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).
Ramesh Babu , Hindustan Times February 09, 2014
In the stagnant bipolar politics of Kerala the saffron party has always been an untouchable. Its attempt to open an account has failed in every election.
This time, the BJP has received some balm from an unexpected quarter. The clerics of the Jacobite Syrian and the Malankara Orthodox churches have lauded Narendra Modi openly. Sniffing some acceptance, the party has since rushed its emissaries to their head quarters. Though both are smaller denominations, these sects are dominated by professionals and business men.
NEW DELHI: BJP chief Rajnath Singh has stirred up a huge controversy with his comment that English has caused a great loss to India by eroding its cultural values and stymieing the growth of Sanskrit in the country. The comment was greeted with derision by intellectuals and political leaders on Friday.
A television report showed Singh as saying: "We have started forgetting our religion and culture these days. There are only 14,000 people left in this country speaking in Sanskrit. Knowledge acquired out of English is not harmful but the Anglicization penetrated into the youth is dangerous.
The candidature of former Supreme Court judge Cyriac Joseph for the post of Member, National Human Rights Commission, was questioned by BJP's over his "integrity and competence".The post is reserved for a former SC judge and is vacant since Justice G P Mathur completed his term in January.