Anger in Kerala as Amit Shah Turns Onam into ‘Brahminical
On the eve of Kerala’s most important festival, the BJP president’s greeting has people in the state up in arms
Kannur: Can a birthday greeting spark political controversy? The ‘Vamana Jayanti’ greeting by BJP national president Amit Shah, however, invoked public criticism against him by many in Kerala, including the Chief Minister himself.
A church official in India has demanded action against a parliamentarian who accused Mother Teresa of using her social work as a cover for proselytism."These kind of statements only show the mentality of one person. I would request the Indian government take action against him and prove its sincerity towards minorities," Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas of Ranchi, secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India,informed
He was reacting to a statement by parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath, a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that Mother Teresa was part of a conspiracy to "Christianize India."
Kamini Jaiswal appearing for Karamvir Singh, father of the 16-year-old girl, said the aides of Asaram were threatening witnesses.
PTI| Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 08:09
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up BJP Rajasthan government for failing to take any action on the threats being given to witnesses by aides of self-styled religious figure Asaram Bapu, facing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his Jodhpur ashram.The apex court asked the state government to approach the High Court, seeking cancellation of bail granted to four of his aides - Shiva, Shilpi, Sharad and Prakash, if any fresh attempt of intimidation of witnesses is made by Asaram or on his behalf, along with evidence.
Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans
The Hindu Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans near the residence of the rape
“Hindu mahilaon ka apmaan, nahi sahenge, nahi sahenge, (We will not tolerate the humiliation of Hindu women)”a handful of well-dressed city dwellers who descended on Sarawa village, 60 km east of Delhi, shouted outside the tumbledown house of a 20-year old girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to Islam. Rakhi Tyagi, who led the women, said she was the Uttar Pradesh state general secretary of the Mahila Morcha, the women’s wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).