Secularism has been reduced to a prosthetic limb as implicit attacks on it have become more direct and visible with the BJP even calling it the ‘biggest lie played on Indian citizens’.
During a seminar, Rawat hinted at a possible link between the expansion of AIUDF in Assam to a ‘planned immigration that is taking place because of our western neighbour (Pak)’ with support from ‘our northern neighbour (China)’.
The RSS was advertising its Rashtrodya Samagam meet to be held in the city
With resource persons drawn from various front organisations of the RSS, the ‘training programme’ has become a vehicle to indoctrinate teachers who had assembled from around the country.
Land redistribution measures in the state need to move beyond merely parceling out land.
The battle in 2019 is not just to remove the BJP – it is to detox our democracy.
We have unwittingly created a war-hysteria and are now bent upon closing all our escape routes.
The public has largely missed the most sinister thing that Bhagwat’s comments alluded to – the increasing militarisation of society where conformists drive dissenters into the shadows.
Sunil Deodhar, the man behind the BJP’s campaign against the Left Front government, talks about how a party without any electoral hope has been readied to become the prime challenger in just two-and-a-half years.
The mindless advocacy of war and operational readiness is dangerous, and confirms how little the political class and so-called cultural organisations like RSS know and understand national defence and security.
On mastering the spiritual and political strength required as a Hindu to resist the ugliness that goes on in the name of ‘Hindu honour’ in contemporary India.
Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil alleged that the government was promoting the “agenda” of the RSS as “majority of books are based on the mythology and religion, and not history”.
Savarkar, the ideological guru of the Sangh Parivar, firmly believed that able-bodied and armed Hindus were the only answer to the “growing danger from the designs of the awakened Muslim mind”.
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.
Mohan Bhagwat boasted that his cadres can be deployed at the border in a matter of days while the army would take “6-7 months”.
The events of the last four years have hugely damaged our democratic institutions. Left parties need to grab every opportunity to ensure that the BJP is kept off the seat of power.
The tiranga is only superficially our national flag when used to embarrass, frighten or subdue an individual or community. When used in this way, it loses its essence.
Forced conversions coupled with the anti-Muslim leanings of the rulers of both Alwar and Bharatpur are behind the community virtually disappearing from the area at the time of Partition.
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.
There has been no improvement in India’s track record in prosecuting journalist murders, but the time for justice is long overdue.
A party or a government which comes to power swearing on the constitution but does not share its vision is not only committing perjury, but is profoundly anti-republic.
Curfew has been imposed in Dima Hasao district following the police firing.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Jagdamba Mall, a known face of the RSS in the Northeast, who has also been instrumental in BJP’s electoral inroads into the region, said the Accord is his “personal effort” coming from his “study of the Naga issue for over 45 years”.
Senior RSS functionary J. Nandakumar has claimed the public attack against the Chief Justice of India came on the heels of the CJI’s order to reopen cases relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Doval, India’s most powerful security bureaucrat, reportedly attended a BJP-RSS meeting where election strategies for three Northeastern states were discussed.
The M.L. Khattar-led BJP government gifted the copies to VVIPs during the International Gita Mahotsav in 2017, an RTI response said.
Beef traders were on strike for the last four days as a result of which the coastal state faced a scarcity of beef.
Karimnagar-based Sujatha Surepally has been facing death threats and online harassment since she wrote a Facebook post alleging an RSS attack on Dalit-Bahujan students at Satavahana University.
Much before ‘secular’ is cut out from the constitution, it will become an archaic word in our daily lives.
No school buses are running in Mumbai; 13 buses of the civic transport service ‘BEST’ were damaged by protesters.
The BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar also accused the previous Samajwadi Party regime in the state of being biased towards “members of a particular community.”
“The way the Muslim population is increasing, the existence of Hindus is in danger. It is a well-planned conspiracy to have a Muslim in the chair of president, prime minister and chief ministers.”
They were on topics as diverse as the sand mafia, an attempted kidnapping, corporate corruption, ISRO and the RSS.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Some are of the view that the Union minister’s remarks were a part of the BJP’s attempts to deliberately communalise politics in Karnataka before the next assembly elections.
The university’s decision to fire the associate professor led to huge protests from the teachers’ association and the students’ union.
“The Muslims in India are also Hindus.”
Should he be participating in a programme to celebrate Ashok Singhal, who was being prosecuted by an agency of his own erstwhile government for involvement in a serious crime?