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KASGANJ (INDIA) — Mr Rahul Upadhyay, a wiry journalist with a shock of black hair, was at home when he received news of his death. ... remembered the encounter differently, describing a “big mob” of Hindus who demanded that the Muslims move the chairs before boiling the argument down to religion.
Her fascination with India began with her interest in meditation but upon arriving in India, she was shocked to find that mediation is not that popular here. "Spirituality is very important for happiness and it could be in any form - God, religion or nature. I was shocked to see that meditation is not so popular in ...

"I am going on the invitation of Priest Sankaracharya and will be engaged in various religious activities and discuss on Hinduism," Shah said, adding that the discussions would consist of making Hinduism fit to modern times by simplifying the religion." "Hinduism is a custom and is in our roots. The leaves of ...
An Indian Army officer's anecdote about secularism is going viral on social media for all the good reasons. Colonel Saurabh Singh Shekhawat, India's most decorated officer, says that everyone in the army lives as a “pluralistic secular society” and “act like a unit” irrespective of their caste and religion in the ...
There is growing violence against religious minorities, especially Muslims. Several top BJP personnel have repeatedly described Muslims as non-Indian along with making the Hindu religion central to Indian identity. Portraying and treating Muslims as the “other” in India is quite an old ploy and forms the ...
Mangaluru: Chase away those politicians who seek votes in the name of religion and Gods during the election campaign, said Dinesh Amin Mattu, media advisor to chief minister Siddaramaiah. Mattu was speaking after participating in 'Souhardathegagi Karnataka', a human chain campaign for harmony ...

In the name of love jihad, cow vigilantism and in Hindu-Muslim riots. They are being targeted," said Islam. Rajnath Singh said that as Home Minister, he wanted to "assure every Indian that he is secure." "I want to appeal to the people to give up the politics of religion, caste, majority and minority and (we) ...
Police in northern India have arrested 112 people following violence after a teenage boy died in clashes between two groups, amid anniversary celebrations of the day India became a republic. The incident occurred in the Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh state, where two religious groups hurled stones at ...
Police in northern India have arrested 112 people following violence after a teenage boy died in clashes between two groups, amid anniversary celebrations of the day India became a republic. The incident occurred in the Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh state, where two religious groups hurled stones at ...
Absolutely. In this country every religion should have a level playing field. When Muslim community is not unhappy with this decision (removal of subsidy for Haj) then why should any community have any privilege? To help Haj pilgrims, should government end Air India's monopoly on transporting pilgrims ...
However, many believe that converts are enticed to change religion in exchange for money or material benefits. “If funds come for charitable work it is a good thing but not if it is meant to promote religious conversion. It is not right to attempt to buy the faith of Indians with money,” says Hussain. According to ...
(New York, January 18, 2018) – The Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities during 2017, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing its World Report 2018. Many senior leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) publicly ...
From the Mahabharata and other Indian scriptures, translated in Hebrew, to courses on Indian religion in Israeli universities, the Israelis are increasingly learning more about ... As a part of the Israeli-Indian joint study programme, religious study is one of the major programmes going on in Israeli universities.
Government of India on Monday stated that the issue of exploitation of Indian caregivers working in Israel has been taken up with the visiting side. ... "There is no stoppage or ban to any religious pilgrimage. A large number of Indians who go to Israel, is for the purpose of religious pilgrimage," he said.
Their efforts have helped an Oriental Catholic Church in India launch a special ministry to hundreds of hearing impaired people. The two are among 40 similarly trained Catholic women religious who assist the Syro-Malabar Church in its new ministry of using sign language in church services, including ...
The accused, Shukra Rai, Indra Bahadur Tamad, and Mekh Bahadur, were reported to have come to Shahjahanpur city with the goal of distributing religious Christian literature among the locals. They had even rented a house in the Town Hall area, indicating that they had plans to stay for an extended ...
And now, according to a new book out in India, Muslim children are increasingly being targeted in posh schools for their religious identity because of the growing Islamophobia in India and across ... Being bullied on account of one's religion in schools is not limited to India, it's happening across the world.

As the BJP government has focused on Hindu nationalism, India's religious minorities, including millions of Muslims, have faced assaults and threats as members of the ruling party have harped on their "foreignness". BJP-ruled states, such as Uttar Pradesh, have made singing the national anthem ...
In his first address to NRIs outside India after taking over as Congress president, Gandhi assured the NRI community here that he would give a “new shining Congress party” in the next six months—hinting that there will be dramatic changes in the organisation—in which the people will believe in and trust.
In recent years, India has witnessed Hindu-Muslim tensions over what has come to be known as "love jihad". The term has been popularised by radical Hindu fringe groups, who accuse Muslim men of participating in a "conspiracy to turn Hindu women from their religion by seducing them". If you are feeling ...
"I am again making it amply clear before the Sikh community that Sikhs, with their separate identity, like other religions, are a recognised Indian religion and Sangh has full faith and reverence for Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Gurbani. Sangh has always been a contributor in the worldwide propagation of ...
“Those who divided the society in the name of caste and religion will now be exposed,” he said. He alleged that funds were wasted because of the wrong policies of the previous governments. “Those indulging in corruption and crime will be behind the bars...New employment opportunities will be created ...
WASHINGTON: The US has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations" of religious freedom, the State Department said. ... "Too many places around the globe, people continue to be persecuted, unjustly prosecuted, or imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief," ...
The government in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has cut the number of discretionary holidays around Muslim festivals in religious schools, while making it compulsory for them to remain closed on some festivals of other faiths. Previously, Muslim institutions in the state were only required to ...
(AP) — The Magh Mela is an annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims in Allahabad, India, on the banks of the Triveni Sangam — the confluence of three rivers considered holy by Hindus: the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims make the journey over the 45-day period of ...
26 (Xinhua) -- The Christian community across India Monday held celebrated Christmas festival with religious fervor and gaiety. The prayers were held at churches across almost all the main cites and major towns in India. Community ... Christianity is considered to be the world's largest religion. In India ...
“The poison of polarization has now made Christians also a target,” said Madhu Chandra, the administrator of the All India Christian Council, a national alliance that works for religious freedom and the rights of marginalized people. Earlier this month, members of a militant Hindu group allegedly beat up a ...
Police have frozen the bank account of the wife of a man arrested for an alleged religious killing in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. ... been popularised by radical Hindu fringe groups, who accuse Muslim men of participating in a conspiracy to turn Hindu women from their religion by seducing them.
New Delhi: Not many know that serving officers of the Indian Armed Forces are not authorised to comment on religious or political matters- a mandate, India's gallant men in uniform follow till they hang their boots. But when an Indian Army officer was recently caught on camera talking about 'religion', his ...
KASGANJ, India — Rahul Upadhyay, a wiry journalist with a shock of black hair, was at home when he received news of his death. ... remembered the encounter differently, describing a “big mob” of Hindus who demanded that the Muslims move the chairs before boiling the argument down to religion.
Ashutosh Pandey is a 22-year-old student who admits he is not comfortable talking to people who belong to other religions. “This is because of you, India. This is because you've told me that Hindus and Muslims can't be one,” says the student. “All religions are one. It's time to change, India. Let's not ...
Religion is a personal matter and one must not mobilise or create groups of individuals along religious lines, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said here on Wednesday. He was speaking at the second edition of the National Teachers' Congress at MIT College, where he talked about India's potential to ...
As a society, India must admit that religious extremism and hatred are deeply entrenched in its sociocultural body politic. On December 6, 2017, a Muslim migrant laborer, Mohammed Afrazul, was hacked to death and set on fire by an unemployed Hindu fanatic Shambhu Lal Regar in a small, sleepy Indian ...
India is a secular country where religion still occupies centre-stage. It is often said that the political structure of secularism is irrelevant and out ...
Chennai: Loyola College will organise a two-day national conference on 'Religion and Civil Society: Challenges and Responses' on Tuesday ...
The last papal visit to India was by Pope John Paul II in 1999. Christians - overwhelmingly Catholic - are the third-largest religious group in ...
NEW DELHI: The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Sunday said that ... must follow and practice constitutional religion to strengthen rule of ...
So much so that there are fears that the film may never see the light of the day with some leaders of India's governing party and right-wing ...
Indira Gandhi "fought for secularism, against all those forces seeking to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and caste", Congress ...
An Indian social worker says she was denied a job at an orphanage based in the ... worn by many Muslim women who feel it is part of their religion. ... he would not allow any kind of religious activities inside the orphanage.
With the mosque's destruction, they also delivered secular India its ... the use of religion for political gains and the conscious alienation of ...
The US has said it wants to "increase societal tolerance" and reduce "religiously- motivated violence" and discrimination in India with the nearly ...
Haryana police will file an FIR against a group of people who allegedly stripped a boy in public in Rewari in October, The Indian Express ...
Haryana youth stripped to confirm religion, police to lodge FIR ... She said no one came to their rescue and the group said they belonged to a religious outfit. Rewari SP Sangeeta Kalia told The Indian Express they would ...
BHOPAL: A five-day special puja and havans will be organized at the Ayyappa temple, Berkheda from November 9. The pujas will be held ...
Voters of Gujarat count caste and religion of a candidate as the most ... Describing it as India's largest ever such survey, its purpose being to ...
Madrasas in India came with the advent of Muslim rule in the subcontinent and were central to the eco-cultural life of the Muslim society and ...
“If instilling fear in the name of religion..culture..morality is not ... plans to join politics, stated that right-wing Hindu terror is now a reality in India.
The First Round of Religious Dialogues between Islam and Hinduism was recently held at the International Centre of India in New Delhi.
Of late it hasn't been easy to use the words 'Congress' and 'optimism' in the same breath, but this may be changing. As the countdown to the ...


 

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