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332 moral policing incidents in two Karnataka districts since 2010: NGO

There have been 1,288 instances of communal violence including moral policing, cattle vigilantism, and hate speech in the state since 2010, according to Karnataka Communal Harmony.
The Police said it appears to be a case of hate crime.(Representational photo/Getty Images)
The Police said it appears to be a case of hate crime.(Representational photo/Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 08, 2021 09:27 AM IST
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By Arun Dev, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Amit Shah promises action as row over nuns’ harassment in UP intensifies

Shah was speaking at a poll rally in Kochi ahead of the April 6 state elections.
At the rally in Kochi, Shah accused Vijayan of having close links with the prime accused in the gold smuggling case.
At the rally in Kochi, Shah accused Vijayan of having close links with the prime accused in the gold smuggling case.
Published on Mar 25, 2021 03:42 AM IST
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By Ramesh Babu, Kochi

Nuns’ detention in Uttar Pradesh fans Kerala poll furore

The nuns’ congregation belongs to Syro-Malabar Church which is based in Kerala.
The incident occurred at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wooing Christian minorities who form 16 per cent of the votebank to get a foothold in the central Travancore area.(AP/File Photo)
The incident occurred at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is wooing Christian minorities who form 16 per cent of the votebank to get a foothold in the central Travancore area.(AP/File Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 02:11 AM IST
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By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram

Rebuild Chandni Chowk temple: VHP, Bajrang Dal

VHP leaders said the protest will continue till the Adami Party government in Delhi allocates land for reconstruction of the temple near the existing site.
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of members of right-wing organisations, Delhi BJP and locals shouted slogans demanding reconstruction of the temple.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
On Tuesday morning, hundreds of members of right-wing organisations, Delhi BJP and locals shouted slogans demanding reconstruction of the temple.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 04:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Court orders release of 2 brothers held under anti-conversion law

Meanwhile, the mother-in-law alleged that Pinki suffered miscarriage after she was tortured at the government shelter home.
The recently-promulgated Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance nullifies marriages if they are carried out for the sole purpose of religious conversion.(PTI representative image)
The recently-promulgated Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance nullifies marriages if they are carried out for the sole purpose of religious conversion.(PTI representative image)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Moradabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Panel grills Facebook head for inaction on Bajrang Dal

Wall Street Journal reported that an internal assessment by Facebook had described the Bajrang Dal as dangerous, but the company did not act on the report because of financial and safety concerns.
Members of Bajrang Dal in Dhanbad.(Bijay/HT File Photo)
Members of Bajrang Dal in Dhanbad.(Bijay/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 05:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj

Cow shooting shows who Nirmal Singh truly is: BJP MLA Aseem Goel

Controversy comes at a time when Ambala city is gearing up for its municipal corporation polls
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Aseem Goel .(HT File Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Aseem Goel .(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala

JD(U) minister booked for murder, blames political rivals

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint by victim Jai Bahadur Singh’s grandson, Dhirendra Singh, under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 120 B (conspiracy), 302 (murder) against the minister.
The case pertains to the killing of a Bajrang Dal functionary, who was sot dead by assailants on a motorcycle.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The case pertains to the killing of a Bajrang Dal functionary, who was sot dead by assailants on a motorcycle.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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Uttar Pradesh: Panchayat demands capital punishment for killer of Haryana woman

Hundreds of people from 60 villages with a sizeable Rajput population attended the panchayat, seeking adequate compensation for the woman’s family and a fast track court to try the accused
A panchayat of Hindutva organisations in Raghunathpur village of Hapur district.(Sourced)
A panchayat of Hindutva organisations in Raghunathpur village of Hapur district.(Sourced)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Low-key Durga Puja but packed rallies amid Covid-19 irk Bajrang Dal activists, puja organisers

While permission for puja on a large scale has not been granted, the full-blown electioneering wherein social distancing norms are not being followed has some Bajrang Dal activists threatening to boycott the upcoming election
RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav addressing a crowd during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Nalanda on Friday.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav addressing a crowd during an election meeting, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Nalanda on Friday.(ANI)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 04:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

Temple chariot gutted in fire in Andhra’s Antarvedi, protests follow

Raising “Jai Sriram” slogans, these activists jumped over the barricades put up at a distance from the temple by the police to prevent untoward incidents.
On Tuesday, hundreds of activists belonging to various Hindu groups, including Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Haindava Sakthi, Hindu Chaitanya Vedika and Dharmaveer Adhyatmik Vedika, etc, stormed the temple located at the confluence of River Godavari. (Videograb)
On Tuesday, hundreds of activists belonging to various Hindu groups, including Vishva Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Haindava Sakthi, Hindu Chaitanya Vedika and Dharmaveer Adhyatmik Vedika, etc, stormed the temple located at the confluence of River Godavari. (Videograb)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu

Three engineering students from Kashmir held on sedition charges

Police said, according to preliminary information, the students are from Shopian in Kashmir.
3 Kashmiri students had allegedly chanted pro-Pakistan slogans.(HT Archive)
3 Kashmiri students had allegedly chanted pro-Pakistan slogans.(HT Archive)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hubli | By Press Trust of India

Bajrang Dal scuttles inter-faith couple’s wedding reception in Moradabad

The protestors said they would not allow the wedding reception at the venue and also demanded that the couple be ousted from the apartment in which they were living.
Bajrang Dal workers in Moradabad forced a newly-married inter-faith couple in Moradabad to call off their wedding reception.(Representative image/HT Photo)
Bajrang Dal workers in Moradabad forced a newly-married inter-faith couple in Moradabad to call off their wedding reception.(Representative image/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent

Vigilante shot at by suspected cow smugglers in Gurugram’s Sector 10

The incident took place around 3am on Thursday, when the victim and other volunteers allegedly spotted a white Mahindra Bolero pick-up truck, in which cows were being ferried, near a checkpoint in Bhondsi.
Members of vigilante group protest against police outside police station in Gurugram.(HT Photos)
Members of vigilante group protest against police outside police station in Gurugram.(HT Photos)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 04:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Alind Chauhan

Main accused of Bulandshahr violence that claimed a cop’s life released on bail

Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the prime accused in the December 2018 Bulandshahr violence, was released from the district jail of Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday morning, after the Allahabad high court granted him bail.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s widow had raised a question over the accused being released on bail.(PTI Photo)
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s widow had raised a question over the accused being released on bail.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 11:15 PM IST
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MEERUT | By HT Correspondent, Meerut

Bajrang Dal wants Aadhaar mandatory at Dandiya to keep ‘non-Hindus’ out

It asked organisers to make Aadhaar cards mandatory at entry spot “to detect non-Hindus entering venues.” It claimed non-Hindu youths were entering these events and misbehaving with women.
Bajrang Dal i n Hyderabad has asked organizers to make Aadhaar mandatory at entry-points during Garba/Dandiya festivals.(Shankar Mourya/HT photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
Bajrang Dal i n Hyderabad has asked organizers to make Aadhaar mandatory at entry-points during Garba/Dandiya festivals.(Shankar Mourya/HT photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 09:35 AM IST
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Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India

BJP targets former PM Manmohan Singh over economy criticism

Manmohan Singh on Saturday claimed that the BJP and Bajrang Dal took money from the ISI and also alleged that non-Muslims spied for the Pakistani agency more than Muslims.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at Manmohan Singh saying India could not achieve desired growth when he was the Prime Minister as “some used him as a puppet to promote corruption and nepotism”.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at Manmohan Singh saying India could not achieve desired growth when he was the Prime Minister as “some used him as a puppet to promote corruption and nepotism”.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Digvijaya Singh sparks row accusing BJP, Bajrang Dal of taking money from Pak’s ISI

Digvijaya Singh who often baits the BJP, made the statement in Bhind on Saturday at a function to unveil a statue of Maharana Pratap.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stirred a hornet’s nest with a claim that BJP and Bajrang Dal men were taking money from Pakistan’s spy agency ISI after the Madhya Pradesh Police bust a spy ring two years ago.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stirred a hornet’s nest with a claim that BJP and Bajrang Dal men were taking money from Pakistan’s spy agency ISI after the Madhya Pradesh Police bust a spy ring two years ago.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 05:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan

On bail, Bulandshahr violence accused gets garlanded, hugged, photographed

In the video, the supporters of BJP’s youth wing leader Shikhar Agarwal, could be seen hugging and garlanding him and shouting slogans like ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’. He was also photographed after he stepped out of jail.
Bulandshahr violence accused was given a hero’s welcome on his release from jail on Saturday.(ANI Twitter (Screengrab))
Bulandshahr violence accused was given a hero’s welcome on his release from jail on Saturday.(ANI Twitter (Screengrab))
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 10:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju

26-year-old man killed over loud music in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar

Rishiraj Jindal, an activist of the Bajrang Dal, was partying with 15 to 20 of his friends at the resort in the outskirts of Pirawa town and had come out on the road as they burst firecrackers.
Jhalawar’s superintendent of police Ram Murti Joshi said the incident occurred late on Monday.(FILE PHOTO.)
Jhalawar’s superintendent of police Ram Murti Joshi said the incident occurred late on Monday.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 04:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent

Now, Machail Yatra in Kishtwar, Budha Amarnath Yatra in Poonch suspended

Machail Mata Yatra, which started on July 25, was to conclude on September 5. Pilgrims trek a mountainous route of 32km to reach the temple shrine.
After Amarnath Yatra, the 43-day Machail Mata Yatra in Kishtwar district was also suspended on Saturday due to security reasons.(PTI)
After Amarnath Yatra, the 43-day Machail Mata Yatra in Kishtwar district was also suspended on Saturday due to security reasons.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 07:40 PM IST
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Jammu | By HT Correspondent

Trend to politicise such incidents, says minister on Jharkhand lynching

The minister’s comments came after AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that BJP and RSS have increased a sense of hatred against Muslims, saying they created a mindset where the minority community is looked down upon.
A day after a man was allegedly lynched on suspicion of theft near Jamshedpur, Jharkhand minister CP Singh on Monday said that it was wrong to politicise such incidents and the state government will conduct an investigation into the matter.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A day after a man was allegedly lynched on suspicion of theft near Jamshedpur, Jharkhand minister CP Singh on Monday said that it was wrong to politicise such incidents and the state government will conduct an investigation into the matter.(Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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Ranchi | By Asian News International

From beef to beep: Organisers change name of festival in Kolkata after ‘threats’

The daylong event is scheduled on June 23 by The Accidental Note. The organisers named it as ‘Kolkata BeefFestival and now they are calling it the ‘Kolkata Beep* Festival’.
The Accidental Note, an agency that has only organised some music events in the past, has not lodged any police complaint about receiving threat calls.(Representative Image)
The Accidental Note, an agency that has only organised some music events in the past, has not lodged any police complaint about receiving threat calls.(Representative Image)
Published on Jun 05, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sangh push to Karnataka BJP campaign

The “bring Baba Budangiri back to the Hindus” movement gained currency over the following two decades. It turned the hilltop into the Sangh Parivar’s Ayodhya of the South.
Behind Rangaswamy’s fandom, an industry of saffronization has been at work in Karnataka. That story begins on top of a lush green hill three hours, or a 150 kilometres away, in the popular vacation spot of Chikmagaluru.(PTI)
Behind Rangaswamy’s fandom, an industry of saffronization has been at work in Karnataka. That story begins on top of a lush green hill three hours, or a 150 kilometres away, in the popular vacation spot of Chikmagaluru.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 07:47 PM IST
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By Revati Laul and Vikram Gopal

Mob violence memory fresh, Dalits, Muslims unite to make a statement

Bulandshahr Violence:The village — earlier known for people of all castes living in harmony — is now notorious for Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj.
Published on Mar 28, 2019 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bulandshahr | By S Raju, Nayabaans (bulandshahar)

Saffron link in kidnap-murder of twins in Chitrakoot, say police

The mastermind of the crime is the elder brother of a Bajrang Dal convener in Madhya Pradesh, police said, adding that they were investigating whether he was also involved in the crime or not.
Soon after the bodies were recovered, locals staged a protest against the failure of the police to save the twin boys.(HT PHOTO)
Soon after the bodies were recovered, locals staged a protest against the failure of the police to save the twin boys.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent

Naroda Patiya case convictions debatable, says Supreme Court; grants bail to 4

The Gujarat High Court had last year convicted Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi and others, but acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani for want of evidence in the case.
The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts in Naroda Patiya case of 2002 when 97 people were killed during riots in Gujarat.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts in Naroda Patiya case of 2002 when 97 people were killed during riots in Gujarat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Bulandshahr violence accused Yogesh Raj stayed in Haridwar, Delhi for a month to evade arrest

Yogesh Raj was the key accused in the December 3 mob violence at Syana in Bulandshahr, which left a police inspector and a local resident dead.
Bulandshahr: Bajrang Dal activist Yogesh Raj, who was under arrested in connection with the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, in police custody in Bulandshahr(PTI)
Bulandshahr: Bajrang Dal activist Yogesh Raj, who was under arrested in connection with the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, in police custody in Bulandshahr(PTI)
Published on Jan 05, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By HT Correspondent, Meerut

‘Immoral, anti-religious’: Bajrang Dal warns of protesting New Year celebrations in Bengaluru

The outfit alleged that the liquor mafia was targeting Hindu women by offering free entry to pubs, and the drugs mafia was also attempting to take advantage of the celebrations.
Bajrang Dal activists have warned they will protest New Year celebrations in Bengaluru ( File Photo)(PTI)
Bajrang Dal activists have warned they will protest New Year celebrations in Bengaluru ( File Photo)(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 11:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

Bulandshahr: Slain cop’s family alleges political pressure behind arrest delay

The family of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in Bulandshahr violence on December 3, has alleged that there was political pressure in the case due to which the arrest of the three main accused was being delayed.
The family of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in Bulandshahr violence on December 3, has alleged that there was political pressure in the case due to which the arrest of the three main accused was being delayed.(PTI)
The family of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in Bulandshahr violence on December 3, has alleged that there was political pressure in the case due to which the arrest of the three main accused was being delayed.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 09:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra | By Rohit K Singh & Hemendra Chaturvedi
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