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Maharashtra Lingayats hold protest rally, demand separate religion status

Maharashtra Lingayats hold protest rally, demand separate religion status

Led by 103-year-old Shivling Shivacharya Maharaj, the Mahamorcha saw the attendance of several spiritual gurus from the Lingayat community and leaders from several other states.

Apr 08, 2018, 22:27 PM IST
Won't let Congress divide Karnataka like Britishers: Amit Shah on Siddaramaiah government’s resolution on Lingayat

Won't let Congress divide Karnataka like Britishers: Amit Shah on Siddaramaiah government’s resolution on Lingayat

Amit Shah has rejected the Congress party's demand to make Lingayat a separate religion in Karnataka.

Apr 04, 2018, 11:25 AM IST
Watch: BJP president Amit Shah visits Siddaganga Mutt, meets Shivakumara Swami

Watch: BJP president Amit Shah visits Siddaganga Mutt, meets Shivakumara Swami

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Monday met Shivakumara Swami, head of Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka's Tumkur as part of his two-day Karnataka tour. 

Mar 26, 2018, 13:56 PM IST
Amid controversy , Siddaramaiah government officially gives minority status to Lingayats

Amid controversy , Siddaramaiah government officially gives minority status to Lingayats

The demand for a separate religion tag to Veerashaiva/ Lingayat faiths has surfaced from the numerically strong and politically-influential community.

Mar 23, 2018, 19:51 PM IST
Congress' Lingayat move aimed at Yeddyurappa: BJP Minister

Congress' Lingayat move aimed at Yeddyurappa: BJP Minister

Congress's decision to recognise Lingayat community as a religion is aimed at preventing Yeddyurappa from winning, alleged BJP leader and Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal.

Mar 20, 2018, 22:28 PM IST
Split in Karnataka Congress? Party leader questions decision to recognise Lingayat as religion

Split in Karnataka Congress? Party leader questions decision to recognise Lingayat as religion

Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government on Monday recognised Lingayat as a separate religion.

Mar 20, 2018, 20:32 PM IST
Members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities clash in Karnataka's Kalaburagi

Members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities clash in Karnataka's Kalaburagi

Scenes of joy and despair were seen across the state soon after a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah okayed the religion based on the suggestions of Nagamohan Das committee. 

Mar 19, 2018, 21:23 PM IST
Congress move to woo Lingayats in Karnataka not foolproof, BJP wary too

Congress move to woo Lingayats in Karnataka not foolproof, BJP wary too

The Lingayats are nearly16% of the population in Karnataka and are influential in almost 100 of the 224 Assembly seats in the state. 

Mar 19, 2018, 17:51 PM IST
Karnataka gives separate religion status to the Lingayat community, to approach Centre

Karnataka gives separate religion status to the Lingayat community, to approach Centre

The Cabinet will now forward its recommendation to the Centre

Mar 19, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

Lingayat, Veerashaiva are branches of Hindu religion: Vishwesha Tirtha Swami

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Pejawar said the traditions of Lingayat and Veerashaiva are just like 'Dwaita' and 'Advaita' schools of philosophy.

Oct 18, 2017, 16:49 PM IST
Government has nothing to do with Veerashaivas-Lingayat religious issue: CM Siddaramaiah

Government has nothing to do with Veerashaivas-Lingayat religious issue: CM Siddaramaiah

With resentment within the community over projecting Lingayats and Veerashaivas as the same, he clarified that the stands taken by few of his ministers on the issue as "their personal".

Sep 24, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Basava Jayanti: Remembering the saint who built world's first Parliament

Basava Jayanti: Remembering the saint who built world's first Parliament

Basava staunchly believed in a caste-less society where each individual had equal opportunity to rise up in life.

May 09, 2016, 11:46 AM IST

Shettar govt has lost right to present 2013 budget

Yeddyurappa said people of North Karnataka could be happy if the Assembly was dissolved as "he is not doing good to the region" by dropping Karnataka Janata Party supporters from various boards and corporations.

Dec 30, 2012, 16:54 PM IST

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