Bajrang Dal

  • Valentine's Day: Tomatoes thrown on couples by Bajrang Dal, VHP men 14-02-2014 05:01 PM

    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 11-02-2014 06:58 PM

    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...
  • Politics over Anti-Superstition Bill in Karnataka 19-11-2013 02:37 PM

    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 16-11-2013 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Naroda Patiya massacre convict Kodnani gets bail 12-11-2013 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Masuri fears communal tension after riots in Muzaffarnagar 15-09-2013 11:46 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat govt rejects SIT's appeal to seek death for Maya Kodnani 15-09-2013 09:44 AM

    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 17-08-2013 04:30 AM

    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 17-08-2013 02:33 AM

    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 18-05-2013 06:42 PM

    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 14-05-2013 02:14 PM

    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 17-04-2013 08:21 AM

    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...
  • Fanatic groups acted against Husain: Digvijaya 09-06-2011 09:14 PM

    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...
  • Bajrang Dal goons beat up couples on Friendship Day 02-08-2010 11:41 AM

    Activists belonging to the Bajrang Dal turned moral police in Raipur on Sunday beating up couples celebrating Friendship Day. ...