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Mohammad Akhlaq killing, Rohith Vemula suicide were used as pretexts to 'fix' Hindu right-wing ideology
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Mohammad Akhlaq killing, Rohith Vemula suicide were used as pretexts to 'fix' Hindu right-wing ideology

A narrative built on half-truths and tainted with ideological blinkers can never help us create an inclusive and plural society.

Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal; author was part of 2015 'award wapsi' campaign
India

Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal; author was part of 2015 'award wapsi' campaign

Nayantara Sahgal was to inaugurate the 92nd literary meet on 11 January in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Amit Shah calls Rajasthan Assembly polls trailer for 2019 elections, urges BJP workers to work hard for victory
Politics

Amit Shah calls Rajasthan Assembly polls trailer for 2019 elections, urges BJP workers to work hard for victory

“The BJP's victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will pave the way for the party's rule for the next 50 years,” party chief Amit Shah told BJP workers at the Shakti Kendra Sammelan in Jaipur.

Shadow Armies:Reporting on the fringe organisations and foot soldiers of Hindutva
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Shadow Armies:Reporting on the fringe organisations and foot soldiers of Hindutva

Dhirendra K Jha studied eight Hindu rightwing organisations across India for his book Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva

A colonial era law was used against Urdu writer Rahman Abbas; 10 years later, he's finally free
Life

A colonial era law was used against Urdu writer Rahman Abbas; 10 years later, he's finally free

Having battled obscenity charges against his 2004 novel Nakhlistan Ki Talash for 0 yars, Rahman Abbas was finally acquitted by a Mumbai court in August 2016. He looks back over his long battle

'It feels like we are govt spokespersons': Full text of Zee News staffer Vishwa Deepak's resignation letter
India

'It feels like we are govt spokespersons': Full text of Zee News staffer Vishwa Deepak's resignation letter

Following is the post put up by Vishwa Deepak on Facebook, in which he announced his decision to resign from Zee News following the coverage of JNU protests

Intolerance row: Indian society is and was tolerant, but certain segments are always at war, says Javed Akhtar
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Intolerance row: Indian society is and was tolerant, but certain segments are always at war, says Javed Akhtar

Claiming that some Hindu groups are now behaving like Muslim fundamentalists, Javed Akhtar said barring such elements Indian society has always been tolerant.

Teach your wife India’s prestige: BJP's Ram Madhav takes a dig at Aamir Khan
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Teach your wife India’s prestige: BJP's Ram Madhav takes a dig at Aamir Khan

BJP leader Ram Madhav Thursday denounced actor Aamir Khan’s remarks on “intolerance”, saying he should not only preach to an auto-rickshaw driver about the country’s prestige but also to his wife.

Tolerance, ha! Vikram Sampath can express his opinion anywhere, except at the Bangalore LitFest he founded
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Tolerance, ha! Vikram Sampath can express his opinion anywhere, except at the Bangalore LitFest he founded

The Bangalore Literary Festival, now in its third year, is under a cloud even before it has started. Its director, historian and author Vikram Sampath, has resigned from the festival’s organising committee. This is because a small number of “tolerant” writers said they would boycott the festival as they disagreed with Sampath’s opinion of the “award-wapsi” campaign and of Tipu Sultan.

Please take back your awards, Rajnath's olive branch to award-returnees
Politics

Please take back your awards, Rajnath's olive branch to award-returnees

Rajnath Singh on Tuesday extended an olive branch to writers, filmmakers and intellectuals who have returned their awards in view of 'rising intolerance' in the country, requesting them to take back their awards.

Differentiating between the two dissent: App-wapsi is every bit as legit as award-wapsi
India

Differentiating between the two dissent: App-wapsi is every bit as legit as award-wapsi

If anything, what the uninstalling of Snapdeal app after Aamir Khan's controversial remarks tell us is that Indian consumers are an informed lot who are ready to exercise their choice (key word in a democracy) and cannot be taken for granted.

'Bhoothnath' director Vivek Sharma fires salvo at Shah Rukh Khan, Dibakar Banerjee in new video
Politics

'Bhoothnath' director Vivek Sharma fires salvo at Shah Rukh Khan, Dibakar Banerjee in new video

Bhoothnath filmmaker Vivek Sharma has made a video lambasting everyone from Dibakar Banerjee to Shah Rukh Khan for supporting the AwardWapsi movement.

Pahlaj Nihalani now wants to make a documentary exposing FTII students as 'anti-national'
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Pahlaj Nihalani now wants to make a documentary exposing FTII students as 'anti-national'

Nihalani said that the ongoing FTII protests are being supported by producers who "have never made any commercially viable movie in life".

Shah Rukh Khan gets invited to stay in Pakistan by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed
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Shah Rukh Khan gets invited to stay in Pakistan by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has invited Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistan, amid various controversies surrounding the actor and his stance on #AwardWapsi.

Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza, 22 others from film fraternity return National Awards
India

Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza, 22 others from film fraternity return National Awards

Twenty-four more names from the film fraternity including noted filmmakers Kundan Shah, Saeed Mirza and writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday returned their National Awards in support of protesting FTII students and against the growing environment of intolerance in the country.

People dying to get National Award, seeking my help: Hema Malini questions Award Wapsi
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People dying to get National Award, seeking my help: Hema Malini questions Award Wapsi

Actress-politician Hema Malini is not in favour of filmmakers returning their National Awards in protest against instances of growing intolerance in the country.