Jamaat-i Islami of India

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The Indian branch of the Jamaat-i Islami, whose headquarters moved to Pakistan at partition (1947). It avoids electoral participation because Muslims are a minority, but the Pakistani party puts up candidates, although with little success. It enjoys influence out of proportion to its numbers because of disciplined organization, welfare work, its reputation for honesty, and street power.

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