Ashok Singhal: News

Born on September 27, 1926, Hindu Hriday Samrat Ashok Singhal was the former international president of Vishva Hindu Parishad, a Hindu right-wing organization, and the in-charge of 1992 Ram JanamBhoomi movement, which led to the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Born to an Indian Civil Servant, Singhal finished his degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) in 1950. Out of his six brothers, three held prominent positions in the Indian government. A trained vocalist in Hindustani music, Singhal studied under Pandit Omkar Thakur. Singhal joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1942 while studying engineering and became a full-time pracharak, after the completion of his engineering. In 1984, he was deputed as the general secretary of VHP. He later served as the President of VHP for 20 years until 2011. On November 17, 2015, Singhal passed away at Medanta City Hospital in Gurugram following a prolonged illness. He was succeeded by Praveen Togadia as the international President of VHP.

05 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Decades after the Ram Janmabhoomi movement gave a new face to Hindu sentiments in India, the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya happened today, putting an end to bloodshed and a long-drawn legal battle.

"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a speech from the Ram Janmabhoomi site, shortly after he participated in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony that will kickstart the temple's construction.

Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday installed a silver brick at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, a symbolic gesture that means the construction of a grand Ram Temple can begin.

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

Ayodhya: Ram Mandir's construction may begin on Ram Navami

On Saturday, the Supreme Court pulled off one of the most impossible feats by ending the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

'Right-to-pray' crusader, Swamy, feels Hindu unity will ensure temple's construction

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said if Hindus unite then no one can stop the construction of a magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

If Hindus unite, nothing can stop Ram Temple construction: Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday if Hindus unite then no one could stop the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

08 Dec 2017

India

'Would you rather salute Afzal Guru?' Naidu on 'Vande-Mataram' protests

Vice president Venkaiah Naidu has lashed out at those opposing the 'Vande Mataram' slogan, asking, "If not your mother, whom would you salute, Afzal Guru?"