The abrogation of Article 370 promises a sea of change for the terror stricken Union Territory of Jammu amp; Kashmir. Where it was once difficult to unfurl the Indian Flag, some now dream of holding a pride march. However, that hasn;t gone too well with a section of its resident population. After PrideKashmir announced a pride march in Lal Chowk, they have been showered with abuses on Instagram.One user commented, "We know it ''s a part of demographic change in Kashmir by RSS and Kashmiri Pandits. I don ''t have issues with LGBT Community but it ''s only propaganda by Kashmiri Pandits. We will not tolerate them anymore. " Others showered them with abuses and went to the extent of calling them cancer.
But for almost a decade before the mosque was demolished, Ayodhya had become a site of intense debate regarding what should be considered the truest history of the place. The radical Hindu Right led by the VHP, BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena laid out two firm claims to the site of Ayodhya; first that it was the sacred spot of the birth of Lord Ram and second that a temple dedicated to Ram had been demolished in order to build the Babri Masjid in the sixteenth century under the commands of Mughal Emperor Babur. Ayodhya s history from the point of view of the Hindu fundamentalists became the basis for calling for the demolition of the mosque and construction of a temple dedicated to Ram in its place. The Right wing s interpretation of Ayodhya s history was soon contradicted by Left wing historians, who were of the opinion that the fundamentalist understanding of the history of Ayodhya was incorrect, politically motivated and dangerous for the future of the country s secularism.From the mid 1980s on, there emerged a trend of promoting a new history of Ayodhya. This new way of history writing, made its appearance in places in and around Lucknow, Allahabad and other areas producing Hindi literature. As noted by historian Gyanendra Pandey, the right wing Hindu movement had done all it can to promote an alternative account of the history of Ayodhya and its association with Ram. Further, both historians Vinay Lal and Pandey noted that this new history of Ayodhya as seen by the radical right was put across in a way that made it appear as the real and incontrovertible truth about the region.
Bhilare, born on November 28, 1919, is survived by three sons. While there is no documented history about Bhilare having foiled Godse;s earlier attack, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, in his new book has dwelt on how fundamentalists had planned and made many attempts on the life of the Father of the Nation before he was finally killed.According to him, there were four attempts on the Mahatma 's life, before Godse killed him in 1948. The attack at Panchgani in 1944, where Bhilare Guruji overpowered Nathuram, was the second of these attempts, he has claimed in the book.
The government will now ask the French parliament for approval to extend the state of emergency, which was set to end in mid January next year. The emergency measures have now been extended four times, as the government considers further attacks by Islamic fundamentalists to be high risk.
Veiled women walk in central Algiers, Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Ouahab Hebbat) ALGIERS, Algeria Mosques are going up, women are covering up, and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are gaining ground.
In a special edition laced with blasphemy, obscenity and profanity, Charlie Hebdo;s surviving artists and writers declared that the satirical newspaper is alive, but ;the murderer is still at large.;The 32 page copy marking the anniversary of the Jan. 7 attack on the paper 's staff accuses Islamic fundamentalists, organized religion, an irresolute government and intelligence failures for the 2015 violence in France by Muslim extremists that started with that day.
During his visit, he defended artistic freedom of expression but also highlighted the ˜colossal educational battle™ that is now imperative in order to better understand image and withstand the ˜beginning of a war against fundamentalists™.Specialising in political satire and having illustrated the front page of French Newspaper â€˜Le Mondeâ€™ since 1985, Jean Plantureux (Plantu) is a tribute to the work of cartoonists around the world.
&"I believe, as a student of history of contemporary India, who has watched every government for the last 45 years, the government in power in Delhi is the most anti-intellectual we ever had, and this is manifested in appointments,&" he said while giving a talk on &"Eight Threats To Freedom of Expression&" on the first day of the fourth Bangalore Literature Festival here.&&"Just look at the appointments of Pahlaj Nihalani and Gajendra Chauhan. What do their appointments show? It shows absolute contempt for scholars, literature and the arts.&&"The Prime Minister does not believe intellectuals, writers and artists contribute anything to the society because that&'s his own impression and that&'s his own experience, and that goes right down the line,&" he said.Guha further said &"if the country has such a government, profoundly anti-intellectual and philistine, and whose educational and culture are ruled by RSS, besides what you have in public discourse being shaped by bigots and chamchas.&Bigots and chamchas and are appointed by the government for academic and cultural posts.&"&Guha said Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and M M Kalburgi &"almost certainly&" were murdered by Hindu fundamentalists.