A Taliban delegation headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Head of the Taliban Political Office, visited Tehran on 26
While AIMIM still has a long way to go in establishing itself as a national political party representative of Indian Muslims, as well as all Indians, and becoming a bearer of Indian secularist principles, the progressive outreach of AIMIM to other Indian states is indicative of its ambitions to play a larger role in Indian national politics. The more the political fray move towards the right with BJP and INC both canvassing for more votes by appealing to hard and soft Hindutva concerns, the likelihood of an emergence of an all-India pan-Muslim political party, advocating the preservation of secular India, cannot be ruled.
The phenomenon gained momentum after the US began the war on terrorism. These wars made many Arabs and Africans homeless, and they migrated to the West. This migration is seen by the far-right as an invasion of Europe and the US. Consequently, far-right political parties gained momentum. The fear is not only of migration but also perpetuated by the fear that the Muslims are taking over the jobs, homes, and lives of the host country. It polarises the society, and the clash of civilizations becomes real.
Macron’s strategy focuses on sowing further racial and religious hatred and increasing the polarization in society, inspiring more violent attacks and reprisals against Muslims who are burning an unequalled bear of the draconian legal measures of the French state which even Amnesty International is severely critical about. In his process of adopting far-right rhetoric as a political practice to win votes, President Macron is equally capable of compromising the real French values of secularism: liberty, fraternity, and equality.