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'BJP will change Constitution…if voted to power again in 2024': Digvijaya Singh

  • Speaking during Jan Jagran Abhiyan in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh stated that the party has a fight with the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Published on Dec 25, 2021 06:42 PM IST
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Kangana Ranaut visits Cellular Jail in Port Blair, pays tribute to Veer Savarkar

Kangana Ranaut paid a tribute to Veer Savarkar in his cell. 5
Kangana Ranaut paid a tribute to Veer Savarkar in his cell.
Published on Oct 27, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Can’t question Savarkar’s patriotism and bravery: Amit Shah

Amit Shah urges the youngsters to travel to the Cellular Jail in Andamans to see what freedom fighters like VD Savarkar went through
Union home minister Amit Shah pays tribute to VD Savarkar, at the Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Friday. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah pays tribute to VD Savarkar, at the Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar Islands on Friday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 03:31 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Painful that some people are raising questions over Savarkar's life: Amit Shah

Amit Shah's comments come amid a controversy triggered by defence minister Rajnath Singh's comment that Mahatma Gandhi asked Veer Savarkar to file a mercy plea with the British.
Union home minister Amit Shah addressing at the iconic Cellular Jain in Port Blair.
Union home minister Amit Shah addressing at the iconic Cellular Jain in Port Blair.
Published on Oct 15, 2021 06:36 PM IST
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'Thousands forgotten': Veer Savarkar's grandson on 'father of the nation' row

  • A row broke over on Wednesday after defence minister Rajnath Singh said that it was on Mahatma Gandhi's request that Veer Savarkar filed mercy petitions. Singh also claimed that there was a deliberate conspiracy to defame Savarkar.
The Union minister was speaking after releasing a book on Savarkar.(HT Photos)
The Union minister was speaking after releasing a book on Savarkar.(HT Photos)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 09:55 AM IST
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Juhi Chawla, Dalip Tahil lend support to CAA, question veracity of JNU attacks

Actors Juhi Chawla and Dalip Tahil attended a BJP event where chants of ‘Kashmir humara hai’ and protests against the ‘tukde tukde gang’ were heard.
Juhi Chawla during an launch in Mumbai.(IANS)
Juhi Chawla during an launch in Mumbai.(IANS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 01:39 AM IST
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Congress Seva Dal chief calls controversy over Veer Savarkar baseless

Seva Dal chief Desai pointed out that the comment on Savarkar was taken directly from famous authors Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins’ book titled ‘Freedom at Midnight’.
A controversy over Savarkar had also erupted when Rahul Gandhi suggested that he was a turncoat.(Hindustan Times Photo)
A controversy over Savarkar had also erupted when Rahul Gandhi suggested that he was a turncoat.(Hindustan Times Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 07:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

BJP MLAs wear ‘I am Savarkar’ caps to protest Rahul Gandhi’s remarks

Vir Savarkar is an icon for the BJP but is accused by its rivals of tendering apologies to the British government to secure release from jail when India was under colonial rule.
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was among those who wore the cap with the Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar’s name on it at the start winter session of Maharashtra assembly session on Monday, Dec 16, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was among those who wore the cap with the Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar’s name on it at the start winter session of Maharashtra assembly session on Monday, Dec 16, 2019.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 10:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Book on VD Savarkar to be released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

In the recently concluded Maharashtra elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar if it came to power in the state.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to release a new book on VD Savarkar.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to release a new book on VD Savarkar.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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VD Savarkar fought caste, colonialism, and orthodoxy | Analysis

His emphasis on scientific temper, and belief that religious texts must not guide the present and future, are important
Savarkar was the first political leader to set Independence as India’s goal in 1900, which was accepted much later by the Congress in its Lahore session in 1929(HT Archive / Lalit Gopal)
Savarkar was the first political leader to set Independence as India’s goal in 1900, which was accepted much later by the Congress in its Lahore session in 1929(HT Archive / Lalit Gopal)
Published on Oct 28, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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Brunch bookmarks: Lending an ear to the echoes of the past

Historian Vikram Sampath finds joy telling stories of the forgotten and the maligned
For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)
For three years, Vikram Sampath has researched Savarkar’s life at archives across India and abroad for his new book; Location courtesy: Viet:Nom(Sanjeev Verma)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 09:50 PM IST
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Don’t subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology but he fought for Dalits, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s comment came days after Union home minister Amit Shah said Savarkar was the first person to call 1857 rebellion as India’s first independence struggle.
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi described Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, also known as Veer Savarkar, as an accomplished man.(Photo: ANI)
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi described Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, also known as Veer Savarkar, as an accomplished man.(Photo: ANI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 04:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Forget who wrote what, write history from Indian point of view: Amit Shah

Amit Shah also said the First War of Independence in 1857 would have been regarded as a revolt had it not been for Veer Savarkar, who called it the first freedom struggle.
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said there was a need to rewrite history from the Indian point of view.(PTI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said there was a need to rewrite history from the Indian point of view.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 06:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent, Varanasi

Amit Shah credits Savarkar for recognising 1857 mutiny as India’s first freedom struggle

Amit Shah asked Indian academics to stop blaming the British and the leftists for the “injustice” to Indian history and instead document 25 kingdoms and 200 great personalities overlooked by historians.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a seminar, 'Guptvanshak Veer: Skandagupta Vikramaditya', at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 .(PTI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a seminar, 'Guptvanshak Veer: Skandagupta Vikramaditya', at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 .(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 08:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

In BJP manifesto for Maharashtra, Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s national working president JP Nadda released manifesto at an auditorium in Bandra. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP’s state unit president Chandrakant Patil, and Mumbai unit chief Mangal Prabhat Lodha were present at the release.
BJP releases its manifesto for Maharashtra assembly election 2019.(ANI Photo)
BJP releases its manifesto for Maharashtra assembly election 2019.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya MS

Uddhav Thackeray seeks Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar

The Shiv Sena chief also said Pakistan would not have been created if Savarkar had become India’s first Prime Minister.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray releasing Vikram Sampath’s book 'Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past' in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI)
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray releasing Vikram Sampath’s book 'Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past' in Mumbai on Wednesday.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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Busts of Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose removed from campus by DUSU

The ABVP, however, claimed that the Delhi University has assured them that the busts will be reinstalled in accordance with the procedure after the DUSU polls are concluded.
Security personnel have been deployed to guard the statue of Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose at Arts Faculty, North Campus in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Security personnel have been deployed to guard the statue of Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose at Arts Faculty, North Campus in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 24, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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Demanding to rename DU as ‘Veer Savarkar Vishwavidayalya’, Hindu Maha Sabha leader will meet authorities

Swami Chakrapani of Hindu Maha Sabha on Friday said that he will meet with the authorities concerned to rename Delhi University as ‘Veer Savarkar Vishwavidayalya’.
People gathered around a statue that has the busts of Veer Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh at Arts Faculty in North Campus in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
People gathered around a statue that has the busts of Veer Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh at Arts Faculty in North Campus in New Delhi(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Veer Savarkar should not be treated as a hate figure

Savarkar was a radical and his Hindutva too was a radical break in the Hindu thought: anti-caste, reformist, modernist and futuristic. It was a modern Hindu response to the modern world
A portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar placed in the central hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, New Delhi, May 28, 2016(Hindustan Times)
A portrait of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar placed in the central hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary, New Delhi, May 28, 2016(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 28, 2019 07:42 PM IST
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ByAbhinav Prakash Singh

Modi must get credit for mainstreaming the nationalist narrative

By paying obeisance at the Cellular Jail to revolutionary nationalists, PM Modi rekindled a deeper sense of gratitude.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Marina Park in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dec 30, 2018, to mark the 75th anniversary of the hoisting of tricolour on Indian soil by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Marina Park in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dec 30, 2018, to mark the 75th anniversary of the hoisting of tricolour on Indian soil by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.(PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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