BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s use of a Gujarat riot photo when talking about West Bengal tells us the party is beyond caring about truth and authenticity.
With its engrained anti-Muslim agenda, the current political regime may find it problematic to hold up its image as a champion of Muslim women.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
In conversation with The Wire, political scientist Jyotirmaya Sharma talks about the dangers of M.S. Golwalkar’s views, the uselessness of the ICPR and more.
“Shri Golwalkar was pained to find how the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ was misconstrued and maligned. He was annoyed to see that our glorious heritage is distorted and derided by our own people.”
However, instead of patronising multiple social clusters, which is the bedrock of TMC’s strategy, the BJP is trying to consolidate support on religious lines – its agenda elsewhere in the country too.
He doesn’t chant Modi’s name and there is nobody chanting his name. Why doesn’t he chant Modi’s name if that can help him remain relevant? If his silence signals a personal protest, then why doesn’t he place it on record?
Goa Congress has demanded action against airport officials for allowing this breach of security regulations
The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
The opposition opposes extending the 101st amendment of the constitution to J&K, which would hand over powers of tax collection to the Centre and threaten the state’s autonomy.
Khan, who is the general secretary of SP, had reproached the “shameful violent incidents” by armed forces Kashmir, Tripura, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Congress has repeatedly been an obstacle to opposition unity, and it is time it comes to terms with the fact that it is no longer a national party, and thus no longer has the right to demand a pre-eminent position in a coalition of parties.
The rampant culture of viewing dissent as treachery and an opposing point of view as an act of war is deeply ingrained and when there are ‘left-liberals’ involved, it is immediately seen as anti-Modi.
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
I am unable to say Eid mubarak the way he could, from his heart in ‘Eidgah’. The child in his classic story, Hamid, can be killed today by his own village folks as he goes to pray – all because of the cap he wears.
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.
Narendra Modi has said his visit will focus on economic co-operation with the Netherlands, but an advocacy group has urged the Dutch prime minister to also address India’s deteriorating human rights situation.
At a time when political actors are seeking to replace Ambedkarite ethics with the Hindutva doctrine, it is pertinent that Dalits make an ethical choice between Hindutva and Ambedkarite politics.
Kovind also said that he had ceased to belong to any political party after he became governor of Bihar in 2015.
Ambedkar had argued that Dalits did not wish to be represented by others, much less nominated by them, and vehemently favoured separate electorates since it brought to the forefront of democratic practice the most oppressed.
Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
The opposition missed out on a big opportunity to show its solidarity with Dalit movements across the country by not nominating a Dalit candidate of its choice before the Modi government did.
Unable to fix its public distribution system, the state government humiliates the poor by marking their houses.
Unwilling to support a candidate with an RSS background, the Left parties have shared their own list of candidates with the Congress, and the final decision will be taken at an opposition meet on June 22.
Like Jeremy Corbyn, the party and its leader must stick by their principles no matter what the situation, only then will it eventually pay off.
Ambedkar says the opposition parties can still make a real contest out of the presidential elections if they put forward the right candidate.
Prices paid to local farmers for common grade paddy rice are to be raised by 5.4% to Rs. 1,550 per 100 kg for the year starting on July 1, while long staple cotton prices have been hiked by 3.8% to Rs. 4,320 per 100 kg.
Opposition parties will meet to take a final decision on their strategy on June 22.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
The Congress has spurned the BJP’s appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition will take a call on contesting the poll after a meeting on June 22.
Language may have triggered off the current round of violence, but the basic demand is for statehood.
If push comes to shove, tourism and allied business interests is what will dictate the BJP’s beef policy – at least in Goa.
Shiv Sena Slams BJP Chief Amit Shah, Says Party Should Focus on Kashmir Instead of Maharashtra Polls
In an editorial in Saamana, the Shiv Sena also said Mehbooba Mufti was openly supporting “youth attacking” soldiers and blaming soldiers for the tense situation in the Valley.
The notification has created apprehensions in the minds of Goans, who fear that the government wants to turn everyone vegetarian, state agriculture minister Vijai Parsai said.
The CBI had started a preliminary enquiry on the basis of a complaint filed by the vigilance department of the Delhi government which had found irregularities in the process of hiring an advertising agency to promote the programme.
No candidate’s names have been announced so far by the ruling party or the opposition.
“Your chelas may be good at counting votes and notes, but I cannot bring myself to keep quiet in the face of the creeping institutionalised shoddiness in India’s political life and public space.”
While the BJP had said its three-member committee will meet the Congress on Friday to select a consensus presidential candidate, Congress insists it has not received any formal proposal yet.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.