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Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

Assembly polls: Desist from seeking votes in name of religion and caste, EC tells political parties

EC on Tuesday directed political parties to desist from seeking votes in the name of religion and caste.

After SC verdict, why are politicians targeting religious minorities during UP campaigns? - Part III

Panel discussion over Till when religion based politics be practiced in U.P? Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

After SC verdict, why are politicians targeting religious minorities during UP campaigns? - Part II

Panel discussion over Till when religion based politics be practiced in U.P? Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

After SC verdict, why are politicians targeting religious minorities during UP campaigns?

Panel discussion over Till when religion based politics be practiced in U.P? Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

SC verdict banning use of religion to garner votes can be exploited: Jamaat

The recent Supreme Court verdict that outlawed appealing for votes in the name of religion, caste, and other identities can be "exploited" by parties campaigning using the "Hindutva plank", Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday said.

Election campaigns in name of caste, religion and language against law: SC

Supreme Court directs for not using name of caste and religion during election campaign. Watch complete news story to get the detailed news updates!

Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

Seeking votes in name of religion is 'corrupt practice', says SC

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday said no politician can seek vote in the name of caste, creed, or religion.

Hindus, Muslims least educated religious groups in world, Jews world's best educated: Survey

Hindus, Muslims least educated religious groups in world, Jews world's best educated: Survey

The vast majority of the world's Hindus live in India (94%) or in the bordering countries of Nepal (2.3%) and Bangladesh (1.2%).

Top US diplomat on religious freedom to visit India

A top American diplomat will visit India next week to meet representatives of majority and minority religions, civil society and government officials, the State Department has said.

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

 Indonesia recognises six religions and is home to several minority groups that adhere to traditional beliefs.

Panel discussion over Digvijay Singh's remarks on Bhopal encounter

After allegations of oppositions on the govt for the Bhopal encounter, the question raised here, Is there a need to ask religion before encounter terrorists? Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

CPI(M) to intervene in Supreme Court hearing on use of religion in polls

The CPI(M) on Thursday become the first political party to intervene in the ongoing Supreme Court hearing on whether seeking votes in the name of religion or caste amounted to "corrupt practices" under the Representation of the People's (RP) Act.

Totally prohibit use of religion for seeking votes, Supreme Court urged

Totally prohibit use of religion for seeking votes, Supreme Court urged

The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that a provision of the electoral law, prohibiting the use of religion by a candidate for mobilising votes during elections should be seen in the contest of enduring constitutional ethos and the changing times.

Seeking votes in garb of religion: SC to hear pleas today

The seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear whether seeking votes in the name of religion will amount to a corrupt practice under the representation of the people`s act warranting disqualification or not.

SC set to review two-decade old 'Hindutva' ruling; Can politicians be allowed to seek votes in name of Hinduism?

SC set to review two-decade old 'Hindutva' ruling; Can politicians be allowed to seek votes in name of Hinduism?

Nearly two decades back, the apex court had allowed politicians to seek votes by using words like "Hindutva" and "Hinduism".

Centre, UP govt linking religion with politics: Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday accused the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government of "linking religion with politics".

Religion can't dictate upon rights of individuals: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday asserted that religion cannot dictate upon the rights of an individual and attacked Congress over its stand on the Uniform Civil Code, saying it was the Constituent Assembly controlled by the party that had envisaged a common civil law for all Indians.

Religion is nation's base, should not be ignored: Mohan Bhagwat

One should not ignore religion as it is the "base of the nation", RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat said here on Saturday.

'Shivaay' doesn't have religion angle: Ajay Devgn

'Shivaay' doesn't have religion angle: Ajay Devgn

Actor-producer Ajay Devgn says his upcoming film "Shivaay" won't hurt any religious sentiments as the movie deals with human elements of Lord Shiva. Ajay, who has also directed the movie, said he is not portraying Shiva but a common man, who is a devotee of the God.

Francois Hollande shuts door against possibility of financing mosques in France

Francois Hollande closed the door on Wednesday against any possibility that France would finance mosques in its territories.