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Big controversy after Yogi Adityanath orders withdrawal of 8 cases against himself

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of at least eight cases against the present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This includes the 20,000 other ‘political cases’ that the Yogi government has started the process to withdraw. Governor Ram Naik has reportedly approved the withdrawal of “many cases” based …

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Malegaon blasts: NIA court drops tough MCOCA charges against Pragya, Col Purohit

The National Investigating Agency court on Wednesday announced that Pragya Thakur and Lt Colonel Purohit will not be tried under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 for their involvement in Malegaon blasts. The NIA court said that both will face conspiracy charges, instead.  The court said that …

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Blanket Statements and Misrepresentation: Draupadi was the first feminist in the world

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav has said that Draupadi, a prominent protagonist in Hindu religious book Mahabharata, was the “first feminist in the world”. Draupadi was the first feminist in the world. She had five husbands; she won’t listen to any of the five. She only listened to (Lord) Krishna, …

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Finding Freedom

We keep harping on “freedom” as an ideal until the cows come home; sometimes, until they go grazing in the morning again. But, what we do not discuss but should necessarily talk about is; what exactly is freedom? And if not properly understood and internalised, can it possibly hold us …

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Suraj Pal Amu, who announced Rs 10 crore bounty on Padmavati, resigns

Haryana BJP’s chief media coordinator, who announced Rs 10 crore bounty for anyone who would kill Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, has resigned from his post. Suraj Pal Amu said that he was upset over Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar allegedly skipping a meeting with representatives of the Karni Sena …

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New Delhi: No Longer Cow, Now the Muslims ‘Scarf’ Is Offensive: 3 Clerics Beaten Senseless in Train

Three Muslim clerics were assaulted on a moving train last night, when they were returning to their village in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat from Delhi. “Why do you wear a rumaal (scarf),” one of the six attackers shouted as they beat them with an iron rod. The three men were preparing …

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“I am a Muslim. Nobody forced me to convert”

Speaking while leaving for Delhi to attend the Supreme Court hearing on Monday, Hadiya said, “I am a Muslim. I want to go with my husband. Nobody forced me to convert.” The apex court will hear her version on 27 November into the case of alleged love jihad. She was asked …

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42-year-old Umar killed by right-wing terrorists in Rajasthan’s Alwar, allege family

In a repeat of the brutal murder of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, the right-wing terrorists have allegedly killed another Muslim man in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, allege the victim’s family. 42-year-old Umar’s murdered body was found from a railway truck with his his vehicle left in a damaged condition nearby. The …

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“Why did girls take her dignity to market?” BHU VC’s shameful statement on girl’s molestation

BHU Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi, has courted another controversy by mocking the molestation of one of the female students that triggered a large-scale violence on the campus last weekend. The violence on the campus had erupted as girls protested against the shaming of one of their friends by the …

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Vishwas Gupta: “I caught rapist baba having sex with my wife, he threatened to kill me”

Vishwas Gupta has sensationally alleged that he had seen his wife and Honeypreet Singh and the rapist baba Gurmeet Singh have sex inside the Dera but was threatened with dire consequences if he dared to tell the world. Speaking to reporters, the former husband of Honeypreet, said, “In May 2011, …

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