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VHP ‘working on’ 1,500 Muslim families for ‘ghar vapsi’ in U.P.

MEERUT, September 13, 2015 The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has claimed that it is in the process of preparing 1,500 Muslim families in western Uttar Pradesh for a ‘ghar vapsi’ programme. According to Ajju Chauhan, senior VHP leader in western U.P., the volunteers are “working on” 1,500 Muslim families to facilitate their “ghar vapsi,” a term…

All-India Women’s meet: Gujarat CM attends RSS event at disputed shrine, Muslims allege ‘saffronisation bid’

The Muslims residing in the area are upset that the participation of a chief minister, in a way, gave legitimacy to what Muslims have been objecting to – saffronisation of the shrine. Published:Sep 13, 2015, 5:02 The two-day All India Women’s meet of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) kicked off on Saturday at the disputed premises…

Ramayana, Mahabharata, Gita lessons soon in syllabus

As part of the NDA government’s plan to rid the country of “cultural pollution” and inculcate “values” among young minds, lessons from Mahabharata, Ramayana and Gita may soon be taught in schools and colleges. Ministries of culture and human resource development are working on a plan to teach students about India’s cultural values. Minister of…

BJP demands closure of abattoirs for 8 days during Jain Paryushan

However, BMC chief has agreed to a closure of 4 days during the festival The BJP party along with a Jain trust, namely, Vishwa Mitra Trust Ahimsa Sangh has requested the BMC commissioner to ban Mumbai’s abattoirs from operating for eight days from September 10 to 17 due to their Paryushan festival. A letter to…

Gujarat government board claims Quran says beef bad for health

Written by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Updated: September 8, 2015 10:20 am Posters have CM picture and quote a verse which clerics say is a misquote. Javed Raja Billboards with pictures of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Islamic symbol of the crescent moon and star have come up in an Ahmedabad locality…

Ban film on Prophet with A R Rahman music: Sunni group to govt

Majidi film is first of a three-part biopic. The film by the renowned director is the first of a trilogy on the life of Muhammad, and shows his childhood and adolescence till he becomes a prophet. Written by Sankhayan Ghosh Mumbai Updated: Sep 7, 2015, 2:36 A Mumbai-based Sunni Muslim organisation has approached the Union…

Muslim population ‘scary’: Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Sep 06, 2015 | PTI| New Delhi Terming Census figures “scary” and “a matter of deep concern”, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad Sunday alleged that instead of cooperating with efforts of other communities to control the country’s population, Muslims are making it a “campaign” to increase their numbers. This assertion came days after VHP working president…

Hindu group forces Muslim writer in Kerala to stop Ramayana column

At the age of 75, I was being reduced to just a Muslim, I couldn’t take it, says Malayalam critic M M Basheer on the hate calls he received. As it has been his wont for the past few years, literary critic M M Basheer was set to write a series of newspaper columns on…

VHP, BJP fume over Ansari’s remarks on Muslim development

NEW DELHI: Vice-president Hamid Ansari’s call for “affirmative action” for backward Muslims as a “pre-requisite” for equality has re-ignited a prickly debate, with the BJP and right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad slamming Ansari for making a case for reservation. In a speech on Monday, Ansari had hailed PM Modi’s “sab ka saath sab ka vikas” (progress…

Sena Wants Aurangabad Renamed Next

The move to change the name of Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road to Abdul Kalam Road has prompted the Shiv Sena to renew its demand to rename Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar, after the son of Maratha warrior Shivaji. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has said that the party will rename not just the city but also call…

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