Kumar's remarks have come ahead of bhoomi pujan for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on 5 August, which is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Recent controversies over Sanskrit, Urdu in educational institutions point to growing communalisation of languages
The communalisation of a language like Urdu or Sanskrit has very real consequences for both the language itself, but more importantly, for the people who use it on a regular basis. As a process, it attempts to draw clear lines delineating who can and can’t use a certain language, rewarding transgressions with an open hostility.
The prayer in question is a poem by Allama Iqbal, titled 'Lab Pe Aati Hai Dua', and is reportedly part of the Urdu Syllabus. Iqbal also wrote the song 'Saare Jahaan Se Accha'
Kolkata’s Presidency University students asked to stop screening of 'Ram ke Naam' documentary based on Babri Masjid demolition
A university official, however, said, 'We will have to confirm if the students had the necessary permission to organise the screening'
Uttarakhand government’s decision to allow liquor plant in Devprayag has hurt Hindu sentiments, says RSS-backed Sant Samiti
Criticising the Uttarakhand government for setting up a liquor plant in the holy town of Devprayag, RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti, an umbrella body of Hindu seers said the step has hurt the community's sentiments.
Pulwama terror attack: Right-wing outfits demand criminal case against organiser of DJ Marshmello's show
Right-wing groups said that the Marshmello concert should not take place when the entire country was mourning the Pulwama terror attack.
'Which religion are you following?': Digvijaya Singh seeks apology from BJP leaders for 'dragging Lord Hanuman into caste politics'
The Congress veteran, Digvijaya Singh demanded that organisations like Akhada Parishad, ,VHP and RSS condemn the statements made by the BJP leaders and snap ties with them.
Kedarnath: Right-wing group disrupts screening of Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput film in Uttar Pradesh
Kedarnath has also been banned from certain districts of Uttarakhand.
Sharad Yadav body-shames Vasundhara Raje, says CM 'has gained too much weight' at poll rally in Alwar, later calls it joke
Senior politician Sharad Yadav sparked a controversy after he said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje should take rest as she has gained weight. Later while clarifying his remarks, Yadav said that it was a mere 'joke' and his intentions were not to hurt the Bharatiya Janata Party leader.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari assures VHP on Ram temple construction, promises to bring private member bill in Parliament
Tiwari made the statement after a delegation of over 25 Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders led by Bachan Singh met him at his residence here and gave him a memorandum for the temple construction.
The Shiv Sena chief is in Ayodhya since Saturday afternoon. On the first day of his visit, Udhhav Thackeray asked the central government to announce a date for the construction of the Ram Temple
Ayodhya LIVE updates: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, accompanied by his wife Rashmi and son Aditya, arrived in Ayodhya on Saturday.
Ayodhya turns fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events as Hindu groups warn of '1992 repeat'; Section 144 imposed
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday will reach Ayodhya, where his party has already jumped into the fray to whip up passions on the Ram temple.
From Shimla to Shyamala? Jai Ram Thakur isn't Yogi Adityanath, won't be able to change name overnight
The VHP has built up the argument saying it was asking only for correction as was done in case of Orissa to Odisha, Pondicherry to Puducherry, Bombay to Mumbai, Uttranchal to Uttrakhand, Calcutta to Kolkata and Bangalore to Bengaluru.
Hindu groups tell media outlets to not depute young women journalists to cover Sabarimala as temple gates open again on Monday
Several Hindu outfits in Kerala agitating against the entry of women of menstrual age into the famous Sabarimala Temple have urged media outlets not to depute women journalists to cover the issue as the Lord Ayyappa temple is set to open Monday for a special puja.
Rahul Gandhi calls himself 'Shiv Bhakt' while other Congress leaders challenge sanity of Supreme Court: VHP
VHP International Working President Alok Kumar in a statement said Manmohan Singh's criticism of Supreme Court judgment only showed his frustration due to the rejection of his party in various elections.
Ajmer blast convict Bhavesh Patel arrives in Gujarat after receiving bail, gets hero's welcome in presence of VHP, RSS, BJP members
Bhavesh Patel, one of the convicts in the Ajmer dargah blast case, was granted bail by Rajasthan High Court last week.
Pravin Togadia Monday demanded scrapping of minority status to Muslims in the country besides making two-child norm mandatory
Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal demand apology from CIA for 'militant religious outfits' tag, threaten protests
VHP leader urged the Indian government to take up the matter with the US government in order to pressurise the CIA to "rectify the errors" in the Factbook.
BJP expansion plan jolted in Assam after 13,900 VHP-Bajrang Dal cadres resign over differences with central leadership
Two frontline Hindutva organisations in Assam which had been trying to expand their base have been jolted by the mass resignation of their cadres. As many as 13,900 trained cadres belonging to Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its youth wing Bajrang Dal have put in their papers in a revolt that had been silently brewing for the past year and left a vacuum in these organisations.