Ranjit Savarkar, the grandson of Veer Savarkar said, among other things, that his grandfather sought general amnesty for all political prisoners.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks come amid comments by many BJP leaders accusing the Shiv Sena of ‘giving up’ on Hindutva
The division of British India on the basis of religious majorities was the principal factor that reinforced and legitimized the ideology of Hindu nationalism.
Naidu described Savarkar as a multi-dimensional personality - a freedom fighter, social reformer, writer and a political thinker.
The 400 metre long flyover, which according to sources have been constructed at a cost of Rs 34 core, is scheduled to be inaugurated by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday, which happens to be Veer Savarkar's birthday.
The board, reading V.D. Savarkar Marg, is erected adjacent to a signboard showing way to Subansir hostel in the campus.
'We have always been demanding respect for Veer Savarkar. Those who oppose Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar be put for two days in Andaman's cellular jail,' Sanjay Raut said.
The booklet claims Savarkar received pensions from the British after he was released from Andaman's Cellular Jail.
'Veer Savarkar was a great man,' said Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
The book claims that Savarkar had apologised in writing to the British so that he was released from jail.
Targeting Gandhi, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, 'Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, not Savarkar.'
Addressing the Congress' mega "Bharat Bachao Rally" in Delhi earlier in the day, Rahul said that his name is Rahul Gandhi, not "Rahul Savarkar" and that he will never apologise for speaking the truth.
'I will never apologise for speaking the truth.'
I have always believed that one kind of communalism invariably feeds into the other, forming a symbiotic ecosystem of destructiveness.
Expressing grave concern over the crisis involving the PMC Bank scam, Tewari said public money is no more safe in Indian banks and the scam has been totally damaging that has left thousands of depositors in a state of shock.
Union home minister Amit Shah's remarks came two days after the Maharashtra BJP unit said in its election manifesto that the party will ask the Centre to confer Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on V D Savarkar.
Congress said BJP should demand Bharat Ratna for Nathuram Godse instead of Veer Savarkar.
The BJP has proposed the name of Veer Savarkar for Bharat Ratna in its manifesto for the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections.
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
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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.