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State View: Issues from Kerala, Andhra and Karnataka

A Sunday feature on issues affecting different States — this week on the recent meet of Muslim outfits to devise a joint strategy against the lure of the Islamic State in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh government's concrete steps to start mineral exploration in the Eastern Ghats and the Hindutva groups asking Rajinikanth to refuse the role of Tipu Sultan.



>When polyphony turns into a fault line

A recent meet of Muslim outfits to devise a joint strategy against the lure of the Islamic State (IS) ended up exposing the radical version of Islam propagated by some of them like the JamaAt-e-Islami. Their anti-IS polemics notwithstanding, the groups remain deeply divided over customs and practices.

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>Bauxite mining could spur a Maoist revival in tribal areas

Ignoring the groundswell of public opinion against a resumption of bauxite mining, the Andhra Pradesh government has been taking concrete steps to start mineral exploration in the Eastern Ghats. The Maoists have used this opportunity to try winning support of the tribals.

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>Tipu Sultan: a secular internationalist, not a bigot

The recent offer made by a film producer to Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to act in a movie on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’, Tipu Sultan, has yet again opened up a Pandora’s Box. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some Hindutva groups have demanded that Rajinikanth refuse the offer. This argument is made on the grounds that Tipu, the 18th century ruler of Mysore state, was a “tyrant” who killed thousands of Hindus as they refused to convert to Islam.

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