As Salam Alaikum,
Is there any difference between the several schools of deoband in India and Pakistan? Is there one central authority (Amir) or unified leadership board? Do they confer with each other? Is it amicable, or is there a diversion and split? Does one school take the opinion/fatwa of the other school as binding?
Reason I ask is because I was recently watching this video by a top Deobandi Sheikh from India named Maulana Mahmood A. Madani where he [diplomatically and intelligently] answered a lot of questions by an Indian TV programme in defense of Islam and the Darul Ulum Deoband. That led to another video in which the respected Sheikh questioned Musharraf the american lapdog in regards to some offensive comments he made about Indian Muslims. What got me worried were the amount of disgusting comments by Pakistanis, in defence of the Shaytan Musharraf and calling the Sheikh a "munafiq" (astagfirallah) and what not. I assumed the Pakistani people respected the ulema of Deoband, considering the mufti of Pakistan is Deobandi and there is such a strong Deobandi influence there.
Gah, Some of the vile krap written by some stupid Pakistans in reference to the Scholar made me literally sick to my stomach.
Added a couple of photos of the Sheikh:
The Question + Answer video 1->8:
The Video where Maulana Saheb confronts the Warlord: