Savarkar justified the idea of rape as a political tool

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Reading Savarkar: How a Hindutva icon justified the idea of rape as a political toolThe controversial figure castigated Maratha ruler Shivaji for sending back the daughter-in-law of the Muslim governor of Kalyan, whom he defeated.Image credit:  savarkarsmarak.com14 hours ago  Updated 3 hours agoAjaz Ashraf12K Total viewsShareTweetEmailRedditPrintShareTweetEmailRedditPrintDecades before the sexual assault of women during the 2002 Gujarat and 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Hindutva propounder Veer Savarkar justified rape as a legitimate political tool. This he did by reconfiguring the idea of “Hindu virtue” in his book Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History, which he wrote in Marathi a few years before his death in 1966.Six Glorious Epochs provides an account of Hindu resistance to invasions of India from the earliest times. It is based on historical records (many of them dubious), exaggerated accounts of foreign…
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Was Veer Savarkar really all that brave?

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History revisited: Was Veer Savarkar really all that brave?Savarkar was chargesheeted in the assassination of Gandhi but exonerated, largely because no corroborative evidence of his involvement was furnished.Yesterday · 08:00 am  Updated 13 hours agoAjaz Ashraf10.4K Total viewsShareTweetEmailRedditPrintShareTweetEmailRedditPrintOn May 28, India will commemorate the 133rd birth anniversary of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who was born on this day in 1883. Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will recall his valour, because of which he has been given the honorific, Veer.But, really how veer, or brave, was Veer Savarkar?Savarkar died in 1966. During his 83 years, he was involved in the political murder of three British officials. From the nationalist perspective, these murders have been cited as examples of Savarkar’s revolutionary zeal to violently uproot British rule, unmindful of the consequences.Savarkar was also chargesheeted in…
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Now a chewing gum that treats Islamophobia

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Now a chewing gum that treats IslamophobiaA satirical video that challenges discrimination against MuslimsTNM Staff| Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:10       In an attempt to challenge rising Islamophobia in the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has released a mock commercial. The one-minute satirical video, released on Facebook, raises awareness about the kind of discrimination  Muslims in the US face in their everyday lives – including being labelled a terrorist.  The commercial is for “Islamophobin” a chewing gum that promises to cure people of bigotry and intolerance “within five minutes”. There’s no better way to “spread love” than using humour. Watch the video:  
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16 Oldest Masjids in The World

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16 Oldest Masjids in The WorldJanuary 18, 2016Anjum AraEver wondered about the oldest masjids in the world? If the answer is affirmative, you have come to the right place.In this post, we have enlisted some of the world’s oldest masjids, in order of their respective age (the oldest one comes first, followed by the next oldest masjid, and so on). 16 Oldest Masjids in The World1. Masjid al-Haram, Mecca (Saudi Arabia)Masjid al-Haram, Mecca (Saudi Arabia)Image: Maria AlexandraMasjid al-Haram is the oldest and largest masjid in the world surrounding the Holy Ka’abah. Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) and his son Prophet Isma’il (PBUH) raised the foundation of the Ka’abah, as mentioned in the Quran.2. Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem (Palestine)Masjid al-Aqsa, Jerusalem (Palestine)Image: Godot13Masjid al-Aqsa or Bait al-Muqaddas, the first Qiblah of Muslims, was constructed forty years after the construction…
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