The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
Mohammed’s family and social activists have alleged the involvement of cow vigilantes from right wing outfits.
According to a notice issued by the chief proctor, fines between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000 have been slapped on the students who allegedly prepared biryani near the building in June.
The court freed Payal Singhvi from the Nari Niketan to which she had been sent after she stated that no one forced her to convert or marry.
Rana Pratap had an Afghan general, while Shivaji, who is being shown as a Hindu icon, was fighting the Mughals for political and regional assertion – not Hindu consolidation.
Eminent historian and scholar Ramachandra Guha delivered this lecture on ‘Patriotism versus Jingoism’ at the 23rd Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.
Collusion between the police and the ruling Congress grounded the law-enforcing machinery to an administrative halt.
Ashok Lahoty warned that anyone opposing this decision “should go to Pakistan”.
“Almost my entire family was wiped out in front of my eyes and even after so many years, we haven’t been delivered any justice.”
The current climate of violence in the country remains eerily similar to what it was in the late 1980s and 1990s after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. Only the target is different.
The children were taken into custody by the government railway police on the suspicion that they were being taken to Mumbai for religious conversion.
The Chief Justice said, “We will interact with the girl in open court to take an preliminary assessment of her mental state. If we suspect any indoctrination, this court has powers to direct her detailed examination by appropriate authorities.”
Amidst the current controversy of an ideological narrative that views the Taj Mahal as a site of contestation, Yogi Adityanath visited it on October 26. The monument’s history is full of fascinating attempts to appropriate its aura, be it in politics or popular culture.
The farcical enactment of ‘the return of Ram Rajya’ signals trying times ahead. Seeing Ayodhya’s plight many speak of the curse Sita put on it for abandoning her at a difficult juncture and choosing to belong solely to Rama.
Qurratulain Hyder’s final novel revolves around how the coexistence of a temple and a mosque on the same piece of property has the potential to flare up into a full-scale conflagration.
The Supreme Court also said that Bilkis Bano can seek higher compensation from the state government by filing a special leave petition in a lower court.
Dapu, a living heritage, is the only singer who has been singing from within the bustling fort premises for the last 25 years.
A concerned citizens group recently proposed a draft Progressive Uniform Civil Code with reforms to marriage, adoption, divorce and inheritance laws.
The court also emphasised the need for encouraging inter-caste and inter-religious marriages.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
The team members were allegedly heckled, chased, attacked and the windowpanes of police vehicles smashed by the mob.
The Goa police will approach experts and the office of the directorate of official language to probe the etymology of the “abuses and explicit language” used in the poems.
Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
One of the activists said she suspected that the police were involved in the attack as well, but officers rejected her allegation.
One of the victims claimed that the attackers forced him to say “Jai Hanuman”.
BJP MLA Tejpal Nagar, who facilitated the recruitment of the youths, said that the accused were “innocents” and that they deserved a “better deal”.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Hindutva is a political invention that has re-defined Hinduism for its political purpose, which is to declare India a Hindu rashtra.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
The Karwan will continue its work through four initiatives, including providing support to families affected by hate violence and establishing an India Hate Crime Citizen Watch.
Zakia’s petition sought that Narendra Modi and 61 others be named as accused for being part of a conspiracy that facilitated the Gujarat riots.
State BJP leaders have expressed their disappointment with Tathagata Roy for being proactive only on social media.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
If each of us don’t find the courage and conviction to speak up against injustice and hate then celebrating Gandhi Jayanti with pomp and splendour is a farce.
Voices like Gandhi’s risked their lives, tirelessly telling us how to overcome the deathly traps of majoritarian nationalism.
Gandhi will survive the state-sponsored assault on ahimsa only if we find the Mahatma within us.
Did Upadhyaya’s mysterious death have something to do with the factional tussle within the Jana Sangh? Why did his body go unnoticed for hours at the Mughal Sarai station yard?
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.