Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicHindu Mahasabha

Topic: Hindu Mahasabha

‘Congress has committed suicide’— Why Nehru’s secular ideals angered UP workers of party

In ‘Claiming Citizenship and Nation’, Aishwarya Pandit writes that Congress workers in UP felt betrayed by their ‘anti-Hindu’ leaders and started drifting to RSS, Hindu Mahasabha.

Pooja Pandey’s transformation into hate-spewing Sadhvi at forefront of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ mission

Sadhvi Annapurna gave up her married life, kids and job to don the saffron robe. Ten years later, she is on a mission to make India a Hindu Rashtra and 'cleanse' it of Muslims.

‘Communal slurs, people beaten’ at Delhi Hindu Mahapanchayat, police say they gave no permission

At the Mahapanchayat in Burari, Haridwar hate speech accused Yati Narsinghanand tells Hindus to ‘pick up arms’ and prevent India from getting a Muslim PM.

Hindu Mahasabha pays tribute to Nathuram Godse, Narayan Apte

The organisation also bestowed Bharat Ratna upon jailed religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj, who was arrested last December for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Mahatma.

Subhas Chandra Bose wasn’t ‘anti-Savarkar’. Here’s how it’s more nuanced than you thought

The question that had remained unanswered until now was — why did a self-proclaimed leftist Bose ally with the Mahasabha?

Long before Gandhi, Godse pulled out a knife to stab Mahasabha chief for allying with Nehru

In ‘Gandhi’s Assassin’, Dhirendra Jha writes that Godse believed the Hindu Mahasabha should stay away from the government to establish a Hindu rashtra.

RSS ‘Seva’ mixing religion and patriotic duty wrong: Jagat Narain

In ‘Competing Nationalisms’, Rajshree Chandra shows how Jagat Narain was a Hindu nationalist, but not a violent one.

‘We didn’t even spare Gandhi’: Hindu Mahasabha ‘leader’ threatens CM Bommai over temple demolition

An FIR was filed against Hindu Mahasabha leader Dharmendra for allegedly misusing the organisation’s name and identity following a complaint by leader of another faction of the outfit.

WHO didn’t say vegetarians haven’t contracted coronavirus, viral Twitter post is misleading

The viral Twitter post also stated the entire world is now doing ‘namaste’, and that the significance of cow urine and tulsi is now being understood.

How Army-IAF fight over Apache helicopters cost India an extra Rs 2,500 crore

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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