We now see Indians turning upon Indians in methodically targeted ways, in some cases with guns or whatever crude weapons they can lay hands on, in some cases with black paint, in some cases with the simple device of numbers known as a mob.
Gandhi speaks to our times with renewed urgency in a just-published translation of an acclaimed work.
Though Sangh leaders justify the mass killing of Muslims in private, this is perhaps the first time someone from the RSS has openly boasted about the massacre and held it out as something “Hindu society” should take “pride” in.
What is to become of us if communal, majoritarian language continues to be used and we do not oppose it?
Displaced persons who were resettled 14 years ago still do not have access to property rights, while the areas they live in lack even basic facilities.
Ajay Verghese’s The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence looks at the colonial past to understand why some parts of India suffer from communal conflict while others suffer from caste conflict.
The Union minister’s latest statement on conversions is part of a long list of efforts to endear himself to the Hindu right.
Though five people have died since the blockade because they were unable to get medical help on time, authorities have done nothing, villagers allege.
Whatever be the electoral outcome, one thing appears certain: minorities are not going to turn their back on the idea of a secular India.
A year and a half after communal violence rocked the village, many people who fled still refuse to return, fearing for their safety.
Rajput activists say its because Bhansali is presenting wrong facts in his new historical drama Padmavati
Som has denied the charges, telling PTI that there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.
The campaign against Shaan Taseer shows that the intolerant atmosphere that led to his father’s untimely death has not ebbed.
There have been a number of communal attacks across the country, but the state has either been in denial or complicit. Where do people look for justice?
Thousands of lives were destroyed forever, but barely anyone has been held accountable.
I felt a sense of unease as I read the words of the first servant of the nation: it was as if a dagger, thrust in my heart, was being twisted and I could sense the delight of the hand behind it.
An eye witness account of a brutal killing of a Sikh after Indira Gandhi’s assassination 32 years ago
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.
Where are we headed as a society when a Muslim cannot pay his honest respects to the ‘Imam-e-Hind’ Lord Ram just because of his religious faith?
“Humein iska badla chahiye, aur hum iska badla leke rahenge. Hinduon ne chudiyaan nahi pehen rakhi hain, in mullon ko jad se ukhaad denge hum,” a speaker said.
The BJP could see this as a godsend because its position in UP has been steadily slipping over the past year or so primarily because of rural and agriculture distress caused by two back-to-back droughts.
Beyond the safety of minorities and biryani policing in Haryana, the IPS are under an obligation to act like leaders, not as mere passengers.
As attacks and arrests increase in the name of gau raksha, this Muslim community in Rajasthan is on the run.
As the recent controversy at Jhajjar shows us, university management often gloss over the obvious prejudices against Kashmiri students.
Activists have demanded that the report be recalled for its communal nature and a public apology be issued to the survivors of the Muzaffarnagar riots.
The village where Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched over rumours of cow slaughter remains divided, with both victims and perpetrators caught up in the process of law.
A film that looks at the town and its politics, and the issues that affect it, beyond the binaries of Hindu versus Muslim.
While citizenship rules along the lines of religion are not unknown in India, the new Bill has made this distinction explicit.
The constitution that Sardar Patel compelled the RSS to adopt, clearly eschewing all concern with politics, needs to be restored, and there must be a clear avowal if any changes have been made in it and whether these are justified by law.
The incident took place in the Peda village with people hurling stones and firing shots at each other.
In Mewat, growing cow vigilantism indicates a complete lack of contemporary and historical understanding of complex cultures.
In the relief camps after the riots, all the people had left were stories.
According to activists and lawyers familiar with the case, the accused are being protected because of their links with the RSS and a gau raksha samiti.
Testimonies provided by Christians to a fact-finding team show a surge of communal attacks – threats, violence and persecution – against the community.
The response of the people around him is a heartwarming reminder of the unity of a diverse people even in testing times.
A new Malayalam movie portrays an emotionally intense love story that is ultimately wrecked by the Sangh’s interference and society’s adherence to social conventions.
Perhaps the project of memorialisation can be turned around and pressed forward – to document, record and speak of ‘our partitions.’
Any concilatory outreach to Muslims by Narendra Modi could anger the Sangh faithful
Democratic governments must consistently, not opportunistically, recognise and censure social norms that celebrate inequality and discrimination.
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.