M Tariq Khan

M Tariq Khan

M Tariq Khan is a Special Correspondent with Hindustan Times political bureau in Lucknow. He has spent over a decade doing development and investigative journalism. Apart from covering political parties and various departments of Uttar Pradesh Government, he also writes on minorities politics and has a flair for offbeat stories.

Articles by M Tariq Khan
Ex-Shiv Sena Rampur district chief Anurag Sharma was shot dead on Wednesday evening(ANI)
Ex-Shiv Sena Rampur district chief Anurag Sharma was shot dead on Wednesday evening(ANI)

Shiv Sena leader in UP’s Rampur shot dead, hospital vandalised by supporters

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Anurag Sharma, a former district president of the Shiv Sena, was shot dead by two men when he was returning from the market in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur late on Wednesday evening
A screen grab shows healthcare workers, in protective suits, spray a solution through hose pipe on migrants before allowing them to enter the town of Bareilly, Monday, March 30, 2020. The migrants reached the town due to the nationwide complete lockdown imosed to limit the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)
A screen grab shows healthcare workers, in protective suits, spray a solution through hose pipe on migrants before allowing them to enter the town of Bareilly, Monday, March 30, 2020. The migrants reached the town due to the nationwide complete lockdown imosed to limit the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)

Covid-19 update: Migrants given ‘chemical bath’ in Bareilly; probe on

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Ashok Gautam, the nodal officer in-charge of the Covid-19 mitigation group, confirmed that the migrants were sprayed with chlorine-mixed water, but maintained the step was necessary to contain a possible spread of the Sars-Cov-2 virus, which is causing the deadly infection.
Image shows a rusty-spotted cat that was spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.(Ht File Photo)
Image shows a rusty-spotted cat that was spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.(Ht File Photo)

Rare and threatened rusty-spotted cat seen after 10 years in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The rusty-spotted cat is known to be the smallest member of the cat family.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has said its next area of focus will be to seek policy intervention for the implementation of a two-child norm in the country.(ANI Photo)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has said its next area of focus will be to seek policy intervention for the implementation of a two-child norm in the country.(ANI Photo)

‘RSS to shift focus to two-child policy’, says Mohan Bhagwat

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:41 PM IST
While the session was closed to the media, a member who attended said on condition of anonymity said the RSS chief spoke on a number of significant issues, including the new citizenship law and the abrogation of Article 370.
The Class 12 student was posing lime a soldier.(Reuters Photo)
The Class 12 student was posing lime a soldier.(Reuters Photo)

18-yr-old poses with a pistol for TikTok video, shoots himself in the head

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 04:16 PM IST
A top Muslim body appeared to be divided on Thursday over filing a review petition challenging the Supreme Court’s verdict, delivered earlier this month, in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.(HT Photo)
A top Muslim body appeared to be divided on Thursday over filing a review petition challenging the Supreme Court’s verdict, delivered earlier this month, in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit.(HT Photo)

Muslim body split over challenging SC’s Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, LUCKNOW/BAREILLY | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 06:16 AM IST
The Jamiat Ulama-i- Hind (JUH), one of the largest Islamic religious organisations in India, had joined the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) last Sunday in opposing the unanimous SC decision favouring the construction of a Ram temple at the 2.77 acre site in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town.
India para-military force soldiers patrol in Ayodhya, India. The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, too, has made its stand clear that it has accepted the verdict and there was no scope or ground to challenge it.(Photo: AP)
India para-military force soldiers patrol in Ayodhya, India. The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, too, has made its stand clear that it has accepted the verdict and there was no scope or ground to challenge it.(Photo: AP)

All India Muslim Personal Law Board meets to decide on filing Ayodhya verdict review plea

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/ Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 02:35 AM IST
AIMPLB member Kamal Farooqui said AIMPLB’s executive body members, legal experts and advocates of Muslim litigants in the Ayodhya case are attending the meeting at Lucknow’s Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema seminary.
President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madni says the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the five-acre plot for a mosque awarded to the Muslim community in SC’s Ayodhya judgement.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
President of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madni says the Sunni Waqf Board should not accept the five-acre plot for a mosque awarded to the Muslim community in SC’s Ayodhya judgement.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Muslims divided over accepting 5-acre land for mosque in Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Bareilly/Prayagraj/Agra | By M Tariq Khan, Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui and Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The proposals by Muslim organisations and prominent citizens of the community vary from outright rejection, to payment for the plot, setting up a hospital, college or vocational institute on the land which the Supreme Court has directed the government to give for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya
Senior priest Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Senior priest Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Ayodhya verdict: Hindu groups eye Trust, Sunni Central Waqf Board to take call on plot

Hindustan Times, Ayodhya/Lucknow/New Delhi | By Pawan Dixit, Amrita Madhukalya and M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 07:44 AM IST
At least one million people are expected to reach Ayodhya for what is the first Hindu festival after the apex court ruled in favour of a Ram temple in Ayodhya in a landmark decision on Saturday that capped decades of communal tensions and riots after the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid.
A court sentenced to death four out of six men to convicted of carrying out a terror attack on CRPF. (Representative Photo)(File Photo)
A court sentenced to death four out of six men to convicted of carrying out a terror attack on CRPF. (Representative Photo)(File Photo)

Two Pak nationals among 4 awarded death penalty for UP CRPF camp attack

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Sanjay Kumar Singh, additional district judge (III) of Rampur, handed the death sentence to Mohammed Sharif, Imran Shahzad, Mohammed Farooq and Sabauddin, who were found guilty of direct involvement in the attack..
The baby was found lying in a sugarcane field in Mirganj locality of Bareilly.(HT Photo)
The baby was found lying in a sugarcane field in Mirganj locality of Bareilly.(HT Photo)
A university in Bareilly has introduced ‘triple talaq’ Bill in the syllabus for its law students(AP Photo/ Representative)
A university in Bareilly has introduced ‘triple talaq’ Bill in the syllabus for its law students(AP Photo/ Representative)

Triple Talaq law enters a Bareilly university’s curricula, call made for more varsities to follow suit

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Farhat Naqvi, whose NGO frequently takes up ‘triple talaq’ cases, hoped that other universities will follow suit and help create awareness especially among women students.
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)

Ayodhya mediation panel submits report to SC, hearing on Friday

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 07:53 PM IST
The panel, which began the negotiations with both the Hindu and Muslims litigants in Ayodhya on March 13, held the final round of back-to-back discussions spread over three days in New Delhi from July 29.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 replaces an ordinance issued in February after the previous bill lapsed.(Representative image)
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 replaces an ordinance issued in February after the previous bill lapsed.(Representative image)

Muslim religious bodies to oppose new bill on triple talaq

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2019 02:17 PM IST
With the fresh bill to ban instant triple talaq all set to be introduced in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament, Muslim religious organisations have made it clear that the legislation in its present form will not be acceptable to them.
New Delhi, India - May 10, 2019: 2019: Journalists seen outside the Supreme Court during the Ayodhya case hearing, at Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - May 10, 2019: 2019: Journalists seen outside the Supreme Court during the Ayodhya case hearing, at Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Ayodhya panel-MPLB talks in city today

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 03:18 AM IST
The AIMPLB delegation will be led by its general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani and include secretary Zafaryab Jilani and members Mehfooz Rahmani and Qasim Rasool Ilyas.
Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan has won from the Rampur Lok Sabha seat.(PTI File)
Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan has won from the Rampur Lok Sabha seat.(PTI File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: UP elects six Muslim MPs, up from one in 2014

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:24 PM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, Muslim candidates put up by the SP-BSP alliance performed much better than others who were given tickets by these parties with the exception of the Congress.
There is a deep churning that has gripped the Muslim community over the BJP coming back to power.(HT FIle)
There is a deep churning that has gripped the Muslim community over the BJP coming back to power.(HT FIle)

Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019: Muslim vote bank politics leads to Hindu consolidation in UP

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:09 AM IST
In Uttar Pradesh, from ‘muscular Hindutva nationalism’ highlighting how the ‘green virus’ was a threat to security and how it had retaliated and silenced Pakistan post-Pulwama attack to the debate of “Ali vs Bajrangbali”, BJP leaders used the narrative to arouse religious passions. The strategy seems to have paid off.
NDA government’s decision to do away with the Haj subsidy has not had much impact on the travellers.(PTI/File photo)
NDA government’s decision to do away with the Haj subsidy has not had much impact on the travellers.(PTI/File photo)

UP tops list of states with most pilgrims going for Haj

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh figures on top of the list of states that would be sending the maximum number of pilgrims this year to perform Haj--the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The EVMs are stored in the strong room in the presence of the district election officer, other election officials, election observers.(Hindistan Times/Representative Image)
The EVMs are stored in the strong room in the presence of the district election officer, other election officials, election observers.(Hindistan Times/Representative Image)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: EVMs in three-tier security, yet parties keep close watch

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Political parties have deployed workers at places where EVMs have been kept in Lucknow, where the shelter home and dormitory area inside the Rama Bai rally ground have turned into fortress.
First row(L-R): Poorvi Verma, Sanghmitra Maurya, Dolly Sharma, Second row(L-R): Supriya Shrinate, Tanuj Punia, Akshay Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary, Third row(L-R): Dinesh Lal ‘Nirahua’, Kamlesh Katheria, Ritesh Pandey.
First row(L-R): Poorvi Verma, Sanghmitra Maurya, Dolly Sharma, Second row(L-R): Supriya Shrinate, Tanuj Punia, Akshay Yadav, Jayant Chaudhary, Third row(L-R): Dinesh Lal ‘Nirahua’, Kamlesh Katheria, Ritesh Pandey.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Young contenders lock horns in poll arena

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Like a breath of fresh air, their entry into the poll arena has added some colour, verve and festivity to an otherwise lacklustre 2019 Lok Sabha elections so far.
Khan, who claims to have obtained the signature of more than 1,000 Muslims, has now started an online petition to take his campaign to other states to create consensus and  for an amicable solution acceptable to all parties.
Khan, who claims to have obtained the signature of more than 1,000 Muslims, has now started an online petition to take his campaign to other states to create consensus and  for an amicable solution acceptable to all parties.

Muslims launch signature campaign for resolution of Ayodhya dispute

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 04:09 PM IST
Undeterred by the failure of past such attempts, a group of Muslim professionals and intellectuals have embarked on a signature campaign for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra during a roadshow before filing his nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra during a roadshow before filing his nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: From Amethi, Lucknow to Azamgarh, these UP seats have remained loyal to their parties and leaders

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 10:30 AM IST
While the party may have received a drubbing elsewhere at the hustings, the unwavering loyalty of the voter in some individual strongholds has always saved the day for their very own political masters.
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