Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Religious leaders shouldn’t spread hate, says Burmese Monk

Mandalay, Burma: Religious leaders, monks and priests have a duty to spread goodwill and not hate, says a Buddhist monk in Burma (Myanmar), even as another ‘ firebrand’ monk named U Wirathu is known for his open encouragement of anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, a Buddhist monk from Mandalay […]

I am a human not an alien

I am a human not an alien

Sir, I remember I was in my school playing with friends then one of my classmates called me hey! Chinese. I responded with a smile as I felt happy being called so but soon it became uneasy to listen to it again. I had never thought that this is going to continue till today. Born […]

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

Hostility and communal violence will shatter economy

The first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, observed on Thursday, aims at turning the spotlight on increased hostility against religious minorities. In our own Indian terminology, it is the UN day against communal violence. Interestingly, the government in the land of Gandhi and Ahimsa, didn’t issue […]

Communal Amity is good for boosting GDP

Communal Amity is good for boosting GDP

According to a report published by the NGO ADF, religion related violence in India cost the nation approximately 80 lakh crore rupees, that’s about 9 % of the GDP. No doubt, the government of India ‘rejected’ the International Religious Freedom report released by the United States that stated that religious intolerance was on the rise […]

Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

Ireland bars Baptist ‘Pastor of Hate’

A controversial homophobic US preacher has become the first person to be banned from Ireland under a 20-year-old power. Steven Anderson, a pastor from Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist church and openly expresses anti-gay and anti-Semitic views. Pastor Steven Anderson, who is based in Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church which says that […]

Ugly face of Intolerance: Roughed up for taking Oath in Urdu

Ugly face of  Intolerance: Roughed up for taking Oath in Urdu

Aligarh (UP), Dec 13: Unpleasant scenes marred the swearing-in of newly-elected members of the Aligarh Municipal Corporation after BJP corporators  created a ruckus when the lone BSP corporator, Musharraf Husain, insisted on taking the oath in Urdu, says a PTI report. Husain was roughed up by the BJP rowdies. Some district officials intervened and managed […]

Swami, we condemn your insult to Mother Teresa!

Swami, we condemn your insult to Mother Teresa!

Debate on one Controversy leads to many  Allegations on Saint Teresa by Swami Paripoornananda Anthoniraj Thumma In a televised debate conducted by a Telugu Channel based in Hyderabad on September 22, 2017 Swami Paripoornananda Saraswathi, Head of Sreepeetham at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, and Initiator and Advisor of Bhaarat Today TV Channel, levelled some false allegations and […]

India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

India Govt stung by UN remarks on ‘intolerance’

Stung by  the UN’s Human Rights Council criticism on the issues of cow vigilante violence, Kashmir and Rohingya refugees, India  accused the High Commissioner Zeid Raad Al Hussein of passing “tendentious judgements made on the basis of selective and even inaccurate reports”. The UN statement was made on September 11. “India is proud of its […]

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting Jesus Cartoons

Russia Convicts Man For Reposting  Jesus Cartoons

From denial of Religion to  intolerance in the name of Religion: Russia, formerly communist swings towards being more orthodox by the day! Russia has already convicted a blogger for videos mocking religion, including one showing him playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox church. Now it’s convicted another Internet user for reposting satirical cartoons about Jesus […]

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

The BJP and RSS affiliated organisations are sowing discord among the Adivasis (Tribal people) in Jharkhand, with the aim of disenfranchising and isolating tribal Christians, say political observers, based on media reports coming from the region. Others accuse the BJP and its affiliated groups of appropriating the 9 million non-Christian tribal people, aiming to pitch […]

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

Bombay (Mumbai): The ‘selective outrage’ theme being spread by the RSS and right wingers has been rightly answered by Veteran actress Shabana Azmi. She stated that she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not ‘selective’. The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after […]

Thousands say : Not in My Name!

Thousands say : Not in My Name!

Thousands of people have turned out in protests across India against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs that accuse them of killing cows or eating beef (June 28). In some places,  protesters read poems penned by Mahatma Gandhi and the posters spoke out that the mob lynchings are examples of “false nationalism.” Waving […]