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Veer Savarkar

Honour Kanshi Ram With Bharat Ratna, Not Savarkar: BSP Lashes Out At BJP

Oct 16, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP manifesto, released on Tuesday, had a page on Bharat Ratna awards in which the party proposed the names of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai Phule and Veer Savarkar for the country's highest civilian award.

Savarkar's Sanskar Basis Of Nation Building, Says PM Modi In Maharashtra

Oct 16, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rued that Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar was denied the Bharat Ratna.

Assembly Elections 2019: BJP Releases Maharashtra Manifesto, Proposes Bharat Ratna For Veer Savarkar

In its election manifesto, released by BJP working president J P Nadda, the state unit also sought the honour for social reformers Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.

ABVP-led DUSU Removes Statues Of Savarkar, Others From Campus

Aug 24, 2019 PTI

The busts of the trio were installed on August 20 by outgoing DUSU president Shakti Singh without taking permission from the varsity authorities. They were removed on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Publicly Thrash Those Insulting Veer Savarkar, Says Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray said public thrashing of those insulting Savarkar, a revered figure in Maharashtra, will make them understand the value of freedom.

22 August, 2019

NSUI Blackens Savarkar Statue Installed By ABVP-led DUSU At Delhi University


The RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad-led Delhi University Students' Union had installed the busts on Tuesday outside the Arts faculty.

20 August, 2019

Ahead Of DU's Student Union Polls, ABVP Amid Criticism Installs Savarkar's Statue Outside Campus


The move has been criticised by the Congress-affiliated NSUI and Left-backed AISA which said Savarkar cannot be kept on the same pedestal as Subhash Chandra Bose and Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

29 May, 2019

Children Given Knives To Commemorate Veer Savarkar’s Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM)’s National Secretary, Puja Shakun Pandey said that this was a step to motivate Hindus and empower them, especially the younger generation, with knives to protect themselves.

28 May, 2019

PM Modi, BJP Leaders Remember Veer Savarkar On Birth Anniversary

Outlook Web Bureau

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, was an independence activist, politician, lawyer, writer, and the formulator of the Hindutva philosophy.

27 May, 2018

PM Hails Veer Sarvakar, Remembers Nehru In Mann Ki Baat Address

Outlook Web Bureau

Savarkar is credited with coining the term Hindutva to create a collective "Hindu" identity as an essence of India.

09 June, 2017

New Rajasthan Textbooks Make Way For RSS Ideologue Savarkar, Remove Nehru And Give Passing Mention to Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Many see BJP's revision of history as a way of saffronising education and glamorizing one side of the history while eliminating the other.

29 May, 2017

69 Years After Godse Killed Gandhi, Abhinav Bharat Trustee Files PIL In SC For New Enquiry

Outlook Web Bureau

An uncovering of such a ‘truth’ would conveniently absolve Vinayak Damodar Savarkar of his part in the death of the man later called the ‘father of the nation’.

17 July, 2013
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What's Wrong With That?

Vanya Bhargava

"I'm nationalist, I'm patriotic. Nothing is wrong. I'm a born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So I'm a Hindu nationalist. So yes, you can say I'm a Hindu Nationalist because I'm a born Hindu" Thus spake Mr Modi...

20 December, 2011

A Tale Of Two Memorials

Smruti Koppikar

Competitive identity politics demanding monuments and statues for icons by forcibly "occupying" government land gets a lashing for Maharashtra government from the Bombay High Court. But is anyone listening?

22 January, 2009

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

The plight of Sri Lankan Tamils, caught between a rock and a hard place, has spawned a rash of fake sympathy among politicians in TN. The latest was VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan who went on a "fast unto death" but happily accepted fruit juice from

03 November, 2008

'Godse's Way Of Thinking Is Alive And Influential'

U.R. Ananthamurthy

'Let us not forget that Gandhiji was killed because he was perceived to be a friend of the Muslims, and an enemy of the Hindus while he strived against the violent actions of both Hindus and Muslims, and fasted to make his own disciples in power to g

17 March, 2006

Muddy Waters

Bill Aitken

Any visitor to Delhi from a fresh air situation knows 40 kilometres away that he is nearing the metropolis by the sweetly sick smell of sewage that clings to the air.

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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