Hindutva


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Hindutva

(hɪnˈdʊtvə)
n
1. (Hinduism) (in India) a political movement advocating Hindu nationalism and the establishment of a Hindu state
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in India) a political movement advocating Hindu nationalism and the establishment of a Hindu state
[C21: Hindi, literally: Hinduness]
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The BJP officially adopted Hindutva as its ideology in its 1989 Palampur resolution.
The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan was leading awareness campaign against Hindutva and he was ripping Modi's plan apart through his tweets which were a major source of education for the world on Hindutva ideology.
The ultranationalist ideology of Hindutva or Hindu-ness was formulated by Savarkar in 1923, it is the predominant form of Hindu nationalism in India.
Addressing the participants of National Conference on Kashmir Crisis held under the aegis of DBTV and Center for Peace, Security and Development Studies (CPSD) here, the Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan was leading awareness campaign against Hindutva and he is ripping Modi's plan apart through his tweets which are a major source of education for the world on Hindutva ideology.
Proponents of this ideology believe that greater India unified under Hindutva and the stewardship of PM Modi, would lead to greatness - portrayed in the fables of the Mahabharata, that are screened proudly and persistently by Indian TV.
On the other hand, the people of occupied Kashmir have been warned to beware of Indian collaborators who are trying to approach their Indian masters to bring the members of extremist Hindu organisations like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and other Hindutva forces to the territory to enslave Kashmiris and change their demography.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Hindutva exclusivist creed of the Modi led government with its fascist tactics will miserably fail in its attempt to smother the Kashmiri liberation struggle in occupied Kashmir.
While Nehru's policy was to unite the Indians, Modi's focus is said to be on uniting the Hindus, which might translate as more power to Hindutva vigilantes.
Last year in July, the Ballia legislator had said that every Hindu couple must have at least five children for Hindutva to remain intact.
To situate my argument theoretically in the current discourse on Indian politics and its implications for the neighboring countries, I would like to borrow from Shakuntala Banaji's1 critique on Hindutva (2018).2
It is not a good omen for India and its neighbourhood, unless Modi demonstrates an ability to rise above himself and beyond the Hindutva vision of the RSS.
Patriotism today means Hindutva self-assertion in aggressive tones.