The Union minister’s latest statement on conversions is part of a long list of efforts to endear himself to the Hindu right.
Many politicians and members of the film fraternity have come out in support of movie director Kamal, who has come under repeated attack for what Sangh parivar members say are ‘anti-national’ comments.
If India’s diplomatic objective is to economically punish the Chinese for their support to Pakistan, then it is being done in a deeply flawed and ham-handed manner.
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
Besides accentuating polarisation and provoking communal conflict, the BJP is turning attention away from the real migrations, cattle deaths and trafficking taking place because of its callous policies.
The composite nationalism, or muttahida qaumiyat, articulated during the anti-colonial struggle represents the organic growth of the cultural moorings and desires of the people of India, unlike political Hindutva and its Islamic counterpart, ‘Pakistan ideology’.
With the Sangh Parivar extolling Ambedkar as part of its political agenda, it is important to debunk the myth of him being anti-Muslim. With excerpts from Ambedkar on Muslims by Anand Teltumbde, published by Vak Publication.
Days after the Dalit rally ‘Chalo Udupi’ rally concluded, Sangh parivar-affiliated youth group Yuva Brigade carried out a shudhikalasham (purification) ceremony in the surroundings of the Sree Krishna temple in Udupi alleging it was rendered ‘impure’ due to the presence of Dalits.
Manufactured Anger on Bhagat Singh ‘Revolutionary Terrorist’ Tag is Cover for Sangh’s No Show in Freedom Struggle
If the word terror carries with it a negative connotation today, it is thoughtless to assume that it has always been so, or that it has always carried the same meaning as in present times.
With several BJP leaders, including the Union minister of state for HRD in attendance, there were threats of “final battle” against Muslims, who were equated to “demons” and “descendants of Ravana”
Nehru did not give rise to the ‘idea of India’ which the RSS now mocks but it was India that created him. You may take the Nehru out of India. But how do you take the India out of itself?
3 dead due to violence in Manipur Three people died and many others sustained injuries in Manipur following mob violence that erupted over the passing of three bills in the state assembly, officials said on Tuesday. The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite […]
The Sangh parivar’s plan seems to be to overthrow the Left Democratic Front government by citing law and order troubles, but they are unlikely to succeed.
Demonetisation may be unprecedented as an economic policy, but there is nothing novel about this kind of politics, as the Sangh parivar knows all too well.
Sangh Parivar’s fraternal organisations are worried that some of the Narendra Modi government’s recent decisions might add ammunition to claims of it being pro big-business made by its political rivals.
Mamata Banerjee’s high handedness and the Sangh parivar’s amplified efforts to encourage communalism may soon take over the historically harmonious state.
The defence minister continues to use the army’s surgical strikes to attack the opposition and claim credit for the government – and now the entire Sangh parivar.
When the supposedly secular police and media start colluding with the Sangh Parivar, we need to sit up and take notice – it’s not roses we’re smelling.
After the Kargil war in 1999, the brass had opposed attempts by the Sangh parivar to use the army for political purposes.
The prime minister’s measured comments on ‘gau rakshaks’ comes at a time when the Sangh parivar is desperately trying to consolidate in Gujarat and bring Dalits and other backward Hindu communities within its fold.
Members of the Sangh Parivar have been perpetuating the colonial view of Indian history.
The attack on the Vice President came not from the intemperate fringe of the sangh parivar but from Ram Madhav, a responsible leader who serves as a vital link between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS.
The Indian revolutionary, who coined the slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’, demanded that the British send a military detachment to execute him by firing squad; the Hindu nationalist promised to give up the fight for freedom if released – and kept his word.
“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 brief look at how the the militant ‘yogi’ has built his political career out of spewing venom against Muslims.
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.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
If the party’s success in using communal polarisation to build political support becomes the template for governance, the state and country are headed for dark days
The crux of the election is that Narendra Modi’s opponents could not match him in weaving a broader political narrative around development.
Political competition in Kerala has turned into concerted efforts to control bodies, minds and thoughts through brute force.
Despite the BJP’s confidence, changing realities on the ground mean that the party’s electoral arithmetic in UP may not work as expected.
Counter-polarisation in favour of Mukhtar Ansari, who was struggling to retain his seat, reflects a larger pattern in which anti-BJP votes get consolidated towards one candidate.
The VC, who acknowledges his sympathies for the RSS, vehemently denies being present at the prime minister’s rally.
The Sangh brigade is trying every tactic to silence any view that opposes its agenda.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor, Rupali Jhadav and Deepak Dengle spoke to The Wire about the condition of Indian prisons, their experiences of imprisonment, and how this has impacted their political and artistic work.
The Ramjas College violence is the clearest sign yet of what is in store for the country if such politically-sanctioned hooliganism remains unchecked.
To those familiar with the state government’s attempts to bury controversies, the term extension of a panel probing the Bhopal encounter is a sign that Shivraj Singh Chouhan does not want a proper investigation.
Instead of relying on emotive religious issues, the AIMIM’s leaders use statistics and facts to drive home their point.
There’s very little sensitivity being shown in forcefully shoving India’s small traders and producers into the formal economy. To what extent will this affect the BJP’s support base?