The Karwan today reached Delhi to meet thousands of people, including widows of the 1984 Sikh massacre, before proceeding to Gandhi’s samadhi.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
“I want those who lynched my husband to be punished, not for revenge, but to ensure that no one has to go through what my children and I have undergone.”
Gauri Lankesh’s lawyer B.T. Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by Hindu terror units and had nothing to do with all the defamation cases filed against her.
English is influential, but has limited reach; regional-language journalism can make a real impact which scares communal forces
“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.”
As part of the peace-building movement, groups will travel to sites of mass violence and lynchings to urge people to stand by the minorities and the most vulnerable.
Kodnani says she was with Shah when the riots took place, so he is crucial to proving her alibi.
How could the RSS have been part of the movement for Indian nationalism when it stands for Hindu nationalism?
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The flight of large numbers of Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist civilians from the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state was triggered by coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents.
Several Hindu outfits have said that they will ignore the government’s directives and will ask the puja committees to do the same.
It is true, if painful, that the hurt of Kandhamal is felt only by Christians. But the toxicity of this will surely infect and destroy Hindu souls.
The process of reforming and striking down unjust and unequal laws across communities must be taken forward while expanding secular legislation to ensure gender justice.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also asked the people to cooperate with each other on the day of Muharram and not fall prey to provocation leading to communal problems.
Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Marriage must now conclusively be held to be a secular institution, governed by civil law that confers equal rights on men and women within a marriage.
The five-judge bench set aside triple talaq by a 3-2 majority.
Two factors now seem to guide the nation – vigilante groups working to ensure the supremacy of a ‘Hindu’ way of life and a stony silence from the political leadership. Bihar has now achieved both.
Courts are the only institutions left where India’s women ought to be able to expect their freedom to be respected, but now court orders too seem to be legitimising the widespread violence against women.
A mob beat a group of seven Muslim men in Dumra village after rumours spread that they had killed and eaten a cow.
Without a doubt, Ansari was the target of the prime minister’s wrath because he is the senior-most Muslim in public life.
Adivasi leaders and activists say that behind the recent communal legislations is the state government’s hidden agenda to transfer community land to corporates and deflect attention from its failure to address crucial developmental issues plaguing the state.
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
The board also told the apex court in an affidavit that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
The Allahabad High Court had, in 2010, ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.
BJP’s state executive committee Bhuwar Ojha said they were not going to hold protests now as they should not be protesting against their “own government now”.
After a video of the incident went viral on social media, police registered separate cases against the assailants as well as the alleged cow smugglers.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
Besides Yogi, the then Gorakhpur Mayor Anju Chaudhary and local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal have also been named as accused in the case.
Successive UP governments, BJP and non-BJP, have sought to scuttle the investigation into Adityanath’s role in anti-Muslim violence ten years ago. But there is enough in the case to still be revived if the court wants to.
Problematic laws, informal rules, deep-rooted biases and governmental apathy have made it hard for Muslims to leave the ghettos.
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
The RSS leader said it does not support any kind of violence linked to cow protection and demanded action against those found guilty.
However, a magistrate in Chennai ordered Tadikala Akbar Saleem released, saying the “random” message he received was “no evidence of anti-national activity”.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
It takes a special kind of nastiness to deploy victims of one tragedy as weapons against other victims, to see in two similar crimes not the common thread of justice but an opportunity to play political games.
A crowd made up of aimless, frustrated, nihilistic, destructive and jobless youths is dangerous and can be mobilised by groups sworn to dangerous ideologies.
Tracking the incidents of lynching over cow slaughter and the possession and consumption of beef from September 2015 to July 2017.
A video of Mohammed Haroon Kasni being slapped and heckled outside a Hisar mosque, allegedly by Bajrang Dal members, has gone viral.