed

AIADMK

2

Vaniayambad

Abdul Basith.H

DMK

3

Ramanathapuram

Hasan Ali. K

INC

4

Aravakurichi

Khaleelur Rahman. M. A.

DMK

5

Palayamkottai

Mohideen Khan. T. P. M.

DMK

6

Madurai Central

Syed Ghouse Basha, S.

DMK

7

Thanjavur

Ubayadullah. S. N. M

DMK

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CPI-M leader apologises for comments on Mamata

Promises of change: Sonagachi voters hoping against hope

Somnath Chatterjee campaigns for CPI-M, attacks PM

No evidence for case lodged by Buddhadeb's agent: EC

CPI-M insulting national emblem: Trinamool

Stop intimidating those who fight graft, says BJP

West Bengal poll battle enters phase two Saturday

Trinamool workers allege cash bribes, besiege CPI-M leader

CPI-M colluding with BJP to split opposition votes: Mamata

31 'crorepati' candidates in third phase of Bengal polls

Rs.one crore black money seized in West Bengal

I don't respect Advani as a leader: Mamata Banerjee

Seize black money in Bengal like in Tamil Nadu: Karat

Karat denies CPI-M asked Somnath to campaign

US wants Trinamool to win: Karat

Congress says it allied with Trinamool for good reasons

I am depending on father's and Mamata's vote bank, says Pranab's son

CPI-M seeks probe into Trinamool 'black money'

US behind Trinamool-Congress alliance: Biman Bose

Maoists sneak into Bengal to disrupt polls

Sonia lambasts Left Front, sends strong message to dissidents

Vote for Left Front, appeals Somnath

Sachar report, the half-sach and West Bengal election

West Bengal Phase-2: 108 Muslim candidates in fray for 54 seats

Why Muslim-dominated seats are reserved for SCs?

Record 84.11 percent turnout in Bengal polls

Amit Mitra: I have returned to my roots

High polling in Naxalbari

Bengal parties happy with peaceful first phase polling

Polling ends in West Bengal, around 70 percent voting

Arrests of CPI-M, Trinamool leaders not comparable: Congress

Polling peaceful in West Bengal, boycott in eight booths

“Wind of change” has now lost its gale force in West Bengal

Congress warns rebels in West Bengal

Caller claims to be Buddhadeb, threatens voters

Presiding officer removed for violating poll code

Poll boycott in some areas of West Bengal

West Bengal: Fate of 57 Muslim candidates being locked in EVM today

When a table, ceiling fan, cycle are banned near Bengal poll booths

Bose backs Deb's black money allegation against Trinamool

Somnath welcome to campaign: Biman Bose

West Bengal Phase 1 poll tomorrow; 26 seats have above 20% Muslim votes

We failed to do justice with Muslims: Left Ministers talk to TCN

Bengal's 'red fort' faces challenge as voting begins Monday

Bengal legislators record 'alarming' increase in assets

34 years of Left rule: What West Bengal Muslim organizations say?

48 candidates in Bengal second-phase face criminal charges

Campaign ends for first phase of polling in West Bengal

Why Muslims left the Left? Senior Kolkata journalists speak

Bengal's future rests with Congress-Trinamool: Sonia

OK if Somnath campaigns for CPI-M, says Yechury

West Bengal: Crimes and Assets of candidates in Phase 1

What West Bengal Muslim intellectuals say about the Left regime?

Somnath gets campaign call from CPI-M minister

Zakaria Street to Matia Buruj: Wave of change sweeping Bengal

End of Left rule in West Bengal: Rahul Gandhi

Calling all hands for Bengal polls, willing or unwilling

Poll panel to monitor Bengal areas online

Report sought on non-action against Trinamool candidate

Good polling trend builds momentum for Bengal: Congress

Pranab Mukherjee accused of poll code violation

Left fears 'Trinamool-Maoist' violence during Bengal polls

CPI-M says it is not a one-man party

Poll campaigning peaks in north Bengal districts

Our MLAs will resign once they win Bengal polls: GJM

EC assures safe, free voting in West Bengal

Manifestos focus on economic issues in West Bengal

Mumtaz rides on Mamata’s wave

Fed up with Left, want change: Muslim-dominated Matia Buruj

Congress dissidents' candidates will lose: Pranab

Pranab rejects Trinamool-Maoists nexus

Mamata will run Bengal well: Pranab

Political violence big worry for Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee

293 nominees in fray for second phase of Bengal polls

Buddhadeb criss-crosses his constituency

West Bengal: Where a railway line decides status of an area

If bribed, buy biryani but don't give vote: Mamata

CPI-M a brainless party: Mamata

Buddhadeb paints town red with roadshow

Buddhadeb, Mamata hold simultaneous roadshows

Poll panel relaxes rules for blood donation camps

53,000 arrests made in Bengal ahead of polls

975 candidates in fray so far for Bengal polls

'BJP set to surprise everyone with Bengal polls performance'

Left did nothing for Bengal minorities, says BJP

11 km trek up to Bengal's highest polling booth

Tribal group calls for Bengal poll boycott

National leaders to campaign in Bengal next week

Trinamool's Amit Mitra, wife worth Rs.7 crore

West Bengal: 57 Muslim candidates for 54 seats in Phase 1

Battle for Bengal: Mamata juggernaut rolls out

Mamata slams Congress independents as CPI-M agents

Polls in Singur, Nandigram cometh, notification Thursday

Buddhadeb goes on the net to march with times

Pranab's son, daughter-in-law own assets worth Rs.5 crore

Bengal minister lampoons Mamata's 'secret formula'

364 to contest 54 seats in Bengal first phase poll

Mamata's paintings fetch Rs.60 lakh

Rule of law in Bengal after change in government: Pranab

Women power remains low in assembly polls

Mamata's paintings to be auctioned

Six-time poll loser hopes for a lucky seven

Dhoni, Kalam promos to inspire voters in Bengal polls

Top Muslim clerics bat for Mamata

Transparent land acquisition, no division of Bengal: Congress

Trinamool, Congress to launch joint campaign: Mamata

Will sack rebel Bengal Congressmen: Pranab

Congress not yet decided on joining Bengal government: Pranab

Congress counts on Rahul Gandhi in state poll campaign

India set for biggest electoral battle after 2009

Poll panel indifferent to complaints: CPI-M

GJM offers support to Trinamool-Congress combine

CPI-M, Trinamool workers killed in Bengal

Bengal's law and order not satisfactory: Poll panel official

Bengal polls: Third phase kicks off Saturday

Parties plan campaign spin to suit election pitches

Off they go to hills and marshes - on poll duty

Rising unemployment due to UPA's wrong policies: Buddhadeb

No evidence of Sourav Ganguly's CPI-M links: Official

Mushawarat issues guidelines for Assembly elections

BJP shedding ‘untouchability’; Fields Muslims in four states

5 Assemblies, 105 Muslim MLAs: Will their number go up or down?

EC appoints about 1000 observers for 5 Assembly elections

Modi to campaign for BJP in five states

Polls for 5 Assemblies: A mid-term ‘referendum’ for UPA-II?

Process for Bengal's second phase poll begins Wednesday

Trinamool creating hindrance to industry in Bengal: Minister

'Photo voters card should be produced for voting'

Three Bengal officers shifted on poll panel's direction

Mamata kicks off Bengal assembly poll campaign

West Bengal: Cong fields 21 Muslims, Siddiqullah Chowdhury’s party 13

39 Muslim candidates among 228 of Trinamool Congress

56 Muslim candidates fielded by Left Front in West Bengal Assembly poll

Manifestos:

Manifesto published by Biman Basu, Chairman of West Bengal Left Front Committee:

1. Rice at Rs. 2/kg for families with income below ten thousands per month.

2. To extend free education upto VIII standard. To come down the Dropout students below 1 percent giving them financial assistance.

3. Uniform and Bicycle among the ST,ST, OBC and Minority girls students upto class 12th.

4. At least one Medical College and Nursing College to be established in every districts.

5. To arrange Drinking water for every family and Sanitation facility.

6. Electricity connectivity to reach every family.

7. To double the allocation money for ST, SC, OBC and Minorities, Female development, Sunderban development, etc.

TMC manifesto

1. Revive West Bengal's industry with broad and deep focus on micro, small, and medium enterprises.
2. Attract large private investments in sectors such as engineering, steel, teal, jute, textiles, manufacturing, mining, power, and food processing.
3. Create employment with focus on labour intensive sectors.
4. Set up a commisson for flood control, river restoration, master plan for connecting rivers.
5. Undertake farmer-centric comprehensive rural development program with focus on increasing agricultural productivity.
6. Create centres for single point payment of taxes and other government levies.
7. Target creation of 300 ITIs.
8. 17 clusters will be selected during the first 200 days to be converted into world-class centres of excellence.
9. Develop work plan in the first 200 days to set up an industrial hub in each district.
10. Incentive packaged for backward areas.
11. creation of new universities, colleges, and schools :
a. 10 more medical colleges
b. Muslim universities & colleges
c. Matua community university
d. more madrasas, and Urdu & Hindi schools.
12. Implement the recommendations of the Sachar Committee and the Ranganath Misra commission, where 10% Urdu speaking Muslims are there.
13. Set aside a portion of the State's budget for plans intended for the educational and economic uplift of Muslims.
14. Give, without hindrance, official recognition to Urdu educational institutions.
15. Special budgetary provision should be made for imparting technical education in madrasas.
16. Health facilities in rural areas needs immediate attention.
17. Wherever Urdu speaking Muslims are 10% of the population, choice will be given for Urdu as a second language.
18. Restart Kolkota Stock Exchange.

Muslim MLAs in previous West Bengal assembly: 46/294

Sl. no.

Constituency

Muslim MLAs

Party

1

Sitai

Dr. Md. Fazle Haque

INC

2

Natabari

Tamser Ali

CPIM

3

Kranti

Fazlul Karim

CPIM

4

Chopra

Anwarul Haque

CPIM

5

Islampur

Md. Faruque

CPIM

6

Goalpokhar

Ali Imran Ramz

AIFB

7

Kumarganj

Mafuja Khatun

CPIM

8

Kharba

Mahabubul Haque

INC

9

Harishchandrapur

Tajmul Hossain

AIFB

10

Suzapur

Abu Naser Khan Chowdhury

INC

11

Farakka

Mainul Haque

INC

12

Aurangabad

Touab Ali

CPIM

13

Suti

Jane Alam Mian

RSP

14

Jangipur

Abul Hasnat

RSP

15

Lalgola

Abu Hena

INC

16

Bhagabangola

Chand Mohammad

WBSP

17

Jalangi

Unus Sarkar

CPIM

18

Domkal

Anisur Rahaman

CPIM

19

Naoda

Abu Taher Khan

INC

20

Hariharpara

Insar Ali Biswas

CPIM

21

Beldanga

Md. Refatullah

RSP

22

Bharatpur

Id Mohamma

RSP

23

Nakashipara

Kallol Kha

AITMC

24

Chapra

Shamsul Islam Mollah

CPIM

25

Amdanga

Abdus Sattar

CPIM

26

Degang

Dr. Mortoza Hossain

AIFB

27

Swarupnagar

Mostafa Bin Quasem

CPIM

28

Baduria

Md. Shelim Gain

CPIM

29

Canning East

Abdur Razzak Molla

CPIM

30

Bhangar

Arabul Islam

AITMC

31

Garden Reach

Abdul Khaleque Molla

INC

32

Maheshtala

Mursalin Molla

CPIM

33

Magrahat West

Dr.Abul Hasnat

CPIM

34

Ballygunge

Ahmed Javed Khan

AITMC

35

Entally

Hashim Abdul Halim

CPIM

36

Alipur

Frhad Hakim

AITMC

37

Bagnan

Akkel Ali Khan

CPIM

38

Pandua

Sekh Majed Ali

CPIM

39

Moyna

Sk. Mujibur Rahman

CPIM

40

Nandigram

Smt. Firoza Bibi

AITMC

41

Debra

Sk. Jahangir Karim

CPIM

42

Kharagpur Rural

Haque Nazmul

CPIM

43

Bhatar

Sayed Md. Masih

CPIM

44

Galsi

Mehbub Mondal

AIFB

45

Manteswar

Chaudhuri Md. Hedayatullah

CPIM

46

Murarai

Elahi Md. Qamre

CPIM

Elections 2012

The polls would begin on January 28 and end on March 3.

Manipur : January 28
Punjab: January 30
Uttarakhand: January 30
Uttar Pradesh: February 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, 23 and 28.
Goa : March 3

Results: March 4

Gujarat

Dec 26

16 ministers take oath along with Modi

Modi takes charge of Gujarat again - for fourth term

Dec 21

Did Gujarati Muslims vote for the BJP?

Modi's hat-trick and Muslims

Dec 20

Javed Peerzada- rare winner in the communally divided Gujarat

Dariapura- Ahmedabad Muslims got something to cheer for

In communally divided Vejalpur constituency Congress’ Muslim candidate fails to get Hindu votes

Jamalpur Khadia ‘safe’ Muslim seat turned out to be a huge disappointment

Shocker from Vagara: Congress top gun Iqbal Patel lost from Muslim dominated seat

Modi's success can deepen BJP's divisive image

BJP and Gujarati Muslims

Dec 19

Gujarati Muslims and Congress

Gujarat, Himachal poll outcomes to settle multiple contests

Gujarat set for vote count, BJP confident

Dec 17

Over 5,000 centenarians in Gujarat voters' list

Modi sweep forecast as Gujarat polling ends

Gujarat polling highest at 70.2 per cent: CEC

‘For political survival secular third force is the need of Muslim community in Gujarat’

Gujarat polling ends

Modi votes, says BJP will win

Brisk polling in round two of Gujarat polls

Politics of Narendra Modi will remain restricted to Gujarat: Prof. J. S. Bandukwala

FB page against Modi gather 7.5k likes in just three days

Dec 16

Gujarat set for final round of polling

Shweta Bhatt Vs. Narendra Modi in Maninagar - A symbolic gesture or a real election fight?

Dec 14

Gujarat polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign again Saturday

Modi misleading people in name of development: Sonia Gandhi

Dec 13

Lone voter in Gir forest casts ballot

First phase polling in Gujarat historic, says EC

Rahul, Modi continue war of words as Gujarat votes

For ‘dying’ Congress in Bharuch, Iqbal Patel comes as a savior

Voting ends in round one of Gujarat polls

Over 12 million vote in Gujarat battle round one

Dec 12

With Irfan Pathan, Modi woos youth, minorities before polls

BJP may win 122 seats in Gujarat: survey

Vejalpur constituency: an assessment of secularism in Gujarat

Dec 11

Gujarat polls: Modi slams Rahul Gandhi

Civil rights advocate Mukul Sinha is contesting elections as another ‘experiment’ in Guj

Modi vs Congress as Gujarat polls begin Thursday

Modi doesn't listen to ordinary Gujarati: Rahul

Dec 10

The mutiny in Jamalpura Khadia:Will it further reduce Muslim's political representation

Rahul Gandhi to lead 2014 poll campaign: Congress

Rahul to campaign in Gujarat Tuesday

December 9

An appeal to the voters of Gujarat

Gujarat's 'development' touches select few: PM

December 8

Muslims are the most deprived social group in Gujarat: study

Gujarat's second phase poll: 19 percent nominees with criminal records

December 7

Gujarat: Who will Muslims vote for?

Curious case of Daryapura Constituency - a glimpse of Muslim politics in Gujarat

Congress prepares for a tough fight

December 5

US lawmakers seek US visa ban for Modi

Kejriwal accuses Modi of favouring companies

Gujarat polls: Congress promises free laptops, tablets

Hold cash transfer in Himachal and Gujarat, government told

Lok Sabha adjourned over Gujarat project

Muslim participation in Gujarat elections

Congress questions Modi over gas deal

Narendra Modi’s new cheerleader: Chetan Bhagat

Focus on agro power, jobs in BJP's Gujarat manifesto

What w

Results

Uttar Pradesh

Uttarakhand

Punjab

Manipur

Goa

Uttar Pradesh

Fifth phase of UP polls - Facts at a glance

Farangi Mahal issues fatwa to not vote BSP

On the eve of Lucknow poll, politicians line up at clerics’ homes

All eyes on Lucknow in fourth phase of UP polls

Quota remarks: Poll panel notice to Verma, minister unfazed

BJP will protect backward class reservation: Gadkari

UP: anti-incumbency will produce hung assembly

Glamour of politics attracting Maulanas in UP elections

BJP complains to poll panel over quota controversy

Congress buys peace from Shia cleric, averts his anti-Congress campaign

FMSA condemns appeal by Maulana Kalbe Jawwad against congress candidates

Fourth phase of UP polls - Facts at a glance

Estimated 57 percent turnout in UP third round: Poll panel

UP polls: Round 3 ends peacefully, 57-58 percent turnout

Polling steady, peaceful in round three of UP polls

31 percent of UP third-phase candidates have criminal cases

Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali backs Congress

Vote Congress to transform UP, says Rahul Gandhi

Winning prospects of Muslim candidates in Varanasi

EC to act on Khurshid after hearing from PM

Mayawati ji, where is your Nimesh Commission, asks Khalid’s family

Muslim candidates in the third phase of UP election

BJP for Khurshid's removal, Congress reaction mixed

Third phase of UP polls - Facts at a glance

PM may intervene in Khurshid-Election Commission row

Increased voter turnout in UP elections: An analysis

Congress distances from Khurshid, BJP demands PM sack him

Mayawati responsible for plight of women in UP: Rahul

Congress indulging in communal politics in UP: Jaitley

Khurshid should follow law of the land: Congress

Voters in Gorakhpur seek 'right to reject'

No talks on BJP-BSP post-poll tie up :Nirmala Sitharaman

Rahul’s team member Nadeem Javed strong contender in Jaunpur

A village of 45 Muslim widows

Governmental neglect defines Kheta Sarai of Jaunpur

Will get backwards their dues even if poll panel hangs me: Khurshid

Poll panel goes to president over defiant Khurshid

Return of Secularism to UP

Mayawati hits out at Congress for Khurshid's remarks

Case against Modi should be closed: BJP

Peace Party’s youth icon pulling crowds in Mubarakpur

Muslims divided in Nizamabad constituency of Azamgarh

Azamgarh Muslims have resentment against Mayawati

'Poll panel raid on priest creating communal tension'

Ulema Council: More people feel cheated than elated

Batla House still boiling in Azamgarh

Uttar Pradesh to vote in second round Saturday

BSP's Satish Misra charged with poll code violation

UP Elections: 2nd Phase litmus test for Peace Party, Ulema Council

Peace Party, a dark horse in race for votes in UP elections?

Uttar Pradesh second phase - Facts at a glance

Give Congress a majority, Priyanka tells voters

Mayawati our leader and will always be so, say Dalits

Temple not on people's agenda in Ayodhya

UP voter turnout 60 percent, may rise: Poll panel

Peaceful start to UP elections, 62 percent turnout

Who'll lead Congress in UP? Not Rahul, says party

Congress looking for allies in Uttar Pradesh: BJP

UP politics still 'caste' in stone

Polling picks up pace in UP, 42 percent turnout till 3 p.m.

Cold keeps voters indoors in UP

UP Elections: 1st Phase has 109 Muslim candidates

Jor Bagh Karbala: Digvijay urges Jawwad to withdraw protest call against Congress

AIUDF to campaign for RLD in UP elections

Congress promises jobs, minority quota in UP

UP elections: Elephant moves slower as Cycle picks up pace

Peace Party questions Imam Bukhari’s support to SP

Imam Bukhari supports SP over Muslim quota promise

Phase-1 UP: 51% candidates millionaire; 38% have criminal cases

Welfare Party to contest UP elections under Ittehad Front

UP Muslims & "Social Justice"

All eyes on Muslim vote in Uttar Pradesh

Alleging sexual exploitation by Dr. Ayyub, Peace party candidate returns ticket

Priyanka and other teasers: Poll scene hots up

Rahul works his charm but UP might be too tricky

UP Elections & Muslims: Analysis of 3 major secular parties

BSP fields more upper castes, Muslims in Uttar Pradesh

BSP gives 26% seats to Muslims in UP

Kalbe Sadiq’s son joins Samajwadi Party

Samajwadi Party demands judicial probe into Batla House encounter

62 candidates in Congress fourth list for Uttar Pardesh

Mulayam removes Mohan Singh from the post of national spokesperson

Ulema Council-led alliance fields 170 candidates

Election commissioners to visit Lucknow Friday

Amend constitution to give Muslims due reservation: SP scion

BJP cries foul as CBI raids Kushwaha’s premises

Panic grips people as rumors of “people turning into stone statues” floated

Former BSP minister joins BJP

Sultanpur strongmen join Peace Party

UP elections: Group of Muslim clerics to campaign against BSP

UP poll litmus test for state chiefs of political parties

Tremors of UP election being felt in Mumbai

Ready to support any Muslim for chief minister’s post: Raja Bundela

Will Bulandshahr bail out Kalyan Singh?

Interview with Dr. Ayub, President of Peace Party

Ahead of polls, advisory panel pushes for Muslims' welfare

UP elections: Jaya Prada not to contest against Azam Khan

Babus jump into ‘dirty politics’

Western UP – Picture Not Perfect

We will be part of the UP government in 2012: Peace Party

Maya on ‘corruption free’ image makeover before UP elections

Rahul Gandhi criticizes BJP for its “double speak”

BSP swindling central funds: Rahul Gandhi

Muslim group to take out rath yatra against BSP during UP election

Mayawati sacks four ministers for corruption

Make-or-break electoral battle awaits 2012

Congress welcomes polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

Congress trying reservation card in UP polls: BJP

Election complaints? Dial 1950

Five states to go to polls January-March

Five states' poll dates to be announced Saturday

Parties divided over minority quota

Cabinet expected to meet on minority reservation

Muslims key for Congress in UP

Rahul favours younger leaders in Congress

Congress attacks Mayawati over Muslim quota

Centre returns Mayawati's proposal to divide Uttar Pradesh

Mayawati’s statement on Muslim quota is a joke: AIMBCF

Samajwadi Party leader expelled for protests against Rahul Gandhi

Muslims gherao Mulayam’s house in Lucknow

Demand for Muslim quota gathering momentum in UP

Rahul meets Muslim law board chief

Candidates

Congress :

001 Behat------
002 Nakur------
003 Saharanpur Nagar------
004 Saharanpur------
005 Deoband------
006 Rampur Maniharan (Sc)
007 Gangoh------
008 Kairana------
009 Thana Bhawan------
010 Shamli----- Pankaj Malik
011 Budhana------
012 Charthawal------ Saeeduzzama
013 Purqazi (Sc)------
014 Muzaffar Nagar------ Somansh Prakash
015 Khatauli------
016 Meerapur------
017 Najibabad------
018 Nagina (Sc)------ Phool Singh Chaudhary
019 Barhapur------ Hussain Ansari
020 Dhampur------ Anwar Jameel
021 Nehtaur (Sc)------
022 Bijnor------
023 Chandpur------
024 Noorpur------
025 Kanth------ Dr. Mohd. Ullah Khan
026 Thakurdwara------
027 Moradabad Rural------ Iftekhar Hussain Ansari
028 Moradabad Nagar------ Phoolwati Saini
029 Kundarki------ Saulat Ali
030 Bilari------
031 Chandausi (Sc)------ Satish Premi
032 Asmoli------ Babu Asrar Ahmed
033 Sambhal------
034 Suar------ Nawab Karim Ali Khan
035 Chamraua------ Matiur Rehman
036 Bilaspur------ Sanjay Kapoor
037 Rampur------ Dr. Tanveer
038 Milak (Sc)------ Chandra Pal Singh
039 Dhanaura (Sc)------
040 Naugawan Sadat------
041 Amroha------ Mohd Akil @ Munna
042 Hasanpur------ Budhiya Khadagwanshi
043 Siwalkhas------
044 Sardhana------
045 Hastinapur (Sc)------ Gopal Kali
046 Kithore------
047 Meerut Cantt.------ Ramesh Dhingra
048 Meerut------ Yusuf Qureshi
049 Meerut South------
050 Chhaprauli------
051 Baraut------
052 Baghpat------
053 Loni------
054 Muradnagar------ Surendra Kumar Munna
055 Sahibabad------ Satish Tyagi
056 Ghaziabad------ Surendra Prakash Goel
057 Modi Nagar------
058 Dholana------
059 Hapur (Sc)------ Gajraj Singh
060 Garhmukteshwar------
061 Noida------
062 Dadri------
063 Jewar------ Dhirendra Singh
064 Sikandrabad------ Nizam Malik
065 Bulandshahr------
066 Syana------ Dil Nawaz Khan
067 Anupshahr------
068 Debai------
069 Shikarpur------
070 Khurja (Sc)------ Bansi Singh Pahadia
071 Khair (Sc)------
072 Barauli------
073 Atrauli------ Brijendra Singh
074 Chharra------ Parvez Ahmed
075 Koil------ Vivek Bansal
076 Aligarh------ Yogesh Dixit
077 Iglas (Sc) ------
078 Hathras (Sc)------ Rajesh Raj Jeewan
079 Sadabad------
080 Sikandra Rao------
081 Chhata------
082 Mant------
083 Goverdhan------
084 Mathura------ Pradeep Mathur
085 Baldev (Sc)------
086 Etmadpur
087 Agra Cantt. (Sc)------ Hari Kishan Peepal
088 Agra South------
089 Agra North------ Sumit Gupta "Bhibhav"
090 Agra Rural (Sc)------ Upender Singh
091 Fatehpur------ Raj Kumar Chahar
092 Kheragarh------
093 Fatehabad------
094 Bah Amarchand Sharma------
095 Tundla (Sc) ------
096 Jasrana------ Mithilesh Yadav
097 Firozabad------ Azad Akram
098 Shikohabad------ Arvind Paliwal
099 Sirsaganj------ Harishankar Yadav
100 Kasganj------ Saed Mustafa Sherwani
101 Amanpur------ Ambrish Pal Singh
102 Patiyali------ Basu Yadav
103 Aliganj------ Rajan Pal Singh
104 Etah------ Shishupal Singh Yadav
105 Marhara------ Chop Singh Baghel
106 Jalesar (Sc)------ Anar Singh Dhobi
107 Mainpuri------ Kalicharan Yadav
108 Bhongaon------ Brijesh Kumar Yadav
109 Kishani (Sc)------ Dr. Ram Singh Yadav
110 Karhal------ Smt. Urmila Singh
111 Gunnaur------ Ajit Kumar Yadav
112 Bisauli (Sc)------ Raja Ram Kori
113 Sahaswan------ Yogendra Kunnu Babu
114 Bilsi------ Brijpal Singh Shakhya
115 Badaun------ Fakhre Ahmed Shobi
116 Shekhupur------ Bhagwan Singh Shakya
117 Dataganj------ Dr. Shailesh Pathak Urf Guddu Bhaiya
118 Baheri------ Saleem Akhtar
119 Meerganj------ Hulasiram Rajput
120 Bhojipura------ Yogesh Patel
121 Nawabganj------ Bhujender Gangwar
122 Faridpur (Sc)------ Ram Snehi Sagar
123 Bithari Chainpur------ Allauddin Khan
124 Bareilly------ Nawab Mujahid
125 Bareilly Cantt.------ Supriya Aron
126 Aonla------ Smt. Anupama Chandel Maurya
127 Pilibhit------ Syed Zaki Asharfi
128 Barkhera------ Jogender Singh
129 Puranpur (Sc)------ Sukhlal
130 Bisalpur------ Dev Swaroop Patel
131 Katra------ Virendra Pratap Singh Munna
132 Jalalabad------ Anil Verma
133 Tilhar------ Mrs. Sunita Kovid Singh
134 Powayan (Sc)------ Chet Ram
135 Shahjahanpur------
136 Dadraul------ Kaushal Kumar Mishra
137 Palia------ Vinod Tiwari
138 Nighasan------ Ajay Verma
139 Gola Gokrannath------ Arvind Giri
140 Sri Nagar (Sc)------ Smt. Mayawati @ Maya Prasad
141 Dhaurahra------ Samar Pratap Singh
142 Lakhimpur------ Raghvendra Bahadur Singh
143 Kasta (Sc)------ Bansidhar Raj
144 Mohammdi------ Ashfaqulla Khan
145 Maholi------ Gaya Prasad Mishra
146 Sitapur------ Haji Jalish Ansari
147 Hargaon (Sc)------ Smt. Manjari Rahi
148 Laharpur------ Anil Verma
149 Biswan------ Vijay Shankar Mishra
150 Sevata------ Ammar Rizvi
151 Mahmoodabad------ Mohan Prasad Bari
152 Sidhauli (Sc)------ Shyam Lal Rawat
153 Misrikh (Sc)------ Ramkrishna Bhargav
154 Sawaijpur------ Ajay Singh
155 Shahabad------ Ramdulari Kushwaha
156 Hardoi------
157 Gopamau (Sc)------ Sarvesh Kumar
158 Sandi (Sc)------ Omendra Verma
159 Bilgram-Mallanwan------ Dharmagya Mishra
160 Balamau (Sc)------ R.A. Prasad
161 Sandila------ Begum Ishrat Rasool
162 Bangermau------ Ch. Ashok Singh (Baby)
163 Safipur (Sc)------ Manish Kureel
164 Mohan (Sc)------ Ram Khilawan Pasi
165 Unnao------ Shivpal Singh Yadav
166 Bhagwantnagar------ Ankit Patihar
167 Purwa------ Dr. M. H. Khan
168 Malihabad (Sc)------ Dr. Jagdish Chandra
169 Bakshi Kaa Talab------ Smt. Sunita Singh
170 Sarojini Nagar------ Gaurav Choudhary
171 Lucknow West------ Shyam Kishore Shukla
172 Lucknow North------ Dr. Neeraj Bora
173 Lucknow East------ Ramesh Shrivastava
174 Lucknow Central------ Fakhir Siddiqui
175 Lucknow Cantt.------ Dr. Rita Bahuguna Joshi
176 Mohanlalganj (Sc)------ Harshwardhan Shyam
177 Bachhrawan (Sc)------ Raja Ram Tyagi
178 Tiloi------ Mohd Muslim
179 Harchandpur------ Shivganesh Lodhi
180 Rae Bareli------
181 Salon (Sc)------ Shiv Balak Pasi
182 Sareni------ Ashok Singh
183 Unchahar------ Ajay Pal Singh
184 Jagdishpur (Sc)------ Ram Sevak
185 Gauriganj------
186 Amethi------ Smt. Amita Singh
187 Isauli------
188 Sultanpur------
189 Sadar------
190 Lambhua------ Ram Shiromani Verma
191 Kadipur (Sc)------ Rajesh Gautam
192 Kaimganj (Sc)------ Smt. Shakuntla Devi
193 Amritpur------ Kuldeep Gangwar
194 Farrukhabad------ Smt. Louis Khursheed
195 Bhojpur------ Ramsewak Singh Yadav
196 Chhibramau------ Chhote Singh Yadav
197 Tirwa------ Digambar Singh
198 Kannauj (Sc)------ Vishram Singh Kateria
199 Jaswantnagar------ Ajay Yadav
200 Etawah------
201 Bharthana (Sc)------ Smt. Rajeshwari Jatav
202 Bidhuna------ Vinod Yadav "Kakka"
203 Dibiyapur------ Satyadev Tripathi
204 Auraiya (Sc)------ Ram Darshan Katheria
205 Rasulabad (Sc)------ Om Prakash Katheria
206 Akbarpur-Raniya------ Mathura Prasad Pal
207 Sikandra------ Lalman Singh Banjara
208 Bhognipur------ Neetam Sachchan
209 Bilhaur (Sc)------ Ram Lakhan Gautam
210 Bithoor------ Abhijeet Singh "Sanga"
211 Kalyanpur------ Devi Prasad Tiwari
212 Govindnagar------ Shailendra Dikshit
213 Sishamau------ Sanjeev Daryabadi
214 Arya Nagar------ Anil Sharma
215 Kidwai Nagar------ Ajay Kapoor
216 Kanpur Cantt.------ Abdul Mannan
217 Maharajpur------ Dharamraj Singh Chauhan
218 Ghatampur (Sc)------ Nand Kumar Sonkar
219 Madhaugarh------ Vinod Chaturvedi
220 Kalpi------ Smt. Uma Kanti Singh
221 Orai (Sc)------ Dr. Babu Ramdin Ahirwar
222 Babina------ Rajendra Singh
223 Jhansi Nagar------ Brijendra Vyas @ Damdam Maharaj
224 Mauranipur (Sc)------ Bihari Lal Arya
225 Garautha------ Ranjit Singh Judeo
226 Lalitpur------ Virendra Singh Bundela
227 Mehroni (Sc)------ Ramesh Khatik
228 Hamirpur------ Keshav Babu Shivhare
229 Rath (Sc)------ Gayadin Anuragi
230 Mahoba------ Arimardhan Singh
231 Charkhari------ Ram Jeevan Dadda
232 Tindwari------ Daljeet Singh
233 Baberu------ Shivshankar Patel
234 Naraini (Sc)------ Mahendra Verma
235 Banda------ Vivek Singh
236 Chitrakoot------ Pushpendra Singh
237 Manikpur------ Sampat Pal
238 Jahanabad------ Smt. Vandana Shukla
239 Bindki------ Haji Rafiq
240 Fatehpur------ Rajendra Singh Lodhi @ Raju Lodhi
241 Ayah Shah------ Surendra Singh Gautam
242 Husainganj------ Smt. Usha Maurya
243 Khaga (Sc)------ Alok Kaithal
244 Rampur Khas------ Pramod Tiwari
245 Babaganj (Sc)------ Suresh Bharati
246 Kunda------
247 Bishwavnathganj------ Anil Pratap Singh
248 Pratapgarh------
249 Patti------
250 Raniganj------ Rampal Yadav
251 Sirathu------ Mohd Fareed Khan
252 Manjhanpur (Sc)------ Mahendra Gautam
253 Chail------ Vijay Prakash Pasi
254 Phaphamau------ Shekhar Bahuguna
255 Soraon (Sc)------ Ajay Pasi
256 Phulpur------
257 Pratappur------ Shyam Upadhayay
258 Handia------ Rajendra Tripathi
259 Meja------ Sarvesh Chand Tiwari "Baba Tiwari"
260 Karachhana------ Dr. Bhagwat Prasad Pandey
261 Allahabad West------
262 Allahabad North------ Anugrah Narayan Singh
263 Allahabad South------ Jitendra Nath Singh
264 Bara (Sc)------ Ms. Manju Sant
265 Koraon (Sc)------ Kanhaiya Lal Kol
266 Kursi------ Nizamuddin
267 Ram Nagar------ Thakur Ramveer Singh
268 Barabanki------ Chhotelal Yadav
269 Zaidpur (Sc)------ Baijnath Rawat
270 Dariyabad------ Rakesh Kumar Verma
271 Rudauli------
272 Haidergarh (Sc)------ R.K. Chaudhary
273 Milkipur (Sc)------ Bholanath Bharati
274 Bikapur------
275 Ayodhya------ Rajendra Pratap Singh
276 Goshainganj------ Sitaram Nishad
277 Katehari------ Amit Verma
278 Tanda------ Dr. Masood Ahmad
279 Alapur (Sc)------ Jairam Vimal
280 Jalalpur------ Arvind Kumar Pandey
281 Akbarpur------ Amit Jaiswal
282 Balha (Sc)------ Poonam Kishore
283 Nanpara------ Dilip Verma
284 Matera------ Ali Akbar
285 Mahasi------ Devesh Chandra Mishra
286 Bahraich------ Chandrashekhar Singh Azad
287 Payagpur------ Mukesh Srivastava
288 Kaiserganj------ Sayyub Ali
289 Bhinga------ Md. Aslam Rainee
290 Shrawasti------ Kuldeep Chaudhary
291 Tulsipur------ Kamlesh Kumar Singh
292 Gainsari------ Fida Mohd. Khan
293 Utraula------ Ashiq Ali
294 Balrampur------ (Sc) Shiv Lal
295 Mehnaun------ Madan Mohan Chaudhary
296 Gonda------ Raghuraj Prasad Upadhyay
297 Katra Bazar------ Deep Narayan Pandey
298 Colonelganj------ Dharnebdra Singh
299 Tarabganj------ Mohanswaroop Yadav @ Pappu
300 Mankapur (Sc)------ Vijay Kumar Paswan
301 Gaura------ Abdul Kalam Mallik
302 Shohratgarh------ Chaudhary Ravindra Singh
303 Kapilvastu (Sc)------ Kailash Panchi
304 Bansi------ Ishwar Chandra Shukla
305 Itwa------ Muhammad Mukeem
306 Domariyaganj------ Sudhir Kisan
307 Harraiya------ Ajay Singh
308 Kaptanganj------ Rana Krishna Kinkar Singh
309 Rudhauli------ Sanjay Pratap Jaiswal
310 Basti Sadar------ Abhishek Pal
311 Mahadewa (Sc)------ Gauri Shankar Kannaujia
312 Menhdawal------ Madan Narayan Singh
313 Khalilabad------ Alok Yadav
314 Dhanghata (Sc)------ Archana Matham
315 Pharenda------ Virendra Chaudhary
316 Nautanwa------
317 Siswa------ Jai Singh
318 Maharajganj (Sc)------ Alok Prasad
319 Paniyra------ Smt. Talat Aziz
320 Caimpiyarganj------ Rajya Vardhan Singh
321 Pipraich------ Smt. Nirmala Paswan
322 Gorakhpur Urban------ Narendra Narain Tiwari
323 Gorakhpur Rural------ Ms. Kajal Nishad
324 Sahajanwa------ Vishwa Vijay Singh
325 Khajani (Sc)------ Rajnarayan Paswan
326 Chauri-Chaura------ Madhav Paswan
327 Bansgaon (Sc)------ Smt. Nirmala Devi
328 Chillupar------ Shyamlal Yadav
329 Khadda------ Vijay Dubey
330 Padrauna------ Rajesh Jaiswal
331 Tamkuhi Raj------ Ajay Kumar Lalloo
332 Fazilnagar------ Smt. Shashi Sharma
333 Kushinagar------ Jagdamba Prasad Singh
334 Hata------ Ramashray Mal
335 Ramkola (Sc)------ Ramanand Boudh
336 Rudrapur------ Akhilesh Pratap Singh
337 Deoria------ Jaiprakash Jaiswal
338 Pathardeva------ Suyashmani Tripathi
339 Rampur Karkhana------ Anand Yadav
340 Bhatpar Rani------ Brinda Kushwaha
341 Salempur (Sc)------ Ram Adhar Ram
342 Barhaj------ Virendra Chaudhary
343 Atrauliya------ Vibhuti Prasad Nishad
344 Gopalpur------ Dinesh Yadav
345 Sagri------ Arvind Kumar Jaiswal
346 Mubarakpur------ Abdus Salam
347 Azamgarh------ Justice K.K. Mishra
348 Nizamabad------ Poornmasi Prajapati
349 Phoolpur-Pawai------ Ajay Naresh Yadav
350 Didarganj------
351 Lalganj (Sc)------ Balihari Babu
352 Mehnagar (Sc)------ Smt. Shrungari Gautam
353 Madhuban------ Utpal Kumar Rai
354 Ghosi------ Ms. Rana Khatoon
355 Muhammadabad-Gohna (Sc)------
356 Mau------ Abu Bakar Ansari
357 Belthara Road (Sc)------ Ram Bachan Dhusia
358 Rasara------ Babban Rajbhar
359 Sikanderpur------ Rajdhari Singh
360 Phephana------ Sudhir Rai
361 Ballia Nagar------ Nagendra Pandey
362 Bansdih------ Bachcha Pathak
363 Bairia------
364 Badlapur------ Vivek Singh Raja
365 Shahganj------ Vijay Yadav
366 Jaunpur------ Mohd Nadeem Javed
367 Malhani------
368 Mungra Badshahpur------ Dr. B.L. Verma
369 Machhlishahr (Sc)------ Lal Ratnakar Nag
370 Mariyahu------ Dr. Parminder Singh
371 Zafrabad------ Tilakdhari Bind
372 Kerakat (Sc)------ Rajesh Gautam
373 Jakhanian------ Sunil Ram
374 Saidpur (Sc)------ Rajeev Kiran
375 Ghazipur------ Raghavendra Pathak
376 Jangipur (Sc)------ Shailesh Kumar Singh
377 Zahoorabad------ Surendra Singh
378 Mohammadabad------ Dr. Arvind Kishore Rai
379 Zamania------ Kalawati Bind
380 Mughalsarai------ Satish Bind
381 Sakaldiha------ Pramod Pandey
382 Saiyadraja------ Shailendra Kumar Singh
383 Chakia (Sc)------ Madhu Kant
384 Pindra------ Ajay Rai
385 Ajagara (Sc)------ Mewa Lal Bagi
386 Shivpur------ Virender Singh
387 Rohaniya------ Hira Lal @ Chakkan Maurya
388 Varanasi North------ Rabiya Kalam
389 Varanasi South------ Dayashankar Mishra 'Dayalu'
390 Varanasi Cantt.------ Anil Srivastava
391 Sevapuri------ Harshwardhan Singh
392 Bhadohi------ Tanveer Hussain
393 Gyanpur------
394 Aurai (Sc)------ Rajdev Pasi
395 Chhanbey (Sc)------ Bhagwati Prasad Chaudhary
396 Mirzapur------ Dipchand Jain
397 Majhawan------ Ajay Kumar Upadhyay
398 Chunar------ Ramraj Singh Patel
399 Marihan------ Lalitesh Pati Tripathi
400 Ghorawal------ Arun Kumar Singh
401 Robertsganj------
402 Obra------
403 Duddhi (Sc) ------

Samajwadi Party :

Constituency

Candidates

001 BEHAT

UMAR KHAN

002 NAKUR

FEROZ AFTAB

003 SAHARANPUR NAGAR

MAZAHIR HASAN MUKHIYA

004 SAHARANPUR

SARFARAZ

005 DEOBAND

RAJENDRA SINGH RANA

006 RAMPUR MANIHARAN (SC)

VISHWADAYAL CHOTAN

007 GANGOH

008 KAIRANA

MD AYUB JUNG

009 THANA BHAWAN

KIRANPAL KASHYAP

010 SHAMLI

VIRENRA SINGH, EX-MINISTER

011 BUDHANA

NAWAZISH ALAM KHAN

012 CHARTHAWAL

MUKESH CHOWDHERY

013 PURQAZI (SC)

NARENDRA BALMIKI

014 MUZAFFAR NAGAR

CHITRANJAN SWAROOP

015 KHATAULI

SHAYAM LAL SAINI

016 MEERAPUR

AMEER ALAM

017 NAJIBABAD

SHAHID ALI

018 NAGINA (SC)

MANOJ PARAS

019 BARHAPUR

KAFIL AHMED ANSARI

020 DHAMPUR

MULCHANDRA CHAWHAN

021 NEHTAUR (SC)

RAJ KUMAR

022 BIJNOR

RUCHI VIRA

023 CHANDPUR

SHERWAZ KHAN

024 NOORPUR

KUTBUDDIN ANSARI

025 KANTH

CHOWDHRY FIZA ULLA KHAN

026 THAKURDWARA

MANMOHAN SAINI

027 MORADABAD RURAL

SHAMIMUL HAQUE

028 MORADABAD NAGAR

YUSUF ANSARI

029 KUNDARKI

HAJI RIZWAN

030 BILARI

HAJI MD IRFAN ADVOCATE

031 CHANDAUSI (SC)

LAXMI GAUTAM

032 ASMOLI

PINKY YADAV

033 SAMBHAL

NAWAB IUQBAL MAHMOOD

034 SUAR

035 CHAMRAUA

036 BILASPUR

037 RAMPUR

MD AZAM KHAN

038 MILAK (SC)

039 DHANAURA (SC)

SAMARPAL SINGH

040 NAUGAWAN SADAT

ASHFAQ KHAN

041 AMROHA

MAHBOOB ALI

042 HASANPUR

KAMAL AKHTAR

043 SIWALKHAS

HAJI GHULAM MOHD

044 SARDHANA

ATUL PRADHAN

045 HASTINAPUR (SC)

PRABHUDAYAL BALMIKI

046 KITHORE

SHAHID MANZOOR

047 MEERUT CANTT.

ANIL KUMAR BAKSHI

048 MEERUT

RAFEEQUE ANSARI

049 MEERUT SOUTH

ADIL CHOWDHRY

050 CHHAPRAULI

MANOJ CHOWDHRY

051 BARAUT

SOKINDER TOMAR

052 BAGHPAT

SAHEB SINGH

053 LONI

AULAD ALI

054 MURADNAGAR

DISHANT TIYAGI

055 SAHIBABAD

PRAHLAD SHARMA

056 GHAZIABAD

SAGAR SHARMA

057 MODI NAGAR

VINOD KUMAR SEN

058 DHOLANA

DHARMESH SINGH TOMAR

059 HAPUR (SC)

KIRAN R C JADAV

060 GARHMUKTESHWAR

MADAN CHOWHAN

061 NOIDA

SUNIL CHOWDHRY

062 DADRI

RAJ KUMAR BHATI

063 JEWAR

BRJENDRA BHATI

064 SIKANDRABAD

BADRUL HASAN

065 BULANDSHAHR

SUJA'AT ALAM

066 SYANA

067 ANUPSHAHR

HIMAYAT ALI

068 DEBAI

BHAGWAN SHARMA URF GUDDDU PANDIT

069 SHIKARPUR

MUKESH SHARMA

070 KHURJA (SC)

NAND KISHORE BALMIKI

071 KHAIR (SC)

PRASHANT BALMIKI

072 BARAULI

MOHANLAL BAGHAIL

073 ATRAULI

BIRESH YADAV

074 CHHARRA

THAKUR RAKESH SINGH

075 KOIL

ZAMIRULLAH

076 ALIGARH

ZAFAR ALAM

077 IGLAS (SC)

DEVENDRA PRADHAN

078 HATHRAS (SC)

RAM NARAYAN KAKE (DHOBI)

079 SADABAD

DEVENDRA AGARWAL

080 SIKANDRA RAO

THAKUR YASHPAL SINGH

081 CHHATA

LOKMANI KANT JADAUN

082 MANT

SANJAY SHARMA

083 GOVERDHAN

KISHORE SINGH

084 MATHURA

RAJESH SAINI

085 BALDEV (SC)

RAJ KUMAR NUT

086 ETMADPUR

DR PREM SINGH BAGHAIL

087 AGRA CANTT. (SC)

CHANDRA SEN TAPLU

088 AGRA SOUTH

MOHD SHARIF USMANI

089 AGRA NORTH

ABHINAV SHARMA

090 AGRA RURAL (SC)

HEMLATA DIWAKAR

091 FATEHPUR

DR S P SINGH

092 KHERAGARH

RANI PAKHSHLIKA SINGH

093 FATEHABAD

RAJENDRA SINGH

094 BAH

RAJA ARIDAMAN SINGH

095 TUNDLA (SC)

DHARAMDAS SHANKWAR

096 JASRANA

RAMVIR SINGH YADAV

097 FIROZABAD

AZIM BHAI

098 SHIKOHABAD

OM PRAKASH SHARMA

099 SIRSAGANJ

HARI OM YADAV

100 KASGANJ

MANPAL SINGH VERMA

101 AMANPUR

VIRENDRA SINGH SOLANKI

102 PATIYALI

ZEENAT KHAN

103 ALIGANJ

RAMESHWAR SINGH

104 ETAH

ASHISH YADAV

105 MARHARA

AMIT GAURAV TITU

106 JALESAR (SC)

RANJEET SUMAN

107 MAINPURI

RAJ KUMAR URF RAJU

108 BHONGAON

ALOKE SHAKYA

109 KISHANI (SC)

BRIJESH KATHERIA

110 KARHAL

SOBRAN SINGH YADAV

111 GUNNAUR

RAM KHILADI SINGH YADAV

112 BISAULI (SC)

ASHUTOSH MAURYA (RAJU)

113 SAHASWAN

OMKAR SINGH YADAV

114 BILSI

VIMAL KRISHAN AGARWAL

115 BADAUN

ABID RAJA CHAIRMAN

116 SHEKHUPUR

ASHISH YADAV

117 DATAGANJ

PREM PAL SINGH YADAV

118 BAHERI

ATAUR RAHMAN

119 MEERGANJ

ZAHID HUSSAIN URF GUDDU

120 BHOJIPURA

VIRENDRA SINGH GANGWAR

121 NAWABGANJ

BHAGWAT SHARAN GANGWAR

122 FARIDPUR (SC)

SIYARAM SAGAR

123 BITHARI CHAINPUR

DHARMENDRA KASHYAP

124 BAREILLY

ANIL SHARMA

125 BAREILLY CANTT.

FAHIM SABIR ANSARI

126 AONLA

MAHIPAL SINGH YADAV

127 PILIBHIT

REYAZ AHMED

128 BARKHERA

HEMRAJ VERMA

129 PURANPUR (SC)

PRITAMRAM

130 BISALPUR

DR SANJEEV KUMAR

131 KATRA

RAJESH YADAV

132 JALALABAD

SHARADVEER SINGH

133 TILHAR

ANWAR ALI

134 POWAYAN (SC)

SHAKUNTALA

135 SHAHJAHANPUR

TANVEER KHAN

136 DADRAUL

RAM MURTI VERMA

137 PALIA

KRISHNAGOPAL PATEL

138 NIGHASAN

R A USMANI

139 GOLA GOKRANNATH

VINAY TIWARI

140 SRI NAGAR (SC)

RAM SHARAN BHARGAV

141 DHAURAHRA

YASHPAL CHOWDHRY

142 LAKHIMPUR

UTKARSH VERMA

143 KASTA (SC)

SUNIL KUMAR BHARGAV

144 MOHAMMDI

MD IMRAN AHMED

145 MAHOLI

ANUP GUPTA

146 SITAPUR

RADHESHEYAM JAISWAL

147 HARGAON (SC)

R P CHOWDHERY

148 LAHARPUR

ZAHEER ABBAS

149 BISWAN

RAMPAL YADAV

150 SEVATA

MAHENDRA SINGH URF JHIN BABU

151 MAHMOODABAD

NARENDRA VERMA

152 SIDHAULI (SC)

MANISH RAWAT

153 MISRIKH (SC)

RAMPAL RAJWANSHI

154 SAWAIJPUR

ASHOKE BAJPAYEE

155 SHAHABAD

BABU KHAN

156 HARDOI

SUKHSAGAR MISHRA

157 GOPAMAU (SC)

SHEYAM PRAKASH

158 SANDI (SC)

SHIV PRASAD VERMA

159 BILGRAM-MALLANWAN

KRISHAN KUMAR SINGH URF SATISH VERMA

160 BALAMAU (SC)

ANIL VERMA

161 SANDILA

MAHAVEER SINGH

162 BANGERMAU

BADLOO KHAN

163 SAFIPUR (SC)

SUDHIR RAWAT

164 MOHAN (SC)

BHAGWATI PRASAD

165 UNNAO

DEEPAK KUMAR

166 BHAGWANTNAGAR

JULDEEP SENGAR

167 PURWA

UDAY RAJ YADAV

168 MALIHABAD (SC)

INDEL KUMAR RAWAT

169 BAKSHI KAA TALAB

GOMTI YADAV

170 SAROJINI NAGAR

SHARDA PRATAB SHUKLA

171 LUCKNOW WEST

RAIHAN NAIM

172 LUCKNOW NORTH

ABHISHEK MISHRA

173 LUCKNOW EAST

JUHI SINGH

174 LUCKNOW CENTRAL

RAVIDAS MAHROTRA

175 LUCKNOW CANTT.

MRS SURESH CHOWHAN

176 MOHANLALGANJ (SC)

MRS CHANDRA RAWAT

177 BACHHRAWAN (SC)

RAMLAL AKLA

178 TILOI

MAYANKESHWAR SHARAN SINGH

179 HARCHANDPUR

SURENDER VIKRAM SINGH

180 RAE BARELI

R P YADAV

181 SALON (SC)

ASHA KISHORE

182 SARENI

DEVENDRA PRATAB SINGH

183 UNCHAHAR

MANOJ KUMAR PANDAY

184 JAGDISHPUR (SC)

VIJAY PASI

185 GAURIGANJ

RAKESH PRATAP SINGH

186 AMETHI

GAYATRI PRASAD PRAJAPATI

187 ISAULI

ABRAR AHMED

188 SULTANPUR

ANUP SANDA

189 SADAR

AROOP VERMA

190 LAMBHUA

SANTOSH PANDAY

191 KADIPUR (SC)

RAMCHANDRA CHOWDHERY

192 KAIMGANJ (SC)

AJIT KUMAT KATERIA

193 AMRITPUR

NARENDER SINGH YADAV

194 FARRUKHABAD

URMILA RAJPOOT

195 BHOJPUR

JAMALUDDIN SIDDIQUI

196 CHHIBRAMAU

ARVIND SINGH YADAV

197 TIRWA

VIJAY BAHADUR PAL

198 KANNAUJ (SC)

ANIL KUMAR DOHRE

199 JASWANTNAGAR

SHIVPAL SINGH YADAV

200 ETAWAH

RAGHURAJ SINGH SHAKYA

201 BHARTHANA (SC)

SUKHDEVI VERMA

202 BIDHUNA

PRAMOD KUMAR GUPTA

203 DIBIYAPUR

PRADEEP KUMAR YADAV

204 AURAIYA (SC)

MADAN SINGH GAUTAM URF SANTOSH KUMAR

205 RASULABAD (SC)

SHIV KUMAR BERIA

206 AKBARPUR-RANIYA

RAM SWAROOP SINGH

207 SIKANDRA

KAMLESH PATHAK

208 BHOGNIPUR

YOGENDRA PAL SINGH

209 BILHAUR (SC)

ARUNA KUMARI KORI

210 BITHOOR

MUNINDRA SHUKLA

211 KALYANPUR

SATISH KUMAR NIGAM

212 GOVINDNAGAR

ASHOKE ANSHWANI

213 SISHAMAU

IRFAN SOLANKI

214 ARYA NAGAR

JITENDRA BAHADUR SINGH

215 KIDWAI NAGAR

OM PRAKASH MISHRA

216 KANPUR CANTT.

MAHTAB ALAM

217 MAHARAJPUR

ARUNA TOMAR

218 GHATAMPUR (SC)

SOMWATI SHANKHWAR

219 MADHAUGARH

KESHWENDRA SINGH (RAMPURA)

220 KALPI

VISHNUPAL SINGH URF MANNU RAJA

221 ORAI (SC)

DAYA SHANKAR VERMA, EX-MINISTER

222 BABINA

CHANDRA PAL SINGH YADAV

223 JHANSI NAGAR

ASFAAN SIDDIQUI

224 MAURANIPUR (SC)

RAMARTI ARYA

225 GARAUTHA

DIPANRAYAN SINGH YADAV

226 LALITPUR

CHANDRABHUSHAN SINGH BUNDELA

227 MEHRONI (SC)

MUNNALAL RAJAK

228 HAMIRPUR

SHIV CHARAN PRAJAPATI

229 RATH (SC)

MRS AMBESH KUMARI

230 MAHOBA

SIDDHIGOPAL SAHU

231 CHARKHARI

KAPTAN SINGH RAJPOOT

232 TINDWARI

BISHAMBHAR PRATAP NISHAD

233 BABERU

BISHAMBHAR SINGH YADAV

234 NARAINI (SC)

BHARATLAL DIWAKAR

235 BANDA

AMITA BAJPAYEE

236 CHITRAKOOT

SUNIL SINGH PATEL

237 MANIKPUR

SHAYAMA CHARAN GUPTA

238 JAHANABAD

MADAN GOPAL VERMA

239 BINDKI

MAHENDRA BAHADUR SINGH (BACCHA)

240 FATEHPUR

QASIM HASAN

241 AYAH SHAH

ANAND LODHI

242 HUSAINGANJ

RAFE RANA

243 KHAGA (SC)

RAMSAJIVAN NIRMAL

244 RAMPUR KHAS

245 BABAGANJ (SC)

VINOD KUMAR

246 KUNDA

247 BISHWAVNATHGANJ

RAJARAM PANDAY

248 PRATAPGARH

NAGENDER YADAV

249 PATTI

VEER SINGH

250 RANIGANJ

SHIVAKANT OJHA

251 SIRATHU

KAISLASHCHANDRA KESARWANI

252 MANJHANPUR (SC)

SHIVMOHAN CHOWDHERY

253 CHAIL

CHANDRAVALI SINGH PATEL

254 PHAPHAMAU

ANSAAR AHMED

255 SORAON (SC)

SATYAVEER VERMA

256 PHULPUR

SAYEED AHMED

257 PRATAPPUR

VIJMA YADAV

258 HANDIA

MAHESH NARAYAN SINGH

259 MEJA

NIRISH CHANDRA 'GAMA PANDAY'

260 KARACHHANA

UJJWAL RAMAN SINGH

261 ALLAHABAD WEST

JYOTI YADAV

262 ALLAHABAD NORTH

SHASHANK TRIPATHI

263 ALLAHABAD SOUTH

PERVEZ AHMED

264 BARA (SC)

DR AJAY BHARTI

265 KORAON (SC)

DIPANSHU KOL

266 KURSI

FAREED MAHFUZ KIDWAI

267 RAM NAGAR

ARVIND SINGH GOPE

268 BARABANKI

DHARAM RAJ SINGH URF SURESH YADAV

269 ZAIDPUR (SC)

RAMGOPAL RAWAT

270 DARIYABAD

RAJIV KUMAR SINGH

271 RUDAULI

ABBAS ALI ZAIDI URF RUSHDIMUYAN

272 HAIDERGARH (SC)

RAM MAGAN RAWAT

273 MILKIPUR (SC)

AVDHESH PRASAD

274 BIKAPUR

MITRASEN YADAV

275 AYODHYA

TEJNARAYAN PANDEY URF PAWAN PANDEY

276 GOSHAINGANJ

ABHAY SINGH

277 KATEHARI

SHANKHLAL MANJHI

278 TANDA

AZIMUL URF PAHALWAN

279 ALAPUR (SC)

BHIMPRASAD SONKAR

280 JALALPUR

SHER BAHADUR SINGH

281 AKBARPUR

RAM MURTI VERMA

282 BALHA (SC)

SHABBIR BALMIKI

283 NANPARA

RAMHARSH YADAV

284 MATERA

YASIR SHAH

285 MAHASI

RAJESH TIWARI

286 BAHRAICH

DR. WAQAR AHMED SHAH

287 PAYAGPUR

ARUNVEER SINGH

288 KAISERGANJ

RAMTEJ YADAV

289 BHINGA

INDRANI VERMA

290 SHRAWASTI

MD RAMZAN

291 TULSIPUR

MASHOOD KHAN

292 GAINSARI

SHIV PRATAP YADAV

293 UTRAULA

MD UMAR

294 BALRAMPUR (SC)

JAGRAM PASWAN

295 MEHNAUN

NANDITA SHUKLA

296 GONDA

VINOD KUMAR URF PANDIT SINGH

297 KATRA BAZAR

VAIJNATH DUBEY

298 COLONELGANJ

YOGESH PRATAP SINGH

299 TARABGANJ

AVDHESH KUMAR SINGH (MANJU SINGH)

300 MANKAPUR (SC)

PALTURAM

301 GAURA

RAJA SHRI ANAND SINGH (EX-MP)

302 SHOHRATGARH

MRS LAL MUNNI SINGH W/O LATE DENESH SINGH

303 KAPILVASTU (SC)

VIJAY PASWAN

304 BANSI

LALJI YADAV

305 ITWA

MATA PRASAD PANDEY

306 DOMARIYAGANJ

RAM KUMAR URF CHINKU YADAV

307 HARRAIYA

RAJ KISHORE SINGH

308 KAPTANGANJ

TRIYAMBAKNATH PATHAK

309 RUDHAULI

RAMALLIT CHOWDHERY

310 BASTI SADAR

CHANDRABHUSHAN MISHRA

311 MAHADEWA (SC)

RAMKARAN ARYA

312 MENHDAWAL

LAXHMIKANT URF PAPPU NISHAD

313 KHALILABAD

ABDUL KALAM

314 DHANGHATA (SC)

ALGU PRASAD CHAWHAN

315 PHARENDA

SHAYAM NARAYAN TIWARI

316 NAUTANWA

AMANMANI TRIPATHI

317 SISWA

KUNWAR SIVENDRA SINGH

318 MAHARAJGANJ (SC)

SUDAMA

319 PANIYRA

JANARDHAN PRASAD OJHA

320 CAIMPIYARGANJ

MRS CHINTA YADAV

321 PIPRAICH

MRS RAJMATI NISHAD

322 GORAKHPUR URBAN

MRS RAJ KUMARI

323 GORAKHPUR RURAL

ZAFAR AMIN DAKKU

324 SAHAJANWA

SANTOSH KUMAR SANI

325 KHAJANI (SC)

DASHRAT CHAWHAN

326 CHAURI-CHAURA

ANUP PANDEY

327 BANSGAON (SC)

MRS SHARDA DEVI

328 CHILLUPAR

C P CHAND

329 KHADDA

NATHUNI KUSHWAHA

330 PADRAUNA

VIJENDRAPAL URF BABLU

331 TAMKUHI RAJ

DR P K RAI

332 FAZILNAGAR

VISHWANATH SINGH

333 KUSHINAGAR

BRAHMASHANKAR TRIPATHI

334 HATA

RADHESHEYAM SINGH

335 RAMKOLA (SC)

PURANMASI DEHATI

336 RUDRAPUR

MUKTINATH YADAV

337 DEORIA

DINANATH KUSHWAHA

338 PATHARDEVA

SHAKIR ALI

339 RAMPUR KARKHANA

MRS FASIHA MURAD ALI URF GHAZALA

340 BHATPAR RANI

KAMESHWAR UPADHAYA

341 SALEMPUR (SC)

MANBODH PRASAD

342 BARHAJ

PREM PRAKASH SINGH

343 ATRAULIYA

SANGRAM SINGH

344 GOPALPUR

WASIM AHMED

345 SAGRI

ABHAY NARAYAN PATEL

346 MUBARAKPUR

AKHILESH YADAV

347 AZAMGARH

DURGA PRASAD YADAV

348 NIZAMABAD

ALAMBADI

349 PHOOLPUR-PAWAI

SHAYAM BAHADUR SINGH YADAV

350 DIDARGANJ

ADIL SHEIKH

351 LALGANJ (SC)

BECHAI SAROJ

352 MEHNAGAR (SC)

BRIJLAL SONKAR

353 MADHUBAN

RAJENDRA PRASAD MISHRA

354 GHOSI

SUDHAKAR SINGH

355 MUHAMMADABAD-GOHNA (SC)

BAIJNATH PASWAN

356 MAU

ALTAF ANSARI

357 BELTHARA ROAD (SC)

GORAKH PASWAN

358 RASARA

SANATAN PANDEY

359 SIKANDERPUR

MD RIZVI

360 PHEPHANA

AMBIKA CHOWDHRY

361 BALLIA NAGAR

NARAD RAI

362 BANSDIH

RAM GOVIND CHOWDHRY

363 BAIRIA

JAIPRAKASH YADAV

364 BADLAPUR

BABA DUBEY

365 SHAHGANJ

SHAILANDRA YADAV 'LALLI'

366 JAUNPUR

JAVED ANSARI

367 MALHANI

PARASNATH YADAV

368 MUNGRA BADSHAHPUR

VINOD SINGH

369 MACHHLISHAHR (SC)

JAGDISH SONKAR

370 MARIYAHU

MRS SHARADDHA YADAV

371 ZAFRABAD

SHACHINDRA TRIPATHI

372 KERAKAT (SC)

GULAB CHAND

373 JAKHANIAN

SUBBA RAM

374 SAIDPUR (SC)

SUBHASH PASI

375 GHAZIPUR

VIJAY MISHRA

376 JANGIPUR (SC)

KAILASH YADAV

377 ZAHOORABAD

SHADAB FATIMA

378 MOHAMMADABAD

RAJESH RAI

379 ZAMANIA

OM PRAKASH SINGH

380 MUGHALSARAI

BABULAL YADAV

381 SAKALDIHA

PRABHU NARAYAN SINGH YADAV

382 SAIYADRAJA

RAMASHANKAR SINGH

383 CHAKIA (SC)

MRS POONAM SONKAR

384 PINDRA

AKHILESH MISHRA

385 AJAGARA (SC)

LALJI SONKAR

386 SHIVPUR

DR PEYUSH YADAV

387 ROHANIYA

MANOJ RAI DUPCHANDI

388 VARANASI NORTH

ABDUL SAMAD

389 VARANASI SOUTH

ISTAKBAL QURESHI

390 VARANASI CANTT.

ASHFAQ AHMED URF DABBU

391 SEVAPURI

SURENDER SINGH PATEL

392 BHADOHI

ZAHID BEG

393 GYANPUR

VIJAY MISHRA

394 AURAI (SC)

MRS MADHUBALA PASI

395 CHHANBEY (SC)

BHAILAL KOL

396 MIRZAPUR

KAILASH CHURASIA

397 MAJHAWAN

RAJENDRA PRASAD PANDEY

398 CHUNAR

JAGDAMBA SINGH PATEL

399 MARIHAN

SACHENDER KUMAR PATEL

400 GHORAWAL

RAMESH CHANDRA DUBEY

401 ROBERTSGANJ

ABINASH KUMAR KUSHWAHA

402 OBRA

403 DUDDHI (SC)

VAIJAY SINGH GAUR


Bharatiya Janata Party:

Constituency

Candidates

2 NAKUR

SHRI MELARAM PANWAR

9 THANA BHAWAN

SHRI SURESH RANA

10 SHAMLI

DR. SATENDRA VERMA S/O SH VIRENDRA VERMA

18 NAGINA (SC)

SHRI LAVKUSH KUMAR, EX-MLA

23 CHANDPUR

SMT. KAVITA CHOUDHARY

25 KANTH

SHRI UTTAM PAL

28 MORADABAD NAGAR

SHRI RITESH GUPTA

29 KUNDARKI

SHRI RAMBIR SINGH THAKUR

30 BILARI

SHRI SUSHIL THAKUR

32 ASMOLI

SHRI BHARAT SINGH YADAV

34 SUAR

SMT. LAXMI SAINI

37 RAMPUR 

SHRI JAGESHWAR DAYAL DIKSHIT

40 NAUGAWAN SADAT

SHRI YUDHVIR SINGH

42 HASANPUR

SHRI MAHENDRA SINGH KHADAGVANSHI

45 HASTINAPUR (SC)

SHRI BRIJENDRA LOHERE

51 BARAUT

SHRI NAVEEN JAIN

52 BAGHPAT

SHRI NEERAJ SHARMA

68 DEBAI

SHRI RAMSINGH, EX-MLA

71 KHAIR (SC)

SHRI ANUP PRADHAN BALMIKI

75 KOIL

SHRI YOGENDRA PAL SINGH LALU

77 IGLAS (SC)

SMT. RAMSAKHI KATHERAIYA, EX-MLA

78 HATHRAS (SC)

SMT. RAJNI DILER

79 SADABAD

SHRI SUBHASH CHOUDHARY

86 ETMADPUR

SHRI RAM PRATAP CHOUHAN

90 AGRA RURAL (SC)

SHRI OM PRAKASH CHALNI WALE

92 KHERAGARH

SHRI AMAR SINGH PARMAR

94 BAH

SHRI AAKASH DEEP TIWARI

95 TUNDLA (SC)

SHRI SHIV SINGH CHAK, EX-MLA

96 JASRANA

SMT. ANITA RAJPUT

97 FIROZABAD 

SHRI MANISH ASHIJA

105 MARHARA

SHRI VIPIN VERMA DAVID

111 GUNNAUR

SHRI RAJESH YADAV, EX-MLA

112 BISAULI (SC)

MAJ. KAILASH SAGAR

113 SAHASWAN

SHRI SAPHI SHAKIL ALAM

119 MEERGANJ

SHRI D.C. VERMA

120 BHOJIPURA

SHRI BAHORAN LAL MOURYA, EX-MINISTER

127 PILIBHIT

SHRI SATYAPAL GANGWAR

128 BARKHERA

SHRI SWAMI PRAWAKTANAND

132 JALALABAD

SHRI DAL SINGH YADAV, EX-MLA

133 TILHAR

SMT. DR. RAGINI SINGH

136 DADRAUL

SHRI AVADESH VERMA, EX-MINISTER

142 LAKHIMPUR

SHRI VINOD MISHRA

145 MAHOLI

SHRI BHANU PRATAP SINGH

146 SITAPUR

SHRI SAKET MISHRA

148 LAHARPUR

SHRI PRAMOD VERMA

152 SIDHAULI (SC)

SHRI RAMKARAN RAWAT

180 RAE BARELI

SHRI SUSHIL SHARMA

181 SALON (SC)

SHRI DAL BAHADUR KORI, EX-MINISTER

183 UNCHAHAR

SHRI RAMESH MOURYA

189 SADAR

SHRI ARJUN SINGH

190 LAMBHUA

SHRI JAI PRATAP SINGH URF JAIBABA

194 FARRUKHABAD

MAJ. SUNIL DUTT DWEDI

200 ETAWAH

SHRI ASHOK DUBEY, EX-MLA

221 ORAI (SC)

SHRI GOURI SHANKAR VERMA

233 BABERU

SHRI AJAY PATEL

268 BARABANKI

SHRI UMASHANKAR VERMA

269 ZAIDPUR (SC)

SHRI RAM NARESH RAWAT, MLC

270 DARIYABAD

SHRI SUNDAR LAL DIKSHIT, EX-MLA

271 RUDAULI

SHRI RAMCHANDRA YADAV

272 HAIDERGARH (SC)

SHRI KAPILDEV KUSHMESH

274 BIKAPUR

SHRI ANIL TIWARI, EX-MINISTER

277 KATEHARI

SHRI RAMSHANKAR SINGH

278 TANDA

SHRI SHIVPUJAN VERMA

280 JALALPUR

SHRI ARUN YADAV, MLA

281 AKBARPUR

SHRI RAM CHANDRA UPADHYAY

283 NANPARA

SHRI JATASHANKAR SINGH, EX-MLA

286 BAHRAICH

SMT. ANUPAMA JAISWAL

289 BHINGA

SHRI DADDAN MISHRA, EX-MINISTER

292 GAINSARI

SHRI SHAILESH SINGH SHAILU

298 COLONELGANJ

DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR GOSWAMI

299 TARABGANJ

SHRI PREM NARAYAN PANDEY

307 HARRAIYA

SMT. ANURADHA CHOUDHARY

308 KAPTANGANJ

SHRI GANESH NARAYAN MISHRA

318 MAHARAJGANJ (SC)

SHRI CHANDRA KISHORE, _EX-MINISTER

319 PANIYARA

SHRI GYANENDRA SINGH SAITHWAR, EX-MLA

320 CAIMPIYARGANJ

SHRI BRIJESH YADAV

321 PIPRAICH

SHRI RADHEYSHYAM SINGH

323 GORAKHPUR RURAL

SHRI VIJAY BAHADUR YADAV, MLA

324 SAHAJANWA

SHRI ASHWANI TIWARI

346 MUBARAKPUR

SHRI RAMDARSHAN YADAV

400 GHORAWAL

SHRI BRIJENDRA SINGH PATEL

 

Constituency -------- Name of the Candidates
Khatauli-------- Dr. Sudhir Saini
Meerapur-------- Dr. Veerpal Nirval
Sardhana-------- Shri Sangeet Singh Som
Sikandrabad-------- Smt. Vimla Solanki
Syana --------Shri Virendra Rana
Sikandra Rao-------- Shri Narendra Singh Chouhan
Agra Cantt. (SC)-------- Dr. G.S. Dharmesh
Agra South-------- Shri Yogendra Upadhyay
Shekhupur-------- Shri Jitendra Kashyap
Dataganj-------- Shri Rajeev Kumar Singh
Bithari Chainpur-------- Dr. Maikulal Mourya
Mahmoodabad-------- Shri Markandey Yadav
Misrikh (SC)-------- Shri Manoj Choudhary
Bilgram-Mallanwan-------- Shri Abhay Shankar Shukla
Balamau (SC)-------- Shri Raj Kishore Verma, State Gen. Secy. S.C. Morcha)
Sandila-------- Shri Vedvert Bajpai
Sarojini Nagar-------- Shri Virendra Tiwari
Lucknow West-------- Shri Suresh Shrivasta, MLA
Lucknow North-------- Shri Gopal Tandon
Lucknow Central-------- Shri Vidhyasagar Gupta, MLA
Lucknow Cantt.-------- Shri Suresh Tiwari, MLA
Harchandpur-------- Shri Narendra Singh Bhandari
Banda-------- Shri Prabhakar Awasthi
Phulpur-------- Shri Jokhulal Yadav, MLA
Gopalpur-------- Shri Yogenra Yadav
Azamgarh-------- Shri Jainath Singh
Nizamabad-------- Smt. Ranjana Yadav
Didarganj-------- Shri Shyam Sundar Chouhan, Singer
Lalganj (SC)-------- Smt. Gyanvati Saroj
Mau-------- Shri Arijeet Singh
Badlapur-------- Shri Vijay Kumar Singh
Jaunpur-------- Shri Surendra Pratap Singh, Ex-MLA
Machhlishahr (SC)-------- Dr. Vinok Kumar Saroj
Mariyahu-------- Smt. Malti Dubey
Zafrabad-------- Dr. Harendra Pratap Singh
Kerakat (SC)-------- Shri Ashok Sonkar
Zahoorabad-------- Shri Jaiprakash Rajbhar
Zamania-------- Shri V.K. Trivedi
Mughalsarai-------- Shri Chhabbu Patel
Chakia (SC)-------- Shri Shiv Tapasya Paswan, Ex-MLA
Ajagara (SC)-------- Shri Harinath Sonkar
Gyanpur-------- Shri Rakesh Dubey
Aurai (SC)-------- Shri Hiralal Pawan
Majhawan-------- Shri Chatnarayan Singh
Robertsganj-------- Shri Jai Prakash Chaturvedi, Ex-MLC
Obra-------- Shri Devenra Shastri

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD):

Constituency ------ Candidates

BIJNOR ----- Shahnawaz Rana
SAMBHAL----- Azam Qureshi
DHANAURA (SC)-----Jagram Singh
NAUGAWAN SADAT-----Mrs. Anshu Nagpal
SHIKARPUR-----Kiranpal Singh
FATEHABAD-----Satish Upadhaya
SHAMLI-----B.P. Jhalidayal
MEERAPUR-----Satish Kumar
NAJIBABAD-----Babulal Gupta
KUNDARKI-----Budh Singh
SAMBHAL-----Gaurabh Chowdhry
CHAMRAUA-----Himanshu Chopra
MEERUT SOUTH-----B.S. Bangari
DADRI-----Navneet Kumar
JEWAR-----Md. Anas

Ulema Council:

Gopalpur ----- Alka Singh
Sagdi -----Udham Singh
Phoolpur-----Farhan Akhtar
Nizamabad-----Md. Tahir Madani
Didarganj-----Bhupendra Singh Munna
Lalganj-----Kalpanath Ram
Bindaki-----Dr. Ramesh Prasad Nishad
Fatehpur-----Fehmida Begum
Aaya Shah-----Umashanker Yadav
Rampur Khas-----Abrar Hussain
Vishvantganj-----Shamim Khan
Pratapgarh------Akhlaq Ahmed
Patti-----Lalit Narayan Mishra
Raniganj-----Izhar Khan
Soraon (SC)-----Ram Singar Saroj
Phoolpur-----Pervez Ahmed
Pratabpur-----Sanjay Tiwari
Meja-----Bholanath yadav
Nautnawa-----Baburam Yadav
Baharaich -----Md. Waliullah Mazhari
Ekona-----Pawan Kumar Shriwastav
Tulsipur-----Arun Yadav
Balrampur (SC)-----Shanti Devi
Gainsari-----Shashank Shekher Tripathi
Mankapur-----Vanshram Raj
Gaura-----Umer Bhai
Shahganj-----Ramdhari Tiwari
Jaunpur -----Vijay Vidhiyarthi
Malhani-----Sudhakar Singh
Mungra Badshahpur-----Hadyanarayan Gupta Munna
Mariyahu-----Ashutosh Singh
Jamniya-----Wahid Khan
Ajagara (SC)-----Sampat Ram
Bhadohi-----Kashinath Yadav
Rabtarsganj-----Syed Alam
Maholi-----Pradam Mishra Sonu
Sitapur-----Yogesh Mishra
Bangermau------Zakir Hussain
Baushi Ka Talab------- Sangita Tiwari
Sarojni Nagar--------- Kahiru Khan
Lucknow (Purab) ------- Suman Pandey
Mohanlalganj (SC) -------Shashi Kiran
Katehri------- Dashrat Singh
Thanda------- Tabrez Alam Khan
Aalapur (SC) ------Vishram Kanaugia
Jalalpur-----M. Mokarrabin
Akberpur--------Musakddik Hussain Anjum
Jagdishpur (SC)--------Suberam Tiyagi
Govind Nagar------Muzaffar Husain Tiyagi
Aryanagar--------Md. Ali Ahmed Imran
Kidwainagar------Akil Ahmed Pappu
Kanpur Cantt.-------Sartaj Ahmed
Shahjahanpur--------Anwar Ali
Behat-------------Qari Inaam
Bijnor--------Pervez Aftab
Rampur---------Zafar Patrakar
Merut (Dakshin)-------Atiqur Rahman Saifi
Dibai-------Nasim Zaidi
Madhavgarh-------Santosh Prajapati
Kalpi-----------Vivek Yadav
Orai (SC)---------Lalman Verma
Babina-------Ravindra Agarwal
Jhansi Nagar-------Manvendra Singh Yadav Pappu
Mauranipur (SC)--------E. Mangatram
Garautha--------Kalicharan Patel
Lalitpur---------Sanjiv Shriwastav
Hamirpur-------Vijaynarayan Dubey Munna
Mahoba--------Kuwar Dr. Rakesh Singh
Charkhari---------Dr. Kamruddin
Banda--------Nadim Khan Bittu


Peace Party of Inidia

Constituency ------ Candidates
Rampur Maniharan (SC) --------Mohar Singh
Purkazi (SC) ---------Harpal Gautam
Nagina (SC)---------Chamar Madhav Ram Shastri
Bilari---------Shakil Sabri
Merut (Dakshin)--------Dr. Haji Nasim Ansari
Bagpath---------Rampal Yadav
Khurja (SC)---------Vijendra Balmiki
Aligarh-------Farid Qureshi
Tundla (SC)--------Sunil Maurya
Badayun--------Ram Ratan Patel
Nawabganj--------Haji Islam Ansari
Pilibhit Sadar------Azam Mir Khan
Barkheda-------Ramesh Verma
Mohammadi----------Rupendrapal Singh Rubi
Sitapur---------Aditya Singh
Biswan---------Abhinav Bhargav urf Raja Bhargav
Bilgram-Mallawan--------Subhash Pal
Bakshi Ka Talab---------Qaiyum Raza Kahn
Lucknow West--------Dr. Aziz Khan
Lucknow Central---------Mansoor Ahmed Qureshi
Raibaraily----------Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Jhansi Nagar--------Raj Kumar Gupta
Jaitpur (SC)---------Mrs. Usha Singh Gautam
Bikapur----------Jitendra Singh Dablu
Tanda-------Prahlad Maurya
Kernalganj-------Devi Yadav
Bhinga--------Badshah Khan
Utraula-------Dr. Abdul Mannan
Deoband-------Chowdhry Janak Singh Gujjar
Bhamli--------Salim Ansari
Budhana--------Dr. Ashok Tiyagi
Khatoli--------Surendra Pal Singh
Mirapur--------Billu Pramukh
Dhampur--------Bhupendra Singh Bata
Kant--------Anisur Rahman Bhaufi
Muradabad Rural--------Haji Mohd. Aslam
Amroha----------Himanshu Sagar
Baraut--------Sudhir Kumar Singh
Koil--------Naved Faridi
Ferozabad---------Ikrar Ahmed Alvi
Dataganj--------Harish Candra Mathil
Bahedi---------Dr. Haseeb Ansari
Bithari Chainpur--------Sunil Yadav
Katra----------Bhanu Pratap Singh
Powayan (SC)---------Hiralal Dhobi
Dadraul---------Arvind Pal
Palya-------Vishwajeet Singh Chauwhan
Sri Nagar (SC)---------Rajaram Gautam
Mahmoodabad----------Shakil Ahmed Kidwai
Misrikh (SC)--------Prem Shanker Verma
Sawaijpur----------Dr. Arun Maurya
Lucknow Cantt.---------Sardar Surender Singh Bakshi
Maharajganj-Bachhrawan----------Shyam Sunder Bharti
Kadipur (SC)---------Pravin Kumar Gautam
Itawa---------Mrituenjay Mishra urf Kuki Chowdhery
Akbarabad Raniya---------Amar Singh Pal
Kalyanpur---------Krishan Pratap Singh Kayap
Aryanagar---------Md. Israr
Kanpur Cantt.--------Tahir Ansari
Kunda---------Santosh Kumar Panday
Phulpur-------Mukundlal Maurya
Allahabad North--------Zulfikar Khan urf Jillu
Ramdauli--------Ramdas Nishad
Ayodhya---------Rajesh Kumar Mishra urf Rajan Mishra
Nanpara-------Haji Matlub Khan
Mathera--------Jumai Khan
Bahraich--------Haji Zubair khan
Tarabganj--------Alok Kumar Singh
Shohratgarh--------Athar Aleem
Kapilvastu (SC)--------Motilal Vidhiyarthi
Rudhauli-------Ajay Pandey
Mahdeva--------Goverdhan Sonker
Nautnawan--------Bhim Sen Singh urf Lallu Singh
Maharajganj (SC)--------Vishnu Dev Kannaujiya
Caimpiyarganj---------E. Sharavan Nishad
Pipraich---------Surender Nishad s/o Ganga Nishad
Chauri-Chaura---------Harilal Pasi
Khadda---------Dr. Nesar Ahmed Siddiqui
Padrauna---------Rajendra urf Munna Yadav
Tamkuhi Raj-------Surendra Gupta
Deoria--------Engg. Muktinath Mishra
Rampur Karkhana---------Amarnath Pal
Salempur (SC)---------Dr. Uday Pratap Azad
Muhammadabad Gohna (SC)---------Pradeep Kumar
Saharanpur Nagar--------Gufran Sarwar
Saharanpur---------Rahul Bharti
Jalalabad---------Dr Rima Mallik
Shamli---------Anwar Chowdhry
Purqazi (SC)---------Manoj Jayant
Muzaffarnagar---------Saleem Ansari
Khatauli-------Naseem Akhtar
Bijnor--------Prof. Iqbal Hasnain
Chandpur--------Surender Singh Gurjar
Phoolpur--------Neelam Chouwhan
Chandausi (Bhimnagar)-------Shabnam (Sarvesh)
Vilaspur---------Adv. Waseem Ahmed
Milak (SC)--------Guddi Begum
Amroha---------Engg. Naushad Saifi
Hafud (SC)--------Sandeep Balmiki
Sikandrabad-------Pawan Sharma
Anup Shahar--------Mukesh Goel
Birauli---------Choudhry Resham Pal Singh
Mathura--------Madan Bhardwaj
Aitmadpur--------Motilal Yadav
Agra South-------Pappu Gauri
Agra North-------Laxmikant Upadhya
Jalesar--------Deputy Singh urf Mama ji
Badaun--------Md. Arif Gazi
Puranpur (SC)--------Ayesha Rani
Jalalabad--------Shushil Kumar Kashyap
Tilhar--------Reema Verma
Shahjahanpur---------Ramsurat Yadav
Palia-------Meera Singh
Nighasan---------Shiv Kumar Maurya
Sri Nagar--------Raja Ram Gautam
Lakhimpur--------Yogesh Verma
Kasta--------Ramesh Chandra
Maholi--------Engg. Ramasre Arkwanshi urf R.A. Arkwanshi
Laharpur--------Anwar Ibrahim Warsi
Sahabad--------Dr. Rajendra Prasad urf Raj Pasi
Gopa Mau---------Sunita Mitra
Sandi (SC)----------Aditya Verma
Malihabad---------Anuj Gautam
Lucknow North--------Dinesh Kumar Shriwastav
Harchanderpur---------Manish Singh
Sareni--------Surender Bahadur Singh
Esauli---------Yashbhadra Singh urf Monu Singh
Lambhuwa---------Ajay Prakash Singh urf K.D. Singh
Amritpur---------Arvind Somwanti

Balrampur (SC)---------Sitaram
Mankapur (SC)---------Ramesh Barmar
Basti Sadar---------Dayaram Chodhry
Khalilabad---------Dr. Md. Ayub
Pharenda--------Ram Prakash Singh
Gorakhpur Rural---------Chedi Paswan
Sehjanwa----------Surendra Neshad
Chillupar--------Dara Neshad
Pathardeva--------Engg. R.S. Rai
Barhaj--------Durga Prasad Mishra
Mubarakpur---------Engg. Md. Irfan
Lucknow East-------Vinod Kumar Shriwastav
Farookhabad--------Mumtaz Begum Mansoori
Bhojpur--------Munni Bharti
Bhognipur--------Gajendra Singh
Kalyanpur--------Krishan Pratab Kashyap
Maharajpur--------Md. Usman
Raath (SC)--------Birbal Chowdhry
Fatehpur--------Dr. Md. Shahid Zahidi
Allahabad North---------Shiv Bhushan Singh
Kursi--------Manoj Kumar Singh
Ramnagar--------Manoj Verma
Barabanki Sadar--------Ajay Kumar Verma urf Bablu
Dariyabad--------Raja Avnish Singh
Alapur (SC)--------Jaswant Kumar
Akberpur----------Ram Nihal Nishad
Nanpara---------Haji Ramzan
Payagpur---------Neetu Mishra
Kaisarganj---------Ranveer Singh urf Munna Singh
Gasri--------Prabhakar Singh
Mehnon---------Rampal Singh
Gonda---------Yashraj Singh
Showrat Garh---------Yogendra Pratap Singh
Bansi---------Maulana Sarwar Qasmi
Etwa-------Abdus Salam Advocate
Dumariaganj---------Malik Kamal Yusuf
Mehdawal---------Anil Tripathi
Siswan---------Engg. Rakesh Kumar Mishra
Paniyara---------Dr. D. K. Singh
Gorakhpur---------Chandra Prakash Shriwastawa
Khajni--------Shambhu Bharti
Basgaon--------Rajesh Kumar Paswan
Khadda---------Bhagwan Dayal Gupta
Fazilnagar--------Shambhu Singh
Hata--------Kashinath Mishra
Ramkola--------Anil Kumar urf A.K. Badal
Rudrapur---------Anirudh Singh
Bhatpar Rani--------Yogendra Singh Senger
Madhuban--------Sidharth Rai
Belthara Road--------Naresh Kumar
Rasda-------Dr. Shabbir Ansari
Shahganj---------Ramesh Singh
Jaunpur---------Ramesh Singh
Bhatoha--------Haji Aslam Hadi

Results

Elections 2013

Results: http://twocircles.net/2013dec08/results_2013_assembly_elections.html

Delhi:

Constituencies - 70
Reserved for SCs - 12
Reserved for STs - Nil
Electors - 11,507,113
Polling stations - 11,763

Chhattisgarh:

Constituencies - 90
Reserved for SCs - 10
Reserved for STs - 29
Electors - 16,796,174
Polling stations - 21,418

Madhya Pradesh:

Constituencies - 230
Reserved for SCs - 35
Reserved for STs - 47
Electors - 46,457,724
Polling stations - 53,896

Mizoram:

Constituencies - 40
Reserved for SCs - Nil
Reserved for STs - 39
Electors - 686,305
Polling stations - 1,126

Rajasthan:

Constituencies - 200
Reserved for SCs - 34
Reserved for STs - 25
Electors- 40,608,056
Polling stations - 45,334

Chhattisgarh

Total seats: 90
Reserved for SCs: 10
Reserved for STs: 29
Total No. of Electors: 1,67,96174
No. of Polling Stations: 21,418

Polling: 11 Nov 2013 and 19 Nov 2013
Results: 8 Dec 2013


News

BJP to return in Rajasthan, retain MP, Chhattisgarh: CNN-IBN survey

BJP to win MP, Rajasthan; hung assemblies in Delhi, Mizoram: Exit poll

Over 74 percent polling in Chhattisgarh

30 percent voting till noon in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh heads for final showdown

99% of Delhi and 98% of Rajasthan MLAs represent less than 40% of total registered voters

67 percent polling in Chhattisgarh

Polling ends in Chhattisgarh

Peacefull polling in Chhattisgarh: Shinde

Firing at Dantewada polling booth

BSF trooper injured in Chhattisgarh blast

Voting picks up in Chhattisgarh amid blast, clash

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Assembly polls fact file

Five states go to polls in November-December

Chhattisgarh CM presents Rs.44,169 crore election-year budget

BJP finalises 67 candidates for Chhattisgarh polls

Congress will form government in Chhattisgarh: Jogi

Never approached for BJP election fund: IPS officer

21 percent lawmakers in poll-bound states face criminal cases

Ajit Jogi's wife, son Congress candidates in Chhattisgarh

Assembly polls will impact Lok Sabha battle: Congress

Could Modi be grounded before take off?

Kin of slain Chhattisgarh leaders get Congress ticket

Advani flags off Chhattisgarh CM's 6,100 km long `Vikas Yatra'

Congress tickets: Aspirants will need to prove their case

Raman Singh files nomination from Rajnandgaon

Accountablity is the new mantra for Congress this election

Rahul addresses Chhattisgarh tribals, promises implementation of tribal bill

Strongly hopeful of third term: Raman Singh

BJP eyes more than 272 seats in 2014 polls

Model code applicable on social media content: EC

Good governance to be BJP's focus in assembly polls

Congress accuses Baba Ramdev of campaigning for BJP

'None of the Above' introduced for assembly polls

Delhi

Assembly seats: 70
Reserved for SCs: 12
Total No. of Electors: 1,15,07113
No. of Polling Stations: 11,763

Polling: 4 Dec 2013
Results: 8 Dec 2013


News

Don't believe in surveys: Sheila Dikshit

BJP to scrape through in Delhi, Kejriwal choice for CM: Survey

Repoll at Delhi's Jangpura constituency Dec 7

Delhi EVMs under paramilitary forces' eye

Delhi records highest poll code violations in history

Delhi headed for record polling

Delhi gets serious - no outings, only voting

BJP to win MP, Rajasthan; hung assemblies in Delhi, Mizoram: Exit poll

Modi extols record voter turnout in state elections

Polling still continuing in Delhi

Politicians among first to cast votes in Delhi

Delhi sees record 66 percent voting

EC control room more organised this time

Over 1,000 sex workers vote in Delhi

Polling ends in Delhi

Delhi's first time voters want clean leadership, good governance

Political bigwigs cast vote in New Delhi

Polling in Delhi may touch record 70 percent

New Delhi first in capital to get EVM paper trail

Thanks to faulty EVM, Kalam waits for an hour to vote

Delhi records 48 percent voting till 3 p.m.

Dikshit will fare well in Delhi polls: Rahul Gandhi

Delhiites go vote, urge celebrities

Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka among early voters: brisk polling in Delhi

Nitin Gadkari sings with Sonu Nigam on polling day

AAP, Congress workers scuffle over Gandhi caps

AAP or Aam Aadmi’s movement!

60 voting machines replaced during Delhi polls

Assembly poll results will influence parliament's winter session: BJP

BJP Ads in newspapers violation of code of conduct: Petitioner to CEC

Foreign delegation to visit polling booths in Delhi

Delhi records 17 percent voting till 11 a.m.

Vote even before you eat: Kejriwal

Sonia Gandhi, Sheila Dikshit cast vote

Fought election with confidence: Sheila Dikshit

Congress, AAP contesting for second spot: Harsh Vardhan

Elderly among first to vote in East Delhi

Voter turnout will be higher: Delhi poll chief

Voting picks up in Delhi

Battle for Okhla

Delhi polls: EC texts people to vote

Delhi all set for peaceful polls, says EC

Delhi polls: Some facts from the past

Delhi polls seen as national trend-setter

Delhi votes Wednesday in a triangular contest

Delhi’s only Muslim Minister Haroon Yusuf faces tough fight at his bastion Ballimaran

In poll season, who cares for Delhi's homeless?

AAP trying to move beyond pseudo-nationalism and completely bankrupt form of secularism: Yogendra Yadav

‘Shazia Ilmi expert in concealing truth’, says Brother Rashid Ilmi

Bahenji & Biryani are new social engineering formula for BSP in Old Delhi

Popularity of Mateen Ahmed seems to be waning in Seelampur, but he may still win

Three-tier security for Delhi polls

EC records highest poll code violations in Delhi

Delhi polls campaigning ends

Delhi assembly polls: Facts at a glance

Delhi polls: Parties talk big but keep women out

BJP's Delhi CM candidate Vardhan leaves Goel sulking

Rich candidates in Delhi on EC radar

'We will not vote for anyone' says the neglected Valmiki Samaj

108 Muslim candidates in the fray in Delhi

Imams of Congress VS BJP’s Peerzadas in Mehrauli’s Muslim pockets

Okhla MLA Asif pledges to ‘use’ Congress to achieve justice

Over 1,500 sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections

32,429 officials cast votes through postal ballot

Kudankulam activists extend support to AAP in Delhi polls

46% of BJP, 21 % of Congress & 7% of AAP candidates have criminal cases

Highlights of BJP's manifesto for Delhi polls

Nitish Kumar may address Delhi voters

Delhi bookies bet on BJP, find AAP too 'risky'

Money given to media houses to defame us, says AAP

Kejriwal enrolled as voter in three places: BJP tells EC

Muslims announce their election agenda

Nationwide conspiracy to blame Modi but Muslims are tired of diabolical, says BJP’s lone Muslim candidate in Delhi

Lone SDPI candidate in Delhi trying his and party’s luck in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections

Only 50 percent young voters to cast ballot in Delhi

Congress to seek inputs for 2014 manifesto

AAP using Hazare's name, says BJP

We don't need more money for Delhi polls: Kejriwal

Ruling Delhi is not rocket science: Arvind Kejriwal

Woes of Delhi slums and the upcoming Assembly elections

99% of Delhi and 98% of Rajasthan MLAs represent less than 40% of total registered voters

AAP protests renaming of club after Sachin

Should Muslim support Aam Aadmi Party?

AAP's foreign funding being probed, says Shinde

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Assembly polls fact file

Akali Dal to field candidates in Delhi assembly polls

Prepare for assembly polls: Delhi Congress chief

As Delhi Assembly elections near, parties-Muslim leaders embrace each other

Soha, Virat brand ambassadors for Delhi assembly poll

Congress accuses BJP of hampering Delhi's development

Countdown begins for Dec 4 Delhi polls

Kejriwal will contest Delhi polls

Congress woos Delhi voters with Daler Mehndi song

First list of Delhi NCP candidates after Diwali

AAP removes a candidate ahead of Delhi poll

Poll panel nod to Delhi for onion sale

Delhi polls: Congress panel fails to choose candidates

Delhi to see three-way battle, courtesy Kejriwal

BJP has edge in Delhi, hung assembly likely

Assembly polls will impact Lok Sabha battle: Congress

Modi to address BJP rally in Delhi Sep 29

Harsh Vardhan: From doctor to BJP's Delhi CM candidate

21 percent lawmakers in poll-bound states face criminal cases

Ahead of Delhi polls, Congress puts up united front

Delhi polls: More sitting Congress legislators cleared to contest

Delhi polls: Congress consensus on 20-22 names

Goel to head Delhi BJP poll panels

Class background influencing Delhi voters' choices?

Congress will again win in Delhi: Rahul

Kejriwal vows to defeat Dikshit

Karnataka

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

1. Issue of Notification: 10.4.2013 (Wednesday)
2. Last date of making Nominations: 17.4.2013 (Wednesday)
3. Scrutiny of Nominations: 18.4.2013 (Thursday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures: 20.4.2013 (Saturday)
5. Date of Poll: 5.5.2013 (Sunday)
6. Counting of Votes: 8.5.2013 (Wednesday)
7. Date before which election shall be completed: 11.5.2013 (Saturday)
8. Hours of Poll 8.00AM to 5.00PM

Political Parties
Bhartiya Janta Party [BJP]
Indian National Congress[INC]
Janata Dal(Secular) [JDS]
Karnataka Janata Paksha [KJP]

News

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Karnataka election results –an analysis

Muslims lost Bidar, what will be the road ahead?

SDPI and WPI: A critical glimpse on their performances in Karnataka Assembly elections

Muslim candidates: Some made it others failed trying

‘Muslim representation likely to come down in Karnataka Assembly due to vote divide’

Peaceful polling in Karnataka, exit polls claim Congress likely winner

Karnataka poll: Bangaloreans remain poor voters

Congress looks likely to win Karnataka, BJP suffer massive defeat: Exit polls

42 cases of paid news in Karnataka polls

BJP's Venkaiah Naidu falls in line at polling booth

Brisk polling in Karnataka, 60 percent turnout till 5 p.m.

‘If voted back to power Congress will implement separate sub-plan for Karnataka Muslims’

We will definitely win: Nazeer Ahmed, State Secretary of KJP

Karnataka polls: The vocabulary of politics

Bengaluru’s Tannery Road and Goripalya: Symbols of Neglect

SDPI's Akram Hassan, promising change in Mangalore

For SDPI Karnataka Assembly elections is a battle to prove their worth

Karnataka polls: Corruption is main campaign issue

Karnataka elections: Congress promises to implement Ranganath Misra & Sachar Committee recommendations

Welfare Party of India: Can it make a mark in Karnataka?

SDPI’s national executive member quits party to join Congress

Abdul Azeem: A super cop turned politician

KMMM announces support to Congress as major demands accepted

BJP releases third list of candidates in Karnataka

My background sets me apart from other politicians: SDPI candidate from Sarvagna Nagar in Bengaluru

Congress second list out

Karnataka poll: Kharge's son in Congress second list

Yeddyurappa promises Rs. 2000 crore for Muslims if voted to power

Karnataka parties for advancing polling hour in peak summer

SDPI and BSP release first list of candidates in Karnataka

BJP’s second list to be out on April 9, says Karnataka CM

Advani, Modi to skip BJP's first major Karnataka poll rally Monday

Karnataka polls: Overview of first lists of BJP, Congress, JD(S)

Karnataka poll: BJP, Congress, JD-S release first list of candidates

50,000 voters name deleted from electoral rolls, says JD(S) leader Abdul Azeem

Bangalore police chief shunted out ahead of assembly polls

Karnataka poll: Congress protestor dies, BJP list Friday

Karnataka's Reddys learn money, crowds don't always mean votes

Modi to campaign in Karnataka: Sadananda Gowda

JD(S) to field 5 Muslim candidates out of 28 Assembly constituencies in Bengaluru

BS Yeddyurappa blames Congress for Muslim economic backwardness

Candidates

BJP

Sl. AC No. Assembly Name Candidate
1 216 Krishnaraja Sri S.A. Ramadas
2 217 Chamaraja Sri B. Nagendra
3 218 Narasimharaja Sri B.P. Manjunath
4 213 Heggadadevankote (ST) Sri Siddaraju
5 214 Nanjangudu (SC) Dr. Shivaram
6 215 Chamundeshwari Sri Hemantkumar Gowda
7 219 Varuna Sri S.D. Mahendra
8 220 T.Narasipur (SC) Sri C. Ramesh
9 222 Kollegal (SC) Sri G.N. Nanjundaswamy
10 186 Malavalli (SC) Smt. Sowbhagya Mahadevaiah
11 190 Shrirangapattana Sri Sridhar
12 192 Krishnarajpet Sri Srinivas
13 195 Belur Sri E.H. Lakshman
14 199 Sakleshpur (SC) Dr. Narayanaswamy
15 208 Madikeri Sri Appachu Ranjan
16 209 Virajpet Sri K.G. Bopaiah
17 202 Mangalore City North Sri J. Krishna Palemar
18 203 Mangalore City South Sri N. Yogish Bhat
19 204 Mangalore Sri Chandrahasa Ullala
20 205 Bantval Sri Rajesh Naik
21 207 Sullia (SC) Sri S. Angara
22 118 Byndoor Sri Sukumar Shetty
23 120 Udupi Sri Sudhakara Shetty
24 121 Kapu Sri Lalaji Mendan
25 122 Karkal Sri V. Sunilkumar
26 123 Sringeri Sri D.N. Jeevaraj
27 124 Mudigere (SC) Sri M.P. Kumaraswamy
28 125 Chikmagalur Sri C.T. Ravi
29 111 Shimoga Rural (SC) Sri K.G. Kumaraswamy
30 113 Shimoga Sri K.S. Eswarappa
31 114 Tirthahalli Sri Araga Jnanendra
32 76 Haliyal Sri Raju Dhooli
33 77 Karwar Sri Ananda Asnotikar
34 79 Bhatkal Sri Govinda Naik
35 80 Sirsi Sri Vishweshwara Hegade Kageri
36 81 Yellapur Sri V.S. Patil
37 83 Shiggaon Sri Basavaraj Bommai
38 84 Haveri (SC) Dr. Malleshappa Harijan
39 72 Hubli-Dharwad-East (SC) Sri Veerabhadrappa Halaravi
40 73 Hubli-Dharwad-Central Sri Jagadish Shettar
41 74 Hubli-Dharwad-West Sri Aravinda Bellad
42 69 Navalgund Sri Shankar Patil Munenakoppa
43 70 Kundgol Sri M.R. Patil
44 71 Dharwad Smt. Seema Masuthi
45 66 Gadag Sri Shrishailappa Bidarurau
46 67 Ron Sri Kalakappa Bandi
47 68 Nargund Sri C.C. Patil
48 11 Belgaum Uttar Sri Kiran Jadhav
49 12 Belgaum Dakshin Sri Abhay Patil
50 8 Arabhavi Sri Balachandra Jarakiholi
51 13 Belgaum Rural Sri Sanjay Patil
52 14 Khanapur Sri Prahlad Remani
53 15 Kittur Sri Suresh Marihal
54 16 Bailhongal Sri Jagadish Metagud
55 17 Saundatti Yellamma Sri Ananda Vishwanatha Mamani
56 18 Ramdurg Sri Mahadevappa Yadavada
57 1 Nippani Smt. Shashikala Jolle
58 3 Athani Sri Lakshman Savadi
59 4 Kagwad Sri Bharamagouda H. Kage
60 5 Kudachi (SC) Sri Mahendra Thammannavar
61 6 Raybag (SC) Sri Aihole Duryodhana
62 7 Hukkeri Sri Umesh Katti
63 20 Terdal Sri Siddhu Savadi
64 21 Jamkhandi Sri Srikantha Kulkarni
65 22 Bilgi Sri Murugesh Nirani
66 23 Badami Sri M.K. Pattanashetti
67 24 Bagalkot Sri Veeranna Charantimata
68 25 Hungund Sri Doddanagouda G. Patil
69 27 Devar Hippargi Sri Somanagouda Patil, Sasanoor
70 28 Basavana Bagevadi Sri S.K. Bellubbi
71 30 Bijapur City Sri Appu Pattanashetti
72 33 Sindagi Sri Ramesh Bhusanuru
73 47 Basavakalyan Sri Sanjay Patwari
74 49 Bidar South Dr. Basavaraj Patil Asture
75 51 Bhalki Sri Prakash Khandre
76 52 Aurad (SC) Sri Prabhu Chavhan
77 45 Gulbarga Uttar Sri Rajagopal Reddy
78 34 Afzalpur Sri Dilip Patil
79 35 Jevargi Sri Doddanagouda Patil Naribol
80 40 Chittapur (SC) Sri Valmiki Nayak
81 41 Sedam Sri Rajkumar Patil Thelkuru
82 42 Chincholi (SC) Sri Ramesh Yakapura
83 43 Gulbarga Rural (SC) Sri Revunaik Belamagi
84 44 Aland Sri Basavaraja Pavadashetti
85 36 Shorapur (ST) Sri Raja Madanagopal Nayak
86 39 Gurmitkal Sri Girish Mattennavar
87 53 Raichur Rural (ST) Sri Tipparaju
88 54 Raichur Sri Trivikram Joshi
89 56 Devadurga (ST) Sri Shivanagouda Nayak
90 58 Sindhanur Sri Kolla Sheshagirirao
91 60 Kushtagi Sri Doddanagouda
92 61 Kanakagiri (SC) Sri Rama Naik
93 62 Gangawati Sri Paranna Munavalli
94 63 Yelburga Sri Halappa Basappa Achar
95 64 Koppal Sri Sanganna Karadi
96 88 Hadagalli (SC) Sri Chandra Naik
97 89 Hagaribommanahalli (SC) Sri Nemaraj Naik
98 92 Siruguppa (ST) Sri M.S. Somalingappa
99 104 Harapanahalli Sri Karunakara Reddy
100 106 Davanagere North Sri S.A. Ravindranatha
101 108 Mayakonda (SC) Sri Basavaraj Nayak
102 97 Molakalmuru (ST) Sri Dasari Keertikumar
103 98 Challakere (ST) Sri Jayapal
104 99 Chitradurga Sri G.H. Thippareddy
105 100 Hiriyur Sri Siddesh Yadav
106 101 Hosadurga Sri D. Lakshman
107 102 Holalkere (SC) Sri Devendra Nayak
108 128 Chiknayakanhalli Sri K.S. Kirankumar
109 129 Tiptur Sri B.C. Nagesh
110 131 Kunigal Sri D. Krishnakumar
111 132 Tumkur City Sri S. Shivanna
112 133 Tumkur Rural Sri B. Suresh Gowda
113 134 Koratagere (SC) Sri Peddaraju
114 136 Sira Sri B.K. Manjunath
115 137 Pavagada (SC) Sri G.V. Vijayaraj
116 138 Madhugiri Smt. Sumitradevi
117 182 Magadi Sri Jagadish Prasad
118 184 Kanakapura Sri B. Nagaraju
119 185 Channapatna Sri Ravikumar Gowda
120 178 Hosakote Sri B.N. Bachegowda
121 180 Doddaballapur Sri J. Narasihmaswamy
122 181 Nelamangala (SC) Sri M.V. Nagaraju
123 139 Gauribidanur Sri Ravinarayana Reddy
124 144 Srinivaspur Sri Venkategowda
125 147 Bangarapet (SC) Sri M. Narayanswamy
126 157 Malleshwaram Dr. C.N. Ashwathnarayana
127 162 Shivajinagar Sri Nirmalkumar Surana
128 165 Rajaji Nagar Sri S. Sureshkumar
129 170 Basavanagudi Sri L.A. Ravisubramanya
130 171 Padmanaba Nagar Sri R. Ashok
131 173 Jayanagar Sri B.N. Vijayakumar
132 150 Yelahanka Sri S.R. Vishwanath
133 151 K.R. Pura Sri N.S. Nandish Reddy
134 152 Byatarayanapura Sri A. Ravi
135 155 Dasarahalli Sri S. Muniraju
136 161 C.V. Raman Nagar (SC) Sri S. Raghu
137 174 Mahadevapura (SC) Sri Aravind Limbavali
138 175 Bommanahalli Sri M. Satish Reddy
139 176 Bangalore South Sri M. Krishnappa
140 177 Anekal (SC) Sri A. Narayanswamy

BSP

CHIKKODI Shivanand Wantamuri Siddamallappa
BAGALKOT Farooq Pakali
GULBARGA Mahadev B. Dhani
BIDAR Jagannath Jamadar
BELLARY T. Nagendra
DHARWAD Kashimsab Mulla
DAVANAGERE Dr. Hidayathur Rahman Khan
UDUPI CHIKMAGALUR Steven J. Menezes
DAKSHINA KANNADA Girish Rai
TUMKUR Ashok
MYSORE Syed Nizam Ali
BANGALORE RURAL Mohammed Hafizulla Sharief
BANGALORE CENTRAL Vijaya Bhaskar
KOLAR N. Muniswamy
BELGAUM R.S. Patilnment
BIJAPUR Sudhakar Kanamadi
RAICHUR Shivakumar Naik Korvi
KOPPAL Shivaputrappa Gumageri
HAVERI Igal Dillppa Kariyappa
UTTARA KANNADA Hadapad Basavaraj Dundappa
SHIMOGA J. Jayappa
HASSAN A.P. Ahmed
CHITRADURGA M. Jayanna
MANDYA Krishnamurthy
CHAMARAJANAGAR N. Mahesh
BANGALORE NORTH Padmaa K. Bhat
CHIKKBALLAPUR Laxminarayan
BANGALORE SOUTH Naheeda Salma

Indian National Congress

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES NAMES OF CONGRESS CANDIDATES
001 NIPPANI KAKASAHEB PANDURANG PATIL
002 CHIKKODI - SADALGA PRAKASH BABANNA HUKKERI
003 ATHANI MAHESH IRANAGOUDA KUMATALLI
004 KAGAWAD KIRAN KUMAR T. PATIL
005 KUDACHI - SC SHAMA BHIMA GHATAGE
006 RAYBAG - SC SUKUMAR P. KIRANAGI
008 ARABHAVI RAMAPPA RAMESH UTAGI
009 GOKAK RAMESH LAXMANRAO JARKIHOLI
010 YEMKANMARDI - ST SATISH LAXMANARAO JARKIHOLI
011 BELGAUM UTTAR FAIROZ NURUDDIN SAITH
013 BELGAUM RURAL MS. LAXMI RAVINDRA HEBBALKAR
015 KITTUR INAMDAR D.B.
016 BAILHONGAL BASAVARAJ S. KOUJALGI
017 SAUNDATTI YELLAMMA RAVINDRA B. YALIGAR
018 RAMDURG ASHOK MAHADEVAPPA PATTAN
019 MUDHOL - SC THIMMAPUR R.B.
020 TERDAL MS. UMASHREE
021 JAMKHANDI SIDDU NYAMEGOUDA
022 BILGI JAGADISH T. PATIL
023 BADAMI DEVARAJ H. PATIL
024 BAGALKOT METI H.Y.
025 HUNGUND VIJAYANANDA S. KASHAPANAVAR
026 MUDDEBIHAL APPAJI @ C.S. NADAGOUDA
027 DEVAR HIPPARGI A.S. PATIL
028 BASAVANA BAGEVADI SHIVANAND S. PATIL
029 BABALESWAR M.B.PATIL
031 NAGTHAN - SC ALGUR H.R. (RAJU)
032 INDI YASHWANTHRAOGOUDA V. PATIL
033 SINDGI SHARANAPPA T. SUNAGAR
034 AFZALPUR MALIKAYYA V. GUTTEDAR
036 SHORAPUR - ST RAJA VENKATAPPA NAIK
037 SHAHPUR SHARANABASAPPA DARSHNAPUR
038 YADGIR MAALAKARADDY A.B.
039 GURMITKAL BABURAO CHINCHANSUR
041 SEDAM DR. SHARAN PRAKASH RUDRAPPA PATIL
042 CHINCHOLI - SC UMESH G. JADHAV
043 GULBARGA RURAL - SC RAMAKRISHNA G.
044 GULBARGA DAKSHIN KAILASHNATH PATIL
045 GULBARGA UTTAR QAMARUL ISLAM
046 ALAND SIDDANNA SHAIGAGI
047 BASAVAKALYAN NARAYAN RAO B.
048 HOMNABAD RAJASHEKAR BASWARAJ PATIL
049 BIDAR SOUTH MS. MEENAKSHI BAI
050 BIDAR RAHEEM KHAN
051 BHALKI ESHWAR BHIMANNA KHANDRE
054 RAICHUR SYED YASIN
056 DEVADURGA - ST VENKATESH NAIK
057 LINGSUGUR - SC PAMAYYA MURARI
058 SINDHANUR HAMPANAGOUDA BADARLI
060 KUSHTAGI AMAREGOUDA L. BAYYAPUR
061 KANAKAGIRI - SC SHIVARAJ TANGADAGI
063 YELBURGA BASAVARAJ RAYAREDDI
064 KOPPAL RAGHAVENDRA HITNAL
065 SHIRAHATTI - SC DODDAMANI R. SHIDDALINGAPPA
066 GADAG PATIL H.K.
067 RON GURUPADA S. PATIL
068 NARGUND BASAVARADDI YAVAGAL
069 NAVALGUND KALAPPA N. GADDI
070 KUNDGOL CHANNABASAPPA S. SHIVALLI
071 DHARWAD VINAY KULKARNI
072 HUBLI - DHARWAD-EAST - SC PRASAD ABBAYYA
076 HALIYAL R.V. DESHPANDE
078 KUMTA MS. SHARADA MOHAN SHETTY
079 BHATKAL J.D. NAIK
081 YELLAPUR SHIVARAM HEBBARAR
083 SHIGGAON SAYED AZEEMPUR KHADRI
084 HAVERI - SC RUDRAPPA MANAPPA LAMANI
085 BYADGI BASAVARAJ N. SHIVANNAVAR
086 HIREKERUR B.C. PATIL
087 RANIBENNUR KOLIWAD K.B.
088 HADAGALLI - SC PARAMESHWARA NAIK P.T.
089 HAGARIBOMMANAHALLI - SC MARANNA L.
090 VIJAYANAGARA ABDUL WAHAB H.
091 KAMPLI - ST GUJJAL NAGARAJ
092 SIRUGUPPA- ST NAGARAJ B.M.
093 BELLARY - ST ASUNDI VANNURAPPA
095 SANDUR - ST E. TUKARAM
096 KUDLIGI - ST VENKATESH S.
097 MOLAKALMURU - ST N.Y. GOPALA KRISHNA
098 CHALLAKERE - ST RAGHU MURTHY T.
099 CHITRADURGA MANJUNATHA G.S.
101 HOSADURGA GOVINDAPPA B.G.
102 HOLALKERE - SC ANJANEYA H.
103 JAGALUR - ST RAJESH H.P.
104 HARAPANAHALLI RAVINDRA M.P.
105 HARIHAR RAMAPPA S.
108 MAYAKONDA-SC SHIVAMURTHY K.
109 CHANNAGIRI VADNAL RAJANNA
110 HONNALI SHANTHANAGOUDA D.G.
111 SHIMOGA RURAL - SC KARIYANNA
113 SHIMOGA PRASANNA KUMAR K.B.
114 TIRTHAHALLI KIMMANE RATHNAKAR
115 SHIKARIPURA SHANTHAVEERAPPA GOWDA H.S.
116 SORAB KUMAR BANGARAPPA S.
117 SAGAR KAGODU THIMMAPPA
118 BYNDOOR GOPAL POOJARY K.
119 KUNDAPURA MALYADI SHIVRAM SHETTY
120 UDUPI PRAMOD MADHWARAJ
122 KARKAL H. GOPAL BHANDARY
123 SRINGERI RAJEGOWDA T.D.
124 MUDIGERE - SC CHANDRAPPA B.N.
125 CHIKMAGALUR SMT. SHANTE GOWDA K.S.
127 KADUR MALLIKARJUN K.B.
129 TIPTUR SHADAKSHARI K.
131 KUNIGAL B.B. RAMASWAMY GOWDA
132 TUMKUR CITY RAFEEQ AHMED S.
133 TUMKUR RURAL AUDITOR NAGARAJ YALACHAVADI
134 KORATAGERE - SC DR. G. PARAMESHWARA
135 GUBBI HONNAGIRIGOWDA
136 SIRA T.B. JAYACHANDRA
137 PAVAGADA - SC VENKATESH H.V.
138 MADHUGIRI RAJANNA K.N.
139 GAURIBIDANUR SHIVSHANKAR REDDY N.H.
140 BAGEPALLI SAMPANGI. N.
142 SIDLAGHATTA V.MUNIYAPPA
143 CHINTAMANI MS. VANI KRISHNAREDDY
144 SRINIVASPUR RAMESHKUMAR K.R.
147 BANGARAPET - SC NARAYANASWAMY S.N.
148 KOLAR NASEER AHMED
150 YELAHANKA GOPALA KRISHNA M.N.
152 BYATARAYANAPURA KRISHNA BYREGOWDA
153 YESHVANTHAPURA SOMASHEKAR S.T.
155 DASARAHALLI DR. B.L. SHANKAR
156 MAHALAKSHMI LAYOUT N.L. NARENDRA BABU
159 PULAKESHINAGAR - SC PRASANNA KUMAR B.
160 SARVAGNANAGAR K.J. GEORGE
162 SHIVAJINAGAR R. ROSHAN BAIG
163 SHANTI NAGAR N.A. HARRIS
164 GANDHI NAGAR DINESH GUNDU RAO
165 RAJAJI NAGAR MS. MANJULA NAIDU R.
166 GOVINDRAJ NAGAR PRIYA KRISHNA
167 VIJAY NAGAR M. KRISHNAPPA
169 CHICKPET DEVARAJ R.V.
170 BASAVANAGUDI CHANDRASHEKAR B.K.
172 B T M LAYOUT RAMALINGA REDDY
175 BOMMANAHALLI NAGABHUSHANA C.
177 ANEKAL - SC SHIVANNA B.
178 HOSAKOTE NAGARAJA (M.T.B) N.
181 NELAMANGALA - SC ANJANAMURTHY
182 MAGADI MANJUNATHA A.
183 RAMANAGARAM MARIDEVARU
184 KANAKAPURA D.K.SHIVAKUMAR
185 CHANNAPATNA SADATH ALI KHAN
187 MADDUR MADHU G.M.
188 MELUKOTE RAVI L.D.
189 MANDYA M.H. AMBAREESH
191 NAGAMANGALA SURESH GOWDA
192 KRISHNARAJPET K.B.CHANDRASHEKAR
194 ARSIKERE SHIVARAM B
195 BELUR RUDRESH GOWDA Y.N.
196 HASSAN MAHESH H.K.
197 HOLENARASIPUR SMT. ANUPAMA S.G.
198 ARKALGUD MANJU A.
199 SAKLESHPUR - SC MALLESH D.
200 BELTHANGADY K. VASANTH BANGERA
201 MOODABIDRI K. ABHAYACHANDRA JAIN
203 MANGALORE CITY SOUTH JOHN RICHARD LOBO
204 MANGALORE U.T.KHADAR
205 BANTVAL B. RAMANATHA RAI
207 SULLIA - SC RAGHU B.
208 MADIKERI LOKESH K.M.
209 VIRAJPET PRADEEP B.T.
210 PIRIYAPATNA K. VENKATESH
211 KRISHNARAJANAGARA DODDASWAME GOWDA
212 HUNSUR H.P.MANJUNATH
213 HEGGADADEVANKOTE - ST CHIKKANNA
214 NANJANGUD - SC V. SRINIVASA PRASAD
215 CHAMUNDERHWARI M. SATHYANARAYANA
216 KRISHNARAJA SOMASHEKAR M.K.
217 CHAMARAJA VASU
218 NARASIMHARAJA TANVEER SAIT
219 VARUNA SIDDARAMAIAH
220 T. NARASIPUR - SC DR. H.C. MAHADEVAPPA
221 HANUR R. NARENDRA
222 KOLLEGAL - SC JAYANNA S.
223 CHAMARAJANAGAR C. PUTTARANGA SHETTY
224 GUNDLUPET H.S.MAHADEVA PRASAD

SDPI

1 Smt. Hemalata, MBA, Pulakeshi Nagar

2 Abdul Majeed, Narasimharaja

3 Moulana Usman Baig, Chamrajpet

4 Dr. Mehboob Sharieff, Sarwagna Nagar

5 Syed Fakhruddin, Hebbal Assembly

6 Mujahid Pasha, Chickpet

7 Dr. Mohammed, Bijapur Assembly

8 Prof. Shabbir Mustafa, Chamraja

9 Abdul Hakeem, Kapu Assembly

10 Abdul Jaleel, Mangalore South

11 Adv Abdul Majeed, Bantwal Assembly

12 Abubaker Kulai, Mangalore North

13 Akram Hassan, Mangalore

14 Ismail Engineer, Modibideri

15 Kusappa Sulliya, Assembly

16 K.A Siddiq, Puttur Assembly

17 Sadiq Jameel, Tumkur City

18 K B Basheer, Shimoga

19 Sufi Ibrahim, Hassan

20 Abdul Raheem, Gulbarga North

21 Usman, Virajpet

22 Fairoz Ali khan, Ramnagaram

23 Kiran Kumar, Hunsur

24 Mohammed Tahir, Mandya

Welfare Party of India

1. Malleshwaram. Dr. B. T. Lapiths Naik
2. Sarvagnagar. Mufti Si. M. Shakir
3. Chiknayakanhalli. Hanumantha Rama Naik
4. Gulbarga Uttar. Abdul Hameed Faran
5. Chittapur. Ms. Dhanalaxmi Rathod
6. Bagalkot. Neela Naik
7. Narasimharaja. Mohammed Tahir Ali
8. Bijapur City. Abivikas Peerzada
9. Dear Hippargi. Syed Irfanullah Munshi
10. Basavana Bagevadi. Nader Mohammed Haneef Dundasi
11. Kadur. Kumar Naik
12. Basavakalyan. Serdar Khan

Rajasthan

Assembly seats: 200
Reserved for SCs: 34
Reserved for STs: 25
Total No. of Electors: 4,06,08056
No. of Polling Stations: 45,334

Polling: 1 Dec 2013
Results: 8 Dec 2013


Rajasthan counts votes Sunday

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Invoking the divine ahead of poll results in Rajasthan

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BJP to win MP, Rajasthan; hung assemblies in Delhi, Mizoram: Exit poll

Rajasthan candidates pray to gods for victory

Millions vote in Rajasthan; BJP, Congress claim victory

Brisk polling in Rajasthan

Rajasthan goes to poll

When Muslims try to build resistance and form party, they are blamed for being spoilers: WPI Raj President

Political heir takes on queen and a caste god in Sawai Madhopur

Divisive politics not good for social fabric of country: Ajmer Dargarh Dewan

In Jaipur Congress old guard and debutant seek to break stall on Muslim representation

In Rajasthan elections politics conquer justice in Gopalgarh firing

Congress, BJP battle it out in Rajasthan

Campaigning ends in Rajasthan

Curious case of ‘Hindu’ Ajmer and ‘Muslim’ Pushkar

Riding on ‘liberal inclusive’ image of Vasundhra BJP hopes to gain minorities votes in Rajasthan

People want to punish Congress this time, says Modi

BJP manifesto in Rajasthan has some offers for Muslims too, nothing extraordinary though

Narendra Modi’s speech at Sawai Madhopur, local Muslims react

Opposition anti-poor, says Rahul

Congress releases manifesto in Rajasthan

2,096 candidates in Rajasthan polls

99% of Delhi and 98% of Rajasthan MLAs represent less than 40% of total registered voters

Congress, BJP declare candidates for Rajasthan polls

Assembly poll winners represent few voters

Assembly polls fact file

Rajasthan polls: Congress releases second list

Five states go to polls in November-December

Rajasthan BJP leader quits party

Rajasthan's top bureaucrat goes on leave after BJP attack

In election year, Rajasthan Congress in the dock

Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in Rajasthan, MP

Assembly polls will impact Lok Sabha battle: Congress

Astrologers much in demand ahead of polls

Another voice against Raje in BJP

Congress high command seeks report on Rajasthan minister's resignation

Leaders list poll challenges before Rahul Gandhi

Elections 2014

Lok Sabha 2014

Results & analysis

Smriti Irani: TV’s popular ‘bahu’ to play a crucial role in educating India

The Road from Here

In first message as PM, Modi dreams of “strong, developed and inclusive India”

Muslim parties failed to catch the attention in WB

Nitish pays for his political miscalculation

Ram Vilas Paswan and the politics of symbolic secularism

Challenges for Kishanganj MP Maulana Qasmi

Can Modi at helm be a blessing in disguise?

What Indians expect from PM Modi

A survival guide for Congress

Modi Wins 2014 Elections: Victory of Development or Divisiveness

Narendra Modi triumphs over secularism

Massive Majlis in Hyderabad taunts UP Muslims for lack of unity

AIUDF to work with NDA for the development of the region

Real winner in Karnataka Lok Sabha elections may be the current CM Siddaramiah

Mayawati vs Ram Vilas Paswan: A ding-dong battle for Dalit politics

Eight Muslim MPs from West Bengal

Muslim politcos performance in SeemaAndhra elections go along with new transmission

Will Modi led BJP continue to instill antagonism in supporters against their opponents?

Modi Wave nullified anti-BJP Muslim voting in UP

For Congress, what went wrong?

Modi wave didn’t help BJP’s Muslim candidates

Will India shed centrist mask under Modi Sarkar?

Twenty-three Muslim MPs in the next Lok Sabha

Will this Lok Sabha see lowest Muslim representation?

National

Understanding the verdict 2014

It can’t get any darker

Exit Polls - Exaggeration by Indian news channels

Why BJP & Co. may not touch the magic figure of 272+?

“Leaders” should learn from the people

BJP and Muslims

Debating Elections, Debating Development

Muslim Political leaders are maligning the community through incompetent statements

TCN questions for Narendra Modi

Worshipping Gods in the times of Elections

Congress additional manifesto warrants Muslim votes

Bless the Vinashpurush

NRIs concerned about hate speeches in this Lok Sabha election

Stakes for Elections 2014: Secularism or Democracy

A confusing guide for confused Muslim voters

Money and the elections

Muslims' Resolve Against Modi/BJP in the 2014 Election - Rare Instance of Unity

BJP and the politics of polarization

Magic formula for defeating the BJP

A silent coup against Indian constitution

Deceitful manifestoes: Promises of major parties to Muslims

Banking on Muslim votes: Kashif's series Part 1

Assam

There is hope among apprehension from BJP government

After increasing tally in Assam AIUDF aims for assembly election

BJP sweeps Assam, AIUDF increases its tally to three

Poll official in Assam who cannot vote as he is D voter

Erosion eradicates hopes and aspirations of people in Assam

Assam’s Barak valley voters boycott voting demanding better facility

AIUDF: The broken dreams and lost hopes of minorities in Assam

Andhra Pradesh

Muslim politicos performance in SeemaAndhra elections go along with new transmission

MIM retained all its seats, fell short from achieving mile stones

Feroz Khan is a brand, who loves Modi, claims Sangh Parivar support to defeat MIM

‘Future CM of Telangana’ faces the heat from a Dalit student

MIM looks for expansion but its own bastion is crumbling

The Doctor and a Rebel: an enduring opposition against Akbaruddin Owaisi

Congress list in Telangana: 3% Reddys got 34 tickets, 13% Muslims just 4

Election tickets: TRS says sorry to Muslims

Dalit-Muslim unity is the need of the hour - Asaduddin Owaisi

I faced no specific challenges because of my community or my gender: AAP Hyderabad Candidate

Chandrababu Naidu broke the promise he gave to public by joining hands with BJP: Zahid Ali Khan

Bihar

Many in Siwan hoping the return of ‘Robin Hood’ through spouse

In birthplace of democracy parties pinning hope on caste equations

Close fight between BJP and Congress in Muzaffarpur, both sides claiming victory after May 7 poll

Paswan faces stiff competition, but ‘BJP votes’ may help him clinch victory narrowly

Nitish not Modi responsible for Gujarat riots, says Shahnawaz Hussain

Bihar heading for much closer fight in 2014 poll

Delhi

‘Loyalty’ vs new aspirations split Muslim voters in Delhi; BJP may be the ultimate gainer

Shadows of an encounter: Kashif's series Part 2

Gujarat

Election season is arresting season

The untold story behind the Sabarmati riverfront

Haryana

Preaching hate through love Kashif's series Part 4

A Mayawati in the making: Kashif's series Part 3

MP

SDPI ‘dismayed’ at Lok Sabha poll results but hopes Modi to observe ‘Rajdharam’

49 brooms sporting AAP supporter in Arvind Kejriwal’s conclave

Shivaraj Singh Chouhan: An acceptable PM candidate?

Maharashtra

Gazing the mood of Maharashtra voters

Modi mocks the Home Minister, Is he talking too much?

Modi proved to be not of his wife and old parents then how can he be of the country: Maharashtra Minority Minister

Maharashtra government is negligent towards states’ Wakf board

BSP in Maharashtra: Struggling to make a mark

Polling day in Nagpur: It's all about the money

Muslims must vote for secular parties to beat communal parties: Milli Council

Tamil Nadu

Out of 5 major Muslim contestants in TN only one won thanks to Jaya sweep

Debunking Modi in Tamill Nadu

In Ramanathapuram SDPI candidate is the ‘most wanted’

Can TN’s first regional Muslim political party make a debut in Indian Parliament?

Imdad Shariff of AAP challenges the might of Muslim League in Vellore

To counter 'Modi wave' Tamil Muslims put their weight behind DMK alliance

With Muslims in one hand and working class on other SDPI eyes North Chennai

Discussing Tamil politics in a Mosque near Sri Lankan border
Karunanidhi throws his weight behind Hyder Ali

AAP will not be a pariah in regional Tamil politics: Jahir Hussain AAP candidate from South Chennai

Uttar Pradesh

‘Awakened Ambedkarite’ wants to lead a coalition of Dalit and Muslims

Varanasi election: symbolism overtakes reality

Is getting elected as MP from UP a pre-requisite for being in race for PM post?

Demystifying Varanasi

BJP banking on division of anti-Modi votes in UP

With Mukhtar Ansari’s help to Ajay Rai, Muslim votes maybe wasted in Varanasi

In Lucknow, AAP will be a force to watch out for in otherwise Rajnath vs Rita Bahuguna contest

The dilemma of Muslim voters in UP

Core ideology of Congress is secularism: Mahesh Bhatt

Dalit politics beyond BSP

Likes of Akbar, Shahid Siddiqui are either intellectually bankrupt or hypocrites: Salman Khurshid

High pitch battle between Mulayam’s clan and BJP in Firozabad

The battle for the ‘Pride of Farrukhabad’ is not easy

Opinion polls during elections should be banned: Salman Khurshid

BJP knocking on the Muslims door

Not a very Azam way of making election speech

Despite ‘good work’ Congress MP might face drubbing in Bareilly

BJP may have the last laugh due to Muslims’ vote division in Moradabad

Mahesh Bhatt led Karwan-e-Bedari in Rampur and Bareilly

The Candidate: Kashif's series Part 5

West Bengal

Eight Muslim MPs from West Bengal

Apprehensions among Muslims on election result, appear cautious

Left Front may have advantages due to Muslim vote divide in second phase

4 constituencies of North Bengal goes to poll today

Maharashtra

Last date for filing nominations: 27-Sep-2014
Last date for withdrawing candidature: 01-Oct-2014
Voting to be held on: 15-Oct-2014
Votes to be counted on: 19-Oct-2014

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News:

Maharashtra leaves BJP wondering

MIM pulls over half million votes in Maharashtra election, won two seats, runner up in three, 3rd in eight seats

MIM’s Dalit candidates give impressive performance in Maharashtra elections

Maha Polls: Four sitting Muslim MLAs lose, nine others win in Maha assembly polls

The Kite soars high: With two seats, MIM marks debut in Maha assembly polls

“Why Muslims do not have good leaders?”, asks MIM's Imtiaz Jalil

BJP well on top in both Maharashtra, Haryana, say exit polls

Notice to poll panel on plea for MNS' de-recognition

BJP to form government in Maharashtra, Haryana: Exit polls

Liquor, cash seized from Maharashtra, Haryana

BJP on top as Maharashtra sees 64 percent turnout

Maharashtra polls: B-Town stars cast votes

If tea-vendor can be PM, why can't I become CM, asks Uddhav

Maha Polls: JIH Maharashtra supports 155 ‘secular’ candidates from diff parties

SAARC observers for Maharashtra polls

10 percent of Maharashtra polling stations 'hyper-sensitive'

On poll eve, Shiv Sena blasts BJP

MIM looking to open account in Maharashtra

BJP will capture Maharashtra: State president Devendra Fadnavis

In Shinde’s home turf, MIM finds its ‘Pehelwan’

Campaign cacophony ceases in Maharashtra

As usual, criminals & crorepatis lord over Maharashtra polls

Maharashtra votes Wednesday after bitter campaign

महाराष्ट्र चुनाव: एमआईएम की राजनीति से मुस्लिम मतदाता दुविधा में

Mohammed Rafi's son sings a political tune

PM Modi urging Maharashtra people to vote for tainted candidates of his party

Maha Polls: MIM puts up 24 candidates – Tough task or vote spilt for Muslims

Akhilesh in Maharashtra to campaign for party candidates

Patil's 'rape after elections' remark raises hackles

BJP likely to be No.1 in Maharashtra, Haryana

When 2,000 'daughters' canvassed for a Maharashtra candidate

BJP may not get majority in Maharashtra, Haryana: survey

BJP will form government in Maharashtra, Haryana: Venkaiah Naidu

Anandiben Patel to campaign in Maharashtra

SP promises 10% reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra

Maha polls: How people vote? What do voters want?

Modi versus Maharashtra's 'Gang Of Four'

Sonia to campaign in Maharashtra Thursday

Maharashtra Polls: Hi-tech BJP way ahead of other parties in online campaigning

Mumbai will not be separated or Maharashtra split: Modi

Congress attacks Modi for 'threatening, insulting' Maharashtra

No criticism of Shiv Sena to respect Bal Thackeray's memory: Modi

Modi woos Mumbai slumdwellers, promises homes by 2022

BJP back-stabbed us: Shiv Sena youth wing leader

Maharashtra Polls: NCP tilts more toward Muslims after split with Congress

Modi to launch BJP's Maharashtra poll campaign from Saturday

We founded, nurtured NDA, says Shiv Sena

NCP to support independent candidate against Chavan

Uddhav frowns at proposed Modi poll rallies in Maharashtra

मुस्लिम समीकरण साधने में जुटी शिवसेना

Maharashtra Assembly election: Shiv Sena finds rare support from a section of Muslim community

Will safeguard Mumbai's status as financial centre: Congress

Uddhav trying to split RPI: Athawale

RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance, says Shiv Sena

Dalit leaders uniting with BJP, Muslims splitting between ‘secular’ & Muslim parties in Maharashtra

RSS rapped BJP for breaking alliance, says Shiv Sena

17 Muslim candidates to fight from single seat in Maharashtra assembly elections

After Uddhav expose, Athawale's RPI-A heads for split

Sole Sena minister in Modi cabinet to quit

Why no 'captain' for Maharashtra polls, asks Goa BJP leader

I got Rajya Sabha seat for Athawale: Uddhav

Map

Videos

Extraordinary stories of ordinary women

Forbesganj police firing

TwoCircles.net coverage of Forbesganj police firing case. The police fired on Bhajanpur villagers in Forbesganj, Araria on June 3, 2011. Four villagers including an infant and a pregnant woman were killed. Following are the links of TwoCircles.net stories on the issue.

2013 updates

I am personally looking into Forebsganj case: Wajahat Habibullah to TCN

‘Bloody’ road of Forbesganj: No settlement in site?

In two years NOTHING changes in Forbesganj

News from 2011:

Forbesganj: History of the bloody road

Another incident of police brutality takes six Muslims’ lives

Forbesganj firing: Police killed women, infant from pointblank

Bihar Opposition condemns Forbesganj firing, demand compensation for victims

Forbesganj firing: Nitish Kumar orders judicial probe

Arrest and prosecute police officers: Muslim leaders

Hypocrisy of the Indian Media and Civil Society

Milli Council, Welfare Party demand Nitish to take action against police officers

Cabinet nod for judicial probe, report to come in six months

Forbesganj police firing: Minority Commission to visit the site

No arrest in Forbesganj firing exposes hidden agenda of Bihar Govt: Opposition

Forbesganj firing: Governor holds meeting with top officers

Dharna against Forbesganj killing at Bihar Bhawan on Monday

ANHAD Report on the police firing in Forbesganj

Nitish announces 3 lakh for infant killed in Forbesganj firing

Ex-gratia amount is a mockery of Justice to the victims of Forbesganj firing

‘Police shot my brother from behind, then romped on his half-dead body’

Jamiat writes to CM, demands CBI probe into Forbesganj firing

CPI(ML) report on Forbesganj Police Firing

Forbesganj police atrocity: Munaf Zeena's open letter to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar

Protest march in Patna against Forbesganj police firing

Mukhtar was coming home for lunch when bullets made holes in his body

Meet the injured: Khatoon (13), Salamat (20), Ibadul (55)

Congress to Nitish Govt: slaughtering Muslims not “good governance”

Forbesganj brutality and the shocking silence of Muslim leadership of Bihar

Neglect, apathy follow Forbesganj victims at PMCH

Protest, dharna continue for justice to Forbesganj police firing victims

Forbesganj firing: Child Rights’ Commission Chief wants explanation from the Bihar Govt.

Forbesganj firing: Bhajanpur gathers courage, files case against police officers

Police can disperse 90,000 without fire in Delhi, why not 90 in Forbesganj?

Forbesganj firing: NHRC assures CPI-M delegation of necessary action

Forbesganj firing: Probe the role of Dy CM: CPI-ML

‘She came to see me, got six bullets in her head’

Justice for Victims of Forbesganj Police Firing

Civil society to Nitish: Punish those responsible for Forbesganj firing

Piercing his mother’s hand, bullets entered infant Sahil’s body

Bihar Deputy CM in trouble over police firing

Sangh working on an agenda in Muslim-dominated East Bihar

Have a look at the unfortunate Bhajanpur village

Selective democracy at work

Forbesganj firing: Another FIR against police officers

IAMC condemns Forbesganj killing: “Shocking and inhuman”

Minority Commission not satisfied with state report, will visit Forbesganj on 21 June

Forbesganj police firing and apathy of Urdu dailies of Bihar

TCN Impact: Media gets up; PMCH admin, Muslim groups rush

Open Letter to Mr. Amir Subhani, Home Secretary, Bihar

Forbesganj firing: An open letter to Suptreme Court

Sonia Gandhi meets Forbesganj firing victims, assures help

To take Forbesganj police firing at national level, victims meet press in Delhi

AIUDF condemns Forbesganj killing, demands suspension of police officers

Forbesganj police firing: NHRC will investigate the incident

Forbesganj: Land was taken cheaply in 1985, so were lives 25 years later

Gujarat

Talk about Muslims of Gujarat and pictures of genocide of 2002 come to mind. How is that Muslims, who have lived and shaped Gujarati identity for over a millennium, are now living on the fringe of Gujarati society? TwoCircles.net series on Gujarat will trace Muslim presence and contributions to Gujarat and reveal their present condition.



Part 0 : Muslims of Gujarat: The real picture

Part 1 : Muslim history of Gujarat

Part 2 : The Making of Gujarat

Part 3 : Mosques of Gujarat

Part 4 : Marginalizing Muslims in Gujarat

Part 5 : Muslim communities of Gujarat

Part 6: A tale of two colonies

Part 7: Tricolor in Naroda Patiya

Irom Sharmila

Liberhan report

India's longest running commission took 17 years and 8 crores to prepare 1029 pages long report investigating circumstances that led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid on Dec. 6th, 1992.

TwoCircles.net complete coverage of the Liberhan report:

To download copy of the report: http://www.twocircles.net/files/LiberhanCommissionReport.zip



Jan. 5:

Muslim Law Board writes to PM on slow progress in Babri demolition case

2nd January 2010:

Dammam-based IFF demands Indian Govt. to take action on recommendations of Justice Liberhan Report

Dec. 26:

TMMK chief trashes Tamilnadu BJP chief’s lies about Babri Masjid

Dec. 25:

Vajpayee differed on Ayodhya, Modi's removal: Advani

Dec. 22:

Ram and Rahim as Good Neighbors

Dec. 20:

Muslim panel backs Liberhan, opposes communal violence bill


Seminar on Babri demolition, Liberhan report held in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 16:

Dikshit survives no-trust motion; uproar over Babri remark


TCN cartoon: Debating Liberhan report

Dec. 15:

Liberhan report high on agenda of Muslim Law Board Lucknow meet on Dec. 20

Dec. 14:

Liberhan report: Indifference is dangerous for the country – Prof KA Siddique Hasan


Initiate criminal cases against Babri culprits: Mushawarat to Centre

Dec. 11:

Babri demolition a terrorist act but guilty unlikely to be punished: Ayodhya saint


We will not surrender legal right to the Babri Masjid site: Indian Muslims

Dec. 10:

Guard against religious majorityism, stresses Chidambaram


Can minister speak in Rajya Sabha without being its member?


Chidambaram defends Liberhan report in Rajya Sabha

BJP taking country in wrong direction, says Congress

Dec. 9:

BJP for negotiated solution to Ayodhya dispute


BJP trashes Liberhan report, Congress counters


Club Babri cases, move apex court, says CPI-M


Muslim MPs call for sanity in resolving Ayodhya row


Congress says Babri razing was 'cold-blooded conspiracy'


Liberhan report is a 'national joke', says Arun Jaitley

Dec. 8:

BJP fully responsible for Babri mosque demolition: Chidambaram


BJP dismisses Liberhan report; Congress blames RSS


Congress MP blames Rao also for Babri mosque demolition


SDPI concerned over sidestepping Babari Masjid issue


Liberhan debate: Chidambaram's reply begins amid uproar


Take criminal action against those who demolished the Babri Masjid: INL


Liberhan report perverse, baseless: BJP


I owe Vajpayee deep respect, says Rahul


End discord at Ayodhya in the name of religion, say youth

Dec. 7:

Khurshid slams BJP for exploiting Ayodhya issue


Congress MPs criticise fielding Pal first in Liberhan debate


Liberhan Commission; Painful wait for Justice


Liberhan report used for character assassination: BJP


Vajpayee was also responsible for Babri demolition: Mulayam


Re-construct Babri Masjid at the right place: Js VR Krishna Iyer


It is in favor of secular India to rebuild Babri Masjid: Ex-CM of Bihar


TMMK holds peaceful rally in Chennai against Babri Masjid demolition

Dec. 6:

On Babri anniv, Shiv Sena out on street, BJP indoor


Hang demolishers of Babri Masjid: Muslim United Front


Babri demolition anniversary peaceful in Hyderabad


Joint rally in Bangalore demands implementation of Liberhan Report


Advani, Joshi, Uma terrorists, should be punished: Andhra groups


Rally, dharna mark 17th anniv of Babri Masjid demolition


Lok Sabha to debate Liberhan report Monday, Tuesday


Alert in Bihar on Babri demolition anniversary


Protests, celebrations mark Babri demolition anniversary


Babri demolition: A symbol of injustice


Arrest “Liberhan 68” demands TMMK


Liberhan report: 17 years and Rs. 8 Crore later


Rebuild Babri Masjid, punish the guilty: IMC-USA


CIM demands “Liberhan 68” banned from entering Britain

Dec. 5:

Arrest Advani, other Babri culprits: All India Babri Masjid Re-building Committee


Observe 6th Dec as Prayer Day: Muslim Students Organization Of India


Punish Sangh, BJP leaders for Babri Masjid demolition: Kavita Krishnan


On Babri demolition anniv eve, Milli Council holds candle march


No question of regret over Babri demolition: Mohan Bhagwat


Justice Liberhan Report – Half Truthful and Half Untold

Dec. 4:

Samajwadi Party to organise minority conference Saturday


States on high alert on eve of Babri demolition anniversary


On eve of Babri anniv., Centre asks states to be on high alert


Left, BJP cautious on bill to check communal violence


Cabinet clears communal violence bill for introduction in Parliament


Pamphlet calling Ayodhya 'Ramjanmabhoomi' to be withdrawn


Cabinet okays communal violence bill

Dec. 3:

'Court verdict or negotiated accord only solution to Ayodhya'


Katiyar to make 'revelations' about Babri demolition Dec 6


Parliament to debate Liberhan report next week


Samajwadi Party to observe Babri anniversary as black day


Liberhan report, demolition anniversary...but Ayodhya remains silent

Dec. 2:

Lok Sabha to discuss Liberhan report Dec 9-10


Parliament to discuss Liberhan report next week: Bansal


Read Liberhan report, take party's viewpoint to appeal: Advani to BJP MPs

Dec. 1:

TCN cartoon: Liberhan Report leak


Popular Front to hold nationwide protest to demand punishment to Babri culprits

Nov. 30:

Parliament discussion on Liberhan report postponed

Nov. 29:

Role of Vajpayee - civilised mukhauta of uncivil Sangh - in Babri Masjid demolition


Babri dispute: Mutual trust is the best way out


Liberhan conclusions bold, recommendations mousy: Milli Council

Nov. 27:

Hundreds protest at Jama Masjid over Babri demolition, demand arrest of guilty

Nov. 26:

Liberhan report was leaked to sideline crucial issues: Jayalalithaa


No bias in Liberhan report in clean chit to Rao government: Congress


Common Muslims don’t hope punishment to Babri culprits, criticize Muslim leadership


Secular Perspective demands urgent action against culprits of Babri demolition


Reflections on Babri Masjid demolition post-Liberhan panel report


Babri Demolition: All involved should be punished, says Kerala CM


Communal clashes began after Babri demolition: Kerala govt in High Court


BJP demands statement from PM on Babri demolition


Manmohan promises Liberhan leak probe


Liberhan findings vague, uncertain: Advani's counsel


Liberhan suggests revamp of civil, police recruitment

Nov 25:

Liberhan alleges attempts to scuttle Babri probe


Advani gets a pat from Liberhan


Let experts decide if it's temple or mosque: Liberhan


Ex-counsel says Liberhan's comments on him are 'vile'


Mayawati sees Congress-BJP conspiracy behind Liberhan leakage


CPI-M accuses Liberhan of 'political bias'


Act tough on Liberhan Commission findings: Achuthahandan


Mayawati warns against unrest over Ayodhya

Nov 24:

BJP unity will now be at expense of moderates


Former RSS chief rejects Liberhan Commission report


Government will act on Liberhan recommendations: Congress


Incorrect spelling of Muslim names abound in Liberhan report


Liberhan report parrots Sangh Parivar claims


“Babri Masjid” a casualty of the Liberhan report


Muslim leaders condemn Liberhan for exonerating Cong, Narasimha Rao


Liberhan report ignores Muslim history of Ayodhya


BJP seeks Chidambaram's resignation over Liberhan report leak


Vajpayee, Advani can’t be put in the same dock: Syed Shahabuddin


Sequence of events leading to Babri razing in Liberhan report


Indicting Vajpayee 'outrightly illegal': Liberhan ex-counsel


No effective participation of the Muslims in inquiry: Liberhan report


Was never involved in Babri, Vaghela says on Liberhan indictment


Kalyan calls Liberhan report 'politically motivated'


Government will act on Liberhan recommendations: Congress


Indicting Vajpayee 'outrightly illegal': former Liberhan counsel


Vinay Katiyar was a defiant, hostile witness: Liberhan


17 years on, Commission says Babri demolition was planned


Give legal backing to National Integration Council: Liberhan ATR


Media was targeted, harassed: Liberhan


Vajpayee among 68 indicted for Babri demolition


Babri razing done in military precision: Liberhan report


Politicians in office shouldn't hold posts in religious bodies: Liberhan ATR


Jharkhand poll: BJP, JMM seek advantage from Liberhan report


Congress has dual position on Babri, says Brinda Karat


Fix responsibility for Liberhan report leak: BJP


Kalyan Singh dubs Liberhan report a 'political conspiracy'


Police, officials executors of Sangh Parivar designs: Babri panel


Babri Masjid demolition neither spontaneous nor unplanned: Liberhan


Babri Masjid demolition and Liberhan Commission report


Kalyan Singh insider that caused collapse of system: Liberhan report


After brawl, much bonhomie in Rajya Sabha


Alert in Uttar Pradesh after Liberhan report release


Amar Singh, Ahluwalia apologise for Rajya Sabha uproar


BJP should give up communal politics, says Moily


Firmly separate politics and religion, Liberhan says


Muslim leadership conspicuous by its absence: Liberhan report


Liberhan: Punish the guilty, says the SDPI


Vajpayee, Thackeray, Advani in Liberhan's culpability list


Brawl as Liberhan report tabled in Rajya Sabha


Composed Liberhan says report answers all questions


Scuffles, slogans as Liberhan report tabled in Rajya Sabha

Nov. 23:

Uma Bharti reiterates moral responsibility of Babri demolition, vows to fight out legally


Liberhan report tabled in Lok Sabha


Liberhan report to be tabled at 12: Bansal


Liberhan report to be tabled Tuesday


After Liberhan report uproar, cabinet to meet Tuesday


Liberhan panel counsel surprised at Vajpayee's name in report


Punish the culprits of Babari demolition: Popular Front


Chronology of incidents related to Babri Masjid demolition


Liberhan report leak very serious, says Congress


Babri storm again hits India, parliament in uproar


Punish Babri masjid culprits, demand Muslim leaders


Advani wants Liberhan report tabled, slams UPA for its leak


Babri panel wants action against Advani, others


Angry Liberhan says he did not leak Ayodhya report


Get lost, Liberhan tells media


I must be foolish to leak report: Chidambaram


Babri Masjid back in spotlight, Liberhan report to be tabled


BJP attacks government, seeks tabling of Liberhan report


Liberhan report leaked to polarise Jharkhand votes: Rajnath Singh


Lok Sabha adjourned for he day over Liberhan row


Liberhan probe was India's longest running inquiry commission


Liberhan counsel 'astonished' over Vajpayee link in leaked report


Liberhan report paralyses Rajya Sabha for the day


Liberhan report in this session: Chidambaram


BJP wants Liberhan probe into Babri demolition in parliament

Nov. 21:

Shahabuddin to Govt: Assert you’ll implement final court order on Babri

MP terror stories

Unheard & Unspoken: Terror stories from Madhya Pradesh



Madhya Pradesh is one of the biggest states in India, also known as the heart of India. In recent years every major bomb blast linked to the Hindutva groups whether it is Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid or Malegaon, all of them have been traced back to the Malwa region (western part) of the state. But in spite of M.P. being the capital of Hindutva terrorism, state police and intelligence focus seem to be on Muslims. In this series we trace the lives of several Muslims youth and their families and how they have been made to suffer in the heartland of India- their stories largely unheard and unspoken, until now.

Part 1: SIMI, an excuse to harass Muslims of Madhya Pradesh

Part 2: A trial of 11 years and counting

Part 3: Muslim youths of Ujjain: Harassed by police and media

Part 4: Robbing their peace and declaring them dacoits

Part 5: Iqrar and Habeeb: two different paths to jail

Part 6: Bizarre case of Aamil Parvez

Part 7: Multiple stories of an arrest

Part 8: Destroying their lives when not killing them in encounters

Part 9: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners

Part 10: Fighting phantoms: The story of Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad

Part 11: kise vakil karen, kis se munsifi chahen?

Part 12: Muslim life in Hindu Pradesh

Malabar

In May 2009, TwoCircles.net paid a visit to Malabar to learn about the Muslims and their rich history. In this special ten part series on Malabar we also look at some new trends –some positive and some negative- that will shape the future of this vibrant community of Muslims.




"vilakkatherrikal" or “sitting by the lamp” - the famous lamp of Ponnani

Part 1 : Mappilas: The first Muslims of India

Part 2 : Cheraman Juma Masjid: The first Masjid of India

Part 3: Historical mosques of Malabar

Part 4: System of Islamic education in Kerala

Part 5: History of modern education among Malabar Muslims

Part 6: A reading revolution

Part 7: Mappila culture: A harmonious mix of Arab and Kerala traditions

Part 8: Muslim women of Malabar

Part 9: Economic success of Mappilas

Part 10: Muslim organizations of Kerala

Slide show:

Malda and Murshidabad

TCN Series: Visit to Malda and Murshidabad

Hundreds of thousands of them are half-fed. Many hundreds border starvation. But when it comes to politics it seems it runs in their blood. In villages after villages in Murshidabad and Malda – two of India’s heavily Muslim populated districts – you will hardly find a home without a symbol of one party or the other: generally Congress or CPM. Despite the fact that neither did enough to improve their lot over the decades.

Part 1 : Lok Sabha elections: Mood of Muslims in Malda and Murshidabad

Part 2 : Mazars in Malda reminder of advent of Islam in Eastern India

Part 3 : A visit to the ruins of magnificent Muslim past in Malda and Murshidabad

Part 4 : Who is to be blamed for backwardness of Malda and Murshidabad?

Part 5 : Educational awareness spreading: Silver lining in dark Malda and Murshidabad

Part 6 : Ganges eroding Malda, Murshidabad, rendering lakhs of people homeless

Part 7 : Charity Alliance rekindling hope among the hopeless in Murshidabad

Videos:

Men against gender violence



Domestic violence or gender-based violence exists in all society. There are many women organizations raising their voices against it for a number of years. India, not too long ago, also passed a strong legislation against domestic violence. All these attempts have failed as the problem has grown in its impact and number of victims. A key reason has been that very few attempts have been made to reach out to men or involve them in this work.

TwoCircles.net presents a five part series by Nasiruddin Haider Khan on the issue of gender based violence.

Part 1: Learn masculinity from Mahatma Gandhi

Part 2: Socio-economic inequality leads to violence

Part 3: Violence strike at one's heart

Part 4: Men engagement is the need of women's movement

Part 5: Men also face violence but...

Mewat

Meos (or Muslims) are traditionally a strong community but for some reasons they have been most backward community in North India in education and economic development. Though still backward economically, Meos have begun to break self-imposed shackles as they are coming out of their home to learn. A sort of educational revolution is seen today in Mewat. Our special series on Mewat will take you deep in the area to let you see what’s happening there in the field of education.

Part 1: Mewat witnessing a great educational revolution

Part 2: Mewat madrasas reforming themselves to cater to modern needs

Part 3: Tablighi Jamaat and Mewat madrasas

Part 4: Mohammadi Begum – A role model for Meo women

Part 5: Economic and social condition of Mewat

Misra Commission report excerpts

Starting today TwoCircles.net is publishing Misra Commission report.
The National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities (NCRLM) also known as Ranganath Misra Commission after its chairman Justice Ranganath Misra was constituted in October 2004 but the Commission could not begin until March 2005.

It was to submit its report within six months but its terms was periodically extended until May 15th, 2007. Initially it was given three terms of references, a fourth one was added later.

Terms of References:

To suggest criteria for identification of socially and economically backward sections among religious and linguistic minorities.

To recommend measures for welfare of socially and economically backward sections among religious and linguistic minorities, including reservation in education and government employment.

To suggest the necessary constitutional, legal and administrative modalities required for the implementation of its recommendations.

To give its recommendations on the issues raised in WPs 180/04 and 94/05 filed in the Supreme Court and in certain High Courts relating to para 3 of the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 in the context of ceiling of 50 percent on reservations as also the modalities of inclusion in the list of Scheduled Castes.

Members:

Justice Ranganath Misra: Former Chief Justice of India & Ex-Chairman, National Human Rights Commission. (Chairman)
Professor Dr. Tahir Mahmood: Former Chairman, National Commission for Minorities & Ex-Dean, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.
Dr. Anil Wilson: Principal, St. Stephan’s College, Delhi.
Dr. Mohinder Singh: Director, National Institute of Punjab Studies, Delhi.
Mrs. Asha Das: Member-Secretary.



Final report was submitted to the government in May 2007. TwoCircles.net releases excerpts from this report which has recommended specific steps for the benefits of the Muslims who are lagging behind in socio-economic front. Since UPA has failed to make public this important report and Congress in its manifesto pushed the question of reservation to Muslims to building consensus, we are publishing important points of the report so that a debate can start towards a consensus.

Chapter 1 of the report is the introduction of the Commission, its formation, terms of references and the procedure adopted by the Commission. Text reproduced below and in future postings are exactly as they appear in the report unless specifically mentioned. We are publishing the excerpts and not the full report.

Excerpts

Who are the Minorities?
Rights of Minorities
Religious Minorities and their status
Status of Linguistic Minorities
Status of Women among Minorities
Criteria for Identifying Backward Sections among Religious Minorities
Mandal Commission
Procedure for Inclusion/Exclusion
Measures for Welfare and Development of Minorities
Initiatives taken for Development of Minorities
Institutional Structures for the Development of Minorities
Achievements & Impact of Planned Strategies for Weaker Sections/ Minorities
Economic Empowerment
Specialised Financial Institutions
Bank Credit to Minorities
Gaps and Challenges
Chapter 8: Reservation as a Welfare Measure
Chapter 9: Demands for amending Constitution (SC) Order, 1950
Chapter 10: Recommendations and Modalities for their implementation
Recommendations- part II

Take action:

Sign petition for tabulation of Justice Raganath Misra Commission Report.

Sign petition to remove religious descrimination from 1950 Presidential Order on Scheduled Caste.

Muslim roadside vendors in metros

A look into the life of Muslim roadside vendors in metros

Muhammad Raees of Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh spends night on Mumbai pavement. Abdul Jabbar of Godda in Jharkhand earns Rs 600 a month in Delhi. Aziz Ahmad in Patna 'digs the well everyday to drink water.' Hundreds of miles away from each other, the common bond they share is: they are illiterate; poor; and Muslims. And to make their ends meet they are roadside vendors.

According to the National Sample Survey 55th Round report, 51% of Muslim men are self-employed in unorganized sector. A majority of them have their shops on wheels or on pavements in cities. Bhendi Bazar, Mahim and Crawford Market in Mumbai have hundreds of Muslim roadside vendors. So have Jama Masjid area, Chandni Chowk and Jamia Nagar in Delhi and Station Road and Sabzi Bagh area in Patna. In this three-part series TwoCircles.net talks to Muslim vendors in Mumbai, Delhi and Patna.

Part I: Mumbai Muslim vendors
Part II: Patna Muslim vendors educating their children for better future
Part III: Muslim vendors in the shadow of Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Muslim-Hindu Relations in Jammu Province

Muslims after 5 years of Sachar Report

Muslims under siege in Assam

Recent anti-Muslim violence has killed many and displaced thousands. Being in the north east corner of the country it is not getting adequate media attention. TwoCircles.net presents a special series on Muslims of Assam to help educate and inform the people about the gravity of the situation.

Writer of this series is Diganta Sharma who is an Assam based journalist and is author of “Nellie 1983.”

We thank following for making this series possible:
Afzal Usmani
Anju Azad
Ashraf Naim
Kaleem Kawaja
M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
Rafat Hussain
Razi Raziuddin
Tariq Farooqi

Introduction: Muslims of Assam
Part 1: Dance of death and violence in Udalguri
Part 2: Muslim labourers abducted, some killed by Bodo tribals
Part 3: An old man keeps on searching in ashes
Part 4: Known faces were among the miscreants
Part 5: Muslims attacked by Bodo militants

More updates:
“His tongue was cleft off by blade because …”
Eroding Muslim-dominated Barpeta district displacing thousands
15 years in a relief camp: Bongaigaon, Assam

How you can help?

Help the charities who have set up relief camps:

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Nellie 1983

Thousands of Muslims were killed in Nellie area of Assam in broad daylight on February 18th, 1983. Their only crime was that they exercised their democratic right to vote. In this series of articles Diganta Sharma and Anju Azad recall the horror of Nellie, events leading up to the massacre, aftermath and current situation.

This series is made possible by the support of:

Afzal Usmani
Ashraf Naim
Kaleem Kawaja
Rafat Hussain
Razi Raziuddin
Tariq Farooqi

Part 1: Names of the people killed

Part 2: Recounting the horror: Narrations of the fateful day

Part 3: Genesis of Anti-foreigners movement in Assam

Part 4: Who is responsible for Nellie massacre?

Part 5: Crime but no punishment

Part 6: Current situation in Nellie

Bibliography on Nellie and Assam agitation:

Books

1. P. S Dutta – Autonomy Movements in Assam (Documents), Omsons Publication, 1993
2. Meeta Deka – Student Movement in Assam , Vikas Publication, 1996
3. Giren Gohain, Assam : A Burning Problem, Spectrum Publication, 1985
4. Amalendu Guha – Planter –Raj to swaraj: freedom struggle and electoral reform in Assam 1826-1947, Indian Council of Historical Research Publication, 1977
5. Sanjib Baruah , Indian against itself, University of Pnnysylvania Press
6. Amiya Kumar Das, Assam Agony, Lancers Publication, 1982
7. Sanjoy Hazarika , Strangers of the Mist, Penguin Publication, 1994
8. Sanjoy Hazarika, Rites of Passage, Penguin Publication, 2001
9. Sujata Miri, Communalism in Assam, 1993
10. Udayan Mishra, The Periphery Strikes Back, IIAS, Shimla, 2000
11. Alaka Sharma, Immigration and Assam Politics, Anjanta Publication, 1999
12. Hemendra Narayan, 25 years on...Nellie still haunts, 2008
13. Sanjib Baruah, Beyond Counter Insurgency, Oxford Publication, 2009

Articles and news items

• GOVT STALLS SEMINAR ON NELLIE MASSACRE, The Assam Tribune, Guwahati, Thursday, November 11, 2004
• Kimura, Makiko. "Memories of the Massacre: Violence and Collective Identity in the Narratives on the Nellie Incident." Asian Ethnicity 4, no. 2 (2003): 225-239.
• Ahmed, Abu Sayed and Yasin Adilul, Problems of Identity, Assimilation and Nation Building : A cse study of Muslims in Assam’
• Goswami, Homeswar and Saikia, Migration to Assam, 1951-1991, Omio Kumar Das Institute
• Kimura, Makiko, Role of Media in settling the Immigration Problem ( in Demension of displaced People in North East India), Regency Publication , 2002
• Kimura, Makiko, Collective Memory of Violence : Ethnicity and Opinion in the Narratives on the Nellie formation in the Brahmaputra Valley and Barak valley, Proceeding of North East India History Association, Shilong
• Udayan Mishra, Immigration and Identity transformation in Assam, Economic and Political Weekly, 1999
• Myron Weiner , The Political Demography of Assam’s Anti-Immigrant Movement’, Population and Developmental Review 9, No 2, 1983
• Jane Wilson, Turmoil in Assam, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 1992

Internet sources

http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/2004/01-15Dec04-Print-Edition/01151...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_massacre
http://communalism.blogspot.com/2006/09/nellie-revisited-23-years-on.html
http://hubpages.com/hub/Assam-Nellie-Massacre-Eyewitness-Journalist
http://www.hindu.com/mag/2008/12/14/stories/2008121450100300.htm
http://www.sacw.net/article423.html
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Nellie_massacre
http://www.aekia.org/25_years_of_nellie_massacre.htm
http://www.aekia.org/book_review.htm
http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/Jharkhand/message/5357
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080219/jsp/guwahati/story_8920369.jsp
http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=8...
http://www.indianexpress.com/oldstory.php?storyid=60188
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Assam_Students_Union
http://www.sinlung.com/articles/blogalicious/the-tragedy-called-assam.html
http://abid.bihu.in/entry.php?u=abid&e_id=1432
http://www.thesouthasian.org/archives/2008/a_one_man_mission.html
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main13.asp?filename=Ne070205The_simple.asp
http://www.assamonnet.org/index.php?article=postcolonial
http://www.indianexpress.com/oldstory.php?storyid=58700

Performance of Muslim MPs in Parliament

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth. - Mahatma Gandhi

Muslims have a valid complaint about being underrepresented in government and elected offices. In a secular democracy however, our elected officials are expected to represent and work for the benefit of all their constituents, regardless of caste and creed. While it is important to work for adequate representation of Muslims in government, under representation should not hold us back from holding those we have elected to office accountable for their acts of omission and commission.


A delegation of Muslim MPs meeting the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in December 2011

Merely having Muslim figureheads in elected offices is not a solution to the wide range of problems the community is facing. The current Uttar Pradesh assembly has the highest Muslim representation ever but the state has witnessed the highest number of communal riots and illegal detentions.

The responsibility of the voter does not end at the ballot box. Each of us needs to hold our elected representative and the party leadership accountable for the promises made before the elections, and for their contribution to justice, security, development and effective governance that is expected of every elected official.
Some indicators of an MP's performance are:

a. How much of the funds available to the MP through the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) were actually utilized?

b. How many questions did the MP raise in Parliament?

c. The debates they have participated in Parliament?

The larger question is: Are these MPs able to represent the interests of their constituents once they get to the apex law-making body in India? TwoCircles.net (TCN) has gathered the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Division (MPLAD) scheme data for the 70 constituencies where the percentage of Muslim population ranges from 20 to 95 per cent. TCN investigated how well the community is being served by their elected representatives to Lok Sabha by analyzing the MPLAD data. We also assessed the performance of Muslim MPs in the Lok Sabha by verifying the attendance record, number of questions asked as well as number of debates participated in.

Beyond the data collected in this report, there are other parameters that need to be considered in assessing an MP's performance. For instance, communal riots are usually incited and sustained due to the machinations of political players. Sadly but too often, state connivance and the silence of elected representatives exacerbates the communal divide and fans the flames of sectarianism.

All civil society institutions, regardless of their ethnic or religious make-up need to question those holding positions of influence and power about their role in curbing communal violence and in working for the fraternity of all Indians that the Constitution of India directs us to.

Although the scope of this report is limited to a few parameters, it is my hope that it will foster the culture of accountability that we need so urgently in our nation.

Full report : Download pdf

MPs Questions

Protest

The logic of protest

In August of this year, two Muslim youth died and about a hundred injured when a program in Mumbai organized to protest anti-Muslim violence in Assam and Myanmar turned violent. This has brought into question the logic of protest. Why do we protest? What issues bring Indian Muslims to the street to protest? and what do we achieve with these protests?

In this series, TCN will talk to a number of academicians, civil rights advocates, and members of intelligentsia and try to encourage a constructive debate on the issue.

Interviews:

‘Growing sense of betrayal and victimisation leads to illogical protest’: Zahid Ali Khan is the Editor in Chief of the Hyderabad based Siasat Urdu daily.

‘Protest becomes necessary when the oppressor is an outsider’: Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi, assistant general secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and President of All India Majlis-e-Tameer-e-Millat.

‘Muslims participate in all kinds of politics without giving up their Muslim identity’: Hilal Ahmed, Delhi.

‘Media coverage drives protests’: Dr. Zubair Hudawi, Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala.

‘General Muslims fall victims to selective media; Safe for groups and orgns to raise international issues’: TP Cheruppa, Editor, Chandrika, Kerala.

"Muslims have obsession with Israel and the US": Nasiruddin Haider Khan, Journalist, Uttar Pradesh.

Ramadan 1431

Ramadan (or Ramzan) is a month of fasting, charity, and spirituality. TwoCircles.net invite its readers and reporters to contribute photos and articles to capture this month.

Slideshow:

Stories:

Send in your Ramzan pics

Ramadan: Day 1 in pictures

Lucknow's Chota Imambara feeds poor in Ramadan: By TCN News

Increased security at Mumbai’s Minara Masjid for Ramzan crowd: By Rehan Ansari

Iftar in an American masjid: By Kashif

'Onam iftars' in Kerala Ramzan: By TCN News

A Ramzan night at Minara Masjid in Mumbai: By Rehan Ansari

HWF organizes Iftar Party for rickshaw-pullers, laborers: By TCN News

Ramadan around the world: Lebanon, Indonesia and Guinea: By Juliette Schmidt

Iftar in Haji Ali dargah: By Rehan Ansari

A Ramadan experience in Shanghai: By Luqman

Ramadan 1433

Ramadan (or Ramzan) is a month of fasting, charity, and spirituality. TwoCircles.net invite its readers and reporters to contribute photos and articles to capture this month.

Ramadan is a special month for Muslims. A month of fasting, charity, and spirituality for all Muslims. We will be doing a number of stories, photographs, and video to capture the mood of this month.

Natisha Mallick is the official TCN photographer for the month of Ramadan.

If you too want to participate in this project then send your pictures of Ramadan to photos@twocircles.net and selected few will be published along with your name.

Day 1 :



Hands in prayer

Ramadan begins and ends with confusion every year, this year is no exception

Day 2:



Tasbih

Day 3:


Rest



Iftar dishes: In a bachelors’ kitchen

Day 4:


Lunch in Ramadan

Day 5:



Wudu

Day 6:





Iqra



Embracing a greener Ramadan

Day 7



Naseema's life

Day 8



Family



Ramzan is Haleem time in Hyderabad

Day 9

Indian medical journal's special Ramadan issue

Day 10



Patience

Day 11



Work

Day 13



Innocence

Day 14



Buzurg



A colorful iftar at Mecca Masjid

Day 15

A Ramzan of patience and struggle for Myanmar Muslim refugees in Hyderabad

Day 16



Learning



Don’t forget the less fortunate this Ramadan

Day 17



Charity

Day 18



Zikr



'Fasting detoxifies the body, but don't overdo'

Day 19


Quran

Save Water campaign in Mumbai mosques during Ramadan

Day 20


Ramadan in Malabar: Market focusing on Ramadan not Eid

Day 21


Ramadan in Malabar: Marketing Ramadan through electronic media



Feasting all night long - at Jama Masjid of course

Day 22


A pleasant Ramadan evening for rickshaw-pullers in Jamia Nagar

Day 23


Dars

Day 24

Ramadan in Malabar: Social status and secularism through Iftar parties


Sehriwalas of Hyderabad

Day 25


Shukr

Day 26


http://twocircles.net/2012aug15/ramadan_prison_iftarsehri_program_completes_10_years_punjab_jails.html

‘Roza is an opportunity to purify souls’

Old Hyderabad never sleeps for Eid shopping

Day 27


Itikaaf

Leading clerics line up for UP CM’s Iftar party

Indian Ambassador attends IMAN’s Iftar in Dubai

Day 28


Sehri

Day 29


Zakaat

Most of India will celebrate Eid on Monday

Political Iftar parties bring new promises and old assurances for A.P Muslims

Day 30


Eid

On sighting the Eid moon

Ramadan 1434

Ramadan (or Ramzan) is a month of fasting, charity, and spirituality. TwoCircles.net invite its readers and reporters to contribute photos and articles to capture this month.

Ramadan is a special month for Muslims. A month of fasting, charity, and spirituality for all Muslims. We will be doing a number of stories, photographs, and video to capture the mood of this month.

Swastik Pal is the official TCN photographer for the month of Ramadan. His website is http://swastikpal.wordpress.com/

If you too want to participate in this project then send your pictures of Ramadan to photos@twocircles.net and selected few will be published along with your name.

Day 1


al-hilal over Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata

Welcome, Holy Month

Amid prayer and penance, Ramadan begins in Kashmir

Ramadan - a month of devotion and compassion

Day 2


Rickshaw-puller

Day 3


Madrasa

Pizza, burger, pancakes shape up Roza Aftaar menu

Iftar, Sehri and time relaxation for Muslim vote workers in WB Panchayat elections

Day 4


Patience

Kerala city gears up for India's largest Ramadan prayer meet

Day 5


Timepass

WB CM prays for world peace at Dawat-e-Iftar

Thousands of flood victims observe Ramadan fast

Day 6


Generations

Day 7


Unfortunates

Different shades of Ramadan 1434

Day 8


Book-seller

Political Iftar parties routine affair in UP

The smell of Awadhi in Guwahati for Ramadan

Day 10.


Time-keeper

Day 11


Fruit-wallah


Ramadan through lens in Guwahati

Day 12


Last ride
Trade of camels meant for slaughtering during Ramzan stopped in Hyderabad

Day 13


Tailor


Ramadan: The Old Delhi Way
: Photo feature

How to stay fit while fasting and feasting

Day 14

Over 1000 Muslim jail inmates on hunger strike for Iftar & Sehri in WB

Day 15


Lungi

Ramjan Mubarak in Shimla

Muslim inmates call off hunger strike in WB as jail authorities accept demands for sehri & iftar

Day 16


Madrasa teachers

Day 17


Top-wallah

Day 18


Muslims in Manipur observe Ramadan


Assam BJP waves secular flag by organizing Iftar in Guwahati

In view of Uttarakhand flood Ajmer priest urges refraining from Iftar parties

Day 19


Family

UP Congress iftar on Aug 1

Hundreds attend iftar organized by Human Chain

Day 20


Friends

Day 21


Long-distance relationship

Tension in old city of Lucknow during Hazrat Ali's shahadat procession

Day 22


Wudu

India Fraternity Forum hosts iftar parties across the eastern provinces in KSA

Day 23


Israeli ambassador to India hosts Iftar

SAMLA organises discussion on ‘political parties, governments & minorities’ over Iftar

Day 24


Tasbih

A corporate iftar in Bhagalpur

All India Ulama & Mashaikh Board condemned sectarian violence in Lucknow

Day 26


Ramadan 1434: Hafiz-ul-Quran


Rihai Manch hosts Iftar at the dharna site

Hilal hangover: Why Indian Muslims turn Moon sighting into Moon fighting?

Iftar for harmony by Muslim youth forum in Guwahati

Appeal to shun violence till Eid

Day 27


Iftar Table

Pope Francis's message for eid calls for "mutual respect"

Thousand across Kashmir observe 'Shab-e-Qadr'

Rihai Manch lambasts at clerics who attended Akhilesh’ Iftar party

Day 28


Ifar in Tihar

Eid to be celebrated in Kerala Thursday

Day 29


Eid celebrated in Kerala, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi with fervor

Kerala Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Kashmir gripped by Eid fever as problems take a backseat

Feasting, shopping in old Delhi ahead of Eid

Vice President, PM greet nation on Eid

Muslims to grieve on Eid in SeemaAndhra due to violent protests and blockades

EID-UL-FITR

Joy, fervour mark Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in Mumbai

It's a rainy Friday, as Delhi celebrates Eid

Festive fervour grips Delhi on Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated across Andhra Pradesh

Eid-ul-Fitr, Teej celebrations in midst of downpour

Eid prayers, clashes in Kashmir Valley

Post prayers, feasts garnish Odisha Eid celebrations

Kolkata celebrates Eid with fervour

Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in UP

Eid celebrated in Tamil Nadu

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Meghalaya

Eid celebrated across Bihar

Raging bull disrupts Eid celebration in Mathura

Mamata announces quota in higher education for minorities

Assam celebrates Eid, prayer for better tomorrow

Ramadan 1435

Ramadan is a special month for Muslims. A month of fasting, charity, and spirituality for all Muslims. We will be doing a number of stories, photographs, and video to capture the mood of this month.

Shuchi Kapoor is the official TCN photographer for the month of Ramadan. Her website is http://www.girlinthegalli.com/

TwoCircles.net invite its readers and reporters to contribute photos and articles to capture this month.

If you too want to participate in this project then send your pictures of Ramadan to photos@twocircles.net and selected few will be published along with your name.

Day 28


Relaxing

Lalu, Sharad Yadav at Sonia's iftar party

India Fraternity Forum hosts Ifthar Program across Eastern Province of KSA

Day 27


Serving food while fasting

Ramadan: Muslims in JNU set example for the community

Day 26


Eye-camp

Day 25


Unframed

Day 24


Charity

Gadkari, Najma mum on Shiv Sena incident

Parliament adjourned over MPs forcing man to break fast

Day 23


Choices

Day 22


Peek

Day 21


Ladies entrance

Day 20


Shopping

Day 19


Patience

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee hosts iftar congregation in Guwahati

Ramazan on the streets of Kolkata

Day 18


Fashion

The perils of social networking

Day 17


Asmaul Husna

Ramadan at a New York City construction site

Day 16


Aspirations

Day 15

Caretakers
Rs 1000 Crore Ramazan relief to impoverished Muslims in Hyderabad

Zakat Foundation of America distribute 350 Ramadan food packs in Hyderabad

Day 14

Games

Day 13

Ramadan in Old Delhi: A carnival of feasting and shopping


Silversmith

Day 12


Juma

Dawah on the streets of Bangalore

Ramadan thoughts: food

Day 11


Vision

Ramadan: A day out with the construction workers at a Metro site in Kolkata

Day 10


Shoe-keeper

Management of Diabetes during Holy Month of Ramadan

Day 9


Debates

Ramadan: A month of personal changes

Day 8


Half-fasts

Get full advantage of the holy month

Locals protest in Patna against frequent Power cuts

Day 7


Azan

Night view of Masjid during Ramadan at Ha'il,Saudi Arabia: User-submitted photo.

Day 6


Worker

Day 5


Masjid

Why a Plethora of Soap Operas in Ramadan?

China’s crackdown continues on Xinjiang Muslims; bans fasting in Ramadan

Day 4


Elderly

Day 3


Hijab
Phone apps aid Genxt Muslims in India during Ramadan

Anfar Foundation distributes food packets on Ramadan in Assam

Day 2


Language

Ramadan: A month of fasting, feasting and shopping by India's Muslims

Day 1


Gates of Mercy

Ramadan thoughts: Al-Hilal vs Al-Hisab

Mamata greets people on Ramadan

Modi greets nation on Ramadan

$ 275,000 project to aid young widows & orphans during Ramadan!

Ramadan begins in Kashmir

Ramadan begins in Hyderabad

Police on alert for holy month of Ramzaan in UP

Day 0

Ramadan begins in Kerala

Hyderabadi Haleem: Much more than a food delicacy!

BTAD camp inmates wary ahead of Ramadan

Charity Organizations

ESCO (Educational Social cultural Organization)

Feed the needy campaign this Ramadan 1435

$50- 1 Ramadan food packet for a family of 4 for entire Ramadan - target 500 families
$100- One time iftar-dinner to 100 people in a village or slum area- target 25,000 people

Orphan sponsorship campaign

$30/month or $360/year
1 girl marriage total cost- $1500

http://www.escoindia.org/

India Wisdom Foundation (IWF)

We are now planning to extend our reach to marginalized communities in other parts of India, principally Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. This will of course be done in phases.

To begin with, we are planning to establish a Centre at Bokaro, Jharkhand. This place has been identified both out of convenience and also due to absolute poverty in this area. This Centre will work in tandem with a minority girls school located in an underdeveloped area called Muslim Mohalla in an otherwise advanced town of Bokaro Steel City. The students studying in this school come from poorest of the poor families. Most students work as domestic helps along with their studies. The project aims to identify students at Class 8 level. These students generally drop out from school at this stage or perform very poorly due to non-academic atmosphere at home, and burden of domestic work.

The Centre will be developed on the pattern of Ismat Literacy Centre, AMU. It will provide tuition/coaching and vocational training towards skill development and employment.

The establishment and running cost of this project for one year is Rs.4 lakhs.

We appeal to you to come forward towards the establishment of this Centre.

We also appeal to you to support ongoing IWF activities.

In this holy month of Ramadan, please come forward and help people who are much less fortunate than us.

Our bank details –

Name of Account - India Wisdom Foundation

Account Number -- 000701263488

Bank – ICICI Bank

Branch – Connaught Place, New Delhi

IFSC Code – ICIC0000007

Branch Code -- 000007

Note – We take funds ONLY from Indian citizens living in India or abroad.

We CANNOT take funds from people having a foreign passport.

If you want to contribute, please send us an email at indiawisdomfoundation@gmail.com with cc to ehtashamkhan77@gmail.com. For any clarification/information, please call me at 9810234188 or write to me at ehtashamkhan77@gmail.com

http://www.indiawisdonfoundation.org

IMRC

WAYS TO HELP THE IMPOVERISHED this RAMADAN:
Give to the Needy in India in Time for Ramadan!
$1 provides one cooked meal or 4 meals in grains per day
$10 per person for Fitra
$10 provides a new Eid outfit for a child
$20 provides a new Eid outfit for an adult
$50 provides grains (groceries) for a family of 4 for all of Ramadan
$150 provides an entire village’s iftar
Learn more about our new Village Iftar program, here!

Highlights of our ZAKAT DISTRIBUTION over the last year:
Provided 2 million meals in grains and 245,000 cooked meals during Ramadan.
Provided emergency relief in Muzaffarnager with food, medicine and clothing.
Began school/masjid construction in 12 new Project REED sites.
14,735 patients were seen and treated for eye diseases; 8,206 were found to have eye problems
Performed 432 cataract surgeries with lens implant free of cost, giving vision back to the nearly blind.
Provided 2,763 dialysis sessions; 726 of them were free of cost; rest were at low cost.
Provided 3,042 dialysis sessions; 969 of them were free of cost.

http://www.imrcusa.org/ramadan/

Quran Foundation

A Ramadan Food pack worth INR2000
can sustain an entire family with nourishment allowing them to observe the
holy month with less suffering and ease.

Our RRP2013 last year reached over thousands of people. Thanks to you
this was made possible.

Please contribute for this Noble Cause of Feeding the Hungry with your
Zakat/Charity. Each pack is just INR2000 ($35).
MENTION RRP-ZAKAT, RRP-CHARITY, RRP- FITRA IN THE TRANSACTION REMARKS WHILE TRANSFERRING ONLINE

From Banks Inside India:
M/s. The Quran Foundation, A/c# 112401000202, Special Savings Account, ICICI Bank Ltd, Tolichowki Branch, Hyderabad - 500 0008, AP, India. (IFSC Code: ICIC0001124)

From Banks Outside India: Since we dont have Foreign Currency Acceptance certificate, we request you to please use the below account.

M/s: SYED ANWAR, A/c#024201001636, Savings Account, ICICI Bank Ltd, Charminar Branch, (IFSC Code: ICIC0000242).

For confirmation or receipt of your contributions, please call 0091 9032328218 or email us thequranfoundation@gmail.com

Reporting rape

This article is part of a monthly series in which we will aggregate the media coverage on atrocities against women, whether rape or sexual assault. Through monthly monitoring of the news reports, hopefully TwoCircles.net will be able to reveal some patterns in the regions where rape is reported most often and frequency of incidents of sexual violence since the Verma Commission’s report and the Delhi gang rape of 2012.

February 2014: 69 incidents.

January 2014 : 27 incidents.

Rising Star Outreach

a three part series on the work done for leprosy affected Indian by Rising Star Outreach.

Link:

http://www.risingstaroutreach.org/

Changing Lives with Some Paint and a Brush

By Syed Ali Mujtaba

The art School “Brinda Ashram� has been started at the leprosy colony of Bharthapuram in Chengalpattu (near Chennai), in an effort to hone the artistic talents of people who have been affected by leprosy.

The school is the brainchild of Austrian artist, Werner Dornik. Dornik wanted to help people resigned to their fates and living their lives in despondency affected by leprosy.

Dornik had visited many government run leprosy homes and colonies in his life, and was moved by the plight of the residents. He especially was affected by their attitude towards life. He along with Padma Venkataraman, daughter of the former president of India, R. Venkataraman, started the Brinda Ashram Art School in January 2005. Their main goal was to reinvigorate the lives of the inhabitants of these leprosy colonies, and make them feel like what they are, normal human beings.

“I knew Dornik from my Vienna days, where I lived with my husband, while he worked, for almost two decades. I stayed in touch with him even after we returned home and settled in Chennai,� says Venkataraman, who has been working for the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people for the past 16 years.

“It was on my invitation that Dornik came to Chennai, and it was after he saw these people that he came up with the idea to start an Art School and to change their lives with the brush and paint.� Venkataraman said, adding that she gave the Austrian artist full cooperation to start the program called “Give and take.�

Most people who have been affected by leprosy had never even touched a paintbrush and paints, so to motivate them to draw and paint was a big task. It was after a lot of persuasion that they were able to get 24 people to attend the painting classes that Dornik and Venkataraman initially attracted them to by teaching meditation.

After every meditation the students were given a lecture and a demonstration on drawing. They also did some exercises in drawing and were taught how to paint. The whole idea was to enthuse life in them and to draw out their hidden and creative talents.

The students learned fast, they correlated themselves with the outside world and expressed their thoughts and ideas through their paintings. In just six months they were able to gain confidence and also learned how to draw beautiful paintings.

“We held an exhibition of their paintings in the Allagappa art gallery in Chennai on October 2005. The Tamil Nadu Governor, Surjit Singh Barnala, who is also an accomplished painter, inaugurated the exhibition. The Governor praised the unassuming painters and they were thrilled and motivated by his compliments. The media reports further boosted their confidence even further,� said Venkataraman.

“In March 2006, we conducted another exhibition at an Austrian ambassador’s house in New Delhi. This event was attended by a host of dignitaries which included Dr Karan Singh, the descendant of the Jammu and Kashmir royal family. Some of the painters were transported to Delhi from Chennai to attend the exhibition; here they freely and confidently conversed with the dignitaries and the media. Each of their painting was sold for Rs 5,000.� Said Venkataraman, proudly.

“Later that same year, we held another exhibition in Vienna. Here four of our leprosy affected artists were flown in from Chennai. There was an atmosphere of dignity about these excellent painters, and each of their paintings fetched more than $200.� Venkataraman described further.

 

 

As a result of this innovative effort, Basha, Mastan and Uday, all of whom belonged to the fishermen community and used to paint boats, have turned out to be excellent artists. Each of their paintings fetches more than $200 and they are the most popular artists.

Buoyed by the success of these artists there has been a steady stream of leprosy-affected people wanting to join the Brinda Ashram Art School. The next batch of probable up and coming artists comprises of 50 people, all of whom are trying their best to hone their creative skills through paints and paintbrush.

Started experimentally to keep the leprosy affected busy and give them a new leash on life, the Art school now has become a center for vocational training. All praise must go to Werner Dornik, the artist from Austria and Padma Venkataraman for the ingenuity of this idea.

[previous: Micro-credit help to leprosy-affected persons ]

[next: Women reaching for stars]

Link:

Bindu Art School 

Micro-credit help to leprosy-affected persons

By Syed Ali Mujtaba

India is home to the largest group of leprosy patient, people affected by leprosy are outcasts of the society. Rising Star Outreach is an organization helping the most marginalized people of India. In three part series Syed Ali Mujataba looks at the disease and work done by the organization. Series Editor for TwoCircles.net is Zainab Lakhani.

Muthushah, age 42, a carpenter located in the Bharthapuram colony in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu. Syed Kamal Pasha, age 46, a rabbit farmer located in Thiruvallur, Chennai. Uduman, age 44, a street vendor located in the Vandalur colony in Chennai. What do these people have in common? All three are affected by the infectious disease, leprosy. Once cast away by society, now, through the help of the micro credit loan system, they have become shining examples of the successful man.

As of this day, India possesses the largest group of leprosy patients in the world at around 250,000 people. Those afflicted by this awful and debilitating disease are ostracized and sent off to leprosy homes or colonies. These homes and colonies are usually located in isolated areas at the outskirts of the town or city, away from “normal� people.

Leprosy, the centuries old permanently disabling disease, is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. This was originally discovered in 1873 by the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Armauer Hansen. This disease causes horrible deformities in humans by causing lesions that may affect the whole limb. It is not a hereditary disease as many people long ago used to believe. The good news is that the cases of leprosy are decreasing at a steady rate world wide. Yet there are still large numbers of people who are afflicted with this disease and they cannot be ignored.

In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, there are almost 15,000 leprosy-affected people. They are accommodated in ten government run homes and 45 leprosy colonies. Each home contains about 400 people and each colony about 20 to 130 families. Those in government homes are provided free food and medical care; non-governmental organizations and philanthropists provide the same for those living in the colonies.

Muthusha used to work as a carpenter before he contracted leprosy and was admitted to CLTRI (leprosy hospital). When he was discharged from the hospital three years later, he found himself to be without a family, a job, his whole life as he had known it was gone. Finding himself all alone, he began relying on the kindness of the people of Bharathapuram, but this was most certainly not how he would live for the rest of his life. Hope came to Muthushsa in the form of the Danish government funded project “WIA – DANIDA.� He received a small loan from them to purchase tools and materials to start up a carpentry business.

After Muthusha started making progress in his business he promptly returned the first loan and immediately acquired a second as well as a third loan to help further grow his business. He employed 12 to 15 people from his colony as well as nearby villages to help him execute orders. Appreciating his entrepreneurial ability, the Rising Star organization (RSO) and NGO, an organization that works to help leprosy-affected people, gave him more advanced electrical tools to help him become more efficient.

Catching up with Mathusha today, we find that his business is flourishing. He has since remarried and now has three children. All three of his children go to public schools and possess no deformities.

Mathusha’s story isn’t the only success story that micro credit can take some credit for. There are others, like Syed Kamal Pasha, who have benefited in the same way. Pasha runs a rabbit farming business at his house. His house is located in leprosy colony in the Thiruvallur district. After rearing them here, he sells the rabbits in Chennai. He is able to return his loans while getting new ones and therefore expanding his business at an admirable rate.

Uduman, another leprosy-affected person, started a street vending shop at Vandalur colony in Chennai. He was able to do so thanks to the micro credit loan he obtained from the NGO. His wife runs the shop and together they have become quite successful.

The moving spirit behind this magnificent project is Padma Venkataraman (daughter of the former president of India Ramaswamy Venkataraman). Venkataraman has been laboring selflessly to rehabilitate and help re-establish leprosy-affected people for the past 16 years.

“Prior to this, no one had come up with the idea of helping leprosy affected people through micro credit loans. Most of them gave blankets, clothes, rice and medicine as charity. Nobody thought to help them get up on their own two feet and teach them to make a life for themselves. This idea took some getting used to even to the people affected by leprosy. They were apprehensive at first when they were exposed to the idea of receiving money as a loan and not as charity. Before this, the idea of living beyond a day-to-day existence had not crossed their minds. “We however were convinced that we were making the right move� Venkataraman told us in an exclusive interview.

A “Welfare Committee� consisting of five members was formed in each colony which included at least two women. These five were given leadership and management training. After the formation of this committee, all the 30 colonies which were covered under the WIA – DANIDA project, managed to collect the loan repayment, deposited it in the bank and sent a monthly report along with a copy of the bank statement. The treasurer of the welfare committee and Venkataraman hold a joint bank account for the colonies.

The entire management of the disbursal of the micro- credit loan was handed over to the people of the colony and now they have slowly started to learn the responsibilities of life. “The whole system is working very well� says Venkataraman with a great sense of achievement.

Becky Douglas of ‘Rising Star Organization’ is full of praises for Padma Venkatraman. “We at Rising Star were struggling to come up with ideas to help leprosy affected people become productive members of the society. We were fortunate enough to locate Padma who took this concept forward. The money given to her was judiciously spent, and there were many innovations in the disbursal of the funds,� Said Douglas as she spoke about Rising Star’s operations in India.

Micro credit loans seem to be the cutting edge idea for the empowerment of society particularly for those who are at the bottom of the heap and have little chance to come up in life. Those engaged in this altruistic endeavor are certainly worthy of applause.

[next: Changing Lives with Some Paint and a Brush]

 

 

Rising Star women

Third and final part of the series on Risin Star Outreach 's work to get a better life for leprosy patients in India. Series writer is Chennai based journalist Syed Ali Mujtaba and edited by Zainab Lakhani.

 

Practitioners of the micro-credit system for human development are growing thick and fast across South Asia. Padma Venkatraman, daughter of R. Venkatraman the former president of India, is one such person who is trying to help leprosy-affected people by using the micro-credit system while based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Padma Venkatraman’s first brush with people who have the chronic disease leprosy was some time in mid 90s. She had at the time, started working to rehabilitate them at the Shahdhara leprosy colony located in the outskirts of Delhi. The colony consisted of 4000 people, resembling a mini India. Its inhabitants were people from all over the country belonging to different castes creeds and religions.

 
With the assistance of several donors, Venkatraman was able to start Agricultural and Pisiculture (Fish pond) activities for the adults in the colony. She also set up a Crèche (pre-school) for their children.

 
In recognition of sustainability of this project the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recommended in a final report that this project should be extended to other parts of India as well.

 
At this time, DANIDA (Danish International Development Agency) came forward to help with a similar project in Tamil Nadu and Venkatraman implemented her project through WIA (Women’s India Association) at 10 Government run leprosy Homes and 30 leprosy colonies in the state.

 
Novel Idea

 “Helping these people through the micro credit system was a novel idea at the time. Even those affected by the disease found it to be very strange. When we talked to them about receiving money as a loan instead of charity, they were unable to comprehend the idea and wondered how they would be able to return it. Most of them, you see, depended on begging for their day-to-day existence.� says Venkatraman.  

 What Venkatraman actually did was she formed a welfare committee at each of the leprosy colonies. The committee comprised of five members, two of which were women. Their entire monetary transaction was carried out through the bank and each colony had a separate bank account.

 The methodology was very simple. Each person who wanted money had to apply for a loan on a prescribed form. The person who has applied would be given an identity number instead of using names; this was done to avoid any discrimination. After collecting the forms, the committee members would sit down together to decide who amongst the applicants were most deserving of the loan. Preference was given to widows and the crippled. The loan was distributed through their signatures on the checks which where counter signed by Venkatraman.

 The recipients of the loan were asked to buy fruits, cloths, goats, chickens, cows, rabbits and other such items that they were to sell in the local market. The principal amount was to be returned to the bank after keeping the profit. They each got a copy of a bank statement of the amount they deposited and every cent they returned was re-distributed amongst them as a future loan.

 “This way the entire management and the disbursal of the micro-credit loans were handed over to the inhabitants of the colonies themselves. Slowly through this exposure, they started learning management skills, banking skills and above all learning to take on responsibilities,� Says Venkatraman proudly.

 
“This system worked extremely well, and with the corpus fund created, dairy farms were started in all 10 government run leprosy homes that met the milk requirement of the inhabitants. This five-year project was completed in 2002 and its sustainability was established through a revolving fund.�

 Becky Douglas

Padma Venkataraman met Becky Douglas in Washington D.C., she is the president of Rising Star Outreach in the USA. Becky’s story is an incredible one; Becky and John Douglas are the parents of 9 children. Their eldest daughter, Amber, was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder at the age of 17.  After eight years of struggling, Amber finally gave up, and in Feb, 2000, she took her own life while at college, devastating her family. While going through Amber’s things, John and Becky were surprised to see that their daughter had been sending part of the money they had been sending her for college expenses to an orphanage in India. Even though they were surprised, it was very much in character for Amber. Since she suffered so much herself, she always seemed to have a tender spot for others who were suffering as well.

As a tribute to their daughter, John and Becky asked concerned friends to send donations to this orphanage in lieu of flowers for her funeral. People were very generous. So much money was sent in, that the orphanage asked Becky to join their Board of Directors. Becky decided to travel to India to learn about the orphanage.  When she got there, she was pleased to learn that the 54 children in the orphanage were well-cared for.  It was on the streets, going from her hotel to the orphanage and back again each day that Becky saw suffering that changed her forever.  The leprosy-afflicted beggars on the street seemed to swarm the car at every stop light.  Their suffering was so severe, it seemed almost palpable.  Becky could hardly bring herself to even look at them, their suffering was so intense.

 When she returned from India, she had trouble sleeping. The images of the leprosy-affected beggars were on her mind all night.  She finally decided that she could either live with insomnia forever, or she could do something about the problem that was haunting her.  She gathered three friends around her kitchen table (dragged in her husband's secretary) and together they started Rising Star Outreach, a small charity dedicated to serving the leprosy-affected in Southern India. Becky has traveled to India 22 times in the past 5 years.  She has fallen in love with the Indian people and their amazing culture.  Rising Star has reached out to involve her entire family. Six of her children have also been to India serving as volunteers with the organization. Her husband has also visited the charity several times and is now starting a legal outsourcing business in Chennai.  His share of the profits will be dedicated to helping fund the children's homes and schools.

Together Douglas and Venkataraman are currently continuing the socio economic rehabilitation of people affected by leprosy in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The RSO (Rising Star Outreach) program is working in the field of education for the healthy children of the leprosy-affected people. Rehabilitation work inside the colonies is continuing through the Micro Credit loan system, assistance to Women’s Self Help Groups, and also a mobile clinic. The work seems to have gained pace, more and more leprosy colonies are taking up this very successful rehabilitation program.

 

 

India right now holds rank as the country with the largest number of leprosy patients in the world. About 30 years ago, there were around 500,000 people affected by the leprosy in the country. Now due to the advancement in Medicare the number has come down immensely. Still, there are about 250,000 of the leprosy-affected currently residing in India.

 In Tamil Nadu alone there are 15,000 people who have leprosy. They are kept in government run homes, each of which can accommodate around 400 people. Here they are provided with food, shelter and medical care. There are ten such homes, one in each district of the state. Those with families are put up in leprosy colonies located far away from the general population. In Tamil Nadu there are 45 leprosy colonies, each of which has around 20 to 130 families.

 Link:

http://www.risingstaroutreach.org/ 

Role Models

This is an ongoing TCN series. In this series we identify Muslims who are successful professionals and ask them a few questions about their lives and some advice for others.

Idea is to provide instances of successful Muslims to give hope, ideas, and encouragement to other young Muslims of India.

Alifiya Khan: Journalist, Mumbai.

Naqueeb Ahmad: IT professional, Bihar.

MeherTabassum: Robotics scientist, Hyderabad.

Naved Masood: Corporate Affairs Secretary, New Delhi.



Saffroning Kerala

The Hindutva force in Kerala is trying all possible means to create communal tensions throughout the state, based on baseless accusations and provocative slogans against the Muslim community, in attempt to polarise the community and rip its advantages during elections.

Three Such incidents have taken place in last one week in three adjacent districts in the Malabar region itself. All three incidents involve the Hindu Aikya Vedi, a sister organization of the Sangh Parivaar.

In the next few days TCN is will do highlights attempts aimed at creating communal rift.

Sanghparivar taking political mileage out of RSS worker’s suicide - Part 1

RSS-BJP workers target a school at Malappuram over beef distributed to students - Part 2

Saffron protest over burial of stray dogs in public graveyard takes a communal line - Part 3

Interview with Dr. Shamsul Islam: Part 4

The threat is not saffronisation, but the trajectory of modernity: Part 5

Saffron hate campaigns finds acceptance and practicality through new equations in Kerala: Part 6

RSS exploiting the cultural and intellectual vacuum: Meena Kandasamy: Part 7

‘We need to outplay the Sangh influence in discourses and discussions in Kerala’: Part 8

Saffronisation could be addressed by bringing into light internal inequalities: Part 9

Kerala Govt’s silence over Togadia’s hate speech mysterious: Social activists: Part 10

Scholarship

Shravasti: rape of Muslim women

Dhannideeh is a village in Shravasti (sometimes written as Shrawasti) district of Uttar Pradesh. On 10th of July 2007, a mob of upper caste Hindus attacked this village, they beat Muslims of the village, destroying or looting their property and raped 17 Muslim women who were disrobed and paraded naked in the village.

This page will track the progress of this case.

Muslim women sexually attacked, paraded naked in UP: 14 July
10 arrested for Shrawasti gang rape: 16 July
NHRC team in Shrawasti to investigate mass rape of Muslim women : 27 July
Helpless Muslims of Dhanni Deeh village: 30 July
Shravasti attack: UP will not make commissioner’s report public: 5 August
Social and economic boycott of Muslims in Shrawasti: 23 September
FIR in Dhanni Deeh rape case names 36 people including a BSP min. brother: 10 October

FACT FINDING REPORT ON DHANNI DEEH, SHRAVASTI CASE
The Case:
On 7th July ‘07 a Hindu Brahmin girl Vandana d/o Mr. Krishna Narayan Dwivedi former Pradhan r/o village Dharmantapur, Sirsiya P.S. left with a Muslim boy Salim s/o Mr. Abdur Rehman @ Chunnu r/o village Dhanni Deeh, Sirsiya P.S., District Shravasti.
Nestled in the foothill of the Himalayas on the Indo-Nepal border Dharmantapur and Dhanni Deeh are adjacent villages some 4 kilometers off the main Bhinga road. The majestic mountain range forms the backdrop of both the villages. Coming from the main road one has to first cross Dharmantapur, the village of the girl before approaching Dhanni Dee, where the gang rape took place.
According to Vandana’s father they immediately intimated the P.S. and started searching for the girl. On 8th July ’07 the boy’s father was apprehended and taken to the police station for interrogation. The next day (9th July ‘07) he was released.

On 11th July the father of the girl lodged an FIR (Case No. 314/07 u/s 363, 366 IPC) against Salim, Abdur Rehman and others. Presently, two people namely Mr. Abdur Rehman @ Chunnu and Azmat are in police custody.

On 10th July ‘07, the Dhanni Deeh village was attacked in broad daylight (9.30a.m. -10.00 a.m.). The mob carrying arms (lathis etc.) ransacked the mostly kuccha houses, looting their belongings including jewellery and cash. Even food grain stored in deris was not spared. It lay scattered on the floor of the courtyards and inside the dark unlit rooms as a silent testimony of the incident.

Worst still, settling scores of sort against the entire women population of the man’s village, member of the girl’s family publicly humiliated the women folk. According to their version they were disrobed, paraded naked in the village and some of them were dragged to the sugarcane fields behind the Mango orchard and near a massive peepal tree where they were sexually assaulted and gang raped.
Fearing retaliation close family members of the man’s family had already left the village soon after the couple escaped. As such the wrath of the attacking mob fell on the womenfolk of the boy’s community in general.

As most able-bodied men of the community had already left the village after the police picked Chunnu, the boy’s father, the only who remained in the village, were the sick or the old. The mob described as between 400-1000 men targeted women of all age groups (10-70 yrs of age) belonging to a particular community. The women were brutally beaten and show bruises on their body parts including legs, back, thigh and neck.

In addition to gang rape and sexual assault they were stripped and paraded naked in the village and nearby areas. The incident came to light when two days later some villagers could gather enough courage to approach the local Congress leader Mr. Aslam Raini who took them to the then SP Luv Kumar at Bhinga and under whose pressure the FIR was lodged on the night of 12 July. It is here at Bhinga that the media learnt of the incident through an impromptu press conference where women for the first time admitted that they had been gang raped.

Consequently, an FIR (316/07 u/s 147, 323, 427, 504 and 506 IPC) was lodged against 100-150 unknown men but nobody was charged for committing sexual assault and rape. On 13th July (three days after the incident) medical examination of 16 (one refused from getting medically examined) women from Dhanni Deeh village was conducted but the report came negative. Presently, the police have arrested 10 persons in this case including the father of the girl.

Observations:
The role of police in the whole case needs to be re-looked. They apprehended Salim’s father Mr. Abdur Rehman and other persons even before the FIR was lodged. Despite the disappearance of the couple and the tension following that the police took no preventive measures whatsoever.

As a result the mob not only gathered at Dhanni Deeh but also the attacked the village in broad daylight and remained there for four hours committing the nefarious crime completely unhindered.

Yet the local Police Station (P.S.) did not register a case against anybody. Two days later, only after pressure came from a local politician did the SP direct them to lodged an FIR about the incident. Here again the perpetrators were not charged for rape and sexual assault though all the women complained about it.

Interestingly, the FIR did not include any charge/section of sexual assault. Yet the police conducted medical examinations three days late (13 July) of all the women who complained of it and the state is quoting that very medical report to insist that no woman was molested or sexually assaulted. The CHC doctor who conducted the medical examination says that prima facie rape was not established. The women’s clothes were not made available to her.

Now on the basis of the defective FIR and medical examination report the state is adamantly refusing to admit that rape had in fact taken place.

The State Govt. upon receiving information about the incident terminated the services of SO Sirsiya P.S. Naveen Mishra on the ground of dereliction of duty as he intentionally failed to take any action against the perpetrators and resultantly the incident came into light after the lapse of 2 days.

The CO (Sirsiya P.S.) Mayaram Verma and SP Luv Kumar of Shravasti district were also suspended. Presently Commissioner Devipatan Division Ashok Singh has been asked to conduct an enquiry into the incident and present its report to the state government within a fortnight.

He is being assisted by DIG Dr. Sanjay Tarde and Bahraich (Add.) SP Rajesh Pushkar. In the process of investigating the incident Ashok Kumar is getting the statements of the survivors recorded. On the basis of the statements of the women survivors of Dhanni Deeh recorded on Sunday (15 July) six more women confessed of being raped and were sent for medial examinations today (16 July), six days after the incident.

Yet, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Lalji Verma speaking on behalf of the state government in the Vidhan Sabha on today (16th July) reiterated what he had said on Friday that no woman was raped in the whole incident as neither the FIR nor the medical examination report corroborates it!

Speaking on the floor of the house Mr Verma described the incident as “mamuli ghatna” (minor incident). He said that never before has any government taken such prompt action and dismissed a daroga (SO) and suspended a CO and SP over such a “mamuli ghatna”.
The only new fact mentioned by the minister on 16 July was that a team has been sent to Mumbai to recover the girl.

Mr. Verma took no cognizance of the probe report of Samajwadi Party delegation led by former speaker Mata Prasad Pandey that visited the village on 14 July to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation.

Mr. Pandey’s report clearly mentioned that women had not only been gang raped by even paraded naked in the village. Charging the local BSP MLA Daddan Mishra of complicity the probe report held him responsible for creating an environment in which a certain caste felt emboldened enough to commit such a heinous crime. Such gross violation of the rule of law could not have taken place without the protection of the local police in connivance of its political bosses, the SP leaders maintained.

Issues/Concern:
• Vandana’s Age: According to her father Vandana is 15 year of age and had passed High School examination in 2005. However when the fact-finding team asked for a copy of her High School certificate he refused to share on the ground that it is still with the school.
• Mr. Krishna Narayan Dwivedi lodged the FIR against Salim on 11th July (9.35 a.m.), whereas according to his own statement the girl was kidnapped on 7th July ’07.
• Conspicuous presence of political party representatives in the area (SP, Congress, BJP etc.)
• Dhanni Deeh village was attacked on 10 July whereas the FIR was registered on 12 July and did not include the charge of rape and sexual assault.
• The women were attacked on 10th July whereas the medical examination was conducted on 13th July and subsequently on 16 July.
• The state government’s stand on the whole incident is truly deplorable as it is still in denial mode. Far from initiating the process of providing justice to the women by registering cases under relevant sections of the IPC, the state government did not even acknowledged the incidences of gang rape and sexual assault.
• Many women and children who ran away from the village during/ immediately after the gang rape are yet to return to their homes.
• Children of Dhanni Deeh have not returned to their schools or madarsas after the incident, as they fear that the villagers of Dharmantapur may attack them again when they cross the village to reach the main road.

Fact Finding Team:
A team comprised of Risha Syed (AALI), Manjari Chandra (AALI), Ravi Jeena (MASVAW), Puneet (Jan Vikas Sansthan), Shakeela (Aghaz -e- Insaaf) visited the area to conduct a fact-finding. They spoke with:
• Girl’s Family
• Residents of Dhanni Deeh village
• CO, Sirsiya P.S.
• Commissioner Devipatan Division
• DIG Dr Sanjay Tarpade
• ASP Bahraich Rajesh Pushkar
• Jan Morcha local Journalist Mr. Umesh Gupta
• Dr. Rabia Sultana, MO

Suggestions:
• The new police team is in place at the thana and district level, This however, does not automatically guarantee better law and order which constantly needs to be monitored.
• Need to mobilize public opinion so that the state government is forced to acknowledge the crime and the enquiry team or any further probe ordered by the government can fearlessly bring the culprits to book.
• Police and administration has to restore the faith of the people in the village so that they return to their homes, places of work and study.
• There is a need to understand and guard against the role of the politicians entering the fray to draw political mileage out of the unfortunate incident.
• It should be remembered that exercising the right to choice very often triggers such violence against the boy’s family irrespective of caste and religion. Hence every effort should be during advocacy on the issue not to let political parties and front organizations paint the violence as strictly communal and cause an escalation of communal tension.
• Need for relevant state bodies i.e. State Commission for Women (SCW), State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Minority Commission to take pro-active measures to address and intervene in such incidences of mass violations.

Singur: Six years later



Tata Motors plant in Singur, West Bengal was supposed to “revolutionise the automobile industry in India” and “mark a watershed in the global automobile industry.” So said Ravi Kant, Managing Director of Tata Motors. The protest over land acquisition for the planned factory brought down 34-year old Left Front regime and propelled Mamta Banerjee to the post of the Chief Minister. Six years later, away from the headlines what has happened in Singur? First on the three-part series on Singur.

By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net

Part 1: Six years later

Part 2: Case of Jama Masjid land

Part 3: Voice of only Muslim Panchayat member Ashia Begum

Successful, Young, and Muslim

Successful, Young, and Muslim-these are the faces of a new generation of Indian Muslims. Swimming as part of the mainstream has brought these enterprising young Muslims face-to-face with a new set of challenges. Read on to discover how they surmount the trials and tribulations of being founders of tech startups... Three-part TwoCircles.net series by Charu Bahri.


First: Embracing a new reality

Second: Education, a great equalizer

Third: Balance is the key to success

TCN Awards

TwoCircles.net gives two awards each year recognizing person or organization that has contributed most for the welfare of Muslims of India.




Afroz Alam Sahil receiving award from Salman Khurshid and K. Rahman Khan in New Delhi in 2010

Award winners:

2012

Nomination begins.

2011

Nomination form

Person: Faisal Khan
Organization: TASIS

News report

2010:

Person: Afroz Alam Sahil
Organization: Bihar Anjuman
News report

TCN Awards 2011

After a successful program last year that recognized individual and organization initiatives, TwoCircles.net today starts its nomination process today to begin the process of recognizing an individual and organization for TwoCircles.net Awards 2011.

TwoCircles.net invites its readers to nominate for TwoCircles.net Person of the Year 2011 and TwoCircles.net Organization of the Year 2011 awards. Please nominate person or organization that has contributed most for the welfare of Muslims of India. List important event/contribution in the period between May 2010 to May 2011.

TwoCircles.net staff will short-list the nomination received and put the list out for voting. Winner will be decided from a list of top ten nominations getting most votes. This will be submitted to a jury consisting of TwoCircles.net staff.

Last year TCN Awards 2010 winners were RTI activist Afroz Alam Sahil and organization Bihar Anjuman.
Last date for nomination: August 10, 2011

Nominate:

TCN Special Series on riot relief camps in Assam

By Munize Ali, TwoCircles.net,

Violent ethnic conflicts over decades have caused displacement of over 2 lakh people in North-East India. Such violent conflicts took place in various districts including Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon and the present Chirang districts of Assam in 1991, 1993, 1996 and 1998. These districts are inhabited by Bodos, Santhals or Adivasi community, Muslims and Bengali Hindu community. These riots caused massive displacement and several thousands of victims are still living in relief camps. TwoCircles.net presents a special series on such camps where inmates are living a miserable life in sub-human conditions.– Editor



Bordhup camp inmates starving, authorities unconcerned : Part 1

Nangalbhanga camp of Chirang district face soil erosion, food crisis: Part 2


Food scarcity at Bengtal relief camp in Chirang district
: Part 3

Veterinary Complex relief camp inmates building new lives : Part 4

Bongaigaon relief camps of Bodos who were displaced in 1990s : Part 5

TCN pages blocked in India

On August 19th, 2012 Government of India issued circular to the Internet Service Providers to block a number of internet sites, facebook pages, and twitter handles apparently for spreading rumors regarding violence in Assam & Myanmar. The list included two pages from TwoCircles.net website as well. Pages that have nothing to do with Assam or Myanmar.



Screenshot of the blocked page.

Comments from eminent people supporting TCN:

This website, which has received several accolades, did sterling service in trying to check rumours by publishing in toto, the Myanmar government’s response to doctored images claiming to show massacred Muslims in the Arakan province.

--- Garga Chatterjee, Columnist.

i am shocked to know that pages of twocircles.net were censored.

--- Prof. Shamsul Islam, Delhi University.

It is an infringement on the freedom of expression and people's right to information. From the information available, the blocking of TwoCircles.net is not related to Assam issue. It looks like the excuse of Assam issue has been used to remove uncomfortable truth from the public domain. This a despicable act from the government, and it doesn't augur well for Indian democracy.

--- Binu Mathew, Editor, Countercurrents.org

TwoCircles.net is a very balanced site. - totally oppose this move of govt.

--- Ram Puniyani, writer and a champion of communal harmony.

The govt is taking advantage of the violence caused by the widespread propagation of morphed images of assam & myanmar on the internet to block a series which lists the way Muslims have been falsely accused in MP. Most of the cases highlighted are of SIMI members or those alleged to be SIMI members. I have no fondness for SIMI, but TWOCIrcles has every right to expose the way the police foists false cases on SIMI members, or those it suspects have sympathies with the organisation.
--- Jyoti Punwani, Journalist.

Nothing should be banned unless and until it is really harmful to human beings.
---Mumtaz Mir

It seems people not involved in Azad Maidan incident are being arrested similarly the sites not involved in the incidents are being blocked. What a poetic justice. In fact they want to threaten Muslims and suppress their voice totally.
--- Moonisa Bushra Abedi

Reports and articles about the blockade:

The Hindu, Sept 10

A tale of two pages

ETV Urdu, Sept 5

TCN, Sept 3

US-based Indian Muslim orgs come together to support TCN

TCN, Sept 2

Have censored websites broken any law? : By Garga Chatterjee.

Indian-American Muslims protest against blocking of news websites in India

Indian Express, Aug 28
Blocked for 'violence', website to sue govt: Indian Express

Urdu Times, Aug 26


The Sunday Guardian, Aug 26
Govt tries to monitor net, goofs

Rashtriya Sahara, Aug 26

TCN, Aug 23
Unheard, unspoken... and banned

Blocked URLs:

Unheard & Unspoken: Terror stories from Madhya Pradesh

Petty dispute leads to death of one in Mathura

Govt. circular listing TwoCircles.net URLs at number 72 and 73 in the list:







Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat

By Yoginder Sikand, TwoCircles.net,

This 6-part series of articles provides a detailed account of the historical origins and development of the Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat, focusing in particular on the social multiple roles that the movement has played in the region, which accounts, in large measure, for its deep-rooted popularity among the Meos. A sociological study of the development of Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat can provide interesting insights and parallels to understand the success and appeal of the movement in other contexts as well - Editor

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 1

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 2

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 3

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 4

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 5

Tablighi Jamaat in Mewat -- Part 6

Terror Arrests from Bihar

Terror tales



Khalid Mujahid- illegally arrested, tortured, and killed in the name of terrorism.

Hundreds of Muslim youth all across India have been wrongly implicated in terrorism cases. Many were able to prove their innocence only after many years of slow trials that destroyed their lives and careers while bringing untold sufferings to their families.

Here we present stories that we have done over the years documenting victims of India's "war against terrorism."

ASSAM

Rustam Ali, Sherafat Ali and Dhiren Doley: When fishermen were made Al Qaeda terrorist overnight in Assam: Sept 14, 2014

ANDHRA PRADESH

Dr. Ibrahim Ali Junaid: Dr. Ibrahim Ali Junaid healing his own terror tag: June 07, 2013

Dr. Ibrahim Ali Junaid: Terror acquittal: Dr Ibrahim Ali Junaid of Hyderabad: Mar 23, 2010

Maulana Naseeruddin: Terror acquittal: Maulana Naseeruddin of Hyderabad speaks about ordeal: Mar 18, 2010

Mohammed Azmath : Released after ‘interrogation’ detained Muslim youths feel ‘hurt’: Feb 25, 2013

Mohammed Rayeesuddin : Released after ‘interrogation’ detained Muslim youths feel ‘hurt’: Feb 25, 2013

Obaidur Rahman: Muslim youths arrested in Hyderabad after the Bangalore crack down, the wave of terror arrests shift to south India: Sep 1, 2012

Sheikh Hashim Ali: Justice denied, now waiting for judgment: Sheikh Hashim Ali’s 13 years’ incarceration: May 25, 2013.

Syed Imran Khan: a victim of war against terror in India: Oct 1, 2012.

Taj-ul Islam Kazi Siddiqui: Ghatkopar blast paradox: Techie Taj-ul-Islam Siddqui too discharged of all terror charges: Aug 11, 2013


BIHAR

Qateel Siddiqui's uncle Mohd Akhtar.

Aftab Alam: My son is innocent: Aftab’s father: Dec 10, 2011

Abdul Rahman:
Meet the frightened mother of Abdur Rahman in Darbhanga: Mar 23, 2012.

Fasih Mahmood: Where is Fasih Mahmood/: special series from May 2012 to Oct 2012.

Gauhar Aziz Khomaini:
Police violated Supreme Court guidelines while arresting terror accused: Dec 3, 2011.

My son was not involved in any crime: Gauhar Aziz Khomaini’s father Mar 21, 2012.

Gayur Jamali: Please don’t spoil his life if he is not guilty: Gayur Jamali’s father Mar 12, 2012

Kafeel Ahmad: Bicycle repair mechanic for Darbhanga, IM recruiter for Delhi Police: Mar 10, 2012

Qateel Siddiqui: My brother can never be a terrorist: Qateel Siddiqui’s sister: Mar 14, 2012


DELHI

Dilawar Hussain: Acquittals in terror case: Welcome welcomes her Maulanas with open arm: Jan 11, 2010

Irshad Khan: Family of Irshad, the “mastermind” denies terror link, hopes he will come clean: Dec 2, 2011

Taquee Ahmed: Brother of terror accused alleges harassment by ATS Mumbai, seeks police protection: Feb 14, 2012.

Masood Ahmed Qasmi: Acquittals in terror case: Welcome welcomes her Maulanas with open arm: Jan 11, 2010

Mohammad Aamir:

Mohammad Aamir Khan honoured with award, cash by rights group: Jul 12, 2012.

14 years in jail, acquitted but still scared of police witch-hunt: Jan 29, 2012.

War on terror: If you can’t find the terrorist, make one: Jan 26, 2012.

12 yrs in jail and counting: Story of Amir – a victim of war on terror: Aug 11, 2010.


KARNATAKA

Mutti-ur-Rehman: Journalist Mutti-ur-Rehman takes on the media for their biased reporting: May 31, 2013

Yusuf Nalaband: NIA cleared me of all charges but that terror arrest still haunts my life: Syed Yusuf Nalaband: Jul 7, 2013


MADHYA PRADESH

Mohammad Sajid's family struggling to survive in Ujjain.

Aamil Parvez: The bizarre case of Aamil Parvez: Jun 12, 2012.

Arshad Bilgrami: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012

Azhar Qureishi: Aurangabad encounter: Azhar Qureishi’s family demands CBI inquiry: Apr 4, 2012

Hafiz Mohammad Yousuf Khan: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012

Iqrar Sheikh: Iqrar and Habeeb: two different paths to jail: Jun 9, 2012

Irfan Chhipa: Destroying their lives when not killing them in encounters: Jun 14, 2012.

Khalid Nayeem: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012

Mohammad Abraar: Destroying their lives when not killing them in encounters: Jun 14, 2012.

Mohammad Akheel: A trial of 11 years and counting: Jun 5, 2012

Mohammad Amaan: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012

Mohammad Habeeb: Iqrar and Habeeb: two different paths to jail: Jun 9, 2012

Mohammad Iqbal Nagori: SIMI, an excuse to harass Muslims of Madhya Pradesh: Jun 4, 2012.

Mohammed Sajid:
Robbing their peace and declaring them dacoits: Jun 7, 2012.

Terror accused writes from Jabalpur jail: Nov 14, 2012.

Mohammad Shafiq: Multiple stories of an arrest: Jun 13, 2012

Mohammad Younus: Multiple stories of an arrest: Jun 13, 2012

Naved Iqbal: Inside MP prisons, a life of hell awaits Muslim prisoners: Jun 15, 2012

Sajid Pasha: SIMI, an excuse to harass Muslims of Madhya Pradesh: Jun 4, 2012.

Sarfaraz Qureshi: Muslim youths of Ujjain: Harassed by police and media: Jun 6, 2012

Sayeed Ahmed Nagori: Muslim youths of Ujjain: Harassed by police and media: Jun 6, 2012


MAHARASHTRA

Javed Ahmed Ansari: Accused in Aurangabad Arms haul case gets bail after 8 years in jail: Nov 19, 2013

Saeedun-Nissa Ali: Wife of train blast accused alleges harassment by ATS: Mar 13, 2013

Salman Farsi: Malegaon 2006 blast accused Salman Farsi on indefinite hunger strike in jail: April 16, 2009


TAMILNADU

Kunangudi Haniffa: Justice at last for Haniffa and 7 other Muslims: May 24, 2010


UTTAR PRADESH

Khalid Mujahid: Khalid Mujahid death: Fasting IPF leaders's heath condition worsens: June 17, 2013.

Khalid Mujahid: Rihai Manch: IB responsible for Khalid’s murder like Ishrat Jhan fake encounter in Gujarat: June 06, 2013.

Khalid Mujahid: PUDR wants ‘criminal responsibility’ fixed in Khalid Mujahid death: June 06, 2013.

British Indian Muslims express solidarity with Rihai Manch’s indefinite sit-in: Khalid Mujahid: June 06, 2013.

Azamgarh Speaks: a special series on Azamgarh. Nov 2008.

Isa Azmi: Communal cops, terror bogey, and Muslims: May 19, 2011

Khalid Mujahid: Another extra-judicial murder? Khalid Mujahid dies: May 18, 2013

Mohammad Irfan: A letter to the President from a terror accused: Jul 20, 2013

Syed Wasif Haider: Acquitted by court, media trial still continues: Nov 24, 2012.

West Bengal

Abudllah Juber: After 8 years in jail on terror charges, three persons acquitted by a Kolkata court: Mar 1, 2014

Akhlaque Ahmad Khan: Over 14 years as undertrial on charges of conspiracy to wage war Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Aug, 2013

Hassanuzzaman: 2 Muslim youths languishing in jail without chargesheet for 5 years: Jun 10, 2013

Mohammad Mustaque: 2 Muslim youths languishing in jail without chargesheet for 5 years: Jun 10, 2013

Nur Ahmed: After 8 years in jail on terror charges, three persons acquitted by a Kolkata court: Mar 1, 2014

Tarique Akhter: After 8 years in jail on terror charges, three persons acquitted by a Kolkata court: Mar 1, 2014


DEFENDERS OF JUSTICE



Khalid Azmi, Mohammad Shoaib, Mohammad Saleem, Naushad Kashimji, Ismail Jalagar, Noor Mohammad: Men in black who stood by the Constitution and justice

Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR): JUH and APCR: Two different tracks which responded to the call of justice: July 15, 2013

Catholic Secular Forum (CSF): Don't politicize terrorism, don't stereotype Muslims, says Catholic Forum: Feb 22, 2013.

Faisal Khan: Gandhian fasts against arrests of Muslim youths in terror cases: Dec 9, 2011

Human Rights Watch (HRW): India abused terror suspects, mostly Muslims: Human Rights Watch: Feb 2, 2011

Gulzar Azmi: Passion for justice keeps the Septuagenarian going: Aug 7, 2011

Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association (JTSA): Terror stories of Delhi Police Special Cell: Sep 17, 2012.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind:

JUH and APCR two different tracks which responded to the cry of justice: July 15, 2013

SC admits plea for compensation to Muslim youths, fresh probe of terror blasts: Aug 28, 2012

Jamiat Ulema will fight the case of 13/7 Mumbai blast accused: Jan 25, 2012

Khalid Azmi: The Azmi brothers: Profiles in courage: June 17, 2010

M N Kandasami: TN MLA Kandasami bats for release of Muslim terror under-trials: Jun 14, 2010.

Advocate M S Khan: Interview with Adv M S Khan who secured acquittals in terror cases in India: Nov 5, 2009

Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen: Rehabilitation efforts for youths acquitted of terror charges in Hyderabad: Mar 29, 2010

Mohd. Adeeb: Free innocent Muslim youths jailed in the name of terrorism: Mohd. Adeeb: Mar 4, 2013.

National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO): NCHRO fact-finding report on Bengaluru blast 2013: May 31, 2013

Advocate Nehal Ahmed Ansari: We need Anna to get justice for Malegaon youths: Adv. Nehal Ahmed: Aug 22, 2011

Nisa Research and Resource Centre: Rehabilitation efforts for youths acquitted of terror charges in Hyderabad: Mar 29, 2010

Prashant Bhushan: Biased terror probe will increase terrorism: Prashant Bhushan: Oct 15, 2008

Rihai Manch: On third day of protest, Rihai Manch poses 16 questions to Muslim MLAs & ministers: May 24, 2013.

Shahid Azmi: Shahid (Azmi) Lives, Shaheeds Never Die | Three years without Shahid Azmi:

Shafiq Rahman Mahajir: Twenty-two questions to the Police Commissioner of Hyderabad: Feb 25, 2013


ACQUITTALS

Three Muslim youth acquitted in 14 years old Lucknow case; No respite for Kashmiri youth as another case pending: April 11, 2014

22 cases of acquittal and discharge of youth wrongfully charged and incarcerated: Nov 12, 2012

14 Youths acquitted of Jaipur blast charge.: Dec 25, 2011

Today is our Eid, says son of a Malegaon blast accused: Nov 16, 2011

Seven jailed Malegaon blasts accused let out on bail: Nov 16, 2011

Fahim Ansari thanked God after acquittal in 26/11: Feb 22, 2011

Justice at last for Haniffa and 7 other Muslims: May 24, 2010

How Ansari, Ahmed were acquitted in terror trial: May 3, 2010.

21 Hyderabadi Muslim youths acquitted of terror charges: Dec 31, 2008.


ANALYSIS

Khalid Mujahid: War on terror continues to terrorize: May 24, 2013

Muslim youths: India’s most wanted!: May 23, 2013

If it's terror, blame it on Muslims: Aijaz Zaka Syed. Mar 1, 2013.

Framing innocent Muslims, who is responsible?: Feb 17, 2013

Politics of terror: targeting Muslim youth: Nov 9, 2012.

Terror witch-hunt: What about the families?: Kashif-ul-Huda. July 11, 2012

Terror cases against Muslims: Jul 6, 2012

kise vakil karen, kis se munsifi chahen?: Jun 21, 2012

Fighting phantoms: The story of Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad: Kashif-ul-Huda. Jun 17, 2012

First guilt of partition, now guilt of terrorism: Syed Zubair Ahmad. Jun 11, 2012

Ghalib the terrorist : Kashif-ul-Huda, Apr 12, 2012

Bihar: New pasture for terrorists or intelligence agencies?: Mumtaz Alam Falahi. Dec 11, 2011

TACTILE TERROR, true lies: Manisha Sethi. Oct 13, 2011

Wikileaks has plugged few holes for Indian Muslims: M. Zajam. Dec 23, 2010.

When the terror-accused are from the Sangh Parivar…: TCN news. Aug 30, 2010.

War against terrorism in India pregnant with political motives: Asif Moazzam Jamai. May 13, 2010

State terrorism and Muslim youths: By By Abu Zafar Adil Azmi, Aug 12, 2009

India: Beyond the age of terror: by Kashif-ul-Huda, Dec 3, 2008

Terror is Terror: Sadia Dehlvi. Nov 26, 2008.

Indian Muslims and 'terrorism': Some searching questions: Yogi Sikand. Oct 21, 2008.

The terror messages in email: Kashif-ul-Huda. July 31, 2008

Terrorism - How not to combat it: Ashgar Ali Engineer. July 2, 2008

Deoband's Anti-Terrorism Convention: Some Reflections: March 11, 2008.


MEDIA CRITICISM

Ghatkopar blast paradox: Techie Taj-ul-Islam Siddqui too discharged of all terror charges: Aug 13, 2013

Irresponsible and sensational media coverage glooms over Hyderabad twin bomb blasts: Mohd. Ismail Khan and M. Reyaz. Feb 22, 2013.

Media misinformation in India: Spreading terror when it suits them: Indscribe. Oct 8, 2012

Reporting terror: Fasih’s story: Kashif-ul-Huda. Oct 23, 2012

Terror Trial: Biased media communalizing the society, damaging the nation: June 17, 2012

Madhubani youths: Police deny but media link them with terror: Manzar Bilal. Nov 29, 2011

Terrorism and Muslim: Another instance of media stereotyping: Md. Ali. Jan 9, 2011

Yet another attempt to manufacture Muslim ‘terrorists’: Mahtab Alam. Dec 21, 2010.

Muslim ‘Terrorists’ Manufactured by the Media: Yogi Sikand. Aug 26, 2009.

Burdwan Blast and After


The two storied house where the ‘accidental’ explosion occurred on October 2.
The two storied house where the ‘accidental’ explosion occurred on October 2.

The October 2, 2014 blast in a prominent Muslim dominated neighbourhood has rattled the University town of Burdwan in West Bengal. Even as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe into what is now termed as an ‘accidental’ blast, situation at the ground is tense as people are still not able to come to terms with the alleged terror link-up.

TwoCircles.net's M Reyaz and Zaidul Haque visited the town and filed this three-part report:

Part 1 : Shock, disbelief and anger: Khagragarh caught unawares

Part 2 : New madrasa, disturbed neighbourhood and a wary community

Part 3: Politics over Burdwan blast leading to communal polarisation

UP close UP

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

UP elections is in full swing and suddenly political parties, media, and experts, all remember that there is a significant population of Muslim in India’s most-populous state. Road to Delhi goes through Lucknow, they will declare and start speculating which way Muslims will vote this time around.

Muslims in Uttar Pradesh as diverse as the state itself, with their own history, culture, religious practices, and most importantly their own opinions. Twocircls.net visited some places in UP, few months before elections to talk to Muslims of the state directly. The stories from that visit are part of this series UP close UP.



Part 1: Shah Waliullah

Part 2: Muslim leadership

Part 3: In Meerut, a story of thousand years

Part 4: The kingmakers of Muzaffarnagar

Part 5: Muslim farmers

Part 6: Darul Uloom Deoband, not just an institute

Part 7: Faithless, in the market of Bareilly

Part 8: Majboor in Rampur

Waqf Properties

Where is Fasih Mahmood?

Twenty-eight year old engineer Fasih Mahmood is arrested in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities are saying he is to be deported, families fear that he is the latest in the series of terror-arrests from Darbhanga. Weeks after his arrest in Saudi Arabia, Indian authorities are yet to reveal his whereabouts.

Update

After 160 days of disappearance Fasih Mahmood was finally extradited to India on Oct 22nd.


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October

Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity term’s Fasih’s deportation ‘Déjà vu, once more’: TCN

Reporting terror: Fasih’s story: TCN

Rihai Manch questions Home Secretary’s statement about Fasih’s arrest: TCN

Fasih Mahmood's wife to challenge his arrest: TCN

Fasih Mahmood extradited: TCN

September

My husband being harassed unnecessarily: Fasih Mahmood’s wife: IE

Fasih’s wife asks 7 questions to India and Saudi governments

Saudi Arabia halts deportation of Fasih, to probe his role first

IM suspect gave fake documents for DL: RTO: TOI

Family members of Fasih Mehmood to stage indefinite hunger strike against illegal detention: NewzFirst

August

Driver’s license issued in detained Fasih’s name on fake documents, in one day: TCN

Saudi govt kept Jundal's arrest secret for 16 days, Centre tells SC: TOI

105 days in custody: Have Indian, Saudi governments forgot Fasih Mahmood?: TCN

SC grants 2 weeks time to Centre on Mohd Fasih's issue: PTI

“Take steps for deportation of Bihar engineer from Saudi Arabia”: The Hindu

UN human rights panel urged to intervene in Fasih Mahmood’s case: TCN

July

Nikhat approaches Saudi Govt. for visa to see Fasih Mahmood: TCN

Hindu prayers for Fasih Mahmood’s release: TCN

Fasih Mahmood is in custody of Saudi Arabia govt: SC told: Daily Bhaskar

Missing engineer Fasih is in a Saudi jail, says government: NDTV

SC asks Centre to file report about Fasih’s deportation bids within 3 weeks: Jagran Post

Efforts to bring back Fasih Mahmood is a lengthy process, Centre tells Supreme Court: The Hindu

IB claims Fasih is Bhatkal’s deputy: Deccan Chronicle

India Opposition ups the ante over terror arrest of Muslim youths: TCN

Finally, Chidambaram confirms detention of Fasih: TOI

Terror suspect Fasih's wife accuses CBI of foul play: India Today

Maha police keen to grill Fasih Mahmood: Deccan Chronicle

Simi to IM: Fasih key to change of identity: HT

Fasih Mahmood one of the founding members of Indian Mujahideen: Sources: NDTV

Fasih Mahmood's wife seeks fast track trial: TCN

Will Fasih Mehmood be deported?: Times Now

June 30

Bengaluru blast: Saudi to hand over Fasih Mahmood: Deccan Chronicle

India wins another gulf war, gets Fasih: TOI

'I prefer to die than give up looking for my son': Rediff

PFI demands CBI probe in Qateel’s murder, Fasih’s disappearance: TCN

Terror Arrests: Bihar civil group writes to Chief Justice of India: TCN

CBI seeks Interpol help to trace missing engineer: HT

Stop stereotyping Muslims as criminals and terrorists: Paswan: Daily Bhaskar

Missing engineer's mother asks PM to help trace son: TCN

Paswan to meet Krishna over Fasih’s disappearance: TCN

June 15

India should have recalled envoy from Saudi Arabia as protest: Ravi Nair: TCN

We are working to find the whereabouts of Fasih Mahmood: MEA: TCN

Saudi authorities mum on Fasih Mahmood, SC told: TCN

Why Saudi Govt. not clearing cloud over Fasih Mahmood?: TCN

Fasih Mahmood’s disappearance is a challenge to civil society: IAMC: TCN

Unknown faces suspiciously following me for 3 days: Fasih’s counsel: TCN

Where is Fasih Mahmood, apex court asks: TCN

Fasih’s case: Govt. seeks more time, next hearing on 11th June: TCN

Fasih’s lawyer gets threat, asked to quit case: TCN

Fasih Mahmood belongs to a highly educated nationalist family of Darbhanga: TCN

Fasih Mahmood’s journey of education: TCN

India seeks deportation of Bangalore terror accused Fasih: PTI/India Today

Online campaign for Fasih Mahmood gathers momentum: TCN

Fasih’s disappearance important matter, report by Jun 6: SC to govt: IE

Court seeks report on missing terror suspect: Oman Tribune

Apex court grants time to centre on missing engineer case: TCN

May 31

Fasih’s wife pins hopes on tomorrow’s SC hearing: TOI

Fasih: Interpol issues Red Corner Notice: TCN

Fasih Mehmood not in India's custody: Chidambaram: TCN

Missing engineer not in Indian custody, says government; Interpol issues red corner notice: PTI/NDTV

NRI picked up by "intel sleuths" in Saudi missing: DNA

Brother of missing man seeks answers: Gulf News

Civil society members welcome SC notice to produce Fasih Mahmood: TCN

They can’t prove anything against my husband: Fasih’s wife: TCN

Thousands come out on Darbhanga streets against terror arrests: TCN

Indian Muslim leaders will approach International human rights bodies: TCN

Apex court issues notice on a missing Bihar engineer: TCN

SC issues notice on missing Bihar engineer: PTI/HT

Fasih Mahmood: SC issues notice to centre, 4 state governments: TCN

Interpol warrant for a man already arrested and extradited to India?: TCN

Where is Fasih Mehmood? Saudi says terror suspect deported, India denies: Daily Bhaskar

Where is Fasih Mehmood?: Rediff

Muslim leaders send memo to HM, NCM over Fasih, Kashmiri students: TCN

Produce Fasih Mahmood before court: Civil society: TCN

Fasih Mahmood: Home Ministry wakes up, approaches foreign ministry: TCN

Fasih Mehmood: Community leaders condemn Govt. attitude: TCN

Plea to government to locate engineer: The Times of India

Bangalore cops get warrant for Fasih Mehmood : Indian Express

May 25

Young Nikhat desperately looking for Fasih: TCN

11 days after arrest, Faseeh Mahmood calls up his family in Delhi: The Hindu

Where is my son? Why Govt. not telling? asks Fasih’s father: TCN

Missing engineer Fasih Mehmood's parents to stage hunger strike: TCN

At least tell me where my husband is: Terror suspect's wife: NDTV/PTI

Where is Fasih Mehmood? 10 days later, all wife has is silence: Indian Express

Where is Fasih Mahmood 6 days after arrest in Saudi?: TCN

May 15

Engineer arrested in Saudi Arabia, deported: The Hindu

Indian engineer arrested in Saudi Arabia: TCN

Women of Inspiration

Behind every successful man there is a woman, they say. Who is behind a successful woman? There are thousands and thousands of women who have taken hurdles head-on and excelled in their life, and are now pride of the family, the society and the nation at large. In the league of such women of inspiration are many Muslim women. TwoCircles.net is presenting a Special Series on Women of Inspiration – Editor.

Fatima Bibi: Film director extrordinaire

Anam Munaf Vadgama, a role model for girls

Mumtaz Kazi – Asia’s first woman diesel engine driver

Hijab is my ornament: Mumbai corporator Afreen

Dr. Mumtaz -- A born leader

Dr. Mehrunnisa – An example of her own message “Read and Lead”

Deeba Zafir- an academician, writer, thinker and activist

Ishrat Shahabuddin Shaikh- an emerging entrepreneur of Mumbai