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Mohammad Sajjad

Professor Mohammad Sajjad teaches history at the Centre of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University. You can e-mail the author at Sajjad.history@gmail.com

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WhatApp groups: Ignore Covid Crisis. Spread Hate

WhatApp groups: Ignore Covid Crisis. Spread Hate

Rediff.com21 Jun 2021

The manner in which a large proportion of common people have mortgaged their rationality and questioning spirit to let hatred, prejudice, and bigotry take over their minds is a cause of worry, observes Mohammad Sajjad.

He told the middle class not only to become talkers, but doers

He told the middle class not only to become talkers, but doers

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

'... That they should emerge as role-models to be emulated by the fellow countrymen; and that the middle classes should not stick only to hate-filled and scornful criticism and condemnation against the state of affairs,' remembers Mohammad Sajjad.

What Tejaswi, Rahul need to worry about

What Tejaswi, Rahul need to worry about

Rediff.com28 Nov 2020

Will the M (Muslims) in the RJD's M+Y move fast swiftly towards the MIM and away from the RJD, asks Mohammad Sajjad.

Will BJP oust Nitish after the poll?

Will BJP oust Nitish after the poll?

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

'Maybe the BJP believes, in the post-poll scenario, it will have the might to foist, anybody endorsed by the RSS, upon Bihar,' observes Mohammad Sajjad.

Is Congress better off without Scindia?

Is Congress better off without Scindia?

Rediff.com13 Mar 2020

'Should the Congress take Jyotiraditya's departure as good riddance?', asks Mohammad Sajjad.

Why Sharjeel Imam's politics worries me

Why Sharjeel Imam's politics worries me

Rediff.com29 Jan 2020

'One does not understand why you should launch your attack against the Constitution, against Gandhiji, against the Left and Congress regimes at a moment when the Hindutva regime needs such attacks against them.' 'By doing so, don't you think you are playing into the hands of Hindutva forces?', Mohammad Sajjad, who teaches history at Aligarh Muslim University, asks Sharjeel Imam who was arrested on charges of sedition on Tuesday, January 28.

Why are our students so angry?

Why are our students so angry?

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

'Their brave resistance keep our hopes alive that this youth upsurge is strengthening India's democracy and pluralism,' states Mohammad Sajjad.

How would my mother know her father's date of birth?

How would my mother know her father's date of birth?

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'How many Indian parents, still alive, really have documents of, their parents's date and place of birth? Not more than 27% of still alive Indians have got birth certificates,' points out Mohammad Sajjad.

Is India really heading the Pakistan way?

Is India really heading the Pakistan way?

Rediff.com21 Dec 2019

India's majoritarian regime is now making a dangerously fast-paced move towards theocracy, like its western counterpart did a few decades ago, warns Mohammad Sajjad.

Why all Indians must oppose the CAB

Why all Indians must oppose the CAB

Rediff.com10 Dec 2019

The Citizenship Amendment Bill would possibly be the first piece of legislation that is perniciously discriminatory on the basis of religion/faith, says Mohammad Sajjad.

Muslims and the reality of a transformed India

Muslims and the reality of a transformed India

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'For Muslims, India is now a Hindu Rashtra, no matter what kind of Constitution is still in place,' argues Mohammad Sajjad.

Why was Tabrez Ansari allowed to die?

Why was Tabrez Ansari allowed to die?

Rediff.com8 Jul 2019

Mohammad Sajjad raises important questions about the response to lynchings.

Don't Blame Muzaffarpur Deaths on Litchi!

Don't Blame Muzaffarpur Deaths on Litchi!

Rediff.com17 Jun 2019

The government, every year, hides behind the mystery of the disease, linking it with litchis, and does not confess malnutrition as the prime cause, points out Mohammad Sajjad.

Understanding the BJP's rise in Bengal

Understanding the BJP's rise in Bengal

Rediff.com14 Jun 2019

Many anticipate that by the 2021 assembly elections in West Bengal, the BJP may come to power, says Mohammad Sajjad.

RJD Debacle: End of the Lalu dynasty?

RJD Debacle: End of the Lalu dynasty?

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

'The poor manner in which the RJD stitched its alliance and mismanaged its electioneering, now reveals that Tejashwi was more interested in enhancing his political stature by cutting down many senior leaders, by downsizing and shrinking RJD allies, by displaying arrogance and inaccessibility and by committing silly mistakes in candidate selection,' points out Mohammad Sajjad.

Modi2: What does the future hold for India's Muslims?

Modi2: What does the future hold for India's Muslims?

Rediff.com27 May 2019

Over two dozen Muslims have been elected to the Lok Sabha. This shows that all is not lost for India's Muslims, suggests Mohammad Sajjad.

Achche Din not in sight for India's Muslims

Achche Din not in sight for India's Muslims

Rediff.com13 May 2019

'As a student of history, I am no pessimist, but regardless of which party/coalitions comes to power on May 23, the space for secularism, pluralism and minority rights has shrunk significantly,' says Mohammad Sajjad.

Will clean politics triumph in Mahavir's birthplace?

Will clean politics triumph in Mahavir's birthplace?

Rediff.com7 May 2019

'It is the RJD, otherwise known for misgovernance, which has offered a candidate of clean and performing credentials, rather than the NDA,' points out Mohammad Sajjad.

The Mallah Factor in Bihar

The Mallah Factor in Bihar

Rediff.com22 Apr 2019

'The Mallahs may remain divided between the two competing coalitions in Bihar,' says Mohammad Sajjad.

This election witnessed a silenced Muslim

This election witnessed a silenced Muslim

Rediff.com20 Apr 2019

'This time, even the professedly secular parties have maintained a conscious distance from being identified with Muslims.' 'This could be interpreted as a success of the BJP campaign of what it has been calling 'minority appeasement', says Mohammad Sajjad.

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