On 19 March 2018, the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka had recommended to the Union government that the latter should grant Lingayats the status of minority religion. In operational terms, this implies that the Siddaramaiah government recommended the division of Hindu society of Karnataka.
What are the reasons for this?
What is the history of this demand?
Are the Lingayats philosophically and fundamentally separate from Hindus, or is this about something else?
What are the respective relations of the community with each of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress?
In this video, we look at these questions, and others, in depth.
For Part 1 in the series, watch Elect Right: Introduction To Karnataka 2018.
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- S L Bhyrappa on the issue
- Why it is difficult for Hindus to run schools or colleges in India
- Lingayat issue shows why minorityism’s time is up
- Why India is moving towards minoritarian dystopia
- Why the Lingayat agitation is about the unfavourable education regime
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