Hindutva push: Anti-conversion bills in Manipur and Assam next?

Manipur’s population rose 24% while Christian population increased by 60% in 2001-2011. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Jharkhand drafted an anti-conversion bill, some other states in the North-East where the BJP has comfortable majorities to ensure their passage and pliable governments to oversee their implementation may follow suit. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) […]

Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in Arunachal

Editor’s note: In the first of a two-part series Firstpost analyses the rise of the BJP in North East India and the role its ideological parent RSS might have played in this new political trend visible in the region. Linked to the rest of India by the Chicken’s Neck, or the Siliguri Corridor in West […]

RSS to concentrate more on Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa; UP, Punjab left to BJP

New Delhi, Jan 31 : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has decided to divert its resources from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to focus on the other three poll-bound States : Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa. The move could hurt the BJP’s electoral prospects in the two bigger and politically crucial States, which among the five voting […]

Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan must face probe in sexual misconduct case, redeem prestige of office

As allegations go, this one is serious. Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan may have denied the charge of misconduct levelled against him by a woman job seeker, but the very fact that she has made it public calls for a probe. The issue involves not only his prestige but also that of the high office he […]