From the States

The ways of the Parivar

Print edition : July 21, 2017

A statue of Mother Mary which has been standing atop a the hill at Pulipakkam village near Chengleput for 10 years now. Across it is the Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple, which is under construction. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

The Vaishnavite mark “tiruman" painted on boulders near the grotto on the hill at Sogandi village in Kancheepuram district. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

A billboard in the name of the Hindu Munnai in Alagusamudhram village warns that people other than Hindus will not be allowed to propagate their faiths or interfere in any of the village’s general issues. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at the Eid celebrations in Lucknow on June 26. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was conspicuous by his absence. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

During the communial violence in Ranchi in April. State Home Department records say that as many as 12 people lost their lives in sectarian violence from March 2016 to June 2017. Of them, nine belonged to the Muslim community. Photo: Manob Chowdhury

Karni Sena activists protestinf against the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmawati” at Jaigarh Fort in Jaipur in January. Photo: PTI

Geeta Dabholkar, Umatayi Pansare and Umadevi Kalburgi, spouses of the three slain rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M. Kalburgi, leading a silent march in Dharwad, Karnataka, on the first death anniversary of Prof. Kalburgi in 2016 urging the inquiry into the murder be expedited. Photo: THE HINDU

At the Bhubaneswar railway station platform after Bajrang Dal activists detained a train carrying cows on May 24. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

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