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Jan 30, 2019
Prayers at Kendriya Vidyalayas: Identifying Sanskrit with Hinduism puts many State-run institutions under scannerThe moot point is if reciting three sentences in Sanskrit followed by a prayer which only invokes the divinity without any specific reference to any Hindu deity amounts to imparting religious instructions.
Nov 29, 2018
BJP's rationale for Citizenship Amendment Bill shows how sectarian politics, short-term gains make people miss woods for treesThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre seems to have put on hold its plans to amend the existing Citizenship Act in order to facilitate the grant of citizenship to Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Hindus, Parsis and Sikhs from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Nov 17, 2018
Sabarimala row throws CPM into a political conundrum in Kerala as BJP, Congress scramble for Hindu votesThe CPM’s quandary in the Sabarimala row is clear. If it doesn’t comply with the Supreme Court verdict, the Left government can be accused of committing contempt of court as well as pandering to sentiments of religion. And by implementing the judgment, they face music from angry Hindus.
Nov 09, 2018
Appropriating Tipu Sultan: 'Intolerant' Mysuru ruler no different to current politicians, so why the hypeWatching these conflicting narratives from the sidelines are the descendants of Tipu Sultan, headed by Asif Ali. Ali said, "We are worried about certain segments of the society attributing wrong things to the Sultan and accusing him of violence and subjugation; we watch this with tearful eyes and a heavy heart."
Oct 31, 2018
Pakistan's Supreme Court to rule on Christian woman facing death sentence over blasphemy allegationsAsia Bibi was condemned for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbours objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help Bibi were assassinated.
Aug 28, 2018
Punjab's proposed amendment to blasphemy law Section 295 AA: Amarinder's move arms religious fanatics against free speechThe Punjab government's proposed decision to amend Section 295 AA, a law which makes acts of sacrilege against the holy books — Guru Granth Sahib, Gita, Quran, Bible — of major religions punishable with life imprisonment, is expected to cause quite an uproar as the bill will be tabled in Punjab assembly on Tuesday.
Jul 18, 2018
Pathalgadi movement: Ahead of polls, Chhattisgarh BJP attacks tribal practice as 'conspiracy' by Christian communityElection year in Chhattisgarh has stirred up all kinds of political plots, and the Pathalgadi movement is getting ensnared in it.
Jul 16, 2018
Pathalgadi movement: BJP's attempts to reap political dividends from ongoing rebellion fuel tribal ireThe ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh seems bent on reaping a political dividend from the ongoing Pathalgadi movement in the state by allegedly dividing tribals.
Jul 06, 2018
BJP MP Gopal Shetty stirs controversy, claims Christians did not participate in freedom struggleThis prompted the Congress to seek an apology from the BJP for the "condemnable" comment made by its parliamentarian, while the NCP saw the remark as a "deliberate attempt to polarise people"
Jun 23, 2018
Nearly 100 Indians languish in two detention centres in US; MEA says monitoring situation closelySatnam Singh Chahal, of the North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), believes that thousands of Indians, with overwhelming majority of them being from Punjab, are languishing in jails in the US.