Bajrang Dal

  • Bajrang Dal members arrested for vandalising a church in Bulandshahr July 17, 2014

    A church was vandalised allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists at village Sehkari Nagar in Bulandshahr, police said. Two persons including Hemant Singh, area co-ordinator of Bajrang Dal, have been arrested following a complaint by the church priest RC Paul about the incident which occurred on Monday afternoon, according to Senior Superintendent...
  • Cong moves EC over BJP using RSS, Bajrang Dal members as poll agents April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the alleged posting of RSS and Bajrang Dal members for poll duty in BJP-ruled states. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, Congress's Legal Department secretary K C Mittal noted that officials having allegiance...
  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men February 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday threw rotten tomatoes at couples celebrating Valentine's Day on the banks of Sabarmati River. Couples were seen running to save themselves when a large group of Bajrang Dal workers suddenly thronged the place and started throwing tomatoes...
  • Maharashtra: 17 small, regional parties form 'Force One' for upcoming LS polls February 11, 2014

    As many as 17 small and regional political parties in Maharashtra have formed "Force One" to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha and assembly elections, a political leader said Tuesday. "Force One" convenor and Awami Vikas Party (AVP) president Shamsher Khan Pathan said the new front will not be allied with any...
  • Politics over Anti-Superstition Bill in Karnataka November 19, 2013

    Bangalore: There is an infamous ritual of babies being thrown from the top of a temple in Bagalkot to make them stronger, and there is the 'made snana' or rolling over left-over food eaten by Brahmins at the Kukke Subramanya temple near Mangalore. Yes, you read it right. These are...
  • Bajrang Dal prevents screening of 'Ram Leela' in Indore November 16, 2013

    Indore: Protesting against director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Ram Leela's controversial content, Bajrang Dal workers today prevented cinema hall owners here from exhibiting the movie. "We have prevented nearly five cinema halls from showing 'Ram Leela' because of it's controversial content," Bajrang Dal's Indore division convener Sachin Baghel said. Though the title of...
  • Naroda Patiya massacre convict Kodnani gets bail November 12, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in a 2002 Gujarat riots case, has been granted bail by the Gujarat High Court on medical grounds. Kodnani has been diagnosed with tuberculosis and the court granted her bail so that she could continue with her treatment. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu...
  • Masuri fears communal tension after riots in Muzaffarnagar September 15, 2013

    Ghaziabad: The images of carnage from the communal disturbances that had rocked the sleepy village of Masuri village in Ghaziabad have still not faded away from the memory the residents one year after the incident took place on September 14 2012. The district still continues to remain on the edge as...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Saturday refused to grant permission to the SIT to seek death penalty for the former state minister Maya Kodnani. Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of jail by...
  • No report on Bajrang Dal's involvement in Kishtwar clashes: Goswami August 17, 2013

    Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday ruled out receiving any report from Central Intelligence agencies about the involvement of Bajrang Dal activists in the recent communal clashes in Kishtwar district. "I don't any have knowledge about such report," Goswami said when asked whether Central Intelligence agencies sent a report...
  • Art gallery exhibiting Pakistani artists' paintings vandalised August 17, 2013

    An art gallery exhibiting works by Pakistani artists was vandalised on Friday by alleged VHP activists, who tore all the paintings and ransacked furniture. Around 20 people were involved in the vandalism at Amdavad-ni-Gufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty May 18, 2013

    Ahmedabad: After a U-turn by the Gujarat government on the death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani and nine others, convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the SIT has decided to seek Supreme Court's guidance on the issue. "Very soon, we are going to file an application before the...
  • Naroda Patiya case: Cong says no change in Modi's mindset May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday flayed Gujarat government for withholding its decision to seek death for Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya case, saying there has been no change in the mindset of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his feelings about a community. "It proves that Modi has not changed....
  • Naroda Patiya case: SIT to seek death for Kodnani, others April 17, 2013

    Ahmedabad: There is trouble for former Gujarat Women and Child Development Minister Maya Kodnani as the Special Investigation Team probing the 2002 riots will move the Gujarat High Court seeking death for her in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. The approval for this was given by the legal department of...
  • Karnataka: Christian prayer house attacked, 7 hurt March 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Seven persons were injured when they were allegedly assaulted by Bajrang Dal activists during an attack on a Christian prayer house at Moodubelle in Udupi district, on suspicion that conversion activities were being carried out there, police said on Saturday. The attack was carried out on Friday night after the...
  • Saffron activists forcibly marry off couples celebrating Valentine's Day February 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Saffron activists on Thursday held demonstrations in Andhra Pradesh and forced young men and women who celebrated Valentine's Day to get 'married'. The activists forcefully married young couples when they were spotted together in public places in Hyderabad and across the state. Bajrang Dal, VHP and other saffron outfits also...
  • ICC-BCCI delegation visits Cuttack amid protests January 22, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A day after the state government allowed the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) to hold Pakistan team's matches in the Women's World Cup, a delegation of ICC and BCCI on Tuesday met top officials amid protest by different groups. The Bajrang Dal has called a 'bandh' on Thursday here to protest...
  • Gujarat: Modi the new avatar of Hindutva? December 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's hold over the Hindu vote bank in the state has made organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad irrelevant in the battle for Gujarat. He may have tried Sadbhavna Yatra to connect with the Muslims and for national political acceptance, but in the Gujarat elections...
  • Temple vs toilet remark: Protests outside Jairam's house October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 25 activists of the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday protested outside the Delhi residence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh asking him to apologise for his recent remark allegedly comparing temples to toilets at a public meeting on Saturday. Remarking on the lack...
  • NSUI worker set on fire by Bajrang Dal men, dies September 4, 2012

    Betul: An activist of Congress' student wing, who was allegedly set on fire by Bajrang Dal workers in Shahpur teshil last week, succumbed to his injuries at Padhar Hospital in Betul. According to the police, the victim, an NSUI worker identified as Rahul Joshi, died late on Monday night. Police said that...
  • News 360: Victims hail Naroda Patiya verdict, BJP remains mum August 31, 2012

    A decade after 97 people were killed in a massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots at Naroda Patya area of Ahmedabad, a trial court on Friday sentenced to life 31 convicts including BJP's sitting MLA and former minister in the Narendra Modi government Maya Kodnani. It's an unprecedented victory for...
  • Naroda Patiya: BJP MLA, 30 others get life term August 31, 2012

    While BJP MLA Maya Kodnani will stay in jail for 28 years, Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi has got life imprisonment till death. ...
  • Gujarat: 32 guilty, 29 freed in Naroda Patiya case August 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A trial court in Gujarat has convicted 32 people and acquitted 29 others in the Naroda Patiya massacre case which took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots. In a major blow to the Narendra Modi government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Naroda, Maya Kodnani, and Bajrang Dal leader...
  • Gujarat riots: Verdict in Naroda Patiya case today August 29, 2012

    Ahmedabad: It is the day of judgement in one of the most tragic cases in the 2002 Gujarat riots. A trial court in Ahmedabad will deliver its verdict in the Naroda Patiya massacre in which 95 people were killed mercilessly and the accused include a former BJP MLA and a...
  • Assam: Bandh hits normal life, no fresh violence August 27, 2012

    Guwahati: Normal life was paralysed in Assam by a 12-hour bandh called by the Bajrang Dal to protest the violence in the lower Assam districts where the situation was calm with no fresh incident reported on Monday. Bandh supporters burnt tyres and pelted stones at vehicles in different parts of the...
  • Cong may foment trouble in MP during bandh: BJP May 30, 2012

    Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday claimed that Congress workers under the garb of saffron activists may create "disturbance" during the day-long nationwide bandh on Thursday on the issue of steep hike in petrol prices. "We have received credible information that some Congressmen under the garb of VHP,...
  • Fanatic groups acted against Husain: Digvijaya June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday utilised the death of M F Husain to take potshots at the BJP alleging that the party supported Hindu "fanatic organisations" that acted against the renowned painter. "BJP symbolised that hardcore communal thought ...there were some reactionary organisations which took direct action...
  • Bajrang Dal goons beat up couples on Friendship Day August 2, 2010

    Activists belonging to the Bajrang Dal turned moral police in Raipur on Sunday beating up couples celebrating Friendship Day. ...
  • VHP bandh in Jammu over Pak Sikhs turns violent May 8, 2009

    New Delhi: A bandh called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal in Jammu to protest Taliban attack on Sikhs in Pakistan turned violent on Friday morning. Protestors blocked the Jammu-Pathankot highway, damaged vehicles and forced shopkeepers to shut shops. The police also beat up some protestors in Satwari,...
  • Bajrang Dal vandalise church in Maharashtra town April 20, 2009

    Savner (Maharashtra): Nearly two dozen activists of the Hindu right-wing organisation Bajrang Dal allegedly attacked and vandalised a church in a Mahrashtra town, police said. "Nearly two dozen activists, armed with sticks, barged into the Douglas Memorial Church in Savner around 1100 hrs IST when the late Sunday morning prayer service...