Hindu Yuva Vahini workers were arrested for allegedly barging into a home in Bareilly and ‘misbehaving’ with women, and later beating up a sub-inspector in protest.
Crack down on beef and leather trades has jeopardised the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits, straining India’s social fabric and economy.
State transport department officials were put on full-time duty, even working over time, to ensure that participants reached the International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow.
Despite journalists being invited, they were only allowed into a few sessions and most of their requests for information were denied.
The students, members of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing, have been charged with serious crimes, including rioting, after they raised black flags at a campus event featuring Adityanath.
A new grouping of Dalits is conducting a yatra in Gujarat to meet the state’s elected representatives and ask them what they are doing for the community.
They appeared before the court for framing of charges in light of a Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them.
‘Soap and shampoo only feed your ignorance/ not my stomach.’
The Bhim Army and its leader, Chandrasekhar, say their fight is against caste oppression and the ‘saffron terror’ of the Hindutva forces.
“Officials took away the carpet, sofa and AC soon after Adityanath left our residence….within 15 to 30 minutes of his departure, everything was gone.”
“How serious are the state and its agencies in pursing the matter which is of grave concern in which innocent persons have lost their lives,” the Allahabad high court said.
With municipal slaughterhouses shut since 2012 and private ones now forced to down their shutters, buffalo-meat sellers have nowhere to go.
Ghulam Ahmed was lynched in Bulandshahr for the ‘crime’ of assisting an inter-religious couple to elope – an allegation his son denies.
When church and state come together, the patriarchal attitudes and assertions within religion, society, the polity and the state get consolidated, a cause for concern for women who are marginalised and discriminated against.
Ghulam Mohammad was murdered allegedly because he was suspected of helping his relative, a Muslim man, elope with a Hindu girl.
Material economies that involve cattle – dairy, beef or leather – have always involved service, labour, love and violence.
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
A look at the sequence of events – compiled from news reports and residents’ accounts – shows that the riots may well have been pre-planned.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
The Supreme Court order that the status quo be maintained was violated when the administration allowed a trishul-bearing sadhu to enter the Ram shrine.
To protect free speech we have to tolerate what we do not like, sometimes even what we abhor.
Given the UP chief minister’s regressive views on women, his views on triple talaq are guided more by anti-Muslim sentiment than concern for women’s rights, say activists and opposition parties.
The party has also promised to work towards a Delhi “as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
“The charges are absolutely baseless. The people were attending a prayer meeting voluntarily. We prayed. Nothing else was done,” pastor Adam said.
Over the years, the focus of the government and peasant organisations has gone from making agriculture profitable to different forms of de-peasantisation, and therein lies the problem.
What we are seeing now in the proscription of words does not aim at establishing an unquestionable nation-state, but rather its exact opposite – a provisional nation-state.
Inaction of state government to regulate abattoirs in the past cannot be a shield for imposing “a state of almost prohibition” on meat, says Allahabad high court.
Uttar Pradesh, and indeed other states, may issue farm loan waiver bonds to banks but everyone knows these bonds will have no takers. The Centre will have to guarantee them.
As the controversy erupted, Bhushan tried to control damage by tweeting that his remarks had been distorted and he had no intention of hurting religious sentiments.
To blame butchers and the meat industry for not complying with the law is to ignore the unhelpful attitude to business of the state’s administration.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
At least eight coaches of the Mahakaushal Express derailed early on March 30, killing at least 36 passengers and injuring several others.
Policemen who didn’t file FIRs, journalists who didn’t write questioning reports and former CMs who didn’t push investigations should all get a share of the credit for making Adityanath UP’s chief minister.
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.
At least nine Africans have been seriously injured in multiple attacks over the last two days.
The arrival of Adityanath as chief minister is the clearest sign that the BJP as well as its parent, the RSS are thinking of an agenda that goes far beyond just winning elections.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
The politician is the latest addition to a seemingly ever-growing list of men and women who have been slapped with legal cases for being critical of Adityanath on social media platforms.
Siddharth Varadarajan and Baburam Bhattarai discuss the recent political developments in Nepal and India-Nepal relations.