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Before Covid Pandemics Of Religiosity And Strident Nationalism Affected Society: Hamid Ansari

Before Covid Pandemics Of Religiosity And Strident Nationalism Affected Society: Hamid Ansari

Former vice president Hamid Ansari says against religiosity and strident nationalism, patriotism is a more positive concept.

21 November 2020
There's Fear Indian Democracy Could Metamorphose Into Illiberal One Based On Hindutva: Ansari

There's Fear Indian Democracy Could Metamorphose Into Illiberal One Based On Hindutva: Ansari

18 July 2018

Law Recognises Each Community Can Have Own Rules: Ansari On Sharia Courts

Last week, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board had said it plans to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) to resolve issues in line with Islamic laws.

PM's Remarks At My Farewell Considered Departure From Accepted Practice: Hamid Ansari

PM's Remarks At My Farewell Considered Departure From Accepted Practice: Hamid Ansari

The former vice-president made these remarks and other observations about Indian democracy in his new book “Dare I Question? Reflections on Contemporary...

09 July 2018

Some 'Inventors' Trying To Go Back In History And Re-Write It: Former Vice President Hamid Ansari

"Inventors trying to create a time machine by which you can go back in history and rewrite history. Now, such an effort is not going to succeed. History cannot...

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14 May 2018
Why AMU Violence Is About Hamid Ansari And Not Jinnah

Why AMU Violence Is About Hamid Ansari And Not Jinnah

After spending some time with students at the University, Ali Khan Mahmudabad finds out that the ‘portrait problem’ was deployed as a countermeasure to...


06 May 2018
My Dear Fellow, The Issue Is Not Jinnah But An Armed, Unlawful, Attack By A Mob

My Dear Fellow, The Issue Is Not Jinnah But An Armed, Unlawful, Attack By A Mob

There is no discussion on the breach of security to Mr. Hamid Ansari. Everyone is busy discussing the role of Jinnah in the British period of the Indian...


27 December 2017
PM Didn't Question Manmohan Singh, Hamid Ansari's Commitment To India, We Hold These Leaders In High Esteem: Jaitley

PM Didn't Question Manmohan Singh, Hamid Ansari's Commitment To India, We Hold These Leaders In High Esteem: Jaitley

"PM in his speeches didn't question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari, any such...


26 November 2017
Any Erosion In Secular Functioning Of State Is Detrimental To Objectives Of Constitution: Former VP Hamid Ansari

Any Erosion In Secular Functioning Of State Is Detrimental To Objectives Of Constitution: Former VP Hamid Ansari

"No effort at seeking socio–economic equality between citizens is possible unless the state, as the implementing agency, is secular in letter and spirit and...


26 September 2017
Exclusive: ‘I Went To Kerala Event As State Guest, No Police Officer Warned Me About PFI,’ Says Hamid Ansari

Exclusive: ‘I Went To Kerala Event As State Guest, No Police Officer Warned Me About PFI,’ Says Hamid Ansari

Former Vice-President Ansari was criticized for attending an event allegedly organized by the women’s wing of PFI, which NIA suspects has terror links


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25 September 2017
VHP Attacks Former Vice-President Ansari For Attending PFI Event

VHP Attacks Former Vice-President Ansari For Attending PFI Event

"He was spreading dissatisfaction in the Muslim community even when he was holding the post of Vice President"



19 August 2017
When ‘Who’ Said Is Given Importance Than ‘What’ Has Been Said

When ‘Who’ Said Is Given Importance Than ‘What’ Has Been Said

'I was disturbed and saddened by the words of Modi, who mocked Ansari on his last day in office.'


11 August 2017
Paresh Rawal Mocks Hamid Ansari Over 'Muslim' Remark, Says 'Get Well Soon'

Paresh Rawal Mocks Hamid Ansari Over 'Muslim' Remark, Says 'Get Well Soon'

Ansari had said that the Muslims in the country were experiencing a "feeling of unease."


11 August 2017
Now, You Are Free To Speak According To Your Core Thinking: PM Modi To Hamid Ansari

Now, You Are Free To Speak According To Your Core Thinking: PM Modi To Hamid Ansari

Modi's comments come a day after the outgoing vice-president said Muslims were feeling insecure.


10 August 2017
Ansari Looking For 'Political Shelter': BJP Slams Outgoing VP's 'Insecurity Among Muslims' Comment

Ansari Looking For 'Political Shelter': BJP Slams Outgoing VP's 'Insecurity Among Muslims' Comment

'Nobody expects such "petty comments" from a person holding such a high post.'


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10 August 2017
Democracy Can Turn Into Tyranny If There's No Criticism, Says Outgoing VP Hamid Ansari In Farewell Speech

Democracy Can Turn Into Tyranny If There's No Criticism, Says Outgoing VP Hamid Ansari In Farewell Speech

He also said that "a democracy is distinguished by the protection it gives to minorities. .... But at the same time the minorities have also their...


10 August 2017
Unease And Insecurity Among Muslims Today, Flagged It To Modi, Says Outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari

Unease And Insecurity Among Muslims Today, Flagged It To Modi, Says Outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari

Ansari made these remarks in the backdrop of incidents of intolerance and cow vigilantism


01 August 2017
Government Faces Embarrassment, Rajya Sabha Protests No Invite To Vice-President Ansari

Government Faces Embarrassment, Rajya Sabha Protests No Invite To Vice-President Ansari

The chair passed strictures against the government for not inviting Vice President Hamid Ansari for the inauguration of a new annexe complex of Parliament.


03 February 2022
Calcutta Corner

Calcutta Corner

Hindsight would perhaps tell Mamata that her public snub to the PM, the FM, the VP and Congress President may actually have left the Congress with no option...


03 February 2022
Caught In A Bind

Caught In A Bind

Mamata and Mulayam, by publicly proposing their presidential candidates, have confronted the Congress with two cruel alternatives both of which could cause it...


03 February 2022
Scholar, Statesman, Gentleman

Scholar, Statesman, Gentleman

Not just a 'bhadralok', he is also a man of firm and strong views and an impartiality of spirit, articulate and self deprecating, a warm and loyal friend. For...


03 February 2022
Iran Today, Who Tomorrow?

Iran Today, Who Tomorrow?

This resolution wants Iran to shut shop, simply because the P5 are saying they do not trust you. Trust could be very tricky, it is Iran today and could be any...


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