California Congressman Ro Khanna’s recent tweet in reply to an article on Hindutva has divided the Indian-American community. While many Hindu-American’s reject Khanna’s call, there are a few progressives and anti-Hindutva activists who are lauding and supporting Khanna. On Aug. 29 Khanna tweeted: “It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva ...
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It was the year 1961. I had entered the California Institute of Technology as a graduate student and a JRD Tata Fellow. That great institution of learning had a large number of programs to make the foreign students feel at home and savor a taste of American life.
A host of community organizations, including Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, staged a pro-democracy rally in front of the New York Indian Consulate April 6 to draw attention to the recent “repression of democratic dissent and human rights” in India.
In an article ‘The Violent Toll of Hindu Nationalism in India’ that traces the rise of militant Hindu nationalism since the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by Nathuram Godse, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, “a violent right-wing organization that promotes Hindu supremacy”, The New Yorker magazine focused on communal violence and killings of Muslims by Hindu militant groups for alleged cow-slaughter.
Varghese K. George, associate editor at The Hindu, and till recently the newspaper’s U.S. correspondent based in Washington, D.C., has created a buzz in U.S. and Indian political and diplomatic circles with his book ‘Open Embrace: India-US Ties in the Age of Modi and Trump,’ particularly for his bold take on how these two leaders, both driven by notions of nationalism.
A right-wing Indian woman who shot an effigy of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi with an air pistol to mark his assassination some seven decades ago has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of hardline Hindu protesters marched in New Delhi on Sunday, calling for a grand temple to be built on the ruins of a destroyed mosque in a flashpoint Indian city.
A coalition of human rights and religious freedom activists, who advocate on behalf of minorities in India, have exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to halt the tsunami of Hindutva extremism against Muslims, Christians and Dalits, and implored him bring to justice the perpetrators of this wanton violence.
The gun that was used last year to kill a prominent journalist critical of the Indian government was the same weapon employed in the murder of a scholar with similar ideological leanings, the local news media said Friday, citing a forensic report.