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Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. From its inception in 1906, the Muslim League was a command performance with the sole purpose of acting as a counterweight to the nationalist demands of the Congress(Getty Images)

Blaming the Congress for Partition is a travesty

By Mridula Mukherjee
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:41 PM IST
History matters. With the British continuing to give the veto to Jinnah, that the Congress, with great reluctance, to avoid civil war, and because it was left with no choice, “agreed” to Partition
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi.(Getty Images)
A file photo of former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi.(Getty Images)

Shahid Afridi to visit LoC to ‘express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Shahid Afridi also said that he would also visit Mazar-e-Quaid (the tomb of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah) in Karachi on Friday.
After being elected as Aligarh MP for the second time in a row, BJP leader Satish Gautam said that his first priority was to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to Pakistan.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
After being elected as Aligarh MP for the second time in a row, BJP leader Satish Gautam said that his first priority was to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to Pakistan.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

‘Jinnah portrait at AMU to be sent to Pak’: BJP MP

Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:10 AM IST
“The right place for Jinnah’s portrait is not at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), but in Pakistan. There is no change in our stand and it will be sent by whatever means possible,” said Satish Gautam.
“The right place for Jinnah’s portrait is not at AMU, but in Pakistan. There is no change in our stand.” A freedom fighter, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is one of founders of the state of Pakistan.(HT Photo)
“The right place for Jinnah’s portrait is not at AMU, but in Pakistan. There is no change in our stand.” A freedom fighter, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is one of founders of the state of Pakistan.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: UP’s BJP, SP winners rake up Jinnah, Vande Mataram issue

Hindustan Times, Agra/Meerut | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Gautam, who has won a consecutive term from Aligarh Lok Sabha constituency, said, “Among my priorities is to send the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah which is locked inside a room in AMU to Pakistan.”
Gautam had raked up the Jinnah portrait issue last year too asking the Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.(ANI)
Gautam had raked up the Jinnah portrait issue last year too asking the Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.(ANI)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Why Jinnah is on the mind of BJP’s newly-elected Aligarh MP

Aligarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:35 PM IST
The BJP, despite the arithmetic advantage of the SP-BSP ‘mahagatbandhan’ won 64 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats, demolishing the alliance partners, which got 15 seats between them.
The actor-turned-politician’s clarification came after he courted controversy for saying that “from Mahatma Gandhi to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, all are part of Congress Parivar.”
The actor-turned-politician’s clarification came after he courted controversy for saying that “from Mahatma Gandhi to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, all are part of Congress Parivar.”

‘A slip of the tongue’: Shatrughan Sinha clarifies his Jinnah remark

Patna (Bihar) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Sinha said he wanted to take Maulana Azad’s name but instead, uttered the name of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Shatrughan Sinha recently left BJP and joined Congress.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Shatrughan Sinha recently left BJP and joined Congress.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

‘From Gandhi to Jinnah...’: Shatrughan Sinha ‘applauds’ Congress at rally

Chhindwara | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 01:59 PM IST
Shatrughan Sinha, who recently left BJP and joined Congress, on Friday lauded Muhammad Ali Jinnah along with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru, saying they all had a role to play for India’s independence.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again tried to compare the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying these communities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”.(AP)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday again tried to compare the treatment of minorities in his country and India, saying these communities would be treated as equal citizens in “Naya Pakistan”, “unlike what is happening in India”.(AP)

‘Pakistan will treat minorities as equals’: Imran Khan’s latest jibe at India

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 07:23 PM IST
The controversy over the issue started when actor Naseeruddin Shah lamented the rise of mob violence in India over cow vigilantism and expressed fear over rising religious intolerance in the country.
President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi addressed the media in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Elections in Telangana will be held on December 7.(AP)
President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi addressed the media in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Elections in Telangana will be held on December 7.(AP)

‘I am No 1 citizen of India’: AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi on Yogi Adityanath’s Nizam jab

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 05:45 PM IST
Owaisi was responding to Adityanath’s recent remarks at a rally in poll-bound Telangana that Owaisi would have to “run away” from Hyderabad, just like the Nizam, if the BJP came to power in the state.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during an event in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during an event in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Partition wouldn’t have happened if Jinnah had become PM: Dalai Lama

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 11:08 PM IST
The Tibetan spiritual leader said he thinks Mahatma Gandhi was willing to give the prime ministership to Jinnah but Nehru refused.
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-Sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 02:05 AM IST
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakista
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)
The Hindu-Muslim Jhuley Lal-Udero Lal shrine in Sindh.(wikipedia)

Review: Points of Entry; Encounters at the Origin-sites of Pakistan by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

Hindustan Times | By Manjula Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 02:04 AM IST
A nuanced collection of essays on the history, culture and politics of Pakistan
Security personnel stand guard as students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the Aligarh Muslim University gate in Aligarh on May 4.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the Aligarh Muslim University gate in Aligarh on May 4.(PTI File Photo)

BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule terms Jinnah ‘mahapurush’, says will always remain a great person

Press Trust of India, Bahraich (UP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 04:27 PM IST
BJP lawmaker from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule said Jinnah was respected from the times of freedom struggle and his name should be taken with respect.
The Gandhi plaque.(HT Photo)
The Gandhi plaque.(HT Photo)

Amid row over Jinnah portrait, a Gandhi plaque at Karachi commerce chamber

Islamabad, Hindustan Times | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 07:20 AM IST
The Pakistani port city of Karachi proudly flaunts its connection with Mahatma Gandhi.
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI Photo)

What’s the need to remove pictures of people, says Shatrughan Sinha on AMU row

Press Trust of India, Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:34 PM IST
Shatrughan Sinha also said the BJP should introspect on the incidents wherein some people were lynched in the name of protection of cows in various parts of the country.
Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over the Jinnah portrait issue in Aligarh on Sunday.(PTI)
Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over the Jinnah portrait issue in Aligarh on Sunday.(PTI)

Impossible to believe Aligarh BJP MP unaware of Jinnah portrait: AMU union

Press Trust of India, Aligarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 06:02 PM IST
AMU students’ union secretary Mohammad Fahad said an RTI reply confirming the existence of the Pakistan founder’s portrait was sent last year to all members of the AMU court, which includes Aligarh MP Satish Gautam.
Security personnel stand guard as Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the university gate in Aligarh.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the university gate in Aligarh.(PTI File Photo)

Aligarh Muslim University V-C meets Rajnath Singh over Jinnah portrait controversy

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor on Wednesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over a controversy on the portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah on its premises
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Haryana government is sensitive towards the prayer issue and CM Khattar had clarified that his government is not against offering prayers.(PTI/File Photo)
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Haryana government is sensitive towards the prayer issue and CM Khattar had clarified that his government is not against offering prayers.(PTI/File Photo)

Prayer promotes peace, no trouble should be allowed over it: Naqvi

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:18 PM IST
Amid row over namaz being offered in the open in Gurugram and right-wing groups disrupting them, Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the issue has to be settled amicably.
Security personnel stand guard as Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the university gate in Aligarh.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the university gate in Aligarh.(PTI File Photo)

Azadi slogans in ‘AMU video’ against right wing groups, not India: Official

PTI, Aligarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 09:26 AM IST
On May 2, violence broke out at the AMU campus as the row over a Muhammad Ali Jinnah portrait on the campus triggered a right-wing protest.
VK Singh suggested that protesting AMU students have to choose between wisdom and prudence, or narrow-mindedness and extremism.(HT/File Photo)
VK Singh suggested that protesting AMU students have to choose between wisdom and prudence, or narrow-mindedness and extremism.(HT/File Photo)

Muslims wanting Jinnah’s photo in AMU insulting their forefathers: VK Singh

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 05:49 PM IST
Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh said students in favour of Jinnah’s portrait in AMU are Indians today because of their forefathers who had rejected the ideology of Pakistan’s founder.
Police tries control the situation after a clash between two groups at Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Police tries control the situation after a clash between two groups at Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Jinnah portrait protesters should also oppose Godse temples: Javed Akhtar

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Javed Akhtar to twitter to voice his opinion on the Jinnah portrait controversy at the Aligarh Muslim university
Screenshot of the message posted on Swami Prasad Maurya’s website.
Screenshot of the message posted on Swami Prasad Maurya’s website.

UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya’s website hacked amid row over Jinnah portrait

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 08:04 PM IST
Swami Prasad Maurya, who has denied making such remarks, said he suspected the involvement of “hackers from Pakistan”
Police disperse students of the Aligarh Muslim University after protests broke out over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in Aligarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Police disperse students of the Aligarh Muslim University after protests broke out over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in Aligarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Violent protests over Jinnah portrait at AMU, police cane students

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:09 PM IST
The controversy over a portrait of Pakistan’s founder Jinnah started on Tuesday when Satish Gautam, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Aligarh, wrote to AMU vice chancellor Tariq Mansoor and sought a justification for it.
Aligarh MP Satish Gautam objected to the Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture on the walls of the AMU student union office.(HT File Photo)
Aligarh MP Satish Gautam objected to the Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s picture on the walls of the AMU student union office.(HT File Photo)

BJP’s Aligarh MP questions Jinnah portrait at AMU, varsity defends

Press Trust of India, Aligarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 07:58 PM IST
Aligarh Muslim University spokesman says that Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a founder member of the University Court and granted life membership of the student union.
Opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a celebration rally after the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.(REUTERS File)
Opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a celebration rally after the Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad.(REUTERS File)

Pakistan’s Imran Khan woos poor, vows radical change in election pitch

Reuters | By Reuters, Lahore
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 08:52 AM IST
Tens of thousands of supporters of Imran Khan who hopes to become Pakistan's prime minister have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore as his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf launched its campaign for July elections
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