Gulam Jeelani writes on politics, national affairs and socio-economic issues for Hindustan Times. A journalist for seven years, he worked in Lucknow and Srinagar, before moving to New Delhi.
Articles by Gulam Jeelani
Hindustan Times, Ajmer/Jaipur | By Gulam Jeelani and Deep Mukherjee
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2017 12:10 PM IST
HT follows a cattle transport vehicle from Nasirabad market in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district to Dasna in Uttar Pradesh as the death of Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was assaulted by gau rakshaks in Alwar, weighs heavy on the minds of transporters.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani and Suchetana Ray
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2017 06:57 PM IST
The ban on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh which has also led to the shutdown of many legal abattoirs due to violations of one law or another, is beginning to affect the leather industry across the country because half of the raw materials used to come from UP.
Hindustan Times, Dhanaura (Bulandshahr) | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 12:31 PM IST
In the aftermath of the crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, Uttar Pradesh’s 20 weekly cattle markets have seen a drastic fall in business.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Lucknow | By Gulam Jeelani, Brajendra K Parashar & M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2017 08:24 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh’s meat processing industry accounts for 50% of India’s exports and employs 25 lakh people, directly or indirectly. As the Yogi Adityanath government launches a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in the state, HT looks at what drives the industry
Hindustah Times, Aligarh | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2017 02:40 PM IST
At Frigerio Conserva Allana, one of the country’s biggest, and legal, slaughterhouse-cum-meat processing units, most of the 2,100 workers are Hindus.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Lucknow | By Gulam Jeelani and M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2017 07:23 AM IST
The website – www.ayodhya-issue.gov-up.in – with its URL misleadingly similar to the UP government’s official website also carries a photograph of chief minister Adityanath.
Hindustan Times, Meerut | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2017 12:08 AM IST
The sight of policemen zipping across Meerut in convoys, beacons flashing and sirens blaring, have sent single men scurrying for cover.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani and M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 11:39 AM IST
Between 1859 and 2017, nine attempts have been made to resolve the Ram temple issue, but with no success
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2017 10:10 PM IST
Asif Ali Nizami and Nazim Nizami are from Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah in Delhi. They had gone missing in Pakistan. A Pakistani daily, Ummat, had hinted that they were linked with RAW.
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2017 11:39 AM IST
HT lists 10 of the most controversial statements by the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By Rohit K Singh and Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2017 07:44 PM IST
Gayatri Prajapati journey from a minor contractor to a powerful minister in the Samajwadi party government in UP came to a halt on Wednesday with his arrest in a gang rape case.
Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2017 11:16 PM IST
Fielding jailed gangster Mukhtar Ansari and his family in the assembly election proved to be a wrong move for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati.
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Mayawati gave tickets to the three Ansari’s-- Mukhtar (Mau), his brother Sibgatullah (Mohammadabad) and son Abbas Ansari (Ghosi), to cash in on their popularity in the region, but the Ansari’s could not win, or influence, any seat in eastern UP.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Lucknow | By Jayanth Jacob and Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2017 07:19 AM IST
The saffron party – which didn’t field a single Muslim candidate – won 31 of the 42 seats where the minority community comprised a third of the electorate, a strike rate of 74%. In 2012, the BJP had won eight and five in 2007.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By Gulam Jeelani & Jayanth Jacob, Lucknow/new Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2017 12:08 AM IST
In a state with 19.3% Muslim voters, AIMIM fielded candidates on seats where Muslim voters were in large numbers, but lost all the seats.
Hindustan Times, Rohtak/Sonepat | By Gulam Jeelani and Hardik Anand
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2017 09:07 PM IST
Three Haryana youth were discharged last week by a local court of charges of harassing two sisters on a bus about two years ago. A video of the three men being thrashed on a bus by two girls, Aarti and Pooja, on being allegedly harassed went viral and the sisters were quickly hailed as ‘Sonepat brave hearts’.
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2017 02:23 PM IST
A list of seven big fat Indian weddings that caught the eye and hit the headlines.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2017 11:46 PM IST
Forty-nine-year-old Sunil Ambekar, the national organising secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), has no qualms about the RSS-affiliated outfit challenging the Leftist thought which, he feels, has dominated campuses for long. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Ambekar, while denouncing violence, said ABVP will not compromise with issues concerning ‘national integrity’. Excerpts:
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2017 11:23 PM IST
From students of Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to teachers, from non-teaching employees to National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) office bearers, people with varied demands held the campus — which resembled a protest site — to ransom on Tuesday.
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2017 11:13 AM IST
ABVP is actually on a roll across India, especially after the Bharatiya Janata Party rode to power at the Centre in 2014.
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2017 07:25 AM IST
Those managing Meerut’s Soorajkund cremation ground — the city’s biggest about two kilometres away from the Nauchandi graveyard — are not complaining.
Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2017 07:56 PM IST
Like Kapoor, many AAP supporters are displaying the same level of watchfulness across Punjab, which has 117 assembly constituencies. They are “guarding” all the EVMs kept in 59 strongrooms across the state.
Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani and Gurman Bhatia
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2017 08:32 AM IST
The criminalisation of politics emerged in UP in 1980’s when the village panchayat and assembly polls were held under the shadow of dacoits.
Hindustan Times, Etawah | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 06:52 AM IST
Etawah, the pocket borough of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his extended family, will vote in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls on February 19.
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By Gulam Jeelani and Abdul Jadid
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2017 01:43 AM IST
Known as Hindu Yuva Vahini, the right-wing youth outfit that Yogi floated in 2002 has decided to field candidates in 64 constituencies of eastern UP against the BJP. They are doing this to ‘’punish’’ the BJP for “sidelining” their leader by not projecting him as the CM face in the ongoing seven-phase UP polls.
Hindustan Times, Nautanwa (Maharajganj) | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2017 01:04 AM IST
Tanushri Mani Tripathi, 27 and Alankrita Mani Tripathi, 24, are going door-to-door in villages of Nautanwa in Maharajganj to campaign for their brother Aman Mani Tripathi, 34, in jail for allegedly murdering his wife, Sara.
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/ Unnao/ Kannauj/ Etawah/Agra | By Gulam Jeelani and M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2017 07:10 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s political fortunes are riding on the expressway, which is at the core of a development plank the Samajwadi Party is hoping will carry it back to power in the upcoming assembly elections.
Hindustan Times, Nawanshahr/Hoshiarpur/Pathankot | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2017 07:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times looks at the mood on the ground in poll-bound Punjab while travelling with truckers. For those in Doaba, an electorally significant region, the issues of drug abuse and unemployment are top priorities.
Hindustan Times, Bathinda/Faridkot/ Moga/Ludhiana | By Gulam Jeelani
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2017 07:55 AM IST
Capturing the mood on the ground in poll-bound Punjab while travelling with truckers .
Hindustan Times | By Gulam Jeelani, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2017 10:49 PM IST
The stolen money, police said, comprised 19,00,000 in Japanese Yen (Rs 11,30,212) and Rs 25,000 in Indian currency.