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US announces grant of $500k to NGO to promote religious freedom in India
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US announces grant of $500k to NGO to promote religious freedo...

The funding comes after a 2016 report found an increase in violent incidents by cow vigilantes mostly against Muslims in India and authorities often ‘failed’ to prosecute them.  'US religious freedom report shows no understanding of India' IMAGE: THE NGOs applying for the grant should come out with proposals to develop and implement early warning systems to mitigate large-scale violence and also have proposals to educate civil society and journalists about legal ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago

Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) An international index for press freedom has placed Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists along with the Philippines and Bangladesh, the media reported on Friday. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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What does the government have against Nude and S Durga?

Every time a filmmaker wishes to explore history or religion on his or her terms, self-appointed experts and limelight-seeking zealots swoop in to protest. Extreme prejudices are formed without even seeing the final product, triggering a disturbingly destructive impulse, feels Sukanya Verma. IMAGE: A scene from S Durga There’s an air of unrest surrounding the Indian movie industry these days. The Sri Rajput Karni Sena is hell-bent on stalling Padmavati’s release since Sanjay Leela ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

No 'Love Jihad': Hadiya and the Freedom to Marry in Kerala

A 24 year old, now named Hadiya is the latest to be the centre of attention on the topic of ‘love jihad’. Formerly Akhila, she converted to Islam after being introduced to the religion through two of her friends. The only child of parents K.M. Ashokan and ...
 Sify3 weeks ago

Human Rights Focus Pakistan condemns brutalities against religious minorities

[Pakistan], September 23 (ANI):Human Rights Focus Pakistan (HRFP) in collaboration with Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) and CRMP held demonstration after Press conference to highlight the problems faced by the religious minorities in Pakistan due to ...
 Sify2 months ago Indian institutions can meet human rights challenges: US  Business Standard2 months ago

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

"Islamophobic" terms used by Chinese internet users to stigmatise Muslims have been blocked by authorities to prevent bias against Islam, official media reported today. China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago

Seculars too have feelings: Javed Akhtar criticises ‘easily offended’ religious groups

Criticising extremist religious groups, noted lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday stated that even secular and nationalists have feelings. "People often say that a statement has hurt religious sentiment. However, secular and nationalists have feelings," said ...
 DNA2 months ago
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Why the Jagtar Johal arrest is continuing to hog international limelight

The arrest of 30-year-old Jagtar Singh Johal, a British national of Punjabi ethnicity, in the cases pertaining to killings of persons affiliated to various religious outfits in Punjab is all set to snowball into a major international issue. Johal's arrest has ...
 catchnews.com14 hours ago
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'Baloch women, children abduction part of Pak's campaign of enforced-disappearances'

Pro-freedom Baloch leader and head of Free Balochistan Movement (FBM), Hyrbyair Marri on Wednesday, in a statement, said the recent abduction of women and children from different areas of Balochistan was part of Pakistan's ongoing campaign of ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago Baloch delegates urge Canadian Govt. to help stop genocide in Balochistan  Sify5 days ago WBWF leader calls upon India to step forward against Baloch genocide  catchnews.com1 week ago

Freedom Files: Luring the wolf with the hen

People don't change, times do for the past holds no sway over the future. This could not be truer for Indian Princes who were caught in a time warp. Chewing their States virtually down to the bone with their excesses and utter disregard for the democratic ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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