BAJRANG DAL

  • BJP is never in favour of forced conversion: Shah January 2, 2015

    Reacting on the ongoing conversion row, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party never supported forced conversion. ...
  • Despite protests, 'PK' tax free in UP, screenings allowed in Maharashtra December 31, 2014

    Lucknow/Mumbai: There is no end to protests against Rajkumar Hirani's Amir Khan-starrer 'pk'. Members of Hindu groups on Wednesday protested against the film at Gagan cinema in New Delhi burning the movie's posters. Protesters have claimed that the movie is anti-Hindu and demanded that it should be banned across the...
  • 'PK' posters vandalized by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: VHP and Bajrang Dal activists Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in the capital as well in other parts of India. Protestors vandalised a theatre screening Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' in Delhi, saying it was against the religious sentiments of Hindus. Demanding an immediate ban on the film, the...
  • 'PK' debate: Bollywood, young India defend Aamir Khan's film, but protests continue December 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood and young India Tuesday passionately defended Aamir Khan-starrer "PK" even as Hindu rightwing groups continued their protests alleging that it defamed Hindu religion. Producers, directors and actors as well as movie buffs IANS spoke to were unanimous that the Hindi film no way hurt Hindu interests and that...
  • Assam: Hindu outfits vandalise halls screening 'PK' in Silchar December 30, 2014

    Silchar: Bajrang Dal and other Hindu fundamentalist groups on Tuesday vandalised and stopped screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' in two cinema halls here for allegedly hurting the majority community's sentiment. Police said they have arrested three activists of Bajrang Dal, who stormed 'Gold' and 'Oriental Talkies' in Silchar. "The...
  • Bajrang Dal protests against 'PK', burns poster in Odisha December 30, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Bajrang Dal Tuesday protested at various cinema halls in this Odisha capital and demanded a ban on Aamir Khan's movie 'PK', saying it was against religious sentiments of Hindus. Activists vandalised a cinema hall for screening the movie that shows godmen misusing religion for personal gain. They also burnt...
  • 'PK' backlash: Movies which show against Hinduism should be boycotted, says Ramdev December 29, 2014

    After the Bajrang Dal staged protests against Aamir Khan's new film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad, yogaguru Ramdev said, "Before speaking anything against Christianity and Islam, people think twice but when it comes to Hinduism, anyone speak anything against of it. It is very unfortunate. These people and films should...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Hindu outfits up in arms: Is Aamir Khan's 'PK' anti-hindu? December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal on Monday staged protests against the Aamir Khan's new release 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censorboard Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it...
  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • Bajrang Dal stages protests against 'PK', attacks theatres in Bhopal, Ahmedabad December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal on Monday staged protests against the film in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censorboard Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. PK,...
  • Why is Aamir Khan's 'PK' being targeted? December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released....
  • Bajrang Dal members stage protests against 'PK' in Bhopal, Ahmedabad December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' in Bhopal and Ahmedabad even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • 'PK' controversy: Bajrang Dal vandalize two theatres in Ahmedabad December 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Demanding a ban on Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' for hurting Hindu sentiments, Bajrang Dal activists today attacked two theatres in the city opposing screening of the Bollywood film. At least 20 members of the right-wing organisation, led by city unit chief Jwalit Mehta, targeted City Gold and Shiv theatres on Ashram...
  • Bajrang Dal to launch 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign to prevent Hindu girls from marrying into other religions December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the controversy over the conversion row refuses to die down, the Bajrang Dal is planning to launch a 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. It involves Hindu boys marrying girls from other religions and will also create awareness to prevent Hindu girls from marrying into other religions. The...
  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 December 27, 2014

    Agra: The Bajrang Dal has sparked off a controversy as it will start a campaign in Uttar Pradesh from February 17 to protect Hindu boys who marry Christian or Muslim girls. The Bajrang Dal has called it 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. The campaign also aims to sensitise Hindu families against...
  • RSS claims it re-converted 100 people to 'Hinduism' in Agra December 10, 2014

    Agra: At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the cantonment area. The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal claimed to have organised the joint mass conversion ceremony where about...
  • Ujjain: 13 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for attacking Vikram University VC September 17, 2014

    Ujjain: Thirteen Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the commotion caused by a group of allegedly right wing activists at the University of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Vice Chancellor of Vikram University Jawahar Kaul suffered a minor attack and had to...
  • Ujjain: University VC attacked for appeal to help Kashmir flood victims September 16, 2014

    Ujjain: A group of alleged right wing activists went on the rampage at a university in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh over an aid appeal for victims of devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the vice chancellor said on Tuesday. The mob of young men stormed the Vikram University campus on Monday,...
  • 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 coordinator 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 AntiSuperstition 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 leftover 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 AmdavadniGufa, witnesses said. "How can paintings of Pakistani artists be allowed to be on display in Ahmedabad...