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A form of right-wing Hindu nationalism

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Hindutva is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India. The principle of Hindutva was founded and popularised by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in 1923. It is championed by the Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations, collectively called the Sangh Parivar. The Hindutva movement has been described as a variant of "right-wing extremism" and 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 is an extreme form of "conservatism" or "ethnic absolutism".

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'Love jihad a cancer': Union minister wants law in Bihar like UP, MP, others [Video]

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Watch: New 'cow cabinet' in Madhya Pradesh, after 'love jihad' law plan

The Shivraj Chouhan-led government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to set up a 'cow cabinet' for the 'protection and promotion' of cattle in the state. Chief Minister Chouhan tweeted about the decision,..

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‘Don’t need any party to certify Shiv Sena's hindutva’: Sanjay Raut slams BJP

The Shiv Sena was and will always remain "Hindutvawadi" and does not need a certificate on its commitment to the ideology from anyone, the party's Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Raut, said on Tuesday. He made..

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All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha members start signature Shiva Sena doesn't need certification from any party: Sanjay Raut slams

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on November 17 slammed BJP on Hindutva issue, he said that Shiv Sena doesn't need to get our Hindutva certified from any party. "We were, we are and we will always be..

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar commented on the recent murder of a 21-year-old college student in Ballabhgarh. The CM said that a 'love jihad' angle was being suggested in the crime. Three..

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Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva: Sanjay Raut [Video]

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Munger firing incident an attack on Hindutva. He said, "Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva. If such an incident would have had happened in Maharashtra,..

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'Why no Bharat Ratna for Savarkar...': Shiv Sena vs BJP in Hindutva debate

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut responded to Bharatiya Janata Party's criticism in a debate over 'Hindutva'. On the occasion of Dussehra, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had..

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No comparison between Uddhav's Hindutva and RSS Hindutva: BJP leader Ashish Shelar [Video]

No comparison between Uddhav's Hindutva and RSS Hindutva: BJP leader Ashish Shelar

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Shelar said that Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray can't compare his Hindutva with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)'s Hindutva. "Shiv Sena's..

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‘Seems only Maharashtra & West Bengal have Governors’: Sanjay Raut lashes out

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has lashed out at the Governors of Maharashtra & West Bengal. Sanjay Raut said that Governors are the political agents of the President as they do political work. Raut..

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Watch: Sanjay Raut counters Governor Koshyari over ‘secular’ jibe at Uddhav [Video]

Watch: Sanjay Raut counters Governor Koshyari over ‘secular’ jibe at Uddhav

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut responded to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s “secular” comment. Raut said the prime minister, President, governor, chief ministers taking oath have to..

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'Nobody wants to keep temples shut, we've to save people's lives': Sanjay Raut [Video]

'Nobody wants to keep temples shut, we've to save people's lives': Sanjay Raut

Speaking to ANI about 'Saamana' article on Maharashtra Governor, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "The nature of our Constitution and posts of the Prime Minister, President and Governor are secular...

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Governor Vs CM Uddhav spar over reopening of temples; BJP holds protests [Video]

Governor Vs CM Uddhav spar over reopening of temples; BJP holds protests

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray are engaged in a war of words over the issue of reopening places of worship in the state. After Governor Koshyari wrote to..

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