Ashok Singhal

  • Brinda Karat seeks FIR against Ashok Singhal for 'threatening minorities' July 17, 2014

    CPI(M) on July 17 demanded lodging an FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal for allegedly issuing 'warnings' through a daily to the minority community. "We demand filing of an FIR against Ashok Singhal for his interview in a newspaper that warned and threatened the country's minority community," party's Politburo member...
  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal March 29, 2014

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then not...
  • Conversions should be stopped immediately: Ashok Singhal February 22, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference in Bhopal, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have...
  • Hindu couples should have 5 children, says VHP leader Ashok Singhal February 22, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad convenor Ashok Singhal on Saturday said that unless conversions were stopped immediately, the day would not be far off when Hindus would be reduced to a minority in this country. Addressing a press conference, he said it has become "imperative" for each Hindu couple to have five children. The...
  • Allahabad HC dismisses writ petition seeking release of VHP leaders August 27, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking release of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders after Uttar Pradesh government informed it that all the VHP leaders detained during the saffron outfit's yatra in Ayodhya have been released. The bench of Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya dismissed the...
  • VHP protests while Mulayam remains defiant on ban on Ayodhya Yatra August 27, 2013

    Lucknow: The VHP workers have taken to the streets across the country to protest against the Uttar Pradesh's ban on the Ayodhya Yatra. However Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav remained defiant and defended his government's actions in Parliament. The UP High Court on Monday ordered the release of all VHP...
  • VHP's yatra a political drama, says CM Akhilesh Yadav August 26, 2013

    Claiming there was nothing religious about Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)'s 84 Kosi Yatra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday, described it as a "political drama" which his government had not allowed to be staged. "VHP's yatra is not a religious one, but a political drama," Akhilesh said while talking...
  • Ashok Singhal released, protests by VHP over UP govt crackdown on yatra August 26, 2013

    Lucknow/New Delhi: VHP leader Ashok Singhal was on Monday released along with 957 fellow cadres, a day after nearly 2,500 activists were arrested in a massive crackdown by Uttar Pradesh authorities to foil its yatra which also led to protests by its workers. Another arrested VHP leader Pravin Togadia, however, remained...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: Court orders release of arrested leaders August 26, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court's bench in Lucknow on Monday ordered the release of three Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Swami Ram Bhadracharya who were arrested ahead of their Ayodhya march. The court said that if the trio were arrested on fear of breach of public peace,...
  • Ashok Singhal flays those terming VHP's yatra SP-BJP match fixing August 26, 2013

    Coming down heavily on those terming VHP's Ayodhya yatra as "match fixing" between SP and BJP, VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Monday said it was a ridiculous remark by some "silly" people. "Some 'behuda' (silly) people are saying the yatra is a match fixing between SP and BJP. This is totally...
  • Release Ashok Singhal, PravinTogadia if detention flouts law: Allahabad HC August 26, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the UP government to release VHP leaders Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Jagatguru Rambhadracharya in case they have been detained beyond 24 hours on apprehension of breach of peace in violation of law. A division bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhaya...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday cracked down on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Ayodhya Yatra detaining its top leaders and as many as 450 activists. Meanwhile, senior VHP leader Pravin Togadia has been sent to 14 days judicial custody. VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti was the first one to be...
  • VHP Yatra: 1,696 arrested, security measures to continue, says UP govt August 25, 2013

    As the VHP was adamant to complete its 84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra, the UP government on Sunday said security arrangements would continue to check those trying to attend the banned yatra even as 1,696 persons, including Ashok Singhal and Praveen Togadia, were arrested in a crackdown. "The tight security arrangements will...
  • UP govt foils VHP Ayodhya yatra, detains leaders, 450 activists August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday cracked down on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Ayodhya Yatra detaining its top leaders and as many as 450 activists. VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti was the first one to be arrested on Sunday morning at a temple near Ayodhya. Another leader Pravin Togadia was taken...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: Events through the day August 25, 2013

    Ayodhya: 11:50 am: Janata Dal United leader Sabir Ali says the BJP can go to any extent when it comes to politics. He saus, "It is the time of election and that is why the BJP and its wings are making this an issue. It is very clear that they...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC August 24, 2013

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed Ayodhya yatra is set for a showdown as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to lift the Uttar Pradesh government's ban on the yatra. Slamming the Samajwadi party government of banning the yatra to garner support from the muslim community, former Uttar...
  • Ayodhya yatra: UP govt issues arrest warrant against 70 VHP leaders August 24, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued arrest warrants against 70 top Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders including Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Ram Vilas Vedanti after the party said it will go ahead with its proposed Ayodhya yatra from August 25 (Sunday). The local administration is expecting around 50,000 VHP...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Azam Khan criticises party supremo Mulayam for meeting Ashok Singhal August 20, 2013

    Lucknow: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has criticised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for meeting Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal. The meeting comes in the wake of the VHP having asked Mulayam to work as a bridge between Hindus and Muslims to solve the Ram Mandir issue amicably....
  • VHP unlikely to endorse Modi for PM's post February 7, 2013

    Allahabad: All eyes are on Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Dharma Sansad on Thursday and whether Narendra Modi will be hailed as the Prime Ministerial candidate. While VHP leader Ashok Singhal has openly endorsed Modi, many are looking at it as VHP's attempt to build bridges with Modi. A splash of politics at...
  • 'Excitement around Modi-for-PM-candidate same as what it was for Nehru' February 7, 2013

    Allahabad: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad seems close to endorsing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to be the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate. VHP leader Ashok Singhal has told CNN-IBN that the excitement around Modi for PM can be equated to the excitement that surrounded Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as he...
  • Modi will visit Kumbh on Feb 12, say sources February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: It is now confirmed that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be going to the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on February 12 after the Dharam Sansad of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad ends there. "Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Allahabad on February 12 to take...
  • People want Narendra Modi as PM: VHP's Ashok Singhal February 3, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Sunday backed Narendra Modi and said that BJP should consider the people's demand for making him the party's PM candidate. ...
  • VHP blames 'western model' of lifestyle for rapes January 6, 2013

    Chennai: After RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks that rapes were prevalent in India and not in Bharat, the VHP on Saturday blamed the 'western model' of lifestyle for growing incidents of sexual assault on women including rape, saying cities were losing the values. VHP International Advisor Ashok Singhal termed as...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • 'Advani lacks courage to seek votes on Hindutva' August 8, 2012

    Coimbatore: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday disagreed with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani over his remarks on the feasibility of a non-Congress and non-NDA leader becoming the Prime Minister after 2014 elections and alleged he lacked the courage to seek votes on Hindutva. "I don't agree...
  • RSS, Digvijaya clash over photo row January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The RSS and Digvijaya Singh on Thursday clashed over publication of a photograph, which showed the senior Congress leader-sharing dais with Sangh leaders at a Hindu meet. While RSS accused Singh, who is a vocal critic of the saffron outfit, of practicing "vote-bank and communal" politics, Singh hit back...
  • Photo row: Digvijaya hits back at RSS January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya SIngh hit back at the RSS after the its mouthpiece Panchjanya showed the leader sharing a stage with former RSS chief Raju Bhaiyya and Ashok Singhal at a Sangh function. The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister had said that he had taken prior permission from...
  • Singhal appeals to Ramdev to end fast June 11, 2011

    Shimla: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president Ashok Singhal on Saturday appealed to yoga guru Ramdev to end his fast and lead the movement against black money and corruption more aggressively. "A large number of Hindu saints have already appealed to Ramdev to end fast...he should honour their sentiments and give up...
  • VHP leader Ashok Singhal meets Ramdev June 8, 2011

    Haridwar: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday met Baba Ramdev extending his support to the yoga guru and asked the government to immediately accept all his demands. "There has to be a strict anti-corruption law. There has to be clean and transparent governance, a proper system...