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VHP to launch campaign against conversion of Hindus in West Bengal
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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

Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra writes open letter to Vishva Hindu Parishad after his Gurugram shows called-off
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Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra writes open letter to Vishva Hindu Parishad after his Gurugram shows called-off

The comedian, who has criticised the BJP-led NDA government over a number of issues in the past, proclaimed himself as “a bigger Hindu” than the VHP as he doesn’t earn his living by fear mongering and issuing threats.

Bajrang Dal to release helpline numbers for those 'threatened' over social media posts
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Bajrang Dal to release helpline numbers for those 'threatened' over social media posts

In a video message, VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain claimed efforts are being made to create an atmosphere of terror in the country since the brutal killing of Umesh Kolhe in Maharashtra's Amravati and Kanhaiya Lal at Uadipur in Rajasthan

Prophet Muhammad row: VHP calls for mass recitation of Hanuman Chalisa in Delhi temples to protest 10 June violence
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Prophet Muhammad row: VHP calls for mass recitation of Hanuman Chalisa in Delhi temples to protest 10 June violence

In a statement, Vishva Hindu Parishad alleged violent demonstrations were held and stones pelted at temples and houses after prayers in mosques on 10 June as part of a well-planned conspiracy to defame India globally

UP: FIR against school principal for asking students to wear kurta, cap, make 20-second 'Happy Eid' video for extra marks
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UP: FIR against school principal for asking students to wear kurta, cap, make 20-second 'Happy Eid' video for extra marks

In his complaint, VHP leader Lal Mani Tiwari called the principal of Jhunsi school, a 'communal-minded Muslim woman' and alleged that she made a deliberate attempt to hurt religious sentiments of Hindus

VHP chief Alok Kumar equates Black Lives Matter protests in US with Ram Janmabhoomi movement
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VHP chief Alok Kumar equates Black Lives Matter protests in US with Ram Janmabhoomi movement

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
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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 Urdu 'prayer' that got UP headmaster suspended is a poem by Iqbal; read full text
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The Urdu 'prayer' that got UP headmaster suspended is a poem by Iqbal; read full text

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
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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
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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
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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'
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'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.

Sharad Yadav body-shames Vasundhara Raje, says CM 'has gained too much weight' at poll rally in Alwar, later calls it joke
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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
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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.

Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge claims Udhhav Thackeray's Ayodhya visit an attempt to 'polarise votes'
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Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge claims Udhhav Thackeray's Ayodhya visit an attempt to 'polarise votes'

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 news LIVE Updates: Uddhav Thackeray likens BJP to Kumbhakarna, demands ordinance for temple
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Ayodhya news LIVE Updates: Uddhav Thackeray likens BJP to Kumbhakarna, demands ordinance for 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
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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
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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
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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.