Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP): News

18 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

BJP's Suvendu accuses Mamata of inciting violence on Ram Navami 

Suvendu Adhikari, the opposition leader in West Bengal, has blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the clashes during the Ram Navami procession in West Bengal's Murshidabad on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2024

West Bengal

Bengal: 5,000+ Ram Navami processions today, police on high alert

Several police stations across West Bengal are on high alert to avert any communal tensions ahead of Ram Navami celebrations in the state, The Indian Express has reported.

26 Feb 2024

Calcutta High Court

'Akbar-Sita' lions row: Tripura government suspends top forest official

Tripura's government on Monday suspended a top forest official, Prabin Lal Agrawal, amid a controversy surrounding the naming of a zoo lion and lioness as "Akbar" and "Sita," respectively.

22 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

How is rest of the world celebrating Ram Mandir inauguration

The Hindu community worldwide is eagerly awaiting the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) of Lord Ram's idol in the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

20 Jan 2024

Asaduddin Owaisi

Babri Masjid snatched from Muslims systematically:  Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday questioned the narrative surrounding the Ram Mandir's Pran Pratishtha (consecration) in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

12 Sep 2023


Bajrang Dal's Monu Manesar sent to 14-day judicial custody 

A Haryana court on Tuesday sent Bajrang Dal leader and alleged cow vigilante Monu Manesar to judicial custody for 14 days, NDTV reported.

30 Aug 2023


Nuh riots: Haryana court grants bail to Bittu Bajrangi

A Haryana district court on Wednesday granted bail to Nuh riots accused Bittu Bajrangi alias Raj Kumar.

28 Aug 2023


Ayodhya seers headed to Nuh rally stopped, sit on protest

Two seers from Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya alleged that they were stopped at a toll plaza while they were headed to Haryana's Nuh for a Shobha Yatra.

28 Aug 2023


VHP's Nuh Shobha Yatra today, Haryana on its toes

Haryana's Nuh district is on high alert as the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has planned to take out another "Shobha Yatra" on Monday despite being denied permission.

27 Aug 2023


Haryana: Security beefed up ahead of VHP rally on Monday 

Security has been tightened in Haryana's Nuh district and other surrounding areas ahead of a Shobha Yatra, a religious rally, scheduled to be carried out by right-wing Hindutva outfits on Monday, PTI reported.

26 Aug 2023


Haryana: 2-day internet ban in Nuh ahead of VHP rally 

The Haryana government suspended the mobile internet and bulk SMS services in the Nuh district of Haryana till Monday due to potential disturbance in the law and order situation, Hindustan Times reported.

16 Aug 2023


Nuh violence: Who is Bittu Bajrangi

Weeks after tension gripped Haryana following communal clashes during a religious procession in Nuh on July 31, self-proclaimed cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi was arrested by the police in Faridabad after a "dramatic chase."

13 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Action initiated against panchayats barring entry of Muslims

The Haryana government has started issuing show-cause notices to several gram panchayats and sarpanches (village heads) for barring entry of Muslims to their villages following the communal violence in Nuh, Haryana, The Indian Express reported.

'Administrative lapses' led to Nuh violence: Haryana deputy CM

Days after communal violence erupted in Haryana's Nuh district, state Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Singh Chautala admitted that "administrative lapses" could have led to the clashes and rioting.

07 Aug 2023

Rohingya Muslims

25 Rohingya refugees allegedly arrested for participating in Nuh violence

The police arrested around 25 Rohingya refugees for allegedly taking part in the communal riots in Haryana's Nuh district last week, Live Hindustan reported.

06 Aug 2023


Haryana: Nuh hotel from where violence began demolished

The Haryana government continued its anti-encroachment drive for the fourth day on Sunday and razed the allegedly "illegal" three-storied Sahara Hotel in Nuh, Haryana.

06 Aug 2023


Gurugram residents approach authorities to prevent migrants workers' exodus

Residents in Haryana's Gurugram are approaching district authorities, urging them to ensure the safety of essential workers who are leaving the city or have stopped stepping out following threats of violence from Hindu right-wing groups, Hindustan Times reported.

05 Aug 2023


Nuh violence: Now, official links bulldozer action to riot culprits

The district administration in Haryana's Nuh demolished several houses and shops of local residents for the third day on Saturday.

05 Aug 2023


Tripura: VHP activists thrash student for objecting to hijab restrictions

Members of a right-wing organization on Friday allegedly beat up a Class 10 student in Tripura for objecting to stopping Muslim girls from entering a school wearing hijab.

05 Aug 2023


Haryana: Medical stores among 45 shops demolished in violence-hit Nuh

The Haryana government on Saturday bulldozed over two dozen medical stores for allegedly encroaching on government land in the violence-hit Nuh district of Haryana, reported NDTV.

05 Aug 2023


Nuh violence was 'pre-planned,' hints Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij has suggested that the Nuh violence on Monday was "pre-planned" while describing the way bullets were shot from the hillocks and stones were collected on rooftops of buildings.

05 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Khaps, farmers call for peace talks amid tension 

Amid the communal tension in Haryana, numerous khaps and farmer organizations have reportedly called for Sarva Dharma Sammelan (all-religion conference) in the state's Jind district on Saturday.

03 Aug 2023


Haryana riots: Internet ban partially lifted for CET candidates

The Home Department of Haryana partially relaxed the ban on mobile internet, SMS, and all dongle services on Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Faridabad, Palwal, Nuh, and three subdivisions of Gurugram: Sohna, Manesar, and Pataudi.

03 Aug 2023

Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana violence: CM seeks more central forces; internet ban extended

Amid the tense situation in Haryana following communal violence in Nuh, authorities have extended the ban on mobile internet and SMS services in parts of the state until Saturday.

02 Aug 2023


Bajrang Dal's Monu Manesar denies involvement in Nuh violence

Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal member whose purported video stirred the violence in Haryana, reportedly denied any involvement in the incident.

Haryana violence: SC refuses to stay VHP-Bajrang Dal protests

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) protests scheduled in Delhi-NCR for Wednesday in the wake of the communal violence that erupted in Nuh, Haryana, on Monday.

02 Aug 2023


Delhi on alert as communal violence spreads to Gurugram-NCR

Fresh incidents of communal violence in Gurugram on Tuesday have put Delhi on alert. The Delhi Police has enhanced patrolling in the national capital.

01 Aug 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Monu Manesar at center of Nuh violence

Tension gripped Haryana after communal clashes broke out during a religious procession in Nuh on Monday.

01 Aug 2023


Haryana: What led to communal clashes during VHP rally

Three people, including two home guards, were killed and around 200 were injured in communal clashes after a Muslim mob allegedly pelted stones at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal religious procession in Haryana's Nuh on Monday.

12 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

VHP leader shot after argument over Mohan Bhagwat's anti-Brahmin remarks

A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader was reportedly shot in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad by a local Brahmin leader after a heated argument over Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's recent alleged anti-Brahmin remarks.

10 Oct 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi Police books organizers of VHP's controversial 'hate speech' rally

A day after the Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi rally turned into a hate speech arena, the Delhi Police booked its organizers on Monday.

09 Sep 2022


Gurugram: Kunal Kamra's show cancelled over Bajrang Dal, VHP threats

A bar in Gurugram has decided to cancel a show by comedian Kunal Kamra after protest threats from right-wing groups.

14 Jun 2022


Prophet row: Delhi VHP calls for Hanuman Chalisa mass recitation

The Vishva Hindu Parishad's (VHP) Delhi unit has called on people to gather in temples and participate in Hanuman Chalisa mass recitations on Tuesday (June 14) to protest the violence that erupted in several parts of India on Friday.

24 May 2022


Can't revive temple at Qutub Minar, a protected monument: ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday submitted its response to Delhi's Saket court, opposing a plea to revive a temple at the site of the Qutub Minar.

22 May 2022


Qutub Minar Excavations: Culture Ministry denies giving orders to ASI

The officials at the Union Ministry of Culture have rubbished reports stating it had ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct excavations at Qutub Minar in Delhi.

14 Nov 2021


2 journalists reporting on Tripura communal violence detained in Assam

The Tripura Police has booked two women journalists for allegedly "instigating" communal enmity in the state after an FIR was lodged against them by a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist.

15 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

President Kovind donates Rs. 5L for Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday donated an amount of Rs. 5,00,100 in his personal capacity toward the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

22 Dec 2020


VHP to start fund-raising drive in Karnataka for Ram temple

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will rope in over five lakh volunteers to start a door-to-door fundraising drive in Karnataka from January 15 to February 27, 2021, to build a grand Sri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the outfit's international working president Alok Kumar said on Tuesday.

24 Nov 2020

Uttar Pradesh

No foreign funding in "love jihad" cases: SIT

Amid a huge furor over "love jihad," a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Uttar Pradesh probing the matter has found no conspiracy or foreign funding in 14 cases that it examined.

05 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

"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.

28 Apr 2020


Controversy over Hindu posters in Jamshedpur; VHP to distribute more

In Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a huge controversy started after some fruit sellers put up posters declaring their shops as "Hindu ones".

07 Feb 2020


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.

06 Oct 2019

West Bengal

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

At a time when festivities have taken over West Bengal, a Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata has sparked massive outrage on social media.

18 Jun 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

VHP to discuss Ram Temple, Article 370 at important meet

An important meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday in Haridwar and the Hindu right-wing organization is expected to discuss the Ram Temple issue.

Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date

On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat warned the government that work on the Ram Mandir would begin in four months if no concrete steps were taken to commence the construction of the temple.

28 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Proud to be first Hindu-American to run for US-president: Gabbard

Democratic presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard has alleged that she had become a victim of "religious bigotry" and some media outlets were targeting her and accusing her supporters, who have Hindu names, of being Hindu nationalists.

03 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Pravin Togadia announces new party, will contest Lok Sabha elections

Former president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Pravin Togadia is all set to launch his political party, whose name will be announced soon.

16 Dec 2018

West Bengal

WB-government refuses permission for BJP's Rath Yatra citing possible communal-violence

The West Bengal government yesterday refused permission for the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra, citing intelligence reports of possible communal violence in areas where the party was planning to take out the yatra.

09 Dec 2018


Another push for Ram Mandir: VHP organizes mega-rally in Delhi

In what qualifies as yet another push for early construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed site of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday organized a rally in New Delhi.

06 Dec 2018


UP: On Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, security tightened in Ayodhya

On the 26th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, security has been tightened in Ayodhya and police have made preventive arrests to contain protests.

28 Nov 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Seers oppose proposal to erect Lord Ram's statue in Ayodhya

A three-day 'Param Dharma Sansad' was held in Varanasi, where seers opposed the Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to install a 221-meter statue of Lord Ram on the bank of the Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

25 Nov 2018


Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state.

25 Nov 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath has approved Ram statue; it will be world's tallest

On Saturday, ahead of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)'s Dharma Sabha in Ayodhya and Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath finalized the plans for a Ram statue in Ayodhya.

Mayawati slams BJP for highlighting Ram temple issue before LS-polls

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati slammed the BJP and Shiv Sena today for raking up the Ram temple issue ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, alleging it to be a "political tactic" to divert attention from their failures.

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.

17 Nov 2018


#SabarimalaRow: Hindu-groups call for hartal as temple opens for 2-months

Sabarimala Karma Samiti, an umbrella organization for outfits of Hindu groups opposing the Supreme Court order, has called a state-wide shutdown in Kerala after Hindu Aikya Vedi state President, KP Sasikala was detained on Saturday morning.