What is the purpose of Bajrang Dal?

What is the purpose of Bajrang Dal?

Some of the main goals of the Dal is to build Ram Mandir temple at the site of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya and the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura, and also to expand the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, which are currently disputed places of worship.

Is VHP a political party?

On 4 June 2018, the VHP was classified as a militant religious organization by the CIA in its World Factbook’s entry for India, under the category of political pressure groups, along with Bajrang Dal.

Who created Bajrang Dal?

Vinay Katiyar
Bajrang Dal/Founders

When was Bajrang Dal formed?

Bajrang Dal/Founded

When was VHP formed?

Vishva Hindu Parishad/Founded

Who is president of VHP?

Raghava Reddy
Vishva Hindu Parishad/Presidents

How many RSS members are there in India?

The RSS is the progenitor and leader of a large body of organisations called the Sangh Parivar (the “family of the RSS”), which have presence in all facets of the Indian society. RSS was founded on 27 September 1925. As of 2014, it has a membership of 5–6 million.

Is BJP a right wing?

The BJP is a right-wing party, and its policy has historically reflected Hindu nationalist positions. It has close ideological and organisational links to the much older Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The BJP’s origin lies in the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, formed in 1951 by Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

What is difference between Hinduism and Hindutva?

Hinduism is the name given to the most ancient and persistent religion on the Indian subcontinent, and Hindutva is the name by which the ideology of the Hindu right, represented by the political party Bharatiya Janata Party, or Indian People’s Party (BJP), is known.

What does VHP stand for?


Acronym Definition
VHP Very High Pressure
VHP Very High Priority
VHP Volunteer Health Professional
VHP Verenigde Hervormings Partij (Progressive Reform Party – Suriname)

What kind of ideology does Bajrang Dal have?

The Bajrang Dal (transl. Brigade of Hanuman) is a Hindu nationalist militant organisation that forms the youth wing of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). It is a member of the right-wing Sangh Parivar. The ideology of the organisation is based on Hindutva.

When was Bajrang Dal involved in riots in Gujarat?

According to the Human Rights Watch, Bajrang Dal had been involved in riots against Muslims in the 2002 Gujarat violence. In April 2006, two Bajrang Dal activists were killed in nearby Nanded in the process of bomb making. The same group of activists were also suspected for perpetrating the 2003 Parbhani mosque blasts.

Who is the leader of Bajrang Dal in Assam?

Days before Christmas, on 5 December 2020, Bajrang Dal leader Mithu Nath openly threatened and warned of beating Hindus for visiting Churches in Assam’s Barak Valley. Following this, a case was filed against him by the Cachar district Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Is there a ban on Bajrang Dal in Karnataka?

On 5 October 2008, the National Commission for Minorities has recommended a ban on the Bajrang Dal and VHP for its alleged role in the attacks on Christian institutions in Karnataka. However, the ruling state government has the Minority commission’s recommendations and does not support this suggestion.