Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Proud to sing Vande Mataram!: Rediff.com India News

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    • Was the April 7, 2009 fatwa meant to set the stage for the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind's November resolution?

      Why was it issued after the Deoband vigorously distanced itself from the Vande Mataram controversy'?

      And what prompted the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind to revive the rancid debate over whether it's haram for Muslims to sing Vande Mataram?

      Was the purpose to provoke a backlash and then claim victimhood?

    • Kanchan Gupta is Associate Editor of The Pioneer.