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Hamid Ansari

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

Nov 21, 2020 PTI

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

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

Jul 08, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

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

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 be changed"

14 May, 2018

Why AMU Violence Is About Hamid Ansari And Not Jinnah

Ali Khan Mahmudabad

After spending some time with students at the University, Ali Khan Mahmudabad finds out that the ‘portrait problem’ was deployed as a countermeasure to cover up the fact that a mob of people had arrived on the campus shouting slogans about the former vice-president of India.

06 May, 2018

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 history. One feels like screaming, my dear fellow, Jinnah is not the issue.

27 December, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

"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 perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India."

26 November, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

"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 acts to implement the provisions of Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution,"

25 September, 2017

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

Anoop George Philip

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

25 September, 2017

VHP Attacks Former Vice-President Ansari For Attending PFI Event

Outlook Web Bureau

"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

Aakar Patel

'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'

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

10 August, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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 responsibilities."

10 August, 2017

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

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Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

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Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

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Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

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Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

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Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

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Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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