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New Delhi: Indian Muslims have realised their political power as they have gradually understood the value of tactical voting, Jamia Milia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung said yesterday. He also praised the opposition by the Darul Uloom seminary at Deoband to British rule in India
“The Muslims themselves have realised their political power. In almost one-third of seats in the Lower House of Parliament, Muslim vote can make the difference between winning and losing. The Muslims have gradually understood the value of tactical voting,” he said while delivering a lecture on ‘Evolution of Muslims in India’ under Prof Mohd Mujeeb Memorial Lecture 2012, organised by the university’s
Dr Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies.
He also expressed satisfaction that the Indian government was making the right noises about the standard of Muslims in the country and the committees appointed by the government were suggesting means to address their weak condition.
“The seminary staunchly opposed British rule and was a symbol of Muslim opposition to the British. It stood tooth and nail with the Indian nationalists,” Jung noted. IANS