He alleged that he had time and again raised certain issues with the prime minister, but they were ignored.
In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned.
The signature project of Andhra Pradesh is messier than it looks.
Vinod Dua discusses Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president and what it means for the future of the party.
Work that was getting done at lightning speed in Kol Gadhaiyaa in Bundelkhand ahead of the chief minister’s arrival suddenly stopped when his visit was cancelled.
Ninety-seven percent of all incidents have occurred over the last three years since the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed power in May 2014.
After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses.
The well-planned destruction of the Babri Masjid 25 years ago was a dress rehearsal for further acts of vandalism that are in store. No wonder the assault on witnesses like photographers and smashing of their cameras felt like a ‘blinding of the nation’.
The deliberate averting of the gaze from genuine newsworthy issues is equally a sign of how journalists are out to divert the national conversation.
RTI application now reveals that model code of conduct does not hamper flood relief work.
The Varachha road constituency which is the centre of Surat’s diamond trade has been slipping out of the BJP’s hands since the area saw massive violence and arson in 2015.
The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
Speeches made by Adityanath and Anurag Thakur during an election campaign in Amreli were clearly aimed at dividing the electorate on religious lines.
To neutralise hostility against it, the BJP machinery has pushed aside its slogan of vikas and is focussing on polarisation tactics. But will this be enough?
Within the Valley, the reforms caused a social transformation that has few parallels.
The state also has the third highest rate of reported crimes in the country.
Are CCTV cameras really the best way to keep schools sexual assault-free?
Aiyar has called the prime minister a “neech aadmi” (despicable person) but apologised later when Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the Congress does not endorse such language.
As Filmed Murder of Muslim Man in Rajasthan Goes Viral, Official Culture of Impunity Towards Hate Crimes Blamed
A statement by various organisations in Rajasthan has demanded provision of absolute security to all the Muslims in the state.
The police standing guard did not move from their place, as if they had been ordered to remain mute spectators.
In the 652 urban local bodies, the party lost its deposit in 3656 seats and won in 2366.
New tests conducted on those exposed to the chemical show that the frequency of aberrations within damaged cells has increased with time.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani speaks to Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, senior associate editor of Frontline, and Ruchira Gupta, professor at New York University, who were both in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Journalists who covered the demolition of Babri Masjid 25 years ago recollect assaults on them, anti-Muslim slogans raised by top BJP leaders and the failure of the administration to act on the spot.
An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha’s Ayodhya – The Dark Night that uncovers the story of how the mosque had turned into a temple overnight.
The narrative of Indian film censorship is slowly changing. It is no longer just for big releases, but also indies, documentaries and shorts, and the film festivals that screen them.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
To examine the diverse engagements of Muslim groups with postcolonial political realities, one has to give up the Babri Masjid-centric grand narrative of Islam in India.
Union minister Jitendra Singh’s suggestion that only those linked with an issue should be allowed to file an RTI application on it is being seen as an attempt to stifle the transparency movement.
BHU’s Political Science students were asked to write essays on Kautilya, GST, Manu and globalisation in their examination.
‘Love Will Triumph When Honour Killings Are Prevented. Caste Will Be Annihilated When Love Triumphs’
Kausalya’s husband Sankar, a Dalit, was hacked to death in front of her in broad daylight last year. She has now dedicated her life to the annihilation of caste.
The spiral of violence triggered by the Babri demolition reached new heights in the Bombay riots.
In Ayodhya 25 Years After Babri Masjid Demolition, VHP Organises ‘Day of Bravery’ While Muslims Observe ‘Black Day’
Bajrang Dal members in the city were booked for breaking prohibitory orders while on their way to the VHP’s event. The were flying saffron flags and raising allegedly communal slogans.
At an event organised by The Wire, journalists who reported on the Babri Masjid demolition 25 years ago talked about their experiences, from having their equipment broken to being sexually assaulted.
Any suggestion of providing basic rights to the Ahmadiyyas is enough to trigger massive protests and even riots among Muslim extremists.
Discrepancies between Election Commission and Electronics Corporation of India Limited data on number of ballot units and control units manufactured have also been revealed.
For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
In an interview with Karan Thapar, Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia talks about the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi’s nomination for the party’s president and the Gujarat elections.
JNU Cancels All Campus Events on Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid Demolition to ‘Maintain Communal Harmony’
The students’ union called the administration’s decision “ideological censorship”.
“Though the riots are in the past, they have left a mark. People have moved on but after the series of mob lynchings, there is fear once again.”