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Self-styled cow protector Sadhvi Kamal Didi has equated one of the accused in the Alwar lynching case with revolutionaries
A community panchayat in a village in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh has asked a man to marry off his five-year-old daugh
The President of the AMU Students' Union has demanded a complete ban on cow slaughter across the country.
A Congress MLA in Gujarat has demanded that the cow be declared as a national animal and a law should be enacted to ban co
As many as 16 persons have been arrested so far in connection with the alleged illegal transportation of cows and lynching
On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh government decided to ban plastic/polythene carry bags across the state from May 1 saying that
Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan today returned the cow which was gifted to him by Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peet
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today strongly pitched for an all-India law against cow slaughter and asked the vigilante groups t
The National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Centre and the Rajasthan government over the lynching of a
The Allahabad High Court has asked the Yogi Adityanath government to draw up a plan to ensure that its crackdown on illega
Had meant to link it last week, but somehow forgot. The Economist on how the recent intervention by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is proof for many Indians that:
BJP is enslaved to bare-legged zealots obsessed with the idea that Hindu India is under attack: from Muslims, Chinese communists and American capitalists abroad and Muslims, Maoists and industrial developers at home...
It goes on to wonder whether the BJP can become a mellower yellow:
...The problem is the ideology and attendant nuttiness: Islamophobia, callisthenics, shorts and all. To lead its coalition government, the BJP had actually to forswear core Hindutva demands: for a new temple on the site of a demolished mosque at Ayodhya; for a federal ban on cow-slaughter; and for an end to Muslims’ enjoyment of their own family law.
This alienated party activists, who questioned the point of an ideology that has to be abandoned when it wins power. But to rule again, the BJP may have to distance itself even further from the RSS and find a more clubable leader.
Read the full piece: Shorts and all