The depiction of the legend of Padmini (immortalised in Padmavati) has triggered the anxiety of Rajputs because it can challenge their self-definition in the eyes of others
Padmavati: Makers say CBFC 'looking the other way'; feel compelled to show film at 'other forums' for clearance
Ajit Andhare, COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures called it an irony that the people who are supposed to watch the movie are 'looking the other way'
As opposition and threats to the upcoming film Padmavati continue, Mumbai Police on 17 November, issued a stern warning to "adventurous" protestors.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s penchant for crossing the fine line between history and historical fiction is well documented.
It is safe to say that caste politics is behind BJP's declaration of Dhumal as chief ministerial candidate.
Two Dalit men of a village near Gandhinagar in Gujarat were allegedly thrashed by members of Rajput community for "sporting a moustache" in two separate incidents, the police said on Sunday.
Union minister Ramdas Athawale Monday favoured giving reservation to economically-backward sections among other communities (OCs) without "touching" the existing quotas for SCs, STs and OBCs
A day after clashes had broken out in Saharanpur, UP home secretary Mani Prasad Mishra said that the situation was tense but under control.
Caste violence in Saharanpur: Yogi Adityanath should tread carefully to prevent flare ups in volatile Uttar Pradesh
The whole issue now stands heavily politicised and there is an evidently vertical division between the Rajputs and Dalits.
Ten days after two infants died of burn injuries in an alleged attack by upper caste Rajputs in Faridabad, a forensic investigation into the incident has raised a question mark over the accusations.
The lynching of a man in Dadri over eating beef earlier this week may have turned into a high decibel game of political point-scoring involving the Samajwadi Party and the BJP, but the police are not yet certain about what exactly led to the brutal killing.
While Sinha has been more combative, assertive and forthcoming, Singh has been more gentlemanly, suave and nuanced. Yet it is Sinha who finds himself expelled for a second time from the party.
The multiple protests and embarrassing rollbacks in the BJP, in the case of Muthalik and Sabir Ali for example, are also about Modi's leadership, not just about his acceptability as a leader but about the results he produces.
The expulsion came on Staurday, the final date for withdrawing nominations.
Today is the last date for withdrawal of nomination in the constituency which will go to to polls on 17 April.
Apart from the feud between his wife and Raje, Jaswant is also playing his caste card, turning the denial of a ticket to him into a humiliation of the community. The Rajputs are already upset -- Vasundhara has given tickets to seven Jats.
A PIL has been filed at the Gujarat High Court by the Kutch Kathiawad Garasiya Association and another by a lawyer called Siddhrajsinh Chudasama demanding a ban on Ram Leela.