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Dusshera celebrations Highlights: If they call Mumbai Police ‘mafia’, then what will you term UP Police, asks Uddhav

Dusshera Vijayadashami 2021 celebrations Highlights: Taking a swipe at the BJP, he also said, "Hindutva is not under threat from outsiders, it is under threat from these neo Hindus."

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai, New Delhi |
Updated: October 16, 2021 9:30:07 am
Uddhav Thackeray speaks at annual Dussehra rally

Dusshera celebrations Highlights and Updates: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said Hindutva is under threat from those who used it to gain power. “Hindutva is under threat. It is under threat from those who have climbed the ladder of power using Hindutva. These people will now use the Britishers’ strategy to divide and rule. They will create differences in society. We need to be guarded against their nefarious motives,” Thackeray cautioned while speaking at Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally, where he also sounded the poll bugle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other local bodies’ elections.

He remarked that Maharashtra is being targeted by the BJP government at the Centre since Shiv Sena has broken ties with them. Referring to the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh, he said, “Maharashtra is being looked at through a different lens. While we are being targeted, why are places like Uttar Pradesh, where rapes happen, not criticised as well?… if they call the Mumbai Police ‘mafia’, then what will you term the UP Police?”

He also said there is a need to have an honest discussion on federalism and rights of states in country. “Dr Ambedkar had said that like the Centre, states too will have sovereign rights. He had stated that if the Centre meddles in the affairs of the state, it would be in violation of the constitution,” Thackeray added.

From revisiting India’s population policy and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, to the lack of control over OTT content and the rising use of narcotics — RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat touched upon a range of issues in his Vijayadashami address on Friday.

Addressing a group of Swayamsevaks in Nagpur, Bhagat highlighted the need for a culture that “binds the nation together and promotes love”. He said that only “Sanatan Hindu culture” can save the world from radicalism, terrorism and intolerance, “with its ability to accept all”. The RSS chief was performing a ‘shastra puja’ on the occasion of Dussehra in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Dusshera celebrations Highlights: Shiv Sena will hold its annual Dussehra rally in Shanmukhanand hall with 1,300 people in attendance; Uddhav Thackeray scheduled to speak in the Dusshera rally; Dussehra, a widely-celebrated festival, brings the five-day festivities of Durga Puja to a close. The day marks Lord Ram's victory over the evil King Ravana.

21:31 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Farmers’ body burns effigy of PM Modi, HM Shah among others in Jaipur

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha burnt a multi-headed Ravana-like effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi having faces of Home Minister Amit Shah and others in Jaipur on the occasion of Dussehra on Friday.

Apart from the faces of Modi and Shah, the effigy had the faces RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and businessmen Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani.

The effigy also had lines like ‘I am Narendra Damodardas Modi, I am anti-farmer’ written on it in Hindi. Read more

19:59 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Dussehra in Madhya Pradesh: 'Ravan Dahan' being performed at Bhopal

'Ravan Dahan' being performed at TT Nagar in Bhopal, on Dussehra.

19:55 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Hindutva under threat from those who used it to gain power, says Uddhav Thackeray

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said Hindutva is under threat from those who used it to gain power. "Hindutva is under threat. It is under threat from those who have climbed the ladder of power using Hindutva. These people will now use the Britishers' strategy to divide and rule. They will create differences in society. We need to be guarded against their nefarious motives," Thackeray cautioned while speaking at Shiv Sena's annual Dussehra rally.

19:49 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Rebuffed politicians, who have lost power, trying to malign this state's image: Uddhav

"Rejected lovers sometimes throw acid on girl who rebuff their advances. This is what seems to be happening to Maharashtra. Rebuffed politicians, who have lost power, doing the same to malign this state's image," says Uddhav 

19:39 (IST)15 Oct 2021
'All they are interested in is to catch celebrities..': Uddhav targets Central agencies over drug menace

Targeting the BJP government at Centre, he said, "They have painted a picture that Maharashtra has beocme a drug capital. That is not the case. In Mundra, there was a drug haul of crores. While your agencies are recovering pinchful of ganja, the Maharashtra cops have recovered drugs worth Rs 150 crore. All they are interested in is to catch celebrities and get their pictures clicked."

19:30 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Need honest discussion on federalism and rights of states, says Uddhav at annual Dussehra rally

"We need to have an honest discussion on federalism and rights of states in our country. Dr Ambedkar had said that like the Centre, states too will have sovereign rights. He had said that if the Centre meddles in the affairs of the state, it would be in violation of the Constitution," says Uddhav Thackeray.

19:26 (IST)15 Oct 2021
'Some never took part in freedom struggle yet saying Bharat Mata ki Jay makes them patriots...'

In another dig at BJP, Uddhav remarked, 'Some people never participated in the freedom struggle but saying Bharat Mata ki Jay makes them bigger patriots than soldiers.'

19:24 (IST)15 Oct 2021
If they call Mumbai Police 'mafia', then what will you term UP Police: Uddhav

"If they call the Mumbai Police 'mafia', then what will you term the UP Police," asks Uddhav Thackeray speaking at Dussehra rally.

19:15 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Maharashtra is being looked at through a different lens: Uddhav Thackeray

"Maharashtra is being looked at through a different lens. While we are being targetted, why are places like Uttar Pradesh, where rapes happen, not criticised as well?" asks Uddhav Thackeray

19:13 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Some are attacking us because we're not willing to be their load-bearers anymore: Uddhav

"Some people are attacking us now because we are not willing to be their load-bearers anymore," Thackeray says while taking a swipe at the BJP.

19:12 (IST)15 Oct 2021
When Mumbai was burning in 1992-93, who saved the city, asks Uddhav

"When Mumbai was burning in 1992-93, who saved the city? People who are speaking and attacking Sena now were hiding in their holes then."

19:11 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Hindutva not under threat from outsiders, but from these neo Hindus: Uddhav

"Hindutva not under threat from outsiders, but from these neo Hindus," Uddhav Thackery hits out at BJP during his speech at annual Dussehra rally.

18:54 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai takes part in Mysuru Dasara celebrations

Mysuru Dasara celebrations took place in Mysuru this evening. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also took part in the celebrations.

18:52 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Bihar: 'Ravan Dahan' being performed in Patna

'Ravan Dahan' being performed in Patna, on Dussehra. A corona effigy also burnt along with the Ravan effigy.

18:45 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray speaks at annual Dussehra rally

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is speaking at annual Dussehra rally. 

18:38 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performs 'Ravan Dahan' at 'Lav Kush Ramlila'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal performed 'Ravan Dahan' at 'Lav Kush Ramlila'.

17:19 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Uddhav Thackeray expected to speak at annual Dussehra rally

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to sound the poll bugle for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other local bodies’ elections at the annual Dussehra rally today. The Shiv Sena chief is expected to take on the BJP on multiple issues, ranging from state to national politics, and speak on the development issues in Mumbai and Maharashtra.

16:20 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Vidyarambham performed at Dakshina Mookambika Temple on Vjayadasami

Vidyarambham, the ritual of initiating children into the world of letters, performed at Dakshina Mookambika Temple, North Paravur in Ernakulam on Vjayadasami.

15:43 (IST)15 Oct 2021
Jharkhand: 'Sindoor Khela' to mark the last day of Durga Puja in Ranchi

Women participate in 'Sindoor Khela' to mark the last day of Durga Puja in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

15:42 (IST)15 Oct 2021
In Dussehra speech, Mohan Bhagwat demands return of temple properties to Hindu society

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, on Friday, called for returning all temple properties controlled by governments to Hindu society and also reiterated its demand for a population policy to take care of what it terms as “demographic imbalance” caused by various factors.

Bhagwat was addressing RSS volunteers at the annual Vijayadashmi programme here.

Bhagwat observed that most Hindu temples in south India are controlled by the government. “Many temples in India are also run by trusts. In both the cases, we find instances of a good and bad management,” he said. Read more

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that there was a rise in the usage of narcotics drugs and that the money from such businesses was being used for anti-national activities. Bhagawat Friday was addressing the Swayamsevaks after performing a 'shastra puja' on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The RSS chief also said, "The partition of the country was a sad history, the truth of this history should be faced and to bring back the lost integrity and unity, the new generation should know that history."

The Maharashtra government has relaxed the upper limit of 200 attendees at gatherings and functions in closed spaces. However, the order that the gatherings should be organized with 50 per cent capacity of the closed spaces remains.

Dussehra, a widely-celebrated festival, brings the five-day festivities of Durga Puja to a close. The day marks Lord Ram's victory over the evil King Ravana. In different parts of the country, devotees prepare to bid farewell to the Goddess. This year, the festival — also known as Vijayadashami — is being celebrated slightly differently considering curbs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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