Kashmiri scholar at BITS leaves after threats

Kashmiri scholar at BITS leaves after threats

Srinagar: A day after Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for ensuring the safety of Kashmiris students across India, a Kashmiri studying at the reputed Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani received threats to his life, as soon as he woke up this morning. Hashim Sofi, a research fellow at Department of Science […]

Doctors protest harassment of Kashmiri students

Doctors protest harassment of Kashmiri students

SRINAGAR: Doctors and medical students on Saturday expressed solidarity with Kashmiri students harassed in different parts of India and organised a sit-in at Government Medical College in Srinagar on Saturday. Over the last week, at least three incidents of harassment of Kashmiri student have been reported from different states. In Haryana, a Kashmir student was […]

Kashmiri students in UP scared after hoardings call for eviction

Kashmiri students in UP scared after hoardings call for eviction

Srinagar: Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh are feeling insecure after threatening banners appeared in the city of Meerut with a message for Kashmiri students: “leave the state or face consequences”. Students say that the banners were the “first public threat”, though a “charged communal atmosphere” exists on the ground ever since BJP won the state […]

Singh calls for ensuring security

Singh calls for ensuring security

Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, said on Friday that states must ensure the safety of Kashmiris living in different parts of India. “I appeal to Chief Ministers of all states to ensure that such incidents don’t happen, they are equal citizens of India, they have also greatly contributed to national security,” Singh said, adding […]

Top BJP leaders to stand trial in Babri Masjid case

Top BJP leaders to stand trial in Babri Masjid case

NEW DELHI: BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti will face trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case as the Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the CBI plea and restored criminal conspiracy charges against them. The court also clubbed the trial in the matter pending against the leaders and ‘karsevaks’ and […]

RSS chief Bhagwat demands country-wide law against cow slaughter

RSS chief Bhagwat demands country-wide law against cow slaughter

NEW DELHI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday advocated a country-wide law against cow slaughter, calling it a “vice” that must be removed, but condemned violence by cow protection groups as it “defames” the cause. He also pitched for stepping-up of cow protection efforts by bringing more people in the drive while “completely obeying the […]

Need to defend universities as free spaces: VP Ansari

Need to defend universities as free spaces: VP Ansari

CHANDIGARH: The freedom of our Universities has been challenged by “narrow considerations” and there is need to defend them as “free spaces” and as sources of renewal of liberal values, Vice President M Hamid Ansari said today. “In a period of rampant distrust of matters intellectual there is an imperative need to defend the universities […]

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Yogi Adityanath—the mascot of hardline Hindutva—will be the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Held to be the Hindi heartland of India, UP is the most populous state in the Indian federation. Given its size and the number of assembly and parliamentary seats, the state can be held to be the centre of gravity of […]

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

LUCKNOW: BJP’s hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy CMs. A surprise inclusion was cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state, becoming the lone Muslim […]

India Hindut(vised)?

India Hindut(vised)?

Two parallel trends or even movements co-existed and jostled for the imagination of India during the country’s independence movement. One was led by a vanguard and a quasi westernized elite which sought to integrate the Western notion of nationalism and employ it as an instrument to rid India of British rule. The other sought to […]