Swami Agnivesh was 80, he died due to multiple organ failure and was being treated in ILBS (Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences) in Delhi.
BJP and RSS were clearly in favour of women's entry into the Sabarimala temple, but took a u-turn eyeing electoral gains, says Swami Agnivesh.
In a few videos, a group of people can be seen chasing and attacking Agnivesh. A woman can also be seen raising her slipper at him
"Matter is being brushed under the carpet. I have no option but to go to the Supreme Court and request for a SIT."
"He is irrelevant and he knows it, so he planned and staged the attack so that he can gain popularity."
According to initial reports, the BJYM workers raised slogans and black flags against Agnivesh before thrashing him.
A CBI chargesheet against state police and Sundar's book on tribals have put her in the line of fire
We, concerned Indian citizens, support the overturning of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial-era law dating to 1861, which punitively criminalizes romantic love and private, consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex.
Hindutva is pseudo-Hinduism. It can triumph only by hijacking and degrading our religion. The stormtroopers of Hindutva, of course, want to look like Hindus. It is like terrorists wearing army uniforms while attacking an army camp.
No religious community should be granted the right to pit its regressive practices against constitutional mandates. But securing a uniform civil code cannot be a Trojan Horse of cultural homogenisation.
Anyone who has seen trishul-wielding Bajrang Dal or VHP activists in the context of communal outbursts will find it difficult to regard the trishul as a religious symbol.
For us today, only deaths due to cross-border terrorism matter. We are callously apathetic to deaths resulting from State apathy that outnumber by far the victims of terrorism.
It is a great pity that the radical spiritual legacy that Swami Dayanand enunciated as the Arya Samaj movement more than a century ago could not be nurtured into a source of empowerment for the Dalits.
Cults are driven by falsehood; spirituality, by truth. Cults are allergic to debates; true religion, being an unending quest for truth, welcomes it. .
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.