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UP echoes in two court orders, voters pay attention in the first stage of voting

Kursam Mustafa

By Kulsum Mustafa

Recording a significant drop from the 2017 poll rate, Uttar Pradesh appears to have conducted a very careful poll in the first poll of seven phased parliamentary polls on Thursday. The 58 constituencies in 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh voted 60%, 4% less than the 64% voted in these constituencies in the last election. The second phase of voting in Western Uttar Pradesh is scheduled for February 14.

Of the 403 seats in the state, 113 are in the western part of UP. Due to the concentration of Jat, Dalit, and Muslims in the seats in this area, we will provide a litmus test on how peasant and caste calculations work in the rest of the UP. The Jat make up less than 2% of the state’s population, but the concentration of communities in some areas of the western UP is as high as 18%. The same is true for Dalits and Muslims. In many constituencies in the western part of UP, their population is almost five times that of the rest of the state.

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In a previous poll, the BJP successfully drummed up the Hindutva card. In a highly polarized contest, the BJP secured 53 seats in the first phase. The party made history by winning 91 seats in the first two phases of Western UP alone. The Samajwadi Party came in second with only 17.

Apparently the wind here is not blowing the BJP road this time. Over a year of farmer turmoil, the deaths of more than 700 farmers during agitation, the CAA protest, and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance are issues that are in fierce conflict with the BJP. In addition to this, there is high inflation and unemployment in the region that has offended housewives and young people. In addition, if the BJP returns to power, there is a risk that the “abandoned anti-farmer law” will be revived. The anti-incandency factor weighs heavily on the BJP.

The SP-RLD alliance relies heavily on Jat-Islamic unity and anti-BJP sentiment among farmers. I am confident that Muslim voters will remain in the SP-RLD combine again.

The BJP is using that card to inject all political power in UP elections using the central “double engine” power. The party, which won 50% Jat votes in 2017, is taking advantage of the opposition polarization and joint voting between OBCs this year. Through its powerful Hindutva proceedings and the 20-80 call, we hope to win most of these votes. The BJP scares non-Islams by inciting them fear that the SP-RLD combination will rob them of many of their rights. It warns of Achilles’ pro-Islamic position during the 2013 riots. His Muslim turn warns the BJP to force migration from Muslim-dominated areas.

This time, the BJP has gone another mile to attract farmers, upper castes and Jats in different ways. Its central and state leaders, including the Prime Minister, hold physical and virtual rallies in the region, and Federal Interior Minister Amit Shah, President Nada of the BJP and other Central Ministers are Jat’s leaders. Samukta Xan Morucha (SKM) and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), coupled with intensive door-to-door contact with people.

In these hectic activities from all sides, something happened that was considered unique, unexpected, and perfectly timely in favor of the ruling party. These are two court orders that came just hours after voting began on Thursday. These instructions are said to inject a new dimension into the polling scenario, and their effects are said to have long-term implications. The first was an order granting bail to Ashish Mishra, who was indicted by the Prime Minister in Rakinpur Keri on October 3, while the second was an order from the Karnataka High Court on the Hijab at the Women’s University.

Ashish is a Brahmin and the son of Federal Minister Ajay Mishra’Teni’. The relief to him by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the event that eight people, including four peasants, were killed during the protest, produced many anti-aircraft guns and raised many eyebrows. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has submitted a 5000-page tariff that includes alleged murder and criminal plots. Opponents of the BJP are reading the meaning of this bail and its timing. They feel that this move motivates hikers.

It acts as a catalyst to support the BJP and polarize voting. They claim that despite all efforts, the fact that SP has imprisoned leader Mohd. Azam Khan fighting from Rampool and Nahid Hasan fighting from Kairana has not been released on bail.

Karnataka HC has ordered the reopening of a university in religiously undressed uniforms. The second order, which involved an incident that occurred hundreds of kilometers away from the polling place, affected a minority of UPs detained at the polling place.

Prior to this decision, there was a viral video of Muskan Khan in a burqa trying to enter the university grounds. She has been shown to be disturbed by a boy wearing a saffron scarf. The boys grabbed her, disturbed her, and chanted the slogan of Jai Shea Ram. Excited but determined, Muskan counters them with the chanting of “Allah Ho Akbar”.

Social citations are full of posts in favor of and against this case, which has generated a lot of heat in it. The court order led to a very unstable situation, which UP politicians used to raise the voting bank.

Through its HInduva agenda, the BJP correctly named it to welcome court orders and condemn violations of constitutional rules and regulations, but Muslim leaders used it to make a fuss about it. He accused the university of denying the girls and their basic rights guaranteed under the Indian Constitution to the students. However, the Samajwadi Party, which claims to be a secular political group devoted to OBC and the minority appeasement policy, should keep a stoic silence on the case and, in fact, keep all spokespersons silent on this issue. I’m looking for it.

Progressive Muslims expressed concern and warned not to allow this to snowball, as this would interfere with the progress of Muslim girls and their education.

While praising those who have the courage to support Muskan’s brave actions and oppose the disallowance of hijab within educational institutions, such as Gazara Wahab, Editor-in-Chief of Force magazine, but not to be swept away. Many people have issued warnings. And you fall into a trap of internal and external power in the community that doesn’t want to see the progress of women.

“My problem is that I want to be a Muslim leader who has reduced the issue of Islamic rights and dignity to identity again. It’s a reversion to the dark past .. We stay in the same place for 75 years. “I’m running for,” says Ghazala, and Muslim students wanted them to pursue their research and progress rather than she.

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