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Violence in the Name of Cow Protection in India

Violence in the Name of Cow Protection in India

With the assumption of power by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, Hindutva-linked cow protection groups have resurged back in the spotlight by either killing or beating cattle traders, beef-eaters and daily farmers, mostly Muslims and Dalits. The majority of India’s Hindus consider cows as sacred. The cow is […]

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Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

Dented Legacy of India’s Minority Rights

India professes its distinct cultural plurality in terms of “unity in diversity” while being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. It has time and again used the precursor of secularism to celebrate this diversity. The multiculturalism in Indian society is reflected by its variety of cultural, linguistic and religious […]

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Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

Anti-Romeo Squads: Saffronization of Culture

The election of Hindu extremist Yogi Adityanath in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has raised concerns over the rise of Hindu Fundamentalism in India. These concerns have been vindicated through the reign of terror and violence unleashed by Hindutva groups across the country. While the main manifestation of this […]

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Militant Hindutva and Pakistan

Militant Hindutva and Pakistan

On Friday, Swami Aseemanand a main accused in the Samjhauta Express bombings was granted bail despite the fact that he had confessed to the terror attack.The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently decided to drop all terror related charges against the 2008 Malegaon blast accused, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur. The NIA […]

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Shiv Sena vs The BJP: Politics or Metamorphosis?

Shiv Sena vs The BJP: Politics or Metamorphosis?

Recent times have seen an exacerbation of the two Indian political parties in partnership, the Shiv Sena and the ruling BJP. The recent round of fighting between the two was initiated after members of the Shiv Sena stormed the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to prevent a […]

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