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India's march towards a Hindu Rashtra - Frontline, July 21, 2017

The latest issue of FRONTLINE on India's march towards a Hindu Rashtra, March 21, 2017

March of Hindu Rashtra

Relatives of Juniad Khan, who was killed by a mob on a train near Delhi on June 25, and Pehlu Khan, who was killed by gau rakshaks in Alwar district on April 1, on a silent protest named “Not in My Name” against the recent spate of lynchings, at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on June 28.

The rise in violence against Muslims across the country in the name of gau raksha is full of dire portent when seen against the subtle push the Central and the BJP-ruled State governments are giving to the idea of Hindu Rashtra. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN


Hatred unleashed

Family members of Junaid Khan in a state of shock, at Khandawli village in Faridabad district of Haryana.

From the States

The ways of the Parivar

A statue of Mother Mary which has been standing atop a the hill at Pulipakkam village near Chengleput for 10 years now. Across it is the Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple, which is under construction.

Ayodhya project

Mandir manoeuvres

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Ayodhya, being garlanded by Mahant Nrityagopal Das, the current president of the Rama Janmabhoomi Nyas, on May 31.

Academic institutions

A quiet invasion

Y. Sudershan Rao, Chairperson of the Indian Council of Historical Research.

RSS & The Constitution

Debating secularism

November 29, 1949: President Rajendra Prasad signs the full text of the new Constitution of the Indian Republic as passed by the Constituent Assembly, in the Constituent Assembly Hall in New Delhi.


Human shields & pellet guns

Video grab of Farooq Ahmad Dar being used as a human shield by the Army on April 9.

Presidential election

Symbolic contest

Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA’s candidate for the 13th President, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his way to Parliament House to file his nomination on June 23.