Uzair Hasan Rizvi

Uzair Hasan Rizvi is a multimedia journalist at Hindustan Times. He has a keen interest in international affairs. Formerly worked as investigative and feature journalist for various news agencies.

Articles by Uzair Hasan Rizvi

The fatwa against Nahid Afrin was just a creation of the media

Bollywood singer Nahid Afrin’s fatwa never existed but created by media in a haste manner once again demeaning the image of Islam.
Bollywood singer Nahid Afrin’s fatwa never existed but created by media in a haste manner once again demeaning the image of Islam.(PTI Photo)
Bollywood singer Nahid Afrin’s fatwa never existed but created by media in a haste manner once again demeaning the image of Islam.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2017 08:10 PM IST
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Outgoing Akhilesh govt wipes clean Twitter posts, clarifies tweets archived, not deleted

All the tweets from the Uttar Pradesh’ government twitter handle UP Government has been deleted. The handle has also unfollowed many accounts.
Akhilesh Yadav has resigned as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after his Samajwadi party lost the assembly elections.(HT File Photo)
Akhilesh Yadav has resigned as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after his Samajwadi party lost the assembly elections.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2017 06:54 PM IST
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Meet Delhi’s Roshni Misbah, a ‘Hijabi biker’ who is breaking stereotypes

22-year-old Roshni Misbah, a Honda CBR 250-riding Jamia student ’, is quickly acquiring a celebrity status in Delhi and on social media
22-year-old Roshni Misbah, popularly known as ‘hijabi-biker’, who defines her own style, is quickly acquiring a celebrity status in Delhi and on social media.(Facebook/Roshni Misbah)
22-year-old Roshni Misbah, popularly known as ‘hijabi-biker’, who defines her own style, is quickly acquiring a celebrity status in Delhi and on social media.(Facebook/Roshni Misbah)
Updated on Feb 26, 2017 04:07 PM IST
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Like Father, Unlike Son: Shooting star Abbas Ansari wants to salvage family name

Unlike Mukhtar Ansari, his convent-educated son Abbas Ansari has no criminal record. He is suave, speaks fluent English, and has a degree in business management.
Abbas Ansari (C) son of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, meets with voters while campaigning in Mau on February 6, 2017.(HT Photo)
Abbas Ansari (C) son of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, meets with voters while campaigning in Mau on February 6, 2017.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 14, 2017 06:37 PM IST
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Starbucks to cabbies: 8 ways in which America is defying Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

From Starbucks to Airbnb, Google to Facebook, Christian and Jewish clergy to US war veterans, many people and organisations came forward to protest against Trump’s immigration ban.
Protestors hold up an American flag at the airport.(AP Photo)
Protestors hold up an American flag at the airport.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2017 03:48 PM IST
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Video of Pervez Musharraf dancing to ‘Dilli wali girlfriend’ goes viral

A video clip of former Pakistani President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf dancing with a young partner instead of his wife has gone viral on social media.
A video clip of former Pakistani President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf dancing with a young partner instead of his wife has gone viral on social media.(Twitter Photo)
A video clip of former Pakistani President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf dancing with a young partner instead of his wife has gone viral on social media.(Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2017 01:51 PM IST
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A touching note of love and compassion to an American Muslim by a neighbour

Abubaker Amri, in Ohio received a note that offered much-needed words of support in this climate of fear and hate
Amry’s family in Cincinnati was left awestruck when they found a note of compassion and love on their door.(WCPO Photo)
Amry’s family in Cincinnati was left awestruck when they found a note of compassion and love on their door.(WCPO Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2017 03:05 PM IST
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Donald Trump’s signature makes Twitter go LOL: ‘It looks like an annoying sound frequency’

President Donald Trump signed his first official documents as the 45th president of the United States after being sworn in on Friday, January 20, and people across the globe watching the ceremony take place also noticed something interesting: his unique signature
Since, becoming the US President, Trump owns one of the most powerful signatures in the world instead his snaggy signature is quite similar to a seismograph reading from a powerful earthquake.(Twitter Photo)
Since, becoming the US President, Trump owns one of the most powerful signatures in the world instead his snaggy signature is quite similar to a seismograph reading from a powerful earthquake.(Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2017 02:14 PM IST
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EC gives ‘cycle’ to Akhilesh, Twitterati gives ‘punctured tyre to Mulayam’

The Election Commission of India alloted the Samajwadi Party’s ‘bicycle’ poll symbol to the faction led by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh rides on the cycle as Election Commission grants ‘cycle symbol’ to him.(PTI File Photo)
Akhilesh rides on the cycle as Election Commission grants ‘cycle symbol’ to him.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2017 08:39 PM IST
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Watch: ‘Pakistan’s Hulk’ of 435-kg stops a tractor with his bare hands

25-year-old Pakistan’s Hulk- Arbab Khizer Hayat, who can stop a tractor from reversing with his bare hands, pull up cars and lift men single handedly is claiming to be the world’s strongest man.
Hayat weighs 435 kgs and eats 10,000 calories a day. His diet involves consuming 36 eggs, 7 pounds of meat and 5 litres of milk in a single day alone(Twitter Photo)
Hayat weighs 435 kgs and eats 10,000 calories a day. His diet involves consuming 36 eggs, 7 pounds of meat and 5 litres of milk in a single day alone(Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jan 14, 2017 11:04 PM IST
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Donald Trump’s Twitter burps: A look at his misspelled posts

US President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes to twitter to smear his opponents and clear his name, often has glaring spelling mistakes.
US President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes to twitter to smear his opponents and clear his name, often has glaring spelling mistakes.(Agency File Photo)
US President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes to twitter to smear his opponents and clear his name, often has glaring spelling mistakes.(Agency File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2016 01:13 AM IST
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Syrians tweet ‘last message’ to the world in final moments of Aleppo battle

SOS messages pour in from Aleppo as Syrian regime forces attack the last rebel enclave before the city inevitably falls.
Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side on December 13, 2016 during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city.(AFP Photo)
Syrians leave a rebel-held area of Aleppo towards the government-held side on December 13, 2016 during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake the embattled city.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2016 08:33 AM IST
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437 hate crime incidents recorded against minorities since Trump’s victory

Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that monitors hate speech in the US, has documented 437 cases of abuse towards minorities between Wednesday, November 9th, the day after presidential election till Tuesday, November 15th.
A mosque at the Islamic Center of America in Michigan was vandalised in, 2007 with graffiti referencing the 9/11 terror attacks.(Getty Images File)
A mosque at the Islamic Center of America in Michigan was vandalised in, 2007 with graffiti referencing the 9/11 terror attacks.(Getty Images File)
Updated on Nov 17, 2016 05:43 PM IST
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Trump’s ‘call’ to ban Muslims restored on his campaign website

Videos of speeches where he first makes this statement and later defends it are also still present on the website.
The team managing Trump’s campaign have purportedly removed the page which featured a statement, in which then Republican candidate said on 7 December, 2015.(AFP File Photo)
The team managing Trump’s campaign have purportedly removed the page which featured a statement, in which then Republican candidate said on 7 December, 2015.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2016 02:23 PM IST
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Being Muslim in America in the era of Trump: A community’s view before voting

With presidential elections barely a few hours away, prominent American Muslims across US share their views on Trump and elections.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been rife with inflammatory rhetoric against Muslims.(File Photo)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been rife with inflammatory rhetoric against Muslims.(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2016 10:24 PM IST
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Haseeb Hameed latest Indian-origin player in England squad for India series

Haseeb Hameed became the youngest batsman to score 1000 runs in the England domestic circuit.
Haseeb Hameed’s parents hail from Bharuch district in Gujarat.(AP)
Haseeb Hameed’s parents hail from Bharuch district in Gujarat.(AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 11:55 AM IST
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