Worshiping idols at public places is not a fundamental right, the Bombay high court said on Wednesday, when it made more stringent the norms allowing temporary pandals to be set up for festivals such as dahi handi, Navratri and Ganeshotsav on public roads and footpaths.
Rajya Sabha TV discussion on Nepal (23 June 2015) Guests: Jayant Prasad (Former Ambassador of India to Nepal); Rakesh Sood (Former Ambassador of India to Nepal) and Shivshankar Mukherjee (Former Ambassador of India to Nepal
Anchor: Bharat Bhushan
All of us in civil society are in debt to the authors of this report, for visiting Atali and recording the views of the people who live there. It is sad to see the latest manifestation of a pattern - it is the least we can do to remember this and understand what it means. Violence against ethnically defined groups (ethnic cleansing); ghetto-fication and suspension of lawful governance for the benefit of politically motivated criminals; or controlled mobs - these have been the recurrent features of communal politics in India for decades. They conduce to a steady process of criminalisation of the state - a process that is ongoing.