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Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC
India

Harish Salve's arguments expose fault lines in 'unconstitutionality' of CAA; narrative against Act built on a mythical NRC

If we accept one positive discrimination conferred by the Indian Constitution on minorities based on religious classification, it is spurious to claim that allowing for a similar positive discrimination in favour of another identifiable group is unconstitutional

CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla
World

CAA didn't figure in Trump-Modi talks, religious harmony discussed in positive way, says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) did not come up for discussion between visiting US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Tuesday, noting that the two leaders talked about religious harmony in a "positive way"

BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga
Politics

BJP's Mizoram ally MNF votes in favour of resolution on religious freedom; don't follow saffron party's ideologies, says CM Zoramthanga

The Mizoram Assembly on Friday, including BJP ally, Mizo National Front (MNF) unanimously adopted a private member's resolution asking the Centre to take measures for the protection of religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah
India

'Citizenship (Amendment) Bill a dangerous turn in wrong direction': US panel may consider sanctions against Amit Shah

Shah on Monday introduced the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha, where it was passed with 311 members favouring it and 80 voting against it. It will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for its nod on Tuesday.

Let's stand up together for religious freedom, says Mike Pompeo days after US releases report on mob attacks in India
India

Let's stand up together for religious freedom, says Mike Pompeo days after US releases report on mob attacks in India

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo's remarks assume significance as they come days after the US state department, in its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report released last week, alleged that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef.

US religious freedom report: Behind the rank hypocrisy lies evangelical zeal and a misplaced sense of moral superiority
World

US religious freedom report: Behind the rank hypocrisy lies evangelical zeal and a misplaced sense of moral superiority

The premise of the US state department's report on India is based on an assumption that banning religious conversion violates religious freedom.

Report on religious freedom exposes bias of some in US against Modi govt, writes BJP's foreign affairs in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale
India

Report on religious freedom exposes bias of some in US against Modi govt, writes BJP's foreign affairs in-charge Vijay Chauthaiwale

According to Vijay Chauthaiwale, US state department's special adviser on minority affairs Knox Thames' visit to India was aimed at defaming the BJP, the Modi government and the Hindu society at large.

US has 'no locus standi' to comment on religious freedom in India: MEA on report alleging attacks by Hindu groups on minorities
India

US has 'no locus standi' to comment on religious freedom in India: MEA on report alleging attacks by Hindu groups on minorities

India's reaction was to an annual International Religious Freedom Report by the US, which alleged that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities continued in India in 2018.

US administration convenes meeting led by Mike Pompeo to discuss challenges to religious freedom around the world
World

US administration convenes meeting led by Mike Pompeo to discuss challenges to religious freedom around the world

The Trump Administration has convened a major international meeting to discuss challenges to religious freedom

US court terms Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries unconstitutional
World

US court terms Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries unconstitutional

President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on travellers from six largely Muslim countries is "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam

Rajasthan HC rules in favour of religious freedom but asking individuals to publicly notify of conversion impedes personal privacy
India

Rajasthan HC rules in favour of religious freedom but asking individuals to publicly notify of conversion impedes personal privacy

Last month in Chirag Singhvi versus State of Rajasthan, the Rajasthan High Court was faced with an increasingly common set of facts. What sets the Singhvi case apart from the dozen other cases with analogous facts is that the court took it upon itself to frame certain guidelines regulating how and when a person can convert from one religion to another.

Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries
World

Pakistan on US watch list for 'severe violations' of religious freedom as Rex Tillerson re-designates 10 countries

The US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, the State Department said.

US announces grant of nearly $5,00,000 to promote religious freedom in India, Sri Lanka
India

US announces grant of nearly $5,00,000 to promote religious freedom in India, Sri Lanka

The US has announced a grant of nearly USD 5,00,000 for organisations which can come up with ideas to promote religious freedom in India and Sri Lanka.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull defends 'religious freedom' amid poll for legalising same-sex marriage
World

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull defends 'religious freedom' amid poll for legalising same-sex marriage

Turnbull, a supporter of gay marriage, defended the right of a church to refuse to marry a couple who had posted support for same-sex unions on social media

Donald Trump announces plans to nominate Samuel Dale Brownback as ambassador for religious freedom
World

Donald Trump announces plans to nominate Samuel Dale Brownback as ambassador for religious freedom

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his plans to nominate Kansas Governor Samuel Dale Brownback as his ambassador

Donald Trump vows to protect religious freedom in US from 'grave threat' of terrorism
World

Donald Trump vows to protect religious freedom in US from 'grave threat' of terrorism

President Donald Trump vowed to support and defend religious liberty, telling a gathering of evangelical Christians that the threat of terrorism is "one of the most grave and dire threats to religious freedom in the world today."

Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Donald Trump expected to discuss foreign NGO funding issue
World

Narendra Modi in Washington, DC: Donald Trump expected to discuss foreign NGO funding issue

Five American Senators have asked US president Donald Trump to use his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an opportunity to discuss India's "discriminatory" policies against foreign religious and humanitarian organisations.

US report slams India for religious discrimination; Hindu-American body raises question over its Pakistani-origin author
World

US report slams India for religious discrimination; Hindu-American body raises question over its Pakistani-origin author

The United States Commission for International Religious Freedom has put its credibility at stake by publishing a report critical of religious freedom in India by a Pakistan-origin author known for his anti-India stand and support to separatists, a top Hindu-American body has said.

Donald Trump administration planning fresh attack on religious freedom with controversial order
World

Donald Trump administration planning fresh attack on religious freedom with controversial order

The Trump administration is planning another controversial executive order which, if signed by the US President, will provide individuals and organisations the option to deny services, employment and other benefits to people based on religion, according to media reports. The draft order titled 'Establishing a Government-wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom' lays out many of the proposals that conservative Christians have been requesting for years, including legal protections for organisations that claim religious objections to providing a range of services, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Pakistan: No end in sight to terrorism, religious persecution indicates bad days ahead
World

Pakistan: No end in sight to terrorism, religious persecution indicates bad days ahead

In a bold and unambiguous move, the international community sans China, is turning its heat on Pakistan to shun its state-sponsored cross-border terrorism