BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot
The Rajasthan chief minister's remarks followed announcements by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they are considering to enact a law against inter-faith marriages
The Centre needs to intervene at the policy level not to censor, but to make these platforms adopt transparency. The Narendra Modi government has long shied from acting on this.
Bubonic plagues, Spanish Flu and now coronavirus outbreak, humans have always found it easy to blame others for pandemics
Mankind has always found it easy to blame someone or something for an epidemic like coronavirus, sometimes the scapegoat is an animal, a king, a community, a country, a race, or followers of a religion
Delhi Assembly polls: EC issues notice to BJP leader Anurag Thakur for ‘desh ke gaddaron ko’ remark, demands reply before 30 Jan
The Election Commission (EC) issued a show-cause notice to Union minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday for his "desh ke gaddaron ko" slogan at a poll meeting, saying prima facie the remarks had the "potential of disturbing communal harmony" and the BJP MP had violated the election code and electoral law.
Ajaz Khan's police custody extended to 14 days after actor allegedly uploaded 'communal' Tik Tok videos
The police had received a complaint against Ajaz Khan along with few videos which have gone viral on social media, said a press release
Ajaz Khan has earlier been arrested in 2018 when the Anti-Narcotics Cell put him behind bars after procuring drugs from his hotel room
Field report from 13 sites of hate crime in Uttar Pradesh: Lingering fear, distrust, justice delayed and denied
With 92 attacks, 2018 recorded the most hate crime in India in a decade, according to Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018.
Kathua rape case victim's lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat told Firstpost that the Jammu and Bar Association wants a CBI probe in the case only to stay in the limelight while also accusing them of reproaching her to leave the case
Trinamool's descent into Hindutva politics on Ram Navami is unprincipled and strategically dangerous for Bengal
Trinamool leaders announced that they would support (read, also organise) Ram Navami processions, which would, however, be peaceful and unarmed, and accompanied by cultural programmes
BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says Tripura Muslims did not migrate to East Pakistan as they are a 'patriotic force'
Senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said Muslims in Tripura are patriots who did not go to Pakistan after Independence though the state shares a long border with Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan
Indicating that the 2018 assembly polls could "most likely" be his last election, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that he is contesting to stop the BJP from coming back to power
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has always risen high in the company of BJP and not the other way round
Monsoon Session of Parliament: Offences of religious, racial enmity rose by 41% in last 3 yrs, says Centre
The number of offences promoting enmity on communal and racial lines has gone up by 41 percent in the country in the last three years, the government told the Lok Sabha
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday said linking lynchings to beef and giving them a communal colour is not always right, amid allegations that these crimes were abetted by Hindutva groups to target Muslims.
Killing of Hafiz Junaid: Putting onus on Modi govt for rise in lynching incidents turns serious issue into political slugfest
To relate the incidents lynching that have taken place in India since May 2014 with the onset of the Narendra Modi govt is to dilute the seriousness of the issue in a political slugfest
101 Heartland: The Muslim gatekeepers of Kolkata's Jewish synagogues who have been doing this work for generations
Muslim caretakers have maintained the three main Jewish synagogues of Kolkata for generations, displaying a shining testament to communal harmony in times of discord.
There is little doubt that the political fallout of the Babri Masjid demolition judgment will influence the outcome of the next general election
A day after Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed Indian National Congress for the loss in Uttar Pradesh polls, the party hit back saying the Samajwadi Party (SP) patron's words and actions do not match and that he had always drifted away when attempts to form a joint front against "communal" forces were made.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should apologise and withdraw its report on Kairana that is based on communally charged assumptions, activists have said.
In a trend that is getting more worrisome by the day in Bihar, a case of road accident assumed communal colour in the state’s Vaishali district on Wednesday and claimed four lives, including that of a police inspector.