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Whose Song Is It Anyway?

Vande Mataram, the national song, has been a bone of contention for decades now. A battle cry for Indian independence, it compares certain qualities of the motherland with that of Goddess Durga and Lakshmi in the later paragraphs.

Madhya Pradesh: Congress to hold bigger Vande Mataram event

The BJP had in 2005 introduced the practice of mass recital of Vande Mataram at the Secretariat on the first working day of every month.

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Not compulsory to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ at secretariat on 1st day of month: Madhya Pradesh

For the first time since 2005, government employees did not sing the national song at the secretariat on Tuesday — the first day of the month.

Singing Vande Mataram, in a changing India

For someone like me whose childhood was inseparable from Vande Mataram, the mere mention of it now causes unease. If I don’t sing it, some fellow countryman will brand me a gaddar. If I sing it, some others will call me Uncle Tom.

Why should Vande Mataram rendition bother anybody, asks Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu

"Mother is not the photo but our motherland. 'Vande Mataram' is saluting the mother. Why should anyone have a problem with this," Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said at an event in this temple town in Ahmednagar district.

Vande Mataram row: BSP Mayor refuses to stand during national song, BJP councillors protest

Last week, BSP Mayor from Meerut Sunita Verma reversed the decision of her predecessor from BJP, who had made singing of the national song mandatory at Municipal Corporation meetings

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Do not understand problem in singing Vande Mataram: M Venkaiah Naidu

"She (Sister Nivedita) had introduced Vande Mataram as a prayer song in the school...now, some people have a problem with Vande Mataram also. What is Vande Mataram? Mata Vandanam, Amma Vanakkam -- that is Vande Mataram," Naidu said

Aligarh’s BSP corporator says won’t sing Vande Mataram

Aligarh mayor-elect Mohammad Furkan, also from the BSP, said a decision on it would be made only after the oath-taking ceremony — expected next week.

Video: On TV debate, BJP leader fails to sing Vande Mataram, even after mobile prompts

During a heated debate on the BJP's stand to make singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, the party spokesperson was challenged to sing the national song himself. At least he tried.

Delhi HC junks PIL to treat Vande Mataram on par with Jana Gana Mana

The Centre had opposed the plea saying 'Vande Mataram' occupies a "unique and special place" in the psyche of Indians but it cannot be treated at par with 'Jana Gana Mana'.

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Agitated lawyers protest outside Patiala House Court

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Lawyers on Wednesday raised ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans to protest against the anti-national slogans raised inside the Patiala House court premises by the students agitated over the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. Lawyer Vikram Chauhan said people who raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans have been made heroes by the media and when they are protesting against it then why are they being called ‘gundas’. Chauhan added they responded only when students tried to beat the lawyers and tear their clothes, adding that they did not hit anyone.

Lawyer says not ashamed of sloganeering in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Lawyer Rajeev Tadac, who allegedly raised ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans during a hearing in the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said he is not ashamed of doing so. However, Tadac apologised in the court after being reprimanded by a judge. The lawyer, along with his colleagues, had disrupted the Supreme Court proceeding regarding journalists and students being thrashed by BJP leaders outside the Patiala House Court on Monday.

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