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'No man, no entry': Delhi's Jama Masjid bans entry of women unaccompanied by men
India

'No man, no entry': Delhi's Jama Masjid bans entry of women unaccompanied by men

The Jama Masjid administration has prohibited the entry of solitary or group of girls into the mosque wihout the presence of a male companion

Modi is 'swayamsevak' but RSS does not control  those doing independent work: Mohan Bhagwat
India

Modi is 'swayamsevak' but RSS does not control those doing independent work: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said though Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been its volunteer, the Sangh does not control any person or organisation that is doing independent work.

VHP to launch campaign against conversion of Hindus in West Bengal
India

VHP to launch campaign against conversion of Hindus in West Bengal

According to the VHP, the conversion of Hindus to other religions is more in the remote areas of several districts in West Bengal such as Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur and South 24 Parganas

‘Embracing Buddhism is not conversion,’ says VHP, calls AAP’s Surendra Gautam ‘anti-Dalit jihad supporter’
Politics

‘Embracing Buddhism is not conversion,’ says VHP, calls AAP’s Surendra Gautam ‘anti-Dalit jihad supporter’

While the Bharatiya Janata Party took strong exception to the event and called Surendra Gautam, AAP and Arvind Kejriwal ‘anti-Hindu’, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said it did not have a problem with event and people having embraced Buddhism

'If needed, correction will be good for future of Adipurush director-producer': VHP
India

'If needed, correction will be good for future of Adipurush director-producer': VHP

Teaser of 'Adipurush' was released with quite some pomp and show on 2 October in Ayodhya, the land of Lord Ram, but kicked up a storm of sorts across India

From locking horns with VHP to heckling Arnab Goswami, comedian Kunal Kamra's 'not-so-funny' moments
India

From locking horns with VHP to heckling Arnab Goswami, comedian Kunal Kamra's 'not-so-funny' moments

Kunal Kamra hit the headlines again with his open letter to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), daring the Hindutva organisation to denounce Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. Here are other instances when the stand-up comic landed in trouble in the past few years

Assam activist dresses up as Lord Shiva for street play on price rise, detained for 'hurting religious sentiments'
India

Assam activist dresses up as Lord Shiva for street play on price rise, detained for 'hurting religious sentiments'

Activist Birinchi Bora drove into the venue of the street play dramatically in a motorcycle with another actor dressed as Goddess Parvati for their play on Saturday which had several Hindutva outfits up in arms demanding their arrest

Communal tension in Rajasthan town after VHP leader attacked; internet suspended
India

Communal tension in Rajasthan town after VHP leader attacked; internet suspended

Satveer Saharan was attacked Wednesday evening when he, along with others, objected to a group of people sitting on a vacant plot adjacent to a temple and creating nuisance

Cops trying to frame 'innocent Hindus' in Jahangirpuri case, misleading court: VHP demands probe
India

Cops trying to frame 'innocent Hindus' in Jahangirpuri case, misleading court: VHP demands probe

The VHP leader alleged that the violence broke out at Jahangirpuri during the Hanuman Jayanti procession on 16 April due to the "inaction of the police"

Rajasthan government avoiding accountability after demolishing Rajgarh Hindu temples, says VHP
India

Rajasthan government avoiding accountability after demolishing Rajgarh Hindu temples, says VHP

Rajasthan government has suspended two senior officials of the Rajgarh municipality in Alwar following a backlash over the demolition of two temples as part of an anti-encroachment drive

Jahangirpuri violence a ‘criminal conspiracy’: Delhi Police to MHA in preliminary report
India

Jahangirpuri violence a ‘criminal conspiracy’: Delhi Police to MHA in preliminary report

The Delhi Police have also submitted their own response to the crisis and have delved into the possible modus operandi involved in the attacks and rioting, including how stones and brickbats were collected along with other weapons

EXCLUSIVE Jahangirpuri Riots: VHP sought Delhi Police permission for Hanuman Jayanti procession
India

EXCLUSIVE Jahangirpuri Riots: VHP sought Delhi Police permission for Hanuman Jayanti procession

VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain told Firstpost that the Delhi Police has arrested innocent Hindus whose property was attacked and who only resorted to self-defence

Rajasthan: Curfew in violence-hit Karauli extended till 10 April, three-hour relaxation today
India

Rajasthan: Curfew in violence-hit Karauli extended till 10 April, three-hour relaxation today

The curfew was imposed after incidents of arson and vandalism on Saturday (2 April) in the wake of stone-pelting at a bike rally on Nav Samvatsar (Hindu New Year)

VHP condemns attack on ISKCON Radhakanta temple in Bangladesh
World

VHP condemns attack on ISKCON Radhakanta temple in Bangladesh

The incident, which took place on Friday, comes a few months following a series of attacks on minority religious places in Bangladesh that took place last October

Right-wing activists vandalise Christian school in Madhya Pradesh, allege students were being converted
India

Right-wing activists vandalise Christian school in Madhya Pradesh, allege students were being converted

Police have registered a case of rioting against unidentified persons after the incident took place in the premises of Saint Joseph School in Ganjbasoda

Javed Akhtar 'completely wrong' in comparing RSS with Taliban, says Shiv Sena
India

Javed Akhtar 'completely wrong' in comparing RSS with Taliban, says Shiv Sena

"How can you say those who favour the concept of a Hindu Rashtra are of Talibani mindset? We don't agree with this," an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

Population control: Why measures are taken, when monitoring began and why it is important
India

Population control: Why measures are taken, when monitoring began and why it is important

Population dynamics can pose both challenges and opportunities to development efforts depending on the ratio of availability of resources

VHP, Bajrang Dal workers detained for protesting against temple demolition in Delhi's Chandni Chowk
India

VHP, Bajrang Dal workers detained for protesting against temple demolition in Delhi's Chandni Chowk

The temple was demolished on Sunday by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in accordance with court orders as part of the ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

Babri Masjid demolition anniversary: No 'shaurya diwas' or ‘black day’ as Ayodhya moves on
India

Babri Masjid demolition anniversary: No 'shaurya diwas' or ‘black day’ as Ayodhya moves on

Until 2018, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) used to observe the day as ''shaurya diwas'' (day of bravery), while the Muslims in the town marked it as ''black day''

FIR registered after fraudulent transaction of Rs 6 lakh detected in Ram Temple Trust's bank account
India

FIR registered after fraudulent transaction of Rs 6 lakh detected in Ram Temple Trust's bank account

The issue came to light after a senior SBI official in Lucknow called the trust secretary Champat Rai to confirm if the trust had issued another cheque for transfer of Rs 9.86 lakh.