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Political concept (type of Hindu nationalism)

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Hindutva ("Hinduness") is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India. The term was popularised by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923. It is championed by the Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organizations, collectively called the Sangh Parivar. The Hindutva movement has been described as "almost fascist in the classical sense", adhering to a disputed concept of homogenised majority and cultural hegemony. Some dispute the fascist label, and suggest Hindutva has been an extreme form of "conservatism" or "ethnic absolutism".

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There is 'tsunami of Hindutva hate', says Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha

Participating in a discussion in Lok Sabha on the Delhi violence, he urged Hindus to "save the soul" of the country and claimed that around 1,100 Muslims are under illegal detention. Owaisi said..
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Shiv Sena slams BJP for criticising Uddhav Thackeray over Ayodhya visit

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said the BJP in Maharashtra is baffled because the Shiv Sena, despite joining hands with its ideological opponent Congress, has not distanced itself from..
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Split with BJP, not Hindutva, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday evening offered prayers at the Ram Lalla makeshift temple at Ayodhya’s Ramjanmabhoomi site, marking 100 days in power with a reiteration that..
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BJP questions Uddhav Thackeray's silence on Savarkar, Muslim quota

The BJP on Saturday hit out at Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray over his claim that his party, the Shiv Sena, had walked away from the NDA but not from the ideology of Hindutva.
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Thackeray urges UP govt to allot land for Maharashtra Bhavan in Ayodhya, Sena gives Rs 1cr for Ram Temple

Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray while talking to media in Ayodhya reiterated that his party distanced BJP and not Hindutva. Thackeray also urged Uttar Pradesh’s..
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Assam: Silchar college lecturer sent to jail for abusing Sanatan dharma, calling PM Modi 'mass murderer'

Sengupta, an alumnus of Kolkata's Presidency College, had earlier, too, posted statements like "Hindutva is Cancer. Wake up, people". Now the guest lecturer remains locked up with 15 more jailbirds..
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SC to consider revisiting ‘Hindutva’ definition case

The Supreme Court said it would expedite hearing on a pending petition seeking revisiting the court’s earlier definition of ‘Hindutva’ as a way of life and hear arguments for and against the plea..
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CPI, RJD workers 'purify' Ambedkar statue 'defiled' by Giriraj Singh in Bihar's Begusarai

CPI and RJD workers claimed that Ambedkar statue was "defiled" by Giriraj Singh, the Begusarai MP known for his hardline Hindutva.
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Shiv Sena doesn't need to change its flag to prove Hindutva: Uddhav Thackeray

In a dig at his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray who is apparently reshaping his politics with the Hindutva agenda in Maharashtra, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the Shiv..
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Congress driving Shiv Sena away from Hindutva, MNS filling vacuum: BJP

Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday asked chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to guard against the Congress' "conspiracy" to "win away" the Shiv Sena from its Hindutva agenda and allow..
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CAA underlines the agenda of Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra: CM Pinarayi Vijayan


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Shiv Sena vs MNS: Who will win the 'Hindutva' space?

The battle between Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over who gets the title of 'Hindutva' ideologue has intensified
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Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh should be thrown out of India, says Shiv Sena in mouthpiece Saamna

The Sena also attacked MNS chief Raj Thackeray for changing the party flag colour and shifting to Hindutva.
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Pakistani, Bangladeshi Muslims should be 'thrown out' from country: Shiv Sena

The party made the statement in the wake of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's remarks that his party will take out a huge rally on February 9 in Mumbai to drive "illegal..
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Pak desperate as world has seen through its double standards: Govt

The government on Thursday hit out at Pak PM Imran Khan for raising Kashmir in Davos and said Islamabad was acting in a desperate manner that the world could see through its double standards on..
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After Savarkar, Bal Thackeray espoused Hindutva: Sanjay Raut


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We believe in the Constitution, don't want to change anyone's religion: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

This unity lies in the diversity of the country, Bhagwat said, adding that this is what the RSS defines as 'Hindutva'.
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Even 10 generations after Rahul Gandhi will not be able to match Savarkar's courage: Smriti Irani

"Veer" Savarkar was a freedom fighter and Hindutva ideologue and is greatly respected by the BJP.
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Savarkar a thought which will never lose relevance: Fadnavis

Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar was "not just a person but a thought" which will never lose its relevance.
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Remarks on Savarkar ‘abhorrent’, says BJP

Furious at Congress Seva Dal’s insinuation of Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar's relationship with Nathuram Godse, BJP termed it “abhorrent”. “Congress should be ashamed of such remarks ... they are..
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BJP indulged in dirty politics to consolidate 'Hindutva votebank': Sitaram Yechury


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Hindutva right connotation for Hindus: RSS leader in book


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Mayawati accuses Congress of duplicity for continuing alliance with Sena

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday accused the Congress of practising duplicity by keeping its alliance intact with Shiv Sena in Maharastra despite the Hindutva party support to Citizenship..
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Rahul’s Savarkar jibe draws fire from new ally Shiv Sena

Rahul Gandhi found himself at odds with new ally Shiv Sena on Saturday, with the Maharashtra outfit slamming his jibe at Veer Savarkar as a person who sought clemency from the British, saying that..
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‘Insidious’ CAB will wreck statute, fail court test: P Chidamabaram

In his first speech in Parliament after his release on bail, Congress MP and former Union minister P Chidamabaram on Wednesday termed the Citizenship Amendment Bill as nothing but an attempt by BJP to..
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After scoring on Kashmir, Amit Shah plays the Hindutva striker again

Responding to the opposition’s charge that the bill excluded Muslims while granting citizenship on the ground of religious persecution to six minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh,..
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Will never give up Hindutva ideology: Uddhav Thackeray

Congress and NCP may have joined forces with Shiv Sena on the latter’s promise that it will commit to secularism, but just a day after clearing the floor test, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said in..
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Shiv Sena will not deviate from Hindutva, says Uddhav


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'Won't ever leave it': Uddhav Thackeray asserts his 'Hindutva' ideology

Thackeray's Shiv Sena has committed to "uphold the secular values enshrined in the Constitution" as part of the CMP for the Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government.
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Do your job, fight brazen growth of Hindutva in Bengal: Asaduddin Owaisi slams Mamata Banerjee's 'false equivalence'

A war of words had erupted between Mamata Banerjee and Owaisi earlier on Tuesday.
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This is an alliance of opportunism, won't stay for long, says Nitin Gadkari on NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena ties

He further added that the BJP and Shiv Sena alliance was based on ideology of Hindutva, and even today both parties don't have much ideological differences.
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Shiv Sena member seeks Bharat Ratna for Savarkar, Birsa Munda

A Shiv Sena member in Lok Sabha on Thursday demanded Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Union government, for Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar and tribal icon Birsa Munda...
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Shiv Sena likely to adopt 'soft-Hindutva' approach in coalition government, in line with Congress-NCP's demands: Sources

The draft was finalised on Thursday after several rounds of discussions between the three parties over the last two days.
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Confident that Shiv Sena will change Congress' stance on Hindutva: Savarkar's grandson on Maha coalition

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have finalised a draft Common Minimum Programme (CMP) and are headed towards forming a coalition government in Maharashtra.
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BJP dig: Up to Shiv Sena to fit 'Hindutva' agenda in CMP with Congress

The BJP on Wednesday appeared needling its ally-turned-political rival Shiv Sena, which is trying to stitch up a coalition government in Maharashtra with ideologically incompatible Congress and NCP, on..
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Path to temple cleared, BJP checks another box on Hindutva agenda


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SC verdict on Ayodhya case should be accepted wholeheartedly by everyone: RSS

In its tweets, the Hindutva organisation said the issue arising out of the Supreme Court verdict, which is expected before November 17 when the Chief Justice retires, is being discussed in the two-day..
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25,000 Muslims, Christians 'reconverted' in 2018: VHP

A senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader claimed here on Saturday that the right-wing organisation "reconverted" 25,000 Muslims and Christians to Hinduism in 2018. VHP secretary general Milind Parande..
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Kamlesh Tewari murder case: UP govt seeks fast-track trial of accused

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asked officials to seek trial by a fast-track court of the main suspects in the murder of Hindutva outfit leader Kamlesh Tewari, found in a pool of blood last week at..
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UP to seek fast-track trial of Kamlesh Tewari's killers; victim stabbed 15 times

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asked officials to seek trial by a fast-track court of the main suspects in the murder of Hindutva outfit leader Kamlesh Tewari, found in a pool of blood last week at..
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Don’t agree with his ideology, but Savarkar was a nationalist: Abhishek Singhvi

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Monday praised Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Singhvi’s comments, though they came with the rider that he did not subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology,..
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Not against Savarkar but the Hindutva ideology he stood for: Manmohan Singh

When asked about Savarkar, Singh said that former prime minister Indira Gandhi had issued a postal stamp commemorating him. "We are not against Savarkar, but the question is we are not in favour of the..
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Savarkar's sanskar basis for nation-building: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar's values are the basis for nation-building. "It is due to Savarkar's sanskar (values) that we put nationalism as the basis..
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'God save this country': Cong on BJP's demand of Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

Hitting out at the BJP after its Maharashtra unit mooted Bharat Ratna award for Hindutva idealogue V D Savarkar, the Congress on Tuesday said that if the government considers it on the 150th birth..
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Hindutva binds BJP, Sena; will retain power in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

Despite differences, the BJP and Shiv Sena share the "common thread" of Hindutva and will retain power in Maharashtra after the October 21 Assembly poll, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on..
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Mahatma Gandhi didn’t see RSS as polar opposite: Mohan Bhagwat

Referring to Gandhiji’s visit to a RSS shakha during the days of Partition, Sangh’s chief Mohan Bhagwat quoted from a report in Mahatma Gandhi’s own newspaper, Harijan, to suggest that the..
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Hindutva groups for statute change to save Hindu customs

A move for seeking changes in the Constitution to stop "selective undue" interference by the State and judiciary in Hindu customs & the protection of cultural rights has got underway with the support..
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Don't join NDA just for a ministerial birth: Sanjay Raut

The leaders who are planning to join us should come up with the full acceptance of the ideology of Hindutva, says Raut.
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Congress's duty to defend secular space, 'Hindutva Lite' not answer to Hindi heartland woes: Shashi Tharoor

Asserting that the Congress has a duty to defend secular space, senior leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the answer to the party's woes in Hindi heartland does not lie in "majority appeasement" or..
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Amit Shah fortifies stature as Hindutva icon


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