In India, preparations are underway to change the name of historic city of Aligarh to Harigarh as extremist Hindutva policy continues to reign.
The country a proposal has been sent to the Uttar Pradesh government which is headed by Yogi Adityant a heartland hindu nationalist students of Aligarh university have expressed fears that the government of prime minister Narendra Modi want to stir hindu muslim tensions.
Some opposition parties and civil society activists have raised their voices against plans to change the name of the city. The demand for a change in name goes back decades in October 1989. Riots had broken out when a Hindu right-wing group put up harigar banners in an alleged locality.