“It starts with one house and slowly, the whole area will become Muslim-dominated. We cannot allow this to happen.”
Is it dharma to oust someone from their holy place?
The period of VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed the very fundamentals of journalism by becoming an active participant in furthering intolerance.
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Jaipur’s district education office made it compulsory for lakhs of children from government schools to attend the event where Hindutva outfits spread propaganda about ‘love jihad’ and gau raksha.
The Hindu refugees say they are scared of going back to their villages in Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, but also wary of staying in mostly Muslim Bangladesh.
Despite journalists being invited, they were only allowed into a few sessions and most of their requests for information were denied.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
If the rioting by ruling party affiliates had occurred in the earlier regime, the BJP would have charged “goonda raj”. Now the boot is on the other leg.
“We can’t allow a masjid to be built near the Ram mandir. If Muslims are giving up their claim to the disputed land, they are welcome for talks,” says VHP litigant.
A clear and decisive narrative of Hindutva as an integral component of the larger economic development project is already out there. Various facets of this will soon unfold.
By declaring that citizens cannot be prevented from eating beef obtained from a state or country where there is no prohibition on slaughter, the court has narrowed the scope of state intervention on the question of cow slaughter to the protection of clear agricultural interests and nothing else.
The Shiv Sena too plays the Hindutva game, but pours scorn on the RSS and the BJP for their brahmin leadership and cultural agenda.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has sped up preparations for the construction of Ram mandir, which it announced is to start within a year.
Sanatan Sanstha, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Narad Mandir Nyas have called for the cancellation of the popular electronic dance music event alleging it encourages drugs and attacks Indian culture and society.
Ahead of the Karnataka assembly polls, the Animal Welfare Board of India’s moves are being seen as an attempt to squeeze supplies from Belgaum, hitting the Quraishi trading community in Goa.
The VHP leader, a Z Plus category protectee, went “missing” after stepping out of the VHP headquarters in Ahmedabad when a contingent of Rajasthan police came to arrest him in an old case.
The apex court has asked the central and state governments to respond to Kalburgi’s wife’s petition within six weeks.
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With conservatism dominating the state’s politics since the 1930s, Gujarat’s rightward tilt is thanks to Sardar Patel, Morarji Desai and K.M. Munshi.
The delay had prompted the Supreme Court in April 2017 to pass an extraordinary order to expedite the trial and deliver the judgment “within a period of two years”.
Should he be participating in a programme to celebrate Ashok Singhal, who was being prosecuted by an agency of his own erstwhile government for involvement in a serious crime?
In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned.
The Varachha road constituency which is the centre of Surat’s diamond trade has been slipping out of the BJP’s hands since the area saw massive violence and arson in 2015.
The police standing guard did not move from their place, as if they had been ordered to remain mute spectators.
An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha’s Ayodhya – The Dark Night that uncovers the story of how the mosque had turned into a temple overnight.
The spiral of violence triggered by the Babri demolition reached new heights in the Bombay riots.
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Bajrang Dal members in the city were booked for breaking prohibitory orders while on their way to the VHP’s event. The were flying saffron flags and raising allegedly communal slogans.
At an event organised by The Wire, journalists who reported on the Babri Masjid demolition 25 years ago talked about their experiences, from having their equipment broken to being sexually assaulted.
As the Ayodhya agitation gained ground, non-BJP parties were too busy with their electoral concerns to notice its significance.
Karsevaks involved in the Babri Masjid demolition of December 6, 1992, recall the events of the day 25 years later.
Bhagwat’s statement comes ahead of the final Supreme Court hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi case set to begin on December 5.
Though the party brought out an amended second list of candidates, certain sections remain disgruntled.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
The independent probe, which has been endorsed by various human rights organisations, alleges that the Rajasthan police sought to diminish the enormity of the crime from the outset.
The court also upheld the life sentence an SIT court had awarded to 20 others convicted.
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While most people expend their rage against hate crimes with a simple “but what can we do?,” through the Karwan-e-Mohabbat, Harsh Mander has provided a response to the rising brutalities against the Muslim community.
Y.C. Modi’s probe into the murder of a BJP leader was slammed by the Gujarat high court for “ineptitude resulting into injustice”. He will be next director of the National Investigation Agency.
“Now there is a BJP government in the state, so there is no problem and no hurdles in the way of the construction of the Ram mandir.”