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.
In a short period of time, Adityanath decimated the political mafia that existed in his area, emerged as a prominent force and polarised the region.
The new uniform will have shorts, skirts or salwars that will be the same colour as the new RSS uniform.
The opposition must build an alternative model that addresses the issues of governance and corruption along with the promise of a more prosperous future.
Subodh Biswas, who allegedly inspired the mob with hate speech, remains absconding, while 27 people have been taken into custody.
The students of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce are now bringing out the magazine with their own funds and under a new name.
Political competition in Kerala has turned into concerted efforts to control bodies, minds and thoughts through brute force.
The VC, who acknowledges his sympathies for the RSS, vehemently denies being present at the prime minister’s rally.
When political sensibility degenerates into political indoctrination, studentship receives a severe blow. Growth stops, the mind becomes closed, rigid, deterministic and hence, violent.
Two separate incidents of violence against CPI(M) workers in Kerala were reported hours after an attack on an RSS office.
The ruling dispensation knows that things have not worked out during its tenure, so they are returning to what they know best – injecting fear into political life.
His comments come in the backdrop of the ongoing tussle between RSS-affiliate ABVP and left-backed AISA supporters in the Delhi University and a raging debate over free speech and nationalism.
Though Sangh leaders justify the mass killing of Muslims in private, this is perhaps the first time someone from the RSS has openly boasted about the massacre and held it out as something “Hindu society” should take “pride” in.
What is to become of us if communal, majoritarian language continues to be used and we do not oppose it?
The cowards who fear the power of thinking should not delude themselves into believing the argumentative Indian can be so easily silenced.
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.
The opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) has accused local leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party of instigating the violence.
“Am I being suspended for exposing my students to intellectually stimulating professors and teachers from around the country?”, asks Rajshree Ranawat.
In Hindutva or Hind Swaraj, U.R. Ananthamurthy sets out to prove that V.D. Savarkar’s idea of Hindutva is dangerous to the idea of India but ends up situating him as an important and respectable thinker alongside Gandhi.
In the light of Jodhpur University’s February 16 decision to suspend Prof Rajshree Ranawat for inviting Prof Nivedita Menon to deliver a lecture on nationalism earlier this month, The Wire is republishing an article Menon wrote about the ‘controversy’.
The Sangh parivar’s plan seems to be to overthrow the Left Democratic Front government by citing law and order troubles, but they are unlikely to succeed.
While the election is being fought on the performance of the chief minister and sitting MLAs, there are differing perceptions of the large number of rebels and turncoats.
India is also making discrimination against Muslims a key ingredient of its refugee and immigration policy.
BJP functionaries have blamed ‘vested interests’ for the allegations of sexual harassment against the former governor, saying he was targeted for his ‘anti-conversion work’.
‘The Story of Secularism’ is a great introduction to a complex topic and a good way for young readers to start thinking about a difficult subject.
Bhatkar is president of RSS-affiliated outfit Vijnana Bharati and was formerly chair of IIT Delhi’s board of governors.
As many as 80 of his staff members wrote a letter to the president and prime minister demanding Shanmuganathan’s removal for compromising the dignity of Raj Bhavan.
The political reality of women in India pretty much mirrors the actual reality.
Manohar Parrikar has roped two Congressmen into the BJP whom he had accused of being corrupt in the past.
Comments by Nitin Gadkari and Amit Shah have fired up speculation on the BJP’s choice for the chief ministerial candidate for Goa.
Left historians have deliberately created an education system that distorts Indian history, says Dattatreya Hosabale
Two RSS ideologues, who have no works of literature to their name, are set to take the stage at the Jaipur Literature Festival. But why is no one speaking up against it?
A former transport secretary L.K. Joshi-led committee had termed the cancellation of 26 allotments as unjustified and had recommended the urban development ministry to withdraw the cancellation.
After demonetisation, investors and those within the BJP intellectual community are confused: Will Modi take a socialist path or will he stick to being a market-friendly prime minister?
The commission has sought a report from the Meerut administration over Maharaj’s comments that Muslims are responsible for the population-related problems in India.
NE Dispatch: BJP Forms Government in Arunachal; RSS Sloganeering At Assam Heritage Site Triggers Protests
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.