Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Hindutva

Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Can India be a Hindu Rashtra—and Hindus a minority—at the same time?

There is a conscious attempt to envisage the powerlessness of Hindus.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian Constitution doesn’t call Muslims a minority, who turned them into one?

The Constitution actually conceives ‘minority’ as an open category to protect the interests of various religious, linguistic and culturally distinctive groups.

Why Hindutva polarisation is no longer earning electoral dividends for BJP

Yes, Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits are helping.
File image of Yogi Adityanath | Facebook

BJP trailing in 59% of heartland seats Yogi Adityanath campaigned in

In MP, Chhattisgarh & Rajasthan, BJP is leading in 26 of 63 seats where Yogi Adityanath campaigned, raising questions about his effectiveness.  
Veer Savarkar |

Savarkar wanted to smash caste system, cooked prawns and didn’t worship the cow

From his criticism of the caste system to disapproval of Gandhi’s views, Savarkar, in his thoughts and writings, was far ahead of his times.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.
File photo of the Ram Ghat Temple in Ayodhya

Why Ayodhya cannot be resolved like Somnath temple

The idea of 'state intervention' in rebuilding Somnath Temple is invoked to justify the demand for a law on Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
File image of a BJP supporters in a rally

For BJP and RSS, road to the Hindu Rashtra is not through Constitution

The contemporary Hindutva politics is also critical of the idea of ‘communal majority’.
File image of Rahul Gandhi with Sonia Gandhi

Dear troubled liberal, don’t fear the Congress party

While BJP doesn’t even pretend to be secular, Congress remains the safest refuge for minorities in India.
File image of BJP MLA, T. Raja Singh Lodh | Facebook

Why BJP is a non-starter in Telangana

All that the BJP can do in Telangana is win a few seats by playing the Hindutva card. It has no other game.
hiren gohain

Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...