india

A threat not opportunity, says SJM

The RSS-associated Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cautioning him that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Summit he is attending in Singapore “presents a major threat and not a major opportunity for India”. “India is being asked to improve its offer to the RCEP partners. India has major challenges […]

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Congress not to allow govt employees to attend RSS shakhas in MP

In its manifesto released on Saturday, the Opposition party said it will ban holding of RSS shakhas in government premises and cancel the order that allowed officers and employees to participate in shakhas. More than 12 years after the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government allowed its employees to take part in activities of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh […]

lifestyle

It’s faith versus tribal identity in western Madhya Pradesh

The Church and the RSS vie for Bhils’ faith; JAYS eyes political autonomy. The Catholic Mission School, the most reputed educational institution in this small town dominated by the Bhil tribe in western Madhya Pradesh, stands adjacent to the bus stand, named after freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad. Behind the school and the church and located […]

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RSS wants BJP to expedite efforts to build Ram temple

The rank and file of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideological fount, is unhappy with efforts by the latter in terms of a legislation that will enable the building of a temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site, senior functionaries of the organisation said on condition of anonymity. Thus far, a […]

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Should courts intervene in religious matters?

Awful religious practices need to be abolished. But by social and political reformers, not the courts, argues Shekhar Gupta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Hindutva leaders in Kerala must be daft. Or gifted with a wickedly brilliant sense of humour. Why else would they protest against the Supreme Court’s order to allow the entry of all women, […]

cities

Why don’t you pull down the government?: Uddhav to RSS

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday dared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to bring down Narendra Modi-led central government if it felt the need to launch an agitation for the Ram temple in the Ayodhya despite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) having a majority in Lok Sabha. “The issue of Ram temple was sidelined […]

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Supreme Court decision an insult to Hindus: RSS

The Supreme Court must understand the sentiments of Hindus across India and fast-track its decision on the Ram temple dispute, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi said on Friday. The RSS, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ideological parent, also threatened a mass agitation like the one that took place in 1992 — […]