Venkaiah Naidu calls India most secular country in world, says 'isolated incidents' happen here and there
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said India does not need any lessons from others, as it is the most secular country in the world, where religious freedoms are guaranteed by the Constitution.
Donald Trump administration official says India 'constitutionally enshrined' minority rights, freedom of religion
Alice Wells told a Washington audience that the United States has had conversations about human rights with all countries, including India.
Does Right to Freedom of Religion extend to wearing religious headgear during sporting event, Supreme Court asks Centre
The Supreme Court recently sought a reply from the central government on a PIL to formulate guidelines to exempt turbaned Sikhs from wearing any other head-gear during sporting events.
Full text of Hamid Ansari's final speech as vice-president: Why pluralism and secularism are essential for our democracy
In his final speech as vice-president, Hamid Ansari said the challenge today is to reiterate and rejuvenate secularism's basic principles.
By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Companies may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders.In its first ruling on a hot political issue across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) found a Belgian firm which had a rule barring employees who dealt with customers from wearing visible religious and political symbols may not have discriminated against a receptionist dismissed for wearing a headscarf.The judgment on that and a French case came on the eve of a Dutch election in which Muslim immigration is a key issue and weeks before France votes for a president in a similarly charged campaign.
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on whether to refer the matter pertaining to ban on the entry of women at Kerala's Sabrimala temple to a constitution bench.
Seven members of a Bangladesh Islamist group have been charged with the attempted murder of an Italian priest who was wounded in a shooting last year.
PM Modi discussed religious extremism with US President Obama but human rights issues and religious freedom on India were left out.
Freedom of speech or freedom of religion is ultimately indivisible. The fight for freedom cannot be confined to Paris or London. It needs to be fought in Saudi Arabia, which is the world most unfree nation when it comes to religion
This is a counter-view to an piece we published on whether a ban on proselytisation makes sense in India