US religious freedom report: Behind the rank hypocrisy lies evangelical zeal and a misplaced sense of moral superiority
The premise of the US state department's report on India is based on an assumption that banning religious conversion violates religious freedom.
Report on religious freedom exposes bias of some in US against Modi govt, writes BJP's foreign affairs in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale
According to Vijay Chauthaiwale, US state department's special adviser on minority affairs Knox Thames' visit to India was aimed at defaming the BJP, the Modi government and the Hindu society at large.
US has 'no locus standi' to comment on religious freedom in India: MEA on report alleging attacks by Hindu groups on minorities
India's reaction was to an annual International Religious Freedom Report by the US, which alleged that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities continued in India in 2018.
Travels through the Hindi belt: Ex-corporator in Kanpur cultivates following by helping the unemployed take on the system
According to the CMIE, Uttar Pradesh’s unemployment rate is 8.1 percent as against the national average of 6.7 percent. In Kanpur, the numbers reflect starkly.
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA demands transfer of Khandwa collector who invoked NSA for cow slaughter, calls move 'unjustified'
A Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA has demanded an SIT and the transfer of the Khandwa district collector for invoking the NSA on three accused of cow slaughter.
Cabinet approves another cow-related scheme: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is Modi govt's latest initiative to protect the bovine
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal seeking the establishment of 'Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog' for cow protection and effective implementation of welfare schemes.
Uttar Pradesh allots Rs 447 crore in budget for cow shelters as Yogi Adityanath govt presents Rs 4.79-lakh crore plan
Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh government presented a Rs 4.79 lakh crore budget for the 2019-2020 financial year at the state Assembly on Thursday, out of which more than Rs 447 crore was allocated for the welfare of cows.
Congress betrays political heritage by invoking NSA for cow slaughter, risks compromising opposition to BJP
The politics of majoritarian mobilisation is central to the BJP’s political philosophy, the Congress, on the other hand, has historically been a broad church. It will never be able to compete on this terrain with conviction
BJP has ensured cow protection becomes universal brand of politics; Congress-led govt invoking NSA in MP a typical example
The cow has turned into a potent political totem, much like the seasonal iftar photo-ops, ever since BJP graduated from Ram mandir politics to gau mata politics.
Narendra Modi's popularity declines as number of stray cattle rises: Rural UP says will think twice before voting for BJP
While stray cattle ambling around towns and villages have always been a feature of life in rural India, farmers say their number has increased sharply in recent years to the extent that they have become a menace, and blame the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP-led government
'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital
Naushad Muhammed, a dairy worker, was thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter, but his employer said he was transporting buffaloes for trade.
'What have politicians who speak of cow protection really done for the bovines,' says industrialist Rahul Bajaj
In a jibe at the ruling dispensation, veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj on Tuesday alleged that none of the politicians who support cow protection and mob lynching in the name of it have done anything worthy for the animal. He also said everyone should ask these politicians what their fathers or forefathers had done to protect cows.
Shift stray cattle to cow shelters by 10 January: Yogi Adityanath's diktat to Uttar Pradesh's district magistrates
Yogi Adityanath told the DMs to ensure that farmers and others do not face any problems due to stray cattle. The district magistrates should impose fines on those who come to the shelters to claim their cows after abandoning them.
Uttar Pradesh to set up cow sheds for stray cattle; state to impose 'gau kalyan' cess on profitable corporations
In every district of Uttar Pradesh, both urban and rural areas, a cow shed with a minimum capacity of 1,000 animals will be built, and for this, a total of 2 percent "cow welfare cess" will be imposed on excise, mandi parishad, profitable corporations and others, he said.
2018 saw most religion-based hate crimes, deaths in decade: Adityanath's UP saw most such clashes, followed by Bihar
With 93 attacks as of 26 December, the year 2018 saw the most hate crimes motivated by religious bias in India in a decade. In 2018, 30 people were killed – the highest number since 2009 – and at least 305 were injured in such attacks.
Prakash Javadekar dismisses Naseeruddin Shah's comment on Bulandshahr violence, says it reflects 'insecure mentality'
Naseeruddin Shah's comments on Bulandshahr incident surfaced in a video on social media. He said, "I feel anxious for my children because tomorrow if a mob surrounds them and asks, 'Are you a Hindu or a Muslim' they will have no answer."
Yogi Adityanath should resign for 'politics of hate and division', say ex-bureaucrats after 3 Dec Bulandshahr violence
According to the letter, the violence in Bulandshahr was a deliberate attempt to display majoritarian muscle and send a message to the Muslim communities living in the region
Raees Akhtar, who was the Additional Superintendent of Police, (Rural) Bulandshahr has been transferred to Provincial Armed Constabulary headquarters, Lucknow.
Bulandshahr violence: Yogi Adityanath orders strict action against cow slaughter, says DMs and SPs will be held responsible
Yogi Adityanath has been severely criticised by Opposition leaders over the state of law and order following Monday's violence in which a police inspector, who had initially probed the 2015 lynching of Akhlaq in Dadri, and a young man died.
Bulandshahr violence: Villagers question inclusion of four names, including two minors in FIR on cow slaughter
The FIR was lodged Monday on a complaint by Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj, who is accused in another FIR on mob violence in Bulandshahr.