A dispute over whether RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat should have been allowed to hoist the national flag at a school in Kerala has morphed into questions over whether appropriate flag protocol was followed.
Meanwhile in Kerala, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat went against the CPI(M)-led state government to hoist the tricolour at a school in Palakkad district.
The location of the conference is meant to ‘send a message’ to separatists in Kashmir.
Opposition parties will meet to take a final decision on their strategy on June 22.
The BJP’s consolidation of power in many states has given activities driven by the RSS ideology – represented by issues like cow protection and the Ram Temple – a fillip.
“This seminar is not organised to raise an alternative narrative but to raise the true nationalist narrative in our educational system,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during the proceedings.
On March 20, the ABVP disrupted a seminar at a college in Bareilly, alleging that retired BHU professor Chauthi Ram Yadav had made controversial remarks about the RSS.
Going by Mohan Bhagwat’s logic, everyone in Kazakhstan would have to be a nomad because that’s what Kazakh means. And Pakistanis would all be, by definition, pure.
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Ever since the Modi government came to power, first Muslims and now Dalits are being targeted on the pretext of protecting cows, she said.
Growth rate among Muslims is slowing down faster than among Hindus and this fact is widely known
Our [RSS] name does not start with ‘Hindu’ or ‘bharatiya’ but ‘rashtriya’ because it’s all synonymous’,” he said.
The excessive prominence the BJP has given to its cow protection campaign seems to have backfired. The Dalit and opposition parties have now found adequate space to capitalise on the brewing anger within the community.
With the Sangh Parivar extolling Ambedkar as part of its political agenda, it is important to debunk the myth of him being anti-Muslim. With excerpts from Ambedkar on Muslims by Anand Teltumbde, published by Vak Publication.
The undue stress Modi laid on ‘merit’ at the event’s launch is conspicuous in a negative sense. Explicit as well as implicit messages arguing against reservations and advocating ‘merit’ as the basis of admissions, jobs, and promotions are flooding the social media.
While a government might yearn for approval, it is a huge stretch for it to regard all criticism as ‘anti-national’ activity. It is a desperate cry for immortality in the face of existential threat. It is a sure signal of distress.
The responses of zealots and politicians do not define India’s response to Tanzeel Ahmad’s death. What matters is that he has united ordinary citizens in grief and pride.
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Aggressive campaigns of narrow nationalism are being furthered by institutionalised biases against minorities. A new politics is needed to counter it.
An interview with Imtiaz Jalil, the AIMIM legislator whose attack on the Maharashtra government spending money on memorials instead of hospitals led BJP and Shiv Sena MLAs to question his patriotism, and then suspend Waris Pathan.
A group of former judges, IPS officers and jurists on Friday made a passionate plea to the Chief Justice of India and all the other judges of the Supreme Court of India, urging them to take suo motu constitutional action on the alarming and threatening statements being made […]
The manner in which the RSS poster boy in Haryana faltered in the face of the recent Jat agitation tells us a lot about the qualities of a swayamsewak.
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.
The Shiv Sena too plays the Hindutva game, but pours scorn on the RSS and the BJP for their brahmin leadership and cultural agenda.
Why are liberal souls losing their shirt just because the Prime Minister and his ministerial colleagues all chose to put in an appearance before the RSS chief and his advisers?
The earlier coyness of the RSS is gone. It will now play an even bigger role in Indian politics
BJP’s change in stance could help clear house hurdle The Congress claimed a small victory on Monday when the Narendra Modi government, after months of standing firm, virtually agreed to return almost entirely to the text of the Land Acquisition Act passed during the UPA’s tenure in 2013. […]