Articles about Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)

Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

15 Apr 2018

Politics
Pravin Togadia quits VHP; VS Kokje elected new party president

Vishwa Hindu Parishad veteran Pravin Togadia quit the outfit on Saturday after his nominee Raghav Reddy lost the party's presidential election, held for the first time since it was founded in 1964.

Tamil Nadu: Folk singer arrested for criticizing PM in song

13 Apr 2018

India
Tamil Nadu: Folk singer arrested for criticizing PM in song

Tamil folk singer Kovan was arrested on Friday in Tiruchirappalli for singing a song which criticized BJP, PM Modi, and VHP rath yatra.

7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

06 Apr 2018

Politics
7 reasons why BJP's lotus has bloomed in full swing

On this day in 1980, two young leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani took the bold decision of forming the BJP by dismantling Jan Sangh. As its first party president, Vajpayee gave the party's clarion call "Andhera Chhatega, Suraj Niklega, Kamal Khilega."

Tripura: VHP activists stage rally seeking ban on cow slaughter

02 Apr 2018

India
Tripura: VHP activists stage rally seeking ban on cow slaughter

Dozens of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists took to streets on Sunday in Arundhatinagar, Tripura, seeking a ban on cow slaughter.

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

31 Mar 2018

Politics
Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house

21 Mar 2018

India
Tamil Nadu: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP district chief's house

Miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the residence of a BJP functionary in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu early on Wednesday but no one was injured, police said.

Surat: Togadia alleges murder conspiracy after vehicle hit by truck

07 Mar 2018

India
Surat: Togadia alleges murder conspiracy after vehicle hit by truck

VHP president Pravin Togadia alleged a conspiracy to kill him after his vehicle was hit by a truck today near Kamrej in Surat, Gujarat.

How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

03 Mar 2018

Politics
How has BJP expanded its Northeast footprint?

Vote-counting is underway in North-East's poll-bound states. It is now clear that BJP will be a part of all the three governments.

UP Governor: Kasganj violence shameful, shouldn't be repeated

29 Jan 2018

India
UP Governor: Kasganj violence shameful, shouldn't be repeated

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is being pulled up for his state's law-and-order situation after the disturbing Kasganj violence on Republic Day.

'Is chanting Hindustan Zindabad a crime?': Kasganj victim's family wonders

28 Jan 2018

India
'Is chanting Hindustan Zindabad a crime?': Kasganj victim's family wonders

The 22-year-old man killed in UP's Kasganj on Republic Day, Chandan Gupta, was shot dead for refusing to say 'Pakistan Zindabad,' his family has claimed.

R-Day violence in UP leaves one dead, Section 144 imposed

27 Jan 2018

India
R-Day violence in UP leaves one dead, Section 144 imposed

Republic Day celebrations in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district were marred by violence between two groups which resulted in the death of a one person and injured over 10.

Shiv Sena demands clarification from Modi over Pravin Togadia's claim

24 Jan 2018

Politics
Shiv Sena demands clarification from Modi over Pravin Togadia's claim

In a strongly worded editorial in Samaana, the Shiv Sena sought clarifications from PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah over VHP chief Pravin Togadia's claim.

BJP, RSS can kill me: Jignesh Mevani

18 Jan 2018

India
BJP, RSS can kill me: Jignesh Mevani

Dalit leader, Jignesh Mevani expressed concerns over threats to his life reiterating the claims of VHP leader Pravin Togadia.

There're plans to kill me: Pravin Togadia's sensational claims

16 Jan 2018

India
There're plans to kill me: Pravin Togadia's sensational claims

Revealing details of his disappearance, VHP chief Pravin Togadia has made sensational claims: plans were being made to have him killed.

Where is Pravin Togadia? VHP claims party president is 'missing'

15 Jan 2018

India
Where is Pravin Togadia? VHP claims party president is 'missing'

VHP president Pravin Togadia has been "missing" since morning, the party claimed today. It has held protests demanding he be "traced."

Amarnath: NGT 'clarifies' after ban on mantras spark mass outrage

14 Dec 2017

India
Amarnath: NGT 'clarifies' after ban on mantras spark mass outrage

Yesterday, reports emerged that the NGT had banned chanting of hymns and ringing of bells at the Amarnath cave shrine.

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

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?"

Mohan Bhagwat: Only Ram Mandir at disputed Ayodhya site

24 Nov 2017

Politics
Mohan Bhagwat: Only Ram Mandir at disputed Ayodhya site

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat made an impassioned declaration that "the day is not far when a saffron flag will fly atop the Ram Mandir."

Mulayam Singh: The man who knows the pulse of UP

22 Nov 2017

Politics
Mulayam Singh: The man who knows the pulse of UP

Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP patriarch, celebrates his 79th birthday today.

Shia Waqf Board: Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Mosque in Lucknow

20 Nov 2017

Politics
Shia Waqf Board: Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Mosque in Lucknow

As a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Shia Waqf Board has suggested that the Ram temple be built at the disputed Ayodhya site and the mosque in Lucknow.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as Babri-dispute mediator: Will he succeed?

16 Nov 2017

Politics
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as Babri-dispute mediator: Will he succeed?

'Art of Living' founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will meet stakeholders of the Babri Masjid/Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya as a mediator.

Those who respect cows don't resort to violence: Mohan Bhagwat

18 Sep 2017

Politics
Those who respect cows don't resort to violence: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has condemned incidents of cow vigilantism, saying those who sincerely respect cows don't resort to violence at any cost, "even if their sentiments are deeply hurt".

Mamata warns VHP, no 'shastra puja' will be permitted

18 Sep 2017

Politics
Mamata warns VHP, no 'shastra puja' will be permitted

Mamata Banerjee warned all the right wing factions to keep peace and not "play with fire".

Radhe Ma in trouble? HC orders FIR against the "godwoman"

05 Sep 2017

India
Radhe Ma in trouble? HC orders FIR against the "godwoman"

Seems like "godman" Ram Rahim's conviction in two 15-year-old rape cases was just the start; after his sentencing, the Indian judiciary has taken up various cases against Rampal Dass and Baba Ramdev.

The dark secrets of spiritual guru Ram Rahim Singh

25 Aug 2017

India
The dark secrets of spiritual guru Ram Rahim Singh

Guru Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda, claims to have five crore followers globally. Devotion to him and the sect runs deep among them.

Ayodhya dispute: UP Shia Board challenges Sunni ownership of mosque

10 Aug 2017

India
Ayodhya dispute: UP Shia Board challenges Sunni ownership of mosque

A day after proposing peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, UP's Shia Waqf Board has approached the SC challenging a 1946 order declaring the mosque as Sunni-Board property.

Have temple at disputed Ayodhya site, mosque nearby: Shia Board

08 Aug 2017

India
Have temple at disputed Ayodhya site, mosque nearby: Shia Board

In a significant development, the Shia Wakf Board proposed to the SC that a temple be built at the disputed Ayodhya site and the mosque be located nearby in a Muslim-dominated area.

PM Modi warns cow vigilantes, asks state-governments for strict action

16 Jul 2017

Politics
PM Modi warns cow vigilantes, asks state-governments for strict action

Sending out a strong message to cow vigilantes, PM Modi said that violence in the name of cow protection would not be tolerated.

No beef ban, tourists can eat everything, says Goa minister

10 Jul 2017

India
No beef ban, tourists can eat everything, says Goa minister

At a time when lynchings are taking place in the name of beef, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that beef isn't banned in the state and tourists can eat whatever they feel like.

Delhi: Crimes against women drop this year

18 Jun 2017

Delhi
Delhi: Crimes against women drop this year

According to police-figures, cases of molestation and rape have dropped in Delhi this year. 836 rape cases were reported till May 31 as against 924 in the same period last year.

Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

07 Jun 2017

India
Babri Masjid case- Advani, Joshi, Bharti exempted from personal appearance

A special CBI court has exempted BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti from personal appearance during the ongoing Babri Masjid case trial.

Communal tension grips Bhopal over clashes

31 May 2017

India
Communal tension grips Bhopal over clashes

Police have been deployed in large numbers across Bhopal, after members of the Muslim and Hindu communities indulged in stone pelting.

After UP, Haryana, BJP-ruled MP to shut illegal slaughterhouses

08 May 2017

India
After UP, Haryana, BJP-ruled MP to shut illegal slaughterhouses

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday announced that the state's illegal slaughterhouses would all be shut down.

VHP: Will ban cow slaughter, beef in Goa in 2-years

17 Apr 2017

India
VHP: Will ban cow slaughter, beef in Goa in 2-years

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has stated that it would impose a ban on cow slaughter and beef consumption in Goa in just 2 years, without the government's support. It added that groups like the Bajrang Dal and the Durga Vahini would help them achieve this.

India should bomb Pak to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pravin Togadia

15 Apr 2017

World
India should bomb Pak to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pravin Togadia

Saying New Delhi should take inspiration from US President Donald Trump who bombed IS hideouts in Afghanistan, VHP leader Pravin Togadia maintained India too should bomb Pakistan to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India demands legal documents from Pakistan

14 Apr 2017

World
Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India demands legal documents from Pakistan

Events took a new turn in the ongoing Indo-Pak diplomatic standoff over a Pakistan military court's award of death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. India has sought to access legal documents including Jadhav's charge sheet and death sentence.

Sambhal: Editor-in-chief of news channel arrested for spreading communal tension

13 Apr 2017

India
Sambhal: Editor-in-chief of news channel arrested for spreading communal tension

Editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Sudarshan, Suresh Chavanke, was arrested on charges of inciting communal tension and hurting religious sentiments in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh.

Ram Mandir: VHP confident Modi, Adityanath would ensure temple

12 Apr 2017

Politics
Ram Mandir: VHP confident Modi, Adityanath would ensure temple

VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Jain expressed confidence that PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath would come up with a certain way for the building of Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

Bhadrak: Security personnel on alert, social media blocked

10 Apr 2017

India
Bhadrak: Security personnel on alert, social media blocked

Curfew was temporarily suspended on April 9 in violence-hit Bhadrak; RAF and CRPF personnel, however, remained on alert and held a flag march.

Bhadrak: Curfew imposed after communal tension over FB comments

08 Apr 2017

India
Bhadrak: Curfew imposed after communal tension over FB comments

Communal tension flared in Odisha's Bhadrak, 114km from provincial capital Bhubaneshwar, over allegedly derogatory comments on Hindu deities on Facebook.

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