Hindus

  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? 4 days ago

    The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. ...
  • Indore: BJP MLA agitates against love jihad, says garba venues should only allow Hindus 5 days ago

    Indore: The agitation of a BJP MLA from Indore in Madhya Pradesh against the notion of 'love jihad' has triggered a huge row. BJP MLA Usha Thakur has urged Garba organisers in Indore city to allow patrons entry only after checking the person's Voter ID card. Thakur alleged that certain people enter...
  • Pakistani Hindus organise rally demanding Indian citizenship September 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Around 200 families of Pakistani Hindus, who have migrated here, today staged a demonstration and demanded Indian citizenship saying they do not wish to return to their country. "Nearly one thousand Hindus comprising 200 families have migrated from Pakistan since 2005 and are willing to settle down in India....
  • Hindu not a religious concept;its a cultural identity: Venkaiah Naidu August 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amid a raging debate on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, Union Minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday slammed attempts to create controversies whenever there is a reference to the word "Hindu". "Hindu is a not a religious concept. Hindu is a cultural identity," the Urban Development...
  • RSS practicing politics of hatred: SP attacks Bhagwat for controversial remarks August 18, 2014

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday came under attack from Samajwadi Party for his controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. It accused the Sangh of practising politics of "hatred and separatism." "They use such words and language to fan social tension," SP spokesperson Rajendra...
  • Lone Hindu Brahmin family in Pakistan's Chakwal leads a secluded life July 14, 2014

    Chakwal: "When I first went to a local college two years ago, students and teachers gave me a strange look," recalls 18-year-old Manisha Chhiber, a Hindu girl whose family lives a secluded life in Kariyala village located at the top of Surla Hill, some 10 kilometre away to the south...
  • Post-poll survey: Clear Hindu-Muslim divide, BJP still a Hindi belt party May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Hindu-Muslim divide is clearly visible in voting preference across India, reveals CNN-IBN, CSDS, Lokniti post-poll survey. According to the findings 39 per cent Hindus have voted for the BJP and 43 per cent Muslims have voted for the Congress. Two other major religious minorities, the Christians and the...
  • Pravin Togadia stirs up a storm with anti-Muslim rant, RSS says news false April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has come to the rescue of VHP president Pravin Togadia over his reported anti-Muslim rant in Gujarat on Saturday. The RSS called the news fabricated. Togadia reportedly told people in Bhavnagar to target Muslims for buying properties in Hindu majority areas. "Bring pressure on the...
  • Another book 'On Hinduism' by Wendy Doniger under attack March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Another book on Hinduism by American indologist Wendy Doniger has come under attack from the same Delhi-based group, which had compelled the publishers of an earlier work by her to withdraw the title. Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) on Saturday demanded that the Aleph Book Company stops sales...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the No...
  • Ideas 2014: Freedom of expression is like rape in India, says Taslima Nasrin February 18, 2014

    Author Taslima Masrin has said that freedom of expression is like a rape in India. In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Taslima Nasrin on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. The author said she...
  • Indian secularists are too selective in their protests: Taslima Nasrin February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' has sparked outrage among many, but exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin says Indian secularists are too selective in their protest as they only speak out against Hindu but not against Muslim fundamentalists. The withdrawing of the book has been seen as...
  • Ideas 2014: Is India facing a cultural emergency? February 18, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to Historian Ramachandra Guha and biographer and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi on withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage. ...
  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan asks Penguin India to pulp his book and revert copyright February 15, 2014

    Journalist and author Siddharth Varadarajan said he has asked Penguin Books India to pulp his book and revert copyright, days after the publishing house caved in to pressure from various right wing groups and decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from...
  • 'The Hindus' row: Readers ask Penguin India to give up copyright February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Penguin Books India on Friday defended its decision to withdraw Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus', a Bangalore advocate, on behalf of readers, has issued a legal notice to the publisher asking it to give up its copyright. Advocate Lawrence Liang of the Bangalore-based Alternative Law Forum claims...
  • Full text: Penguin India's statement on withdrawal of 'The Hindus' February 14, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. In a...
  • BJP must protest withdrawal of The Hindus: Rajmohan Gandhi February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Just days after withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage, historian Rajmohan Gandhi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should be the first to launch a protest, as it claims to stand for freedom of speech. In a special...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz February 13, 2014

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • Wendy Doniger blames Indian law for withdrawal of her book by Penguin February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after news broke of Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', the writer has now come to the defence of its publishers while blaming the Indian law. "Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks,...
  • FTP: Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus' withdrawn: Is withdrawing a book the right way to express disagreement with its contents? February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. ...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book February 11, 2014

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The Hindus-An Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus:...
  • Penguin agrees to withdraw Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' from India and pulp all copies February 11, 2014

    Penguin Books India has reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. The...
  • Kumar Vishwas booked for allegedly hurting sentiments of Hindus, Muslims January 20, 2014

    A case has been lodged against poet-turned-leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kumar Vishwas in Lucknow, officials said on Monday. The case against Vishwas was filed by Ram Prasad Mishra, general secretary of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Sewa Samiti, for allegedly making "hurtful" remarks against Karbala martyrs and some Hindu...
  • Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene January 14, 2014

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the post-poll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's re-election. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • String of attacks rattles Bangladesh's Hindus January 12, 2014

    Bangladesh's Hindus have been rattled by a string of attacks linked to the recent controversial general election, with leaders of the minority community saying such violence can be stopped only if the government takes stern action against perpetrators. Activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami were blamed for attacks...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid January 3, 2014

    A pro-Ram Temple group claimed to have performed religious activities inside the disputed Babri Masjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by the local administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed that the local administration have granted them permission following which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after the religious rituals at the shrine...
  • 'Cyber-Hindus' - India's new breed of political activists December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Four men chatting in a Delhi bar are not, by their own admission, natural drinking buddies. The young professionals in their 20s and 30s come from vastly different regions of India and varied backgrounds. They first "met" on Twitter, spotting each other on the micro-blogging site where they voiced a...
  • Malaysia court rules non-Muslims can't use 'Allah' October 14, 2013

    A Malaysian appeals court on Monday upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by Christians in this Muslim-majority nation that the restriction violates their religious rights. "Allah" is the Arabic word for God and is commonly used in...
  • Attempt to divide Hindus, Muslims will not be allowed: Mamata Banerjee September 10, 2013

    Barasat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government would not allow any attempt to divide people on the basis of religion and create riots in the state. "Some are trying to create riots. The state government would not allow to foment riots. We would not allow attempt...
  • Unless India acts today, J&K will implode tomorrow: Dr Amitabh Mattoo August 13, 2013

    Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir remains on the edge, four days after the outbreak of communal violence that left three persons dead. Is a dangerous mix of religion and terror at work? Is one of the most sensitive regions in the country being polarised on religious lines? University of Melbourne's...