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BJP hardliner Sadhvi Prachi asks Hindus to boycott Bollywood Khans, not watch Salman, Shahrukh, Aamir starrer movies

March 1, 2015

Hardline Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi who is known for her controversial statements, has again created a stir.

The BJP leader has now said that Hindus should not see Bollywood movies that have the Khans playing the lead role.

Her ire was directed chiefly at Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, who are the leading film stars in India for more than two decades.

Prachi was speaking at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad programme in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) when she made this statement.

She said that these movies preach the wrong 'sanskaar' (cultural traditions) that have wrong impact on the minds of the Hindu youth. Prachi has earlier been chided by the BJP for her inflammatory statements made in the public.

Prachi had earlier said that Hindu women who produce four kids would be rewarded. When this led to controversy, she said that she had just asked to produce four kids, not 40 pillay (puppies). Prachi was warned by the BJP leadership but she continues with her statements.

Also, she had recently questioned Father of Nation status given to Mahatma Gandhi. The firebrand Sadhvi has been targeting Christian missionaries and has been leading the ghar wapasi movement to re-convert Muslims and Christians too.

TIH Bureau


BJP forgets Article 370, forms coalition government in Jammu Kashmir with PDP's Mufi Mohammad Sayeed as chief minister

February 28, 2015

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that always promised abrogating the Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has chosen to forget its own ideological position.

On Sunday, the party formed a coalition government with People's Democratic Party (PDP) supremo Mufi Mohammad Sayeed, an arch-rival as far as the ideology of the BJP is concerned.

Sayeed, 49, took oath as chief minister of the Muslim-majority state. PM Narendra Modi was present during the oath taking ceremony which was held in Jammu. This is the first time that BJP has come to power in the State, albeit, in an alliance, with PDP as the major partner.

In the Assembly election, none of the parties had got a clear majority. After 49 days of governor's rule, BJP and PDP came together to form the government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Sayeed and termed it a historic opportunity.

The BJP has however not spoken about the dilution of its stand on Article 370. Both the parties have said that there would be status quo. The BJP would not ask for scrapping it though it was the main demand of the party and part of its Hindutva plank for decades.

TIH Bureau


Owaisi demands reservation for Muslims in Nagpur, MIM to use 'Jai Bheem, Jai Meem' slogan for Dalit-Muslim unity

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi addressed a rally in Nagpur in Maharashtra.

Incidentally, Nagpur is the city that also houses the headquarters of the Hindu organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

Owaisi arrived in Nagpur despite stiff opposition from different groups. In his address, he focused on reservation for Muslims.

Talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's term 'sabka sath, sabka vikas', he said that PM should ask BJP CM in Maharashtra to ensure reservation for minorities.

The MIM supremo has been trying to bring Dalits and Muslims together. The slogan, 'Jai Bheem, Jai Meem', aims at bringing the two communities close. MIM had contested the recently Assembly election and had won two seats.

More than 25% population of Maharashtra belongs to Dalits and Muslims. Dalits earlier voted for Congress and RPI. BSP has also failed to emerge in the state till now. Now Hyderabad-based AIMIM is eying this vote bank. The Shiv Sena and the BJP had both opposed the plan of the AIMIM to hold the rally. 

TIH Bureau


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