Shiv Sena

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Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Was there a script for Modi for PM and Kejriwal for CM?

There seems to be a fringe theory floating around about a larger international conspiracy (CIA etc) influencing Indian politics using the Ford Foundation (among other things). The Great Game India blog (linking to blog because too many interlinked posts to link individually) has been with this train of thought for a few years now. That the RSS […]

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AIMIM rally in Pune demanding 5 per cent reservations
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) rally in Pune

Hyderabad based AIMIM led by MP and leader Assaduddin Owaisi after the recent success in Maharashtra elections had announced a rally in Pune Maharashtra to demand implementation of 5% Reservations from the Maharashtra Government which had been struck down by the courts. The rally was already marred by controversy when Pune police denied Mr. Assaduddin […]

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BJP Maharashtra leader Devendra Fadnavis
Politics & Political Commentary

BJP’s planned betrayal of Vidarbha

Vidarbha is the latest to fall to BJP’s “con for vote” schemes. BJP Maharashtra has been campaigning with a promise of a separate state for Vidarbha if it comes to power. Given a decimated Congress and Shiv Sena and NCP both adamantly opposed to any division of Maharashtra, there were no points for guessing who […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Hindutva
Media
National
Radicalization

Counter lies with Truth

This old piece remains among the best on the organized right wing takeover of Indian media. *** What have been the inroads made by the RSS into the media over the years? It is not just the RSS, but the entire Sangh Parivar. That includes frontal organizations like the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and also the […]

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Right wing activists try to raise saffron flag on Jama Masjid
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Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Violence vandalism riots arson murder … and some questions

India stands at a crossroads. Much depends on how citizens assert themselves. The rise of the right wing in India, apart from bringing about the much hyped Modi sarkar has also emboldened aggressive entities aiming to establish religious dominance with scant regard for law, religion or history. The success of BJP in the elections has […]

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