Amidst the current controversy of an ideological narrative that views the Taj Mahal as a site of contestation, Yogi Adityanath visited it on October 26. The monument’s history is full of fascinating attempts to appropriate its aura, be it in politics or popular culture.
The BJP MLA’s remarks came after the monument was excluded from a Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
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Som has denied the charges, telling PTI that there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.
We’re told not to ask questions about the surgical strikes, that it is the time of national unity. But blind acceptance of authority is a hallmark of a dictatorship, not a democracy.
After warning of a ‘pink revolution’ in his election speeches, the prime minister now says the danger to cows come not from slaughter but from plastic.
Besides accentuating polarisation and provoking communal conflict, the BJP is turning attention away from the real migrations, cattle deaths and trafficking taking place because of its callous policies.
Sangeet Som gave the Samajwadi Party government 15 days to bring back Hindu families who have allegedly migrated from Kairana.
In the past two years, politicians from the ruling parivar have said the most atrocious things without being reprimanded by their leadership
As many as 70 members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies have hate-speech cases pending against them, according to their own disclosures to the Election Commission of India.
New Delhi: Even as senior BJP politicians like Mahesh Sharma, Sakshi Maharaj, Adityanath and Sangeet Som have sought to make light of last week’s murder of Mohammad Akhlaq in Bisara village near Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, a number of sadhus and mahants from the holy town of Ayodhya have […]
The national party leadership denies it is involved but spycam recordings by Cobrapost and Gulail show key BJP and Sangh leaders obsessed about the need to ‘save’ Hindu girls from Muslim boys.
Key BJP MLA in western UP, Sangeet Som calls Akhlaq and his family “cow killers”, while Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma says the fact that the mob did not touch the victims young daughter is proof their intention was not to lynch anyone.