The Sangh parivar’s desperation to quickly try and recover lost ground before its goals are thwarted is cranking up the hatred quotient in India.
The aura that has been created around national symbols has been such that any debate is cast in terms of only patriotism, not freedom of speech.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
Vinod Dua discusses the upcoming Union budget 2018 and communal violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj.
A dig through the archives reveals just how curious it is for RSS and BJP to dictate to all Indians how and when they need to display their patriotism.
The national flag can be seen as a promise by a nation to its people that every story of striving for a dignified life has a place in its narrative – even a story from the margins.
Ultimately, the bench decided to leave it to the government to decide whether its order needs to be diluted or further cemented.
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.