Wahhabi impact

Print edition : November 29, 2013

SDPI workers pulling down publicity material of Kamal Hassan film "Viswaroopam" outside a theatre in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: S. MAHINSHA

Members of the TMMK staging a demonstration in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu, on the 18th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Photo: M. MOORTHY

At the Sufi shrine of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani in Srinagar. Photo: nissar ahmad

Dargah of the Sufi saint Hasrath Khaja Bandanawaz in Gulbarga, Karnataka. Photo: arun kulkarni

The growing influence of Wahhabism, a radical stream of Islam, on Indian Muslims and on the political scene, especially south Indian politics, can cause further communal polarisation if the state fails to uphold the secular ethos.
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