The DMK leader alleged that the sweeping reforms were not a new education policy but 'a glossy coat on the old oppressive Manusmriti'
Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical order
It would be inadequate to merely quote Ambedkar's emphasis on inter-caste marriages, while ignoring his other warnings and apprehensions.
RSS' role in 'nation-building' part of Maharashtra varsity syllabus; Congress rebukes move, points at group's chequered history
The history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its role in 'nation-building' have been included in the syllabus of a university based in Nagpur, where the Sangh has headquarters
CPM lashes out at Narendra Modi on Sabarimala issue, says prime minister should read Constitution, not Manusmriti
Reacting to Narendra Modi's criticism over Sabarimala issue, CPM asked the PM to read the Constitution, which he is sworn to uphold, rather than the Manusmriti or RSS oath, while Congress accused BJP of using Sabarimala as a 'political opportunity
Despite concerns, a Hindu rashtra not possible under BJP; a theocratic State will also erode rights of the majority
One could officially deny Christians and Muslims some political rights under a Hindu rashtra, however, because a Hindu rashtra also erodes the power and the rights of the majority of Hindus, one can be assured that this is not something that the BJP, or any other force can do
As India celebrates the anniversary of the great social thinker and reformer Dr B R Ambedkar, here are some glimpses of the major milestones in his journey.
JNU Students' Union has written to the university administration alleging that the recent spate of show-cause notices issued by it indicate ideological bias
A Delhi court on Monday asked the police to file an action taken report on a plea seeking lodging of FIR against JNU students SU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others for allegedly raising anti-Brahmin slogans and burning a copy of an ancient socio-religious text of Manusmriti.
'By burning Manusmriti, we are burning discrimination': ABVP leader explains scripture-burning rationale
On Tuesday evening, three JNU students that included the vice-president of the JNU unit of the ABVP burnt selected excerpts of the Manusmriti to protest against the “oppressive and highly discriminatory content of the text”
ABVP) rebels who left the RSS' student outfit citing differences over its handling of the JNU row, today burnt a copy of the ancient legal text Manusmriti despite the varsity administration denying permission for the same.
The issue of open defecation is not a new point in any analysis of maternal and child health. What is wrong is reducing it all to the religious preferences of Hindus and Muslims.