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‘Hindu Nationalist Themes’
By:Mukesh Jiradi, Delhi/NY
Date: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 9:09 pm

Weekly News Roundup - February 4, 2019
BJP’s ‘Hindu Nationalist Themes’ Might Trigger Communal Violence Before National Election: US Intelligence
United States Intelligence has warned that India might see communal violence ahead of the 2019 parliamentary election if the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stresses on “Hindu nationalist themes.”

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No rights for minorities in a Hindu Rashtra: Amnesty International
While comparing the Constitutions of various South East Asian countries with India, Aakar Patel, the managing director of Amnesty International India, indicated that if India indeed transformed into a Hindu Rashtra, it would be a volatile country like the others, where rights of the minorities would not be upheld.…

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Hindu Priest Sets Date To Lay Foundation Stone For Ram Mandir In Ayodhya
A powerful Hindu priest said on Wednesday he would lead a group of followers to start building a Hindu temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque, which could violate a court order and raise religious tensions in an election year.

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Communal Harmony
‘Present Kottai Ameer communal harmony award’

The family of Kottai Ameer, in whose name the State Government presents a communal harmony award ever year on Republic Day, has called for continuing the tradition. In a petition submitted at the weekly grievances redress meeting here on Monday, Kottai Ameer's son C.V.A. Jaleel said though the government gave away the Uthamar Gandhi Medal, Aringar Anna Medal and other awards this Republic Day, as it does customarily, it did not present the Kottai Ameer award.

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News Headlines

BJP's 'Hindu Nationalist Themes' Might Trigger Communal Violence Before National Election: US Intelligence
Hindu Mahasabha burns Gandhi's effigy, garlands Nathuram Godse
Hindu Priest Sets Date To Lay Foundation Stone For Ram Mandir In Ayodhya
EXPLOSIVE: Cobrapost 'exposes' India's largest financial scam, Rs 1 lakh crore of public money lent to DHFL with no chance of recovery, Rs 20 crore donated to BJP
If a hand has touched a Hindu girl, that hand must not exist: Union Skill Development Minister
No rights for minorities in a Hindu Rashtra: Amnesty International
Remove 'Muslim' in AMU as it's uncomfortable: BJP MP
PIL against interim budget
Manipuri Filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma Returns Padma Shri To Protest Against Citizenship Bill
Dalit activist Ammini's sister and nephew attacked allegedly by RSS workers

Opinions & Editorials

India's Leader Is Accused of Hiding Unemployment Data Before Vote - By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar
Why Was Mahatma Gandhi Killed? - By Harish Khare
Modi's India Doubles Down on Hindu Nationalism - By Max Frost
Rewarding Those Who Demolished the Babri Masjid: A History of the Ayodhya Dispute - By Irfan Engineer
A Field Report From 13 Sites Of Hate Crime In Uttar Pradesh: Lingering Fear, Distrust, Justice Delayed, Denied - By Kunal Purohit
Introducing: 'Modi-Modi-Modi' budget chorus - By Sanjay K. Jha

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