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Maharashtra CM, Governor Exchange Letters On Meaning Of Secularism

Oct 13, 2020 PTI

Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari had asked Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray if he had turned secular, since the state government has not yet reopened places of worship. The CM responded by questioning the Governor’s belief in secularism.

'Freedom Is Not given – It Is Taken': Bose's Words Are Reminder Of How To Win Back Unity In Diversity

Aug 18, 2020 Isheeta Ganguly

Having been a critical messenger to Subhash Bose across borders, my grandfather had joined the “Bengal Volunteers” party at the age of 15 and told me that he realised his life’s mission right then – to serve and die for his country, writes Isheeta Ganguly.


Plea In SC To Remove 'Socialist' And 'Secular' Words From Indian Constitution's Preamble

The PIL said that the amendment made in 1976 was 'antithetical to the constitutional tenets as well as the historical and cultural theme of India.'

Of All Problems Of Indian Civilisation, Education Is Most Tragic

Mar 05, 2020 M. Nageswara Rao

Only a person who knows his religion and language can appreciate other’s which alone guarantees harmony and unity


On Temple-Hopping, Naveen Patnaik Seeks A Place In History

It has also led to a strange role reversal where the ‘secular’ BJD is supposedly playing the religious card while the BJP is left crying foul!

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08 September, 2019

'Hindutva Lite' Not An Answer To Congress' Woes In Hindi Heartland: Shashi Tharoor

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Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor says it is the duty of the grand old party to defend the secular space, and the answer to the party's woes in the Hindi heartland does not lie in 'majority appeasement' or offering some sort of a 'Hindutva Lite' like a 'Coke Lite'


06 September, 2019

Would BJP Icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Have Approved Of Kashmir Lockdown?

Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s famous slogan 'Ek Desh Mein do vidhan/Ek Desh Mein do Nishan/Ek Desh Mein do Pradhan/Nahin Chalenge, Nahin Chalenge' has remained a war cry for various Hindu Right organisations in their campaign since the early 1950s


31 August, 2019

Mamata’s Bonanza For Puja Pandals May Run Contrary To Spirit Of Secularism

Outlook Web Bureau

By providing financial grant to Puja pandals across the state, the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has struck against the shaky edifice of secularism in the country


18 July, 2019

Triple Talaq Petitioner Threatened For Attending Hanuman Chalisa Recital In Hijab

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In her complaint at Golabari police station in Howrah, Ishrat Jahan accused her brother-in-law and her landlord of threatening and abusing her for taking part in the religious function.


20 February, 2019

Nepal Party Demands Govt To Declare Country As Hindu State, Revoke Secularism

Outlook Web Bureau

The right-wing political party in a memorandum handed to Prime Minister K P Oli demanded that Nepal should be declared a Hindu state with complete religious freedom by revoking the provision of secularism.


16 February, 2019

Post-Pulwama Violence: Is Jammu’s Secular Character In Danger?

Tarun Upadhyay

A perception is being manufactured that Muslims, especially Kashmiri Muslims, are settling down in Jammu city under an ‘Islamist’ plan to change the demography of the region and "encircle" the city. Some groups have been consistently fanning such perception.


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11 January, 2018

Delhi HC Dismisses Petition Seeking Withdrawal Of Coins With Religious Symbols Embossed On Them

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"It does not dent the country's secular fabric and secularism does not bar issuance of coins to commemorate any event," the bench said.


27 December, 2017

Pandemonium In Parliament Over Hegde's 'We Are Here To Change Constitution' Remark

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Hegde sat in the House for a while listening to opposition protests against his controversial statement


26 December, 2017

Actor Prakash Raj Slams Union Minister Hegde's 'Hate-Reaping' Comments Deriding Secularists

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Hegde had also suggested changes in the Constitution to do away with the idea of "secularism”


25 December, 2017

Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde Says 'Secular People Don't Know Their Parental Blood'

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"We are here to change the Constitution," he said


03 December, 2017

Shame An Indian Leader Had To Be Told Not To Divide Country On Sectarian Lines, Says Tharoor On Obama’s Advice To Modi

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"It's a shame that an Indian leader needs to be told this by a foreign one, when our history is one of co-existence, our Constitution reflects pluralism &our culture accepts difference. A great pity that some Indians don't share the values on which India is built (sic)."


26 November, 2017

Any Erosion In Secular Functioning Of State Is Detrimental To Objectives Of Constitution: Former VP Hamid Ansari

Outlook Web Bureau

"No effort at seeking socio–economic equality between citizens is possible unless the state, as the implementing agency, is secular in letter and spirit and acts to implement the provisions of Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution,"


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14 November, 2017

Constitutionally Sworn-In CM Of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath Says Secular Word Is The Biggest Lie Since Independence

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One can be "panthnirpeksh" (sect-neutral) but never "dharmnirpeksh" (secular), he told media.


Photo Gallery

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) members participate in a cycle rally as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' from West Bengal to Gujarat, in Bhopal.

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A man rides a bicycle during rain in Ranchi.

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Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first ever Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace in London. Created by Prince William and The Royal Foundation, The Earthshot Prize has...

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Muslim pilgrims pray shoulder to shoulder for the first time since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic in front of the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The...

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Paula Badosa, of Spain, walks off the court after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the singles final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.

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Kashmir/Violence

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