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By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net

UP elections is in full swing and suddenly political parties, media, and experts, all remember that there is a significant population of Muslim in India’s most-populous state. Road to Delhi goes through Lucknow, they will declare and start speculating which way Muslims will vote this time around.

Muslims in Uttar Pradesh as diverse as the state itself, with their own history, culture, religious practices, and most importantly their own opinions. Twocircls.net visited some places in UP, few months before elections to talk to Muslims of the state directly. The stories from that visit are part of this series UP close UP.

Part 1: Shah Waliullah

Part 2: Muslim leadership

Part 3: In Meerut, a story of thousand years

Part 4: The kingmakers of Muzaffarnagar

Part 5: Muslim farmers

Part 6: Darul Uloom Deoband, not just an institute

Part 7: Faithless, in the market of Bareilly

Part 8: Majboor in Rampur