HINDUS

  • Akal Takht supports 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition 4 days ago

    Amritsar: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31. All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have initiated the process to file the online...
  • Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims." "Till yesterday, Hindus were converted to Muslims. Then, nobody said those were done forcibly or through enticement. But now when the Ganga has started flowing in...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The head of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Mohan Bhagwat of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, which is also the...
  • RSS, VHP committed to make India 'Hindu nation', Modi yet to break silence on conversion row 5 days ago

    Bhopal: Backing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's description of India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that Bhagwat's assertion of "Hindu...
  • RSS to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Narendra Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled Parliament and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic reform agenda. Bhagwat said India was a "Hindu nation" where many Hindus had been...
  • Never wanted to convert the world but to win over its heart, says VHP 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to "win over its heart". Speaking at a book launch, VHP patron Ashok Singhal said it was due to their "struggle" in the...
  • VHP goes ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' programme, 're-converts' over 200 Christians to Hinduism 6 days ago

    Valsad (Gujarat): Going ahead with its 'ghar wapsi' plans, Hindu outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday "re-converted" over 200 tribal Christians to Hinduism by holding rituals at Aranai village in Valsad district of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat, claimed a local leader. The right-wing outfit also said the re-conversion was "voluntary" and...
  • After Amit Shah, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seeks anti-conversion law 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said sought anti-conversion law. He said, "Bring law against conversion, if you don't like it." Bhagwat also stated that there should be equal condemnation of people converting from Hinduism to other religions. "If you don't want to change into Hindu, don't...
  • Pakistan Hindu migrants celebrate Diwali in Jodhpur, hope for better future October 23, 2014

    Jodhpur: The Pakistani Hindus who have migrated to India, fearing their persecution in Pakistan, celebrated their first Diwali in Jodhpur, their homeland as they believe. For these nowhere people living out of makeshift settlements in Jodhpur it's truly a special Diwali, for some it's the first that they are celebrating in...
  • Imran khan says Pakistan Hindus can return after his party comes to power October 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan has said that the Hindus who fled the country after being persecuted will return home if his party comes to power. "I am hopeful that people from Hindu community, who had fled Pakistan after facing atrocities, would return when Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) comes to power,"...
  • Pakistan Hindus demand dual voting rights for non-Muslims October 14, 2014

    Lahore: A leading Hindu organisation in Pakistan on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding the government and all political parties to bring a constitutional amendment allowing non-Muslims to cast dual vote to elect their representative of national and provincial assemblies. They also demanded increase in the number of reserved seats for Hindu...
  • Hinduism heritage of Hindus, not their fiefdom: RSS chief Bhagwat October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said people of India have not treated Hinduism as their fiefdom but as their heritage meant for the world and there is a greater need for people in the country to have knowledge of its roots than those abroad. Speaking at a function...
  • Delhi: Ramleela unites Hindus, Muslims October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The 90-year-old Dharmik Leela Commitee Mandal in Old Delhi has seen Muslim men and women playing important characters like Sita, Kaushalya and Ravan for years now. Eighteen-year-old Faisal Khan is a devout Mulsim as well as a Ram leela enthusiast. But this contradiction doesn't end here. This young Muslim...
  • Muslims make dandiya sticks but barred from garba venues in Godhra amidst love jihad row September 25, 2014

    Godhra: Unease prevails in the town of Godhra in Gujarat as a pro-Hindutva outfit has convinced garba organisers not to allow Muslims into garba venues in the wake of the love jihad controversy. Muslims, too, have decided to stay away from garba venues to avoid confrontation. "Those who don't endorse our...
  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission September 19, 2014

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...
  • Love jihad in UP; ban on Muslims entry in garbha venues in MP: Are we sitting on a communal tinderbox? September 11, 2014

    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 September 10, 2014

    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 18yearold 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...
  • Postpoll survey: Clear HinduMuslim divide, BJP still a Hindi belt party May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The HinduMuslim divide is clearly visible in voting preference across India, reveals CNNIBN, CSDS, Lokniti postpoll 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, CNNIBN 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 17, 2014

    In a special series Ideas 2014, CNNIBN 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 Bangalorebased Alternative Law Forum claims...