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Hindu Rashtra

Shikha Mukerjee | Modi has set his target, does BJP know where it’s headed?

The Ram Janmabhoomi movement and the gruelling cross-country journey of the Ram Rath led by Lal Krishna Advani was political

26 Jan 2024 12:00 AM

Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | Strengthen India’s future: You can’t change the past

The communal angle looms largest because it threatens life and stability

18 Jan 2023 12:05 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Do not erase legacy of Savarkar, the reformer

Both his critics and his supporters exclusively focus, for their own vested interests, only on his initial avowal of Hindu Rashtra

30 Oct 2022 12:05 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | Modi holds the middle as BJP moves further Right

The inclusivity and development mantra invoked by Mr Modi was clearly aimed at appeasing the apprehensive among the voters

06 Jul 2022 11:33 PM

Aakar Patel | Like Ayodhya, Gyanvapi issue will live with us for decades

Parliament has the right to repeal the Places of Worship Act, and indeed some people in the BJP have been asking for this to happen

24 May 2022 7:14 AM


Aakar Patel | If India turns into a Hindu Rashtra, what will it mean…

o understand what changes can come here, we must first try to understand what the term Hindu Rashtra means

26 Apr 2022 1:41 AM

Aakar Patel | Bigotry misfit in modern world: What direction is India headed?

There is no Muslim chief minister in India today and no Muslim Lok Sabha MP among the ruling party's 303 members

09 Nov 2021 2:24 AM

Aakar Patel | What India will we leave for future generations? Some thoughts on I-Day

The people are useful for the State as they give it legitimacy, but they are also seen as a nuisance that gets in the way of government

17 Aug 2021 2:52 AM

Aakar Patel | India headed in wrong direction: Is it too late to correct course?

We have become as much of a religious state as Pakistan and this is a fact

30 Mar 2021 1:16 AM

Mahatma’s assassination delayed Hindutva supremacy by two generations: Sitapati

The book though is neither a tale of a historical plot to create Modi nor a century-old history of the Sangh Parivar

16 Dec 2020 12:33 PM


Congress leaders term Modi is torch bearer of Hindu Rashtra

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee had organized a “Flag March” from its party headquarters to Freedom Park here.

29 Dec 2019 6:41 AM

Hindu rashtra comment comes under Mayawati fire

Addressing an election meet at the Indora ground here, she sought votes for all 62 BSP candidates contesting the October 21 elections.

15 Oct 2019 2:01 AM

'Muslims in India are happiest,' says RSS supremo

He said that 'Hindu' is not a name of a language, province or country but a culture.

13 Oct 2019 1:31 PM

When realpolitik, and nothing else, determines state policy

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was also a product of the same ideology as Modi; but he failed to create an organic mix of ideology and politics.

29 Mar 2019 1:09 AM

SC issues notice on judge’s ‘Hindu Rashtra’ remark

The petition had also sought for withdrawal of judicial work from Justice Sen and expunging the controversial observations.

26 Feb 2019 2:17 AM


The idea of Hindu rashtra is vague

Prohibition of alcohol and cow slaughter already exist in our laws in some form and in many states.

30 Sep 2018 5:28 AM

We don’t try to influence BJP, only give advice if it’s sought: RSS chief

‘Hindu rashtra doesn’t mean no place for Muslims... If it becomes so, it won’t be Hindutva’

19 Sep 2018 12:48 AM

Urban Naxals? Intellectuals seek action on Maharashtra police

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan contended that what was happening was more dangerous than the Emergency.

31 Aug 2018 5:35 AM

BJP lashes out at Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark

Congress urges restraint, BJP demands apology from Rahul.

13 Jul 2018 1:55 AM

BJP to ‘assault’ Constitution if it controls Parliament: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor hinted that a committee under RSS leader KN Govindacharya is working for the ruling party on the idea of a 'Hindu rashtra'.

09 Feb 2018 9:28 AM