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LS poll results prove BJP original mascot of political Hindutva; Rahul's wishy-washy attempts won't work
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LS poll results prove BJP original mascot of political Hindutva; Rahul's wishy-washy attempts won't work

Congress' complete whitewash in Rajasthan and Gujarat — besides Madhya Pradesh where the party has been reduced to a single seat — undercuts the carefully crafted narrative of the electorate's acceptance of Rahul as a Hindu leader and raises doubts over the sagacity of the party apparatchiks to take on Modi-Shah in their own turf

Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region
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Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region

Two Muslim community sources in Kattankudy told Reuters his hardline views were partly shaped by ultra-conservative Salafi-Wahhabi texts that he picked up at the Centre for Islamic Guidance’s library around 2 to 3 years ago.

BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers
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BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers

After using the Sabarimala temple issue for a Hindu consolidation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have grabbed the topic of Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday to make inroads into the Christian community in the southern state of Kerala

Final NRC draft released today: Citizenship test in Assam rattles Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre; 'govt is trying to finish us off'
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Final NRC draft released today: Citizenship test in Assam rattles Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre; 'govt is trying to finish us off'

National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam has put the Muslim survivors of 1983 Nellie massacre on edge.

Kairana alliance: A month after BJP's bypoll drubbing, Narendra Modi still a force in Hindutva lab
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Kairana alliance: A month after BJP's bypoll drubbing, Narendra Modi still a force in Hindutva lab

Though the opposition is united against BJP, the electorate seems divided. Just because it was defeated in Kairana bypolls, there is no reason for BJP to feel downcast.

Facing backlash, Karnataka government modifies circular directing withdrawal of cases against minority community
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Facing backlash, Karnataka government modifies circular directing withdrawal of cases against minority community

Amid growing criticism, the Karnataka government has decided to amend its earlier circular and replace the words "innocent minorities" with "all innocent".

25 years since Babri Masjid demolition: Religion cannot be the agenda of a govt, says Mamata Banerjee
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25 years since Babri Masjid demolition: Religion cannot be the agenda of a govt, says Mamata Banerjee

Targeting the BJP on the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing and religion cannot be an election issue or the agenda of a government.

Mangaluru's present identity as hotbed of communal tension sharply contrasts with its peaceful past
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Mangaluru's present identity as hotbed of communal tension sharply contrasts with its peaceful past

After 2000, polarisation along religious lines became more pronounced in Mangaluru and coastal Karnataka. The battle lines based on religion were drawn.

Uddhav Thackeray's remark on non-Marathi Hindus shows Shiv Sena's desperation to remain relevant
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Uddhav Thackeray's remark on non-Marathi Hindus shows Shiv Sena's desperation to remain relevant

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's remark against non-Marathi Hindus shows that the catchment area for politics of hatred is shrinking in size, demanding an even more narrow and parochial approach to remain relevant

Supreme Court terming seeking votes based on religion illegal, a positive development: CPI
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Supreme Court terming seeking votes based on religion illegal, a positive development: CPI

The CPI on Monday welcomed Supreme Court holding that appeal for vote on ground of religion amounts to "corrupt practice", but said the issue of caste and language needs to be addressed "carefully".

Did BJP rely too much on Modi? Five key things party could've done differently in Bihar
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Did BJP rely too much on Modi? Five key things party could've done differently in Bihar

Bihar defied the high-octane campaigning by Amit Shah-Narendra Modi combine on Sunday and voted the incumbent Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance into power.

Ruckus over beef won't work in Bihar polls: BJP may have shot itself in the foot
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Ruckus over beef won't work in Bihar polls: BJP may have shot itself in the foot

Bihar's political history suggests that unlike other north Indian states, a straight-down-the-middle communal polarisation has never succeeded in smudging the horizontal divisions on caste lines.

BJP working on 'agenda and time table' set by RSS, alleges CPI(M)
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BJP working on 'agenda and time table' set by RSS, alleges CPI(M)

CPI(M) on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of working on an "agenda and time table" set by the RSS and said that fight has to be taken against the NDA government and the Hindutva outfit which follows "pernicious ideology" and engages in "communal politics".

Communalising Bihar polls: Talk of Muslim 'consolidation' is polarising
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Communalising Bihar polls: Talk of Muslim 'consolidation' is polarising

Come an election in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh and media analysts begin to tirelessly and tritely measure the degree of consolidation of Muslim voters behind one or the other party.

Bihar and UP assembly polls could see the rise of a new Muslim politics
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Bihar and UP assembly polls could see the rise of a new Muslim politics

The elections to the Bihar assembly this year and Uttar Pradesh 18 months later will have major implications for Muslim communal politics in post-independence India.

Modi's 'zero tolerance' remark not aimed at Hindutva proponents: Shiv Sena
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Modi's 'zero tolerance' remark not aimed at Hindutva proponents: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plain-talk on zero tolerance against religious discrimination was not aimed at "pro Hindutva" forces and suggested that he might have on his mind those "bigots" who convert Hindus to their respective faiths by "deception".

Don't believe in politics seeking to divide on communal lines: Modi tells Muslim leaders
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Don't believe in politics seeking to divide on communal lines: Modi tells Muslim leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he does not believe in politics which seeks to divide people on communal lines and will never speak communal language as he met a delegation of Muslim leaders.

One Rahul is enough to counter communal politics: Congress hits back at Sena jibe
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One Rahul is enough to counter communal politics: Congress hits back at Sena jibe

After refusing to share BJP's euphoria on the first year of the NDA Government, ally Shiv Sena on Monday lavished praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying "hundred Rahul Gandhis cannot match Modi."

We don't practice communal politics: Govt tells oppn in Lok Sabha amid heated debate
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We don't practice communal politics: Govt tells oppn in Lok Sabha amid heated debate

Heated exchanges were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday between Opposition and Treasury benches over the "rising number" of communal incidents, as Congress and TMC members accused the BJP of creating an atmosphere of "religious intolerance" despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to minorities.

Vande Mataram to cow urine test: ‘No Muslims at Garba’ campaign achieves less
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Vande Mataram to cow urine test: ‘No Muslims at Garba’ campaign achieves less

Coming at the start of Navratri, the communal clashes were initially seen as Muslims reacting to the VHP’s ban. Others see it as an attempt to embarrass Modi.