(By Praful Bidwai) Has India’s mainstream media decided to pay mere lip service to secularism and liberalism while ignoring daily attacks on them by the extremist Sangh Parivar in which the Bharatiya Janata Party is embedded? Going by the media’s silence on several recent developments, that seems to be the case.
No newspaper noticed the . . . → Read More: The minorities of India
Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have said they will not allow Hindu nationalist groups to hold a religious conversion ceremony on Christmas Day.
Mohit Agarwal, senior police official in Aligarh town where the ceremony is planned, said “strict action” would be taken against the organisers.
Conversions are legal if they do not . . . → Read More: Forced conversions to Hinduism in India – banned on Christmas?
Remembering Bacha Khan
Leafing through the pages of history searching for heroes who envisaged a better world, we often come across great names such as, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, whose dignity and poise left a deep impression on the lives of their people. One such person, lost to the world, is . . . → Read More: The Gandhi of the Frontier- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Said Kumaraswamy expressing his anguish, as his efforts to bring “corrupt practices” of the Yeddyurappa-led BJP government did not yield expected results
JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy, who has been levelling corruption charges against Yeddyurappa, said it was impossible to practice politics without corruption. “The two (politics and corruption) have become two sides of . . . → Read More: ‘Impossible to practice politics without corruption’