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The real reason why Congress opposes a Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar is much more fundamental than mere politics

A Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar would be official recognition of his contributions to the story of Independent India at the highest level, despite the vilification heaped by Congress
As Congress attempts to besmirch Savarkar's memory, Indira Gandhi's old letter exposes their hypocrisy

Read Indira Gandhi’s letter referring to Veer Savarkar as ‘remarkable son of India’

In a letter dated May 30, 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had written a letter to Pandit Bakhle, then secretary of Swatantrayaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, hailing Savarkar's contribution to the freedom struggle.
Meenakshi Jain gave an exclusive interview about her views on Ram Janmbhoomi Temple case

All the historical literary evidence point that the Babri Masjid was built on the ruins of Ram Temple: Noted historian Meenakshi Jain speaks to OpIndia

OpIndia Hindi Editor Ajeet Bharti talks to noted author and historian Meenakshi Jain on the Ram Janmabhoomi controversy.

‘My dear friend’: Read the letters Mahatma Gandhi wrote to Adolf Hitler, the ‘ultimate monster’

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi as he is fondly called the world over, wrote two letters to the German Dictator Adolf Hitler, one in 1939 and the other, in 1940.
Film maker Vivek Agnihotri pays tributes to the second prime minister of India on his birth anniversary

Nehru did not learn ‘Tyaag’ from Gandhi, Shastri did: Film maker Vivek Agnihotri pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary

As Shastri deviated from Nehruvian ideology, the media, people and intellectuals, who were patronised by Nehru and became the beneficiaries of the seeping corruption, called Shastri's call for 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' a political gimmick, writes Vivek Agnihotri.

Times of India has done a massive disservice to the memory of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh

Times of India today had a middle in its edit page where a Bhagat Singh researcher, Prof Chaman Lal has been interviewed

While talking about Muslims in Jammu, Karan Thapar diminishes massacre of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and the KP exodus

Karan Thapar in his article "We cannot be selective about the past in Jammu & Kashmir" in Hindustan Times dated 15th Sept 2019, gives a call to morality, intellectual honesty and being conscious to multiple peoples and their identities.

My home by the Jhelum: Story of a Kashmiri Hindu who, along with his family was attacked and thrown out of Kashmir by Islamists

As a Kashmiri Hindu, it is all the more important to retell our stories now when there is a malicious and perverse attack to erase and distort our history and rewrite it to project the Muslim atrocities as a freedom struggle and not as an Islamist jihadi movement
Rahul and Priyanka maintain a cold silence on their grandfather, Feroze Gandhi

Feroze, ‘The Forgotten’ Gandhi, finds no mention by grandchildren Rahul and Priyanka on his death anniversary

Rahul had visited Feroze Gandhi's tombstone only once in the last decade, in 2011. Before that, he had visited once in 2008. Priyanka had been there once in 2009. Their mother Sonia Gandhi had been there once back in 2001.
Vikram Sampath, Savarkar interview

Historians need to reevaluate our freedom struggle: Vikram Sampath talks about Congress being a British creation, Savarkar and more

An interview with Vikram Sampath, the author of the book, 'Savarkar: Echoes of a Forgotten Past'.
Rajiv Gandhi's tenure saw justice, freedom and institutions compromised at every level

No Sonia Gandhi, your husband did not stand for democracy or liberty

Rajiv Gandhi had infamously justified the Sikh massacre by saying, "When a big tree falls, the earth shakes."
Congress hatred for Savarkar is decades old

They may throw ink on Savarkar’s statue, but it is the Congress who has a tainted face

While top Congres leaders spent their so-called jail terms in posh guest houses, Savarkar was subjected to inhuman atrocities in Andaman.

Shifting focus: Is the Khalistan movement really ‘Justice for Sikhs’?

History speaks that many Sikh Gurus laid their lives fighting against radical Islam and yet we have these flimsy Khalsas, colluding with ISI, whose motive is just to carry out Jihad.

Kashmir’s full integration into India: Best Independence Day gift from the Modi government

Kashmir's struggle since the formation of the Moslem Conference of Jammu and Kashmir in 1932 has been for the Islamist cause

Radcliffe Line: When a lawyer with no knowledge about India decided her fate

The partition remains one of the bloodiest part of India's modern history.
GN Azad makes a controversial remark about the KP exodus

KP genocide: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad exonerates jihadis, peddles the “Governor Jagmohan did it” theory

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad whitewashes crimes of Jihadis and holds Governor Jagmohan responsible for the KP exodus
The kidnapping of Rubaiya Saeed, the event that may have opened the floodgates of terrorism in Kashmir

The abduction of Rubaiya Saeed: This is the image that eventually paved the way for Kashmir to descend into chaos

Rubaiya Saeed was kidnapped by JKLF terrorists on the 8th December 1989. Five dreadful terrorists were freed by the VP Singh government to secure her safe return.

Himalayan Blunder : When India gave up on Tibet and what it needs to do now

During Rajiv Gandhi's 1989 visit to China, Deng Xiaoping had suggested: "Let both sides forget the unpleasant period in our past relations and let us treat everything with an eye on the future."30 years have since passed, however, the future is yet to arrive in India, Tibet and China relations.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Guess who supported the Emergency? The Communists, of course

Every anniversary of Emergency in India (June 25, 1975) and worn-out clichés on muzzling media, despotic Indira, state repression and the complicity of judiciary begin to do rounds.

‘Once a person was in jail, he didn’t face much problem there’: How leftist academics whitewash the Emergency

Today is exactly 44 years since Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency on June 25, 1975. Yesterday, in the Rajya Sabha, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad made a passionate appeal to bring back the “Old India.”

The Partition of Bengal: Supported by all sections of Bengali Hindus to protect their own lives and identity

On West Bengal day, we revisit the partition of West Bengal and how all Bengali Hindus fought for their homeland

Church Bombings in the year 2000: How Christian priests blamed Hindu groups for attacks committed by Islamic terrorists

Along expected lines, Christian priests blamed Hindu right-wing groups for the 2000 Church Bombings but reality could not have been more different.

Name of Sitaram Kesri, not a favourite of Sonia Gandhi, missing from Congress’ official website as former party president

Sitaram Kesri was reportedly locked up in the bathroom at Congress headquarters in Akbar Road so he could not stop Sonia from entering the office with her supporters to take over as party president.

Rahul Gandhi and Congress might insult Veer Savarkar now, but this is what Indira Gandhi had to say about the freedom fighter

Indira Gandhi is on record saying as Prime Minister: “Savarkar’s defiance of the British government has its own place in the freedom struggle.”
Rana Ayyub uses the 2015 murder of Akhlaq to peddle fear and victimhood for Muslims, ignores Hindus killed for their religion

Fear and falsehood: How a colonialist ecosystem paints the Modi government as communal

Was Akhlaq killed because the killers wanted him to convert to Hinduism? The incident is called communal because the killers belonged to one community and the victim to another.

Gandhi letters auction: Gandhi’s son did not rape his daughter, but his sister-in-law, Tushar Gandhi had clarified in 2014

When these letters surfaced in 2014, Tushar Gandhi, the lineage of MK Gandhi had written a letter to the Media saying that the letter had been mistranslated
Priyanka Gandhi tries to mock PM Modi, cites Amitabh Bachchan's name and scores a self goal

Priyanka Gandhi’s Modi-Amitabh Bachchan jibe is a massive self goal, read why

Priyanka Gandhi attempts to mock PM Modi with a 'biggest actor' jibe, scores a self-goal citing Amitabh Bachchan's name.
Days after Pulwama attack, Kamal Haasan toes the Pakistan line

Nathuram Godse was not a terrorist, much less a Hindu Terrorist, and using him to demonize Hindus is a cheap tactic

The objective of people like Kamal Haasan and others who call Nathuram Godse a terrorist is not the vilification of Godse himself but every Hindu of a Hindutvavadi bent.

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