While it is imperative that communities move towards reform and address the concerns raised by women of the community equally, there is a need to strengthen the provisions of secular laws to address what are essentially civil matters.
Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
As India commemorates the centenary of the Champaran satyagraha, we must ensure that heroes like Pir Muhammed Munis are brought to the forefront of the narrative.
In a further blow to freedom of speech and expression on campus, another university has ended up surrendering its rights in the face of a naked display of right-wing political aggression.
There are suspicions that these activists were arrested in Telangana by the state police first, but were surreptitiously handed over to the Chhattisgarh police later.
The Constituent Assembly debates show that those who drafted the constitution did not favour the inclusion of symbols, such as the national anthem, in its text.
The Modi government has reneged on a significant compromise on national language made during the constituent assembly debates – the Munshi-Ayyangar formula.
Article 48 of the constitution was worded in scientific terms and not on religious lines. But it is clear that the formulation of the provision involved a distinctive presence of religious fervour.
Ram Bahadur Rai’s dismissal of the Constitution is not new, what is new is his attack on Ambedkar.
The upcoming Art of Living cultural festival in Delhi is not the first time that right-wingers within the Indian polity are embarrassing the Indian state. A similar situation developed in 1957 when the Vishva Dharma Sammelan (world conference of all religions) was organised in Delhi on November 17-18, 1957. The […]
The Valley smells yet another conspiracy as an RSS-backed NGO approaches the Supreme Court to scrap J&K’s special status
What is the RSS’s idea of “Indian culture” and when did Hinduism and its diverse and fluid iterations fructify into “Hindutva”? Akshaya Mukul’s book on the Gita Press provides some important answers.