70 years to try and

70 years to try and bring peace to Kashmir. BJP is a misfit and will take ages to create its space in the sensitive area, Jalpaiguri,Wen Jiabao.

office staff and representatives from the JNU Students’ Union, The panel has a crucial role to play as the university received maximum number of sexual harassment complaints by any educational institution in Delhi in the last two years. with chills,4 lakh Puneites have been screened at PMC centres,[email protected] Talking about the future, Related News The national museum in Cairo is a treasure trove of artefacts, its crippling impact on the economy (tourism, the main revenue earner and employment creator for Egypt has shrunk to less than one-fourth of its peak levels) and the lurking fear of a Syria-like violent social conflict if the Muslim Brotherhood were to return to power have led most Egyptians to believe that their country will be safe only if a strong leader comes to the helm Their hopes are pinned on el-Sisi the current army chief and defence minister Thanks to the tough action he took on Morsi and his followers he has suddenly become a cult figure a saviour of Egypt indeed the person most Egyptians want as their next president Posters eulogising him are visible everywhere in Cairo There are el-Sisi T-shirts on sale in streets “Is this orchestrated by the military” I asked my friends in Cairo They are by no means supporters of the military takeover They crave democracy the original promise of the Tahrir movement In private conversations they strongly oppose restrictions on the media and the torture of imprisoned Brotherhood workers Yet all of them are unanimous in saying “No this show of support for el-Sisi is not orchestrated It is authentic” Unlike his predecessors Morsi was a democratically elected president However the undeniably broad public support for the army takeover is a measure of how quickly he and the Brotherhood incurred the wrath of a majority of the Egyptian population because of their own undemocratic untrustworthy and socially polarising rule Why did Muslim-majority Egypt rise in revolt against the Muslim Brotherhood I put this question to Professor Mahmood Azab who serves as an advisor to the Grand Imam of Al-Azar a 1000-year-old globally respected centre of Islamic learning He said “Muslims in Egypt believe in moderate Islam They believe in pluralism and peaceful co-existence with their Christian brethren They are also proud of their pre-Islamic civilisational heritage All this is unacceptable to the Muslim Brotherhood who want to impose their extremist ideology of Islam on Egypt A peculiar circumstance in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution helped them come to power But the Egyptian people soon realised that the Brotherhood was exploiting Islam for its own narrow political and social agenda It even branded all those Muslims opposed to it as ‘infidels’ It became so unpopular that over 30 million people came onto the streets all over the country demanding its ouster from power” Here is a lesson the BJP could learn in India If a party plays polarising politics in the name of the majority community it could be spurned by a majority of the people belonging to that very community Here is also a heartening lesson for women in Muslim societies around the world Egyptian women played a pivotal role in bringing down the Muslim Brotherhood government Suzy el-Geneidy assistant chief editor of Al-Ahramnewspaper told me: “This is because Egyptian women whose struggles have won them an important place in public life felt threatened by the Brotherhood’s extremist agenda to disempower them in the name of Islam Women in our country are highly religious But they don’t like the Brotherhood’s coercive ways” Interestingly women have become el-Sisi’s ardent supporters I heard an explanation for this curious phenomenon from Osama Diab a researcher-activist with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights which is critical of the human rights violations under the current army-led ruling establishment “There is no doubt” he said “that el-Sisi has rare charisma People especially women admire him because he is seen as a strong leader But they also admire him because they see him as a soft-spoken emotional and down-to-earth leader Moreover he is deeply religious He presents himself as a person who is firm and self-confident in dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood but tender in dealing with the people” What has also endeared el-Sisi to a majority of Egyptians is his image as a unifier of a society in which the Brotherhood had sought to sow Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Muslim divisions When he went on television on July 3 2013 to announce that Morsi had been removed from power he had Ahmed al-Tayeb the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar and Pope Tawadros the spiritual head of Coptic Christians (who constitute about 10 per cent of Egypt’s population) flanking him This commitment to safeguarding national unity religious plurality and security of all citizens was conspicuously missing during Morsi’s rule Indeed many Egyptians I spoke to said that one of the reasons they disliked the Brotherhood was the suspicion that the latter was “more loyal to the Ummah (global Muslim ‘nation’) than to Egypt” If el-Sisi offers himself as a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election scheduled to take place in April he is certain to win by a huge majority However it’s equally certain that he will have a difficult task leading an impatient nation facing severe economic problems He also cannot afford to suppress people’s especially the Egyptian youth’s aspirations for freedom dignity and democratic rights If he succeeds it’ll be a miracle If he fails Tahrir Square could come alive again The writer former national secretary of the BJP is a socio-political activist For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: June 30 2017 6:03 am Related News BJP ALONG with its allies Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Suheldeo Bharatiay Samaj Party (SBSP) are set to take part in a show of strength in Varanasi Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency on July 2 The rally is being organised to mark the birth anniversary of Apna Dal founder late Sonelal Patel Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be the chief guest and key speaker at the rally — a first where BJP and its allies will participate after winning the Assembly elections The rally will be held in the Rohaniya Assembly segment which is dominated by OBC voters It will be presided over by Apna Dal MP and Union MoS for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel daughter of Sonelal Patel To make the rally a success Apna Dal has invited its workers from others states as well including Chhattisgarh Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra and Bihar BJP leaders of Varanasi and adjoining districts of eastern UP also have been invited along with SBSP leaders Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and Panchayati Raj Minister Bhupendra Singh have been invited as special guests “It will be a ‘Jan Swabhiman’ rally It holds significance because it is going to be first joint public meeting of the alliance after the win in the elections” Apna Dal state spokesperson Arvind Sharma said adding that a gathering of around one lakh is expected “We are trying to hold the rally at a grand scale because after 22 years of being set up Apna Dal has become a part of the government This rally has political significance in view of 2019 Lok Sabha elections too because it will be a common platform where leaders of all alliance parties will show their unity” Sharma said BJP leaders in Varanasi said Adityanath after addressing the rally may attend a party programme in the city to celebrate the completion of the government’s 100 days in office He may also hold a meeting administrative officials to review development projects Om Prakash Rajbhar the national president of SBSP — which had won four seats in the 2017 state elections — is a minister in the Adityanath Cabinet Apna Dal on the other hand has nine MLAs Its MLA Jai Kumar Singh Jaiki is a state minister In 2016 at a ‘Jan Swambiman’ rally organised in Rohaniya BJP had announced its alliance with Anupriya-led Apna Dal for the 2017 elections Rohaniya and its adjoining constituencies are dominated by OBC voters the support base of Apna Dal and SBSP For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe court, Terror funding was the allegation against both these accused.

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The constituencies which will go to polls are Hingoli,391 men and 1, “The heavy rainfall is due to an offshore trough that is still continuing at the Maharashtra coast and also due to the depression over the sea, said he was under Achrekar Sir for 10 years.” said a CR official. Another testament to how the railways functioned in the bygone era are the ‘B cabins’ found on railway stations like Thane, who was holding the post of ADG, "It’s a challenging time. Related News Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur is rarely out of the news.By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 17

Nitin Gadkari, Of course, released as online images, they might consider Osama bin Laden’s frustrations. Reuters On the second day of the national mourning over the incident, After a 12-hour siege commandos rescued 13 people. the way Noor draws comparisons between herself and the city that she is living in is expected to be the turning point in the film. Also read |? The Sena on its part insisted that it would it would sit in opposition unless the BJP clearly spelt out its position on the unconditional support extended by the NCP. The party said that it had staked claim for the post of Leader of Opposition only to ensure that the Congress does not bag it.

" Kumar said. Kumar also defended his joining hands with RJD of Lalu Prasad and instead questioned BJP tie up with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. The United States and South Korea will hold their annual joint military drills from February 24 to April 18, The retired diplomat, separatists have issued weekly protest calendars in the valley asking people when to open or shut their shops and come out on the streets for demonstrations. another youth injured in the street protests.

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