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Sadhvi Prachi surrenders before court, gets bail

Arrest warrant issued against her for participating in an agitation against slaughter. Baghpat: Firebrand saffron leader Sadhvi Prachi surrendered before a court here and got bail in connection with a warrant issued against her for participating in an agitation against slaughter houses four years ago. Prachi surrendered before the chief judicial magistrate on Thursday after…

VHP to file 100 cases against rationalist

BANGALORE: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to file 100 cases for hurting religious sentiments against Mysore-based scholar and rationalist KS Bhagavan who was a close friend and ideologue of assassinated Prof MM Kalburgi of Dharwad. The 70-year-old Prof Bhagavan has been under heavy police protection ever since the killing of Prof Kalburgi by…

Sanatan’s dream: No democracy, new constitution

Sep 24, 2015 – Shruti Ganapatye | mumbai The Sanatan Sanstha, which has hit national headlines of late due to its suspected involvement in the killing of Communist leader Govind Pansare, is very clear about its ultimate objective: The establishment of a “divine kingdom” right here in India. Towards this end, it would like to…

J&K govt plans three-day mobile internet ban in Valley

The decision to suspend internet for three days — starting Thursday — was taken after the internet service providers told the police that they can’t slow down the internet speed. Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Published:September 24, 2015 2:11 am Fearing communal tension in the backdrop of the court ban on slaughter and…

Hindutva leaders raise questions on secularism

NEW DELHI, September 23, 2015 RSS feels the term was undemocratically inserted in Preamble There are signs of a departure in the political language used by the Sangh Parivar to counter “secular” parties, with key BJP and Sangh ideologues questioning secularism as a concept. Till now, the dominant language used by Parivar bigwigs had been…

Nothing wrong in probing Sri Ram Sene: writers

Karnataka Bureau Bengaluru, September 23, 2015 The forum of progressive writers and activists, which organised a protest in Dharwad earlier this month against the killing of scholar M.M. Kalburgi, has reiterated its demand that the role of fringe Hindutwa groups such as Sri Ram Sene and religious fundamentalists in the murder be probed. In a…

Re-christen all roads, monuments named after Mughal emperors: VHP

New Delhi, Sep 21, 2015 (PTI) VHP today demanded that all roads and monuments named after Mughal emperors be re-christened, claiming that the country should not drag on with “signs of slavery”. VHP’s international secretary general Champat Rai backed the demand made by a Delhi BJP leader for renaming Shahjahan Road, while asking Muslims to…

Secularism ‘irrelevant’ in Indian context, says Vaidya

Perversion of the concept of secularism in India has resulted in the terming of nationalists as communal and people with communal thinking being hailed as secular. MANMOHAN VAIDYA, RSS’s publicity chief NEW DELHI: In what could trigger a fresh round of political controversy, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ruling BJP’s ideological mentor, suggested the concept of…

Senior journalist Nikhil Wagle gets threat from Sanatan, rejects security cover

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 22, 2015 1:35 am The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Govind Pansare murder case has revealed that senior journalist Nikhil Wagle was on the radar of Sameer Gaikwad, the Sanatan Sanstha member arrested in the Pansare murder case on September 16. The police have offered…

Stop funding to AMU, former MP tells govt.

Smriti Kak Ramachandran NEW DELHI, September 22, 2015 The little-known Hindu Yuva Vahini is not the only outfit terming Aligarh Muslim University a “nursery of terrorism.” Prafull Goradia, former BJP member and MP, wants the Human Resource Development Ministry to stop funds to the university because it was here that the plans for the creation…

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