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Swami, we condemn your insult to Mother Teresa!

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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‘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!

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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 […]

VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

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VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

The rise of so-called fringe groups whose sole agenda seems to harass the minorities is on the rise in Madhya Pradesh. Members of Matrushakti, a female wing of the VHP, and Bajrang Dal (responsible for the gruesome burning alive of the Australian national Graham Staines and his two small sons in Orissa(Odisha) a decade or […]

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

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Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Harassment of Christians grows more frequent in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. A Catholic nun and four girls accompanying her were on June 13 forced out of a train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, reports Matters India (14 June). Government Railway Police detained them at Satna station in the state after right […]

Pak Court awards Death for Facebook Post

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Pak Court awards Death for Facebook Post

ISLAMABAD : If you are a rationalist, and living in Pakistan, beware! A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, lawyers said Saturday (June 10), the first conviction on charges arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600km south of capital Islamabad, […]

Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

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Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India’s Government to appease its ultra conservative Hindu vote-base, is being seen by the nation’s meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses  ultra conservative Hindus do not agree with. Other critics argue the ban is an attempt to control what people eat, […]

‘We have been too tolerant even of intolerance!’

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‘We have been too tolerant even of intolerance!’

I begin on a self-indulgent note. “How is Amartya?” asked my uncle Shidhu (Jyotirmoy Sengupta) — cousin of my father — in a letter written from Burdwan Jail, on August 22 of 1934, before I was one. He complained about the name “Amartya”, given to me by Rabindranath Tagore, and argued that the great Tagore […]

Shillong filmmaker returns award

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Shillong filmmaker returns award

Shillong-based filmmaker Tarun Bhartiya has returned his national award, ‘the Rajat Kamal’, in solidarity with other authors and filmmakers who are protesting the growing intolerance in the country. The state is rapidly becoming a ‘Hindutva Reich’ he asserted. Bhartiya, writing to President Pranab Mukherjee, explained why he’s decided to return the national award for best […]

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