Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicVishwa Hindu Parishad

Topic: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Non-Hindus not allowed to trade: Banners in Mangaluru removed, cops say no action possible

Banners came up ahead of temple fair in Dakshina Kannada last week. Police pulled them down, but found no grounds for legal action. VHP says purpose was achieved.

Who runs Bajrang Dal? Here are the men who power ‘moral policing & vigilante’ Hindutva group

From getting police to cancel Munawar Faruqui's show to invading Christian prayer meets to throwing ink at Prakash Jha, the Bajrang Dal has been on a renewed offensive.

Namaz isn’t an anti-Hindu act. Time for every Indian to defend Islam

Hindutva politics has conjured up new claims to target the most sensitive aspects of the Muslim psyche. It wants to provoke a collective response.

VHP demands Bhagavad Gita be declared national book, made compulsory in education system

The saffron outfit said teachers, including those from minority communities, should also be made to study the Gita and all 18 chapters be included in their training curriculum.

Babri Masjid has a thriving afterlife. Just look at Ram Janmabhoomi trust and VHP websites

Babri Masjid may have been demolished, but it's now being commemorated, remembered and even idolised by the Hindutva groups as an ‘imagined monument’.

Why Diwali firecracker ban is explosive combination of health, religion, politics, economics

The ban on firecrackers and the subsequent reversals by some states reveal the political undertones to the issue. But there are economic and health implications too.

VHP says Ram temple construction will be completed in three years

VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje said there is enthusiasm among Hindus across the world over the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Ram temple.

Amid coronavirus scare, Yogi govt cancels Ram Navami festival in Ayodhya

The VHP has asked devotees to celebrate at home by hoisting saffron flag atop houses & by chanting 13-letter vijay maha mantra to inspire others.

Gujarat 2002 was independent India’s first full-blooded pogrom. Delhi 1984 was a semi-pogrom

Hindu-Muslim riots are not uncommon in India, but Gujarat violence plumbed new depths of horror and was undoubtedly a pogrom, wrote Ashtutosh Varshney.

With Rahul Gandhi ‘hybrid’ remark, BJP’s Anant Hegde continues to play chief rabble rouser

The union minister, who said the BJP will remove secular from the Constitution, is unabashedly Islamophobic and appears to have no qualms in exhibiting it.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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