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Apr 03 1991

Sharad J. Rao Vs. Subhash Desai and Ors.

  • Decided on : 03-Apr-1991

Court : Mumbai

Reported in : 1991(4)BomCR156

... who might support the other parties. All those who support him are nationalists and all those who are opposed to his idea of Hindutva are anti-nationalists. Analysed this way, 'Hindutva' of Bal Thackeray has very little cultural content or any cultural connotation. In none of his speeches, we find any exposition of ... I receive. If anybody tries to hoist a Pakistani flag on Indian soil, we will condemn that'.This is the theme. Hindutva is nationalism. All those who are opposed to Hindutva are anti-nationalists. It is on this basis, Mr. Padbidri, on the pretext that Mrinal Gore had said 'Islam is in ... , 1989, birth-day of Bal Thackeray. It has, since then, its acclaimed policy as the only Marathi Daily promoting the burning Hindutva. This also has been published in the same book 'Hindutva Sar and Dhar'. In this editorial (Ex. BN) he apprehends that India might be divided once again and the relevant ... 59, the offending parts of the speeches made by Bal Thackeray and other leaders. Briefly, the facts alleged are that Hindutva is their breath and that they would not leave Hindutva; the Muslims have been pampered by the Central Government and that even the new Prime Minister would go to meet the ... . He refers to Kashmir and Punjab. He says...'Hindus are being killed in Kashmir and Punjab. What are pro-Hindutva people doing? Who is saying this? These Gandhites. Because of our Hindutva they are preaching the morals and morality to us'.He then tells the audience that it was Rajiv Gandhi's ...

Jul 01 1991

Sohan Singh Jodh Singh Kohli Vs. Chandrakanta Goyal

  • Decided on : 01-Jul-1991

Court : Mumbai

Reported in : 1991(3)BomCR357

... herself. The meeting was held at about 8.20 p.m. The petitioner has stated that both Gajanan More and Kirit Somaiya referred to Hindutva and to fight for Hindutva, the candidates of the alliance should be elected. Again these speeches have been recorded by the police authorities in the Election Diary and ... The petitioner has stated that at the said meeting, Bal Thackeray reiterated that the said alliance was contesting the election in the name of Hindutva and to fight for Hindutva. The proceedings of the meeting were widely reported again in the same dailies, as referred to above, on 25th February and 26th February 1990 ... Para 19 contains the speeches made by Bal Thackeray wherein he has stated that the said alliance was contesting elections in the name of Hindutva and to fight for Hindutva. In her written-statement she had not denied the same. When she was asked about it, her answer was that she could not ... (Rajiv) is rootless. What did he not say that he is a Prime Minister belonging to three religions and now, he is teaching us Hindutva and the wisdom of the Hindutva. Who is Farooque Abdullah's friend or we ? Who was Shaikh Abdullah's friend-his grand father or our grand father ? Who ... you only one question. (Sounds of commotion among the audience) Therefore, what is wrong if we have lit the Flame of Hindutva. This election will decide whether the flame of Hindutva will be extinguished or grow bigger. Friends, this election is not about such dispute as to at whose door step yours or ...

Dec 11 1995

Dr Ramesh Yeshwant Prabhoo Vs. Prabhakar Kashinath Kunte and Ors.

  • Decided on : 11-Dec-1995

Court : Supreme Court of India

Reported in : AIR1996SC1113; JT1995(8)SC609; 1995(7)SCALE1; (1996)1SCC130; [1995]Supp6SCR371

... Ram : [1955]1SCR608 .32. The argument assailing the constitutional validity of Sub-sections (3) and/or (3A) of Section 123 is rejected.Meaning of 'Hindutva' and 'Hinduism'33. The next contention relates to the meaning of 'Hindutva' and Hinduism and the effect of the use of these expressions in the election speeches.34. We have already indicated the meaning of Sub- ... of a way of life of the Indian people and are not confined merely to describe persons practising the Hindu religion as a faith.44. Considering the terms 'Hinduism' or 'Hindutva' per se as depicting hostility, enmity or intolerance towards other religious faiths of professing communalism, proceeds from an improper appreciation and perception of the true meaning of these expressions ... -- The Need For A Positive Outlook' by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan (1994), it is said:The strategy worked out to solve the minorities problem was, although differently worded, that of Hindutva or Indianisation. This strategy, briefly stated Aims at developing a uniform culture by obliterating the differences between all the cultures co-existing in the country. This was felt to ... be called the fundasnentals of the Hindu religion.38. These Constitution Bench decisions, after a detailed discussion, indicate that no precise meaning can be ascribed to the terms 'Hindu', 'Hindutva' and 'Hinduism'; and no meaning in the abstract can confine it to the narrow limits of religion alone, excluding the content of Indian culture and heritage. It is also ...

Dec 11 1995

Ramakant Mayekar and Ors. Vs. Smt. Celine D'Selva</b>

  • Decided on : 11-Dec-1995

Court : Supreme Court of India

Reported in : AIR1996SC826; JT1995(9)SC73; 1995(7)SCALE72; (1996)1SCC399; [1995]Supp6SCR492

... on the Bow and Arrow' and 'Keep Hindutva awake, elect the bow and arrow.' ... 'for the protection of fiery Hindutva the Shiv Sena BJP candidate....24. The Judgment then proceeds to hold as under :.There can be no doubt that the 'Hindutva' in these wall-paintings is the same 'Hindutva' contained in the video cassettes ' ... Avhan'. They are therefore an appeal to vote for Shiv Sena BJP candidates viz., The Respondent for protection of that 'Hindutva'. As is set out hereafter an appeal in the name of 'Hindutva' amounts to an appeal to vote for the Hindu candidates of Shiv Sena BJP on the ground of their religion ... Court. All of these are against various successful candidates of Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party. All these petitions are based on a blank of Hindutva/Hinduism alleged to have been adopted by these parties and allegedly declared by there leaders at the joint Public meetings held by these two parties ... , this crucial factor was overlooked by the High Court in the trial of the election petition.27. In the abstract, the meaning of the word 'Hindutva' is not confined only to Hindu religion unrelated to Indian culture and heritage and it is the context and the manner of its use which ... the context and the manner of its use which determines its true meaning in a particular speech. The kind of use made of the word 'Hindutva', the context and the composition of the audience to which the speech is addressed are all significant. In the connected Civil Appeal No. 2453 of 1991 ...

Dec 11 1995

Manohar Joshi Vs. Nitin Bhaurao Patil and Another

  • Decided on : 11-Dec-1995

Court : Supreme Court of India

Reported in : 1996IAD(SC)93; AIR1996SC796; JT1995(8)SC646; 1995(7)SCALE30; (1996)1SCC169; [1995]Supp6SCR421

... flame Of Hinduism is extinguished, then anti-national Muslims will be powerful and they will Convert Hindustan into Pakistan. If the flame of Hindutva will grow then be reduced to ashes (Pramod Mahajan).(e) We must protect 'Hindutva' at all costs and for that we must not allow the saffron (Bhagwa) of Shri Cnhatravathi Shivaji Maharaj to fall from ... religions like Muslims, Christians etc. Not only the other religions are ridiculed but the followers thereof are termed as 'traitors' and 'betrayers'. Under the guise of protecting Hindu religion/Hindutva the said cassettes attach other religions and whips up low herd instincts and animosities. The concept of secular democracy is totally eliminated. It generates powerful emotions by appealing ... of the said alliance. At the said meeting Bal Thackeray reiterated that the said alliance was contesting the elections in the name of Hindu religion and to fight for Hindutva. The proceedings of the said meeting were widely reported in various dailies viz; 'Mumbai Sakal', 'Nava Kal', 'Navshakti', 'Maharashtra Times', 'Navbharat Times', 'Loksatta' 'Sunday Observer', 'The Times of India', ... and Shiv Sena have systematically exploited various unfortunate disputes set out hereinabove so as to seek votes during the parliamentary election and the in question in the name of 'Hindutva' i.e. Hindu religion. 7. The petitioner states that accepting a candidature in the election of the said alliance meant that the said particular candidate had accepted the ...

Oct 13 1990

Sohan Singh Jodh Singh Kohli Vs. Chandrakanta Goyal

  • Decided on : 13-Oct-1990

Court : Mumbai

Reported in : AIR1991Bom343; (1991)93BOMLR260

... Shiv Sena have systematically exploited various unfortunate disputes mentioned in the petition so as to seek votes during the Parliamentary Elections and the elections in question in the name of 'Hindutva', that is, Hindu religion. 8. The petitioner further says that the said two parties thus put up joint candidates in all the 288 Assembly Constituencies. The petitioner, therefore, submits that ... facts of each case. The material facts pleaded in the petition are : (i) That there has been a systematic attempt on the part of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance to project Hindutva as the only savior for all the ills and disturbances in the country, (ii) all the other parties betrayed Hindu community by pampering other religiousminorities, (iii) Therefore, it became necessary ... any event she had not objected to the same. (xi) the respondent and her leaders publicly acknowledged after the results were declared that they succeeded because of the plank of Hindutva. These are the material facts constituting the cause of action, namely, the two grounds mentioned above. Can it be said that these facts are not sufficient to constitute the cause ... wave, but the same isour breath and the same cannot stop, that is why Hindutva is ours. (b) Congressman even if your 42 ancestors (generations) come down, we will not leave 'Hindutva'. (c) Dadasaheb Rupwate has filed an election petition because we had campaigned on the plank of Hindutva. Rupwate is Buddhist. He does not want to leave his caste. (Does not want ...

Apr 23 1991

Saroj Sandesh Naik (Bhosale) Vs. Suryakant Venkatrao Mahadik

  • Decided on : 23-Apr-1991

Court : Mumbai

Reported in : 1991(4)BomCR488

... whatever be the number. He had addressed the gathering there to vote for Shiv Sena for the purpose of retaining Hindutva and that Shiv Sena would never back out for the sake of Hindutva. In the absence of any evidence on the side of the respondent, I have to accept whatever the entry Exhibit 'M ... the evidence led by the petitioner should not be accepted. He also submitted that the petitioner has proved that the respondent has used the plank of Hindutva or Hinduism. He submitted that the speeches of the leaders of the respondent, particularly, that of Bal , would be binding on the petitioner and the respondent ... had many objectionable materials as set out in the plaint and also the fact that very many slogans were used, all in the cause of the Hindutva, has not been denied at all. Yet, in the written-statement, the respondent adopted a strange attitude, almost disowning his party, his alliance, above all his ... allegation of the petitioner in the petition as also in the evidence is that in all these meetings, the respondent preached or appealed to voters on Hindutva. The respondent denied that he had made such an appeal. But he has set out anywhere, either in the written-statement or anywhere else as ... is prescribed under the rules. As against this, Mr. Vashi submitted that since 1989 despite the fact that the Court had decided that the plank of Hindutva as canvassed by Shiv Sena and its leaders is a corrupt practice under section 123(3) and 123(3-A) of the representation of the People' ...

Sep 08 2006

Sri Sahasra Lingeshwara Temple, rep. by its Managing Trustee Sundaresh ...

  • Decided on : 08-Sep-2006

Court : Karnataka

Reported in : 2007(1)KarLJ1

... understood as a synonym of 'Indianlsation', i.e., development of uniform culture by obliterating the differences between all the cultures co-existing in the country. Considering the terms ''Hinduism' or 'Hindutva' per se as depicting hostility, enmity or intolerance towards other religious faiths or professing communalism, proceeds from an improper appreciation and perception of the true meaning of these expressions. Misuse ... with narrow fundamentalist Hindu religious bigotry, or be construed to fall within the prohibition In Sub-sections (3) and/or (3A) of Section 124 of the R.P. Act. Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood as a way of life or a state of mind and it is not to be equated with, or understood as religious Hindu fundamentalism. The word ... understood as a way of life or a state of mind and it is not to be equated with, or understood as religious Hindu fundamentalism. The word 'Hindutva' is used and understood as a synonym of 'Indianlsation', i.e., development of uniform culture by obliterating the differences between all the cultures co-existing in the country. Considering the ... . In : AIR1996SC1113 (Dr. Ramesh Yeshwant Prabhoo v. Prabhakar Kashinath Kunte and Ors.), the Court notices the meaning of Hindutva or Hinduism and ruled in paras 39, 40 and 44 reading as under:No precise meaning can be ascribed to the terms 'Hindu' , 'Hindutva' and 'Hlndusira'; and no meaning in the abstract can confined it to the narrow limits of religion alone, excluding ...

Dec 11 1995

Suryakant Venkatarao Mahadik Vs. Saroj Sandesh Naik (Bhosale) (Smt)

  • Decided on : 11-Dec-1995

Court : Supreme Court of India

Reported in : JT1995(8)SC686; 1995(7)SCALE92; (1996)1SCC384; [1995]Supp6SCR530

... only as an appeal on the ground of Hindu religion, that is, by the candidate on the ground of his religion. As earlier stated, the word 'Hindutva' in the abstract and in a different context addressed to a different gathering may have different meaning relating to Indian culture and heritage unrelated to religion, ... (referred as respondent in the election petition), he has stated as under:.The respondent and Dr. Pednekar gave a speech stating that for the protection of Hindutva it was necessary to give vote to Shiv Sena....There is nothing in his cross-examination to discredit his version to this extent. In view of ... appellant in a Hindu temple during a religious festival addressed to Hindu devotees forming the religious gathering has to be understood in this context. The word 'Hindutva' used in the speech of the appellant at the time, place and occasion has to be understood only as an appeal on the ground of Hindu religion ... ) decided today and it is unnecessary to reiterate the same herein. It is sufficient for the present purpose to say that the meaning of the word 'Hindutva' in the speech has to be understood in the context and according to its use and the manner in which it was meant to be understood ... question now is whether this statement amounts to proof of the corrupt practice under Section 123(3) of the Act.14. The meaning of the word 'Hindutva' was seriously debated at the Bar during the hearing of the bunch of appeals of which this is one. We have dealt with this aspect at ...

Dec 11 1995

Prof. Ramchandra G. Kapse Vs. Haribansh Ramakbal Singh

  • Decided on : 11-Dec-1995

Court : Supreme Court of India

Reported in : AIR1996SC817; 1995(7)SCALE60; (1996)1SCC206; [1995]Supp6SCR471; 1996(1)LC471(SC)

... of the other political parties and made his criticism of the same. According to him, he said nothing to seek votes on the ground of Hindu religion or to support Hindutva. He criticised misrule of the Congress (I) for several decades. According to him, he said that for centuries, Hindus, Muslims and members of other communities have been living as brothers ... also tend to negative an essential ingredient of the corrupt practice under Sub-section (3A) of Section 123. It may be mentioned that there is no mention of the word 'Hindutva' or Hindu religion in the report of the speech at any place. This alone is sufficient to indicate that the evidence led in support of the election petition does not ... he or his workers has not invited Pramod Mahajan to attend the meeting on 11.6.1991 in Kalyan. He has also stated that Pramod Mahajan did not speak of Hindutva or Hindu Rashtra, nor did he invoke the voters as Hindus to vote for B.J.P. He then says that Pramod Mahajan spoke of the problems of poverty, population ... has stated these facts from personal knowledge adding that he was present in that meeting. He added that none of the speakers had asked for votes in the name of Hindutva or in the name of Ram or Ramjanamabhoomi. In his speech, he spoke only of the work he had done as an M.P. and also of his future plans ...

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