BJP’s decision to choose Ajay Singh Bisht alias Yogi Adityanath, the most aggressive campaigner of Hindutva and leader of the eastern UP-based vigilante organisation Hindu Yuva Vahini, has silenced many commentators who considered the Gorakhpur MP as only a ‘fringe’ element in the party. His appointment is being seen as the biggest push the saffron party has given to its age-old agenda of a Hindu Rashtra(Nation).
By THE EDITORIAL BOARDMARCH 23, 2017.
Since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has played a cagey game, appeasing his party’s hard-line Hindu base while promoting secular goals of development and economic growth. Despite worrying signs that he was willing to humor Hindu extremists, Mr. Modi refrained from overtly approving violence against the nation’s Muslim minority.
On March 27 in the middle of the Christian observance of Holy Week, a band of Religious fanatics burst into the home of Indian Christians, beating all family members and maiming the mother. The family had just sat down to dinner in their home in Uttar Pradesh, India, when the attack began.Every member of the family suffered brutal injuries. Mrs. Survati, the mother, was severely maimed. Attackers severed her hand, cutting it into two pieces. Their 22-year-old daughter, Archana, was badly beaten and her hand fractured. The father, Ramnath, and daughter Antika were also beaten, and Arvind, their 20-year-old son, suffered injuries that rendered him unconscious.