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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

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

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

Ex-Shiv Sena Rampur district chief Anurag Sharma was shot dead on Wednesday evening(ANI)
Updated on May 21, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

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

The rusty-spotted cat is known to be the smallest member of the cat family.

Image shows a rusty-spotted cat that was spotted in Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.(Ht File Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By

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

An 18-year-old accidentally shot himself and died from a pistol while trying to shoot a TikTok video in Bareilly’s Hafizganj, according to police. The incident happened in Mudia Bhikampur village, they said. The incident occurred at around 5 pm on Monday evening when Keshav Kumar, a student of Class 12th returned from college and asked his mother Savitri Devi to give her licensed pistol.

The Class 12 student was posing lime a soldier.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | ByM Tariq Khan

Muslim body split over challenging SC’s Ayodhya verdict

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.

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)
Updated on Nov 22, 2019 06:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, LUCKNOW/BAREILLY | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/ Bareilly | By

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

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

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)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 01:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly/Prayagraj/Agra | ByM Tariq Khan, Farhan Ahmed Siddiqui and Hemendra Chaturvedi

JuH forms panel of lawyers to study Ayodhya verdict

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Published on Nov 14, 2019 10:06 PM IST
By, Bareilly

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

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.

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)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 07:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ayodhya/Lucknow/New Delhi | ByPawan Dixit, Amrita Madhukalya and M Tariq Khan

Judgment against expectations, will discuss future action: AIMPLB

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Published on Nov 09, 2019 05:49 PM IST
By, Bareilly/lucknow

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

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..

A court sentenced to death four out of six men to convicted of carrying out a terror attack on CRPF. (Representative Photo)(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By

Can BJP’s ‘magic’ work in SP’s bastion?

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Published on Oct 20, 2019 12:52 AM IST

Newborn girl found abandoned in cane field

The baby was found lying in a sugarcane field in Mirganj locality of Bareilly.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2019 07:08 PM IST
By, Bareilly

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

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.

A university in Bareilly has introduced ‘triple talaq’ Bill in the syllabus for its law students(AP Photo/ Representative)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By

Ayodhya mediation panel submits report to SC, hearing on Friday

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 Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Muslim religious bodies to oppose new bill on triple talaq

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.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 replaces an ordinance issued in February after the previous bill lapsed.(Representative image)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Ayodhya panel-MPLB talks in city today

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.

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)
Published on Jun 15, 2019 03:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

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

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.

Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan has won from the Rampur Lok Sabha seat.(PTI File)
Published on May 24, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

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

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.

There is a deep churning that has gripped the Muslim community over the BJP coming back to power.(HT FIle)
Updated on May 24, 2019 11:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

UP tops list of states with most pilgrims going for Haj

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.

NDA government’s decision to do away with the Haj subsidy has not had much impact on the travellers.(PTI/File photo)
Updated on May 16, 2019 11:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

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

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.

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)
Updated on May 15, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

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

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.

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.
Updated on May 15, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Muslims launch signature campaign for resolution of Ayodhya dispute

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.

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.
Updated on May 09, 2019 04:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

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

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.

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)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 10:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow
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