The discovery demolishes the BJP government’s only basis for denying sanction for the chief minister’s prosecution for violence against Muslims in 2007.
In the videos, Shambhulal Regar makes it clear that he has no regrets over killing Mohammad Afrazul.
Akhilesh Yadav’s political fortunes in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls hinge on his party’s performance in the general elections.
While granting bail to the three accused in the case, the high court had observed that “the fault of the deceased was only that he belonged to another religion”.
On mastering the spiritual and political strength required as a Hindu to resist the ugliness that goes on in the name of ‘Hindu honour’ in contemporary India.
The most beautiful possibility between Hindus and Muslims lies in their men and women falling in love with each other.
Savarkar, the ideological guru of the Sangh Parivar, firmly believed that able-bodied and armed Hindus were the only answer to the “growing danger from the designs of the awakened Muslim mind”.
Several violent attacks have been reported in Mahendragarh since December, with the timing as a common link – always after Friday prayers.
“Someone meticulously searched and made the list of so many couples. There has to be a team behind this.”
The Sangh parivar’s desperation to quickly try and recover lost ground before its goals are thwarted is cranking up the hatred quotient in India.
With the courts taking cognisance of several crimes, district officials say the state government cannot withdraw those cases unilaterally.
In this crowded region of South Asia, we must find sufficient space to swim together, or we are doomed to sink separately.
Gandhi visited Ayodhya on February 10, 1921, the first of his two visits to the place associated with Rama. He had just two messages to give – on Hindu-Muslim unity and non-violence.
As the police continue to investigate and keep watch in the area, there is an uneasy calm in the villages around the Bhima Koregaon memorial.
Communal tension grew in the state after 2013, and now amidst speculations of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Bihar assembly polls, communal clashes are rising in an unprecedented manner.
A fact-finding team has highlighted how the city’s residents looked out one for another even as suspicious police action made the situation worse.
The aura that has been created around national symbols has been such that any debate is cast in terms of only patriotism, not freedom of speech.
Anti-Muslim sentiment precipitated by the riot may help the BJP diffuse caste contradictions in central Uttar Pradesh and challenge Yadav dominance at the grassroots.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
Organised by an offshoot of the Sanatan Sanstha, over 7,000 men and women attended a recent event in Pune that was aimed at evoking a strong pro-Hindutva sentiment, which in turn implied attacking Muslims, the government, the media and the liberals.
Uttar Pradesh recorded highest number of communal incidents.
Those raging at the murder of Ankit and using this occasion to attack secular voices are either wilfully uninformed innocents or intentionally wicked.
The town in Uttar Pradesh has no history of communal violence.
Shiv Sena, the oldest ally of the ruling BJP, has decided to go it alone in the 2019 elections. Sanjay Raut says his party is ready to face the fall-out.
“Our Tej Mandir has been turned into a cremation ground by Aurangzeb,” says Vinay Katiyar.
While the page was taken down by Facebook on Sunday night, there are many other such hate-filled communities festering on the platform.
Some TV channels deliberately spread a made-up story of how the Muslims of Kasganj were protesting against the national flag.
Uproar in Jammu and Kashmir assembly over assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana. Three arrested after chief minister seeks ‘strong action’.
We don’t have a prime minister like Vajpayee today who can remind a chief minister about his duty as a ruler towards the people.
The speakers highlighted how India is moving away from the core values of the constitution and warned against the dangers of institutionalised religion.
Vinod Dua discusses the upcoming Union budget 2018 and communal violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj.
The district magistrate took down his Facebook post after being trolled and abused online, but has said that he stands by his statement.
Urmilesh discusses the media coverage of the communal violence in Kasganj and hooliganism by members of the Karni Sena with Smita Gupta from The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and Vinod Agnihotri, Consulting Editor at Amar Ujala.
What we are dealing with is a form of Hindu privilege that few want to recognise – the privilege of not tensing up when someone asks you your name, the privilege of not having your patriotism questioned.
The affirmation of Hinduism by politicians and public figures in the South is not soft Hindutva. It is a reaction to the political agenda of radicalising Hinduism.
The incident occurred when members of a right-wing organisation had an altercation with members of another community while taking out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ on Republic Day.
This rumour was propagated by various right-wing websites and social media personalities.
The Adityanath government decided to look into the possibility of withdrawing Muzaffarnagar riots-related cases against BJP leaders after one of the accused – MP Sanjeev Balyan – asked it to.
Members of the Kanjarbhat community, the three protesters are part of a social media campaign against the regressive practice carried out by their community.
Since we are witnessing the renewal of what can be termed the battle of identities, Walcott’s work may help us to not repeat ourselves, and thereby, repeat history.