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Cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Cuttack, Aug 11, 2014, PTI: If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. “The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of…

Muslims forced to flee Gurgaon village Ashok Kumar

Mewat has witnessed as escalation in communal violence Around two dozen Muslim families, operating small enterprises such as barbers shops, and tailoring and scrap units were thrashed and forced to flee Basai village in Gurgaon earlier this week. Confirming the incident, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sangeeta Rani told The Hindu that five persons, including…

Fighting kids to dhaba bill: Takes little to keep communal pot simmering

Written by Appu Esthose Suresh | Muzaffarnagar/ Meerut/saharanpur | August 8, 2014 8:10 am The analysis of police records of all 600-odd communal incidents shows they were often triggered by trivial issues. As many as 605 communal incidents took place in the 71 days in Uttar Pradesh between May 16 and July 25 — that…

In west UP, RSS’ rakhi drive to fight `love jihad’

Rajiv.Srivastava @timesgroup.com Lucknow: The Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh will use the `rakhi’ bond to counter alleged forced conversions and `love jihad’ cases in western Uttar Pradesh. The Sangh will carry out a week-long awareness drive, starting August 10, in the region wherein its cadre will tie rakhis to Hindus and ask them to take a pledge…

Express investigation part-III: Dalit-Muslim divide deepens, goes rural

Muzaffarnagar/saharanpur/bijnor | August 7, 2014 8:44 am A ninth of all communal incidents since May 16 have been Dalits vs Muslims, of which 70% were near 12 bypoll seats. On Monday morning, a minor argument over widening a village road resulted in a violent clash between Muslims and Dalits in Katauli Kala in the Deogaon…

Express investigation part-II: My loudspeaker versus your loudspeaker

Saharanpur/ Bijnor/ Moradabad | August 6, 2014 10:29 am That’s the spark in more than a quarter of the estimated 400 communal incidents since May 16 in 12 bypoll areas in UP. Mitron aaj to tumhare mandiron se speaker utar rahe hain, ek na huye to kal yeh tumhare ghar main ghuske tumhari izzat utarenge.…

Teaching Gita in schools not against Constitution: Sangh ideologue

He said the work is not a mere religious scripture but a spiritual and philosophic classic. Backing Supreme Court Judge Justice A R Dave over his call to teach Gita in schools, a leading RSS ideologue on Wednesday said the work is not a mere religious scripture but a spiritual and philosophic classic and called…

471 people died in communal clashes in Assam since 2001: Govt

As many as 471 people lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed today. Replying to a query by AGP MLA Keshab Mahanta during the Question Hour in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Environment and Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain said the state witnessed seven communal…

Communal tension grips UP again

Aug 05, 2014 – Amita Verma | Lucknow Meerut girl abducted, ‘gangraped’, converted to Islam; 3 arrested Communal tension gripped Uttar Pradesh once again, late on Sunday night, after a girl was allegedly kidnapped from Meerut district; gangraped and then forced to convert to Islam by a group of young men. She was also made…

Express investigation part-I: Over 600 ‘communal incidents’ in UP since LS results, 60% near bypoll seats

Written by Appu Esthose Suresh | Moradabad | August 5, 2014 8:15 am Police records show provocation from all sides: aggressive BJP, desperate Samajwadi Party, shrinking BSP. A third of all “communal” incidents recorded by police in Uttar Pradesh in the 10 weeks following the Lok Sabha election results have occurred in — or on…

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