Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)


  • A. G. Noorani 2019/03/18

    By A. G. Noorani

    Kashmir matters, and Kashmiris too

    TEHRAN- Relations between India and Pakistan have nosedived since Narendra Modi became prime minister in 2014. If anyone thought that he would make up the loss by a conciliatory policy towards Kashmiris, they were mistaken. It was never part of his agenda. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would have none of it. The game is to accuse dissent within Kashmir as a movement that is Pakistani sponsored, and ruthlessly crush it.

  • Battle lines drawn for India elections; Modi and Gandhi main challengers 2019-03-12 09:58

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Battle lines drawn for India elections; Modi and Gandhi main challengers

    TEHRAN _ Battle lines are drawn and countdown has virtually begun for the biggest electoral showdown on the earth – the elections for India’s parliament – scheduled in April.

  • Modi 2019-02-04 23:22

    Modi visits Kashmir amid complete shutdown

    First time since his Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the coalition government in Indian controlled Kashmir late last year, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the conflict-torn region on Sunday.

  • India election 2019-02-04 23:20

    India elections: Congress seeks to dislodge Modi’s BJP from power

    It’s the election season again in India and preparations are in full swing to woo voters with attractive manifestos and catchy slogans.

  • Modi-Trump 2019-01-05 23:15

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Stung by ‘library’ remark, India lists Afghan projects to “educate” Trump

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump has become famously infamous for his eccentricity, grandiloquence, and off-the-cuff statements devoid of logic and lucidity. On the receiving end have been both friends and foes.

  • India mission in space 2018-12-29 21:30

    Indian mission off to space by 2022

    TEHRAN - India looks all set to send astronauts to space by 2022 in its ambitious space program, which got a major boost this week with BJP government approving budget for it.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-19 19:58

    Conflict-torn Kashmir set for president's rule

    TEHRAN - As the governor's rule comes to an end in Indian-controlled-Kashmir on Wednesday, the region reeling under violence is set to come under President’s rule from Thursday.

  • Rafale 2018-12-18 09:36

    Rafale deal ruckus grows louder

    TEHRAN - The political wrangling between India’s two biggest parties – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress – is intensifying over Rafale deal controversy.

  • president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti 2018-12-16 09:58

    Total distrust between Kashmir and Delhi

    TEHRAN - The former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti claims that there is total distrust and disconnect between people of Kashmir and New Delhi.

  • Sanjay Hegde 2018-12-16 09:53

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Election results in India show huge drop in support for BJP and revival for Congress

    TEHRAN - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback last week after losing three key states to the main opposition party Indian National Congress (INC).

  • Modi 2018-12-13 11:27

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India Elections: Modi’s party suffers big setback, loses key states

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India suffered a major setback on Tuesday after losing three key states to Indian National Congress (INC), the main opposition party, in state elections. Congress is all set to form governments in Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

  • M J Akbar, the deputy foreign minister of India 2018-10-13 22:04

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    MeToo movement grips India, Minister among those in the line of fire

    TEHRAN - India has got its own Harvey Weinstein moment with a number of female journalists breaking their silence and accusing a journalist-turned-politician of sexual harassment.

  • India 2018-09-11 09:47

    BJP govt. to build 'New India' by 2022

    TEHRAN - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has pledged to build "new India" by 2022. The resolution was passed at the two-day party convention in New Delhi on Sunday.

  • The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) 2018-08-14 11:21

    J&K to have new governor later this month

    TEHRAN - The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) state is expected to get a new governor later this month as the incumbent’s 10-year term comes to an end, reports in Indian media said, quoting the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Kashmir pointsman Ram Madhav.

  • India 2018-08-12 10:51

    New political alliance in J&K on cards

    TEHRAN - Almost two months after the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir abruptly broke up; a new political alliance is on cards to end the governor’s rule in the troubled Indian state, according to reports.

  • David Devadas 2018-08-05 10:41

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Kashmiri youth are fed up of violence in which they grew up’

    TEHRAN - Security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir continues to be volatile with the new wave of home-grown militancy, cross-border fighting between India and Pakistan, and collapse of the provincial government. The incidents of violence have increased over the past few years and the peace process between India and Pakistan has virtually been put on the backburner.

  • Al-Qaeda 2018-07-31 12:18

    Amid deteriorating security, 110 Kashmiri youth join militant groups this year

    TEHRAN - In an alarming trend, at least 110 young local Kashmiris took up arms and joined militant groups in Indian controlled Kashmir between January and July this year, according to officials. The restive Shopian district in south Kashmir alone accounted for 28 young recruits.

  • Imran Khan 2018-07-29 11:32

    'Situation in Kashmir biggest failure of BJP government in New Delhi'

    TEHRAN -The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has termed the situation in Kashmir as one of the biggest failures of the BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi, saying the situation in the valley has alarmingly deteriorated since the Narendra Modi-led government came to power in 2014.

  • India 2018-07-26 11:31

    Democracy ‘seriously in peril in India’, says a new study

    TEHRAN - In a serious indictment of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in New Delhi, a new study has said that the democracy in India, like some other countries, was seriously in peril while autocracy was on rise.

  •  Kashif ul Huda 2018-07-12 13:09

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Violence against marginalized communities in India has increased under BJP government'

    TEHRAN - Kashif ul Huda is the founder and editor of, a non-profit voice for the marginalized people in India. He is considered an expert on issues related to minorities in India.

  • India 2018/07/10

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    The difficulty of being a Muslim in BJP-ruled India today

    When the ruling party organizes an event to felicitate a group of criminals convicted in a lynching case and a senior union minister goes to meet and garland them, you should understand that something is terribly wrong.

  • India 2018-07-01 11:00

    Kashmir pull-out part of BJP’s grand strategy for general election, says report

    The decision of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to pull out of an alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu & Kashmir was part of a “grand strategy” for parliament election, says a report by the Concerned Citizens Group (CCG) led by veteran leader and former minister Yashwant Sinha.