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.
The all out attacks on minorities and on opposition governments show that the BJP and the Modi government have no regard for democracy
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.
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.
Speaking at the All India Hindu Convention, Sadhvi Saraswati also asked Hindus to rear cows in order to protect them.
“A man’s job is to make money – masculinity is his quality, whereas a woman’s quality is motherhood. She should never forget that.”
The BJP’s politics of social engineering aims to create a united universe of nationalism and poses an ideological challenge to the ‘separation’ thesis of the Ambedkarite movement.
Pinarayi Vijayan also said his party was facing “false propaganda and threats” across the country because the RSS had “realised” that CPI(M) hinders the RSS’s agenda of “leading the country into fascism”.
“Aaj main suspend ho jaunga, par tujhe joota zarur marunga (Even if I get suspended today, I’ll make sure I beat you up),” a police officer allegedly told one of the journalists.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
The struggle to punish the killers of Pansare, Kalburgi and Dabholkar is linked to the struggle to preserve democracy in India, says Pansare’s daughter.
Students and alumni have alleged that this is the latest attempt of the director general K.G. Suresh, who is associated with the Sangh, to promote the Hindutva agenda in the institute.
An RSS man at heart and in mind, Dave had replaced Prakash Javadekar as environment minister at the Centre in July 2016.
Dave was best known for crafting BJP’s strategy to unseat Congress chief minister in Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh in 2003.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation was supposed to reopen hotel Hayat Rabbani as per a court order dated April 29, but the corporation has denied knowledge of the order.
The country is witnessing the law of the living in the space of death.
The Calcutta high court allowed the organisation to hold a workshop on how they can create genetically-superior babies, but said no treatment can be administered at the event.
The ‘shadow armies’ of Hindutva profiled in Dhirendra K. Jha’s book seek to propagate a problematic definition of nationhood using historical falsehoods, hate speech and hooliganism.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch has accused several government arms of lobbying for pharmaceutical companies and negating the NPPA’s attempts to make medicines affordable.
In conversation with The Wire, Dhirendra Jha talks about his book Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva.
“The websites www.srishtanews.com and www.dainikbharat.com are spreading reports claiming that JNU students are glorifying the Sukma Naxal attack,” JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey said.
Muslim women will stand to lose the most as BJP appropriates the issue of triple talaq to further the Hindu right’s communal agenda.
It has become respectable now to articulate latent feelings about issues concerning minorities that were hardly talked about some years ago.
The life of every woman unilaterally separated from her spouse is pathetic. They face challenges and constraints both in their marital and natal families.
The RSS and BJP will hope that Jamir’s election as vice president will help showcase the Modi government as being secular.
Throughout India’s freedom struggle, the RSS was subservient to the British, with its leadership prohibiting participation in mass movements.
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RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
The Seva Dal has been the Congress’s grassroots organisation since the 1930s, but the party’s failure to promote the Dal is costing it dearly in its battle against the BJP and RSS.
“The future challenge (for the RSS) would be to create a meta-narrative which can end all sectarian and narrow divisions,” Rakesh Sinha told The Wire.
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The police had initially blamed Islamist groups but eventually zeroed in on a Hindutva plot after the one-time RSS activist Swami Aseemanand confessed to the involvement of Hindu fanatics in anti-Muslim terrorist violence.
It was colour and music to celebrate Gudi Padva, the beginning of the new year but also floats with Shivaji, cannons and men dressed as Indian army soldiers
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.
“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.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
The president of the Nikhil Bharat Bengali Udbastu Samannay Samiti allegedly inspired a mob with hate speech to attack the All Assam Students Union office on March 6.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J. S. Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations and offered to mediate to arrive at an amicable settlement.
For the RSS, Adityanath’s elevation sends a subtle signal that no one is above the organisation and nobody is indispensable.